The Common Good Forum 2017

What a day!
The Common Good Forum and American Spirit Awards

Big ideas. Important information. Incredible and inspiring participants.

The Common Good Forum assembled some of the brightest thinkers in the US for a dynamic overview of our rapidly changing landscape. We put the spotlight on public policy choices and exciting developments affecting us all – making the nation and the world safer, creating shared economic prosperity, and bolstering our democratic values.

Felicia Taylor – Moderato

One Woman Posts – The World Responds
Presentation of American Spirit Award for Citizen Activism to
Teresa Shook who inspired the Women’s March
Silda Wall Spitzer

Remember the Women!
Building the Women’s History Museum
Special report from Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, & Congressional Commissioners Jane Abraham, Mary Boies & Emily Rafferty

Empowering Women – What’s Next?
Remarks by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand followed by Q&A


Press Under Fire – Panel
Steven Brill – Moderator – Journalist, Author, Founder, American Lawyer & CourtTV
Floyd Abrams, First Amendment expert
Elizabeth Spayd, Public Editor, New York Times
John Podhoretz, Editor, Commentary Magazine

Protests, Populism, & New Political Landscape – Panel
Ari Melber – Moderator – Chief Legal Correspondent, MSNBC
Shaunna Thomas, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, UltraViolet
David Burstein, CEO & Co-Founder of Run for America
Max Read, Senior Editor, New York Magazine


New Era of Global Trade
Marc Busch
, US Trade Expert; Int’l Business Diplomacy, Georgetown University; former advisor to Marco Rubio Presidential Campaign

Economic Investment Environment  
Seth Masters
, Chief Investment Officer, Bernstein Global Wealth

Jim Hoge – Moderator – Senior Advisor, Teneo Intelligence

China – N. Korea
Orville Schell – Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.- China
Relations, Asia Society

France – Europe
Ambassador Jane Hartley – Former US Ambassador to France

Presentation of ASA for Distinguished Public Service
Senator John McCain
Chele Chiavacci – Presentation of Award – Managing Director, Mistral Capital International


    Growing the Economy and Jobs – Comments on the Trump Agenda
    Omeed Malik – Moderator – Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Anthony Scaramucci, Founder, SkyBridge Capital; President Trump
Transition Team
Talk with Moderated Conversation


Jonathan Tepperman – Introduction
Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs Magazine

Homeland Security in the Trump Years
Secretary Jeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security

  Presentation of ASA for Distinguished Public Service
Secretary John Kerry, former Secretary of State
Remarks followed by Q&A

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