Date/Time Event
09/23/2017
10:00 am-11:30 am
Alan Bersin
Alan Bersin

Speaking On: “Conflict and Turmoil in American Politics”

Point Loma University – Cunningham Dining Room, San Diego CA
08/29/2017
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Susan Davis & Scott Peters – Members, United States Congress
Susan Davis & Scott Peters – Members, United States Congress

Speaking on: “The President, Congress & We The People”

Linder Hall – First United Methodist Church of San Diego, San Diego CA
08/23/2017
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Dr. David Wilkinson – St. John’s College, Durham University (England)
Dr. David Wilkinson – St. John’s College, Durham University (England)

Speaking on: “The Big Bang, Multiverse and Stephen Hawking: The Search for God in Contemporary Cosmology”

Linder Hall – First United Methodist Church of San Diego, San Diego CA
04/25/2017
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
John A. Farrell
John A. Farrell

Author of and Speaking on: “Nixon: The Life”

Linder Hall – First United Methodist Church of San Diego, San Diego CA
04/01/2017
10:00 am-11:30 am
Bret Peace
Bret Peace

Author of and Speaking on: “Actual Malice”

Point Loma Nazarene University – Fermanian Business Center, San Diego CA
03/23/2017
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Dennis Kuhl – Chairman, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Dennis Kuhl – Chairman, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Speaking on: “Keys to Business Success”

Point Loma Nazarene University – Fermanian Business Center, San Diego CA
02/04/2017
10:00 am-11:30 am
The Honorable Michael S. Dukakis
The Honorable Michael S. Dukakis

Speaking on: “The State of Our Union”

Point Loma University – Cunningham Dining Room, San Diego CA
10/26/2016
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Dr. Gary Jacobsen - Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Political Science
Dr. Gary Jacobsen - Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Political Science

Speaking on: “The Election of 2016: White House & Congress”

Athens Market, San Diego CA
09/10/2016
10:00 am-11:30 am
Geoffrey Cowan
Geoffrey Cowan

Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California

La Jolla Country Day School, La Jolla CA
07/12/2016
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

ALL-STAR GAME SYMPOSIUM ON BASEBALL & AMERICAN LIFE
Linder Hall – First United Methodist Church of San Diego, San Diego CA

Some of our previous speakers:

Names and titles followed by parenthesis denote number of appearances before The City Club.

James Abourezk
Member, United States Senate, State of South Dakota
Ken Adelman
United States Arms Control Director, President Reagan’s Administration (2)
Madelyn Albright
Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations
George Allen
National Football League Coach
Howard Allen
Economist (2)
Bill Allen
National Security Advisor, President Reagan’s Administration
Ambassadors of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Phil Angelides
Treasurer, State of California
Richard Atkinson
President, University of California
Mike Barnes
President, Handgun Control
Evan Bayh
Governor, State of Indiana
Alan Bersin
United States Attorney, Southern District of California (2)
Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Member, United States Senate, State of Delaware (15)
Brian Bilbray
Member, United States House of Representatives, State of California
Roy Blount Jr.
Author, Correspondent, Sports Illustrated (3)
Sidney Blumenthal
Author, former aide to President & Mrs. Clinton
Myrna Blyth
Editor, Ladies Home Journal
David Boise
Attorney, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Hyman Bookbinder
Special Representative, American Jewish Committee
Max Boot
Author, Editorial Writer, The Wall Street Journal (3)
Jim Bouton
Former Major League Pitcher, Author of “Ball Four”
Barbara Boxer
Member, United States Senate, State of California (2)
Joan Braden
Author, Washington Socialite
Benjamin Bradlee
Executive Editor, The Washington Post
Ernestine Bradley
Wife of Bill Bradley, candidate for President of the United States
Jim & Sarah Brady
National Handgun Control
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James; former President, Yale University
David Broder
Author, Columnist, The Washington Post
William Brody
President, Johns Hopkins University
Edmund G. “Pat” Brown
Former Governor, State of California
Jerry Brown
Governor, State of California (3)
Kathleen Brown
Treasurer, State of California (2)
Willie Brown
Speaker, California State Assembly
Terry Brunner
Executive Director, Better Government Association of Chicago (BGA)
Hal Bruno
ABC-News Correspondent (2)
Howard Bryant
Columnist, The Boston Herald
Patrick Buchanan
Candidate for President of the United States
Francois Bujon de l’Estang
Ambassador of France to the United States
Dale Bumpers
Member, United States Senate, State of Arkansas
Carlos Bustamente
Lt. Governor, State of California
Jerry Butkiewicz
Secretary-Treasurer, San Diego-Imperial Counties AFL-CIO
David Calahan
Author, “The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead”
Reverend Arthur Caliandro
Senior Minister, Marble Collegiate Church, New York City
Tom Campbell
Candidate, United States Senate, State of California
Bill Campbell
Republican Leader, California State Assembly
Capital Gang – CNN
Margaret Carlson, Al Hunt, Bob Novak, Mark Shields
Jimmy Carter
President of the United States (2)
Pablo Casals
Spanish Author
Victor Cha & David Kang
Authors, “Nuclear Korea”
Bob Chandler
Play-by-Play Broadcaster, San Diego Padres
Al Checchi
Candidate for Governor, State of California
Lynne Cheney
Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
Ron Chernow
American Historian
Forrester Church
Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church, New York City
Sanford Cloud, Jr.
President, National Conference of Community and Justice (NCCJ)
Stan Coerr
Major, United States Marine Corps
Ted Conover
Author
Thomas Constantine
Director, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
John Cooke
President, The Disney Channel
Bernard Cornwell
Author
Dana Crawford
President, Urban Neighborhoods, Denver, Colorado
Tom Cronin
American Historian
Randy “Duke” Cunningham
United States House of Representatives, State of California
Al Davis
Owner — Oakland Raiders
Peter Q. Davis
Candidate for Mayor, City of San Diego
Gray Davis
Lt. Governor, State of California
Susan Davis
Member, United States House of Representatives, State of California
Howard Dean
Governor, State of Vermont, candidate for President of the United States (2)
Michael Deaver
Author, former aide to President Ronald Reagan
Alfred Defago
Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States
James Dickenson
Author, former Writer, The Washington Post
Debra Dickerson
Author, former Intelligence Agent, United States Army
Samuel Dillon
New York Times Correspondent, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Author, Columnist, The Washington Post
Chris Dodd
Member, United States Senate, State of Connecticut
Toby Dodge
Author, “Inventing Iraq”, Professor, Warwick University, England
Mary Anne Dolan
Editor, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
George Duekmejian
Governor, State of California (5)
Michael Dukakis
Candidate for President of the United States; Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Paul Duke
Host, Washington Week in Review, PBS
Peter Edelman
Author, former aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Edgar
President, School of Theology, Clairemont, California
Tom Edsall
Author, Writer, The Washington Post
John Eisenhower
American Historian
Osama El-Baz
National Security Advisor, Nation of Egypt
Dick Enberg
NBC Sports
Steve Erie
Professor, University of California, San Diego (2)
Flavio Espinal
Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United States
James Fallows
Author, Washington Bureau Chief, Atlantic Monthly (3)
Jerry Falwell
Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia
Dianne Feinstein
Member, United States Senate, State of California (3)
Sir Robin Fenwick
Great Britain’s Ambassador to the United States
Bob Filner
Member, United States House of Representatives, State of California
Floyd Flake
Member, United States House of Representatives, State of New York
Dick Flavin
Poet and playwright
Abraham H. Foxman
National Director — Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Barney Frank
Member, United States House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Max Frankel
Author, former Executive Editor, The New York Times (2)
Donna Frye
Candidate for Mayor, City of San Diego
John Garamendi
Insurance Commissioner, State of California
Leonard Garment
Author, former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon
Bill Geppert
General Manager, Cox Communications
Ray Gilmartin
Chairman & CEO, Merck and Company
Newt Gingrich
Speaker, United States House of Representatives
Andy Glass
Chief, Washington Bureau, Cox Newspapers
James K. Glassman
Author and Economist
Susan Golding
Mayor, City of San Diego
Marshall Goldman
Economist
Patricia Goldman
Member, United States Transportation and Safety Board
Jay Goldstone
Chief Finanical Officer (CFO), City of San Diego
Doris Kearns Goodwin
American Historian
Michael Gordon
Chief Military Correspondent, The New York Times, co-author of COBRA II
Bob Greene
Author, Syndicated Columnist
Gerald Greenwald
Former Chairman, United Airline
Garret Gruener
Founder, Ask Jeeves Search Engine
David Halberstam
Author, Winner of The Pulitzer Prize (5)
Pete Hamill
Author, Editor, The New York Post
Adam Hamilton
Senior Minister, Church of the Resurrection (United Methodist Church), Leawood, Kansas
Tom Harkin
Member, United States Senate, State of Iowa
Gary Hart
Member, United States Senate, State of Colorado (5)
Sam Hayakawa
Member, United States Senate, State of California
Tom Hayden
Author, Member, California State Senate
Tom Hayes
Director, Office of Finance, State of California
Walter Hickel
Governor, State of Alaska
Fred Hickman
Sports Anchor, CNN
Fred Hitz
Former Inspector General, Central Intelligence Agency (2)
Simon Hoggart
British Journalist (2)
Laurence Horowitz
Author, Medical Editor, The New York Times
Dick Hudnut
Mayor, City of Indianapolis
Al Hunt
Columnist, The Wall Street Journal (5)
Brooks Jackson
Investigative Reporter, CNN
Charles Jaco
Law Correspondent, ABC-News
Irwin Jacobs
Founder, Qualcomm
Haynes Johnson
Author, Columnist, The Washington Post (3)
Phillip Johnston
Director, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial
John Kaheny
Luncheon Tribute to former San Diego City Attorney
Roger Kahn
Author, “Boys of Summer” (2)
Bob Kerrey
Member, United States Senate, State of Nebraska
Bill Kolender
Sheriff, County of San Diego
Teddy Kollek
Mayor, Jerusalem, State of Israel
Paul Krugman
Author, Columnist, The New York Times (3)
Fred Krupp
President, Environmental Defense Fund
Chuck LaBella
Acting United States Attorney, Southern District of California
Dick Lamm
Governor, State of Colorado (8)
Langston University Choir
Larry Lawrence
United States Ambassador to Switzerland
Tony Lewis
Columnist, The New York Times, winner of the Pulitzer Prize (2)
Bill Lockyer
Attorney General, State of California
Richard Louv
Author, Columnist, San Diego Union Tribune
Larry Lucchino
President, Boston Red Sox
Dan Lundgren
Attorney General, State of California
Jackie MacMullin
Columnist, The Boston Globe
Myra MacPherson
Author, Washington Post Features Writer (2)
Frank Mankiewicz
Press Secretary, Senator Robert F. Kennedy (3)
Warren Bryan Martin Jr.
Professor of Higher Education and Abraham Lincoln Scholar
Peter Matthiessen
Author (3)
General Barry McCaffrey
Director, United States Drug Administration
Eugene McCarthy
Member, United States Senate, State of Minnesota (10)
Scott McClellan
White House press secretary under President George W. Bush
George McGovern
Former United States Senator and the Democratic Party’s nominee for President in 1972
The McLaughlin Group
Fred Barnes, Eleanor Clift, Morton Kondracke, Chris Matthews, and John McLaughlin
Tom McMillen
Member, United States House of Representatives, State of Maryland
Tanya Melich
Leading American Pollster
Robert W. Merry
Author, Editor, The Congressional Quarterly
Matthew Miller
Author, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
John Moores
Owner, San Diego Padres
Roger Morris
American Historian
Rt. Honorable Colin Moynihan
Member, House of Commons, Great Britain
Roger Mudd
Network Correspondent, CBS News
Dick Murphy
Candidate for Mayor, City of San Diego
Dennis Nally
Chairman and Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
David Nasaw
Author, Professor, New York University (NYU)
Oliver North
Lt. Colonel, United States Marine Corps
William Novelli
Chief Executive Officer, AARP
Buck O’Neil
Chairman, Negro League Hall of Fame, Kansas City, Missouri (5)
Cathy O’Neil
Representative of the United Nations to the United States
Bill Owens
Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States
Richard Parker
Author, “John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics”
Steve Peace
Member, California State Senate
Jack Peltason
President, University of California
Tim Penny
Former Member, United States House of Representatives, State of Minnesota
Tony Perry
Chief, San Diego Bureau, The Los Angeles Times (3)
Adam Pertman
Executive Director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
Scott Peters
President, San Diego City Council
Paul Pfingst
District Attorney, County of San Diego
Digger Phelps
Head Basketball Coach, University of Notre Dame
Terry Phelps
Author, University of Notre Dame Law School Professor
Kevin Phillips
American Historian (3)
Martha Phillips
President, The Concord Coalition
Valerie Plame Wilson
Former Covert Intelligence Office – Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
George Plimpton
Author, Editor, The Paris Review (12)
Colin Powell
Chairman, United States Joint Chiefs of Staff
Vladimir Pozner
Soviet Journalist
Doug Price
President, FirstBank Colorado
David Pryor
Member, United States Senate, State of Arkansas
Marilyn Quayle
Author
Dan Quayle
Former Vice President of the United States
Sally Quinn
Author, Washington Post Features Writer (2)
Yitzhak Rabin
Prime Minister, State of Israel
Maureen Reagan
Republican Candidate, United States Senate
Richard Reeves
Author, former Chief Political Correspondent, The New York Times (25)
T.R. Reid
Washington Post Bureau Chief, London (3)
Rick Reilly
Columnist, Sports Illustrated
Rob Reiner
Actor; Children’s Advocate
Stephen Reinhardt
Judge, United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Tony Robbins
Author and Motivational Speaker
Jackie Robinson
50th Anniversary Tribute
Armando Rodriquez
Public servant and author
Richard Rodriquez
Author
Roy Romer
Governor, State of Colorado
Jeffrey Rosen
Law Correspondent, The New Republic
Mark Russell
Humorist
Paul Saltman
Author, Professor, University of California, San Diego
Jerry Sanders
Mayor, City of San Diego
Ed Sardella
News Anchor, KUSA-TV , Denver
Nathan Sassaman
U.S. Army Colonel (Retired), author of “Warrior King”
John Sawyer
Number Two Officer, British Embassy
Lynn Schenk
Member, United States House of Representatives, State of California
Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
American Historian (3)
Juliet Schor
Author, Harvard University Professor
Marty Schram
Author, Nationally Syndicated Columnist (3)
Paul Seymour
Member, United States, State of California
Neil Sheehan
Journalist, Winner of The Pulitzer Prize
Robert Sheer
Columnist, The Los Angeles Times
Judy Sheindlin
Author and Judge
Lynn Sherr
Author, Correspondent, 20-20, ABC-News
Roger Showley
Author, Staff Writer, San Diego Union Tribune
R. Sargent Shriver
Former Ambassador of the United States to France
Bill Simon
Republican Candidate, Governor of California
John Simon
Critic, The National Review and New York Magazine
Alan Simpson
Member, United States Senate, State of Wyoming (10)
Jane Smiley
Author
Xan Smiley
British Journalist
Hedrick Smith
Author, former Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times (3)
Norman Solomon
Author and media critic
Dinesh D’Souza
Author
Spizzwinks
Yale University Men¹s Chorale Group (3)
Gay Talese
Author (2)
Sydney Taurel
Chairman and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
The Embeds
American Reporters on their experiences in Iraq
Robert Theobald
Author and Economist
Paul Theroux
Author
Art Torres
Chairman, California State Democratic Party (2)
Kevin Towers
Executive Vice President/General Manager, San Diego Padres (2)
Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
Editor, The American Spectator
John Van de Kamp
Attorney General, State of California
Gregory Vega
United States Attorney, Southern District of California
Stephen Walker
Author, United States Department of State expert on the Balkans
Jim Wall
Editor, The Christian Century
Jim Wallis
Author, Editor-in-Chief, Sojourners Magazine (6)
Jerry Warren
Editor, San Diego Union Tribune
Washington Week in Review
Lowell Weicker
Former Governor and United States Senator, State of Connecticut
Stephen Weisman
Author, Chief Diplomatic Correrspondent — The New York Times (2)
What Happened to the Media? — Panel Discussion
The Honorable Bill White
Mayor, Houston, Texas
George Will
Author, Nationally Syndicated Columnist (3)
Pat Williams
Father of 19 children, author of 43 books,Vice President, The Orlando Magic, NBA (2)
Will Willimon
Dean of the Chapel, Duke University; Bishop, United Methodist Church (2)
Joseph Wilson
Former United States Ambsaasdor, Author of “The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife’s CIA Identity”
Naomi Wolf
Author of “The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot”
Judy Woodruff
White House Correspondent, NBC-News
Jim Wright
Former Speaker, United States House of Representatives
Jim Zogby
President, Arab-American Institute, Washington, D.C. (2)
Elmo Zumwalt
Chief of Operations, United States Navy (2)