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President Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation

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42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee and 67th U.S. Secretary of State

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2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee and 67th U.S. Secretary of State
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John Boehner
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)

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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
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Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)

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Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
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Sully Sullenberger
“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Leading Voice on Leadership & Execution Strategies

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“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Leading Voice on Leadership & Execution Strategies
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Peggy Noonan
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author: Political contributor, NBC & MSNBC

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author: Political contributor, NBC & MSNBC
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Lawrence Summers
Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)

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Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)
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Maria Shriver
Award-Winning Journalist, Producer; Six-Time NY Times Bestselling Author; First Lady of California

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Award-Winning Journalist, Producer; Six-Time NY Times Bestselling Author; First Lady of California
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Dick Cheney
Vice President of the United States (2001-2009); U.S. Secretary of Defense (1989-1993)

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Vice President of the United States (2001-2009); U.S. Secretary of Defense (1989-1993)
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Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

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Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
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Jack Lew
Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)

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Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)
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Jane Pauley
Host, CBS Sunday Morning

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Host, CBS Sunday Morning
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Penny Pritzker
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group
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Shaquille O'Neal
NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker

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NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker
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Mohamed El-Erian
Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)

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Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
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Gloria Steinem
Iconic Visionary of the Women's Movement

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Iconic Visionary of the Women's Movement
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Ronan Farrow
NBC Investigative Reporter & Host of #Undercovered; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation

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NBC Investigative Reporter & Host of #Undercovered; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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Mae Jemison
First African-American Woman in Space

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First African-American Woman in Space
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Henry Kissinger
U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate

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U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate
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Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR

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Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
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Al Gore
Vice President of the United States (1993-2001); Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Tech Investor & Board Member of Apple & Silicon Valley's KPCB

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Vice President of the United States (1993-2001); Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Tech Investor & Board Member of Apple & Silicon Valley's KPCB
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Josh Earnest
White House Press Secretary (2014-2017); Political Analyst, NBC & MSNBC

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White House Press Secretary (2014-2017); Political Analyst, NBC & MSNBC
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Kofi Annan
Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)

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Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)
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Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web & Leader in Future of Tech

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Inventor of the World Wide Web & Leader in Future of Tech
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President Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States & Founder of the Clinton Foundation
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton
2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee and 67th U.S. Secretary of State
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John Boehner
John Boehner
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
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Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
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Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney
Vice President of the United States (2001-2009); U.S. Secretary of Defense (1989-1993)
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Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
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Jack Lew
Jack Lew
Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)
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Jane Pauley
Jane Pauley
Host, CBS Sunday Morning
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Penny  Pritzker
Penny Pritzker
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group
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Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker
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Mohamed El-Erian
Mohamed El-Erian
Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
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Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
Iconic Visionary of the Women's Movement
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Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow
NBC Investigative Reporter & Host of #Undercovered; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison
First African-American Woman in Space
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Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate
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Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
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Al  Gore
Al Gore
Vice President of the United States (1993-2001); Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project; Tech Investor & Board Member of Apple & Silicon Valley's KPCB
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Josh Earnest
Josh Earnest
White House Press Secretary (2014-2017); Political Analyst, NBC & MSNBC
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Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2001)
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Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web & Leader in Future of Tech
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MARIA SHRIVER
Award-Winning Journalist, Producer; Six-Time NY Times Bestselling Author; First Lady of California
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PEGGY NOONAN
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author: Political contributor, NBC & MSNBC
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GREG NORMAN
Golf’s “Great White Shark”
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BAN KI-MOON
Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)
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LORI GREINER
Shark on ABC's Shark Tank; Prolific Inventor & Entrepreneur
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PENNY PRITZKER
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group
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JOSH EARNEST
White House Press Secretary (2014-2017); Political Analyst, NBC & MSNBC
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WILLIAM J. BRATTON
Commissioner of New York City & Boston Police Department; Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
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MICHAEL NUTTER
98th Mayor of Philadelphia
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JOHN KEY
38th Prime Minister of New Zealand (2008-2016)
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MAX BAUCUS
U.S. Ambassador to China; Chair, Senate Finance Committee
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STEVEN KOTLER
New York Times Bestselling Author of "Stealing Fire", "The Rise of Superman" and "Bold"; International Pioneer in Peak Performance & Innovation
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CHARLES RANGEL
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1971-2017) and Champion for Civil Rights
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CHARLES DUHIGG
Bestselling Author of "The Power of Habit," and "Smarter Faster Better"; Pulitzer-Prize Winning Columnist for The New York Times Magazine
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ABIGAIL POSNER
Head of Strategic Planning at Google's Creative Think Tank
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RONAN FARROW
NBC Investigative Reporter & Host of #Undercovered; Award-Winning Journalist & Voice of the Millennial Generation
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BRET STEPHENS
Foreign Affairs Expert & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist; Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
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JOYCE BANDA
Africa's Second Female President; Former President of Malawi (2012-2014)
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ADAM BRAUN
Founder, Pencils of Promise; Leader of the For-Purpose Industry
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MOHAMED EL-ERIAN
Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
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DANIEL SHAPIRO
U.S. Ambassador to Israel (2011-2017)
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Featured News

Gain Insight Into the New Administration

Substantive, experienced-based and thoughtful insights matter more than ever.  HWA Speakers have the gravitas to answer important questions in the following topics:

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Foreign Policy & Global Security >>

The Repeal/Replace Healthcare Debate >> 

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Conservative Voices >>

Artificial Intelligence & Digital Disruption

As technological developments continue at break neck speeds, impacting businesses across industries and fundamentally changing the way we work, consume and live, these HWA experts are qualified to address questions at the at the top of business leaders' and employees' minds. Whether shedding light on both the opportunities and threats in automation, revealing the next wave in artificial intelligence, or preparing your business for the impacts of disruption, HWA represents some of the leading minds of the new economy and tech. 

HWA's AI & Digital Disruption Experts >>

Hillary Clinton’s new book What Happened is a #1 New York Times Bestseller

What Happened, Hillary Clinton’s new book on what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Topping the charts in both Nonfiction and Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction—the book’s hardcover sales of 168,000 was the highest opening for any nonfiction release in five years—Clinton’s most personal memoir yet is both a commercial and critical success, receiving rave reviews such as: “What Happened is not one book, but many. It is a candid and blackly funny account of her mood in the direct aftermath of losing to Donald J. Trump. It is a post-mortem, in which she is both coroner and corpse. It is a feminist manifesto. It is a score-settling jubilee…. It is worth reading.” (The New York Times); “An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner...” (Slate); “What Happened is a raw and bracing book, a guide to our political arena.” (The Washington Post). Also an instant #1 Bestseller on Amazon, What Happened explores what it takes to be the first woman nominated for president by a major party, and provides a truly one-of-a-kind insider’s view of all that happened in the 2016 election. Since the book’s release, Clinton has been in-demand for her candid and thoughtful analysis, delivering fascinating, intensely personal, and informative interviews on countless major media outlets including The Rachel Maddow Show, CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley, Anderson Cooper 360The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NPR, Pod Save America, and more. 

Captain Sullenberger’s game-changing lessons featured in Forbes

CAPTAIN SULLENBERGER, the famed pilot who became an international hero after the emergency landing of Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, shared key insights on risk management and leadership with The Forbes Interview podcast. In a fascinating and informative one hour interview, Captain Sullenberger dives into the crux of an issue facing individuals and organizations across industries: “What we’re all trying to do ultimately is find ways to improve human performance in complicated systems that all involve inherent risk.” Drawing on his experience during the “Miracle on the Hudson,” as well as the wide range of roles he’s held as a trusted safety and risk-management expert since, Captain Sullenberger provides game-changing takeaways on what it takes to thrive under pressure both in business and life, how to build a team that can manage risk, and how to lead by example. It’s a message he’s shared with audiences worldwide, always receiving rave reviews: “There was not one sound in the room the entire time that he spoke... When you book a speaking engagement with Captain Sullenberger, you will definitely get more than your money’s worth" (Cox Media Group).

Listen to Captain Sullenberger’s Forbes Interview Podcast >> 

Charles Duhigg reveals secrets to peak performance in incredible keynote and podcast 

New York Times bestselling author and Award-Winning journalist CHARLES DUHIGG revealed the secret to breakthrough performance and productivity in life and in business at the Food Marketing Institue’s Future Leaders eXperience. Delivering a keynote focused on “Peak Performance: Foster it in Yourself and Others” for an audience of 700, Duhigg drew on the research and lessons of his two revolutionary bestsellers—The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better—to reveal how to maximize innovation, focus and motivation. Duhigg’s keynote generated plenty of praise on Twitter:  “Great first speaker today @cduhigg at #FMIFutureLeaders. Innovation Broker!”; "Focus is visualizing what ought to happen & then challenging yourself." #boom @cduhigg delivering productivity nuggets”.  Duhigg also shared top strategies on decision-making, teamwork, prioritization and more with the popular Psychology Podcast. As the podcast host said, “Charles has a real strength for communicating scientific research through fun/ entertaining narratives, and elucidating how to be more effective in our everyday lives.”  

Listen to Charles Duhigg on the Psychology Now podcast >>

Jimmy Wales launches revolutionary news platform, Wikitribune

Wikipedia founder JIMMY WALES has launched Wikitribune, an ad-free global news platform that aims to address the idea that “the news is broken and we can fix it.” In a video that describes the goal of the game-changing site, Wales explains how the digitalization of journalism and reliance on advertisers has led to a rapid decrease in the quality of the news. Wikitribune will address these issues, pairing professional standards-based journalism with a team of dedicated community contributors and a crowdfunded business model, ensuring articles are fact-checked and un-biased, sources are transparent, and users have the ability to flag and contribute to the articles they read.  Instantly making headlines on virtually every major news site, from The BBC and CNBC to TIME and Fox, Wales’ new project will revolutionize the world just as Wikipedia—the world’s fifth most visited website—did 16 years ago. As citizens’ demand for reliable, fact-based journalism grows ever-louder amid increasingly uncertain and polarized political times, Jimmy Wales is at the forefront of innovation, addressing concerns and blazing a path forward that will reshape news media.

Watch Jimmy Wales discuss Wikitribune on Wired >>