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Chronological List of Speakers


  • May 13, 2021
    The Honorable Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH and The Honorable Muriel E. Bowser
  • April 14, 2021
    The Honorable Jerome H. Powell
    Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • April 07, 2021
    Gregory J. Hayes
    Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Technologies Corporation
  • March 17, 2021
    Mike Roman
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 3M
  • February 17, 2021
    Kenneth C. Frazier
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc.
  • January 27, 2021
    Congressional and Medical Panels
    Congressional Panel: Hon. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Hon. Tom Reed (NY-23). Medical Panel: Kimberly Horn of Kaiser Permanente, Dr. J Stephen Jones of Inova Health System, and Ken Samet of MedStar Health
  • January 06, 2021
    Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
    Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health


  • December 09, 2020
    Julie Sweet
    Chief Executive Officer of Accenture
  • November 18, 2020
    Alex Gorsky
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson
  • November 16, 2020
    H.E. Ron Dermer, H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba, H.E. Abdulla R. Al Khalifa
    Ambassador of Israel to the United States, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States, and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States
  • October 28, 2020
    David Rubenstein Interviews Political Law Experts: Bob Bauer and Benjamin L. Ginsberg
  • October 21, 2020
    Election Panel
    Mike Allen of Axios Media; Gloria Borger of CNN; Charlie Cook of The Cook Political Report, NBC News and National Journal Group; and Nikole Killion of CBS News
  • October 14, 2020
    Donald J. Trump
    45th President of The United States of America
  • September 24, 2020
    The Honorable Louis DeJoy
    Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, United States Postal Service
  • September 10, 2020
    FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn and Novavax, Inc.'s Stanley Erck
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Novavax, Inc.
  • September 02, 2020
    Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, interviews David Rubenstein, Author of How to Lead
  • July 29, 2020
    Dr. Mark McClellan, Dr. Ashish Jha, and Gabrielle Webster
    Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University, Harvard Global Health Institute, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
  • July 08, 2020
    Nicole Quiroga, Hans Vestberg and Dr. Richard McCarthy
    Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Verizon Communications, and Kaiser Permanente
  • June 23, 2020
    Michael Neidorff, Dr. Timothy Sands, Philip de Picciotto, Mark Ein, and Guylaine Saint Juste
    Centene Corporation, Virginia Tech, Octagon, Venturehouse Group, and Year Up
  • June 18, 2020
    Wes Moore, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and George Lambert
    Robin Hood, Mayor of The District of Columbia, and, Greater Washington Urban League
  • June 12, 2020
    Governor Ralph Northam, Steven Collis, Ralph Boyd, Jr., & Secretary Lonnie Bunch
    Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, AmerisourceBergen Corporation, So Others Might Eat (SOME), and The Smithsonian Institution
  • May 29, 2020
    Dr. Francis Collins, Chris Nassetta, and Mary Brady
    National Institutes of Health, Hilton, and The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
  • May 15, 2020
    Richard Ashworth, Dr. Gretchen Van der Veer, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, and Dr. Kurt Newman
    National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Fair Chance, Howard University, and Children's National Health System
  • May 12, 2020
    Mark Penn
    Managing Partner of The Stagwell Group and Chairman of The Harris Poll
  • May 08, 2020
    Senator Mark Warner, José Andrés, and Schroeder Stribling
    Senator of the Commonwealth of Virginia, ThinkFoodGroup, and N Street Village
  • May 01, 2020
    Dr. Jack DeGioia; Richard Pollack and Dr. David Skorton; and Gail McGovern
    Georgetown University, American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, and American Red Cross
  • April 28, 2020
    Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Arne M. Sorenson, & Rosie Allen-Herring
    National Institutes of Health, Marriott International, Inc., and United Way of the National Capital Area
  • April 24, 2020
    Mayor Bowser, Singapore Ambassador Mirpuri, & Suzanne Clark
    Mayor of the District of Columbia, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • April 17, 2020
    Gov. Hogan, Jr., Ted Leonsis, & Kim R. Ford
    Governor of the State of Maryland, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, and Martha’s Table
  • April 08, 2020
    Adena T. Friedman, Dr. Kurt Newman, Ted Gayer, and Jason Thomas
    Nasdaq, Inc., Children's National Health System, Brookings Institution, and The Carlyle Group
  • April 03, 2020
    Dr. J. Stephen Jones, Kenneth A. Samet, Gina Adams, Jane Adams, and Everett Eissenstat
    Inova Health System, MedStar Health, FedEx Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and General Motors Company
  • March 27, 2020
    David Rubenstein Interviews Dr. Paul B. Rothman, Dr. Lisa Maragakis, and Lauren Sauer of Johns Hopkins
  • March 13, 2020
    Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Dr. David Skorton, Jo Ann Jenkins, Peter Scher, Roger Krone, and Matt Kelly
    American University, Association of American Medical Colleges, AARP, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Leidos, JBG SMITH
  • March 11, 2020
    Charlie Cook
    Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report, and a political analyst for the National Journal Group
  • February 24, 2020
    Cultural Panel
    with Kaywin F. Feldman, Director of the National Gallery of Art, Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, and Deborah Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • January 10, 2020
    Ola Källenius
    Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

















  • December 13, 2004
    Charles Cook
    Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report, Political Analyst, National Journal Group
  • October 19, 2004
    The Honorable Frank Raines
    Chairman and CEO, Fannie Mae
  • June 18, 2004
    David M. Rubenstein
    Founding Partner and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
  • April 13, 2004
    Tim Russert
    Washington Bureau Chief, NBC News
  • February 12, 2004
    Kenneth Courtis
    Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asia


  • December 03, 2003
    William McDonough
    Chairman, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • November 05, 2003
    The Honorable John Snow
    Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • May 14, 2003
    Dr. Daniel Yergin
    President, Cambridge Energy Research Associates
  • March 13, 2003
    Dr. Joseph Stigliz
    2001 Nobel Laureate & Professor, Columbia University
  • February 11, 2003
    The Honorable Paul Volcker
    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve


  • October 30, 2002
    2002 Election Panel
    with Robert Teeter, President, Coldwater Corporation and Peter Hart, President, Peter D. Hart Research Associates
  • September 24, 2002
    Richard Fairbank
    Chairman and CEO, Capital One Financial Corporation
  • April 30, 2002
    The Honorable Paul O’Neill
    Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • March 11, 2002
    2002 Economic Panel
    with Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Marvin Goodfriend, Senior Vice President and Policy Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; and Christine Chmura, President and Chief Economist, Chmura Analytics
  • January 17, 2002
    Dr. Craig Venter
    President & Chief Scientific Officer, Celera Genomics


  • December 06, 2001
    Sir James D. Wolfensohn
    President, The World Bank
  • October 16, 2001
    Allen Neuharth
    Founder, the Freedom Forum; Founder, USA TODAY
  • May 14, 2001
    Niall FitzGerald
    Chairman, Unilever
  • March 21, 2001
    Ambassador Sean O’Huiginn
    Ambassador of Ireland
  • January 24, 2001
    Brian Roberts
    President, Comcast Corporation


  • November 15, 2000
    Thomas Mann
    Presidential Scholar, The Brookings Institution
  • September 27, 2000
    Fred Smith
    Chairman, President and CEO, FedEx Corporation
  • June 06, 2000
    Sidney Taurel
    Chairman and CEO, Eli Lilly
  • April 06, 2000
    Arthur Levitt, Jr.
    Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission


  • October 14, 1999
    Nicholas D. Chabraja
    Chairman & CEO, General Dynamics Corporation
  • May 17, 1999
    Rt. Honorable Kenneth Clarke, QC
    Member of the British Parliament; Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • March 16, 1999
    Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky
    U.S. Trade Representative
  • March 04, 1999
    The Honorable George Mitchell
    Special Counsel, Verner Liipfert Bernhard McPherson & Hand; Chairman, Peace Negotiations, Northern Ireland; Former Senate Majority Leader
  • January 14, 1999
    Knight Kiplinger
    Editor of The Kiplinger Letter; Editor in Chief, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine


  • November 18, 1998
    Anthony Williams
    Mayor-Elect, District of Columbia
  • September 14, 1998
    Gerald Greenwald
    Chairman & CEO, UAL Corporation and United Airlines
  • March 12, 1998
    Michel Camdessus
    Managing Director & Chairman of the Executive Board, International Monetary Fund
  • January 14, 1998
    Richard A. Grasso
    Chairman & CEO, The New York Stock Exchange


  • December 16, 1997
    Dennis W. Archer
    Mayor City of Detroit
  • October 30, 1997
    Raymond W. Smith
    Chairman & CEO, Bell Atlantic Corporation
  • May 20, 1997
    The Honorable Franklin D. Raines
    Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • March 13, 1997
    Arthur Zeikel
    President and CEO, Merrill Lynch Asset Management


  • December 11, 1996
    Paul Tagliabue
    Commissioner, National Football League
  • October 03, 1996
    1996 Election Panel
    with The Honorable Laura Tyson, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; Dr. John Taylor, Chief Economic Policy Advisor, Dole-Kemp Campaign; and Moderator Alan Murray, Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
  • June 19, 1996
    Lawrence A. Bossidy
    Chairman and CEO, AlliedSignal
  • April 10, 1996
    Paul Krugman
    Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University
  • February 22, 1996
    Hugh B. Price
    President & CEO, National Urban League


  • December 14, 1995
    Bernard L. Schwartz
    Chairman and CEO, Loral Corporation
  • November 29, 1995
    I. Michael Heyman
    Secretary, The Smithsonian Institution
  • September 28, 1995
    Jack Valenti
    President & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America
  • June 28, 1995
    Bert C. Roberts, Jr.
    Chairman & CEO, MCI Communications Corporation


  • December 12, 1994
    Mexico-United States Relations Panel
    with His Excellency Jesus Silva-Herzog, Ambassador from Mexico to the United States; Norman A. Bailey, Ph.D., International Economist; and Dolia Estevez, Washington Correspondent for El Financiero
  • December 12, 1994
    Michael Porter
    Professor, Harvard Business School
  • October 13, 1994
    JW Marriott, Jr.
    Chairman of the Board & President, Marriott International, Inc.
  • June 28, 1994
    The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
    The First Lady
  • June 02, 1994
    Ambassador Mickey Kantor
    U.S. Trade Representative
  • February 02, 1994
    Hedrick Smith
    Editor-in-Residence, Foreign Policy Institute, The Johns Hopkins University


  • October 13, 1993
    Norman R. Augustine
    Chairman and CEO, Martin Marietta Corporation
  • June 14, 1993
    Robert E. Rubin
    Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
  • March 16, 1993
    R.E. “Ted” Turner
    Chairman of the Board, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc
  • January 12, 1993
    Robert S. Strauss
    Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld


  • November 12, 1992
    Norman J. Ornstein
    Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • September 29, 1992
    John V. Snow
    Chairman, President and CEO, CSX Corporation
  • June 04, 1992
    William Schreyer
    Chairman of the Board, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc
  • March 11, 1992
    Professor Robert B. Reich
    John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • January 22, 1992
    Andreas van Agt
    Head of Delegation, Delegation of the Commission of the European Communities


  • November 14, 1991
    Peter F. Drucker
    Professor of Social Science and Management, Claremont Graduate School
  • September 12, 1991
    James T. Lynn
    Chairman, Aetna Life & Casualty Company
  • May 08, 1991
    Robert E. Allen
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T
  • March 07, 1991
    Lloyd Bentsen
    Senator (D-TX)
  • March 07, 1991
    The Honorable Lloyd Bentsen
    United States Senator (D-TX)


  • November 27, 1990
    The Honorable Alice Rivlin
    Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution
  • October 09, 1990
    Allen E. Murray
    Chairman of the Board and CEO, Mobil Corporation
  • May 09, 1990
    The Honorable Samuel K. Skinner
    Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • March 13, 1990
    Michael J. Boskin
    Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
  • January 31, 1990
    Dr. Horst Langer
    CEO and Chairman of the Board, Siemens Corporation


  • September 14, 1989
    John S. Reed
    Chairman and CEO, Citicorp/Citibank
  • May 25, 1989
    Katharine Graham
    Chairman of the Board and CEO, The Washington Post Company
  • March 29, 1989
    James D. Wolfensohn
    President, James D. Wolfensohn Inc.
  • January 31, 1989
    David T. Kearns
    Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation


  • November 03, 1988
    Dr. Mariana V. Whitman
    Group Executive Vice President, General Motors Corporation
  • September 29, 1988
    John J. Phelan Jr.
    Chairman and CEO, New York Stock Exchange
  • May 11, 1988
    John F. Akers
    Chairman, IBM, Inc.
  • March 09, 1988
    The Honorable Beryl W. Sprinkel
    Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
  • January 26, 1988
    Felix G. Rohatyn
    Partner, Lazard Freres & Co


  • September 22, 1987
    Yusuke Kashiwagi
    Chairman, The Bank of Tokyo, Ltd.
  • June 18, 1987
    Heinz Ruhnau
    President and Executive Board Chairman, Lufthansa German Airlines
  • March 03, 1987
    Dr. James M. Buchanan
    Nobel Laureate in Economic Science (1986), General Director, Center for Study of Public Choice, Holbert L. Harris University Professor, George Mason University
  • January 29, 1987
    The Honorable James A. Baker III
    Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury


  • September 11, 1986
    Roger B. Smith
    Chairman and CEO, General Motors Corporation