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Newsweek and The Daily Beast host the first annual Hero Summit. See live photos, tweets and more.
Editor-in-chief Tina Brown kicks off the inaugural summit.
Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., watch live as Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown debuts The Hero Summit: An Exploration of Character and Courage, a two-day gathering presented by Newsweek & The Daily Beast.
The invitation-only event, Wednesday and Thursday in Washington D.C., will be streamed live and in full at The Daily Beast. Visit The Hero Summit 2012 page to see the full schedule and list of speakers—including Adm. William McRaven, Madeleine K. Albright, Garry Kasparov, Bono, and Aaron Sorkin—and for all of our reporting, social media buzz (@herosummit and #hero12) and exclusive interviews from the summit.
Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s Hero Summit, Nov. 14 and 15 in Washington, D.C., is an invitation-only theatrical-journalism event that will be streamed live at the Daily Beast. We will hear powerful stories from active and retired members of our military, as well as from historians and writers who have written about moral and physical courage under fire. Read the agenda here, and check back for the latest updates.
Courage and character will be explored by luminaries from Madeleine Albright to Kael Weston, Bono to Bernard-Henri Lévy at The Hero Summit, an invitation-only event from Newsweek and The Daily Beast, in Washington this November 14th and 15th. Keep checking this page for the latest as new speakers are announced.
Madeleine K. Albright
Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Chair, Albright Capital Management
Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright is the chair of both the global strategy firm Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets.
Previously, Albright served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and was a member of the president’s cabinet. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.
She teaches the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Lori Bell is the founder of nammas.org– the only social network for military moms and spouses. She also hosts the premier motivational seminar for spouses and women veterans Prosper Where You're Planted Boost Camp. She is a by-name requested speaker and singer, and has appeared in front of more than 20 million people via CNN, ABC's Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, and NBC Nightly News' Making a Difference.
Speakers at Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s live-journalism event will include Adm. William McRaven, Madeleine K. Albright, Garry Kasparov, Bono, and Aaron Sorkin.
Newsweek and The Daily Beast are pleased to announce a new annual summit: ”The Hero Summit: An Exploration of Character and Courage”—a powerful two-day gathering in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14–15.
Bob Leverone / AP Photo
The Hero Summit—an invitation-only event that will be streamed live at The Daily Beast—will examine the essential elements of moral, political, intellectual and physical courage, resilience, and selflessness.
We’ll hear from the men and women of the U.S. military on the greatest moments of heroism they’ve ever witnessed, on the concept of sacrifice, and on the lives of America’s veterans. We’ll also hear from those who shape and influence foreign policy, national security, and military issues about the question of our national character, set against the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. And throughout the summit, political dissidents, artists, and journalists will shine light on the wide range of expressions of courage and valor, and what it really means to speak truth to power.
Speakers include Admiral William McRaven, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Alfred Rascon, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Bono, Garry Kasparov, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy, vet entrepreneur Zach Iscol, and others. Read the full agenda here.
Follow The Hero Project at The Daily Beast for more coverage of the Summit, including exclusive interviews with speakers and guests, as well as our extensive reporting on military and veterans’ issues. On Twitter, follow The Hero Summit and the hashtag #hero12.
Tina Brown announces Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s The Hero Summit on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
The Hero Summit, Nov. 14 and 15 in Washington, D.C., is an invitation-only theatrical-journalism event that will be streamed live at the Daily Beast. We will hear powerful stories from active and retired members of our military, as well as from historians and writers who have written about moral and physical courage under fire. Read the agenda here, and check back for the latest updates.
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