Columbia Grad School of Journalism Covers 2008 Service Nation Summit

Photo Credit - Joseph C. Lin Photo Credit - Alexandra Cheney

Welcome to Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's coverage of the 9/11/08 Obama-McCain Presidential Candidate's Forum on the Columbia University Campus.

Browse through the topics at right and be sure to check out the photos, audio, and video.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Spiderman, The Terminator, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Bon Jovi, the First Lady, the Queen of Jordan? Oh my!

We first reported Usher attending the ServiceNation Summit earlier this week, but with Barack Obama and John S. McCain both scheduled to speak at Columbia University on the seventh anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, it's easy to overlook the growing chorus of politicians, celebrities, businesspeople and um, "community organizers" also involved in Friday's event being held at the Hilton New York.

Below is a list of all scheduled attendees for this Friday, September 12, 2008 (I divided them into broad categories so as to see which industry was ServiceNation friendly). California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will wrap up the Summit as keynote speaker on Friday night.

Charities and Foundations
  • Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, The King Hussein Foundation
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz, Founder and Chairman, HealthCorps
  • Silda Wall, Founding Chair, Children for Children
  • Wendy Kopp, Founder and CEO, Teach For America
  • Jean Case, CEO, The Case Foundation
  • Ray Chambers, Amelior Foundation
  • Martin Luther King III, CEO, Realizing The Dream
  • Kelly Caffarelli, President, Home Depot Foundation
  • Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Laurie Tisch, Philanthropist, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
Politics & Government
  • Lieutenant Governor Mitchell Landrieu
  • Representative Christopher Shays, Connecticut
  • Admiral Michael Mullen, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Senator Hillary Clinton, New York
  • Senator Chris Dodd, Connecticut
  • First Lady Laura Bush
  • Governor David Paterson, New York
  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Keynote speaker)
Fashion, Music and Film
  • Alicia Keys, Co-Founder and Global Ambassador, Keep A Child Alive
  • Kenneth Cole, Fashion Designer
  • Jon Bon Jovi, Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation
  • Tobey Maguire, Award Winning Actor
  • Usher Raymond IV, Summit Youth Chair; Founder, New Look Foundation
  • Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University
  • Dr. Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania
  • David Gergen, Professor, Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Scott Cowen, President, Tulane University
  • Chancellor Joel Klein, New York City Schools
  • Robert Kennedy, Jr., President, Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • Lloyd Blankfein, CEO, Goldman Sachs
"Mrs. Bush Saluting Service" photo by Tina Hager. Photo courtesy of White House Photo Gallery

1 comment:

Vimal said...

A woman by whom the realm is ruled when there is a king, and through whom it is ruled when there is not.