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Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

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Sue M. Gordon is the former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) – the country’s number two ranking intelligence official. As the fifth PDDNI, she co-led the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and oversaw the entire Intelligence Community, comprised of over a dozen agencies that collect information on threats against the United States. In particular, Gordon’s transformative leadership focused on integrating intelligence across the organization, expanding outreach and partnerships, driving innovation, and advancing diversity and inclusion throughout the Community. With nearly four decades of legendary and dedicated service, Gordon has led at every level of the Intelligence Community with roles spanning numerous organizations and disciplines – drawing on this experience to inspire audiences to challenge the status quo, adapt to changing environments, and apply innovation to their business.

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.

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.

Principal, RiceHadleyGates, LLC

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Anja Manuel is a founding partner and principal at RiceHadleyGates, 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.

News Presenter and Journalist

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She joined the business team at the BBC in 2002 and has been presenting the early morning edition of World Business Report on BBC One, BBC News Channel and BBC World News for the past 10 years. Sally has also recently launched the BBC’s flagship business programme, Business Live which airs every week day at 0830 on BBC News Channel and BBC World News. It’s a packed 30 minute programme that covers all the key business stories and gets the inside track from the world’s leading CEOs. In 2014 Sally was named as one of the UK’s 50 most powerful part-timers on the third annual Power Part Time List compiled by both Timewise and the Financial Times. Sally is now a part of the judging panel working with Timewise.

Former Under Secretary of State, Deputy Assistant to the President, and National Security Advisor to the Vice President

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Having served at the highest levels in national security and intelligence organizations, the Honorable Andrea Thompson brings over three decades of experience in public service and the United States military. From combat zones to the White House Situation Room, Thompson has led diverse teams in crisis situations and advised our Nation’s most senior government and military leaders, from the President and Vice President of the United States to four-star generals in combat. Most recently, Thompson led U.S. diplomatic global policy work for cyber security, space, and emerging technologies as the State Department’s Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Overseeing all foreign weapon sales, she implemented policies to enhance economic and national security and led U.S. nuclear and arms control strategic security talks – working closely with allies as well as her Chinese and Russian counterparts. Thompson draws on decades of international security experience to candidly deliver talks on the importance of transparency and open dialogue in getting things done. As a woman in leadership, she inspires audiences to invest in the next generation and embrace emerging technologies to face new challenges in cyber and international security.

Global Economist, Author & Investor in the Future

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Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs. She has travelled to more than 80 countries over the last decade, during which time she has developed a unique knowledge base on the political, economic, and financial workings of emerging economies, in particular the BRICs and the frontier economies in Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Her work examines the interplay between rapidly developing countries, international business, and the global economy, while highlighting the key opportunities for investment. She is the author of multiple New York Times best-selling books, including Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth - and How to Fix It, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly - And the Stark Choices Ahead, and Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World. Moyo was recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by TIME magazine, and was named to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Forum. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications, such as the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Author, Journalist, & Activist

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Fatima Bhutto, born and raised in Pakistan, is an acclaimed poet, writer, columnist, and journalist. With a steep family history in politics, she is also a renowned activist and has undertaken work for women’s rights and humanitarian issues, as well as broader world politics.

Former Dept. of Treasury Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis

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Leslie Ireland served as the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis. In this role, Ireland lead the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, which is responsible for the receipt, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence related to the Department's mission to safeguard the international financial system from abuse and to combat threats to U.S. national security. Ireland was a career intelligence officer for 25 years and has held a variety of positions in the analytical, collection, interagency and policy communities. Most recently she was intelligence briefer to President Obama.

Author and Staff Writer, National Security Desk of The Washington Post

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2014 Young Global Leader and Harvard University Nieman Fellow Souad Mekhennet has reported on radical Islamic movements since shortly after September 11th and has researched long-term strategies of terrorist organizations since the Arab Spring. It is through this work, and her Baillie Gifford Prize 2017 longlist recognized book, I Was Told to Come Alone, that she hopes to shed light on the troubling dynamics happening today between Islam and the West and what needs to happen to change them.

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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