Keynote Speakers

Chuck Hagel
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Chuck Hagel

U.S. Secretary of Defense
(2013–2015)
U.S. Senator (1997–2009)

Chuck Hagel was the 24th U.S. Secretary of Defense. He is the only Vietnam veteran and the first...

Leon Panetta
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Leon Panetta

U.S. Secretary of Defense
(2011–2013)
Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2009–2011)

Leon Panetta’s long and distinguished public service career began in 1964...

Featured Speakers

Josh Barrickman
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Josh Barrickman

Principal/Portfolio Manager, Vanguard Fixed Income Group

Josh Barrickman is a principal, senior portfolio manager and head of bond indexing at Vanguard Group...

Mike Duke
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Mike Duke

CEO,
WalMart (2009–2014)

As CEO of Walmart, Mike Duke helped the retailer grow its net income 27 percent in his first year...

Philipp Hildebrand
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Philipp Hildebrand

Vice Chairman, Blackrock; Chairman, Swiss National Bank (2010-12)

Philipp Hildebrand is vice chairman of BlackRock and a member of the firm’s global executive committee...

Kevin Kajiwara
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Kevin Kajiwara

Geopolitical Expert;
Managing Director, Teneo Intelligence

Prior to joining Teneo, Mr. Kajiwara was the director of Strategic Clients at Eurasia Group and a member...

2015 Gala Dinner Speakers:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Emmy and Golden Globe
Winning Actress

Five-time Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus has earned acclaim for roles in Seinfeld, The New Adventures...

Bob Schieffer
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Bob Schieffer

Moderator, Face the Nation (1991–2015); Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News
(1982-2015)

Emmy winner Bob Schieffer is one of the few journalists to have covered all four major beats...

Martin Sheen
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Martin Sheen

Award-wining Actor,
Social Activist and Humanitarian

Martin Sheen is widely known for his seven seasons portraying President Bartlet on the long-running series The West Wing...