Some Former Downtown Business Breakfast Speakers

Eric Metaxas
Best-selling author, commentator

David Brooks
Prominent cultural and political commentator

Tavis Smiley
Broadcast journalist, author, advocate, and philanthopist

Benjamin S. Carson  
Professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Robert J. Shiller
Distinguished professor of economics at Yale University

Carly Fiorina
Best-selling author; strategic advisor to business and government

Vali Nasr
Senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

David McCullough
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 1776 and John Adams

David Brooks
New York Times columnist
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Paul A. Gigot
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal

George Mitchell
Former U.S. senator

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