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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Ambassador Martin Indyk is Acting Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution. He was previously head of The Saban Center for Middle East Policy and a senior fellow at Brookings. Indyk has served two tours as US Ambassador to Israel, where he helped to strengthen US-Israeli relations, reinforce the US commitment to advance the peace process, and substantially increase the level of mutually beneficial trade and investment.

Prior to his assignment in Israel, Indyk served as special...

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Jennifer Maguire Isham is a former president of the Tribeca Film Festival. Previously she worked as a senior vice president for programming at CNN and as a senior vice president for programming and talent development for the domestic networks of the CNN News Group. She oversaw integrated programming initiatives between CNN and Time Inc., including projects such as CNN&TIME, the Apollo debates, and CNN&TIME political forums. In addition, she oversaw senior analyst Jeff Greenfield’s political specials and She joined CNN in...

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