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Public Program: "A Conversation with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski"

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Please join us for A Conversation with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski" with Moderator Curt Welling '71, Tu'77 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Cook Auditorium, Murdough Hall, Tuck School of Business on Friday, May 1.

Curt Wellling '71, Tu'77, Senior Fellow with the Center of Global Business and Government at the Tuck School of Business and Chair of the Board of Visitors at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, will lead a discussion of current issues with two co-hosts of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC. Morning Joe is hosted by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist. "Morning Joe" features interviews with top news-makers and in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest stories. The unique broadcast has been called "the thinking viewer’s choice" by USA Weekend and "an important wake-up call for political and media leaders" by the Associated Press. This event is co-sponsored with the Center of Global Business and Government, Tuck School of Business.

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough

Former congressman Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) is the host of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," the show TIME magazine calls "revolutionary" and the New York Times ranked as the top news program of 2008. In April 2011, Scarborough was named to the prestigious "TIME 100" list of the world’s most influential people. In describing why he was selected, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, "Joe speaks from his mind without fear of favor; he puts his country before his party… That independence makes Joe Scarborough such a valuable voice in American politics. And it’s what makes Morning Joe such a successful show." Previously, Scarborough hosted "Scarborough Country” on MSNBC, a primetime news show The San Francisco Chronicle called "must-see TV." In addition to his career in television, Scarborough is also the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise," a book that draws on the forgotten genius of conservatism to offer a road map for the movement and the country. Delivering a searing indictment of the political leaders who have led us astray, Scarborough inspires conservatives to reclaim their heritage by drawing upon the strength of the movement’s rich history. Prior to his career in television, Scarborough was the publisher and editor of the award-winning newspaper the Florida Sun. Scarborough served as a member of Congress from 1994 to 2001. While in office, he was a member of the judiciary, armed services, oversight, and national security committees. He was also part of a small group of young Republican congressmen who were said to possess a surprising amount of power given their youth and lack of years in Congress by the National Journal. His 2004 book "Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day" predicted the collapse of the Republican majority and the US economy due to reckless spending. In 2013, Scarborough released "The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics—And Can Again," which takes a nuanced and surprising look at the unexpected rise and self-inflicted fall of the Republican Party. "The Right Path" has been described as a book that "deserves to be widely read, carefully considered, and energetically debated." Sourced from

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" and the author of three best-selling books. Her memoir "All Things At Once" became a “New York Times” best seller in January 2010. Her second book "Knowing Your Value," which examines the role of women in the workplace, reached #1 on The New York Times best sellers list for business books in spring 2011. Her most recent book "Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction and My Own" debuted on the best-sellers list in spring 2013. Brzezinski also writes "Getting What You Want" for Cosmopolitan, a monthly column about career confidence and empowerment. Prior to joining MSNBC in January 2007, Brzezinski was an anchor of the "CBS Evening News Weekend Edition" and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to "CBS Sunday Morning" and "60 Minutes." She reported live from Lower Manhattan for CBS News during the September 11, 2001 attacks. A native of New York City, Brzezinski is the daughter of Foreign Policy Expert and Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and a Williams College alum. Brzezinski lives in New York with her husband and two daughters. Sourced from


Curt Welling '71, Tu'77

Curt Welling '71, Tu'77 joined the Center for Global Business and Government at Tuck in January 2014. Welling is the former president and CEO of AmeriCares, the nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization that delivers medicines and medical supplies to people in crisis. As president and CEO, Welling oversaw the distribution of $9 billion in aid worldwide. Under his leadership, AmeriCares became the world’s leading organization for delivering donated medicines and medical supplies, and launched multi-year relief efforts for several major disasters including the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Haiti earthquake, and the Southeast Asia tsunami. Before joining AmeriCares in 2002, Welling spent 25 years in senior executive roles in the investment banking and securities industries, including president and CEO of SG Cowen Securities Corporation and senior managing director of global equity capital markets at Bear Stearns. He currently serves on the boards of both Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/Euronext Paris: CCE) and Sapient Corporation (NASDAQ: SAPE). He also chairs the Board of Visitors of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth and serves on the board of the Adirondack Council. Welling was the founding board chair of the Donaldson Adoption Institute and board chair of Spence Chapin Services. He earned a bachelor of arts in English from Dartmouth College, an MBA from Tuck School of Business, and a law degree from Vanderbilt University.

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