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Leon Panetta Lecture Series line-up for 2022

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Leon Panetta
Panetta Institute

The 25th annual Leon Panetta Lecture Series will focus on this theme — The 2022 Midterm Elections and the Future of our Democracy. 

Secretary Panetta will discuss the current challenges facing our democracy in this midterm election year with some of our nation’s most eminent recent leaders. More than a year after the historic 2020 election and the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, America is once again at a crossroads with the fate of our nation to be determined by the voters.

Monday, February 28 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Who Will Win – Democrats, Republicans, Truth or Fear? with James Carville, Democratic Strategist and Political Contributor for CNN; and Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy (2005-2007) and Political Advisor to President George W. Bush.

Monday, March 14 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Who Will Lead The World in the Fight Between Democracy and Autocracy? with Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State (2009-2012); and David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2010-2016).

Monday, April 11 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Who Will Deal with the Challenges in the Economy – Inflation, Inequality and the Debt? with Jason Furman, Chair, Council of Economic Advisors (2013-2017); and William Dudley, President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York (2009-2018).

Monday, May 2 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Who Will Vote and Will Every Vote Count? Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Senator (R) New Hampshire (2011-2017); Bill Bradley, U.S. Senator (D) New Jersey (1979-1997); and David Gergen, Presidential Advisor and Senior Political Analyst for CNN.

The 2022 season of the Leon Panetta Lecture Series will be presented online, in webinars, due to the COVID-19 virus. Season subscriptions are $400 and individual programs cost $100. Call the Panetta Institute at 831-582-4200 to purchase.

After the final program, all recorded lectures will be available for viewing on the Panetta Institute website.

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