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Past Keynote Speakers

Helen Mirren (2017 remarks)

Hoda Kotb (2016 remarks)

Maya Rudolph (2015 remarks)

Wynton Marsalis (2014 remarks)

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (2013 remarks)

Lisa Jackson (2012 remarks)

Thomas Friedman (2011 remarks)

Anderson Cooper (2010 remarks)

Ellen DeGeneres (2009 remarks)

James Carville and Mary Matalin (2008 remarks)

Brian Williams (2007 remarks)

President George H. W. Bush and President William J. Clinton (2006 remarks)

Michael Lewis (2005 remarks)

John Breaux (2004)

David Halberstam (2003 remarks)

William Safire (2002)

Marian Wright Edleman (2001 remarks)

Walter Isaacson (2000 remarks)

Cokie Roberts

Janet Reno

Art Buchwald

Vernon Jordan

Ralph Nader

Andrew Young

Tom Brokaw

Norman Cousins

Dr. Michael DeBakey

Thomas Foley

Lewis Powell

Hon. Corinne "Lindy" Boggs