Local Programs

The second forum in the 2014 Leon Panetta Lecture Series will focus on Role of Government:  Depressions, Wars, Equality and Poverty.  Speaking with Secretary Leon Panetta on the topic will be Barney Frank, former United States representative and chairman of the House Committee on Financial Servcies and Alan Simpson, former United States senator and co-chair of the Simpson-Bowles Commission.   

The event took place Monday evening, April 28, at the Monterey Conference Center Steinbeck Forum at 7:00 p.m. and aired live on 90.3 KAZU.   

Jeff Edmondson is Managing Director of Strive Together,  a national initiative that brings together leaders from pre-kindergarten through higher education, business, community organizations, government, parents and others who are committed to helping children succeed from cradle to career.  A Cradle to Career Partnership has recently been established in Monterey County.

On April 9th he spoke at CSUMB's World Theater on the "Collective Impact: A New Way of Doing Business to Improve Educational Outcomes.    

David Kennedy is director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and former director of the Boston Gun Project. The Boston Gun Project's Operation Ceasefire was credited with sharply reducing the youth homicide rate in Boston. A self-taught criminologist, he has devoted his career to reducing gang- and drug-related violence.   He spoke at CSUMB's World Theater on Friday, March 28th, 2014.

CSUMB President’s Speaker Series presents Mary Jo Waits, Director, Economic, Human Services & Workforce Division of the National Governors Association.  On March 4th, Waits spoke on the topic of  "Leveraging Universities in Regional Economic Development".

Panetta Institute

With Nicholas Burns, former under secretary of state for political affairs, Michèle Flournoy, former under secretary of defense for policy, and Admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander, NATO and former commander of the United States European Command.  This forum took place on Monday, March 10th in Monterey.