Past Speakers

For 45 years, the Forum Club has hosted a variety of thought leaders whose words and actions affect the world in which we live. Our impressive lineup includes past Presidents of the United States, a majority of the sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justices, an array of four-star generals, Presidential historians, and national media personalities, among others. The following are just a few examples of the caliber of speakers the Forum Club has attracted over its remarkable history.

President Jimmy Carter

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton

U.S Senator Rick Scott

U.S Senator Mitt Romney

U.S Senator Marco Rubio

U.S Senator Chuck Schumer

U.S Senator Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner

Admiral James Stavridis

Admiral William H. McRaven

General David Petraeus

Governor John Kasich

CIA Director John O. Brennan

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee

David Rubenstein, Co-Founder, The Carlyle Group

Dr. Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator

Lester Holt, NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC

Leslie Stahl, 60 Minutes

Hoda Kotb, Co-Anchor, Today

Chuck Todd, Meet the Press

Laura Ingraham, Host of The Ingraham Angle, Fox News Channel

Meghan McCain

Tim Russert

Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor, Fox News Channel

Brian Kilmeade, Co-Host, Fox & Friends

Chris Matthews

Frank Abagnale

Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, Co-Founders of Axios

Michael Morrell

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, Co-Hosts, Morning Joe

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