Speaker Archive

Note: The Minneapolis Foundation began to produce Minnesota Meeting in 2003.


Carly Fiorina, Chairman & CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company
Madeleine Albright, Former United States Secretary of State
John McCain, United States Senator (R-AZ)
Hardwick Simmons, CEO, The NASDAQ Stock Market
Cross Generations, Moderated by Peter Hutchinson President, Public Strategies Group
Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota
Franklin Raines, Chairman and CEO, Fannie Mae
Lynne Cheney, Senior Fellow, The American Enterprise Institute, Wife of Vice President Dick Cheney
Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Founder, The King Center
Tim Pawlenty, Governor-elect of Minnesota


Tim Russert, NBC’s Meet the Press
Tim Penny and Vin Weber, Former U.S. Congressmen
President Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota
Sarah Brown, Director, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy


Alan Greenspan, Chairman of Federal Reserve System
Dr. David Satcher, U.S. Surgeon General
Dr. Amitai Etzioni, Director, Institute for Communitarian
Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota
Dr. Lani Guinier, Professor, Harvard Law School
Jesse Jackson, Jr., U.S. Representative from Illinois
Samuel Casey Carter, Bradley Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
General Colin Powell, Chairman, America’s Promise
Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer


Richard Kovacevich, CEO, Norwest Corporation
Franklin Sonn, Ambassador to the United States from South Africa
Tim Penny and Vin Weber, Former U.S. Congressmen
Arthur Caplan, Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney General
Janet Yellen, Chair, Council of Economic Advisors
Alice Rivlin, Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board
Scott Ritter, Former UNSCOM Chief Weapons Inspector
Bill Gates, Sr., Director, William H. Gates Foundation


William Daley, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Harvey Mackay, Author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
Robert Rubin, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Jane Bryant Quinn, Author of Making the Most of Your Money
Mark Yudof, President of the University of Minnesota
Richard Boucher, U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong
Mannie Jackson, Owner of the Harlem Globetrotters
Martin Marty, Professor of Theology, University of Chicago
Andy Czajkowski, CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Hubert H. Humphrey III, Attorney General, State of Minnesota
Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute


Bill Bradley, U.S. Senator of New Jersey
Walter Mondale, U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Michael Strembitsky, Senior Fellow, National Center of Education and the Economy
Richard Lamm, Former Governor of Colorado
Johnnie Cochran, Attorney and Author of Journey to Justice
Tim Penny and Vin Weber, Co-Chairs, Humphrey Institute Policy Forum
J.C. Watts, U.S. Representative of Oklahoma
Sam Beard, Author of Restoring Hope in America: The Social Security Solution
Alfred Kahn, Former Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board
Charles Haggerty, CEO Western Digital
Ann McBride, President, Common Cause
Benno Schmidt, President, The Edison Project
John Davis, Former President Macalester College


Robert Rubin, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Studs Terkel, Author, Coming of Age
Edward Perkins, Ambassador to Australia, former Ambassador to South Africa
Lynne Cheney, Former head of the National Endowment of the Humanities
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Dean, Annenberg School of Communications
Jerry Jasinowski, President, National Association of Manufacturers
Mark Lloyd, General Counsel and Board Member, The Benton Foundation
Lester Thurow, Professor of Management and Economics, MIT
Delano Lewis, President and CEO, National Public Radio
Scott Cook, Founder and Chairman, Intuit, Inc.
Harlan Cleveland, President, World Academy of Art and Science
Jeffrey Garten, Dean, Yale School of Management, former Undersecretary of Commerce


Dan Quayle, Vice President of the United States, 1988-1992
Pete Peterson, Co-Chair, Concord Coalition
Walter Mondale, U. S. Ambassador to Japan
Najeeb Halaby, Chairman, Save the Children
Tim Penny and Vin Weber, U.S. Congressmen
Richard McCormick, Chairman and CEO, U S WEST
Darin Narayana, Executive Vice President, World Banking Group, Norwest Corporation
Michael Treacy, Corporate Strategist and Author, The Discipline of Market Leaders
Robert Broadfoot, Managing Director, P & E Risk (Hong Kong)
Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister of Sweden
Robert Putnam, Author, Making Democracy Work
Karen Ignagni, President & CEO, Group Health Association of America
Alan Blinder, Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve Board


John Rollwagen, former Chairman & CEO, Cray Research
General John Loh, Commander Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force
Arnaud de Borchgrave, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Senator David Durenberger & Senator Paul Wellstone, Health Care Debate: Two Views from Minnesota
Robert Reich, U.S. Secretary of Labor
Leszek Balcerowicz, former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Poland
John Sawhill, President, Nature Conservancy
Preston Townley, President, Conference Board
Robert Allen, Chairman and CEO, AT&T
Thomas Kochman, President, Kochman Communications
Paula Stern, Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute
Jane Alexander, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts


Yuri M. Luzhkov, Mayor, City of Moscow
Zhu Qizhen, People’s Republic of China Ambassador to the U.S.
Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
David Archambault, President, American Indian College Fund
John Frohnmayer, Former Chair, National Endowment for the Arts
William Donaldson, Chairman & CEO, New York Stock Exchange
Morton Abramowitz, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Trinh Xuan Lang, Vietnam Ambassador to the U.N.
Kathryn Sullivan, NASA Astronaut
Jacques Andreani, Ambassador of France to the United States
Admiral W. Norman Johnson, Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, Dean of Boston University
Allan Boesak, General Secretary, African National Congress – South Cape
Harvey Golub, President & CEO, American Express Co.


Rita Klimova, Czechoslovakian Ambassador to the United States
Joseph Califano, Board Member of Chrysler Corporation, Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development
Franklin Thomas, President of the Ford Foundation
General Colin Powell, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Robert Kerrey, U.S. Senator from Nebraska, Democratic candidate for President
Murray Weidenbaum, Former Chairman, President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers
Nordic Council Ministers, Interactive panel discussion on social welfare systems
Shri Abid Hussain, Ambassador from India
Patrick Buchanan, Republican candidate for President
Norman Augustine, Chairman & CEO, Martin Marietta Corporation
Sergei Dardykin, Edward Hughes, Maxwell McCrohon, Senior Editors of Hearst & Izvestia, WE – The First Independent Russian-American Newpaper
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Exiled President of Haiti


Andreas Van Agt, E.C. Ambassador to the U.S.
Alexander Dubcek, Father of “Prague Spring”
Stuart Butler, Director of Domestic and Economic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation
Thomas Niles, U.S. Ambassador to the E.C.
Hussein Hammami, Jordanian Ambassador to the U.S.
Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund
Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
Gavriil Popov, Mayor of Moscow
Rozanne Ridgway, President of the Atlantic Council of the U.S.
Oscar Arias, Former President of Costa Rica and Winner of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize
William Donaldson, Chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange
Jewel LaFontant-Mankarious, U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs


Richard Grasso, President and CEO New York Stock Exchange
Owen Butler, Retired Chairman of Proctor and Gamble
Martin Feldstein, President and CEO National Bureau of Economic Research
Barber Conable, President of the World Bank
David Kearns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox
Lee Atwater, Chairman of the Republican National Committee
Gail Fosler, Chief Economist, The Conference Board
Robert Kuttner, columnist The New Republic
Paul Starr, 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner
Deborah Stone, professor of law and social policy at Brandeis University
Dr. Leonard Haynes, Assistant to U.S. Secretary of State
Winston Lord, former Ambassador to China
Milton Rhodes, President, American Council for the Arts
John Mroz, President of the Institute for East West Policy Studies


Rong Yiren, architect of China’s international trade policy
Richard Hutton and George Page, creator and producer/on-air reporter of the PBS series The Mind Benjamin Barber, author and advocate for effective citizen participation
Marilyn Quayle, attorney and wife, Vice President Dan Quayle
Sir Charles Villers, chair of the British Steel Corporation, Ltd.
Edson Spencer, chair, Governor’s Commission on Financial Management at the University of Minnesota o George “Pinky” Nelson, astronaut
Melvyn Copen, rector, Central American Institute of Business Administration
John McCormick, Rich Thomas, Eleanor Clift, John Barry, Ken Auchincloss, Newsweek editorial team
Robert Reich, Professor of Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Benjamin Hooks, Executive Director, NAACP
William Westmoreland, General (retired) U.S. Army


Gerald Ford, former President of the United States
Dr. Mary Frances Berry, historian; civil rights activist; Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Rep. Jack Kemp, (IR) New York, Co-Author, Kemp-Roth Tax Act
John Mroz, founder and President, Institute for East-West Security Studies
Sen. Richard Lugar, (IR) Indiana; Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture; former Chair, Committee on Foreign Relations
Dr. Barrie Grieff, Consultant, Harvard University Health Services
Marjory Williams, CEO, SHE, Inc.
Larry Perlman, President and COO, Control Data Corporation
Harvey Golub, President and CEO, IDS Financial Services
Dr. Glenn C. Loury, Professor of Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Roger Fisher, Director, Harvard Negotiation Project; Author, Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Philip Johnson, design consultant, John Burgee Architects
Sen. Dave Durenberger, (IR) Minnesota, former Chair, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Abel G. Aganbegyan, Secretary, Economics Department of Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R.
Sir Hans Kornberg, Biochemist; Master, Christ’s College, Cambridge
John Williams D.D.S., former All-American lineman and professional football veteran
Paul Giel, director of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Minnesota
Mark Rosen, sports director, WCCO-TV


Alexander M. Haig, former Secretary of State
Thomas M.T. Niles, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Robert Malott, Chairman and CEO, FMC Corporation
Daniel Yankelovich, Chairman, Yankelovich Group; President, Public Agenda Foundation
E. Gerald Corrigan, President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Dr. Gisela Konopka, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota; recipient, 1987 A.A. Heckman Award
Elliott Abrams, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs
Walt Rostow, National Security Affairs, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson Administrations
Henry Cisneros, Mayor of San Antonio; President, National League of Cities
Dr. Richard Garwin, Fellow, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center; Consultant, U.S. Government, military technologies and arms control
Dr. Gerold Yonas, Vice President, The Titan Corporation
William Raspberry, Columnist, Washington Post


Rep. Richard Gephardt, (D) Missouri; Chair, House Democratic Caucus; Co-Author, Bradley-Gephardt Tax Proposal
Franklin A. Thomas, President, Ford Foundation
Han Xu, Republic of China Ambassador to U.S.
Irwin Jacobs, President, Jacobs Management Corporation; Chair, Minstar, Inc.
Raymond Plank, Chair and CEO, Apache Corporation
Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute; former Director, Congressional Budget Office
Arthur Levitt, Jr., Chair and CEO, American Stock Exchange; Founder, American Business Conference
David Broder, Columnist, The Washington Post
Chester E. Finn, Jr., Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; Assistant Secretary, Research and Development
Kenneth Blanchard, Author, The One Minute Manager; Chair, Blanchard Training and Development
Dusco Doder, Moscow Correspondent, The Washington Post
Cal Thomas, Nationally Syndicated Newspaper Columnist; former Vice President, Moral Majority Ambassador Max Kampelman, Head, U.S. Delegation on Nuclear and Space Arms


John Connally, former Governor of Texas; former Secretary of Treasury
Robin Chandler Duke, Co-chair, Population Crisis Committee
Teddy Kollek, Mayor of Jerusalem
Ronald V. Dellums, U.S. House of Representatives; former Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
Georgie Anne Geyer, Foreign Correspondent; Panelist, Washington Week in Review
Lawrence Pezzullo, National Director, Catholic Relief Services
Bette Bao Lord, Author, Spring Moon
Morris Abram, Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Robert Townsend, Author, Up The Organization
Alan Shepard, former Astronaut
David Owen, Leader of Social Democratic Party, Great Britain


Governor James Thompson, Illinois
Elizabeth Janeway, Author, Women’s Rights Activist
Douglas Fraser, former President, United Auto Workers
Sir Oliver Wright, British Ambassador to the U.S.
Ted Sorenson, former Counsel to Kennedy and Johnson Administrations; Author
Fred Bergsten, Director, Institute for International Economics
William Ruckelshaus, Director, Environmental Protection Agency
James Abrahamson, former Deputy Chief of NASA; Director, High Frontier Program
William B. Walsh, Project Hope, Member of Kissinger Commission


James Prior, Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Anne Krueger, Vice President, World Bank
Gary Hart, Senator (D) Colorado
Rosabeth Kanter, Professor, Sociology and Management, Yale University
Dr. Nancy Gordon, Assistant Director, Human Resources and Community Development, Congressional Budget Office
General John Vessey, Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Casper W. Weinberger, Secretary of Defense

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