Past Speakers2018-01-17T16:42:39+00:00

Events · A Remarkable Evening

Past Speakers

2017
Colin Powell, Four Star General in the U.S. Army, U.S. Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Security Advisor

2016
David Brooks, Political and social analyst

2016
Thomas Friedman, Author and columnist

2016
Ana Navarro, Political strategist and commentator

2015
Robert Gates, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the C.I.A

2015
Leon Panetta, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the C.I.A.

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2014
George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Foundation

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2013
Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1997 – 2007)

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2013 & 2014
David Gergen, Professor of Public Service and Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and senior political analyst for CNN

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2012
Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States

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2011
Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor

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2010
James Bradley, New York Times Bestselling Author

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2009
Michael Beschloss, Author & Presidential Historian

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2008
Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute & Biographer

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John Irving, Academy Award & National Book Award-winning novelist
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Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author & Historian
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Dr. Ronan Tynan, Irish Tenor & Champion Disabled Athlete
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Wendy Wasserstein, Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award-winning playwright
2002 & 2003
David McCollough, Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Historian