I urge you to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a gourmet meal, visit with friends and professors, and meet some of the distinguished guest speakers. To reserve a place for the dinner or lunch preceding a lecture, please fill out the reservation form on the last page of The Fortnightly and drop it by the Atheneum office. Our staff works to create a refined dining experience and so we expect you to dress up a bit for dinner--no shorts, jeans, or T-shirts, please. Reservations are not needed to attend just the 6:45 p.m. presentation.
You are also invited to drop by Parents Library for the popular daily afternoon tea featuring Sid's homemade cookies and pastries. Teas are held from 3:00 p.m. to 4-30 p.m.
Born in Tonsberg, Norway, Sorby grew up in Montreal where she attended Bishop's University and specialized in economics. She later moved to the United States and currently resides in San Diego. Sorby has extensive outdoor experience, teaching backcountry navigation, winter camping and survival, and backpacking. She is presently a lead instructor for Adventure 16 Wilderness Outings in San Diego and the Scholarship Chair for the Pacific Women's Sports Foundation. Sorby is also a lead instructor and member of the board of directors for the Institute of Alternative Opportunities, a nonprofit corporation designed to provide outdoor educational programs for adults and children.
An avid athlete, Sorby has run eight marathons, enjoys long distance kayaking, trail running, backcountry skiing, biking, and backpacking. A motivational and educational speaker, Sorby has also spent time as a lecturer on board marine expeditions to the High Arctic of Canada, Greenland, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
This lecture and slide presentation by Sunniva Sorby is jointly sponsored by the Roberts Environmental Center, in conjunction with the dedication of Roberts Hall, both made possible through the generosity of George R. Roberts '66 and his wife, Leanne.
After the 1992 Los Angeles riots Bryant took positive steps to help the community rebuild. He organized the first Banker's Bus Tour to show bankers and CEOs the reality of South Central. Then, by bringing together business, community and government leaders, he helped to form Operation HOPE, America's first nonprofit investment banking organization solely committed to the social and economic revitalization of urban, inner-city, and under-served communities.
Bryant's journey to become a leader in the financial industry is far different from the path taken by many CMC students. He attended the Hollywood Professional School and after a few television roles as a teenager, he waited tables in a Malibu restaurant where he met his business mentor. Bryant talked his way into a job with the investment firm of Wade, Cotter & Company, where a talent for selling loans jump started his business career. Eventually, he started his own financial consulting firm, Bryant Companies.
Presidents Reagan and Bush have cited Bryant for his outstanding business and community work. He has also been selected twice as one of America's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs. The Kravis Leadership Institute is honored to present John Bryant as a model of leadership.
Karoly is a 1983 summa cum laude graduate of Claremont McKenna College with degrees in economics and mathematics. She credits CMC professors Janet Myhre and Susan Feigenbaum with inspiring her to pursue a Ph.D. degree in economics, which she received from Yale University in 1988.
Since completing her education, Karoly has worked at the RAND Corporation. Currently, she is the senior economist and heads the Labor and Population Program. She also serves as the training director for the RAND Postdoctoral Research Programs in the Study of Aging and in Population Research and is on the faculty of the RAND Graduate School of Policy Studies, the largest policy Ph.D. program in the country. Karoly has also maintained her relationship with CMC by joining the Board of Trustees in 1994 as its first alumna member.
Lynn Karoly met her husband, Timothy Safford '81, when both were student employees at the Athenaeum. Please join in welcoming back to the Athenaeum one of CMC's distinguished alumna as the second speaker in the series America's Children.
Perhaps the leading state in the education reform movement is Arizona. Last year, the state's charter schools enrolled 25,000 students, or three percent of Arizona's public school population.
Lisa Graham Keegan deserves much of the credit for Arizona's role as an education reform leader. As State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Keegan has presided over significant reform in the state system. She has stood watch while Arizona has not only enacted aggressive charter legislation, but also made progress on school financing reform issues. A former state representative, Keegan has attracted nationwide attention for her leadership and is chairperson and founding member of the Education Leaders Council, a nationwide group of leading education reform advocates.
Please join the Athenaeum as we kick off our education reform series and hear from one of the nation's leaders in education reforms.
Raised in the Southwest, Momaday graduated from the University of New Mexico and went on to Stanford where he won a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Scholarship. While at Stanford, he worked both with novelist Wallace Stegner and poet Yvor Winters. In 1969 Momaday's first novel, House Made of Dawn, received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. His other books include The Names: A Memoir (1976), The Gourd Dancer (1976), The Ancient Child (1989), In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems, 1961-1991 (1992), and a children's book, Circle of Wonder: A Native American Christmas Story (1994). In 1974 during a teaching visit to Russia, Momaday turned seriously to drawing and painting; since then he has illustrated many of his own books and has had highly acclaimed picture exhibitions throughout the United States.
A much sought-after speaker, Momaday will read from his own work, including poems from his forthcoming book In The Bear's House (1999). Dr. Momaday's appearance is sponsored in part through the support of the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies.
Del Monte's brilliance extends beyond his technical ability and captivating performance to his innovative classical and flamenco compositions. He has been credited, in fact, with defining a new flamenco style, introducing new rhythms, and infusing traditional sounds with jazz and classical harmonies.
Introduced to the guitar at an early age, del Monte received classical training at the Royal Northern College of Music in England. As a child, summers were spent in the caves of Sacro Monte, Granada, where over a ten-year period he worked closely and performed with the gypsies of Granada and Madrid, Spain.
Del Monte has performed around the globe. Popular in European concert halls, theaters, clubs, and on television, he has even appeared with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra. In 1997 del Monte won first prize in the Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition held at Pepperdine University.
Experience the emotional turbulence, rhythmic sophistication, and rich tone of Adam del Monte, as he performs his own work as well as traditional pieces in both the classical and flamenco styles. This concert is made possible by the generous support of Ed and Dorothy Stotsenberg and is the first program in the Stotsenberg Chamber Music Series at the Athenaeum.
Scheer majored in economics at the City College of New York, studied as a Maxwell Fellow at Syracuse University, and completed his graduate work in economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He currently teaches at UCLA.
On the right is Arianna Huffington, chair of the Center for Effective Compassion, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of seven books, including biographies of Pablo Picasso- Picasso: Creator and Destroyer (1988), Maria Callas- Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend (1983), and most recently, her first novel, a satire called Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom (1998).
Born in Greece, Huffington moved to England at the age of 16 and graduated from Cambridge University where she received her degree in economics. While at Cambridge, she was president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
With barely a month until the 1998 fall election, Huffington and Scheer will face off in a debate about education, tax cuts, Native American sovereignty, and health care. Which side will prevail? While the voters will ultimately decide, Sheer and Huffington will offer their predictions, opinions, and political insights.
Whether you are on the left, right, or in the center, come and learn about the issues on which we will vote, pose your questions to the debaters, and enjoy an evening of political conversation. This event is jointly sponsored by the Salvatori Center and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. Join us in welcoming these two spirited and contentious debaters.
Our nation's founding fathers devised a government where important issues were voted on by elected representatives. California's initiative process goes a step further by empowering ordinary citizens with a direct voice. Proponents claim that the ballot initiative allows voters to regain control of the democratic process. Detractors allege that the ballot initiative process is dangerous. They maintain that most ballot propositions are controversial items that could never pass the Legislature and often contain fine print that is deceptive. Regardless of the debate, the ballot initiative process is a growing trend in national politics.
Ron Unz is a veteran of the process. As chairman of English for the Children, Unz led a successful fight to drastically reform California's bilingual education program through the passing of Proposition 227 in June. Unz also helped put Prop 227 on the ballot and led the campaign to pass the initiative. In his spare time, Unz is president and CEO of Wall Street Analytics, Inc., a Palo Alto-based financial services software company. Unz has long had an interest in public policy, serving on the boards of Center for Equal Opportunity and the Reason Foundation.
Please join the Athenaeum as its Politics 1998 series continues, and a leader in the initiative process explains how the system is changing the face of national politics.