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Friday, June 29 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
What Does It Take to Be an Effective President?
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Ronald Brownstein

Ronald Brownstein is political director of the Atlantic Media Company and National Journal Group’s editorial director, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for both National Journal and The Atlantic, and he coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media. Brownstein was twice named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for... Read More →
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David Gergen

David Gergen is a professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. In addition, he serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and contributes to Parade Magazine. In the past, he has served as a White House adviser to presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. He wrote about those experiences in his New York Times best-seller, Eyewitness to Power. In the 1980s, he also served as chief... Read More →
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Joe Klein

Joe Klein is a columnist and senior writer at TIME. He joined the magazine in 2003 to write a regular column, In the Arena, on national and international affairs. He is the author of The Natural: Bill Clinton’s Misunderstood Presidency and several other nonfiction books. As “Anonymous,” Klein wrote the critically acclaimed novel Primary Colors, a best-seller inspired by the 1992 political race. Klein is an occasional contributor... Read More →
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Michael Kranish

Michael Kranish is the Washington bureau deputy chief for The Boston Globe. Kranish is co-author of The Real Romney, a biography of Mitt Romney produced by the Globe. He is also the co-author of John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography and Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War. Kranish began his newspaper career in Florida at the Lakeland Ledger and The Miami Herald and then became the New England correspondent for The Boston Globe... Read More →
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Andrea Mitchell

Andrea Mitchell is NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent and the host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” She currently covers foreign policy, intelligence, and national security issues, including the diplomacy of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for all NBC News properties. Mitchell’s extensive reports include a 2010 interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a series of exclusive... Read More →
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George Mitchell

George J. Mitchell served as US special envoy for Middle East peace from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that he had a distinguished career in public service. He was appointed to the US Senate (D-ME) in 1980 to complete the unexpired term of senator Edmund S. Muskie and went on to win elections and stay in the Senate for 15 years. Mitchell served on the Finance, Veterans Affairs, and Environment and Public Works Committees. He led the successful... Read More →

Friday June 29, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Jerome Ballroom