Leon Panetta Lecture Series

Heath Johnston

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The Panetta Institute for Public Policy

The fourth and final event of the 2020 Leon Panetta Lecture Series, A Planet on Borrowed Time, was held virtually on Monday, September 28. 

The Panetta Institute for Public Policy

The third event of the 2020 Leon Panetta Lecture Series, An Economy on Borrowed Money, was held virtually on Monday, September 21.

The Panetta Institute for Public Policy

The second event of the 2020 Leon Panetta Lecture Series, The Future of American Leadership in a Dangerous World, was held virtually on Monday, August 31. 

Doug McKnight

The Leon Panetta Lecture Series is back for its twenty-third year. Each spring, Secretary Leon Panetta moderates The Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s lecture series. The event brings national leaders, policy experts and journalists to the Monterey Peninsula.

This year's theme is Decision 2020: A Republic If We Can Keep It. 

2020 Leon Panetta Lecture Series Line-up

Jan 9, 2020
The Panetta Institute for Public Policy

The 2020 Leon Panetta Lecture Series will focus on this theme: Decision 2020 - A Republic If We Can Keep It. Some of the speakers joining former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta include John Kerry and Jim Mattis.

The 2019 Leon Panetta Lecture Series will tackle the topic: Checks and Balances - Will Our Democracy Survive? Some of the speakers joining former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta include John Kelly, Chris Christie and James Clapper. 

The 2018 Leon Panetta Lecture Series asks, Is the American Dream Alive and Well?  

Global Crisis and the American Dream – America First or America as a World Leader? with Michael McFaul, United States Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014); Michèle Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (2009-2012); and George Will, political columnist, television commentator and author.  Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta moderated. 

The 2018 Leon Panetta Lecture Series asks, Is the American Dream Alive and Well?  

The Economy and the American Dream – Impact of Debt, Growth, Immigration and Tax Cuts with Kelly Ayotte, United States Senator, New Hampshire (2011-2017); and Chris Dodd, United States Senator, Connecticut (1981-2011).  Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta moderated.

The 2018 Leon Panetta Lecture Series will tackle the topic: Is the American Dream Alive and Well?   The line-up includes the four following forums with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta moderating.

All will take place at the Monterey Conference Center and broadcast live on 90.3 KAZU.

The twentieth annual Leon Panetta Lecture Series, The Trump Presidency and the Future of America, concludes with a forum focusing on The World – Terrorism, Russia, China, Populism and Cyber

The third forum in the 2017 Leon Panetta Lecture Series focuses on Our Democracy: Parties, Politics and Governing


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