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Panetta Institute Lecture Series

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Who: Up to 20 Monterey Institute students (RSVP TODAY!!!)
What: 13th Annual Panetta Institute Lecture Series
When: Monday, March 1, 2010 (12:15pm registration, speaker/discussion 1:00-4:00pm)
Where: University Center, CSUMB

The Panetta Institute for Public Policy is pleased to announce the 13th annual Panetta Institute Lecture Series.  This year’s theme is The Second Decade (2010-2020): What’s Next for America? Featured speakers include Al Gore, Jeb Bush, James Carville, Harvey Pitt, Robert Reich, James Rubin, and Frances Townsend.

On Monday, March 1, 2010, up to 20 students from the Monterey Institute are welcome to join an afternoon workshop and discussion with speakers from the lecture series.  Harvey Pitt, former chairman, US Securities and Exchange Commission, and Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor will discuss Our Economy: How Can Recession Become Recovery?  Students will be encouraged to develop questions and comments for interactive dialogue with the speakers.

In addition, a selected number of students from the afternoon workshop will be invited to attend the televised evening lecture (moderated by Ron Insana, senior analyst and commentator, CNBC) to represent the Monterey Institute.  These students must have their own transportation, and will be hosted for dinner at a local restaurant prior to the evening lecture.  The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Monterey Conference Center in the Steinbeck Forum.

If interested in the afternoon workshop, please RSVP directly to Nina Dutra by Monday, February 22nd:

Students interested in attending ONLY the evening lecture will have to purchase a standby ticket directly from the Panetta Institute.  To purchase tickets, please call (831) 582-4200 or send an email to

For further information on the lecture series, please view the attached press release:

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