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Past · January 26, 2021

A Conversation with Leon Panetta

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event

January 26, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

After a tragic and tumultuous year, the importance of leadership is top of mind for Californians. Former Secretary of Defense and White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta will join PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare for a wide-ranging discussion about leading through the critical challenges facing the state and nation.

As part of our Speaker Series on California’s Future, PPIC invites leaders from across the political spectrum to participate in public conversations. The purpose is to give Californians a better understanding of how our leaders are addressing the challenges facing our state.

PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. Any opinions expressed by event participants are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect any position of the Public Policy Institute of California.


11:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

11:05 a.m. Discussion
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC
Leon Panetta, chairman, the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, and former Secretary of Defense

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn



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