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Nicolas SarkozyExclusively WSB

President of the French Republic (2007-2012)

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Widely considered one of the most influential of French presidents to date, Nicolas Sarkozy offers an unparalleled analysis of the most pressing issues of our time.

Rajiv Shah, M.D.Exclusively WSB

President, The Rockefeller Foundation; Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (2010-2015); Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics and Chief Scientist, United States Department of Agriculture (2009-2010); Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2001-2009)

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Dr. Rajiv Shah has been a tireless and dedicated leader, committed to advancing the missions of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture. Serving alongside some of the most innovative leaders in the world, navigating major natural disasters and man-made crises, Dr. Shah has successfully delivered results and lived up to USAID’s goal of partnering to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing security and prosperity. From developing infrastructure to igniting power in Africa, to empowering people around the world with skills and opportunities, Dr. Shah has reshaped and re-envisioned a government agency to tackle even the most intractable challenges.

Wendy Sherman

Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State (2011–2015); Global Affairs Contributor, NBC News and MSNBC; Founding Partner and Senior Counselor, The Albright Stonebridge Group; and Harvard Professor

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A sought-after advisor on international risk management, Wendy Sherman guides organizations through the pros and cons of today’s ever-changing geopolitical landscape and helps them mitigate exposure to potential problems that parlays into sound business decisions.

Christopher Smart

Former Senior U.S. Economic Policymaker; Global Investor; Economist

Types: Economist, Male
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After a successful investment career, Christopher Smart led the U.S. Treasury’s response to the European financial crisis and served as President Obama’s senior director on trade and international economic policy. Currently an author and a senior fellow at Harvard, he shares fascinating perspectives on the dynamics of global financial markets, the political forces driving key economic debates, and a range of challenges from Brexit negotiations, to Russian sanctions, to the outlook for Asian trade.

Michael Smerconish

Host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM, Host of CNN's Smerconish and Contributor, Newspaper Columnist and Best-Selling Author

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Using the perfect blend of analysis and humor, Michael Smerconish delivers an engaging, thought-provoking and balanced dialogue on today's political arena and the long-term implications of the polarization in politics.

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Willis Sparks

Director of Global Macro, Eurasia Group and U.S. Electoral Politics/Geopolitical Risk Management Expert

Types: Male
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An expert on geopolitical risk, Willis Sparks shares with audience the market-moving impact of politics in the world’s most dynamic developed and developing states, long-term geopolitical trends, including the rise of emerging market volatility and a country-by-country analysis of current internal political dynamics.

Gene SperlingExclusively WSB

Director, National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy (2011-2014 and 1997-2001); Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

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The only person to serve as director of the National Economic Council under two Presidents, Gene Sperling provides unique perspective and insights on the intersection between the U.S. and global economy and the most pressing economic policy issues of the day.

Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)Exclusively WSB

NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe and 15th Commander of the U.S. European Command (2009-2013), Head of U.S. Southern Command (2006-2009), Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News

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A distinguished leader and longest-serving global combatant commander in recent American military history, James Stavridis provides answers and strategies to address the most pressing global affairs challenges.

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