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2012 Speakers

  • Scott Whiddon
    • Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and Communication, Transylvania University
  • Eric Brooks
    • Ashland Estate Curator
  • Jim Gray
    • Mayor of Lexington
  • Owen Williams
    • President of Transylvania University
  • Kent Masterson Brown
    • Attorney and Historian
  • Jonathan Miller
    • Attorney, Former Secretary of Finance for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Former Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Judge Karen Caldwell
    • United States District Judge for Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Don Dugi
    • Professor of Political Science at Transylvania University
  • Gary Deaton
    • Instructor in Writing, Rhetoric and Communication, Transylvania University
  • Alison L. Grimes
    • Kentucky Secretary of Finance
  • Leslie McWhorter
    • Curator of the Old State Capitol
  • Maurita Whelan
    • Curator of the Governor’s Mansion
  • Colmon Elridge
    • Executive Assistant to the Governor of Kentucky
  • Carey Cavanaugh
    • Director, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
  • Gary Malecha
    • Professor at the University of Portland
  • Daniel Reagan
    • Ball State University
  • John C. Fortier
    • Director of the Democracy Project, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • John Marshall Rogers
    • Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Thomas E. Mann
    • Senior Fellow & Averell Harriman Chair, Brookings Institution
  • Jim Edgar
    • Governor of Illinois (1991-1999)
  • Thomas Crick
    • Associate Director Center for Conflict Resolution, The Carter Center
  • Susan Koscis
    • Director of Communications, Search for Common Ground
  • Myo Myint
    • Burmese Refugee and Political Activist
  • Stacy Closson
    • Distinguished Lecturer, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce