Parc Forum Presents

A conversation with David Leonhardt from the New York Times

Join us on Thursday, April 4, as SRI Chief Executive Officer David Parekh sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times editor and writer David Leonhardt to discuss his new book, Ours Was the Shining Future: The Story of the American Dream, and how innovation, ingenuity, and investment fueled America’s technological and economic growth. 

Save your spot at the April 4th PARC Forum

David Parekh in conversation with David Leonhardt

April 4th, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT
followed by a networking reception

SRI’s historic PARC Campus
3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, California 94304

*zoom link active April 4th, 2024 from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. PT

David Leonhardt 

David Leonhardt is a senior writer for The New York Times, where he writes The Morning, its flagship daily newsletter. He is the author of Ours Was the Shining Future: The Story of the American Dream (Random House, 2023). The Atlantic, the Financial Times, and the New Republic named it one of the best books of the year. Previously at The Times, David was an Op-Ed columnist, the Washington bureau chief, a Times Magazine staff writer, a podcast host, and the founding editor of The Upshot section. He led a strategy group that helped Times leadership shape the newsroom’s digital future. In 2011, David received the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

David Parekh

David Parekh, Ph.D., is the chief executive officer of SRI, a leading nonprofit research and development organization serving government and industry. Parekh has more than 30 years of experience leading research for industrial and academic research organizations. Parekh serves on the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Science Center and served as a board director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. He joined SRI in December 2021.

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