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Saturday, June 30 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Afternoon of Conversation
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Ehud Barak

Ehud Barak, chairman of the Israel Labor Party, became Israel’s minister of defense for the second time second time in 2007. He previously served as Israel’s 10th prime minister and minister of defense from 1999 to 2001. Barak served as minister of the interior and then as foreign minister under primes ministers Rabin and Peres from 1995 to 1996. With his service as the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) chief of the general staff... Read More →
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Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist. His foreign affairs column in The New York Times, which appears twice a week, reports on US domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflict, international economics, the environment, biodiversity, and energy. He is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of six best-selling books: From Beirut to Jerusalem; The Lexus and the Olive Tree... Read More →
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Brian Greene

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books are widely read: The Elegant Universe was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and has sold more than one million copies worldwide; The Fabric of the Cosmos spent half a year on The New York Times best-seller list and inspired The Washington Post to call him the... Read More →
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Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of PBS’s “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour.” She is also the best-selling author of The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. Ifill reports on a wide range of issues from foreign affairs to US politics and policies, interviewing national and international newsmakers. She has covered six presidential campaigns and moderated two... Read More →
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Valerie Jarrett

Valerie B. Jarrett is a senior advisor to President Obama and oversees four departments: the offices of Public Engagement, Intergovernmental Affairs, Olympic Paralympic and Youth Sports, and the White House Office of Urban Affairs. She chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls and leads the White House’s business outreach efforts. Prior to joining the administration, Jarrett was president and CEO of The Habitat Company. She served... Read More →
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Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf is the former president of Pakistan. He occupied what TIME magazine described as “the most dangerous job in the world,” playing a crucial role in fighting the global war on terrorism. He played this role with incredible courage, surviving more than a few assassination attempts, and he still remains a target by the al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and several militant organizations. During his time as president, he promoted... Read More →
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Michele Norris

Michele Norris is host of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” For the year leading up to the 2012 presidential election, Norris has recused herself from hosting duties while her husband takes a position as a senior advisor on the Obama campaign. During this time, she is focusing on producing signature segments and features, including the “ATC” series the Backseat Book Club, and working on new reporting projects, including... Read More →
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Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose is executive editor and anchor of “Charlie Rose,” the nightly one-hour interview program that engages in one-on-one in-depth conversation and roundtable discussions about important issues and ideas of our time. He is co-anchor of the daily morning television program “CBS This Morning” and also a contributing correspondent to the CBS news program “60 Minutes.” Since 1991, Rose has done more in-depth... Read More →
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Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer is the chief Washington correspondent of CBS News, a post he has held since 1982, and moderator of “Face the Nation” since 1991. This year marks Schieffer’s 55th year as a reporter and his 43rd year at CBS News. He is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all four major beats in the nation’s capital: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Capitol Hill. Schieffer has... Read More →
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Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University, where he is also president emeritus. During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions, including vice president of development economics and chief economist of the World Bank, undersecretary of the US Treasury for international affairs, director of the National Economic Council for the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011... Read More →
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Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett is the US managing editor of the Financial Times, where she leads the editorial development of the paper’s US edition and of US news on FT.com. During her nearly 20 years at the publication, she has served in a number of capacities, including capital markets editor, deputy editor of the Lex column, Tokyo bureau chief, and a reporter in London. She won Journalist of the Year in 2009 and Business Journalist of the Year in 2008... Read More →


Saturday June 30, 2012 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Benedict Music Tent