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An eclectic mix of luminaries descends from the starry heights of celebrity to engage with people from across the social spectrum via the Hudson Union Society’s lineup of speaking events, film premieres, and A-list celebrity mixers. Parked at the intersection of the capitol beltway and Hollywood’s red-carpet highways, the Society invites trailblazers from the fields of entertainment, government, business, and science to share their perspectives in an intimate setting, encouraging a style of discourse rarely found in America since Benjamin Franklin invented cable news. A nonpartisan approach and a reputation for fostering independent viewpoints allows the Society to be picky in its process of selecting upcoming guests and speakers, some of whom currently include actors Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, former governor Howard Dean, and journalist Tom Brokaw.
A one-year membership permits exclusive access to a bevy of free and reduced-rate speaker events, mixers, and galas at select locations across Manhattan, such as the Russian Tea Room. Other notable events include live musical performances and parliamentary-style debates, without the frequent wig-powdering breaks that stymie most parliamentary bodies. A free yearlong subscription to Forbes magazine will help members augment the events’ fat-free smorgasbord of knowledge with a regular stream of international business news.
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It's hard to think of what Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly have in common. Or Al Gore and Jenny McCarthy. Throw in Jessica Alba, James Franco, Conan O'Brien, and Colin Powel, and it seems like the list of similarities comes down to their number of limbs. But all of these political and entertainment luminaries have offered their own insights to the public through Hudson Union Society's long-running lecture series. Modeled on the Oxford Union debate society, the Hudson Union Society claims no political or sociological bias and gives equal time to leaders from across the spectrum.