The Capitol Steps

Rudy Giuliani

Chris Matthews

Van Jones

Gloria Steinem

Dan Rather

Colin Powell

Donna Brazile



The Capitol Steps

Robert Gibbs

Janet Napolitano

John Legend

John King

Bill Clinton, 2012 Wonk of the Year

Angela Davis

Dan Savage

Jon Huntsman



The Capitol Steps

Nicholas Kristof

Tim Pawlenty and Bill Richardson

Frank Abagnale

Olympia Snowe

Sandra Fluke

Rachel Maddow

David Axelrod



The Capitol Steps

Ezra Klein, The Washington Post

Paul Tergat, Marathon World Record Holder

Anderson Cooper, CNN Anchor

Jon Favreau, White House Speechwriter

Ron Paul, U.S. Representative and Presidential Candidate

2014 DC Democratic Primary Mayoral Debate

SE Cupp, Journalist and Commentator 

Lilly Ledbetter, Women’s Rights Activist 

Dick Cheney, Former Vice President of the United States

Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senator

Gen. Michael Hayden and Barton Gellman, former NSA and CIA Director; Washington Post journalist 

Keith Ellison, U.S. Representative

First ever TEDxAmericanUniversity “Exploring Our Global Future”



September 8, 2014: David Plouffe and Stephanie Cutter, Obama Political Strategists

October 6, 2014: Jose Antonio Vargas, Journalist, Filmmaker, Undocumented Immigrant

October 18, 2014: Geena Davis, Actress

September 10, 2015: Jessica Williams, Former "Daily Show" Correspondent

January 21, 2015: Mary Cheney, Managing Partner at Yellowstone Associates, daughter of Dick Cheney

February 10, 2015: William Lacy Clay, Congressman

March 2, 2015: Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman and Veteran

March 17, 2015: Martin O'Malley, Former Governor of Maryland



January 13, 2016: Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter activist

February 8, 2016: Sabrina Schaeffer, Journalist, Executive Director Independent Women's Forum

February 16, 2016: Karl Rove, Former Chief of Staff

February 9, 2016: Bill Nye, Science Guy

April 7, 2016: Anita Hill, Attorney, academic, sexual harassment activist



September 8, 2016: Susan Collins, US Senator

September 14, 2016: Hasan Minhaj, American comedian and actor, best known for Daily Show

September 21, 2016: Elizabeth Warren, US Senator

October 6, 2016: Ana Navarro and Patti Solis Doyle, Political Persuasion Experts

February 22, 2017: Arthur Brooks, President of American Enterprise Institute

March 6, 2017: Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent

April 4, 2017: Jake Tapper, Host of The Lead

April 5, 2017: Common, Hip Hop artist

January 31, 2017: Chris Murphy, US Senator

April 24, 2017: Franklin Garcia and Paul Strauss, Representative and US Senator from DC Statehood Movement



September 25, 2017: Malala Yousefzai, Activist for women's education, Nobel Peace Prize recipient

September 12, 2017: Donald McEachin, Congressman

October 21, 2017: Gabrielle Union, Actress and Activist

November 18, 2017: John Lewis, US Representative

December 5, 2017: Heather Booth, Prominent Activist and Organizer

January 23, 2018: Jason Kander, Founder of Let America Vote!

February 28, 2018: Joshua DuBois, Political commentator and religious leader, Obama Alum

March 20, 2018: Yavilah McCoy, African-American and Jewish civil rights activist

April 5, 2018: Carly Fiorina, Former Chairwoman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard and US Presidential Candidate

April 9, 2018: John Ashcroft, Former Attorney General