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

  • Sheila Bair

    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

  • Judith Rodin

    President, the Rockefeller Foundation

  • Naguib Sawiris

    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 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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