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Leon Panetta 2014 Lecture Series


KUSP is proud to broadcast the Leon Panetta 2014 Lecture Series.

Click here to watch past  lectures.

The theme this year is ‘Learning the Lessons of History: Is the Past Prologue to the Future?’

The four announced lectures are:

War and Peace — 100 Years Since World War I
Speakers: Nicolas Burns, Michèle Flournoy, James Stavridis

Role of Government — Depressions, Wars, Equality and Poverty
Speakers: Barney Frank, Alan Simpson

Security Versus Freedom — Sedition to Internment to Surveillance
Speakers: Barton Gellman, Michael Morell, Robert Mueller

How Presidents Make Decisions — Leadership, Crisis, Politics and Trust
Speakers: David Axelrod, Erskine Bowles, Andrew Card, Jr., Kenneth Duberstein
More details on the lectures available here.

Gun Control: The Second Amendment – Are There Limits?


The Panetta Lecture Series Presents:

Special KUSP Broadcast: Wed., May 29, 2013 / 7-8:30 p.m.

Sarah Brady, chair of the Brady Center to prevent Gun Violence

Sarah Brady


Asa Hutchinson


James Johnson

The debate over gun control comes in the next Panetta Lecture. Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, co-chair of The Panetta Institute at Cal State Monterey Bay moderates a discussion about gun rights with his guests: Sarah Brady, chair of the Brady Center to prevent Gun Violence; former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, former task force director for the Nation Rifle Association and James Johnson, Baltimore County Chief of Police and chair of the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence.

(Note: The event was recorded Monday, May 27, 2013.)

About The Panetta Institute for Public Policy:

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Founded in 1997 by Leon and Sylvia Panetta, the Panetta Institute serves the entire California State University system plus several other schools. Under the direction of Leon and Sylvia Panetta, the Institute provides a variety of study opportunities in government, politics and public policy, and sponsors a range of other programs.

Each year, the Leon Panetta Lecture Series brings national political leaders and policy thinkers to the Monterey Peninsula to discuss important issues facing the nation and our world. In addition, the Institute conducts a periodic nationwide survey of college students, gauging their interest in politics and civic involvement. (See our latest “Youth Civic Engagement Survey” conducted by Hart Research Associates.)