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Past Speakers

This is a partial list. Titles may reflect positions held at the time of previous event.

Hon. Joseph R.

Biden

President of the United States

Hon. George W.

Bush

President of the United States

Rabbi Yehuda

Krinsky

Chairman,
Merkos Linyonei Chinuch

Hon. John A.

Boehner

Speaker,
U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Richard J.

Durbin

U.S. Senate Majority Whip

Hon. Newt

Gingrich

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Mr. George

Stephanopoulos

Counselor to the President

H.E. Itamar

Rabinovich

Ambassador of Israel
to the US

Hon. Dr. Tevi D.

Troy

U.S. Deputy Secretary of
Health and Human Services

Mr. Stephen J.

Trachtenberg

President, GW University

H.E. David

Ivri

Ambassador of Israel
to the US

Rabbi Naftali

Loewenthal

Renowned Jewish Academic

Mr. Elie

Wiesel

Nobel Laureate

Hon. Bill

Clinton

President of the United States

Rav Adin Even Yisrael

Steinsaltz

Legendary Talmudic Scholar

Hon. Roy D.

Blunt

U.S. Senate Leadership

Hon. Joseph I.

Lieberman

Chairman,
U.S. Senate Homeland Security
Government Affairs Committee

Hon. L. Ari

Fleischer

White House Press Secretary

Hon. Linda

Lingle

Governor of Hawaii

Mr. Itzhak

Perlman

Violin Vitruoso

Hon. Norm L.

Eisen

Special Ethics Counsel,
The White House

Rabbi Joseph

Telushkin

Renowned Author and Lecturer

Mr. Bruce

Reed

Assistant to the President
The White House

Hon. Eliot

Engel

Chairman,
U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee

Rabbi Abraham

Shemtov

Chairman,
Agudas Chasidei Chabad

Hon. Charles E.

Schumer

Majority Leader,
U.S. Senate

Rav Israel Meir

Lau

Chief Rabbi of Israel

Hon. Steny H.

Hoyer

Majority Leader,
U.S. House of Representatives

Hon. Joshua B.

Bolten

White House Chief of Staff

Hon. Michael

Chertoff

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Hon. Dr. Dov S.

Zakheim

Comptroller of the Pentagon

Hon. Richard W.

Riley

U.S. Secretary of Education

Mr. Dennis

Prager

American Talk Show Host

Hon. Solomon

Passy

Foreign Minister of Bulgaria

H.E. Salai

Meridor

Ambassador of Israel
to the US

Hon. Debbie

Wasserman Schultz

Chair,
Dem. National Committee

Mr. Ronald O.

Perlman

Industrialist &
Major Philanthropist

Hon. Eric I.

Cantor

Majority Leader,
U.S. House of Representatives

Reb Yoel

Kahn

Renowned Chassidic Scholar

Hon. John R.

Thune

U.S. Senate Republican Whip

Hon. Jacob J.

Lew

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Hon. John C.

Lewis

U.S. House Democratic Leadership

Hon. Ronald S.

Lauder

President,
World Jewish Congress

Amb. Stuart E.

Eizenstat

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Treasury

Hon. Jeremy B.

Bash

Chief of Staff, Department of Defense

Hon. Dr. Brendan

Nelson

Defense Minister of Australia

H.E. Michael

Oren

Ambassador of Israel
to the US

Hon. Shelley

Berkley

U.S. Representative (D-NV)

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