CNBC's "Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Leadership" will premiere on Wednesday, September 15th at 8pm ET.

At this pivotal time in history, nothing is more crucial to ensuring our country’s success than excellent leadership. At stake are issues of great magnitude including financial regulation, health care reform, rising unemployment, and changes to our tax and energy policies. The challenge ahead of us: How can we produce strategic, thoughtful, and brilliant leaders who will guide us in the 21st century? And can we as a nation unite and overcome myriad challenges to preserve our status as a great global power? In a CNBC Special, "Meeting Of The Minds: The Future of Leadership," hosted by Maria Bartiromo from the United States Military Academy at West Point, America’s greatest leaders gather to discuss our nation’s future.

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