November 18, 2013
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  • SmartBrief on Business & Politics is proud to bring you a second year of coverage from CME Group's annual Global Financial Leadership Conference. This year's GFLC brings together a star-studded cast of business leaders and public policy experts to discuss the economic and political roads that lie ahead.

    Here is a sampling of the sessions:
    • Hillary Clinton, the 67th U.S. Secretary of State, will provide insight into the state of Washington as well as the global community.
    • Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the U.K., and a separate panel of European central bankers will discuss the political and economic landscape in Europe.
    • Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will join a panel discussion on what is being done in the public and private sectors to secure cyberspace.
    Scroll down to view the agenda for this exciting event and watch your inbox Wednesday for a complete wrap-up of all the opinions and analyses from this year's GFLC. CME Group's online magazine, OpenMarkets, will also be providing full coverage of the event.
What is GFLC? 
  • Q&A: CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy discusses GFLC
    In this Q&A, CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy discusses the goal of the Global Financial Leadership Conference and how it got started. In just a few short years, Duffy says, the GFLC has established itself as the "Davos of Derivatives" by providing a venue for some of the brightest minds in business, economics, media and politics to have a dialogue about current issues and risk in our global economy. "It all centers around the idea of how markets are more interconnected than ever before," Duffy explains. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Finance (11/14)

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Featured Speakers 
  • Opening Keynote Address - Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013, after nearly four decades in public service. Her "smart power" approach to foreign policy repositioned American diplomacy and development for the 21st century. Clinton played a central role in restoring America's standing in the world, reasserting the United States as a Pacific power, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and North Korea, responding to the Arab Awakening and negotiating a ceasefire in the Middle East. Earlier, as First Lady and Senator from New York, she traveled to more than 80 countries as a champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls. Full bio.

  • The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown - The Eurozone Outlook
    Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2007 to 2010 and is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007, making him the longest serving Chancellor in modern history. Brown is currently the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education. He is also chair of the Policy and Initiatives Board of the World Economic Forum and serves as a Global Fellow of New York University, as well as the Chancellor of Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy. Brown was elected to Parliament in 1983 and continues to hold his seat. Full bio.

  • Eurozone: The Way Forward - United or Divided?
    Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Former Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
    Athanasios Orphanides, Former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus
    Jurgen Stark, Former Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
    Moderator: Martin Dickson, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
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Panel Discussions 
  • Morning Keynote Address: Gary S. Becker - Global Economic Outlook
    Gary S. Becker is University Professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Chicago. He is the Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Becker was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Science in 1992, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007, the National Medal of Science in 2000, the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association in 1967, and numerous other awards. He has written more than 10 books and over 150 articles. Full bio.

  • CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler - Maintaining Trust and Certainty in the Marketplace
    Gary Gensler was sworn in as the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on May 26, 2009. Gensler previously served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as under secretary of Domestic Finance (1999-2001) and as assistant secretary of Financial Markets (1997-1999). He subsequently served as a senior advisor to the chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, Senator Paul Sarbanes, on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reforming corporate responsibility, accounting and securities laws. Full bio.

  • Next Steps for the U.S. Economy
    Gary Becker, Nobel Prize-Winning Economist and Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
    Richard Prager, Managing Director, Head of Trading & Liquidity Strategies, BlackRock
    Fred Tomczyk, President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Ameritrade
    Moderator: Liz Claman, Anchor, Fox Business
  • Sal Khan - Education Reimagined
    Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and not-for-profit organization. He has produced over 4,300 videos that have garnered more than 300 million views and cover a wide variety of subjects, mainly focusing on math and science. It is in large part for his dedication and innovative approach to education, and the impact of providing people around the world with access to high-quality educational resources, that Khan has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 CME Group Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award. Full bio.

  • From Risk to Resilience: The Global Mission to Secure Cyberspace
    Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2009-2012)
    Tom Ridge, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Patrick Fitzgerald, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
    Kevin Mandia, Founder and CEO, Mandiant
    Moderator: Tracy Alloway, U.S. Financial Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Closing Keynote Address: Michael Milken - Toward a More Prosperous Future
    Michael Milken is often said to have revolutionized modern capital markets by expanding access to capital for growing enterprises. He financed more than 3,200 companies that created millions of jobs since 1969. One of America's leading philanthropists over the past four decades, he formalized his earlier giving in 1982 by co-founding the Milken Family Foundation to advance education reform and support breakthroughs against life-threatening diseases. He also heads FasterCures and helped found the Melanoma Research Alliance. A Fortune cover story called him "The Man Who Changed Medicine." He also leads the Milken Institute, whose 17th annual Global Conference, April 27-30, 2014, will bring 3,000 global leaders from more than 50 nations to Los Angeles. Full bio.

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