Local Programs

The final event in the 2015 Leon Panetta Lecture series focuses on the topic Cyber.  Secretary Leon Panetta moderates a discussion with Keith Alexander, former commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency; Renee James, president of Intel; and Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  This event took place Monday, June 1st in Monterey and aired live on 90.3 KAZU.

The third event in the 2015 Leon Panetta Lecture Series focuses on the Economy with Michael Boskin, former chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers; Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor; Christina Romer, former chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers; and Alan Simpson, former U.S. Senator (WY) and co-chair of the Simpson-Bowles Commission.  Secretary Panetta moderates the event which took place on Monday, May 11th in Monterey.

University of Denver

The Carmel Public Library Foundation and KAZU welcomed Ambassador Christopher Hill to the Sunset Center in Carmel on Wednesday, April 8th in a benefit event for the Library Foundation.  KAZU's Krista Almanzan moderated the Q&A portion of the event.

Christopher Hill is a four time Ambassador whose last post was in Iraq.  He is the bestselling author of the recently published book Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy.  

Hill is currently Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Race Relations with Ben Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP; Ray Kelly, former commissioner of the New York City Police Department; and Ken Salazar, former attorney general for Colorado and U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  Secretary Leon Panetta serves as the moderator of this discussion.  This event took place on Monday, April 20th.

The first event in the 2015 Leon Panetta Lecture Series focuses on the topic of energy and features Carol Browner, former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy; Steven Chu, former Secretary of Energy; Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator (WV); and T. Boone Pickens, chairman of BP Capital Management.  Secretary Leon E. Panetta serves as moderator.  This event took place on Monday, March 23rd in Monterey.

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