Leaders, Luminaries and Bold Thinkers

Hear from today’s most interesting people. Challenging and inspiring perspectives from former presidents and pundits, historians, award-winning journalists and filmmakers, business leaders and innovators. With HISTORYTalks you are a witness to candid and engaging conversations.

Leadership & Legacy

February 29, 2020 - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

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Trevor Noah

Host of "The Daily Show"

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Matthew McConaughey

Academy award winning actor, philanthropist, and professor

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Gloria Steinem

Writer, Lecturer, Political Activist, and Feminist Organizer

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Billie Jean King

Sports Icon and Social Justice Pioneer

President Bill Clinton

42nd President of the United States

President George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States

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Padma Lakshmi

TV Host, NY Times Best-Selling Author, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and ACLU spokesperson

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Ronan Farrow

Journalist, Human Rights Lawyer and Activist

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Claudia Eller

Editor-In-Chief, "Variety"

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

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Susan Rice

Former National Security Advisor, US Ambassador to the United Nations, and NY Times best-selling Author of "Tough Love"

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Walter Isaacson

Professor of History at Tulane, Author, and Television Host

Pete Souza

Former Chief Official White House Photographer

Nancy Gibbs

Edward R. Murrow Visiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential Historian

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Carlos Watson

Co-Founder & CEO of OZY Media

Dan Abrams

CEO and Founder of Abrams Media

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Ted Koppel

Legendary News Anchor, Journalist and Author

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Matt Belloni

Editorial Director, The Hollywood Reporter

Stanley McChrystal

Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan

Elizabeth D. Samet

Professor of English, West Point

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Michael Powell

Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission. President & CEO, NCTA-The Internet & Television Association

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