Upcoming Oakmont Sunday Symposiums
The Oakmont Sunday Symposium provides a forum for speakers on diverse topics such as science, history, politics, culture and current events. Attendance at the Sunday presentations is intended for Oakmont residents and their invited guests. Sunday Symposium is held at the East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Dr., 10:30 a.m. to noon. There is a suggested donation of $3.
March 3 - “Cyber Crooks, Cyber Spies, Cyber Warriors”
Presented by Mark A. Randol
The United States is the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the nation's economic competitiveness, according to a new National Intelligence Estimate, a report that represents the consensus of the U.S. intelligence community. It identifies China as the country most aggressively seeking to penetrate the computer systems of American businesses and institutions.
The cyber realm provides new opportunities for organized criminal groups, terrorists, and spies to target Americans, American businesses, and our government's most sensitive secrets. But is it now also a domain for war? How vulnerable are we to cyber attacks?
This presentation will explore today's cyber threat. Why are our nation's leaders on the verge of panic? Who are the cyber crooks, cyber spies, and cyber warriors?
March 10 - “Don't Worry, Drive On - Who Killed Economic Growth?”
Presented by Richard Heinberg
Discover what is truth and what is urban myth about the loss of energy sources over the next 50 years. What will the loss of oil and natural gas, along with spiraling prices, do to the economic engines of America and the world? How will energy shortages affect our retirement plans as well as the future of our children and grandchildren?
March 17 - “Getting to Know Islam & Looking for Answers: Extremism and Islam”
Presented by Jennifer Hart
March 24 - “American Writers: The Eyes and Ears of a Continent”
Presented by Jonah Raskin