At a time when our nation is portrayed as increasingly polarized, media often ignore viewpoints and stories that are worthy of attention. American Thought Leaders, hosted by The Epoch Times Senior Editor Jan Jekielek, features in-depth discussions with some of America’s most influential thought leaders on pertinent issues facing our nation today.
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Karlyn Borysenko: How to Have Difficult Political Conversations 
In an era of name-calling, intolerance, and ad hominem attacks, what can the average American do to overcome partisan division?
In this episode, we sit down with Karlyn Borysenko. An organizational psychologist and longtime Democrat, she started exploring her political options after witnessing cancel culture in her knitting community and chose to support Trump after Trump signed an executive order tackling critical race theory.
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Gary Bauer, James Carr: China Committing Genocide in Xinjiang; Building Authoritarian Bloc 
“What the Chinese communists are doing is trying to eliminate a whole people,” says Commissioner Gary Bauer of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
The U.S. government, in the last full day of the Trump presidency, determined that the People’s Republic of China, under the control of the Chinese Communist Party, is committing genocide against the Uyghur people.
Heather Higgins: How to Counter Runaway Narratives & Big Tech Censorship 
“If you've lived in Communist China, if you've lived in a repressive society, where only permitted, allowed thoughts are tolerated, then you see this for what it is. Whether the mechanism to get there is the same or different, you see the outcome,” says Heather Higgins.
How did we get here and what would it take to reunify America?
Today, we sit down with Heather Higgins, CEO of Independent Women’s Voice and Chairman of the Independent Women’s Forum.
John Solomon: Capitol Attack Security Failures; What Crossfire Hurricane Declassified Docs Will Show 
In this episode, we sit down with John Solomon, founder of Just the News, to discuss investigations into the January 6 attack on the Capitol as well as soon-to-be-released declassified documents from the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
“Right now, my sources telling me to prepare for a handful, a small number of indictments sometime in the next three months or so,” Solomon says.
What will happen with US Attorney John Durham’s investigation under the incoming Biden administration?
Ellie Cohanim : Trump Admin Legacy in Middle East 
As a result of the Trump administration’s efforts in the Middle East, four nations have signed peace agreements with Israel, including the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Bahrain, and Sudan.
In this episode, we sit down with Ellie Cohanim, the U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor & Combat Anti-Semitism. To forward these efforts, the Moroccan NGO the Mimouna Association has partnered with the US State Department, a move lauded by Morocco’s ambassador to the US, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui.
Benedict Rogers: 83 Global Brands Tied to Forced Labor in China 
In China, we are seeing forced televised confessions, a mass surveillance state, the killing of Falun Gong practitioners for their organs, and what many are calling a genocide of the Uyghur people. 83 global brands, including major U.S. companies, are tied to Uyghur forced labor in China.
Over in Hong Kong, 53 pro-democracy activists, lawmakers, and lawyers were arrested on Jan. 6 under the draconian national security law.
Despite all this, the EU recently announced a major trade deal with China.