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Through our speaker series, Talks@GS, Goldman Sachs regularly invites leading thinkers from a broad range of sectors to share their insights with us. Highlights from those sessions are featured on this page.

Dean Kamen

Inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen discusses innovation, technology and the importance of science and engineering education.

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John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis, US representative of Georgia’s fifth congressional district, shares his experiences as a leader in the civil rights movement in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Ray Allen

Professional basketball player and Olympic gold medalist Ray Allen discusses discipline, leadership and the globalization of basketball.

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David Andelman and Dr. Michael Epkenhans

David A. Andelman, editor-in-chief of the World Policy Journal, and Dr. Michael Epkenhans, director at the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces, discussed the events of World War I and its legacy, 100 years later.

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John C. Whitehead and Tom Brokaw

Former Goldman Sachs senior partner and co-chairman John C. Whitehead sits down with Tom Brokaw, journalist and author of The Greatest Generation, to discuss the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy and Whitehead’s role as a landing craft commander on D-Day.

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Madeleine Albright

Former US Secretary of State, chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group and founder of the Aspen Ministers Forum, Madeleine Albright discussed American foreign policy and breaking boundaries as the first woman to head the US State Department.

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Lord John Browne

Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP and member of the House of Lords, discusses the energy sector and lessons reflected in his latest book, The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business, on the importance of an authentic, inclusive environment for LGBT employees in the workplace.

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Zhang Xin

Co-founder and chief executive officer of real estate development company SOHO China, Zhang Xin discusses entrepreneurship and innovations in architecture.

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Soccer in the United States

Three of the greatest advocates for soccer in the United States – Cobi Jones, the all-time leader for appearances on the U.S. national team; Claudio Reyna, former captain of the U.S. national team; and Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation – discuss soccer’s growth across the country and their careers in the sport.

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Christian Chabot

Christian Chabot, co-founder and chief executive officer of data visualization company Tableau Software, discusses recent developments in data analytics.

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Bill Ritter

Bill Ritter, former governor of Colorado and president of the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE), discusses clean energy and the proposals outlined in the CNEE’s recent report, Powering Forward.

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Richard Kurin

Smithsonian Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture Richard Kurin led a conversation about the ongoing preservation of US history.

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John Sexton

New York University President John Sexton discusses the evolution and globalization of higher education.

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Christine Bader

Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of the Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, discusses the role Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plays in global enterprises.

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Perspectives on the Global Economy

A discussion on the global economy brought together three of Goldman Sachs’ international advisors: Charles de Croisset, Goldman Sachs’ advisor on France; Ian Macfarlane, former governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia; and Bob Zoellick, former president of the World Bank Group and chairman of the firm’s international advisors.

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General Michael Hayden

General Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), discusses key issues related to national and international security.

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Stanley Nelson

Before the Sundance® premiere of his documentary Freedom Summer on January 22, 2014, Emmy® award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson spoke at the Goldman Sachs offices in Salt Lake City about the inspiration behind the film.

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Barry Scheck

Barry Scheck is the co-founder of The Innocence Project, which helps exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals in the US through DNA testing.

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Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

Best-selling political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, authors of the books Game Change and Double Down, discuss the impact of media on campaign decisions in the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections.

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