Upcoming Event

Leon Panetta

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Thu, Oct 16 2014 - 6:30pm

Leon Panetta, Former Director, CIA; Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Author, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, President & CEO of The Commonwealth Club – Moderator

Leon Panetta has had two distinct and consequential careers as an American public servant. His first lasted 35 years and culminated in his role as President Clinton’s budget director and White House chief of staff. He stepped back from his public life to establish the Panetta Institute with his wife, Sylvia. In 2009 he again stepped into the role of CIA director, eventually leading the campaign to kill Osama Bin Laden. Following that victory, Panetta became the U.S. secretary of defense, inheriting two troubled wars in a time of austerity and painful choices.

In his new book, Worthy Fights, Panetta is frank about the current state of affairs. Suffused with its author’s stubborn common sense, the book is an epic American success story, a great political memoir, and a revelatory view onto many of the great figures and events of our time.

Location: Cyril Magnin Ballroom, Parc 55 Hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco
Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
Cost: $30 non-members, $15 members, $10 students (with valid ID); Premium (includes priority seating and a copy of book): $75 non-members, $65 members
Also know: Good Lit event underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation


Leon Panetta

Thu, Oct 16 2014 - 6:30pm