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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Military Historian

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Rick Atkinson is a best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award winner, and Washington Post journalist. He is the author of the Liberation Trilogy, a history of Europe in World War II, as well as the highly-anticipated 2019 Revolution Trilogy. He is also the author of The Long Gray Line, Crusade, and In the Company of Soldiers. With incredible depth of knowledge and recall for facts and figures, Atkinson shares vivid stories about what military history (both the good and the bad) teaches us about leadership from the generals that shaped history.
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Journalist & Sr. CNN Political Analyst

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Part journalist, part historian, and all shrewd political observer, Ronald (Ron) Brownstein explains the complexities of American politics with lucid precision. As a CNN Senior Political Analyst, Senior Editor for the Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal, he produces sharp analysis on politics, policy, the electorate, media, healthcare, energy, the press' impact on Americans, and the range of issues informed by his strong sense of American political and national history. Brownstein provides an insider’s look into politics and the media and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of six best-selling books, and his articles on politics, public policy, and culture have appeared in myriad of major publications and on many broadcast news outlets.

Nation's Leading Presidential Historian and Best-Selling Author

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Michael Beschloss is a specialist in the United States presidency and the author of nine books. In November 2013, he was appointed as a contributing columnist on history for The New York Times. Michael shares lessons learned from Presidential history and applies them to today's leaders.

Two-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist & Editor of The Washington Post

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Renowned journalist, author, and political commentator who keeps his finger on the pulse of modern American politics, speaking to every audience about current events and what the future holds. Widely known as the journalistic icon who broke the deeply disturbing news of the Watergate scandal. Bob Woodward is a reporter-historian with an aggressive but fair and non-partisan reputation for digging deep to uncover Washington’s secrets. He gives audiences unvarnished look at Washington politics and leaders.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Best-Selling Author, & Political Analyst

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In the early 1970s, Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Since then, Bernstein has continued to build on the theme he and Woodward first explored in the Nixon years – the use and abuse of power: political, media, financial, cultural and spiritual power. Renowned as a prose stylist, he has also written a classic biography of Pope John Paul II, served as the founding editor of the first major political website, and been a rock critic.

Historian & Award-Winning Filmmaker

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Ken Burns is a PBS documentary director of The Civil War, Baseball, The West, Thomas Jefferson. He has been making documentary films for more than twenty years and the most notable among his work is the PBS series Baseball. Among critical acclaim, Baseball earned Mr. Burns an Emmy, the Clarion Award, and The Television Critics Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sports and Special Programming.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Investigative Reporters, Journalists, & Best-Selling Authors

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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are best known for breaking the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative journalism. For this work, they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Their work has been called “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time” by longtime journalism figure, Gene Roberts, and the book they co-authored on their experience, All the President’s Men, went on to become a New York Times best-seller and an Academy Award-winning feature film. 

American Presidential Historian & New York Times Best-Selling Author

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Robert Dallek is an acclaimed American historian specializing in the Presidents of The United States and foreign affairs. He is also a New York Times best-selling author of a landmark biography of President John F. Kennedy among a dozen other books. Dallek stands in the front ranks of contemporary historians, having produced a body of work that explores critical issues rich in relevance to our current domestic and international crises. The recurring theme in Dallek's history could not be timelier: The nature of leadership in a world beset by problems of perilous urgency. Weaving the stories of American history and foreign policy with insights and analysis of personalities, relationships, and the public sentiment from around the world, he keeps audiences riveted as he draws parallels from historical events to today’s modern events.

Generations Expert and Demographer

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A best-selling author on generations and global aging, Neil Howe explains how falling birthrates and rising life spans will cause the world's population to grow older in the next 30 years. He illustrates how this phenomenon will effect business, especially in the workplace and in their communications with consumers.

Ambassador and Former Arms Control Director for President Ronald Reagan and Author of Reagan at Reykjavik

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Ambassador Ken Adelman is the former arms control director for President Ronald Reagan and the author of Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours that Ended the Cold War. He offers a dramatic, first-hand look into the president’s character and leadership, showing executives what they can learn from the president during one of his finest and most challenging moments. With its cliffhanger plot, powerful personalities, and sweeping significance, this summit was the key turning point in the Cold War, and Adelman is a superb storyteller as he provides an honest and up-close portrait of Reagan.
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"Master of the Art of Narrative History"

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David McCullough has been widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history” and “a matchless writer.”He is a New York Times best selling author, has won the Pulitzer Prize twice, is a two-time winner of the National Book Award, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.
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Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, Economics Expert, & Author

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Dr. Benn Steil is senior fellow and director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He is also the founding editor of International Finance, a scholarly economics journal, the lead writer of the Council’s Geo-Graphics economics blog, and creator of three web-based interactives tracking Sovereign Risk, Global Monetary Policy, and Central Bank Currency Swaps. Dr. Steil has written and spoken widely on international finance, monetary policy, financial markets, and economic and diplomatic history. He is also the author of the critically-acclaimed book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War, as well as the previous book, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order.