Upcoming Events

Congressman Elijah Cummings, The Common Good Forum, May 12
 

Congressman Elijah Cummings, The Common Good Forum, May 12

Meet the history makers! The U.S. – Our Nation at the Crossroads Insights for a new era. American Spirit Award for Public Service John Kerry Former Secretary of State Remarks and Q&A with our audience Special presentation to Senator John McCain by video address Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security...
Marc Busch, The Common Good Forum, May 12
 

Marc Busch, The Common Good Forum, May 12

Meet the history makers! The U.S. – Our Nation at the Crossroads Insights for a new era. American Spirit Award for Public Service John Kerry Former Secretary of State Remarks and Q&A with our audience Special presentation to Senator John McCain by video address Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security...
Secretary John Kerry, The Common Good Forum, May 12
 

Secretary John Kerry, The Common Good Forum, May 12

Meet the history makers! The U.S. – Our Nation at the Crossroads Insights for a new era. American Spirit Award for Public Service John Kerry Former Secretary of State Remarks and Q&A with our audience Special presentation to Senator John McCain by video address Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security...
Senator John McCain, The Common Good Forum, May 12
 

Senator John McCain, The Common Good Forum, May 12

Meet the history makers! The U.S. – Our Nation at the Crossroads Insights for a new era. American Spirit Award for Public Service John Kerry Former Secretary of State Remarks and Q&A with our audience Special presentation to Senator John McCain by video address Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security...
Anthony Scaramucci, The Common Good Forum, May 12
 

Anthony Scaramucci, The Common Good Forum, May 12

Meet the history makers! The U.S. – Our Nation at the Crossroads Insights for a new era. American Spirit Award for Public Service John Kerry Former Secretary of State Remarks and Q&A with our audience Special presentation to Senator John McCain by video address Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security...
Jeh Johnson, The Common Good Forum, May 12
 

Jeh Johnson, The Common Good Forum, May 12

Meet the history makers! The U.S. – Our Nation at the Crossroads Insights for a new era. American Spirit Award for Public Service John Kerry Former Secretary of State Remarks and Q&A with our audience Special presentation to Senator John McCain by video address Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, The Common Good Forum, May 12
 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, The Common Good Forum, May 12

Meet the history makers! The U.S. – Our Nation at the Crossroads Insights for a new era. American Spirit Award for Public Service John Kerry Former Secretary of State Remarks and Q&A with our audience Special presentation to Senator John McCain by video address Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security...
The Common Good Forum, May 12
 

The Common Good Forum, May 12

Meet the history makers! The U.S. – Our Nation at the Crossroads Insights for a new era. American Spirit Award for Public Service John Kerry Former Secretary of State Remarks and Q&A with our audience Special presentation to Senator John McCain by video address Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security...

Past Speakers

President Bill Clinton
 

President Bill Clinton

About Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton served as the 42nd President of the United States (1993-2001). At 46 he was the first babyboomer and third youngest president to ever serve our nation. Clinton has been described as the “new democrat” for his unique stance on democracy and everlasting efforts in...
Kellyanne Conway
 

Kellyanne Conway

About Kellyanne Conway Kellyanne Conway was tapped in the final months to serve as Campaign Manager for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign of President and is greatly credited for helping Trump win the election. Conway has been a highly regarded pollster as founder and President of the polling company, inc./WomanTrend, which is  a...
Senator Tim Kaine
 

Senator Tim Kaine

About Senator Tim Kaine Tim Kaine has served people throughout his adult life as a missionary, fair housing attorney, teacher and elected official.  He is the current junior Senator from Virginia. Tim grew up in Kansas City, working in his father’s ironworking shop, where he learned the values of thrift and...
General David Petraeus
 

General David Petraeus

About General David Petraeus General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus is one of the most prominent U.S. military figures of the post-9/11 era.  During his 37-year career in the United States Army, General Petraeus was widely recognized for his leadership of the Surge in Iraq, which retrieved a desperate situation and...
Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth
 

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth

About Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth Monday, February 29, 2015 10:30-11:30AM Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq veteran who lost both legs and partial use of her right arm when the Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was shot down in 2004. She won her Congressional seat in 2013.  She is currently running for US...
Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
 

Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

            Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy joins us for “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” Monday, September 19, 2016 NYIT Theater on Broadway – 1871 Broadway New York, NY 6:30pm Reception | 7:00pm Screening | 7:40pm Q&A with director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy  $40 The...
Michael Steele
 

Michael Steele

About Michael Steele When he was elected Lt. Governor of Maryland in 2003, Michael Steele made history as the first African American elected to statewide office; and again with his subsequent chairmanship of the Republican National Committee in 2009. As chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele was charged with revitalizing...
Gayle King
 

Gayle King

Gayle King is the co-host of CBS This Morning and Editor-at-Large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine. Since joining CBS News in 2011, King has conducted revealing and news-making interviews with world leaders, political figures, and celebrities for the broadcast, including Michelle Obama, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Jack...
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
 

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

About Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 114th Congress. From 2007 to 2011, Pelosi served as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so in American history. As the Democratic Leader, Pelosi is fighting for bigger paychecks and...
Arianna Huffington
 

Arianna Huffington

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Mark Ruffalo
 

Mark Ruffalo

About Mark Ruffalo Mark Ruffalo is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter and ardent political activist. He starred in films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Zodiac, Shutter Island, Just Like Heaven, Collateral, You Can Count on Me, The Avengers, and The Kids Are All Right, for which he...
Gloria Steinem
 

Gloria Steinem

About Gloria Steinem Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles...

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