This week at The Commonwealth Club of California:
TUESDAY: Edward J. Larson (100th Anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott Reaching the South Pole)
WEDNESDAY: Bishop Robert McElroy (Catholicism, Conscience, and American Politics); Majka Burhardt (Coffee Story Ethiopia -- A Food Crop. A Nation. Its New Future); Dylan Ratigan.
THURSDAY: San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour; Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel (this event is sold out).
FRIDAY: Christina Romer & Michael Boskin (Bank of America/Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast).
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Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, president and CEO of The Commonwealth Club of California, is scheduled to be on KCBS News Radio 740 AM at 4:30 p.m. today offering her take on Iran’s nuclear situation. From 1993-1995, Duffy was U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Special Coordinator for Cooperative Threat Reduction. In this role, she negotiated agreements with the former Soviet countries to dismantle their weapons of mass destruction, and she coordinated U.S. assistance to these countries to meet those goals. She was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service in 1995.
Hearst Newspaper Editor-at-Large is no longer the title for Phil Bronstein, who announced his exit from the Hearst company, leaving the paper he once edited and where he built up a distinguished and occasionally controversial career.
Bronstein, a frequent presence on Commonwealth Club stages as a moderator, will now focus on the non-profit Center for Investigative Journalism, which is based in nearby Berkeley. "I learned a hell of a lot in the last few years going out for Hearst, and talking to and meeting and getting to know people involved in these [journalism] experiments," Bronstein told SFGate. "It's really vital to continue the nonprofit experiment side."