SOURCE: Livermore Performing Arts Foundation

October 06, 2009 14:38 ET

Washington DC Insider John Hamre Exclusive Bay Area Appearance Oct 13 as First Speaker of Rae Dorough Speakers Series

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - The East Bay will have a unique opportunity to gain policy insights from Washington DC insider John Hamre during his exclusive appearance at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, California. Formerly the 26th U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, Hamre has served in high-level roles in the US government for over 30 years. While at the Pentagon, Hamre pushed to strengthen defenses against terrorist attacks, played a major role in revising export controls to help US industry and was the Department's point man on the now forgotten Y2K crisis. Since leaving government, he has been an advisor on multiple strategic issues to the government.

His presentation, titled "The American Century, Past Tense or Future Promise?" sheds light on America's role as a global superpower surrounded by a set of regional superpowers.

Dr. Hamre will be the first guest speaker of the 2009-2010 Rae Dorough Speakers Series, which will be held on October 13, 2009, 7:30pm at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center's Bankhead Theater in Downtown Livermore.

Tickets are $30, $12 for students 21 and under, and are available by calling 925-373-6800 or visiting

Dine and Discover at Eddie Papa's with the DC Dinner Special

The Rae Dorough Speakers Series is offering a special DC Dinner before the talk by John Hamre. Attendees can make a night of it by taking advantage of a special DC Dinner offered from 5:30-7pm at Eddie Papa's restaurant, directly across from the Bankhead Theatre. The new restaurant is offering an exclusive three-course prix fixe menu only for attendees of the Rae Dorough Speakers Series.

The one time seating starts at 5:30 so that diners can attend the event. This DC Dinner offers a unique three-course dinner choice with a range of American favorites from southern fried chicken, wild Pacific salmon, Kansas City BBQ ribs to Florida key lime pie and Chicago turtle cheesecake at $25 per person.

Eddie Papa's is located directly across from the Bankhead Theatre at 2417 First Street in Livermore, California. For reservations, call: 925-373-6650 and ask for the DC Dinner Special.

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