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In an up-close-and-personal format, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright sits down for a candid discussion, sharing her perspective on the current state of world affairs and on the personalities who shape today’s headlines. Audiences are given unprecedented access to one of the globe’s most powerful, respected and vibrant women as Albright sheds light on challenges both personal and public. Albright responds to questions from both the moderator and the audience, and engages in a no-holds-barred discussion of issues ranging from war and peace to the challenge of juggling career and family life.

As a current Senior Advisor to a new $2bn global impact fund, Alexander provides experienced insight into macroeconomic changes and the business potential of developing responsible practices. As a former UK International Development Secretary and current advisor to U2 Frontman Bono, on investment and development in Africa, Alexander provides a depth of knowledge on securing ethical investment to tackle global poverty, the role of private equity, and Government involvement in enterprises across the continent. Having served at the UK Governor of the World Bank and UK Trade Minister, Alexander offers invaluable analysis of trends in global finance, cryptocurrency, and cybercrime helping businesses identify challenges and opportunities and describes how businesses and organizations can lead and succeed in the changing global economy.

Alexander discusses the global trendlines beneath today’s headlines that are shaping politics and economics in what many see as the Asian Century. Following nine years at the highest levels of Government in the UK - including as Minister for South and SouthEast Asia and as the UK’s Governor of the World Bank and a post politics academic and business career, Alexander offers a unique perspective on current global affairs and an understanding of the prevalence of authoritarian regimes in East-Asia. He offers an analysis of Asian markets and diplomatic relationships across the region, with a specific focus on China's push to take a larger role in global affairs through the One Belt One Road Initiative. Alexander explains how increased connectivity and cooperation between China, the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt, the oceangoing Maritime Silk Road and Eurasian countries provides important opportunities for growth and partnership in business across the globe.

A combination of economic anger, cultural anxiety, and political alienation is changing our societies, impacting our economies, and altering our politics. Alexander explains how these factors, combined with the advent of social media, have given rise to populist movements across the West; resulting in the election of President Trump in the USA and the UK's decision to leave the European Union. Alexander discusses the implications of a Trump administration on the West’s economic partnerships and security alliances. With both the transatlantic relationship and European unity at risk, Alexander explores how the West is confronting the new authoritarianism from Asia in the East to Europe’s borders in the West. Utilizing his experience as former UK Europe Minister and Minister for South and South East Asia, together with his ongoing work with the Future of Diplomacy program at Harvard Kennedy School, Alexander offers an analysis of the impact of Britain’s Brexit on business in terms of trade, investment, regulation, and the relocation of financial and other EU institutions from London to other European cities and what this means for long term economic growth and diplomatic relations across the West.

From the financial crisis and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the fight for health care reform, the Obama Administration was tested with issues of enormous consequences. As President Obama’s senior advisor, David Axelrod worked 20 feet from the Oval Office. He shares his thoughts on leadership as someone who was in the room as monumental decisions were made affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. Drawing on his years as a top strategist and spokesman, Axelrod gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look at life in the White House and shares what he has learned from his experiences on the world stage.

The 24/7 news cycle, social media, and a culture where information is currency have completely changed the face of politics—in some cases for better and in others for worse. A veteran strategist who started out his career as a newspaperman for The Chicago Tribune, David Axelrod reflects on the changes that have taken root in the media and what they mean for the direction of our political discourse at home and abroad. Has our desire for soundbites drowned out thoughtful discussion? Does a culture that embraces talking heads over substance make us less apt to listen to opposing viewpoints? How can we better use new media to advance issues of immense importance to our future? Axelrod shares the answers to these questions as he reflects on a rapidly shifting media and political landscape.

Drawing from her invaluable perspective in government and business, Kelly Ayotte provides rational assurance and guidance for organizations wondering what the policies of the current administration will mean for them. From businesses anticipating regulatory change and health care policy shifts, to the future of FAA reauthorization and transportation infrastructure, Ayotte’s experience in the Senate Commerce, Budget, and Aviation Committees provide her with expert insight on what to expect. She offers cogent, sensible analysis of current events and the future of policy issues while sharing her expectations and predictions for the future.

As the anchor of FOX News' Special Report w/Bret Baier, Bret Baier is plugged into all of the major issues and players on the national political scene. With humor and insight, Baier shares with audiences’ exclusive, poignant and an up-to-the minute analysis on what’s going on at the White House and on Capitol Hill.

Before moving to his post at the White House, Bret Baier was based at the Pentagon where he covered the military and intelligence communities. In those five years, Baier traveled to Iraq 12 times and to Afghanistan 11 times, giving him a one-of-a-kind perspective on the U.S.-led war on terror. With gripping stories from those trips and inspiring tales from his experiences with American troops on the frontlines, Baier is one of the only reporters in Washington with the ability to speak from first-hand experiences in war zones while conveying an insider’s knowledge of the high-stakes politics of war.

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