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2017

Jim Edgar - Former Illinois Governor - "Reflecting on 20 Years of PSPPI" - 05.04.17
Paul Schimpf and Dale Fowler - Illinois State Senators - 04.20.17
Illinois School Funding Fairness Conference (K-12) - 03.10.17
Tequia Hicks-Delgado - senior adviser for congressional engagement & legislative relations in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs  - 03.03.17
Will Guzzardi - Illinois State Representative - 01.26.17

2016

Ban Ki-moon - UN Secretary General - 12.21.16 - Youtube Video
Steven Ellis
- Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management - The Gil and Jean Kroening Lecture - 10.20.16
City of Chicago Event
- Illinois Attitudes: Latest Simon Poll Data - 10.06.16
Tim Tagaris and Zach Schneider
- Two Salukis for Bernie Sanders, A View of Digital Campaign Fundraising - 09.27.16
Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
- "Following the Campaign Cash: Looking Online at ICPR's Sunshine Database - 09.19.16
Carol Marin -
"Confessions of a Diehard Political Reporter in an Apocalyptic Year - The Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series - 09.12.16
SIU Debate Team Showcase – "Who would be the best President for Southern Illinoisans?" – 04.12.16
Christopher A. Smith – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy – SIU Energy Day – 04.06.16
Tom Vilsack – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture – The Morton Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series – 03.23.16
Dr. Keona Ervin
– Black Woman Organizing for Worker Justice – The State of the American Worker Lecture Series – 03.22.16
Roy Norton – Canadian Consul General – 03.03.16
Jeff Mays
– Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security – The State of the American Worker Lecture Series – 02.25.16

2015

Professor Richard Falk – The Morton Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series – 11.18.15
State Rep. James Durkin
– Illinois House Minority Leader – 11.05.15
Illinois State Senator David Luechtefeld
– Ralph A Dunn Public Service Award – 11.02.15
Jorge Ramirez
President of the Chicago Federation of Labor – 10.20.15
Cindi Canary
– The Independent Map and Redistricting – 09.28.15
Wes Moore
- Cosponsored Event – SIU Distinguished Speakers – 09.23.15
Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti 
- 09.17.15
Loretta Swit (Star of M*A*S*H) & Jan Thompson
– Never the Same: The Prisoner of War Experience – 09.14.15
Mike Brown
– Founder of the Brainzooming Group – Envisioning the Gigabit City – 07.21.15
Dr. Michio Kaku
– The Future of the Mind – Cosponsored Event – 04.22.15
David Axelrod
– BELIEVER: My Forty Years in Politics – The Morton Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series – 04.13.15
Randall Balmer
– The John and Muriel Hayward Lecture – 04.09.15
Congressman James Clyburn
– Assistant Democratic Leader- Reflecting on the 50th  Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act – 03.30.15
Felicia Norwood
– Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services – Jeanne Hurley Simon Lecture - 03.26.15
Wendy Davis
– Former Texas State Senator, Cosponsored Event – 03.23.15
Rep. Terri Bryant
– Illinois 115 District – 03.16.15
Gloria Campos
– Path to Politics, Illinois and the GOP: A Republican Latina Perspective – 02.26.15
Gary Shafer
– Chicago in less than 2 hours: An Idea for Direct Commercial Flights from Southern Illinois – 02.24.15
Dr. Katherine Scott
- Assistant Historian United States Senate – 02.17.15


2014

John Becker - USAID and SIU Alumnus, United State Food Policy - 11.18.14
Cody Sokolski -
Champaign Illinois' One Main Development - Building a Creative Economy - 10.21.14
Dan Long -
Executive Director for the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability - 10.16.14
Doug Whitley -
Former president and CEO of Illinois Chamber of Commerce and spokesperson for Transportation for Illinois Coalition - State of the American Worker Series - 10.03.14
Dr. Ann Markusen -
Building a Creative Economy Series - Director of the Arts Economy Initiative- 10.01.14
Sarita Gupta
- "The State of the American Worker" - Executive Director of Jobs with Justice - 09.25.14
Patti Simon & John Oldfield -
 "Tapped Out to The Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act." - 09.17.14
SIU Debate Team - "The Paul Simon Debate: A Showcase of SIU's National Champion Debaters - 04.21.14
Dr. David Bositis - Vice President, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies -"Raging Against the Dying Light - 04.14.14
Fr. Gov. Jim Edgar - Institute of Government and Public Affairs - "Term Limits Symposium" 04.07.14
Dr. Karl Kurtz - National Conference of State Legislators - "Term Limits Symposium" 04.07.14
Dr. Chris Mooney - Institute of Government and Public Affairs - "Term Limits Symposium" 04.07.14
Tony Mayville - 115th State Representative Candidate - 03.04.14
Bill Kilquist - 115th State Representative Candidate - 02.27.14
Professor Jini Roby - Brigham Young University "Issues in Child Welfare - Here and Around the Globe" - 02.26.14
Terri Bryant - 115th State Representative Candidate - 02.25.14
Robert "Bob" White - 115th State Representative Candidate - 02.20.14
Sylvia Puente - Executive Director of Latino Policy Forum, "Latino Policy in Illinois"- 01.27.14

2013

Gary Grindler - SIU Law School Lecture Series - 10.24.13
Jerry Costello - If I Were President & Pizza and Politics - 10.23.13
Dr. Christopher Koch - ISBE Director, Pizza and Politics - 10.22.13
Julia Rendleman - SIU Alum - 10.03.13
Former U.S. Senator Jerry Costello - Our Nation's Infrastructure - Nearing Crisis? - 09.25.13
Alan Dixon - A Gentleman from Illinois Book Signing - 09.24.13
Janice Jacobs - Careers in Foreign Service and State Department - 09.23.13
David Shribman - Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 09.10.13
Toni Preckwinkle - Cook County Board President - 04.24.13
Steve Casteel - Former Director of Intelligence for the DEA - 04.18.013
Ben Campbell - SIU Debate Team Public Speaking Workshop for Students - 04.02.13
Cheri Bustos - U.S Representative, 17th District (D-IL) - 03.29.13
Allen LaPointe - Vice President of Environmental Quality, John G. Shedd Aquarium, The Future of Water: Should We Be Worried? - 03.28.13
Jerry Costello - Former U.S. Congressman, (D-IL) - 03.19.13
Dr. Dianne Bystrom - Director, Carrie Chapman Catt Center - 02.25.13
Bill Stanhouse -Manager, Southern Region Office of Regional Economic Development - 02.19.13
John Tillman - CEO, Illinois Policy Institute - 02.05.13
Steve Schnorf - Senior Budget and Policy Adviser to Governors Edgar and Ryan, Illinois' Finances: Budget and Pension Options - 01.29.13

2012

Toi Hutchinson - Illinois State Senator (D-Olympia Fields) 11.08.12
Ralph Martire - Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, ILLINOIS’ MONEY WOES: WHERE ARE WE HEADED? -11.05.12
Jim Thompson - (R-IL) former Illinois governor, Perspectives on Illinois Government - Past, Present and Future - 10.25.12
Carl Bruch - Senior Attorney, Co-Director Of International Programs - 10.18.12
Glen Browder - (D-AL), former U.S. Representative, Race, Politics and the 2012 Elections - 09.06.12
Dr. Artemesia Stanberry - assistant professor of political science at North Carolina Central University - 09.06.12
Nancy Bocskor - Go Fish: How to Catch and Keep Contributors - 04.19.12
Jonathan Shay - Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming - 04.18.12
Bobbi Steele- First Female to Chair Cook County Board - 04.13.12
Tom Johnson - Illinois' Money Problems: Is there an End in Sight? - 04.04.12
Sheila Simon- Civil Unions What You Get and What You Don't - 04.03.12
Charlie Cook - Forecasting the 2012 Elections - 03.26.12
Rupert Borgsmiller - Assuring Fair Elections in Illinois - 03.06.12
Carolyn Smoot - Perspectives of the First Female Circuit Judge in Williamson County - 02.21.12
Ryan Burge - Religion's Role in the 2012 Election - 02.16.12
Nancy Sherman - "The Moral Cost of War: Shame, Guilt, and Self-Empathy" -02.15.12
Gloria Campos - Winning the Women's Vote - 02.08.12

2011

David Yepsen - Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute - 12.01.11
Dan Long - Director of the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability - 10.13.11
Stephen Katsinas - Director of the Education Policy Center, Delyte W. Morris: An Educational Visionary - 10.04.11
Dana Jay - Reporter for WSYX/WTTE - 10.03.11
Terri Bryant - Illinois Republican Coalition Leader -09.29.11
Stephen Katsinas - Director of the Education Policy Center, Higher Education Access and Funding in Illinois - 09.21.11
Sheila Simon - Illinois Lieutenant Governor - 09.19.11
John P. Andrews - Director of Counterintelligence for U.S. Department of Home - 09.19.11
Christine Todd Whitman - Former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - 09.13.11
Bill Holland - Illinois Auditor General - 04-19-11
Justin Nichols - mayor of Manitowoc, Wisconsin - 04.09.11
Jehan Gordon - state representative (D-Peoria)-04.09.11  
Terrance Gainer - U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms - 03-28-11
Patricia Bellock - Illinois representative - 03-07-11
William Atwood - Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Investment- 02-22-11
Dr. Rita Cheng - SIUC Chancellor - 02.08.11
Ra Joy - Executive Director at Arts Alliance Illinois - 02.07.11
Eugene Trani - President Emeritus of Virginia Commonwealth University, town-gown relations - 02-01-11

2010

Tom Logan - Founder of Marion Medical Mission - 11.30.10                    
Rick Pearson - Chicago Tribune Political Reporter - 11.17.11
Leonard Gross - SIUC law professor - 11.15.10
Kayne Robinson - former president of the National Rifle Association - 11.15.10
Chris Boyster - representative from the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence - 11.15.10
Jeffery Sedgwick - former assistant Attorney General under President Bush and professor emeritus at University of Massachusetts at Amherst - 11.08.10
David Luechtefeld - Illinois State Senator - 11.09.10
John Bradley - Illinois State Representative - 11.09.10
Dr. Tobin Grant - Associate Professor in the SIUC Dept. of Political Science - 10.28.10
Tom Swoick - Executive Director of the Illinois Casino Gaming Association - 10.26.10
Thomas Grey - senior advisor to Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation 10.26.10
Janice Jacobs - ambassador, Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Consular Affairs - 10.25.10
Dr. Sara Imhof - Concord Coalition - 10.18.10
Dr. Scott Gilbert - SIUC Economics professor - 10.18.10
Iris Martinez - first Latina Illinois State Senator - 10.06.10
Phil Gilbert - Federal Judge  - 09.28.10 
Lilly Ledbetter - fair-pay pioneer, inspiration for Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - signed into law by President Obama - 09.16.10
John Shimkus - U.S. Congressman (R) - 09.16.10
Ethan Watters - Author, Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche. - 04.29.10
Tim Feldheim - 04.23.10
Michael Dannenberg - U.S. Department of Education - 04.22.10
Mike Boland (D-Moline)- chair of House Higher Education Committee, State Representative- 04.22.10
Don Sevener - deputy director of external relations, Illinois Board of Higher Education
Anne Neal - president, American Council of Trustees and Alumni- 04.22.10
Sandy Baum - professor of economics, Skidmore College and senior policy analyst, The College Board- 04.22.10
Phil Keene - 04.16.10             
Dick Durbin - 04.07.10
Dr. Barbara Brown - 03.21.10 
Kenneth J. Gray - Former U.S Rep. - 02.16.10
Fulton Armstrong - Foreign Relations Committee's western hemisphere specialist and former adviser to President Clinton - 02.22.10
Glenn Poshard - SIU President - 01.12.10

2009

Rep. Mary Flowers - 11.30.09
Christine Radogno - State Senate minority leader - 11.08.09
Richard A. Baker - U.S. Senate historian - 10.23.09
Tom Johnson - 10.20.09            
Thomas Patterson - American political and media scholar - 10.14.09
Robert E. Hartley -  author, former newspaper editor and Illinois political historian - 10.05.09
Dejuan Kea - 09.16.09             
John Cullerton - Illinois Senate President - 04.14.09
Howard Buffett - United Nations’ Goodwill Ambassador Against Hunger, philanthropist, environmentalist and humanitarian - 04.09.09
Scott Simon - Peabody and Emmy award-winning broadcaster, commentator and host of National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” - 04.07.09
Michael Mandlebaum - the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and chair of the Department of American Foreign Policy. - 03.23.09
Cornel West - author, professor of religion at Princeton University and director of the Afro-American Studies program- 02.20.09
Joseph A. Saloom III - Former Ambassador and director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office for two years - 01.29.09

2008

Doyle McManus - Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times - 11.17.08
Lisa Madigan - Illinois Attorney General - 10.21.08
Ted Sorensen - Special Counsel and Adviser, and speechwriter, to President John F. Kennedy - 10.08.08
Harry Miller - Former Associate Vice President, Southern Illinois University Carbondale - 09.29.08
Rachel Jones - Internationally Respected Journalist and Media Consultant - 05.08.08
Ray LaHood - U.S. Congressman (R-Peoria) - 04.28.08
Dan Hynes - Illinois State Comptroller - 04.23.08
David E. Sanger - Chief Washington correspondent, New York Times - 04.16.08
Desiree Rodgers - First African American and first female to hold the title of president within the Chicago-based Peoples Energy Corp. - 04.15.08
Alexi Giannoulias - Illinois State Treasurer - 04.06.08
Patrick J. Fitzgerald - U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois - 03.27.08
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog - Director of the Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona - 03.19.08
Wole Soyinka - 1986 Nobel Prize laureate for literature - 02.28.08
Ray Suarez - Senior correspondent, "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" - 02.26.08

2007

Morris Dees - Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center - 11.06.07
Anne M. Burke - Illinois Supreme Court Justice - 10.17.07
Catherine Bertini - Former executive director of the United Nation's World Food Program - 10.15.07
Jack Danforth - Former U.S. Senator (R-MO) and U.S. Ambassador to United Nations - 10.10.07
Joan E. Higginbotham - NASA astronaut - 10.04.07
Mike Glenn - Former NBA Star and SIU Alumnus - 09.22.07
Christopher Gardner - CEO of Christopher Gardner International Holdings - 08.23.07
Alan J. Dixon - Former U.S. Senator (D-IL) - 05.15.07
Bob Hartley - Author and historian - 05.15.07
Maya Angelou - Poet, author, civil rights leader - 05.02.07
Ellen Soeteber - Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor - 04.24.07
Bob Hillman - Former Dallas Morning News White House correspondent - 04.24.07 
Al Balk - Author and former editor of the Columbia Journalism Review - 04.24.07
Rick Kittles - Renowned geneticist and cancer researcher - 04.12.07
Barbara Flynn Currie - Illinois State Representative and House Majority Leader - 04.02.07
Aaron Schock - Illinois State Representative (R-Peoria) - 03.24.07
Lisa Madigan - Illinois Attorney General - 03.24.07
Art Turner - Illinois State Representative and House Deputy Majority Leader - 02.19.07
Christine Todd Whitman - Former EPA Administrator and New Jersey governor - 02.06.07
Ben Nelson - U.S. Senator (D-NE) and former Nebraska governor - 02.06.07
Jim Edgar - Former Illinois governor - 02.06.07

2006

Henry Bayer - Executive Director, Illinois AFSCME Council 31 - 11.15.06
Gillian M. Sorensen - UN Foundation Senior Adviser - 10.24.06
Andrew H. Card, Jr. - Veteran of Three White House Administrations - 10.10.06
Philip Taubman - Washington D.C., bureau chief of the New York Times - 09.25.06
Paula Wolff - Recipient of the Ralph A. Dunn Public Service Award - 09.18.06
Martin Luther King III - Civil Rights Leader - 08.26-27.06
Tom Cross - Illinois House Republican Leader
Tom Daschle - Former U.S. Senator (D-SD)
Rodney Paige - Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Clarence Page - Nationally syndicated columnist
Ray LaHood - U.S. Representative (R-IL)
Deanna Demuzio - Illinois State Senator
Jackie Spinner - Washington Post reporter
Earl Caldwell - Journalist
Ralph Martire - Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

2005

Judy Shepard - Mother of Matthew Shepard who was murdered in a 1998 hate crime
Janice Jacobs - Head of visa services in the United States
Walter Rodgers - Former senior international correspondent for CNN and SIU Alumnus
Mary Ann McMorrow - First female Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court
John C. Green - Director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics University of Akron
Jim Thebaut - Director of Running Dry, a documentary based on a book by Paul Simon
Don Cochran - Former assistant federal prosecutor
Jerry Mitchell - Investigative reporter with the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss.
Thomas Friedman New York Times foreign affairs columnist and author
William Recktenwald - Tsunami survivor and SIUC professor
Art Simon - Founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World

2004

Stephen Lewis - UN Special Envoy to Africa on HIV/AIDS
Dan Balz - National political correspondent of The Washington Post
Mike Huckabee - Governor of Arkansas
Stanley Nelson - Emmy and Peabody Award winning filmmaker
Dawn Clark Netsch - First woman elected to statewide office in Illinois
Jody Williams - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for an anti-landmine campaign
Michael J. Madigan - Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives
John Block - Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Dr. William Close - Internationally acclaimed physician and author
Dr. Joe Nye - Dean of Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
David Yepsen - Des Moines Register Political Columnist

2003

Judy Baar Topinka - Illinois State Treasurer, 10.23.03
Anthony Zinni - Retired U.S. General, 10.21.03
Richard Goldstone - Justice of the South Africa Constitutional Court, 10.13.03
Walter Cronkite - Legendary newsman, 10.09.03
Carol Channing - Tony-Award winning entertainer, 10.02.03
Julie Nixon Eisenhower - Chair of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 09.29.03
Howard Baker - U.S. Ambassador to Japan, former U.S. Senator (R-TN), 08.29.03
Nancy Kassebaum Baker - Former U.S. Senator (R-KS), 08.29.03
Bruce Laingen - Former U.S. Ambassador and Iranian hostage, 04.28.03
Autherine Lucy Foster - Civil rights pioneer, 04.16.03
George McGovern - Former U.S. Senator and 1972 Presidential Candidate, 04.14.03
Ed Asner - Actor and social activist, 04.01.03
William Perry - Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, 03.31.03
Oliver "Buzz" Thomas - Freedom Forum's First Amendment Center, 03.03.03
Charles Haynes - Freedom Forum's First Amendment Center, 03.03.03

2002

Martin Marty - Renowned University of Chicago theologian, 12.02.02
Clayton Yeutter - Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 10.28.02
Richard Carmona - U.S. Surgeon General, 10.27.02
Ramsey Clark - Former U.S. Attorney General, 09.22.02
David Dinkins - Former mayor of New York
Mike Farrell - Actor and human rights activist, 04.28.02
David Satcher - Former U.S. Surgeon General, 04.07.02
William Hungate - Former U.S. Congressman and retired Federal Judge, 03.17.02
Joe Tydings - Former U.S. Senator (D-MD), (San Diego program), 03.17.02
Jim Sasser - Former U.S. Senator (D-TN), (San Diego program), 03.17.02
David Durenberger - Former U.S. Senator (R-MN), 03.17.02
Henry Bellmon - Former U.S. Senator (R-OK) and Okla. Governor, 03.17.02
Hank Brown - Former U.S. Senator (R-CO), (San Diego program), 03.17.02
Richard Brecht - Director of the National Foreign Language Center, 03.03.02

2001

John Anderson - Former U.S. Congressman and 1980 Presidential Candidate, 11.15.01
Coretta Scott King - Human rights leader, 11.08.01
Brian Mulroney - Former Canadian Prime Minister, 11.01.01
Harry Mark Petrakis - Greek author, 10.22.01
Karen Hasara - Former Illinois State Senator, 09.29.01
Kirk Dillard - Illinois State Senator, 09.29.01
Debbie Halvorson - Illinois State Senator, 09.29.01
Clarence Harmon - Former St. Louis Mayor, 09.29.01
Corinne Wood - Illinois Lt. Governor, 09.29.01
Pete Seeger - Singer, songwriter and activist, 09.06.01
Romeo Dallaire - Retired Canadian Lt. General, 04.30.01
James A. Baker III - Former U.S. Secretary of State, 04.24.00
Richard Riley - Former U.S. Secretary of Education, 04.22.01
David Broder - Washington Post columnist and reporter, 03.29.01
Dick Gregory - Entertainer and activist, 01.23.01

2000

Eugene Lang - Founder "I Have a Dream" Foundation, 12.10.00
Judy Baar Topinka - Illinois State Treasurer, 11.15.00
Don McHenry - Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 11.02.00
Dick Durbin - U.S. Senator (D-IL), 10.21.00
Barack Obama - Illinois State Senator, 10.21.00
Lisa Madigan - Illinois State Senator, 10.21.00
Juan Andrade Jr. - Hispanic leader, 09.15.0
Gwendolyn Brooks - Illinois Poet Laureate, 09.14.00
Thomas Patterson - Professor of Government at Harvard University, Fall 2000
William Gray - President & CEO of The College Fund, 05.01.00
Heather Booth - Founder of Citizen Action, 04.25.00
Ron and Joan Engel - Social advocates, 02.25.00
Bernard Rapoport - Chairman Emeritus, American Income Life Insurance Co., 02.07.00

1999

David Rawson - Former U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, 11.17.99
Studs Terkel - Renowned author and historian, 11.11.99
Carol Moseley Braun - Former U.S. Senator and Ambassador to New Zealand, 11.04.99
C. Everett Koop - Former U.S. Surgeon General, 10.20.99
Glenn Poshard - Former U.S. Congressman (D-IL), 10.09.99
William Warfield - Grammy award winning singer, 09.27.99
Wayne Owens - Former U.S. Congressman (D-NV), 09.19.99
Fred Korematsu - Japanese-American civil rights leader, 09.01.99
Michael Dukakis - Former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 Presidential Candidate, 04.09.99
Tom Sawyer - U.S. Congressman (D-OH), 03.26.99
Jesse White - Illinois Secretary of State, 03.26.99
Barbara Bush - Former First Lady of the United States, 03.26.99
Jack Kubik - Former Illinois State Representative, 03.25.99

1998

Dick Lugar - U.S. Senator (R-IN), 12.07.98
Sherrod Brown - U.S. Congressman (D-OH), 12.07.98
Eugene Carroll Jr. - Retired Navy Admiral, 12.06.98
Bette Bao Lord - Renowned author on China, 12.06.98
Winston Lord - Former U.S. Ambassador to China, 12.06.98
Barbara Gottschalk - Executive vice president, Seeds for Peace, 09.23.98
Lee Hamilton - U.S. Congressman (D-IN), 10.22.98
Jim Edgar - Illinois Governor, 10.08.98
Dan Rostenkowski - Former U.S. Congressman (D-IL), 09.22.98
Joe Hartzler - Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Oklahoma City Bombing case, 09.22.98
Webster Hubbell - Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, 09.22.98
Ken Hechler - Former U.S. Congressman (D-WV) and WV Secretary of State, 09.09.98
Dick DeSchutter - Vice chairman, Monsanto, 04.22.98
Robert Nye - U.S. Congressman (R-OH), 04.15.98
Pat Robertson - Christian leader, 03.25.98
Chief Shoneken - Lagos, Nigeria

1997

Hubert Humphrey III - Minnesota Attorney General, 10.20.97
Jim Ryan - Illinois Attorney General, 10.20.97
David Kessler - Former director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10.06.97
Alan Simpson - Former U.S. Senator (R-WY), 05.22.97
David Pryor - Former U.S. Senator (D-AR)
Jack Danforth - Former U.S. Senator (R-MO)