Winter/Spring 2024


February 6 Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

Policy Landscape for America’s Banks

February 20 Philip Taubman, Lecturer, Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation; author; 30-year career with the New York Times

How George Shultz Ended the Cold War

March 5 Caroline Winterer, Department Chair, professor of history at Stanford University

When Weather Changed the Course of History

March 19 Dave Barry, Longtime syndicated humor columnist for the Miami Herald; author; Pulitzer Prize winner; guitarist in an all-author rock band

A Morning with Dave Barry

April 2 Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; author; New York Times staff writer

Rising out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

April 16 Sarah Parcak, Archaeologist; Egyptologist; professor of anthropology, University of Alabama; uses satellite imagery to identify potential archaeological sites

Tales from the “Indiana Jones” of Space

May 7 Roberto d’Alimonte, Dean, professor of political schience, Luiss-Guido Carli University in Rome; journalist, commentator on American/European politics

Is It Still the American Century?

May 21 Kirk O. Hanson, Seminal thinker in the field of business ethics; professor, Stanford University and Santa Clara University; Executive Director Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

The Ethics of Artificial  Intelligence

June 4 Richard Kogan, Practicing concert pianist  and psychiatrist

Ragtime:  The Mind and Music of Scott Joplin