Past Speakers - 2012

December 2012 Programs

December 3   Gunn Chamber Singers, William Liberatore, Director
December 10   New Member/Longtime Member Talks, Speakers TBA
December 17   West Bay Opera
December 24   Dark, No Meeting, Actually Sparkling and Bright with Holiday Cheer
December 31   Dark, No Meeting, Actually Sparkling and Bright with New Year Celebrations, Happy New Year!

November 2012 Programs

November 5  

Joe Hamilton, District Governor, State of The District

November 12  

Steve Levy, California Economy/Post Election Analysis

November 19  

Bob Kieve, Speechwriter for President Eisenhower

November 26  

Wiley Hausam, Executive Director, Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall


October 2012 Programs

October 1  

Proposition 30 Pros and Cons, Governor Brown's Income and Sales Tax Initiative, Speakers: Don Dawson,Board Member with the California Teachers Association (CTA), will be representing the Yes on 30 campaign, and David Wolfe, Legislative Director, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, will be representing No on 30 campaign.

October 8  

Walt Hays, Rotary World Community Service

October 15


Jeff Rosen, District Attorney, Justice in Motion. My first two years as D

October 22


Robert Walker, From 6 Billion to 7 Billion How Population Growth is Changing and Challenging our World; and Ryan Gawn, Title TBA

October 29


Sam Stewart, Stanford Knight Fellow, Image Forensics and the Media


September 2012 Programs

September 3


Dark, Labor Day

September 10


Hal Mickelson, Palo Alto Rotary Club Assembly

September 17


New Member Talks, Ramona Ambrozic, Jon Stoumen, and Brian Schmidt

September 24


Bill Johnson, Palo Alto Weekly, "As newspapers die, what becomes of journalism & democracy?"


August 2012 Programs

August 6


Radha Basu, Frugal Innovation

August 13


Sgt. James Reifschneider, Fraud & Identity Theft: How You Can Protect Yourself

August 20


Phil Taubman, Nuclear Hotspots/Nuclear Abolition

August 27


Amir Dan Rubin,Stanford Hospital President and CEO


July 2012 Programs

July 2


Dark, Independence Day Observed

July 9


Yiawey Yeh, Palo Alto Mayor, State of the City

July 16


Rick Lanman, Historical Ecology of our Watersheds

July 23


New Member Talks

July 30


Lou Thompson, High Speed Rail: What's Next for California and the Peninsula?


June 2012 Programs

June 4   Becca Van Dyck, Marketing American-born Global Brands: Nike, Apple, Levi-Strauss, and Facebook
June 11   Peter Carpenter, The Saga of Public Employee Pay Pensions—The Next Chapter
June 18   Bill Coleman, Cyber Security
June 25   Dark for Lunch Meeting, Evening Debunking, Stay tuned for tantalizing details

May 2012 Programs

May 7   Jan Kozak, Ambassadorial Scholar, Academic and skilled Migration between the US and Germany: Causes and Consequences
May 14   Robert Negrin, Stem Cell Issues / Ethical Complexities (Update)
May 21  

Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya, Curator of Russian Porcelain and Ceramics, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg:The Story of Russian Porcelain

May 28   Dark, Memorial Day

April 2012 Programs

April 2   Kory Russel, Building Capacity for Improved Access to Water
Apri 9   Ben Hu, Why China's Domestic Policy Matters to the Rest of the World
April 16    
April 22   Paul Wise, M.D., Saving Babies in Mayan Villages: Making Philanthropy Work in the Real World
April 30   Ron Sekkel, 90th Birthday of Palo Alto Rotary

March 2012 Programs

March 5   Victor Gauthier, The New Bay Bridge
March 12   Axel Merk, European Contagion - Global Dynamics Unplugged
March 19  

New Members/Longtime Member Talks - Mike Baird, Mary Qian/Bob Smithwick

March 26   Kent Drescher, Assisting PTSD Vets Transitioning to Civilian Life

February 2012 Programs

February 6   Eugene Cordero, Food and Climate Connections
February 13   Philip Pizzo, Dean Stanford School of Medicine
February 20   Anna Eshoo, Legislative Update from Washington
February 27   Isa Stenzel-Byrnes, The Power of Two

January 2012 Programs

January 2   Dark, No Meeting Happy New Year!
January 9   Paul Eshoo, Ecotourism in Laos
January 16   Errol Wirasinghe, Why we make sub-optimal decisions, and how to do better
January 23   Jackie Boor, The President's Helicopter Pilots
January 30   John Perry, Self Deception and other odd features of the human condition