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FOREIGN POLICY BRIEFING WITH AMBASSADOR CHRISTOPHER HILL, FEBRUARY 3, 2015

chris hill 6Ambassador Christopher Hill has been one of the most highly regarded members of the US foreign service having held many important posts.  Hill will discuss foreign policy in an increasingly dangerous world, learned from the significant time he has spent in many of the most dangerous areas – from war in the Balkans, tense relations with North Korea and as US Ambassador to Iraq.

Hill is the distinguished former US Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia, and Poland, former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia,  former US special envoy for Kosovo, a negotiator of the Dayton Peace Accords, and the chief US negotiator with North Korea from 2005-2009. He is currently the Dean of the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. Ambassador Hill recently published Outpost.


CELEBRATING SELMA, MARCH 6-8, 2015

selma 1 MLK  Join The Common Good as we retrace the steps of a major chapter in U.S. history. This battle was critical in providing the moral outrage that braced the demand for greater fairness and equality for millions of African Americans at a time when…

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MEET DOCUMENTRAY FILMMAKER/ACTOR ADRIAN GRENIER

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Meet actor/activist Adrian Grenier who will join TCG to talk about his upcoming documentary, 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale in the World, about the forgotten “52 Hertz Whale.”

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ADMIRAL WILLIAM “FOX” FALLON

fallon 1Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called him  “one of the best strategic thinkers in uniform today”. Admiral William Fallon is known for his challenges to the war policies of the Bush-Cheney administration. His commitment to putting diplomacy first marked his career of 40 years as a leader to the U.S. military. TCG is thrilled to host Admiral Fallon to brief us on U.S. national security.

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WHAT A YEAR!    TCG EVENTS OF 2014

We have hosted some of the most authoritative, most interesting luminaries from many disciplines and from across the political spectrum. These incredible men and women include just this year:

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt – New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton – Economist Jeffrey Sachs – New Regency Film CEO and Academy Award-winning producer Arnon Milchan – Five-time Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky – Political expert Jim McLaughlin – Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson on news coverage of politics – Ambassador Ron Prosor of Israel – Economist Executive Editor and author John Micklethwait on change needed in government – MSNBC star host, Steve Kornacki – Pollster/campaign advisor Jefrey Pollack – Pollster/campaign strategist Anna Greenberg – former Presidential advisor & Fox News commentator Patrick Caddell – Wall Street Journal’ White House Correspondent Carol E. Lee – Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas –  – Author/expert Gary Sick on Iran and Iraq – Candidates Michelle Nunn, Jason Carter, Representatives Gary Peters &  Jim Himes, Senator John Walsh – Journalist/authors Todd Purdum on the Civil RIghts movement  – Rolling Stone author/journalist Matt Taibbi on the justice system and inequalityAuthor Scott Reich on the legacy of John F. Kennedy  – Journalist/Author Evan Osnos on China – Women’s pay equality leader Lily Ledbetter – President of J Street Jeremy Ben-Ami on attitudes toward Israel today among US Jews – Best-selling author and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger and a screening of Korengal.

We could not have presented these speakers without  the help of our outstanding presenters and moderators who have included Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Max Boot; CNBC’s Steve Liesman and John Harwood, Prize-winning host and journalist Soledad O’Brien, best-selling author Gail Sheehy, MSNBC’s  Ari Melber and Jason Capehart;  and publisher and businessman, Mortimer Zuckerman and TCG supporters:  Robert Pietrzak, Richard Farley, Randy Hustvedt, Charles Myers, Richard Cohen, Sally Minard and Patricia Duff.


GOOGLE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN ERIC SCHMIDT

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Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, joins us to discuss the future of the U.S and how new ideas will reinvigorate our economy.

Known for being outspoken and bold, Schmidt has left an indelible mark not only on a company, but on the world as we’ve known it. Eric Schmidt is credited for developing the strategies that transformed Google: once a small startup with a brilliant algorithm for information search created by Sergey Brin and Larry Page.  This is an extraordinary opportunity to meet the man behind one the globe’s most transformative companies at the home of one of TCG’s own members and an extraordinary publisher and businessman in his own right, Mort Zuckerman…

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Bratton-Square-218x218NYPD  COMISSIONER BILL BRATTON, THURSDAY, MAY 1ST

As the largest city in the United States, New York faces serious threats on a daily basis. Join us Thursday, May 1st..

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Purdum-square1 THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT WITH TODD PURDUM, 

On the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, acclaimed Vanity Fair and Politico journalist Todd Purdum releases what Doris Kearns Goodwin calls…   

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 sachs-outside-218x200 THE ECONOMIC FUTURE WITH JEFFERY SACHS 

In addition to being a gifted speaker, Jeffery Sachs is known as one of the world’s leading experts on economic development. While his concentration…

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Iran_HassanRohani-218x218GARY SICK ON THE IRAN U.S.S DEAL: THURSDAY JANUARY 3OTH

The Obama administration brokered a historic deal between Iran and six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program…

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    JFK-218x168   VIDEO: EXPLORING THE  LEGACY OF JFK: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD.

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s shocking and saddening death, our country is wrapped up in an era…

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         images-218x183 THE PROBLEM WITH JOHN KERRY’S MIDEAST DIPLOMACY 

Political pundit Peter Beinart publishes in HAARETZ his critique of John Kerry’s shift in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations…

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 mort_zuckerman-218x218       TCG MEMBER MORT ZUCKERMAN FEATURED ON THE COLBERT REPORT

Stephen Colbert recently TCG member, leading publisher, and businessman Mort Zuckerman on the Colbert Report

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  XT Killings man head on window UNSPEAKABLE HORROR

It’s impossible to wrap one’s head around the senseless and deadly attack on the children at the Sandyhook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

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    Olympia_Snowe   SENATE “STRAYED TOO FAR FROM COOPERATION” OLYMPIA SNOWE

Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe says goodbye. Olympia used her final address on the floor of the U.S. Senate to again…

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ETHEL      TCG SCREENING OF “ETHEL”

The Common Good was proud to present a special screening of an extraordinary documentary film “ETHEL,” on December 4th at MOMA…

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Alan Simpson b andwhiteSENATOR ALAN SIMPSON ON THE “FISCAL CLIFF”

Senator Alan Simpson “The Fiscal Cliff: Go Big or Go Home” on Monday, December 3rd…

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        never_sorryAI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY TCG SCREENING 

TCG members and friends can experience the courage and creativity of Ai WeiWei, China’s famous artist and activist for freedom at the screening on December 12 at MOMA at 7PM…

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AIWEIWEITCG SCREENING ON CHINESE ARTIST

Wednesday, December 12th, 7PM: REACT to FILM and The Common Good present a screening of the Academy Award short-listed documentary,, “Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry”….

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whitman 3 GOVERNOR CHRISTINE T. WHITMAN MAY 1OTH

The Common Good hosts a lunch and discussion with Governor Christine Todd Whitman on May 10th. The topic is “Can there be more Reasonable Ground in our Political Process?”

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OSW occupy_wall_street 3   #WHILEWEWATCH DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

#Whilewewatch is directed by Kevin Breslin whose recent doc “Living for 32” (2010) was shortlisted for an Academy Award,…

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TIMTODDGOVERNORS TIM KAINE & CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN 

The Common Good is off to a great start this May. We have two former governors…

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PD Blog Enery lightbulb THE NEW YORK TIMES CONFERENCE ON ENERGY

Perhaps because energy is a priority across global economic agendas. The New York Times hosted a conference for leaders in energy to talk about the globalization of demand…

 

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WCC - new logo“WOMEN WHO CARE” UPC LUNCH – MAY 3RD

Women Who Care was created to honor female role models representing various segments of the community…

 

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BeverleyPerdue_QA        GOVERNOR BEV PERDUE

I am happy to host a coffee meet and great with Governor Bev Perdue, the first woman Governor of North Carolina…

 

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 DYLAN RATIGAN

Dylan Ratigan broke bread with us at The Common Good to discuss what lies ahead in our rapidly changing national environment. ..

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  JOE KENNEDY WITH CAROLINE KENNEDY

On March 27th Caroline Kennedy held  a cocktail reception to raise funds for her kin- the young but impressive Joe Kennedy…

 

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 GLORIA STEINEM

On March 21, The Common Good screened HBO’s fascinating documentary “Gloria in Her Own Words,” followed by a discussion with Gloria moderated by CBS co-anchor Gayle King.

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Brzezinski_Zbigniew   ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI

TCG hosted a very special Luncheon and Discussion with Former National Security Advisor and Statesman, Zbigniew Brzezinski, with an introduction by Mika Brzezinski,…

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2012-Elections Mehlman-Shrum   KEN MEHLMAN, ROBERT SHRUM & RICHARD WOLFFE

On November 17, 2011 The Common Good presented a special “Election Panel  2012” with three of the best experts on election strategy.

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   “DESERT FLOWER” SCREENING WITH LIYA KEBEDE

The Common Good in partnership with InStyle Magazine and National Geographic Entertainment invite you to a special screening of Desert Flower.

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lifeinaday    “LIFE IN A DAY” SCREENING – JULY 24TH

The Common Good in partnership with National Geographic Entertainment presents the New York premiere of this unique documentary film that captures…

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Style-wars“STYLE WARS”

The Common Good, in partnership with Catherine Keener, Public ArtFilms & Levi’s Film Workshop, will be honoring Henry Chalfant and Tony Silver…

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Burns_KenKEN BURNS

I’ve long admired the work of Ken
Burns. For years he has been the documentary filmmaker that so many others measure themselves when one thinks about presenting our …

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Maria Cantwell SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL 

SenatorMaria Cantwell paid a visit to The Common Good.  She sounded a bit frustrated with the lack of bipartisan progress on many of her issues, such as alternative energy…

 

 

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BARNEY FRANK 

His name is certainly apropos. Congressman Barney Frank is candid and brilliant. He spoke to The Common Good  ab
out reducing the deficit and building the economy.

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