Past Speakers

A partial listing of speakers from the past three years.

Edward Alden
Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations

Rainer Baake
Director for the Agora Energy Project
Mercator Foundation

Luke Bassett
Associate Director of Domestic Energy Policy
Center for American Progress

José María Beneyto
Member of Congress, Spain

Jean-Yves Benoit
Director, Carbon Markets
Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development

Federiga Bindi, PhD
Director for the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels
Founding Director of the Jean Monnet European Centre
   of Excellence
University of Rome

Eduardo Bhatia, JD
President of the Senate
Puerto Rico

Graham Bishop
European League for Economic Co-operation (ELEC),
British Section

Fred Wells Brason II
Project Lazarus

Theresa Cardinal Brown
Director of Immigration Policy
Bipartisan Policy Center

David Brunori, JD
Research Professor of Public Policy
Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and
   Public Administration
The George Washington University

Chris Calabrese
Vice President for Policy
Center for Democracy & Technology

John Colborn
Director, Skills for America’s Future
Aspen Institute

John Coleman
President of the Prescription Drug
Research Center

Charlie Cook
Political analyst
Editor and publisher
The Cook Political Report

Steven A. Cook, PhD
Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Phil Cox
Executive Director of the Republican Governors Association (2011–2014)

Lisa David
Executive Director of Public Health Solutions
New York, NY

Laura Dawson
Canada Institute, Wilson Center

Peter Debaere
Associate Professor of Business Administration
University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Michael Dimock
Vice President for Research
Pew Research Center

Graham G. Dodds
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Concordia University

Randy Dorn
Superintendent of Public Instruction
State of Washington

Corina Eckl
Director of State Services
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Thomas Faergeman
Founder and Director

Peter Fenn
Fenn Communications Group

Jean-Pierre Filiu, PhD
Professor of Middle East Stuides
Sciences Po University, Paris School of International Affairs
Center of International Studies

José María Robles Fraga
Director, International Corporate Affairs
Santander Bank

Richard A. Galen
Political Strategist

Frederic Grare, PhD
Senior Associate and Director of South Asia Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Andrew Gruber
Executive Director
Wasatch Front Regional Council

Andrew Hacker
Professor, Political Science
Queens College
City University of New York

Katie Harbath
Global lead for politics and government engagement

Jared Harris, PhD
University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Christian Henrichson
Cost Benefit Unit
Vera Institute of Justice

Governor Gary Herbert
Governor of Utah

Kenneth McClintock Hernández
former Secretary of State
Puerto Rico

Gary Hoachlander 
California ConnectEd’s “Linked Learning”

Michael Hogan
Senior Advisor
The Regulatory Assistance project
EU Energy Road Map 2050 project

Kil Huh
Senior Director, State and Local Fiscal Health
The Pew Charitable Trusts

James Kane
Management Consultant

Arun Kapil, PhD
Institut Catholique de Paris (Catholic University of Paris)
Paris Center of the Council on International Educational

Commander Heather Kelly, PhD
Chief of the Response Operations
US Coast Guard, San Juan Sector

Stephen R. Kelly
Visiting Professor of The Practice in the Sanford School of
    Public Policy
Duke University

Yariela Kerr-Donovan
Department of Human Resources
Strategic Workforce Planning & Development
The Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS)

Emil J. Kirchner
Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany
British Academy of Social Sciences

Hans-Helmut Kotz
Goethe University
Harvard University

Stéphane Lacroix, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science
Sciences Po University
Researcher at the Center of International Studies (CERI)

Ambassador Jean-David Levitte
Member of the Institut de France
Professor at Sciences-Po University
Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution


Michael Leavitt
Former Governor of Utah
Founder and Chairman
Leavitt Partners

Marc A. Levin
Policy Director, Right on Crime
Director, Center for Effective Justice
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF)

Mark Hugo Lopez, PhD
Director of Hispanic Research
Pew Research Center

Eric Lugo
Vice President in Global Philanthropy
JP Morgan Chase

Tim Maglione
Senior Director
Government Relations
Ohio State Medical Association

David Manning
Special Envoy to Washington, DC
Province of Alberta, Canada

Felicia Marcus, PhD
Chair, State Water Resources Control Board
State of California

Leonard Marcus, PhD
Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership
Harvard University

Michael Marx
Director, Beyond Oil Campaign
Sierra Club

Rory McDonald
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
Harvard University

Nicco Mele
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Marie Mendras, PhD
Sciences Po University, Paris School of International Affairs
Research Fellow at the Center of International Studies (CERI)
Member of the Institute for Law and Public Policy (Moscow)

Giles Merritt
Secretary General
Friends of Europe

Eric Miller
President of Rideau Potomac Strategy Group

Margit Molnar, PhD
Head of the China Desk
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
   (OECD) Economics Department

Jennifer Morgan
Global Director of the Climate Program
World Resources Institute

Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti
United Kingdom’s Energy Security Envoy

Brian S. Neale
Healthcare Policy Director
State of Indiana

Michael Northrop
Director of Sustainable Development
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Colm O'Comartun
Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association (2011–2014)

Pier Carlo Padoan
Deputy Secretary General and Chief Economist
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Fred Patrick
Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project
Center on Sentencing and Corrections
Vera Institute of Justice

Adam Posen, PhD
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Jeremy Robbins
Executive Director
Partnership for a New American Economy
New York, NY

Christopher Sabatini, PhD
Adjunct Professor
School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Christopher Sands
Senior Research Professor and Director of the Center for
   Canadian Studies
Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced
   International Studies

Sam Schaeffer
Chief Executive Officer
Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)

Jean Seguin
Assistant Deputy Minister
Province of Quebec’s Ministry of the Economy, Science,
   and Innovation

Richard Sinkin, PhD
Founder and Partner
InterAmerican Group

Alan Solomont
Former US Ambassador to Spain
Dean, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and
   Public Service
Tufts University

James E. Spiotto, JD
Managing Director
Chapman Strategic Advisors, LLC

Christopher Steinhauser
Long Beach, California Unified School District

Dan Stewart
Senior Justice Advisor Public Safety
Cisco Systems

Bruno Tertrais, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Fondation Pour La Recherche Stratégique

Joseph Thompson MD, MPH
Surgeon General
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Laura Tobler
Program Director, Health
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Jeremy Travis, J.D.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York

Luis Vidal
Luis Vidal Architects

Joe Walsh
Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning and Management
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Amy Walter
National Editor
The Cook Political Report

Robin Willner
Staff Director
NYS P-TECH Leadership Council

Bryan Wilson 
State Policy Director
National Skills Coalition

Alex Wirth
Cofounder of Quorum Analytics

Eckhard Wurzel, PhD
Head of the Bureau for the Euro Area and the
   European Union
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
   (OECD) Economics Department

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