Retreat News

Theodore Roosevelt, IV and Susan Eisenhower

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Biographers talk about writing history

Some of today’s most lauded biographers and journalists convened at Sunnylands during the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in January to talk about the challenges of writing history.Del Quentin Wilber...

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Michael Lerman, Festival Chair Harold Matzner, David Anson and Deepak Rauniyar

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Filmmakers convene for roundtables

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is a fabulous affair. Its annual gala brings not just Hollywood glamour, but actual movie stars, to the desert every year. Lavish parties celebrate actor...

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Ralph Cicerone at the Sunnylands retreat on the integrity of science, held in February 2015

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ralph Cicerone, Sunnylands retreat participant, dies at 73

Ralph J. Cicerone, a former president of the National Academy of Sciences who died Saturday at age 73, was one of the first scientists to warn the nation about the effects of climate change. He was a...

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sunnylands ASEAN Declaration

Following the ASEAN leaders summit hosted by President Barack Obama, the participants unanimously agreed on a document entitled a Sunnylands Declaration. This animated short itemizes the agreement. ...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sunnylands to Close for Presidential Summit

January 13, 2016--The White House has announced that President Obama will host a summit with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at Sunnylands in February.As set forth in i...

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Geoffrey Cowan, president, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

President Geoffrey Cowan to Step Down in June 2016

During his six-year tenure, the Annenberg estate became known as the ‘Camp David of the West’Wednesday, December 16, 2015 -- Geoffrey Cowan, the president of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunn...

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