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Contemporary Issues Club House Dialogues
Held at 3:30pm at the Chautauqua Women’s Club House
An opportunity to be a part of a conversation with one of the 10:45 AMP speakers.
Admission is on a first come basis

Dalia Magahed is president and CEO of Mogahed Consulting, a Washington, D.C.-based executive coaching and consulting firm specializing in Muslim societies and the Middle East. She is former executive director of and senior analyst for the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslims worldwide, including in the U.S. and Europe. With John L. Esposito, she co-authored the groundbreaking book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think.


Gary Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including The Confederate War; Lee and His Generals in War and Memory; The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History; Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know About the Civil War; and The Union War. He also appeared regularly on the A&E series “Civil War Journal.”

Trevor Potter, Stephen Colbert’s SuperPAC lawyer and former FEC chairman, is a member in Caplin & Drysdale’s Washington, D.C., office, where he leads the firm’s political law practice. One of the country’s best-known and most experienced campaign and election lawyers, he is also the founding president and general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, and helped to successfully defend the McCain-Feingold law in the lower and Supreme Courts.

Political scientist, author and libertarian Charles Murray is the W.H. Brady Scholar in Culture and Freedom at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996.

John C. Jeffries Jr. is David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, his alma mater. A civil rights and federal courts scholar, Jeffries joined the Virginia Law faculty in 1975 and served as dean from 2001 to 2008. He has co-written casebooks on civil rights, federal courts and criminal law, and has published a variety of articles in those fields. He also wrote a biography of Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.

Geoffrey Kemp is Director of Regional Security Programs at the Center for the National Interest. He served in the White House during the first Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the National Security Council Staff. Dr. Kemp received his Ph.D. in political science at M.I.T. and his M.A. and B.A. degrees from Oxford University.

David Rohde, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, is a foreign affairs columnist for Reuters. Previously, he worked as a reporter for The New York Times for 15 years. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for uncovering the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia for The Christian Science Monitor and his second in 2009 as part of a team of New York Times reporters covering Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Rohde’s latest book is Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East.

Christine K. Cassel, M.D., president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the ABIM Foundation, is a leading expert in geriatric medicine, medical ethics and quality of care. She will become president and CEO of the National Quality Forum in July 2013. Cassel is one of 20 scientists chosen by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and has chaired influential Institute of Medicine reports on end-of-life care and public health.