Albert Arnold “Al” Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician, advocate and philanthropist, who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States (1993–2001), under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party’s nominee for President and lost the 2000 U.S. presidential election despite winning the popular vote. Gore is currently an author and environmental activist. He has founded a number of non-profit organizations, including the Alliance for Climate Protection, and has received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in climate change activism.
Professor of History, California State University, Sacramento. Professor Palermo’s most recent book is “The Eighties” (Pearson 2013). He has also written two other books: “In His Own Right: The Political Odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy” (Columbia, 2001); and “Robert F. Kennedy and the Death of American Idealism” (Pearson, 2008). His expertise includes Robert F. Kennedy; the 1960s; political history; presidential politics and war powers; social movements of the 20th century; the 1980s; and the history of American foreign policy.
William M. LeoGrande is Professor of Government at American University in Washington, DC. and coauthor with Peter Kornbluh of the recent book, “Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana”.
Donald Trump berief den Manager und Öl-Magnaten am 1. Februar 2017 zum US-Außenminister. Als Texaner roch Tillerson das Öl schon in frühester Kindheit. Nach dem Ingenieursstudium in Austin folgte kurz darauf der Einstieg bei ExxonMobil. Von 2006 bis 2016 leitete Tillerson den Vorstand des Erdölkonzerns. Zuvor leitete er ExxonMobils Aktivitäten in Russland und am Kaspischen Meer. Tillerson wurde 1952 in Wichita Falls, Texas, geboren.
The American business magnate, politician and philanthropist served as the 108th Mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., the global financial data and media company notable for its Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg is one of America’s leading philanthropists.
Adrian Parr is the Director of the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati and a UNESCO water chair. Her recent publications include The Wrath of Capital (Columbia University Press, 2013) and Hijacking Sustainability (MIT Press, 2009).
Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of fifteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including Asia’s Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, Balkan Ghosts, and Eastward to Tartary. He is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. He was chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, a visiting professor at the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers".
The American political theorist is best known for his influential book „The End of History and The Last Man“, in which he argues that the spread of liberal democracies and Western capitalism would bring about the final form of human government. Fukuyama was a key contributor to the formulation of the Reagan doctrine and the neoconservative agenda. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
john a. powell is Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (Haas Institute) and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He previously served as the Executive Director at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University and the Institute for Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota. He led the development of an “opportunity-based” model that connects affordable housing to education, health, health care, and employment.