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Crisis Management Expert, Author & Inspiration for Scandal

The real-life inspiration behind ABC's hit political thriller series Scandal starring Kerry Washington, Judy Smith is the US's premier crisis management expert.

The Bernie Madoff Whistleblower

Harry Markopolos was catapulted into the spotlight as the man who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. Passionate about fixing the system and preventing future abuses, Markopolos speaks about the Madoff scheme and...

Former Presidential Candidate & Consumer Advocate

A former Green Party candidate for president, Ralph Nader fights for the people on the issues that matter most: healthcare, safety, environment, ethics, education, and economic & social equality.

Former Juvenile Court Judge & Star of Judge Hatchett

Nationally recognized as an expert on juvenile & social issues, Judge Glenda Hatchett garnered national appeal for her award-winning show, Judge Hatchett. She is the author of Dare to Take Charge.

Political Activist, Entrepreneur & Public Servant

George P. Bush is the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, the grandson of President George H.W. Bush, and the nephew of President George W. Bush. He is a political activist, proponent of public service, and literacy advocate.

Author, Educator & Historian

A former chair of the US Civil Rights Commission, law professor and civil rights historian, Dr. Mary Frances Berry defends the rights of all people, supporting issues from fair housing to equal...

Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Iranian Activist & Lawyer

An extraordinary woman of many firsts, Iranian lawyer and activist Ebadi has made history as the first Muslim to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous defense of human rights in Iran. One of the most intelligent, passionate, and...

CEO, Citizen University

Former White House speechwriter and advisor, Liu is the founder of Citizen University and author of such acclaimed works as Guiding Lights, The Accidental Asian, The Gardens of Democracy, and his latest, A Chinaman’s...

The People's Court Judge

Judge Milian joined The People's Court in January 2001, with more than 19 years of legal experience on the bench, becoming the first female judge to preside over The People's Court. She spent five years in the Miami Country Court in...

Civil & Women's Rights Activist

Speaker Kim Crenshaw coined the term "intersectionality" and had her work cited in the drafting of the South African constitution.

Brown v. Board of Education Originators/Civil Rights Activists

Brown Henderson is one of the children involved in the landmark decision Brown v. The Board of Education. She remains committed to civic leadership, working to promote diversity.

Dean / Author

In 2004, Frank H. Wu became the ninth Dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit. The author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, Wu was named among the Top 20 Scholars in the Nation by Black...

President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Susan N. Herman was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in October 2008, after having served as a member of the ACLU Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and as General Counsel. Herman has been a frequent speaker...

Former Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor and Deputy U.S. Secretary of Labor

Seth’s “take-no-prisoners” approach toward identifying and eradicating inefficiencies, coupled with his driven leadership and commitment to accountability, transformed the once-maligned U.S. Department of Labor into the federal government’s...

Fox News Legal & Democratic Contributor

Tamara Holder is the founder of xpunged.com and a practicing lawyer, who regularly appears on Fox News as a legal and democratic contributor.

Columnist & Law Professor

The recipient of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award," speaker Patricia J. Williams is the author of Seeing a Color-Blind Future.

Attorney & Author of Legal Thrillers

Known for their alluring plotlines and twists, Attorney Scott Turow's law-inspired thrillers include Presumed Innocent, its sequel, Innocent and his newest novel,Identical.

Executive Director of the ACLU

The first Latino and openly gay Executive Director of the ACLU, Romero has greatly increased and energized members, transforming the ACLU into an organizational powerhouse championing civil liberties. In his new book, In Defense of America,...

Professor, Author, Government Adviser On Institutional Innovation

Beth Simone Noveck is Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor at the New York University School of Engineering and a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab. Formerly the Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States and Director of the...

Attorney, Author & ABC News Legal Analyst

Attorney, legal analyst and speaker Dan Abrams has covered such high-profile trials as the Bush v. Gore post-election legal battles and President Clinton's impeachment trial.

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