Todd Buchholz

Todd Buchholz

Acclaimed author, former White House economic policy director and economist Todd Buchholz connects the dots between local and global markets, the politics that define business environments, and the people who drive it all. He puts global politics and financial markets into perspective and offers a positive understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s markets. Buchholz “lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit,” says the Associated Press. Read more

David Rivkin

David Rivkin

Attorney David B. Rivkin, Jr. has studied the U.S. Constitution and related historical documents with scholarly rigor, and has authored incisive commentary on the critical constitutional issues of our day. Now in private practice, Rivkin’s lengthy career has been distinguished by service in the White House during two presidential terms, in both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Energy. He is a well-known writer and media commentator on matters of constitutional and international law, as well as on foreign and defense policy. Read more

Andrea Mitchell

Andrea Mitchell

Andrea Mitchell serves as the host of MSNBC’s daily news program Andrea Mitchell Reports in addition to her role as NBC’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, a position she has held since 1994. Mitchell has covered the biggest international stories of our time including the global War on Terror, nuclear proliferation in India, Pakistan and North Korea, the conflict in the Middle East and other global issues that influence your audience. Before covering foreign affairs, Mitchell covered national affairs as both a White House correspondent and congressional correspondent, providing viewers with the top political stories of the day. Read more

Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

One of the most influential political observers in the country, Charles Krauthammer challenges
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Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Bzezinski

One of the world’s foremost experts on international relations, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski offers perspectives on world affairs and the complex issues facing the Obama administration. With a mind that recognizes the complexities and interrelations of seemingly unrelated events, Dr. Brzezinski offers audiences an in-depth analysis of the events of the day, discussing U.S. foreign policy, global trouble spots, and the political and business implications of the evolving global marketplace. Audiences learn the nuances of a constantly shifting strategy and foreign policy from someone who’s helped shape both. Read more

Ryan Crocker

Ryan Crocker’s singular experience in the turbulent politics of the Middle East encompasses a Foreign Service career of 37 years, including six assignments as Chief of Mission in the region’s most challenging capitals of Beirut, Kuwait, Damascus, Kabul, Islamabad and Baghdad. He has spent five years since 9/11 in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, leading U.S. diplomatic efforts in all three countries during a critical period in America’s relationship with this volatile region. Crocker served as U.S. ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to 2009, during the diplomatically sensitive period that began with U.S. President George W. Bush’s “surge” and ended with Iraq’s January 2009 provincial elections. Working closely with Gen. David Petraeus, Crocker played a major role in the improvement of Iraq’s security conditions, leading to the Iraqi Army’s successful assault on Moqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army in the southern city of Basra. Fluent in Arabic, he was the senior negotiator in the successful effort to cement two historic agreements in 2008 between the United States and Iraq that constitutes the road map for the phased withdrawal of US forces. Crocker has been described by President George W. Bush as “one of the finest Foreign Service officers in American history” and by President Barack Obama “as an example of the very best that this nation has to offer.” Ryan Crocker offers a unique, first-hand perspective on the complex issues that challenge the United States in the Middle East and their prospects for the future. Read more

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Jean-Marie Guehenno

A Frenchman by birth, Jean-Marie Guéhenno does not fit the traditional mold of French diplomats; an ambassador who is by training a senior financial judge, he has also been a banker, a professor, a journalist and a writer. He strongly believes in the need to build bridges between work groups as well as between countries and cultures. Strongly believing in transparency and active leadership, he served two Secretaries-General of the United Nations and his tenure as the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping was the longest in the history of the United Nations. Read more

Jendayi E. Frazer

Jendayi E. Frazer

As the first woman U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Jendayi Frazer was the leading architect of U.S.-Africa policy for nearly a decade, serving in senior positions across the U.S. Government at the State Department, National Security Council and Department of Defense. The former top diplomat on Africa, she brings unparalleled access to African leaders and officials, and offers valuable insight on recent and future developments in Africa, and on U.S. foreign policy, international development policy and national security decision-making. Read more

Norman Ornstein

Norman Ornstein

A highly respected and trusted political analyst, Norman Ornstein delivers an in-depth commentary about the American political system and its various processes. An observer of U.S. politics for over 30 years, Ornstein delivers spot-on analyses of the Washington political scene. Through a combination of scholarship, hard journalism and practical down-to-earth understanding of human nature, he not only comments on the political process but gets right down in the thick of it. Deemed the “nation’s hottest pundit” by Columbia Journalism Review and an “icon of the press” Read more

Bob Shrum

Bob Shrum

Bob Shrum has advised nearly every major Democratic candidate from Edmund Muskie and Ted Kennedy to Al Gore and John Kerry, because he understands how political campaigns are fought and won.

 

A complete list of Shrum’s clients would be a “Who’s Who” of American politics. As chairman of Shrum, Devine & Donilon, a political media consulting firm, he has created and produced advertising that resulted in winning campaigns for over 20 U.S. Senators, six Governors, mayors of many major cities and several Congressmen. Read more