2016 Leon Panetta Lecture Series: War, Terrorism and Other Global Threats

 The first forum of the 2016 Leon Panetta Lecture Series focuses on the topic, "War, Terrorism and Other Global Threats". 

Secretary Leon Panetta moderates this discussion with guests Mike Rogers, former United States representative (R-MI) and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Wendy Sherman, former Department of State under secretary for political affairs and lead negotiator of the Iran nuclear agreement; and General Ray Odierno, former United States Army chief of staff and commander of United States forces in Iraq.

The forum took place Monday March 14th at the Sunset Cultural Center in Carmel.  It aired live on 90.3 KAZU and will be re-aired Sunday, March 20th at 9:00pm. 

The theme of this nineteenth annual Leon Panetta Lecture Series is "An America in Renaissance or Decline?  Challenges Facing a New President".  It includes the following forums, which will air live on 90.3 KAZU. 

Monday, April 18, 2016, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.:  "Jobs, Debt and Taxes" with Mitch Daniels, former director of the Office of Management and Budget for George W. Bush and governor of Indiana; Austan Goolsbee, former chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist for President Barack Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board; and Ron Insana, senior economic analyst and commentator at CNBC 

Monday, May 9, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: "Gridlock, Partisanship and Executive Action" with Mark Shields, political analyst for PBS NewsHour and columnist; Chris Matthews (invited), host of MSNBC’s Hardball and author; Gloria Borger, political columnist for U.S. News & World Report and senior political analyst at CNN; and J.C. Watts, former United States representative (OK-R). 

Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m:   "Changing Society, Technology and Media" with Ted Koppel, former anchor of ABC News’ Nightline; Howard Kurtz, host of FOX News’ Media Buzz and author; and Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour.