's Trust
"Bringing America Together"

Dotti Mavromatis
Executive Director
America's Trust is a non-profit, non-partisan research and public policy organization that aims to bridge partisan and other divisions in order to facilitate the process of responsibly addressing the challenges facing the United States. To accomplish this long-term goal, America’s Trust seeks to bring experts, leaders and policy makers together across party lines to encourage honest dialogue on important issues facing America, and to provide them and the public with new ideas and research to stimulate innovative problem-solving. For more info, click here 

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Past Events

Luncheon with Richard Engel, NBC Middle East Correspondent and Beirut Bureau Chief

Richard Engel is the longest serving broadcaster in Iraq and the only American television reporter to cover the country continuously before, during, and after the 2003 U.S. invasion. Fluent in Arabic, he has had unrivaled access to U.S. military commanders, Sunni insurgents, Shiite militias, Iraqi families, and even President George W. Bush, who called him to the White House for a private briefing. War Journal is the story of the transformation of a young journalist who moved to the Middle East with $2000 and a belief that the region would be “the story” of his generation into a seasoned reporter who has at times believed that he would die covering the war. It is about American soldiers, ordinary Iraqis, and especially a few brave individuals on his team who continually risk their lives to make his own daring reporting possible.

Luncheon with Governor Phil Bredesen (TN) and Governor Jim Douglas (VT)

Gov. Phil Bredesen (TN)

Gov. Jim Douglas (VT)
Special guests Governor Phil Bredesen (TN) and Governor Jim Douglas (VT) Governors Bredesen and Douglas will be on Capitol Hill to share their views on Health Information Technologies and State Health Reform. The Governors currently serve as Co-Chairs for the State Alliance for e-health.

Luncheon with Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss has been called "the nation's leading Presidential historian" by Newsweek. He has written eight books on American Presidents and is NBC News Presidential Historian, as well as contributor to PBS's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two sons. (Simon & Schuster)

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Breakfast with European Union Vice President Margot Wallström

Margot Wallström was appointed as Member of the European Commission, under President Romano Prodi, and given responsibility for EU environmental policy in 1999. Prior to that she was elected as a
Member of the Swedish Parliament where she served for six years. Her ministerial career began in 1988 when she was appointed as Minister of Civil Affairs – Consumer Affairs, Women and Youth (1988-1991). She later served as Minister of Culture (1994-1996) and Social Affairs (1996-1998). You can read her blog here.

Breakfast with the Concord Coalition "Fiscal Wake Up Tour" with guests Comptroller General David Walker and Honorable Charlie Stenholm as part of the Concord Coalition's "Fiscal Wake Up Tour"

The Concord Coalition is a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots
organization advocating fiscal responsibility while ensuring Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are secure for all generations. The Concord Coalition has organized the "Fiscal Wake Up Tour" to focus attention on our nation's daunting
long- term fiscal challenges. Special guests for the breakfast include Comptroller General David Walker, (bio) former Congressman Charlie Stenholm (bio). and Robert Bixby( bio), Executive Director of the Concord Coalition. The tour has been to over 20 cities nationwide.

Read more about the Fiscal Wake up tour here


Book Signing and luncheon with Author Janis Cooke Newman

Author Janis Cooke Newman (bio) will join us to discuss her most recent book, "Mary," described as "An engrossing novel about Mary Todd Lincoln – one of history’s most misunderstood and enigmatic women."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer described the book as, " An old-fashioned pleasure to read...enliven[ed] with a verve that might have pleased, as well as appalled, Mary herself."

Book Signing and luncheon with Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein authors of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track"

Authors and scholars, Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein (Bios), will join us to discuss their most recent book, "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track." The Washington Post recently called them, "Two of the most knowledgeable congressional scholars." Read and excerpt from the NY Times book review below
"...The Broken Branch ...reveals their relationship with the national legislature to be much more profound than mere observation. Frankly, it's love. And they are deeply distressed by Congress's current low esteem. Urging reform at every opportunity, they seem like the loyal spouse of an alcoholic or drug addict, desperately pushing their beloved into rehab."
--The New York Times Book Review

Reception at the Residence of EU Ambassador John Bruton

European Union Ambassador John Bruton (bio) will join us for a discussion on "The European Union Today and Tomorrow." John Bruton is a former Irish Prime Minister and was a leading member of the caucus that drafted the first European Constitution. Bruton

“The Current Political Climate”
Charlie Cook, The Cook Report

Charlie Cook (bio) is Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, and political analyst for the National Journal Group, where he writes weekly for National Journal magazine and CongressDailyAM. Cook will make a presentation on the current political climate leading into the heart of 2006 election season.

David Walker, Comptroller General, GAO
Heritage Foundation
Brooking's Institute

The "Fiscal Wake Up Tour is being organized by The Concord Coalition. The Concord Coalition describes, "the purpose of this new issue-oriented grassroots project is to draw attention to the simple fact that, according to analysts of diverse political views, current fiscal policy is unsustainable and hard choices must be made to set things right." Comptroller General of the GAO, David Walker (bio) will be joined by representatives of the Heritage Foundation, and the Brooking's Institute

"Today's Energy Crisis: Time To Rethink The Nuclear Option?"
Lunch and Discussion with DR. PATRICK MOORE
Co-Founder of Clean & Safe Energy

Patrick Moore, Ph.D. “The Sensible Environmentalist”

Dr. Patrick Moore (Bio)has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. He has since founded a group Clean & Safe Energy.
He will lead a discussion including a question and answer period.

The EU Today and Tomorrow
EU Ambassador John Bruton

European Union Ambassador John Bruton (bio) will join us for a discussion on "The European Union Today and Tomorrow." John Bruton is a former Irish Prime Minister and was a leading member of the caucus that drafted the first European Constitution. Bruton