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Our country has never experienced an administration quite like our present one, where ongoing negative rhetoric, alternative facts and chaos seem to be the order of the day. In today’s divided political climate, Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans, believes Washington must stop being so ideologically bent and become problem-solvers. “Compromise” is not a dirty word. Parties must find common ground and come to resolution on complicated issues such as infrastructure, tax reform, immigration, and access to healthcare. In this timely presentation, Landrieu discusses how we need to create a condition in this country where everybody is working, has access to healthcare, and feels like they’re being treated fairly by the justice system. When we are actually working together versus apart, there’s nobody in the world that can come close to competing with the U.S. Drawing from his firsthand experience as a two-term mayor and lieutenant governor, who turned a descending city into an ascending one, Landrieu can be paired with a Republican to speak on the following topics as they pertain to
governing in a Trump era:

  • Growth potential of cities
  • Insight into race relations
  • Criminal justice system
  • Ethical leadership
  • Climate change
  • Public finance
  • Infrastructure

Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans and author of New York Times best seller In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, discusses those questions and more in facing the truth about our past to chart a new path forward. He takes on the mythologies that propel the alt-right movement and talks honestly about America’s original sin, so that we can finally consign that chapter of our nation’s past to history. In May 2017, as New Orleans’ Confederate monuments came down on his orders—a powerful and courageous decision that earned him the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award—Landrieu stepped forward to tell the people of his city why this decision had been made and delivered what has been called by many, “The Speech.” As racial tensions have risen in recent years, the debate over the remembrance of a conflict more than 150 years ago continues to roil passions today. Landrieu turns his sights from Confederate statue removal to tackling the broader history of slavery, race, and institutional inequalities that still plague America. He cuts through decades of rancor and, without any recrimination, issues a sound verdict on the right thing to do. Landrieu believes New Orleans and its people showed the whole world they were able to acknowledge, understand, reconcile and most importantly, choose a better future for themselves by making straight what has been crooked and making right what was wrong.

Polling is an inexact science: there’s so much information out there, with many sources claiming to have the most up-to-date data, that it becomes difficult to know what information is reliable. Gary Langer, Emmy Award-winning pollster for ABC News and one of the most respected and trusted pollsters in the industry, provides valuable information to help you better grasp how the world is changing and what you should do about it. Langer peppers his discussion with recent polls that clarify the political, economic and social mood of the nation today. He discusses how trends inform current—and future—public attitudes and the resulting policies. It’s an illuminating look at where we are, where we're headed and the forces that will shape attitudes for years to come.

In "How and Why It's President Trump," Gary Langer offers a deep dive into political attitude formation and the social and economic conditions that produced the 2016 election outcome, including the problematic election narrative, the performance of the polls and a look down road ahead. With colorful cartographs and references to train wrecks, Simon and Garfunkel and 30 years of partisan trends, Gary's talk is as engaging as it is informative.

We all know the data – women are the majority of the population, the majority of the electorate and the majority of the college graduates in virtually every field and yet in many ways true equality for American Women remains elusive. For years we’ve been hearing about the barriers women face but less about the solutions that women themselves have the power to influence. For the future to be female and equal, women will need to do more than Lean In at work. They will need to step forward and advocate for themselves and each other in new and important ways. While women are as diverse as the nation itself, there are many issues where woman across the spectrum agree. If we can seize the opportunities, large and small, to ensure the full equality of American women, the future holds limitless possibilities.

As one of the most diverse nations on earth, the United States has a unique potential to be the most innovative and how will we live together peacefully and productively? Can we find a way to make our multifaceted diversity an asset, economically and socially or will it continue to be our deepest and most painful source of conflict? Crossing The Thinnest Line argues passionately and persuasively for the possibility, power, purpose and payoff of embracing difference. The stakes for the conversation are high and getting higher. Already, 89% of the world's educated population is either female or minority. In less than a generation, the US will become minority majority. The world economy is global and interconnected. Embracing diversity has never been more imperative. With compelling data and powerful, personal stories, Lauren Leader-Chivee looks at challenges and solutions to immigration, education, business, media and politics and inspires us to rise to the challenge.

As Secretary of the Air Force and as a business leader, Deborah was charged with talent management; readiness and training;
technology and modernization; and making her organizations as efficient as possible. She also visited more than 40 partner nations during her most recent tenure in government. She offers up to the minute commentary on the Washington budget scene and topical issues in national security and foreign policy.

Deborah talks about controversial topics including: the readiness of today’s armed forces; sequestration; opening combat jobs to women in the military; making the acquisition process more efficient; and countering the threats posed by ISIS and Russia.

In an up-close-and-personal format, Jim Lehrer sits down for a candid discussion on a wide range of topics including current events around the world, the 21st Century information revolution, the on-going coarsening of public discourse, the state of journalism in America today, the importance of national service and much more. He gives audiences the facts and context for today’s events and helps them to understand the complex and often confusing avalanche of unfiltered news and information that besieges the public each day. A respected journalist renowned for his objectivity, Lehrer enjoys and looks forward to taking questions from the audience about topics and issues of importance to them.

When it comes to politics and elections, Mara Liasson is of the most trusted voices in political journalism. In her positions as Political Contributor for Fox News, National Political Correspondent for NPR and the host of several award-winning newsmagazines, Liasson wields the experience needed to provide audiences with a solid understanding of the issues. Serving as White House correspondent during the Clinton Administration and covering every presidential election from 1992 to 2012 for NPR, Liasson delivers a candid perspective on how the media will impact the politics and policy issues facing the country today.

A recent policymaker’s reflections on the economic story of the last decade and the current positioning of the U.S. economy in 2017 for continued growth.

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