Pacifica Institute Luncheon Forums provide an environment of friendship, cultivation of intellectual exchange and strengthen civic dialogue among the many diverse communities. The forums are consistently informative, and never polemical or partisan. The speakers include government, elected, corporate and media officials, academics, diplomats, and other civic leaders. They share their viewpoints and experiences on important issues facing our local communities. The forums also provide critical information on public concerns and help build stronger relationships among our diverse local communities.