Election 2016: It Matters!

Featuring Political Commentator Bill Moyers

Sunday, October 2, 2016 – 4:00pm  |  Finger Lakes Community College
Moderated by Michael Winship

Voters, “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore!”

Or planet Earth? Where are we? How did we get here? Where do we go from here? Election 2016: It’s surreal; it’s serious; it matters; it’s a farce. It’s all of the above. On October 2, Bill Moyers will help sort it out.

A native Texan, Bill Moyers has been a major force in public journalism and public affairs for five decades, in recent years on public television with Moyers & Company and Bill Moyers Journal and before that as a senior correspondent with CBS Reports and CBS News. Before his career in journalism, during the Sixties, he was a founding organizer of the Peace Corps and then served as Special Assistant to President Lyndon Johnson for domestic policy and as White House Press Secretary. His numerous journalism awards include 37 Emmys.

One of the country’s leading commentators, don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear where Bill Moyers believes we are headed, and why.  Learn more by visiting billmoyers.com.

Moyers’ longtime colleague, Canandaigua native Michael Winship, will lead the discussion.

From His Seat on the Aisle

Featuring Film Critic Jack Garner

Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 4:00pm  |  Finger Lakes Community College
Moderated by Deborah Sutherland

An historic election is coming up, so – let’s go to the movies!

The Gannett newspapers’ Jack Garner has been a mainstay in coverage of films, entertainment, jazz and other music. Though supposedly retired, he continues to write a weekly column, and recently published a memoir, “From My Seat on the Aisle.” Garner loves to find himself in the midst of conversations and questions and dialogue on the movies, music and other aspects of entertainment. This time it’s with us!

What makes a good movie? Do the Oscars mean anything? Who were and are the great actors – and why were they great? (One of Jack’s favorites — Humphrey Bogart — spent his childhood summers on Canandaigua Lake.) Do films and plays and music affect our lives, positively or negatively? For example, can the rise of violence in our society be blamed in some degree on the movies?

If you love great movies, modern culture and entertainment – or maybe you’re convinced that they don’t make movies like they used to – please come and we’ll talk about it.  Learn more my visiting Jack’s webpage at the Democrat and Chronicle.

Canandaigua Academy English and Film teacher Deborah Sutherland will lead the conversation.

Cybersecurity & Privacy in the Age of Terrorism

Featuring Homeland Security Attorney Stewart Baker

Sunday, January 29, 2017 – 4:00pm  |  Finger Lakes Community College
Moderated by Robert Nye

The balance between security and privacy is one of the biggest policy questions of our time.

From 2005-2009, Stewart Baker was the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. In the years since, he has been a partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. His practice covers homeland security, international trade, cybersecurity, data protection, and travel and foreign investment regulation.

As an intelligence lawyer, Mr. Baker has been General Counsel of the National Security Agency (NSA) and of the commission that investigated Weapons of Mass Destruction intelligence “failures” prior to the Iraq War.

Uniquely equipped to offer insights on the Escher-esque issues he deals with daily, Baker is also the author of Skating on Stilts, a book on terrorism, cybersecurity and other technology issues, and he blogs about such topics at www.skatingonstilts.com.

Newly appointed FLCC President Robert Nye will guide this fascinating discussion.