The Right Honorable Baroness Margaret Thatcher, OM, FRS, Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom, spoke to Town Hall on March 27, 1993. Her speech, "The Fate of Nations," discussed the most important lessons of Western history, and how they might be applied in the future.
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Dr. John C. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, spoke to Town Hall Los Angeles on “The Economy and the Federal Reserve: Real Progress, but Too Soon to Relax.” The April 3, 2013 speech drew wide attention.
By Alec Mackie
Some might view LA’s water challenges as someone else’s problem to manage.
In his bestselling book The Big Thirst, Charles Fishman noted decades of reliable water in America have allowed us to forget how the system works and why it’s important. “The brilliant invisibility of our water system has become its most significant vulnerability.”
There are a million ways to look at one’s life but I have always found it useful to have an organizing theory for my decisions. During my PhD studies, I had a suite-mate whose mantra was: “It seemed like a good idea at the time.” Although I admired his spontaneity, that’s not the way I roll. For me, repotting is a central theme. In a long and fascinating (to me) career, I recognize when opportunities can be seized if I am willing to transfer my roots to a larger pot.
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