MPSF Speaker Series Brings Luminaries to Bay Area in 2016-2017

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Marin, Oakland and San Mateo Subscribers to Enjoy Exceptional Speaker Events in Upcoming Season

"2016-2017 will bring to our stages a group of outstanding communicators and a diversity of topics unequalled in our 27 year history."

MPSF Speaker Series has announced its exciting 2016-2017-speaker line-up to a subscriber community of over 8500 Bay Area citizens. Continuing in the Speaker Series tradition, the speakers this year have been selected to showcase a wide range of ideas, opinion and perspective.

“MPSF is pleased to present eight compelling speakers who rated high on our Speaker Preference Survey for the events at our Bay Area venues in 2016-2017. While the 2015-2016 season was noted for lesser known, very interesting speakers who received almost universal support from our four audiences, 2016-2017 will bring to our stages a better known group of outstanding communicators and a diversity of topics unequalled in our 27 year history.”

The 2016-2017 Series will feature a former Secretary of State, a political commentator and analyst, and a presidential historian, who will all have their perspective of the upcoming election and its ramifications. Then turning from politics, our audience will hear from an environmentalist expert on the Arctic, a woman activist advocating for change in the Muslim religious world, a well-known actor/director now working in science education and women’s rights, one of the most popular humorists of our time, and a New York Times best-selling author addressing the world of finance, sports and current events.

Subscriptions for the 2016-2017 Speaker Series are available online now at Pricing includes all eight speakers at one of three venues: Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael, The Paramount Theater in Oakland, and the San Mateo Performing Arts Center in San Mateo.

The 2016-2017 MPSF series brings these luminaries to the MPSF stage:

Madeleine K. Albright
Former U.S. Secretary of State, New York Times best-selling author, and recipient of the U.S. Medal of Freedom – the nation's highest civilian honor.

Paul Begala
Consultant for political campaigns around the world, Professor of Public Policy, political commentator and New York Times best-selling author.

Michael Beschloss
Award-winning historian, journalist and best-selling author, Beschloss is the most widely recognized Presidential historian in the U.S.

Paul Nicklen
Award-winning National Geographic photographer, Nicklen reveals the nature of the changing Polar Regions, interpreting environmental challenges.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
One of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”, best-selling author, and founder of the AHA Foundation protecting women and girls from harmful traditional practices.

Alan Alda
Actor best known as Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H, writer, science advocate and director, Alda has evolved as an activist for feminist and scientific causes.

Bill Bryson
Author of A Walk in the Woods, Bryson is one of the world’s most beloved commentators, finding delight in the minutiae of travel and the subtleties of culture.

Michael Lewis
Best-selling author of The Big Short and Moneyball, Michael Lewis offers keen insight on the ever-changing value systems driving our economic, political, and cultural norms.

About MPSF Speaker Series
The MPSF Speaker Series offers the best of today’s thought leaders to the Oakland, Peninsula and Marin communities in separate, but identical, subscription-based series of speakers each season running September through April. In an open, unbiased forum for the exchange of ideas and intellectual enrichment of the community, inspiring speakers cover an exciting range of topics. The largest community speaker series in America, MPSF Speaker Series is dedicated to providing the highest quality lecture experiences with personal touch service for our subscribing members.

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