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

Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss

Informative and revealing presidential anecdotes set against the backdrop of history, Michael Beschloss illuminates the leadership skills necessary for both political and business success, as he weaves colorful anecdotes and brilliant inside analysis of U.S. presidents with an informed, detailed understanding of their leadership styles. He provides a perspective on today’s leadership from the vantage-point of history; trained in leadership at the Harvard Business School, Beschloss demonstrates how the qualities of political leadership lend themselves to more effective leadership in business as well. Read more

Gary Langer

Gary Langer

Respected in both the worlds of journalism and polling, Gary Langer measures what people think about the issues—as well as what your customers think —so you can act on the trends shaping your world. Langer is the nation’s first and only Emmy-award winning public opinion pollster and is not your typical numbers expert. As the President of Langer Research Associates and the pollster for ABC News, he’s a newsman who does polls, not a pollster who does news—a difference that shows in the depth of his analysis and the breadth of his storytelling skills. Read more

Christopher Patten

As a man whose expertise straddles the globe, Christopher Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, understands the economic and geopolitical world of tomorrow: the future of Asia and Europe and their markets, as well as globalization and its discontents. As the last British governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten negotiated the handover of the colony to China in 1997, but it didn’t stop him from working tirelessly to strengthen Hong Kong’s institutions and infrastructure, believing that “the values Hong Kong represented were the values of the future in Asia as everywhere else.” Lord Patten is skeptical, however, of the notion that Asian values in general somehow translate into economic success – that distinctly Asian values can explain the success of Asia’s economic “tigers.” Lord Patten understands the reality behind the myth of Asian “success,” showing audiences what the East does wrong – as well as what it does right – and demonstrating clearly how both East and West have common interests that should be reached together. Lord Patten has strong views on the future of Asia, particularly how the West should deal with China as an economic player. Equally of interest to him is the future of the West; just how strong and influential is Europe’s Economic Union? Can the separate countries come together to achieve their goal of borderless commerce and trade as one with the rest of the world? Or will internal pressures within countries threaten this union? Lord Patten, who served as a commissioner with Europe’s European Union, shows audiences what lies ahead for the E.U. and how it influences the global economic future. Patten is the author of The Tory Case, East and West and Cousins and Strangers (British title, Not Quite the Diplomat). His latest book is How the World Works (Fall 2008). Read more

Bob Dole

Bob Dole

Since leaving public elective office, former Presidential candidate and Senator Bob Dole continues to take an active leadership role in a wide range of public policy and charitable causes. Recent projects include serving as Chairman of the National World War II Memorial, which was completed and dedicated in 2004; serving as Chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons, and co-chairing, with Former President Bill Clinton, a foundation to assist the spouses and children of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack; and serving as President of the Federal City Council. Read more

Immaculée Ilibagiza

Immaculee Illibagiza

An eyewitness survivor of one of recent history’s most horrific genocidal regimes, Immaculée Ilibagiza shares Read more

John Foley

John Foley

A former lead solo pilot for the Blue Angels, motivational speaker John Foley is an expert on teamwork in intense, high-stakes environments. As the leader of the Navy’s elite precision exhibition flying team, Foley expected unparalleled levels of excellence from his team and required steadfast commitment, discipline, and trust in order to reach peak performance levels. With insight from the Blue Angels, lessons from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and his experiences in the inner circle of a venture capital company, Foley has developed a practical, effective model for developing a high performance team. Read more

Frank Luntz

Frank Luntz

More media outlets have turned to Dr. Frank Luntz for focus groups & consulting than to any other political pollster,

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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