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Author Michael Beschloss among 4 new speakers for Mackinac Policy Conference

Crain’s Detroit Business

By Annalise Frank

January 18, 2017

Author and presidential historian Michael Beschloss will offer insight on presidential leadership styles and President-elect Donald Trump’s first few months in office at this spring’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

An announcement by the Detroit Regional Chamber on Wednesday also included

Other speakers added to the lineup are Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large for Fortune Magazine, who will discuss connectivity in the evolving field of transportation; Wes Moore, founder and CEO of BridgeEDU; and Julie Winokur, executive director of Talking Eyes Media.

The chamber’s goal for the annual conference is to start conversations on restoring civility in American politics, winning the race in connected technology and moving Michigan toward a better economic future.

Previously announced speakers include Stephanie Cutter, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama and political commentator on CNN; and Nicolle Wallace, a former White House communications director and conservative political analyst on MSNBC. Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, is to give a talk on disruption and collaboration as Michigan looks to grow economic opportunities.

Several key speakers have yet to be announced, said Tiffany Jones, the chamber’s director of communications.

The event runs May 30 to June 2 on Mackinac Island.

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