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Robert Gates will speak to a wide variety of domestic and global issues and engage in a Q&A session with the audience.

Topic areas include:

  • Global Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy
  • U.S. Intelligence, Defense Strategies and Global Cybersecurity Threats
  • Leadership, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

In this presentation, Dr. Gates shares his views about the most pressing threats to global stability and America’s security. He focuses on his experience dealing with these issues as defense secretary under presidents Bush and Obama—an experience recounted vividly in his recent best-selling book, Duty.  He draws heavily on his memoir sharing his views on the way America's government—White House, cabinet agencies, and Congress—works, and too often does not work. We face one of the most complex, dangerous and uncertain international environments today. From rising military tensions with Russia and China, multiple conflicts in the Middle East and the threat of ISIS, to dicey trade relations and economic challenges confronting Europe, Dr. Gates foresees a generation of conflict, and predicts we will continue to face the most challenging international environment since the Cold War for some time to come.

No one who has not served in the Oval Office can fully understand what the job does to you. That simple truth helps account for the remarkable bond among American Presidents, who belong to the world’s most exclusive fraternity. Behind the scenes, the most unlikely political partners reached out to one another for help with problems no one else could solve: Harry Truman secretly enlisted Herbert Hoover on a post-war mission to save millions of lives; John F. Kennedy turned to Eisenhower after the Bay of Pigs invasion went terribly wrong, and Lyndon Johnson asked Ike to rush to Washington to help him bind the country’s wounds after Kennedy’s assassination. Bill Clinton used to call Richard Nixon late at night for advice. Presidential historian Nancy Gibbs, former Editor in Chief of TIME, is co-author of the bestselling The Presidents Club who has interviewed five US Presidents about their remarkable private relationships. This is an exploration of how the most powerful men in the world put country before party and gave each other the support they needed to do the world’s hardest job.

While conducting a patrol as team leader, Sal Giunta and his team were navigating through the treacherous terrain of Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley when they were ambushed by a well-armed and well-coordinated insurgent force. Even under intense fire, Giunta boldly advanced to fight the enemy, administering first aid to his wounded squad leader and saving another solider from being carried away by the Taliban. His heroic actions earned him the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military decoration that was awarded by President Barack Obama. In this moving presentation, Sal Giunta speaks about the importance of teamwork, service before self and leadership in the face of overwhelming circumstances. Cited for saving the lives of his squad, Giunta’s life-or-death acts are an inspirational account of a true American hero.

Spanning 100 years of history, bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin takes audiences on the ultimate journey through some of the most momentous decades in American history – the industrial revolution, the rise of the robber barons, the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, and two World Wars. With an uncanny gift for both depth and detail, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of dramatic and complex story lines drawing from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book,No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II (1995) and her bestselling book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism to provide an intimate, comprehensive and ultimately unforgettable portrait of the era’s three extraordinary leaders – Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt – along with the scintillating cast of characters, who together transformed the country.

World-renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin reflects on more than 150 years of U.S. history to put into context our most recent unprecedented presidency – a fast-paced, unpredictable and at times impulsive Administration. By sharing her deep understanding of the ambition, resolution and resilience of some of our nation’s most revered presidents, Goodwin explains how past setbacks and triumphs shed light on the cultural, economic and political transformations that define today’s turbulent times. With a goal of educating and entertaining audiences, Goodwin brings to life some of our most successful presidents to provide insight for today’s leaders, and to demonstrate that however fractured our modern political culture has become, our democracy is also resilient and has survived—even thrived—through more troubling times in the past.

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and foremost authority on presidential leadership, draws on her scholarship and experience to bring history to life in a conversational format with politicians, academics, civic leaders, journalists, or your company’s executives. Goodwin’s anecdotes and analysis  provide historical context for our turbulent political atmosphere, illuminating how today’s leaders can learn from the struggles and triumphs of the past’s greatest leaders. Most recently, Goodwin has been in conversation with former President Barack Obama, Salesforce vice chairman, president and COO Keith Block, Hearst executive vice chairman Frank A. Bennack Jr., presidential advisor Karl Rove, filmmaker Steven Spielberg, philanthropist David Rubenstein, author Jon Meacham, and journalists Bill Moyers (PBS), Steve Scully (C-SPAN), and Michal Lev-Ram (Fortune). This event, which can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each audience, will educate, entertain, and inspire.

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