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Former US Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Advisor and CNN Senior National Security Analyst

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Lisa O. Monaco currently serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at New York University Law School and as a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She previously served as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, where she focused heavily on cyber security and domestic crisis response. As the President’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor, she was responsible for advising the President on all aspects of counterterrorism policy and strategy, as well as coordinating homeland security-related activities throughout the Executive Branch.

Foreign Policy & Global Trends Expert & NBC National Security Contributor

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Dr. Evelyn Farkas is one of the nation’s premier voices on American foreign policy and geopolitics, and one of the most-trusted experts on US-Russia relations. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, she was the Department of Defense’s top Russia expert under President Barack Obama. Farkas advised three US Secretaries of Defense during her tenure at the Pentagon and was responsible for policy toward Russia and the surrounding region. She is an outspoken voice on how America ought to respond to adversaries and manage aggressors, ranging from Russia to North Korea to Iran. Expertly positioned to discuss the at times tenuous intersection of foreign objectives and domestic priorities, she appears regularly as an NBC/MSNBC national security contributor to discuss hot-button geopolitical issues, and has penned research papers and op-eds featured in most leading publications. In her keynote talks, she discusses how America’s position abroad is shifting under the Trump administration, the global gamut of US foreign and defense policy, and current national security challenges including Russia’s role in the 2016 election.

Principal, Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC

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Anja Manuel is a founding partner and principal at Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel, LLC, a strategic consulting firm, which she co-founded along with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and others. The firm assists CEOs and senior executives at major US companies in key emerging markets such as China, India, and the Middle East. She teaches at Stanford University’s International Policy Studies Program and is a leading expert on globalization, emerging markets, and America’s shifting role in international leadership. Anja is a former State Department official, an international lawyer, and the author of the book, This Brave New World.

Columnist and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent for Al-Hayat

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Raghida Dergham, the senior diplomatic correspondent for Al-Hayat – the leading Arabic daily – and an analyst for NBC, MSNBC, and the Arab satellite LBC, is tuned into both the U.S. and Arab/Muslim worlds. She has broken major news stories, interviewed world leaders, been featured on myriad news programs, and contributed to major publications. She was also the only journalist to interview Ramzi Youssef, the alleged mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing. Dergham addresses the Middle East, the West’s relationship with the region, politics, and women in the world.

Former Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy & White House Coordinator for Defense Policy

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Throughout her career in public service and at leading universities and research institutions, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall has engaged the toughest global challenges, including strengthening nuclear deterrence, stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and countering climate change. She has mobilized and led diverse teams to achieve ambitious goals and continues to tackle problems of consequence in the national security and energy spheres.
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