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Past Event

Radio Program: Nancy Pelosi and John Brennan

This radio program from The Commonwealth Club draws on two separate events: "A Conversation with Speaker Nancy Pelosi" and "John Brennan: Inside the CIA and the Fight for Intelligence."

As the United States grapples with COVID and an economy in crisis, and with President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris about to take office, here's a special opportunity to hear from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the direction of the country, plans for the new Congress and the possibilities for breaking gridlock in Washington and the country in general. What does the future hold for a stimulus package, policing and race relations, health care, and the environment? What will America look like one year from now?

Brennan describes his life from a young CIA recruit to the crucial moments that have shaped American history, including the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the assassination of Osama bin Laden, and the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He demystifies the inner workings of the CIA and highlights the selfless work of the people involved in national security. Brennan offers a rare and insightful look at the concealed world of national security, the intelligence profession and Washington’s chaotic political environment. He also offers a portrait of a man striving for integrity—for himself, for the CIA and for his country.

November 29, 2020

United States

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Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Representative, California's 12th District (D-San Francisco)
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Dr. Gloria Duffy
President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California
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John Brennan
Former Director, CIA; Author, Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, at Home and Abroad; Twitter @JohnBrennan
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In Conversation with Ellen Nakashima
National Security Reporter, The Washington Post

This radio program features portions of two programs recorded separately.