In this time of uncertainty about U.S. actions abroad and their implications, foreign policy expert Slaughter takes us back to our country's birth. Slaughter focuses on the ideals and principles that created the United States, and the importance of working to live up to those ideals.
Jeff Bell has been working in radio for nearly two decades and has spent most of the past one anchoring news in Northern California.
Jeff attended U.C. Irvine to study civil engineering, and then to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, to get his M.B.A. Along the way, he began working in radio and set off on a circuitous path that first led him to KCBS in 1993. After two years as a part-time anchor/reporter for the station, Jeff left for fulltime work at KFBK in Sacramento, where he spent the next eight years anchoring drive-time news programs. He returned to KCBS in 2004.
Cortis has more than 25 years' investment and wealth management experience, including 12 with Mellon. He led Mellon's expansion into the Northwest when it acquired The Trust Company of Washington, and he grew client assets to more than $1 billion. Before joining Mellon, he was executive vice president for Bank of San Francisco, managing their private banking group.
Cortis is active in the community, recently serving as a trustee of several Seattle-area art organizations. He received his bachelor's degree from Loyola College of Maryland and an MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is currently the President and CEO of New America, a think tank and civic enterprise with offices in Washington and New York. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011 she served as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe.