Fall 2011

September 20 Anne Thompson, NBC Environmental Affairs Correspondent

From 9/11 to Environmental Disasters: Our World at Risk

October 4 Abbas Milani, Ph.D., Director of Iranian Studies, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Democracy in Iran: Prospects and Problems

October 18 Seth Shostak, PhD, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute

When Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life?

November 1 Elliot Krane M.D., Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine; Director of Pain Medicine at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Pain: A Symptom, A Disease, A Misery

November 15 Charles Bamforth, PhD., Professor of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

Grape Versus Grain

December 6 Olivier Bernier, Historian, Lecturer, Author

Palaces of the Gods: the Glory of South India

Note: Ten o’ clock  Morning Forum Business Meeting

January 3 Alexander Field, PhD., Michel and Mary Orradre Professor of Economics, Santa Clara University

A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth

January 17 Gerald F. Uelmen, J.D., Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law

Proposals to Put California’s Death Penalty Law on the Ballot for November, 2012