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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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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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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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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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Karl Rove
Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush (2001-2007); Fox News Contributor & WSJ Columnist

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Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush (2001-2007); Fox News Contributor & WSJ Columnist
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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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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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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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Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)

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27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
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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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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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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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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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Rick Santorum
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1995-2007); Leading Conservative Voice, Senior Political Commentator on CNN

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U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1995-2007); Leading Conservative Voice, Senior Political Commentator on CNN
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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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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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Gloria Steinem
Iconic Visionary of the Women's Movement

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Iconic Visionary of the Women's Movement
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Jane Pauley
Host, CBS Sunday Morning

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Host, CBS Sunday Morning
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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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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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Karl  Rove
Karl Rove
Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush (2001-2007); Fox News Contributor & WSJ Columnist
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Peggy Noonan
Peggy Noonan
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bestselling Author: Political contributor, NBC & MSNBC
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Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
U.S. Secretary of State (1973-1977); Nobel Peace Laureate
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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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Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard
27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
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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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Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Renowned Journalist and Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR
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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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Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
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Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1995-2007); Leading Conservative Voice, Senior Political Commentator on CNN
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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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Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
NBA All Star & High Energy Motivational Speaker
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Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
Iconic Visionary of the Women's Movement
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Jane Pauley
Jane Pauley
Host, CBS Sunday Morning
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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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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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JACK LEW
Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013)
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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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LORI GREINER
Shark on ABC's Shark Tank; Prolific Inventor & Entrepreneur
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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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LARA LOGAN
Correspondent, 60 Minutes
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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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APRIL RINNE
Head of the Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic Forum; Global Authority on the New Economy, Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Work
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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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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. 

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Buzzfeed names Gloria Steinem's commencement speech as most inspiring of 2017

When Buzzfeed ranked the 9 most inspiring commencement speeches of 2017, GLORIA STEINEM'S powerful remarks to New York's School of Visual Arts nabbed the top slot. An iconic visionary of the women's rights movement who continues to be an awe-inspiring and powerful political voice, Steinem empowered the packed audience of 1,500 students at Radio City with her signature energy, wit and wry humor. Drawing on history, art, and politics, and touching on her dynamite speech at the historic Women's March on Washington earlier this year, Steinem emboldened students to make positive change in the world. Beyond the coveted Buzzfeed ranking, Steinem's speech instantly made headlines in The New York TimesHarper's Bazaar,  The Huffington Post, and more. As one tweet succinctly summed up: "@GloriaSteinem your commencement address to SVA graduates are words everyone should hear. Thank you.

Watch Gloria Steinem's speech to SVA graduates  >>

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).

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Al Gore releases groundbreaking new documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power 

An environmental, business and tech visionary, AL GORE is at the undisputed epicenter of the global conversation surrounding climate change.  A decade after his Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth drew millions to the box office and forever changed how the world thinks about climate change, Gore is poised to make history again with his much-anticipated An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Already receiving rave reviews and standing ovations at Sundance, Cannes, and beyond, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power hits theaters at a crucial political moment, generating headlines as Al Gore is sought-out for interviews by major outlets from ABC’s Today Show and Fast Company to CBS’s Sunday Morning and National Geographic to deliver his message of urgency and optimism: the sustainability revolution will not be stopped.  

Watch the powerful trailer for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power >>

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 >>