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Peter Navarro - Rebecca Costa

October 20th, 2016

Peter Navarro is Harvard Ph.D. economist serving as an Economic Advisor for Donald Trump. Navarro is a professor of public policy at the University of California, Irvine, and is the author of several ‘path-breaking’ management books including "The Well-Timed Strategy,"  "The Coming China Wars," and the best-selling investment book I"f It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks." Prior to teaching, Navarro worked in Washington, D.C. as an energy and environmental policy analyst. His recent documentary, "Death By China", 'confronts the most urgent problem facing America today – its increasingly destructive economic trade relationship with a rapidly rising China.'


Jeffrey Bowman - Rebecca Costa

October 13th, 2016

Jeffrey Bowman is the CEO and Founder of REFRAME: The Brand, an organization dedicated to preparing executives for the New Majority. He has worked as the former senior partner and managing director at Ogilvy & Mather, one of the world’s largest advertising and communications agencies. Bowman is known for change management and marketing effectiveness work with several global brands including British Petroleum (BP), British Airways, Coca-Cola, Campbell’s, GAP, IKEA, Kimberly-Clark, S.C. Johnson, MetLife, PepsiCo, United Airlines, and Verizon. His pioneering work in 'reframing the marketplace' has been covered in The New York Times, Advertising Age, and The Economist.


Norman Coleman - Rebecca Costa

October 7th, 2016

Norman "Norm" Coleman, Jr., is the former Senator from Minnesota serving from 2003 to 2009. Coleman was elected in 2002 and served in the 108th, 109th, and 110th Congress. Prior to joining the U.S. Senate, Coleman served as the Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota from 1993-2001. Coleman was first elected as a Democrat but switched party affiliation to Republican in 1996. In 2010, Coleman co-founded and became Chairman and CEO of the American Action Network, a nonprofit issue advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., which promotes center-right public policy. An American lawyer and lobbyist, Coleman is on the National Advisory Council for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and also works as a lobbyist on behalf of the government of Saudi Arabia


Anders Fogh Rasmussen - Rebecca Costa

September 29th, 2016

Anders Fogh Rasmussen is a Danish politician who served as the Prime Minister of Denmark and Secretary General of NATO. Previous to these positions, Rasmussen served as the Minister of Taxation and Minister of Economic Affairs. As Minister for Economic Affairs and a member of the EU’s ECOFIN-council 1990-1992, Rasmussen was the Danish negotiator of and signatory to the Maastricht Treaty, which eventually led to the introduction of the Euro. Rasmussen also held the rotating presidency of the European Union in 2002, proving his dedication and support of a pro-EU agenda and the guiding principles of the Ellemann-Jenson doctrine. A leading Danish Parliamentarian, Rasmussen advocated “stronger ties between the world’s democracies, including a ‘truly Integrated Transatlantic Community’, a Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement between the EU and North America, and a global community of democracies.”


William J. Perry - Rebecca Costa

September 22nd, 2016

William Perry was the former U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton. A successful engineer and businessman, Perry also served as Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He is the founder of the William J. Perry Project, a non-profit devoted to ‘engage and educate the public of the dangers of nuclear weapons.’ Perry is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun. An expert in U.S. foreign policy, national security, and arms control, Perry currently serves on the Defense Policy Board, the International Security Advisory Board, and the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. He is the senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies and serves as co-director of the Nuclear Risk Reduction Initiative and the Preventive Defense Project.


James Carville - Rebecca Costa

September 15th, 2016

James Carville, Jr. is an American political consultant and commentator. Carville first gained recognition for his work as the lead strategist of Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign - a campaign documented in the Academy Award nominated film, The War Room.  He is the recipient of numerous awards including being honored as Campaign Manager of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants. In addition to being an in-demand political strategist in the U.S., Carville also frequently consults on foreign campaigns: Carville was responsible for the successful election of Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Ehud Barak, former leader of Israel's Labor Party, and Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, previous President of Bolivia.  Carville is currently the host of XM radio's "60/20" weekly sports show and is a regular political contributor to CNN.


Michael Flynn - Rebecca Costa

September 8th, 2016

General Michael Flynn is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General who served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, and the Chair of the Military Intelligence Board. Named the 2012 Association of Special Operations Professional’s Man of the Year, Flynn frequently speaks on issues of national security and foreign policy. Flynn is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Intelligence Community’s Gold Sea Medallion, the Service to America Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and The US Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award.


Glenn Greenwald - Rebecca Costa

September 1st, 2016

Glenn Greenwald is an American lawyer and journalist best known for his role in releasing classified information made public by whistleblower Edward Snowden. His series in The Guardian won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service. Greenwald has won numerous other awards including the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting, the Gannett Foundation Award for Investigative Journalism, and the Gannett Foundation Watchdog Journalism Award. In 2013, Foreign Policy magazine named him ‘one of the top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013.’ He is one of three founding editors of The Intercept and has authored four New York Times bestselling books on politics and law. His most recent book, 'No Place to Hide,' recounts his experiences reporting on the Snowden documents.


John Hickenlooper - Rebecca Costa

August 25th, 2016

John Hickenlooper Jr. is the 42nd and current Governor of Colorado. Prior to his election to governorship in 2011, Hickenlooper served as Mayor of Denver, Colorado from 2003-2011. In 2005, after serving only two years as Mayor, Time magazine placed Hickenlooper among the top five "big-city" mayors in the country. In 2008, Hickenlooper successfully marketed Denver's long-shot bid for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, putting Colorado on the international stage and boosting the local economy. He served as chairman of the National Governor’s Association from 2014-2015 and is currently a member of the Western Governors’ Association.


Sam Palmisano - Rebecca Costa

August 18th, 2016

Samuel Palmisano is the former President and CEO of IBM, serving from 2002 - 2012. Palmisano elevated IBM to new business levels, helping IBM to become a ‘standard-setting company’ in data and analytics. In 2016 President Obama appointed Palmisano as the Vice Chairman of the White House’s Commission on Enhancing National Security. In 2010 Palmisano was awarded The Deming Cup, presented by the W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness at Columbia Business School.  Palmisano is the Chairman for the Center for Global Enterprise, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of the contemporary corporation, globalization, economic trends, and their impact on society.