The Common Good Forum & American Spirit Awards 2016


The Common Good Forum focused on national security, economic prosperity, the 2016 election campaign, and investment advice presented by our long list of knowledgeable speakers to speak on each of these topics.

Our distinguished participants included:

  • Joel Benenson, Democratic Pollster and Chief Strategist for Hillary For America

  • Ian Bremmer, Founder & President of Eurasia Group and author of Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World

  • David Burstein, CEO & Co-Founder of Run for America, commentator on Millennials, social innovation and politics, and author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping our World

  • Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Former Chief Economist at State Department and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

  • Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

  • Stephanie Cutter, Founding Partner at Precision Strategies and Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012

  • Seth Flaxman, Co-Founder of Democracy Works

  • Senator Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), 2016 Presidential candidate

  • William Galston, Former policy advisor to President Bill Clinton, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, and Wall Street Journal columnist

  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Economist, President of the American Action Forum (AAF), and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

  • Abby Huntsman, Fox News reporter

  • General (Ret.) Ron Keys, USAF, Advisory Board Member of the Center for Climate and Security

  • Ted Koppel, Legendary journalist, former anchor of ABC’s Nightline, and author of Lights Out

Interested in attending future events?