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Comey, Cleese among speakers scheduled for 51st Foothill College Celebrity Forum


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The 51st season of the Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speaker Series – launching in the fall – will feature authors, actors and the former FBI director best known for being fired by President Donald Trump.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.

The lineup for the 2018-2019 season:

• Rick Steves, Oct. 18 and 19. Steves is host and writer of the TV series “Rick Steves’ Europe” and the author of more than 50 best-selling travel books. He advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel and encourages Americans to travel as “temporary locals.”

• John Cleese, Nov. 15 and 16. Cleese is known for his work with the Monty Python comedy troupe, the British TV series “Fawlty Towers” and the movie “A Fish Called Wanda.”

• Ian Bremmer, Jan. 17 and 18. Bremmer is a foreign policy expert and the author of “Superpower,” the best-seller exploring the United States’ options as a superpower.

• Diane Keaton, Feb. 21 and 22. Keaton rose to fame as an actress in the 1970s for her work in Woody Allen films, including “Annie Hall,” which earned her the Oscar for Best Actress. She will discuss her life and relationships with Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Sam Shepard.

• James Comey, March 21 and 22. Comey was appointed as FBI director in 2013 by former President Barack Obama and fired by Trump in 2017, setting off a political firestorm. At the time, Comey was investigating Trump’s alleged association with the Russians.

• Dan Buettner, April 18 and 19. Buettner is an explorer, award-winning journalist and founder of Blue Zones, which studies places with the world’s oldest and healthiest people. His presentation is titled “How to Live to Be 100.”

All Celebrity Forum programs are scheduled 8 p.m. at Flint Center on the De Anza College campus, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.

For tickets and more information, visit celebrityforum.net.

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