Local Programs

The 2017 Leon Panetta Lecture Series focuses on the Trump Presidency and the Future of America. The first event of the series addresses the Affordable Care Act featuring Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana (2008-2016) and candidate for president (2016); and Chris Jennings, Deputy Assistant to the president for health policy (2013-2014) and Senior Health Advisor to the president (1994-2001).  Secretary Leon E. Panetta moderates.

Cheriss May, Ndemay Media Group

This fall President Barack Obama honored Luis Valdez with the National Medal of Arts.  The playwright is a the founder of El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista.  He was also a founding professor at CSUMB.  CSUMB President Eduardo Ochoa welcomed Valdez back on campus for an event on November 22nd at the World Theater.

The third forum of the Leon Panetta Lecture Series focuses on Gridlock, Partisanship and Executive Action.  

Krista Almanzan

The second forum in the 2016 Leon Panetta Lecture series takes place Monday, April 18th and airs live on 90.3 KAZU.   The theme for this year's series is "An America in Renaissance or Decline".  Tuesday's topic is "Jobs, Debt and Taxes".  

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The CSU Monterey Bay President's Speaker Series provides a forum for thoughtful and provocative discussions that can impact thought and action on issues important to our community and our nation.

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