Isabella Rossellini

Renowned actress and model Isabella Rossellini discusses her legendary career.

Isabella Rossellini grew up in Paris and Rome. At 19, she moved to New York City to work as a translator and journalist for RAI-Italian Television. She began her modeling career at age 28, and in 1982 began a 14-year run as the exclusive spokesperson for the cosmetic brand Lancome. 

Ms. Rossellini, who is the daughter of film legends Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, made her cinematic debut in 1979. She appeared in films such as “Blue Velvet” and “Death Becomes Her” and has worked with legendary directors like Robert Zemeckis, David O. Russell, David Lynch and Taylor Hackford. At age 66, Ms. Rossellini earned her master’s degree in animal behavior and conservation. Her theatrical show, “Link Link Circus,” centers around animal behavior and cognition. 

Kirsten Gillibrand

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand talks policy and her bid for the U.S. presidency.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has served as the junior U.S. senator from New York since 2009. A magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College in 1988, Gillibrand went on to receive her law degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1991 and served as a law clerk on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. After working as an attorney in New York City for more than a decade, Senator Gillibrand served as Special Counsel to United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Andrew Cuomo during the Clinton Administration. She then worked as an attorney in Upstate New York before serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009.

On March 17, 2019, Senator Gillibrand declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

Timothy Shriver, Ph.D.

Timothy Shriver, Ph.D., chairman of the Special Olympics, discusses what he has learned from the athletes. He also talks about the mission of a school reform organization he heads that focuses on social and emotional learning.

Timothy Shriver is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International, the organization founded by his mother, Eunice Shriver. He serves with over 5.6 million Special Olympics athletes in 172 countries, all working to promote health, education and a more unified world through the joy of sports. Before joining Special Olympics in 1996, Shriver was and remains a leading educator focusing on the social and emotional factors in learning. He co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning. He is Co-Chair of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, President of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, member of the Board of Directors for the WPP Group, LLC, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a co-founder of Lovin’ Scoopful Ice Cream Company.

Salman Khan

Salman Khan is the founder of Khan Academy, a non-profit providing online instruction to people all over the world. He began by tutoring his cousins remotely by video. The videos attracted a large YouTube following. Today, Khan Academy is an online learning platform which includes practice exercises, instructional videos, analytics and teacher tools with 15 million registered users.

Joel Klein

Joel Klein has been called one of the most influential people in public education. He was chancellor of New York City schools for eight years under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was the CEO for Amplify, the educational division of News Corp.

Richard M. Daley

Richard M. Daley is the longest-serving mayor in the history of Chicago, following his father. He was mayor from 1989 to 2011. Daley also served in the Illinois State Senate and as the Cook County State’s Attorney.

Joyce Banda

Joyce Banda was Malawi’s first female president. She served as Minister of Foreign of Affairs and Vice President. Banda is an advocate for women’s and children’s rights. Forbes magazine named her one of Africa’s most powerful women.

Kasim Reed

Kasim Reed was the 59th Mayor of Atlanta and served as a key surrogate for President Obama during the 2012 presidential election. He’s seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party.

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch is one of the country’s leading thinkers on education. She’s a bestselling author and a former Assistant Secretary of Education, and she routinely speaks out when education is in the news.

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