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MPSF: A History of Thought Leadership

For over a quarter of a century, we have provided the Bay Area with the best in speaker events. You can see who has shared our stages over the years by viewing the brochures from past series.

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2016-2017

Madeleine K. Albright
Paul Begala
Michael Beschloss
Paul Nicklen
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Alan Alda
Bill Bryson
Michael Lewis

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2015-2016

Ray Kurzweil
Diana Nyad
Jill Bolte Taylor
The Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Julia Guillard
Louise Richardson
Ross Stein
Malcolm Gladwell

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2014-2015

Robert Mueller III
Austan Goolsbee
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Steven Chu
President Bill Clinton
Senator Olympia Snowe
Gloria Steinem

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2013-2014

Bob Woodward
Gwen Ifil
Leon Panetta
Steve Wozniak
Platon
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Charles Best
Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2012-2013

Howard Dean & Karl Rove
Lisa Ling
Douglas Brinkley
Evening of Satire
Robert Gates
Jeb Bush
Zanny Minton-Beddoes
Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2011-2012

Spencer Wells
Thomas Friedman
David Brooks
David Axelrod
Richard Haas
Michelle Rhee
Simpson and Bowles
Gordon Brown

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2010-2011

David Brooks
Mark Halperin and
John Heilemann
Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Bob Newhart
Jeannette Walls
Robert Ballard
Arianna Huffington
T. Boone Pickens

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2009-2010

Pervez Musharraf
John Hofmeister
Laura Tyson
Condoleezza Rice
Paul Krugman
Steve Kroft
Ted Koppel

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2008-2009

Sylvia Earle
Newt Gingrich
vs Robert Reich
Ann Compton
Dick Cavett
Fareed Zakaria
Andrew Weil
Jeffrey Toobin
Charlie Rose

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2007-2008

Reza Aslan
Carly Fiorina
Bill McDonough
Frank Abagnale
David Gergen
Christiane Amanpour
Ken Burns
The Capitol Steps

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2006-2007

Robert Redford
Richard Myers
Jim Lehrer
Jared Diamond
Stuart Varney
Maya Angelou
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Dave Barry

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2005-2006

Terri Gross
James Carville
vs Mary Matalin
Colin Powell
James Burke
Tom Daschle
Bill Moyers
Brian Greene
Tim Russert

Peninsula, Oakland, Marin, and Marin II Speaker Series 2004-2005

Ari Fleischer
Tommy Franks
Mark Russell
Janet Reno
Robert Ballard
Christie Todd Whitman
Michael Beschloss
Tom Brokaw

Peninsula, Oakland, and Marin Speaker Series 2003-2004

Judith Miller
Salman Rushdie
Rudy Giuliani
Johnathan Winters
Thomas Friedman
Karen Hughes
David & Julie Eisenhower
Garrison Keillor

Peninsula, Marin, and Berkeley Speaker Series 2002-2003

Henry Hugh Shelton
Richard Holbrooke
William J. Clinton
Tim Conway
Gail Sheehy
Jane Bryant Quinn
David McCullough
Robert Woodward

Peninsula, Marin, and Berkeley Speaker Series 2001-2002

Nina Totenberg
Bill O’Reilly
Madeleine Albright
Carl Reiner
Ken Burns
Bruce Babbitt
Mike Wallace
Mark Shields

Peninsula, Marin, and Berkeley Speaker Series 2000-2001

Frank McCourt
Wesley Clark
Beck Weathers
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Samuel Berger
Neil Armstrong
George Mitchell
Lily Tomlin

Peninsula, Marin, and San Francisco Speaker Series 1999-2000

Mike McCurry
Bill Cosby
Beverly Sills
Shimon Peres
Mario Cuomo
vs Alan Simpson
Desmond Tutu
Sylvia Earle

Peninsula, Marin, and San Francisco Speaker Series 1998-1999

Ian Wilmut
Mikhail Gorbachev
Chris Patten
Alice Walker
Benazir Bhutto
C. Everett Coop
Bill Bradley
Chris Patten

Peninsula, Marin, and San Francisco Speaker Series 1997-1998

Tom Wolfe
George Will
Colin Powell
Bill Moyers
Lea Rabin
Molly Ivins
Lawrence Eagleburger
Jane Goodall

Peninsula and Marin Speaker Series 1996-1997

FW de Klerk
Walter Cronkite
Carl Sagan
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Cokie Roberts
Arthur Laffer
Jim Lovell
Leon Panetta

Peninsula and Marin Speaker Series 1995-1996

Voted “Best in the Nation”

Margaret Thatcher
Colin Powell
Calvin Trillin
Ann Richards
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
William Safire
Charles Kuralt
Maya Angelou

Peninsula and Marin Speaker Series 1994-1995

James Baker
Capitol Steps
Allistair Cooke
Hedrick Smith
Ken Burns
Alan Dershowitz
James Carville
vs Robert Novak

Peninsula Speaker Series 1993-1994

Voted “Best in the Nation”

Jimmy Carter
Lynn Martin
Bill Moyers
Lesley Stahl
Richard Leakey
Richard Cheney
Robert Bork
Mark Russell

Peninsula Speaker Series 1992-1993

Terry Anderson
Helmut Schmidt
Erma Bombeck
Mario Cuomo
Hugh Sidey
Abba Eban
Jane Bryant Quinn
Andy Rooney
William F. Buckley, Jr.

Peninsula Speaker Series 1991-1992

Henry Kissinger
Leon Lederman
Jack Anderson
David Halberstam
Jean Kirkpatrick
Louis Rukeyser
Jean Michel Cousteau

Peninsula Speaker Series 1990-1991

Malcolm Forbes, Jr.
Beverly Sills
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Art Buchwald
Sarah Weddington
vs Phyllis Schlafly
Gerald Ford
George Will
"I have been coming to the Speakers Series for years and truly appreciate the selection of speakers. The variety of topics selected is very good also. Thanks so much for all of the work you devote to the production, etc."
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