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Tatiana de Rosnay Tatiana is the author of the literary phenomenon, Sarah’s Key. She was raised in Paris and then in Boston, when her father taught at MIT in the 70’s. She moved to England in the early 80’s and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English literature. Returning to Paris in 1984, Tatiana became press attaché for Christie’s and then Paris Editor for Vanity Fair magazine until 1993. She is the author of eight novels, and is a celebrated writer and speaker.
Master Storytellers Roxana Robinson Roxana Robinson is the author of eight books; her most recent, the novel, Cost, was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times and elsewhere. Her books have been translated into French, German and Dutch. Robinson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Scott Turow Scott Turow is the author of many bestselling legal thrillers. A graduate of Amherst and Harvard Law School, Turow taught creative writing at Stanford, where he also earned a degree. He has been appointed to many prominent committees and boards. Mr. Turow continues to work as an attorney. He has been a partner in the Chicago oﬃce of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, a national law firm, since 1986.
Kristin Hannah Kristin was born in Southern California and grew up on the beach, and moved to Washington State at the age of eight. After working at a trendy advertising agency, Kristin decided to go to law school. When she was in her third and final year of law school, her mother was in the hospital, facing the end of her long battle with cancer. For the next few months, Kristin and her mother collaborated on the worst, most clichĂŠd historical romance ever written. Now, Kristin has become a major bestselling novelist.
John Hart John Hart is one of the most celebrated novelists in the country. Before he began his career as a full time writer, he sailed twice across the Atlantic Ocean and worked on helicopters in Alaska. He drew pints in a pub in London, worked as a tutor in France and on sailboats on the Carolina coast. He earned degrees in French, accounting and law, then pursued careers in banking, law and investment management. Now published in twenty-six languages and over thirty countries, John writes full-time.
Bestselling Authors P.C. Cast P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. In addition to her bestselling paranormal series, The House of Night, she writes the popular Goddess Summoning books, and epic fantasy novels set in the world of Partholon. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurnier, Booksellers' Best, and Laurel Wreath awards.
C.J. Box C.J. Box is the author of eight novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. He is the winner of the Anthony Award, the French Prix Calibre 38, the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and an Edgar Award, and has also been an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. Box was named 2007 Writer of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. His novels have been bestsellers and have been translated into 17 languages
Popular Writers Wendy Walker Wendy Walker is a former commercial litigator who has been a stay-at-home mom for the past eleven years. She began writing as a hobby several years ago and wrote her first novel, Four Wives, in the back of her minivan. She recently edited Chicken Soup for the Soul – Power Moms, 101 Stories Celebrating the Power of Choice for Stay at Home and Work #om Home Moms, which was released in March, 2009. Her second novel will be published in the fall of 2009.
Stephen G. Bloom Stephen G. Bloom is the author of the forthcoming Tears of Mermaids: The Secret Story of Pearls, a swashbuckling Indiana Jones saga that takes readers around the globe on a dazzling adventure to track the world’s most extraordinary gems. Bloom sought to trace a single pearl, from the moment a diver oﬀ the Northern Australian coast scoops up from the sea floor an oyster with a glistening pearl inside — to the instant a woman 10,000 miles away fastens the clasp to a necklace.
Tom Avery As one of only 41 people in history to have reached both the North and South Poles on foot and a veteran of over a dozen mountain and polar expeditions, Tom Avery is one of the brightest stars amongst the current crop of international explorers. Tom is probably best known for leading the expedition described by the Guinness Book of Records as "the fastest surface journey to the North Pole", which retraced Robert Peary and Matthew Henson’s footsteps to the Top of the World.
Born Leaders Sarah Ferguson For the past 12 years Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, has successfully balanced motherhood, health advocacy and charity work, with a diverse and challenging international career. She has been an advocate for children’s causes, for women’s issues, and for a number of other causes. She lives in New York, where she has, for the previous decade, owned and operated her own businesses. She is an inspiration to people around the world for her resilience and grace.
Rick Atkinson Atkinson’s many awards include the the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for history, the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, and the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He is winner of the 1989 George Polk Award for national reporting and the 2007 Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. Atkinson has served as the Gen. Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College, where he remains an adjunct faculty member.
Peggy Lipton Starting in 1968, Lipton starred in a number of hit television series, including The Mod Squad, and, more recently, Alias and Twin Peaks. She was romantically involved with Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis, Jr, and a number of other famous leading men; she was married to Quincy Jones, with whom she had two children. Peggy’s diagnosis with breast cancer changed her life, and her story of survival prompted her to publish her memoir, Breathing Out. Peggy is a celebrated and inspiring speaker.
Leslie Morgan-Steiner Leslie is the author of the new memoir, Crazy Love, about the abusive first marriage that she barely survived. A powerful new voice on survival and resilience, she is a regular guest on the Today Show, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC and other programs. She has appeared in Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Elle, Parenting, Parents, Self, Glamour, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. She is a frequent corporate and conference keynote speaker.
Inspiring Voices Ross Donaldson Donaldson is a UCLA medical professor specializing in emergency medicine and global health. He is the critically-acclaimed author of The Lassa Ward: One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases, about caring for refugees during an outbreak of an Ebolalike illness in Sierra Leone. He is currently directing the rebuilding of Iraq’s medical infrastructure, and has spent time in various wartorn countries caring for the sick. Donaldson’s message of giving back inspires audiences wherever he goes.
William Shatner William Shatner is a Hollywood legend. In his illustrious career, he has been honored with two Emmy's, a Golden Globe, and a Saturn award. Shatner is a cultural icon of the highest order. As the New York Daily News put it: "It's now William Shatner's universe. We're just living in it." Shatner has collaborated in recording a number of albums, has written numerous novels and, most recently, a memoir, Up Ti% Now: The Autobiography, which quickly became a New York Times bestseller.
Celebrated Icons Alec Baldwin Whether in regional theater or on Saturday Night Live, blockbuster movies or Broadway, literary festivals or television mini-series, Alec has always attempted to balance his love of communicating with an audience with the demands of a motion picture and television career. On television, Baldwin is currently starring in NBC's Emmy award winning comedy series, 30 ROCK, for which he received the 2007 Golden Globe, SAG and Television Critics Association awards as Best Actor in a comedy.
Gene Wilder Gene Wilder has been acting since he was thirteen and writing for the screen since the early 1970s; his resume includes iconic roles in such films as Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. His first book, about his own life, was Kiss Me Like A Stranger. He is also the author of several forthcoming books of fiction. He speaks with grace and insight about the death of his second wife, Gilda Radner, his battle with cancer, his career, and his road back to happiness.
Sen. Lincoln Chafee Serving as a Republican in the Senate, Chafee has long been a supporter of gay rights, environmental causes, and pro-choice policies. He was also the only Republican in the Senate to vote against the use of force in Iraq. Chafee eventually left the party to become an Independent, and during the 2008 Presidential Elections, Chafee was a high-profile supporter of Barack Obama. He now serves as a distinguished fellow at Brown University, and on the advisory board of a number of political action groups.
Political Authorities Patrick J. Buchanan Patrick Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three Presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and was the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. Mr. Buchanan has written ten books, including six straight New York Times best sellers. Mr. Buchanan is currently a columnist, political analyst for MSNBC, chairman of The American Cause foundation and an editor of The American Conservative.
Richard Ben-Veniste Ben-Veniste has devoted his life to exposing the abuses of power by those who wield it most. In his insightful memoir, The Emperorâ€™s New Clothes: Exposing the Truth #om Whitewater to 9/11, Ben-Veniste recounts a remarkable career spent in the pursuit of truth and accountability in the federal government. Ben-Veniste has had a truly legendary career in Washington, and shares his remarkable insight with groups across the country.
Erika Andersen Since 1980, Erika Andersen has developed a reputation for creating approaches to learning and business-building that are uniquely tailored to her clients’ challenges, goals, and culture. She and her colleagues at Proteus International oﬀer practical methods and skills for individuals, teams, and companies to clarify and then achieve their hoped-for-future. Much of her recent work has focused on organizational visioning and strategy, executive coaching, and management and leadership development.
John Strelecky According to USA Today, John P. Strelecky "has put his finger on the pulse of the world." He was recently honored alongside Oprah Winfrey, Tom Peters, Wayne Dyer, and Deepak Chopra, as one of the 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders in the field of leadership and personal development. John is the author of several acclaimed books, including his latest, The Big Five for Life: Leadership’s Greatest Secret. His works have been translated into eighteen languages and have been best sellers around the world.
Change Agents Marianne Jennings Professor Marianne Jennings is a member of the Department of Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and is a professor of legal and ethical studies in business. She served as director of the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics from 1995-1999. She is the author of The Seven Signs of Ethical Co%apse: How to Spot Moral Meltdowns in Companies... Before It’s Too Late, and is a much sought after speaker on topics of professional ethics in every field.
P.M. Forni P.M. Forni is a Professor of Italian Literature at Johns Hopkins, where he heads the Civility Initiative and where he has been recognized with awards for outstanding teaching. His work has appeared in, among others, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, the Corriere della Sera, and O Magazine. He is the author of two bestselling books on civility: Choosing Civility and The Civility Solution, and is a popular speaker.
Yoram Bauman A professor of economics at the University of Washington, Yoram Bauman performs as "the world's first and only stand-up economist" at venues ranging from the New York Improv to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Bauman also acts as the Specialized Co-Editor for Miscellany of the journal Economic Inquiry. In 2008 his Supply Side World Tour included shows at the Hebrew University, the Bank for International Settlements, Harvard University, and Oxford University.
Original Thinkers Michael Shermer Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine,the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Shermerâ€™s latest book is The Mind of the Market, on evolutionary economics. He is also the author of Why Darwin Matters: Evolution and the Case Against Inte%igent Design, and Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown. He is one of the most popular speakers of the day.
Glenn Kessler Glenn Kessler is an acclaimed diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post and has been recipient of numerous awards, including two shared Pulitzer Prizes. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he has reported from dozens of countries and also has covered the White House and Congress. Kessler is the author of The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy. He is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University's School of International and Public AďŹ€airs.
International Analysts Juan Cole Juan R. I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. His most recent book is Engaging the Muslim World; he also recently authored Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East. He has been a regular guest on PBS's Lehrer News Hour, and has also appeared on ABC Nightly News, Nightline, the Today Show, Charlie Rose, and many other shows.
Barbara Slavin Barbara Slavin is Assistant Managing Editor for World and National Security of The Washington Times and the author of a 2007 book on Iran entitled Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Con#ontation. Prior to joining The Times in July 2008, she was senior diplomatic reporter for USA Today, responsible for analyzing foreign news and U.S. foreign policy..
Ray Anderson The story is now legend: the “spear in the chest” epiphany Ray Anderson experienced when he first read Paul Hawken’s The Ecology of Commerce seeking inspiration for a speech to an Interface task force on the company’s environmental vision. Fourteen years and a sea change later, Interface, Inc., is a world leader in environmental innovation, and Ray Anderson has become one of the great voices in the movement.
Great Visionaries John Kotter John P. Kotter is internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on topics of leadership and change. He is the premier voice on how organizations actually achieve successful transformations. The Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, Kotter's vast experience and knowledge on successful change and leadership have been proven time and again.
Irshad Manji Irshad Manji, renowned Muslim reformer and Professor of Leadership at New York University, is a signature voice of the Obama generation — global in outlook, practical in approach, and dedicated to finding common ground in a fractured world. She has transformed her personal journey into a riveting story that guides all of us to confront the challenges we face, whether as students, professionals, parents, or citizens.
Robert J. Shapiro Former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce Robert Shapiro has been an advisor to, among many others, Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Albert Gore and Senator Hillary Clinton, as well as senior executives of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and prominent non-profit organizations. He is the founder of Sonecon, LLC, a leading economic advisory firm. He is currently an advisor to the Obama administration and speaks widely on economic issues.
Policy Makers Dr. Nathaniel Frank Dr. Nathaniel Frank is author of Un#iendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in History at Brown University. Dr. Frank is Senior Research Fellow at the Palm Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara and teaches history on the adjunct faculty at New York University's Gallatin School.
Stanley Greenberg Stan Greenberg provides strategic advice and research for leaders, companies, campaigns, and NGOs trying to advance their issues in tumultuous times. Greenberg has served as pollster to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, South African Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Bolivian President Gonzalo Sรกnchez de Lozada, and Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer.
Edgar M. Bronfman Formerly CEO of the Seagram Company Ltd, Edgar M. Bronfman is a renowned philanthropist and Jewish leader. Through The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, named in memory of his father, he supports many initiatives that inspire a renaissance in Jewish life. He serves as chairman of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and has played a key role in transforming Hillel into a vibrant international organization.
A. Michael Lipper A. Michael Lipper has over 40 years of investment industry experience as the CEO of a New York Stock Exchange member firm, a registered investment advisor, and as an analyst of, and consultant to, the investment company business. In 1998, he sold the operating assets of Lipper Analytical Services, Inc., now Lipper, Inc., a globally recognized databank of information about investment companies that he founded in 1973, to Reuters PLC. He has been a legendary investment advisor for decades.
Business Leaders Joseph Stiglitz Joseph Stiglitz is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. A graduate of Amherst College, he received his Ph.D from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to an economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT, and Oxford, and now teaches at Columbia.
Ben Ratliﬀ Ben Ratliﬀ was born in 1968 in Manhattan and grew up in London and Rockland County, N.Y. He has been a jazz and pop critic for The New York Times since 1996, and lives with his wife and two sons in Manhattan. He has written three books: The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music; Coltrane: The Story of a Sound (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award); and Jazz: A Critic’s Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings.
Cultural Influences Chandler Burr Chandler Burr is The New York Times' perfume critic. His new book, The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris & New York, tells two parallel stories, the first about a year Burr spent for The New Yorker magazine in Paris behind the scenes at Hermès watching legendary perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena create the Hermès scent "Un Jardin sur le Nil"; and the second about a year inside Coty with Sarah Jessica Parker as she directed the making of her perfume “Lovely.”
David Hajdu David Hajdu is the award-winning author of three acclaimed books of nonfiction: Lush Life, the biography of jazz composer Billy Strayhorn; Positively 4th Street, a group portrait of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Richard Farina, and Mimi Baez Farina; and The Ten-Cent Plague, the story of the hysteria over comic books in the McCarthy Era, which transformed American popular culture. He is the music critic for The New Republic and a frequent contributor for a number of renowned publications.
Gretchen Peters Gretchen Peters covered Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than a decade, first for The Associated Press and later as a reporter for ABC News. A Harvard graduate, Peters was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani prime minister, and won the SAJA Journalism Award for a Nightline segment on the former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf. Her new book, Seeds of Terror, documents the drug trade and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
Brigitte Gabriel Brigitte Gabriel has become one of the leading terrorism experts in the world providing information and analysis on Global Islamic terrorism. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Intelligence Summit and lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism and current aﬀairs. Her expertise is sought after by world and business leaders. She has addressed the Australian Prime Minister John Howard, members of The British Parliament, The Joint Forces Staﬀ College, the FBI and many others
Global Perspectives Jonathan Schanzer Jonathan Schanzer, author of Hamas vs. Fatah: The Stru*le for Palestine, is a former counterterrorism analyst for the Oﬃce of Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to joining the Treasury, he conducted research at several U.S. think tanks, including the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he authored the book Al-Qaeda's Armies: Middle East Affiliate Groups and the Next Generation of Terror.
Esther Sternberg Dr. Sternberg is internationally recognized for her discoveries in brain - immune interactions and the brain's stress response in diseases including arthritis: the science of the mind-body interaction. She publishes numerous original scientific articles, reviews and textbook chapters in leading scientific journals and has authored the popular book, The Balance Within: The Science of Connecting Health and Emotions.
Medical Authorities Sandeep Jauhar Dr. Sandeep Jauhar is Director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 and went on to earn a Ph.D. in experimental condensed-matter physics. From Berkeley, he went to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. He trained in internal medicine at the New York Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan.
Stephen P. Kiernan A powerful speaker and passionate advocate, Stephen Kiernan reveals the disconnect between how patients want to live the end of life—pain free, able to function mentally and physically, surrounded by family and friends—and how the medical system continues to treat the dying—with extreme interventions and technology, at immense cost, and with little regard to pain, human considerations, or even the stated wishes of patients and families.
Susan Piver Susan Piver is the author of the bestselling The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do.”. She has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, CBS Early Show, The Today Show and was featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Modern Bride, O Magazine and Redbook. The founder and creator of Padma Media, a company that creates special book packages around themes of spirituality and wellness, she has trained in Buddhist practice for ten years.
David Kirby David Kirby is author of the critically acclaimed book Evidence of Harm, Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy, which debuted on The New York Times bestseller list and is still widely read today. A professional journalist for over 15 years, Kirby has appeared on such venues as Meet the Press, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Imus in the Morning, CNN, Montel Williams, Air America, and many others.
Health Experts Nena Baker Nena Baker is the author of The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and We%-being, an “eye-opening expose” (Seattle Post Intelligencer) that sifts through the latest findings about the hazards of everyday chemicals in consumer products. The Washington Post heralded the book as “illuminating and consumer-oriented,” and Baker pulls no punches in her analysis of the corporate irresponsibility and regulatory failures that have created a public health crisis.
Anna Rowley Anna has a diverse background in research and cognitive behavioral therapy and is a sought-after speaker and consultant for many top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Annaâ€™s extensive work both domestically and internationally has provided her with insight into the unique cultures and behaviors of organizations such as Microsoft, Yahoo and Expedia. This insight, along with a Ph.D. from London University, fueled the contents of her much-acclaimed book, Leadership Therapy.
Achieving Performance Victoria Colligan Victoria is the Founder of Ladies Who Launch, the first new media company to provide resources and connections for women entrepreneurs. She is the creator of Ladies Who Launch Online and the Featured Lady stories. She is also co-author of the book Ladies Who Launch: Embracing Entrepreneurship and Creativity as a Lifestyle. Victoria has been featured on The Today Show, in The New York Times, and in many other media outlets. She is an energetic, entertaining speaker.
David Bartlett David Bartlett is one of the country's most sought-after communications strategists, crisis managers, and executive coaches. He has helped senior executives of major corporations, trade associations, non-profits, and multinationals communicate eďŹ€ectively with a wide range of key stakeholder groups. He has represented a broad spectrum of public and private sector organizations in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, and others.
Jonathan Mahler Jonathan Mahler is a writer for the New York Times Magazine, and has contributed to many other prestigious publications. He is the author of Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning,: 1977, Baseba%, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City, which was a critical sensation. His most recent book, The Cha%enge, is an insiders look at the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case, perhaps the most important Supreme Court decision in the arena of Presidential power.
Legal Analysts Richard Thompson-Ford Richard Thompson Ford is the George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. An expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law, Richard Thompson Ford has distinguished himself as an insightful voice and compelling writer on questions of race and multiculturalism. His scholarship combines social criticism and legal analysis and he writes for both popular readers and for academic and legal specialists.
Joan Biskupic Joan Biskupic is the Supreme Court correspondent for USA Today, and has covered the Court since 1989; previously, she wrote on the Court for the Washington Post. She is the author of Sandra Day Oâ€™Connor: How The First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Itâ€™s Most Influential Justice; her next book, American Original, is about Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the most colorful Justice on the Court. She is a popular speaker, commentator, and writer.
Mignon Fogarty Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network. A technical writer and entrepreneur, she has served as an editor and producer at a number of health and science Web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. She lives in Reno, Nevada.
Extraordinary Personalities Jason Peter Jason Peter grew up in Middletown, New Jersey, played college football at the University of Nebraska, and was a NFL first-round draft pick by the Carolina Panthers, where he played for five years before injuries forced him to retire. He is now married and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he co-hosts a sports radio program for ESPN. He is the author of Hero of the Underground: My Journey Down to Heroin and Back, describing his life altering drug addiction; he speaks frequently on the topic.
Tom Oliphant Mr. Oliphant has been a correspondent for The Boston Globe since 1968 and its Washington columnist since 1989. He is a native of Brooklyn, a product of La Jolla High School in California and a 1967 graduate of Harvard. He was one of three editors on special assignment who managed The Globe's coverage of Boston's traumatic school desegregation, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1975. He has also won the writing award given by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
Mike Edison Mike Edison has a resume that will make some people jealous, and others simply blush. He is the former publisher of High Times magazine and was the editor-in-chief of the irresponsibly outrageous Screw. He is a former Hustler and Penthouse correspondent, an internationally notorious musician, and a professional wrestler of no small repute. He is the author of 28 pornographic novels and the riotous memoir, I Have Fun Everywhere I Go.
Entertaining Stories David Wood Author, speaker, and humorist David Wood is a former stand-up comedian with several David Letterman Show appearances under his belt. He has performed everywhere from Caesars Palace to corporation keynotes and employee meetings. A few years ago, he took a one year sabbatical to travel to exotic locales around-theworld. He turned that adventure into the highly entertaining book Around the World in 80 Rounds.
Emily Giﬃn Emily Giﬃn is the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, and Love the One You’re With. Among myriad praises, she’s been called "a dependably down-toearth, girlfriendly storyteller" by The New York Times. Giﬃn is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a New York firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. She now lives in Atlanta.
The Honorable Tom Ridge Former Governor of Pennsylvania and Secretary of Homeland Security Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Tom Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and, on January 24, 2003, became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The creation of the country’s 15th Cabinet Department marked the largest reorganization of government since the Truman administration and another call to service for the former soldier, congressman and governor of Pennsylvania. During his tenure, Secretary Ridge worked with more than 180,000 employees from a combined 22 agencies to create an agency that facilitated the flow of people and goods, instituted layered security at air, land and seaports, developed a unified national response and recovery plan, protected critical infrastructure, integrated new technology and improved information sharing worldwide. Tom Ridge served as Secretary of this historic and critical endeavor until February 1, 2005. Before the events of September 11th, Tom Ridge was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania. He served as the state’s 43rd governor from 1995 to 2001. Known for his commitment to high standards and results, Governor Ridge delivered on his promise to make Pennsylvania "a leader among states and a competitor among nations.” Speeches Include: Test of Our Times: Drawing on his distinguished career, Gov. Ridge looks at the challenges America faces in the world today, and oﬀers unique solutions.
Jennifer Thomspon-Cannino & Ronald Cotton Authors of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, a native of North Carolina and mother of teenage triplets, has been an outspoken opponent of the death penalty and speaks frequently about the need for judicial reform. Her strong convictions were born of a brutal rape she suďŹ€ered as a twenty-two year old college student. It was her compelling testimony in that case that sent a young man to prison, not once, but twice, for a crime he did not commit. That man, Ronald Cotton, was eventually freed thanks in large part to his persistence in proclaiming his innocence and the development of sophisticated DNA tests. Together, they successfully lobbied state legislators to change compensation laws for the wrongly convicted. They have been featured on such national media outlets as 60 Minutes, the Today show, NPR, People Magazine, the New York Times, and many others. They appeared, together, in the film â€œActual Innocence;â€? the film version of their story will begin filming in 2010. Speeches Include: Picking Cotton, a Story of Injustice and Redemption: Together or separately, Jennifer and Ronald tell their extraordinary tale, from Ronald's wrongful imprisonment and their unlikely friendship to their joining together as advocates for judicial reform. Theirs is a moving tale of the power of forgiveness, and the power of human grace.
Will Shortz The New York Times Puzzle Editor and The Worldâ€™s Only Enigmatologist Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPRâ€™s Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Shortz began his career at Penny Press Magazines, then worked at Games Magazine for 15 years, becoming editor from 1989-1993. Shortz is author or editor of more than 100 books. A member of the National Puzzlers League, Shortz currently serves as league historian for that organization. He is the focus of the 2006 documentary film Wordplay. He counts Bill Clinton, Ken Burns, and Jon Stewart among his many fans. Speeches Include: Will Shortz Presents the World of Enigmatology: Will discusses his unique status as the world's only enigmatologist, and the fascinating tales of a life in puzzles.
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