Gary Marlon Suson

 

9/11 photographer Gary Marlon Suson lives in New York City. On September 11, 2001, his life, just as all American’s lives, was turned upside down by the attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon. Initially, after photographing the Towers’ collapse from his rooftop, Suson returned to his studio, deciding he wasn’t going to shoot anything else having to do with this tragedy. He didn’t want the stress of being in the midst of the chaos taking pictures, and especially didn’t wish to be wrongly viewed as someone trying to exploit a situation. 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 has studied the U.S. Constitution and related historical documents with scholarly rigor, and has authored incisive commentary on the critical constitutional issues of our day.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

Nick Halley

 

Brigadier General Nick Halley (U.S. Army, Retired) is a recognized expert on leadership and terrorism. He has commanded thousands of our soldiers in combat in three conflicts – Vietnam, Grenada, and Desert Storm. He is an army paratrooper, army ranger and special operations veteran. He has been awarded many significant decorations, including two Silver Stars for bravery in combat actions, four Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in combat operations. Read more

Jim Hight

Jim Hight

There were more than 11 million victims of ID theft in the U.S. last year. That works out to nearly 5 percent of the population.

Former FBI executive Jim Hight, who logged in more than 30 years in law enforcement, is no stranger to ID theft. Prior to his retirement from the FBI, he supervised many well-known cyber crime investigations and was in charge of intelligence gathering involving terrorism subjects from countries designated as sponsors of terror. Hight provides a high-level view of the current state of identity theft, discussing many basic scams.

As supervisor of one of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces he oversaw intelligence- gathering on terrorist threats, hostile intelligence services, and high priority criminal cases. His biggest assignment was in the Oklahoma City Field Office, where he was the case agent for the Oklahoma City bombing through Timothy McVeigh’s trial and conviction. From 2000 until his retirement, Hight was involved in national security and cybercrime cases, overseeing intelligence-gathering on highly classified investigations and becoming an expert on counter-terrorism.

With knowledge and experience as his guide, he is now the head of Hight and Associates, a security, investigative, anti-terrorism, counterintelligence, identity theft, and media relations consulting group. Jim Hight uses his wide range of experience to show audiences the best ways to combat terror and identity theft. A unique voice in the law enforcement community, Hight provides groups around the country with the necessary tools to protect their information, identities, and overall safety.

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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

Marvin Zonis

Marvin Zonis

Marvin Zonis is a leading expert on the global economy and on political risk. Professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Zonis’ insights into the intersection of politics, economics and emerging technologies make him a valuable and always timely keynote speaker for a vast range of businesses and organizations. His sharpest skill is presenting, in vivid detail illustrated by real world examples, the developments and trends impacting the contemporary social, political and economic landscape. The former director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago, he is an authority on Middle Eastern politics, and has spent the last 50 years studying the volatile mix of Islam, terrorism, and the Middle East. At the University of Chicago, he continues to teach courses on International Political Economy, Leadership, and Business Strategy in the Era of E-Commerce, and consults with corporations and professional asset management firms throughout the world, helping them to identify, assess, and manage their political risks in the changing global environment. Zonis is a member of the Board of Directors of CNA Financial, serves on the Board of the Institute for Psychoanalysis and is a Fellow of Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, a global consulting firm. He is also a member of the U.S. Comptroller General’s Board of Advisers at the GAO. Zonis has written extensively on the intersection of digital technologies and globalization, emerging markets, Middle Eastern politics, the oil industry, Russia, and U.S. foreign policy. His writing has been featured in The Financial Times, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Chief Executive Magazine, La Vanguardia, The Boston Globe, and the Japanese journal Nikkei Weekly. His books include The Kimchi Matters: Global Business and Local Politics in a Crisis Driven World; The Eastern European Opportunity; Majestic Failure: The Fall of the Shah; Khomeini and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and his latest, Risk Rules: How Local Politics Threaten The Global Economy, which shows that globalization (and events like the recent overthrow of the long-time leaders in Egypt and Tunis; the global recession triggered by the U.S. credit crisis in 2008; and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan) makes understanding the political economies of different countries more important than ever. He is a commentator for a range of media outlets, including NPR, the BBC, and ABC News, where he served as a special consultant for the Middle East. Read more

Robert Rebhan

Robert Rebhan

An advocate for privacy and financial security, former Detective Sergeant Robert Rebhan has spent the last 16 years coordinating fraud-prevention training, specializing in point-of-sale fraud control and merchant fraud awareness for American Express. His extraordinary knowledge of the business world and of what it takes to minimize risks and stay in business makes him one of the country’s most requested professional speakers. Rebhan motivates his audiences to review passive lifestyle and business practices and join the 21st century in a technological and common-sense fight against fraud. Read more

Joe Ruffini

Joe Ruffini

Lt. Colonel Joseph Ruffini, USA (Ret.) brings more than 25 yrs of experience from a broad array of fields

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Robin Wright

Robin Wright

Award-winning journalist and author Robin Wright has spent her professional life reporting from more than 140 countries on six continents; her foreign tours include the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and several years as a roving foreign correspondent. She has covered a dozen wars and several revolutions, and most recently covered U.S. foreign policy for The Washington Post. Her book, Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam, is a seminal treatise on terrorism, and she has written extensively about Muslim extremism, the Middle East and Iran’s place in global politics and the war on terrorism. Read more