Last chance to join the conversation!

By | October 30, 2018

Last chance to register!Last chance to register!

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2018 Annual Dinner and Meeting

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Dinner 5:30-9pm  |  Meeting 12:00-5pm

University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603

It’s your last chance to register! Join us for the most riveting dinner conversation you are likely to have for some time. Speakers include former Secretary of Defense William Perry, California Governor Jerry Brown, former Ambassador Joseph Yun, and the night’s honoree, Governing Board Chair Lee Francis. Come early to participate in small-group discussions led by the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board and other globally recognized experts. Two days after the midterm elections, we’ll be talking about what the results mean for the big issues we focus on.

Dinner Speakers

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Governor, State of California
Since returning for an historic fourth term as California’s governor, Jerry Brown has worked to establish nation-leading targets to protect the environment and fight climate change. He is a passionate advocate of the Bulletin‘s mission, and last week was named executive chair of the organization.


Dr. Yangyang Cheng
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Dr. Yangyang Cheng is an LHC Physics Center Distinguished Researcher at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University. Her writings have appeared in the Bulletin, Foreign Policy, and Teen Vogue; she is the Bulletin‘s 2017 Leonard M. Rieser Award recipient.


Dr. William J. Perry
Former Secretary of Defense; founder, William J. Perry Project
Dr. William J. Perry’s career has spanned academia, industry, government, and diplomacy. He served as the 19th Secretary of Defense for the United States and in 2013 founded the William J. Perry Project to engage and educate the public on nuclear dangers. Perry is chair of the Bulletin‘s Board of Sponsors.


Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun
Senior Advisor at The Asia Group; Global Affairs Analyst for CNN
Joseph Y. Yun previously served as US Ambassador to Malaysia  and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Korea and Japan. Widely recognized as one of the leading experts on US relations with North Korea, as well as Washington’s broader approach to the Asia-Pacific, he brings over three decades of insights and expertise.


Dr. Lee Francis
President and CEO of Erie Family Health Center
Dr. Lee Francis joined Erie Family Health Center in 1991 and has served as President and CEO since 2007. In addition to his executive responsibilities, Dr. Francis is a board-certified internist caring for adult patients at Erie as well as an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He serves as chair of the Bulletin‘s Governing Board.

The Bulletin‘s 2018 Annual Meeting is an opportunity for you to engage with leading science and policy experts, civic leaders, and community advocates on the most important issues facing the planet.


Chris Demchak, Grace M. Hopper Chair of Cyber Security and Director, U.S. Naval War College; Steve Fetter, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland;  Daniel Holz, Associate Professor in Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, at the University of Chicago; Bonnie Jenkins, Founder/President of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation; Suzet McKinney, CEO/Executive Director of the Illinois Medical District Commission; Ray Pierrehumbert, Halley Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford; Ramamurti Rajaraman, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Jawaharlal Nehru University; Richard Somerville, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Jon Wolfsthal, Director of the Nuclear Crisis Group

For more information about the Bulletin‘s Annual Dinner and Meeting, please visit our website. For assistance, please contact our gift officer, Colleen McElligott, at [email protected] or 773.834.2308.

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