Pete DominickDominick is a stand-up comic who joined SiriusXM in August 2006 as a host on Raw Dog Comedy. He launched Stand Up! on non-partisan political talk channel SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. in February 2008, and the show quickly became a can’t-miss stop for experts and newsmakers. Dominick also had the sought-after job of opening for Stephen Colbert on “The Colbert Report” for six years, a job left to focus on his SiriusXM radio show.
Comedian John Fugelsang, acclaimed comedian, television host and social media star. He’s appeared at Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Michael Moore’s Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, The Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and the South Beach Comedy Festival in Miami. He appeared on “Politically Incorrect” more than 20 times, Bill Maher called him ‘one of my favorite comedians’.
Dean Obeidallah, who is of Palestinian descent, is a former practicing lawyer turned political comedian/writer and co-director of the comedy documentary, "The Muslims Are Coming!" His live, weekly show will be informative and entertaining, offering the perspective of a community whose voice is typically not heard in mainstream media.
Co-host of Sit Down with Alfred & Chris. Senior Producer for Stand Up with Pete Dominick since 2010. Worked in public radio (the Takeaway), internet radio (EVR), and terrestrial radio (WGAN & WZAN). Jocked at WLZ in Portland, Maine and WMEB in Orono, Maine. Has had bylines in Maxim Magazine, Blender magazine, and Asylum.com. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, and studied journalism at the University of Maine.
Technical Producer for Stand Up with Pete Dominick and former on-air host and production director at heritage alternative rock station WHTG in New Jersey and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Former host of PBS Digital series “Food Buzz” as well as contributing writer to Comedy Central’s Indecision 2008 online “swing state” series.
Mayor Philip Levine
For almost 30 years, Philip Levine has been an integral member of the Miami Beach community. Over the years, Philip has established a number of successful Miami Beach-based businesses, creating hundreds of job opportunities for local and area residents while contributing to the city’s tax-revenue base. Because he believes in making a difference, he’s also an active member of local philanthropic organizations. In November 2013, Philip Levine was elected Mayor of Miami Beach. He received 50.48% of the total vote in a four-person race. In November 2015, with a vast majority of support he was reelected as Mayor of Miami Beach and is currently serving his 2nd term.
John Avlon is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast. A CNN contributor, he won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ award for best online column in 2012.
Jon Steinberg is the founder and CEO of Cheddar. He was named to Ad Age’s 2015 40 under 40. He sits on the board of Bustle and is an advisor to TheSkimm and Taboola. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of DailyMail.com North America. He joined DailyMail.com from BuzzFeed where he was President & Chief Operating Officer, responsible for business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations. In 2012, Steinberg was named one of AdAge’s Media Mavens. Steinberg was previously Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google’s SMB (small medium business) partnerships team. As a high schooler, he was an intern in Walt Disney Imagineering’s research and development group. Steinberg is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He sits on the board of Temple Israel. He lives with his wife, two little kids, and cat on New York’s Upper East Side.
Bill Carter expertly covered the television beat at the New York Times for more than 25 years, is one of the most respected journalists in the media industry and was recently named a CNN contributor. He is also the author of four books, including The Late Shift, a cultural smash that centered on the Letterman-Leno “late night war” to succeed Johnny Carson as host of “The Tonight Show.” The book was later adapted into an Emmy Award-nominated film by HBO.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City.
Karen Hunter, A former sports and news reporter with the New York Daily News for 16 years, Karen served four of those years on the editorial board of The News, where she was a member of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize- and Polk Award-winning teams. She was also the paper’s first African-American female news columnist.
Doron Levin is an author and veteran journalist, having covered Detroit and the global automotive industry for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg and Detroit Free Press. He writes for TheStreet.com and other publications. He was graduated from Cornell University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
In his academic career, Bob Mann is Professor and Chair of Communication Arts and President of the Faculty Council at Caldwell University. He joined the faculty, fulltime, in 1988 and created the Communication Arts major in 1995.
Mike Mastanduno is an expert in international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, and the politics of the global economy. His work examines U.S. economic and security strategy in the post-Cold War world, and the implications of the rise of China for the world economy and the stability of the international system. He has published numerous articles in leading international relations journals, co-edited seven books, and is the author of Introduction to International Relations and Economic Containment: Cocom and the Politics of East-West Trade. Mastanduno is a recipient of Dartmouth’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Scholarly Achievement. He lectures widely in policy and scholarly settings in Asia and Europe. He joined Dartmouth’s faculty in 1987 and has been dean of the faculty since 2010.
Perri Peltz is a documentary filmmaker and public health advocate. Her films include Remembering the Artist Robert DeNiro Sr., The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, and The Knights of the South Bronx. Her latest piece, A Conversation about Growing Up Black, is featured as a New York Times op-doc. She is a member of the Conversation Collective, a group of documentary filmmakers focusing on race relations. Peltz previously worked as a broadcast journalist at NBC, ABC, and CNN.
Bob Roth is one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in America. Over the past 40 years, Bob has taught Transcendental Meditation to many thousands of people and authored an authoritative book on the subject, fittingly entitled, Transcendental Meditation, which has been translated into 20 languages. Bob currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c) (3) charity which has brought meditation to over 500,000 inner-city youth in underserved schools in 35 countries, to veterans and their families who suffer from post-traumatic stress, and women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Bob also directs the Center for Leadership Performance, another nonprofit, which is bringing meditation to Fortune 100 companies, government organizations, and non-profit charities. Bob is the host of the Sirius XM radio show, “Success Without Stress” and has spoken about meditation to industry leaders at such gatherings as Google Zeitgeist, Aspen Ideas Festival, Wisdom2.0, and Summit.