day one // jane holl lute

Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security


Ms. Lute has over thirty years of military and senior executive experience in the United States government and at the heart of efforts to prevent and resolve international crises. Ms. Lute served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, responsible for support to peacekeeping operations. In this capacity, Ms. Lute managed operational support for the second-largest deployed military presence in the world. At the United Nations, Ms. Lute led rapid-response support to a wide variety of operations and crises in some of the most remote, austere, and dangerous environments in the world. She also effectively directed the growth of United Nations Peacekeeping support from a $1.8 billion to nearly $8 billion operation. Most recently, Ms. Lute led the United Nations initiative designed to coordinate efforts to build sustainable peace in countries emerging from violent conflict. Ms. Lute had a distinguished career in the United States Army, including service in the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. Ms. Lute also has a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

day two // general (ret.) michael hayden


General (Retired) Michael Hayden served as director of the CIA and deputy director of National Intelligence at a time when the course of world events was changing at a rapidly accelerating rate. As the director of the country’s keystone intelligence-gathering agency, he was on the frontline of geopolitical strife and the war on terrorism at a time when communication was being revolutionized. He understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards in the political, economic, and security situations facing the planet.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities, General Hayden dissects the political situations in the hot spots in every corner of the world, analyzing the tumultuous global environment and what it all means for the American people and America’s interests.

At the Center of Central Intelligence. After nearly forty years in the U.S. Air Force, General Hayden became director of the CIA in May of 2006, capping a career in service to the United States. Originally appointed by President Bill Clinton to the post of director of the National Security Agency (NSA), General Hayden became the longest-tenured NSA director, serving from 1999-2005.