Fall 2013

September 17 Maria Echaveste, Co-Founder of the Neuva Vista Group, San Francisco; former Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton

Growing Hispanic Influence? What Happens to Immigration Reform?

October 1 Dr. Michael Kirst, Ph.D, President of the California State Board of Education; also served from 1977-81; Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration, Stanford University 

State Policy to Implement Common Core Standards in Education: It Changes Almost Everything

October 15 Philip Yun, J.D., Executive Director and COO, Ploughshares Fund, San Francisco; former Pantech Scholar in Korean Studies at the Walter Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

The North Korea Problem

November 5 Francine Segan, Food Historian, author of seven cookbooks including the latest, Pasta Modern, to be released in October 2013; frequent guest on television’s Food Network

Dolci: Italy’s Sweets

November 19 Bill Coleman,Chairman and CEO, Resilient Network Sytems; Partner, Alsop Louie Partners; a director of Business Executives for National Security; Trustee of Santa Clara University; previously was Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Cassatt, Inc. and Founder, Chairman, and CEO of BEA Systems

The Challenges of Cyber Security: National and Personal

December 3 Alan Hess, Architect, Historian; Architecture Critic for the San Jose Mercury News; author of 19 Books on modern architecture and urbanism in the mid-twentieth century; His latest book on Frank Lloyd Wright was published in October 2012

Historic Sprawl: A History of California Suburbia

January 21 Jill Carroll, Ph.D., Author, former Director of the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University; Founding Director of the Amazing Faith Project

The Challenges of Religious Tolerance

Lecture dates for the Morning Forum Winter/Spring 2014 series are:

February 4,18; March 4,18; April 1, 15; May 6,20; and June 3.