- Scott Tinker
- Jon Meacham
- Cory Booker
- Jack Bowman
- Candace Gingrich-Jones
- David Agus
- Jeffrey Immelt
- Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction to Science Fact
- Reza Aslan: No god but God
- Norm Augustine: Want Jobs? Invest in Universities
- Charles Best: DonorsChoose.org
- Dr. Robert DiClerico: The Last Class
- Bill Easterly: Free the Poor!
- Jared Fogle: Living Well
- Harold Ford, Jr.: More Davids than Goliaths
- Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- Leroy Hood: Systems Biology & Medicine
- Arianna Huffington: The Road to 2008
- Gwen Ifill: Evolution in Washington
- Walter Isaacson: Evolution of Mass Communication
- Sebastian Junger: Front Lines of History
- John Kao: Mr. Creativity
- Sheril Kirshenbaum: Unscientific America
- Meave Leakey: Evolution & Fossil Evidence in Africa
- Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
- C. Peter Magrath: Land-Grant @ 150
- James McPherson: Lincoln and the Millennium
- Maria Mossman: Peace Caravan
- Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Emperor of All Maladies
- Gary Paul Nabhan: Renewing America's Food Traditions
- Soledad O'Brien: Diversity & Media
- Byron Pitts: Step Out on Nothing
- Marcus Rediker: The Slave Ship
- Mark Russell: Comedy, Music, Bribery, and Conspiracy
- Laurie Santos: Evolution of Irrationality
- Joshua Wolf Shenk: Lincoln's Melancholy
- Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Gore Vidal: A Conversation
- Sarah Vowell: Assassination Vacation
- Alan Weisman: The World Without Us
- Cornel West: Hip Hop, Law & Culture
- Jerry West: My Life
- The Revolution Will Be Tweeted!
- Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
- Does Race Matter?
- Digital Media and the 2008 Presidential Election
- The American Penny
Harold Ford, Jr.: More Davids than Goliaths
“The walking, living embodiment of where America ought to go in the 21st century.”—President Bill Clinton
February 16, 2012
Harold Ford, Jr. served Tennessee in the United States Congress for ten years. He is now managing director and senior client relationship manager at Morgan Stanley, a news analyst for NBC and MSNBC, and a professor of public policy at the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
During his five terms in the Congress, Ford’s focus was results. He served on both the Financial Services and Budget committees and was an active member of the House Blue Dog coalition, where he worked passionately to balance the budget and promote free enterprise.
Ford’s highly anticipated book, “More Davids Than Goliaths,” became an instant New York Times bestseller. Reflecting on what he’s learned from his extended political family, the slings and arrows of the campaign trail, and those across our nation who inspire him, “More Davids Than Goliaths” explains Ford’s conviction that “at its best, leadership in government can solve, inspire, and heal.”
Along the way, Ford reminds us that in America there are more Davids than Goliaths, more solutions than problems, more that unites us than divides us.
Formerly the chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, Ford is also active with several nonprofits and foundations. He serves as an overseer for the International Rescue Committee and is a member of the Pentagon’s Transformation Advisory Group, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Posse Foundation Board of Directors. He also serves on the boards of the Lincoln Center, America’s Promise, and Weill Cornell Medical College.
Ford is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.A. in American history, and a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.
At the podium, Ford’s charisma and razor-sharp wit takes audiences right to the heart of Washington’s inner sanctum, shedding a light on the complexities of the government. His direct link to the White House, combined with his non-partisan conjecture, provides a bona-fide finger on the pulse of Washington, DC and actionable solutions to the challenges we face as a nation.
He discusses ways to grow America’s economy, strengthen our moral stature and standing in the world, make America safer and stronger through a revolution in clean energy technologies, and modernize our military to better be able to fight the enemies of democracy and tolerance around the world.
Ford’s confidence in American ingenuity to overcome any foe bolsters his belief that America’s best days are in front of us.
Ford lives and works in New York City with his wife.
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