Election season is ramping up. These political speakers from both sides of the aisle cut through the noise and deliver actionable, candid, and sharp analysis on our future political landscape.

 


JEFF FLAKE, U.S. Senator (R-AZ) (2013-18) and New York Times bestselling author, discusses conservative politics, the rise of populism, and the future of the GOP at Georgetown University.


STACEY ABRAMS, political leader and nonprofit CEO, shares how to lead from the outside, how we can use our unique identities to create real and lasting change, and today's political climate, at SXSW.

 

Former Speaker of the House (2011-15) JOHN BOEHNER, delivers a speech followed by a fireside chat sharing insights on policy decision-making in Washington, political leadership, and lessons learned throughout his carrer.

JIM MESSINA, campaign manager of Obama's successful re-election campaign and CEO of the Messina Group, in conversation with Karl Rove about lessons from the previous presidential campaign season at SALT.

 

Iconic conservative commentator and strategist KARL ROVE discusses the future of the Republican Party and the ongoing presidential election campaign at The Aspen Institute.

ROBERT GIBBS, Former White House Press Secretary (2009-11), advisor to President Obama, and Executive VP at McDonald's (2015-19), debates Karl Rove on issues like immigration reform, health care, small busieness and the economy/

 

PEGGY NOONAN, provides candid, clear-thinking and well-articulated discussion on the issues, the prospects and the candidates from the past presidential election at the 92Y.

BEN RHODES, leading international advisor to President Obama and NBC News Contributor, discusses America's changing role in a changing world and current foreign policy at Georgetown University.

 

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, STEVE FORBES, discusses the future of the economy, taxes and health care, at the Commonwealth Club.

CECILE RICHARDS, former President of Planner Parenthood (2006-18) discusses her decades-long work as an activist for women’s rights and social justice, and her current efforts to get more women involved in politics through nonpartisan organization, Supermajority, and what it means for the upcoming election at Goldman Sachs.

 

RICK SANTORUM, Former U.S. Senator (1996-2007) and CNN Political Commentator, discusses immigration policy and civility in politics at the Spertus Institute.

MAX BAUCUS, former U.S. Senator (1978-13) and U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, shares insights into the current political climate and trade agreements, and China's outlook for 2025, at the Mansfield Lecture.