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Leo Hindery, Jr. is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners LP, a New York-based media industry private equity fund.
Until 2004, Mr. Hindery was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The YES Network, the nation’s largest regional sports network and the television home of the New York Yankees, which he founded in 2001. Previously, Mr. Hindery was President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Broadband, which was formed out of the 1999 merger of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) into AT&T. Mr. Hindery was President of TCI and its affiliated companies, then the world’s largest cable television system operator and programming entity. Mr. Hindery is the former Chairman of C-SPAN and of the National Cable Television Association.
Mr. Hindery is currently Chair of the Horizon Project, a group of CEOs and senior public policy professionals developing economic and trade policy recommendations for the 110th Congress. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Senate-appointed Vice Chair of the HELP Commission formed in 2003 by an Act of Congress to improve U.S. foreign assistance. Mr. Hindery is a Trustee of New School University, and a Director of the Library of Congress Trust Fund and of Teach for America.
Mr. Hindery has in the past been recognized as International Cable Executive of the Year, Cable Television Operator of the Year, one of Business Week’s “Top 25 Executives of the Year”, and one of the cable industry’s “25 Most Influential Executives Over the Past 25 Years”. He co-founded, along with Russian Federation Council Chairman Sergey Mironov, Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA), and received from the Asia Society its Founders Award for his efforts in the international fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Recently, he received the “Keeper of the Dream” Award from the National Action Network for his efforts on behalf of equality and worker rights.
Mr. Hindery is the author of “The Biggest Game of All” (Free Press, 2003) and “It Takes a CEO: It’s Time to Lead With Integrity” (Free Press, 2005).
Mr. Hindery has a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and he is an under graduate of Seattle University. Mr. Hindery is currently an executive-in-residence at Columbia Business School and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Columbia School of Journalism.
Steven Clemons directs the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, which aims to promote a new American internationalism that combines a tough-minded realism about America's interests in the world with a pragmatic idealism about the kind of world order best suited to America's democratic way of life. He is also a Senior Fellow at New America, and previously served as Executive Vice President.
Publisher of the popular political blog The Washington Note, Mr. Clemons is a long-term policy practitioner and entrepreneur in Washington, D.C. He has served as Executive Vice President of the Economic Strategy Institute, Senior Policy Advisor on Economic and International Affairs to Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and was the first Executive Director of the Nixon Center. While in the Senate, he co-authored the the Senate High Wage Jobs Task Force Report which was co-chaired by Senators Bingaman, Daschle, and Lieberman.
Prior to moving to Washington, Mr. Clemons served for seven years as Executive Director of the Japan America Society of Southern California, and co-founded with Chalmers Johnson the Japan Policy Research Institute, of which he is still Director. He is a Member of the Board of the Clarke Center at Dickinson College, a liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pa., as well as an Advisory Board Member of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. He is also a Board Member of the Global Policy Innovations Program at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and a member of the board of the Citizens for Global Solutions Education Fund.
Clemons was the Principal Author of the 1996 US Senate High Wage Jobs Task Force Report and was also Senator Bingaman’s liaisons to the Joint Economic Committee and Senate Finance Committee.
Mr. Clemons writes frequently on matters of foreign policy, defense, and international economic policy. His work has appeared in many of the major leading op-ed pages, journal, and magazines around the world.
Sherle R. Schwenninger is the director of the Economic Growth and Global Middle Class Programs at the New America Foundation. In that capacity, he is the author of New America’s study, Realizing America’s Economic Growth Potential: A Growth Agenda for the New Abundant Economy. One of the founders of the New America Foundation, Mr. Schwenninger has served as the Foundation’s Treasurer since its establishment in 1999 and was until recently Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program and oversaw new program development.
Mr. Schwenninger was Founding Editor of World Policy Journal from 1983 to 1992, and served as Director of the World Policy Institute at The New School University and its Central and Eastern Europe Economic Transition Program from 1992 to 1996. During his tenure as editor, the World Policy Journal received numerous awards for its coverage of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War and of the world economy. Before becoming Director of the Institute in 1992, he served as Director of the Institute's Policy Studies Program and its Transnational Academic Program. During this period, Mr. Schwenninger served as a consultant to the Cuomo Commission on Trade and Competitiveness and was a contributor to its 1992 Report. He also later served as a consultant to the 1998 President’s Advisory Commission on Americas Overseas Presence and as a consultant to the Andy Warhol Foundation.
More recently, Mr. Schwenninger was Senior Program Coordinator for the Project on Development, Trade, and International Finance at the Council on Foreign Relations, and is the author, with Walter Russell Mead, of the CFR publication A Financial Architecture for Middle-Class-Oriented Development. He is also a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute, a founder of the European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC), and a principal of the Bold Politics Program, a policy studies group associated with the Public Interests Project. He is the principal author of the Bold Politics publication, Hometown America: Reforms to Build a New Generation of Middle Class Prosperity. Mr. Schwenninger writes and speaks frequently on questions of the world economy, American foreign policy, and international economic strategy.
Heidi Crebo-Rediker is the Co-Director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. This initiative focuses on the relationship between global finance, capital flows and foreign policy, with a specific emphasis on the role of the US in a multi-polar financial world. Last year, Heidi returned to the US from London where she spent almost two decades as a senior investment banker at leading investment banks, including Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. Over her career, she managed businesses ranging from Sovereign, Supranational and Public Sector Banking, European Debt Capital Markets and Emerging Markets Debt Capital Markets. In managing businesses in these markets, she advised and raised capital for governments, government agencies, financial institutions and companies and led many landmark transactions.
Her most recent investment banking experience focused on providing advice on financing strategy, communications with the market and raising capital for Governments and Government Agencies including those of the US, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Prior investment banking roles centered on Emerging Markets, with a particular focus on Russia and the Former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe. In the earliest days of the post-communist transition, Heidi - a fluent Russian speaker - led a wide range of activities to promote markets, capitalism, privatization and entrepreneurship in while based in London, Moscow and Sakhalin Island.
Heidi was named one of the “Top 25 Women in Business” by The Wall Street Journal Europe and is a member of the US Council on Foreign Relations and Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Her views on financial and economic matters have been carried in many forums, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest and The Financial News.
Heidi grew up in Boston, MA, received her BA from Dartmouth College and MSc from the London School of Economics.
Doug Rediker is currently the Co-Director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative at the New America Foundation. This initiative focuses on the relationship between global finance, capital flows and foreign policy, with a specific emphasis on the role of the US in a multi-polar financial world. Last year, he returned to the US after over 16 years in Europe, where he served as a senior investment banker and private equity investor for some of the world’s leading financial institutions, including Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers.
As Head of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Investment Banking through much of the 1990s, Doug was responsible establishing operations in several countries and for originating and executing pioneering transactions in Russia, Central Asia, Turkey and Central/Eastern Europe. These included the first company from the Former Soviet Union listed on a major US stock exchange, landmark strategic privatizations in Central and Eastern Europe in both the telecommunications and banking sectors, the largest high yield transaction in the region and many others. His investment banking expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and leveraged finance.
Doug also has significant experience in global telecommunications and media, a sector he covered as a Senior Investment Banker and Private Equity investor for many years. From 2000 through 2003, he was a partner in TD Capital Communications Partners, where he was jointly responsible for establishing and managing the European operations of this Private Equity Group with over $2 Billion of assets under management. He has served on the board of directors and audit committee of several international companies with combined annual revenues approaching $4 Billion.
Doug was named an “Emerging Markets Superstar” by Global Finance Magazine and has received both the ”EEMEA Equity” and “M&A Deals of the Year” by The International Financing Review. He has appeared often in both television and print media, including the BBC, CNN, CNBC, The Financial News, The Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly, the National Journal, The New York Times, Euromoney and The International Herald Tribune.
Doug has testified before US Congressional Committees, and has moderated and participated in panels at World Economic Forum events on capital markets and emerging market investments. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Clinton Global Initiative Task Force on Political Risk Insurance for the Middle East/ Emerging Markets, a Senior Councillor at the Atlantic Council, previously served as a Director of the American-European Institute in London, is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and the National Security Network. He has published opinion pieces in The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal and The National Interest.
Adviser, Smart Globalization Initiative
Michael Lind is the John C. Whitehead Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., which he co-founded along with Sherle Schwenninger and Ted Halstead.
Before joining the New America Foundation as its first fellow in 1999, Mr. Lind was the Washington Editor for Harper’s Magazine. He has been a senior editor or contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, and the New Republic. From 1991-94 he was Executive Editor of The National Interest. In 1990-91 he was Assistant to the Director of the Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
Mr. Lind is the author of more than a dozen books, including several celebrated studies of American politics, political economy and history. He is the author, with Ted Halstead, of The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics (2001). Among his other books are The Next American Nation (1995), What Lincoln Believed (2004) and The American Way of Strategy (2006). Lind has been a leader in the revival and discussion of the Hamiltonian tradition in American statecraft and economic policy.
Mr. Lind is a frequent contributor to The Financial Times and The New York Times Book Review. He has written extensively for Foreign Affairs, Democracy, The Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek, Salon, The American Prospect, Prospect (London), The Nation, New Perspectives Quarterly, and other publications.
He has taught courses on American political economy and grand strategy at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins.
Mr. Lind is also a prize-winning children’s book author and a poet whose work has been read by Garrison Keillor on “The Writer’s Almanac” (NPR). He has been identified by Judge Richard Posner as one of the 100 most prominent public intellectuals in America.
Mr. Lind has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Yale University, a J.D. from the University of Texas Law School and a B.A. in liberal arts (honors) from the University of Texas at Austin. A former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he is a member of The Century Club.
Barry Lynn is a senior fellow and director of the Markets, Enterprise, and Society Program at the New America Foundation.
Mr. Lynn is author of End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation (Doubleday 2005), a path breaking study of the structural fragility of many of the global production and supply systems on which we rely. The book received highly favorable reviews in The Economist, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The New York Review, among others, and was named one of the all-time 10-best books on globalization in an article in Business Week. End of the Line has also been translated into Japanese.
Mr. Lynn’s fragility thesis – and his analysis of the potential political dynamics of extreme industrial interdependence – has attracted wide attention in policy, business, and economics circles. This includes top officials in the U.S. departments of Treasury, State, and Commerce, and in the Naval War College. It also includes high-level officials in the European Commission, and the governments of the U.K., Germany, Japan, China, and Taiwan, among others. Mr. Lynn has been invited to speak to numerous business and industry groups and inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Mr. Lynn has also written extensively on the use of corporations and funds to consolidate power over production systems and market systems, and has pioneered efforts to analyze how changes in trade policy, competition policy, and corporation policy can interact in unexpected and unwanted ways. He is now working on a new general-readership book on these issues, due to be published in Spring 2009.
Between 1994 and 2001 Mr. Lynn was executive editor of Global Business magazine, which was published for a large readership of top business executives. Before that he worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press and for Agence France Presse in South America and the Caribbean, where he covered guerrilla war, economic shock programs, and the oil and mining industries, among other issues.
His work has appeared in publications including the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Harper’s, The National Interest, and CIO. Lynn was born in Miami, and is a graduate of Columbia College in New York. He lives in Washington with his wife and two sons.
An internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends, Joel Kotkin is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The City: A Global History, published by Random House/Modern Library, with editions published in China, Spain, UK and the British Commonwealth, Japan and Korea.
Currently, he is writing a book on the American future for Spring 2009 publication by Penguin Publishing, which will look at how the nation will evolve in the next four decades.
Kotkin is Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, California. A highly respected speaker and futurist, he consults for many leading economic development organizations, private companies, regions and cities. Joel is also a Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation in Washington, DC; a Senior Fellow with the Center for an Urban Future in New York City; and a Senior Consultant with the Praxis Strategy Group in Fargo, North Dakota.
A widely published journalist, Mr. Kotkin wrote the monthly "Grass Roots Business" column in The New York Times' Sunday Business section for several years. He served as West Coast Editor for Inc. Magazine for five years and continues to contribute to the publication. His work also appears in The Wall Street Journal. The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The American and on Politico.com.
He was a Business Trends Analyst for KTTV/Fox Television in Los Angeles, where, in 1994, he won the Golden Mike Award for Best Business Reporting on the changing dynamics of the entertainment industry.
Kotkin is also the author of The New Geography, How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping the American Landscape (Random House, 2000); and Tribes: How Race, Religion and Identity Determine Success In the New Global Economy, (Random House, 1993) which traces the connection between ethnicity and business success — how in-group loyalties are becoming the driving force in the new global economy. Tribes has been published in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and German. He co-authored The Third Century — America's Resurgence in the Asian Era, (Crown, 1988). This title was translated into Japanese and Chinese, with a special English edition published for the Pacific Rim. His first book, California, Inc. (Crown, 1982) dealt with California's links to the emergent powers of the Pacific Rim. Kotkin's novel, The Valley, was published in 1983 by Bantam Books.
Mr. Kotkin has completed studies focusing on several major cities, including New York; St. Louis; Phoenix; Laval, Quebec’s second largest city; Los Angeles and Houston. In association with the Planning Center and the La Jolla Institute, he completed a year-long study on the future of suburban development.
He is currently leading a study to promote economic revitalization for Salinas, California; the future of New York’s middle class; and on the future of American communities for Reason Foundation and Chapman University.
Bruce Stokes is the international economics columnist for the National Journal, a Washington-based public policy magazine and a journalism fellow at the German Marshall Fund. In addition, Mr. Stokes is a fellow with the Pew Research Center, where he works on the Global Attitudes Project, a survey of 48,000 people in 50 countries on changing public values and attitudes toward a range of issues, including globalization, modernization, democratization and current foreign policy concerns, including America's role in the world.