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.
Early Speakers Announced
Chair, Systemic Risk Council; Former Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Michael E. Leiter
Senior Counselor to the Chief Executive Officer, Palantir Technologies; Former Director, U.S. National Counterterrorism Center
President, the Rockefeller Foundation; and author, "The Resilience Divident: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong" (November 11, 2014)
Chairman of the Board of Weather Investments II S.à r.l, La Mancha Resources Inc.’s parent company and is also the Executive Chairman of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E. (OTMT)
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'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.
What Attendees Are Saying
“Politics Aside is not an event with stump speeches and ideological rhetoric. RAND invites the audience to become part of a substantive and thought-provoking exchange. In my mind, this is something you just don't get anywhere else.”
Michael Lynton, Event Cochair, CEO, Sony Corporation of America; Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
“With RAND's storied commitment to nonpartisan, objective analysis, I truly feel that we are working together to have an impact on our respective communities and the world at large. Join us, and join the conversation!”
Ann McLaughlin Korologos, Event Cochair, Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute; Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
“ Only RAND could bring together top thinkers from around the world and across political divides for such high-level, frank discussions on the issues we all care about.”
Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for TARP Executive Committee; Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001
“Leadership is not exclusive to those who occupy a national platform; it is up to each of us to influence and shape the national and global picture. RAND's Politics Aside weekend is the perfect venue to participate in an exchange of ideas with experts, government leaders, and decisionmakers. A true forum to spark ideas and find solutions.”
Faye Wattleton, Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and former President, Center for the Advancement of Women
“Participating in RAND's Politics Aside weekend event highlighted RAND's scope for me. The quality and diversity of people involved in the international policy dialogue was exceptional. ”
Michael Portillo, Journalist; former UK Secretary of Defense, Employment and Treasury; former member of Parliament
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