James J. Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute, speaks about his organization's mission to 'serve as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community.'
Peter B. Lewis, philanthropist and founder of the Progressive Corporation, discusses what new leaders can do in the field of venture philanthropy.
George Crile III, CBS producer, journalist, and speaks about his new book "Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History." The book details the partnership of Charlie Wilson, a Texas congressman, and a CIA agent. The pair worked out and executed a secret plan to supply weapons to Afghan rebels used to defeat the Soviets. This victory was a catalyst that contributed to the end Soviet communism and eventually put the fundamentalist Muslim militants of the Taliban in control of Afghanistan.
Amory B. Lovins, CEO and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, speaks as part of the Stanley and Hope Adelstein endowed forum on the environment.
Middle East expert Aaron David Miller, President, Seeds of Peace and now retired from the U.S. State Department, speaks about ways to bring peace to the region.