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NYC Candidate Series: Anthony Weiner on health care policy, June 20th, 2013







Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman who is shaking up the city’s mayoral race, presented a major health care policy speech exclusively for The Common Good.
We are proud that he chose TCG as the forum for his substantive policy remarks on such a major issue.
Mr. Weiner outlined a health care plan that aims to lower costs, improve quality, and expand coverage for all New Yorkers.


Turkish Parliament Member Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbec, March 29th, 2013









On March 29th, 2013, The Common Good held an authoritative briefing on Turkey as part of our Foreign Affairs/National Security Series with Dr. Yusuf Ziya İrbeç, Member of the Turkish Parliament. Dr. İrbeç is an economist, foreign policy expert, university professor and Turkish politician. He served as vice chairman and clerk member on the European Union Harmonisation Commission, [more…]

Women in the Military with Senator Jeanne Shaheen, March 15th, 2013






The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel held a hearing March 13 to investigate sexual assault in the military. This issue was among the important topics that was discussed on March 15th at a very special lunch on women in the military hosted by The Common Good, dedicated to the advancement of our women who serve.


House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, September 27th, 2012









On Thursday, September 27thThe Common Good was pleased to host House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi,  who spoke at a Reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m., that was followed by a private dinner for members.

Congressman Joe Walsh, February 13th, 2012






Congressman Joe Walsh joined us for an afternoon discussion on the upcoming election on Monday, February 13th, 2012.

Grover Norquist, October 25th, 2012







On Thursday, October 25th, 2012, The Common Good was fortunate enough to host Grover Norquist for a live talk about politics, government spending, fiscal conservatism, and, of course, taxes and tax reform.


Turkish Parliament Member Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbec, March 29th, 2013









On March 29th, 2013, The Common Good held an authoritative briefing on Turkey as part of our Foreign Affairs/National Security Series with Dr. Yusuf Ziya İrbeç, Member of the Turkish Parliament. Dr. İrbeç is an economist, foreign policy expert, university professor and Turkish politician. He served as vice chairman and clerk member on the European Union Harmonisation Commission, [more…]

Women in the Military with Senator Jeanne Shaheen, March 15th, 2013






The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel held a hearing March 13 to investigate sexual assault in the military. This issue was among the important topics that was discussed on March 15th at a very special lunch on women in the military hosted by The Common Good, dedicated to the advancement of our women who serve.


House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, September 27th, 2012









On Thursday, September 27thThe Common Good was pleased to host House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi,  who spoke at a Reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m., that was followed by a private dinner for members.

Congressman Joe Walsh, February 13th, 2012






Congressman Joe Walsh joined us for an afternoon discussion on the upcoming election on Monday, February 13th, 2012.

Grover Norquist, October 25th, 2012







On Thursday, October 25th, 2012, The Common Good was fortunate enough to host Grover Norquist for a live talk about politics, government spending, fiscal conservatism, and, of course, taxes and tax reform.


Senator Alan Simpson, December 3rd, 2012









On Monday, December 3rd, 2012, former Republican Senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson, co-chairman of the Simpson-Bowles plan and a key figure in the budget reform debate, spoke to members of The Common Good
The plain spoken former senator provided an intimate briefing on the impending “fiscal cliff” and prospects for a bipartisan solution to these problems.

Colonel Jack Jacobs & Dr. Colin Kahl, September 20th, 2012







On Thursday, September 20th, The Common Good hosted a lunch discussion with Col. Jack Jacobs, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, best-selling author and respected commentator on national security and foreign affairs, and Colin Kahl, Middle East expert at Georgetown University, who briefed us on “Middle East Hot Topics” – Iran’s nuclear game, Pakistan as a danger zone, easing NATO and US troops out of Afghanistan, and other key areas.


Senator Alan Simpson, December 3rd, 2012









On Monday, December 3rd, 2012, former Republican Senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson, co-chairman of the Simpson-Bowles plan and a key figure in the budget reform debate, spoke to members of The Common Good
The plain spoken former senator provided an intimate briefing on the impending “fiscal cliff” and prospects for a bipartisan solution to these problems.

Colonel Jack Jacobs & Dr. Colin Kahl, September 20th, 2012







On Thursday, September 20th, The Common Good hosted a lunch discussion with Col. Jack Jacobs, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, best-selling author and respected commentator on national security and foreign affairs, and Colin Kahl, Middle East expert at Georgetown University, who briefed us on “Middle East Hot Topics” – Iran’s nuclear game, Pakistan as a danger zone, easing NATO and US troops out of Afghanistan, and other key areas.

Economist Dambisa Moyo, September 13th, 2012







On Thursday, September 13th, 2012, The Common Good hosted globally-recognized economist Dambisa Moyo, as she discussed her recent book “Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World.”

Jack Abramoff, June 20th, 2012







Jack Abramoff spoke at The Common Good on June 20, 2012.

Economist Dambisa Moyo, September 13th, 2012







On Thursday, September 13th, 2012, The Common Good hosted globally-recognized economist Dambisa Moyo, as she discussed her recent book “Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World.”

Jack Abramoff, June 20th, 2012







Jack Abramoff spoke at The Common Good on June 20, 2012.

Carl Bernstein, Jeffrey Toobin, and Susan Blumenthal, July 19th, 2012







On Thursday, July 19th, at 12:15pm, The Common Good enjoyed a lunch discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein, expert legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin and former Assistant Surgeon General and Senior Global Health Advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal.  They discussed the implications of the Supreme Court decision regarding Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

MSNBC Chris Hayes, July 18th, 2012







On Wednesday, July 18th, at 12:15pm, The Common Good hosted a lunch Discussion with Chris Hayes, host of Up with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, about his new book Twilight of the Elites, which analyzes how our institutions have imploded, spawning a lack of trust between citizens and the elites.Chris spoke about the shortcomings of contemporary American financial and social meritocracy, with the intelligence and humor we’ve come to expect from him.

Carl Bernstein, Jeffrey Toobin, and Susan Blumenthal, July 19th, 2012







On Thursday, July 19th, at 12:15pm, The Common Good enjoyed a lunch discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein, expert legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin and former Assistant Surgeon General and Senior Global Health Advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal.  They discussed the implications of the Supreme Court decision regarding Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

MSNBC Chris Hayes, July 18th, 2012







On Wednesday, July 18th, at 12:15pm, The Common Good hosted a lunch Discussion with Chris Hayes, host of Up with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, about his new book Twilight of the Elites, which analyzes how our institutions have imploded, spawning a lack of trust between citizens and the elites.Chris spoke about the shortcomings of contemporary American financial and social meritocracy, with the intelligence and humor we’ve come to expect from him.

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, February 24th, 2009







New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly spoke at The Common Good on February 24th, 2009.

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, February 24th, 2009







New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly spoke at The Common Good on February 24th, 2009.

Former Governor Ed Rendell, July 12th, 2012







On Thursday, July 12, 2012, one of nation’s most candid, smart and disarming politicians, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, joined The Common Good to talk about his new book A NATION OF WUSSES:  How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great.


OWS Author Todd Gitlin, June 19th, 2012







Author and Journalist Todd Gitlin spoke at The Common Good on June 19, 2012.


New York City District Attorney Cy Vance, June 5th, 2012









On Tuesday, June 5th, New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance joined The Common Good for a lunch discussion about cybercrime, counter-terrorism, youth crime reduction, and technological improvements in not just fighting, but reducing, crime.

Former Governor Ed Rendell, July 12th, 2012







On Thursday, July 12, 2012, one of nation’s most candid, smart and disarming politicians, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, joined The Common Good to talk about his new book A NATION OF WUSSES:  How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great.


OWS Author Todd Gitlin, June 19th, 2012







Author and Journalist Todd Gitlin spoke at The Common Good on June 19, 2012.


New York City District Attorney Cy Vance, June 5th, 2012









On Tuesday, June 5th, New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance joined The Common Good for a lunch discussion about cybercrime, counter-terrorism, youth crime reduction, and technological improvements in not just fighting, but reducing, crime.


Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann, May 24th, 2012









On Thursday, May 24th, 2012, distinguished authors Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann joined The Common Good for a luncheon discussion and question and answer session, as they discussed their new book, “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.”


Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann, May 24th, 2012









On Thursday, May 24th, 2012, distinguished authors Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann joined The Common Good for a luncheon discussion and question and answer session, as they discussed their new book, “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.”


Former New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman, May 10th, 2012









Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman spoke at The Common Good on May 10, 2012.


Former New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman, May 10th, 2012









Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman spoke at The Common Good on May 10, 2012.


Actor Mark Ruffalo, May 17th, 2012









On May 17th, 2012 Mark Ruffalo spoke at a gathering for The Common Good on the topic of clean water and clean energy alternatives. Ruffalo touched on his work with Water Defense, his concern about fracking and the need for the development of environmentally sustainable alternatives.


Actor Mark Ruffalo, May 17th, 2012









On May 17th, 2012 Mark Ruffalo spoke at a gathering for The Common Good on the topic of clean water and clean energy alternatives. Ruffalo touched on his work with Water Defense, his concern about fracking and the need for the development of environmentally sustainable alternatives.


Dylan Ratigan









Dylan Ratigan spoke at The Common Good on April 10, 2012.


Dylan Ratigan









Dylan Ratigan spoke at The Common Good on April 10, 2012.


Director Robert Greenwald









On March 29th, The Common Good hosted a discussion and screening with Robert Greenwald on his documentary titled Koch Brothers Exposed, which takes a closer look at the relationship between politics and money through the story of David and Charles Koch.


Director Robert Greenwald









On March 29th, The Common Good hosted a discussion and screening with Robert Greenwald on his documentary titled Koch Brothers Exposed, which takes a closer look at the relationship between politics and money through the story of David and Charles Koch.

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