Politics Aside 2014

November 13-14 Santa Monica, California

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Politics Aside is an invitation-only, postelection event that engages policymakers, opinion leaders, philanthropists, and RAND's leading thinkers in a nonpartisan examination of pressing policy challenges.

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Speakers Include

  • Sheila Bair

    Sheila Bair

    Chair, Systemic Risk Council; Former Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Nicolas Berggruen

    Nicolas Berggruen

    Chairman, Berggruen Holdings; and President, Berggruen Institute on Governance

  • Kenneth Feinberg

    Kenneth Feinberg

    Founder and Managing Partner, Feinberg Rozen, LLP

  • Michael E. Leiter

    Michael E. Leiter

    Senior Counselor to the Chief Executive Officer, Palantir Technologies; Former Director, U.S. National Counterterrorism Center

  • Saad Mohseni

    Saad Mohseni

    Chairman and Chief Executive, MOBY Group

  • Judith Rodin

    Judith Rodin

    President, the Rockefeller Foundation; and author, "The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong"

  • Naguib Sawiris

    Naguib Sawiris

    Chairman, La Mancha Resources Inc.; Executive Chairman, Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding

  • Simon Sinek

    Simon Sinek

    Author, "Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action" and "Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't"



Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Sony Pictures Studios

Friday, November 14, 2014 8:00 a.m. to early evening

RAND Corporation

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RAND's 2012 Politics Aside event engaged policymakers, business leaders, researchers, television and film producers, and philanthropists in conversations about the internet, free speech, privacy, financial regulation, how popular films can shape the public perception of historic events, security, and more.

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