Exciting news from MCAET! “The Commonwealth Club” lecture series is coming to MCAET beginning October 6th!
The mission of the Commonwealth Club of California is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation. Beginning October 6th, MCAET proudly adds lectures from The Commonwealth Club, featuring a lineup of nationally renown speakers from chefs to authors, from mayors to Presidents.
Watch “Commonwealth Club” on MCAET.ORG/LIVE
There will be a new lecture each and every week. Here is the speaker schedule for October:
October 6th & 7th: Ralph Nader
Nader draws on a half century of his own experience working with the grassroots and Congress and tells of many surprising victories that have united progressive and conservative forces. Far from espousing compromises that meet halfway, Nader argues that citizens of different political labels must join in the struggle against the corporate state, because if left unchecked, that corporate state will ruin the republic, shred the Constitution, and stampede over the rights of the American people.
October 13th & 14th: Governor Rick Perry
Texas Governor Rick Perry believes his state is leading the way for America in creating energy independence by producing crude oil and electricity in many forms, including natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, bio-fuel and hydroelectric generation. In a recent letter to President Obama, Governor Perry wrote that the current federal policies will “incapacitate — and possibly eliminate — critical sources of energy while stifling job creation and threatening American energy policy.” Governor Perry has been in public office for over two decades, including 14 years as governor. He served in the US. Air Force and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. He will discuss energy and his ideas on other political issues of the day, including his experiences as a Republican candidate on the 2012 presidential campaign trail and his view of the road ahead.
October 20th & 21st: Mayor Ed Lee
San Francisco is a thriving, diverse, dynamic city of great neighborhoods, but also one that is a global hub for innovation and new economy industries. Mayor Lee’s focus has been on job creation, creating and sustaining a broad-based economic recovery and making the City more affordable for working families while making City government more responsive, efficient and accountable through innovation and technology. What’s next for San Francisco?
October 27th & 28th: Tim Draper
Draper has submitted an initiative to the state’s attorney general in the form of a ballot proposition proposal called Six Californias, which he hopes to get on the November ballot. The proposal calls for the creation of new states, such as Silicon Valley and West California, which would be anchored by the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Orange County and San Diego would be part of the new state of South California. To the north, remaining counties would be divided into regions called Central California, North California and Jefferson.