Yascha Mounk is one of the world's leading experts on the crisis of liberal democracy and the rise of populism. He is the author of three books that have been translated into ten languages, he is an Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, and a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund. He writes regularly for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Atlantic.
Ambassador Victoria Nuland is Chief Executive Officer at the Center for a New American Security. She is also the Brady-Johnson distinguished practitioner in the Grand Strategy Program at Yale University and a member of the board of directors of the National Endowment for Democracy. A U.S. diplomat for 32 years, Ambassador Nuland served as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs from September 2013-January 2017 under President Obama and Secretary Kerry. She was State Department Spokesperson during Secretary Hillary Clinton’s tenure and U.S.
Gordon Sondland was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 29, 2018, as U.S. Representative to the EU with the rank of Ambassador. Ambassador Sondland is the Founder and CEO of Provenance Hotels. Ambassador Sondland’s community service includes positions on Governor Kulongoski’s transition team, as well as service on the Commission for White House Fellowships to which he was appointed by President George W. Bush.
Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüeller is the inaugural Robert Bosch Senior Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Brookings, she was a senior transatlantic fellow and Berlin Office Director with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Her areas of expertise include transatlantic relations; German foreign policy; NATO; the European Union’s foreign, security and defense policy; international law; and human rights.
Ingrid Vanderveldt is the Chairman and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020) and MintHERTM.
Mitch Landrieu was the 61st Mayor of New Orleans (2010-2018). Under Landrieu's leadership, New Orleans is widely recognized as one of the nation’s great comeback stories. In 2015, Landrieu was named “Public Official of the Year” by Governing, and in 2016 was voted “America’s top turnaround mayor” in a Politico survey of mayors. He gained national prominence for his decision to take down four Confederate monuments in New Orleans, which also earned him the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
Iain Conn was appointed Group Chief Executive of Centrica plc on January 1, 2015. He is Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Disclosure Committee. Iain possesses a deep understanding of the energy sector built up over a lifetime in the industry and has demonstrated a strong commitment to customers, safety and technology. Iain was previously BP's Chief Executive, Downstream - BP’s refining and marketing division - a position he held for seven years.
Chris Murphy is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut. He serves on the Foreign Relations Committee, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and the Appropriations Committee. Prior to joining the Senate, Murphy served for three terms in the U.S. House representing the state's fifth congressional district. In Congress, Murphy is acknowledged as a leading voice for stronger anti-gun violence measures, a smarter foreign policy, and reform of our nation's mental health system.
Eckart von Klaeden started his professional career as a spokesman of the CDU in Lower Saxony before he became a member of the German Federal Parliament in 1994. There he held a number of posts: from 2000-2005 as parliamentary secretary, from 2005-2009 as foreign policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU faction in the German Federal Parliament, and from 2006-2010 as treasurer of the CDU. From 2004-2013 he was a member of the federal board of the CDU and since 2006 he was also a member of the executive committee. In 2009 he assumed office as Minister of State of the Federal Chancellor.
Ramsey Alwin works to position AARP as the global leader in challenging outdated beliefs and sparking new solutions related to financial resilience and longevity.