17th Annual President’s Breakfast
March 4, 2022, 7 - 9 a.m.
Hilton Beachfront Resort, Santa Barbara
Tickets will be available for purchase here, beginning February 4.
An engaging annual event for community leaders.
Now in its seventeenth year, Westmont College consistently engages some of the most fascinating and impactful individuals of our time to address Santa Barbara community leaders on significant and timely topics.
This year, Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe facilitates an engaging conversation with Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of numerous books, including Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short. His latest book is The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.
A sharp observer of politics, finance, and the evolution of American culture, Lewis combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators.
We're committed to providing a safe event for our attendees. Up-to-date COVID-19 protocols, in keeping with Santa Barbara County and venue requirements, will be provided here closer to the event date.
About Michael Lewis
The New York Times best-selling author of sixteen books, including Moneyball, The Blind Side and The Big Short, Lewis is a sharp observer of politics, finance and the evolution of American culture. He has a distinct ability to captivate audiences with his keen insight and signature wit. In addition, Lewis’s books, The Blind Side and Moneyball became Oscar nominated films.
Lewis’s most recent book, The Premonition: A Pandemic Story, follows three central characters—a biochemist, a public health officer and a federal government employee—as they confront the pandemic. The public health worker profiled in the book, Dr. Charity Dean, served as the Public Health Officer for Santa Barbara County from 2011 to 2018. According to Lewis, all of these individuals risked their careers as they sought to raise the alarm during the early days of the pandemic.
Lewis is a columnist for Bloomberg News and a contributing writer to Vanity Fair. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Princeton and a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.