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James K. Glassman is Chairman and CEO of Public Affairs Engagement, a Washington consulting firm, and a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on economic issues and is affiliated with the Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy.

In 2008 and 2009, Ambassador Glassman served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the intergovernmental lead for strategic communications abroad. In 2007 and 2008, he was Chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors,... Read More »

Ambassador Marc Grossman currently serves as Vice Chairman of The Cohen Group.

He served as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the State Department's third ranking official, until his retirement in 2005 after 29 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. As Under Secretary, he helped marshal diplomatic support for the international response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. He also managed U.S. policies in the Balkans and Colombia and promoted a key expansion of the NATO alliance. As Assistant Secretary for European... Read More »

Lee H. Hamilton, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on Congress and representative democracy.  Hamilton founded the Center on Congress at Indiana University in 1999 and served as its Director until 2015; after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented Indiana from 1965-1999.  He also served as President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., from 1999-2010.   He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2015).

Hamilton currently serves as a Distinguished Scholar in the... Read More »

As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Hayden was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America’s adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision makers; and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the US.

At Chertoff Group, General Hayden uses his broad geographic and political knowledge to brief clients on intelligence matters worldwide – including developments in cybersecurity – that may affect their... Read More »

Gamal Helal is a former Senior Diplomatic Interpreter and Special Advisor to the U.S Government. Throughout Mr. Helal’s twenty years with the U.S. Government, he has been the Senior Diplomatic Interpreter for Presidents George H.W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, as well as numerous Secretaries of State and Defense and National Security Advisors. 

Mr. Helal began as an Arabic interpreter in the Department of State and played a critical role during talks with Iraq before the 1991 Gulf War. In 1993,... Read More »

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