Speakers and Moderators

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Stephanie Addenbrooke
Stephanie Addenbrooke

Editor in Chief, Yale Daily News

David Aguilar
David Aguilar

Founder, Aspen Skies Corp.

Enola Aird
Enola Aird

Founder and President, Community Healing Network

Sonita Alizadeh
Sonita Alizadeh

Girls' Rights Activist; Rapper

Mike Allen
Mike Allen

Chief White House Correspondent, POLITICO

Thad Allen
Thad Allen

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Ross Andersen
Ross Andersen

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Kristen Soltis Anderson
Kristen Soltis Anderson

Co-Founder and Partner, Echelon Insights; Author, The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up)

Julia Angwin
Julia Angwin

Senior Reporter, ProPublica; Author, Dragnet Nation

Raney Aronson-Rath
Raney Aronson-Rath

Executive Producer, "FRONTLINE," PBS

Caroline Atkinson
Caroline Atkinson

Head of Global Policy, Google

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Aram al-Doumany
Aram al-Doumany

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Don Baer
Don Baer

Worldwide Chairman and CEO, Burson-Marsteller; Chairman, Penn Schoen Berland; Co-Founder and Chairman, Palisades Media Ventures

Zoë Baird
Zoë Baird

CEO and President, Markle Foundation

Amar Bakshi
Amar Bakshi

Artist and Founder, Shared_Studios

Molly Ball
Molly Ball

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Bryn Banuelos
Bryn Banuelos

Marketing Director, Albertsons Companies; Marketing Director, Safeway

Melody Barnes
Melody Barnes

Co-Founder and Principal, MB2 Solutions; Former Domestic Policy Advisor, Obama White House; Chair, Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute

Matt Barreto
Matt Barreto

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Latino Decisions; Professor of Political Science and Chicano Studies, UCLA

Emily Bazelon
Emily Bazelon

Staff Writer, New York Times Magazine; Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law, Yale Law School

Seth Berkley
Seth Berkley

CEO, GAVI Alliance; Founder, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Eric Berkowitz
Eric Berkowitz

Human Rights Attorney; Author, The Boundaries of Desire: A Century of Good Sex, Bad Laws, and Changing Identities

Reginald Dwayne Betts
Reginald Dwayne Betts

Poet; Author, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison

Mike Bezos
Mike Bezos

Co-Founder and Vice President, Bezos Family Foundation

Monika Bickert
Monika Bickert

Head of Product Policy and Counterterrorism, Facebook

Joseph Biden
Joseph Biden

Vice President, White House

Susan Black
Susan Black

Chief Kaizen Promotion Officer, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Fernanda Bombardi
Fernanda Bombardi

Executive Manager, Institute of Entrepreneurial Citizenship

James Bonini
James Bonini

Vice President, Toyota Production System Support Center, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America (TEMA) (Festival Underwriter)

Cory A. Booker
Cory A. Booker

US Senator, State of New Jersey (D)

Kitty Boone
Kitty Boone

VP, Public Programs, Aspen Institute

Deborah Borda
Deborah Borda

President, CEO, and David C. Bohnett Presidential Chair, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Tucker Bounds
Tucker Bounds

Co-Founder and President, Sidewire

Jennifer Finney Boylan
Jennifer Finney Boylan

Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence, Barnard College of Columbia University; Author, She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Tim Bozik
Tim Bozik

President, Global Product, Pearson (Festival Underwriter)

David G. Bradley
David G. Bradley

Chairman and Owner, Atlantic Media Company

Jennifer Bradley
Jennifer Bradley

Founding Director, Center for Urban Innovation, The Aspen Institute

Stewart Brand
Stewart Brand

Co-Founder, Revive & Restore; President, The Long Now Foundation; Founder and Editor, Whole Earth Catalog

Shirley Brandman
Shirley Brandman

Executive Director, National Commission of Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, The Aspen Institute

Rosalind Brewer
Rosalind Brewer

President and CEO, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart Stores

Stephen Bright
Stephen Bright

President and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights; Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

Steven Brill
Steven Brill

Journalist-Entrepreneur; Author, America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Joshua Brody
Joshua Brody

Director, Lymphoma Immunotherapy Program, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Arthur Brooks
Arthur Brooks

President, American Enterprise Institute

David Brooks
David Brooks

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Campbell Brown
Campbell Brown

Founder and Editor in Chief, The Seventy Four

Ethan Brown
Ethan Brown

Co-Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat

Micae Brown
Micae Brown

Host, “The Urban Business Roundtable,” WVON 1690AM; Host, “The Micae Brown Report”

Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown

Founder and CEO, Impossible Foods; Founder, Lyrical Foods; Co-Founder and Board Member, Public Library of Science

Ron Brownstein
Ron Brownstein

Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, Atlantic Media; Columnist, National Journal

Scott Budnick
Scott Budnick

Founder and President, Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Marcus Bullock
Marcus Bullock

CEO and Founder, Flikshop; CEO, Perspectives Premier Contractors

Steven Burakoff
Steven Burakoff

Director, The Tisch Cancer Institute; Lilian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Cancer Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Nicholas Burns
Nicholas Burns

Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Director, Aspen Strategy Group, The Aspen Institute

Ursula Burns
Ursula Burns

Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation

Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services

Laura Bush
Laura Bush

Former First Lady, United States of America

Dwight Bush, Sr.
Dwight Bush, Sr.

US Ambassador to Morocco

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Paula Caballero
Paula Caballero

Senior Director, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, World Bank

Ross Cagan
Ross Cagan

Professor, Department of Developmental and Regenerative Biology and Director, Center for Personalized Cancer Therapeutics, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Nancy Cantor
Nancy Cantor

Chancellor, Rutgers University

Pamela Cantor
Pamela Cantor

Founder, President, and CEO, Turnaround for Children

Jonathan Capehart
Jonathan Capehart

Writer and Editorial Board Member, The Washington Post

John Carlin
John Carlin

Assistant Attorney General for National Security, US Department of Justice

Stephen L. Carter
Stephen L. Carter

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Yale University School of Law; Author, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Aquil Charlton
Aquil Charlton

Teaching Artist , Urban Gateways; Founder, ALT-City, Chicago Public Schools

Gerald Chertavian
Gerald Chertavian

Founder and CEO, Year Up

Henry Cisneros
Henry Cisneros

Founder and Chairman, CityView

Donté Clark
Donté Clark

Poet; Playwright; Creative Coordinator, RYSE Center

Steve Clemons
Steve Clemons

Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic; Editor in Chief, AtlanticLIVE, National Journal LIVE, and QuartzLIVE

Jay Coen Gilbert
Jay Coen Gilbert

Co-Founder, B Lab/B Corporations

Bonni Cohen
Bonni Cohen

Co-Founder and Filmmaker, Actual Films; Co-Founder, Catapult Film Fund

David Cohen
David Cohen

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Alan Cohn
Alan Cohn

Of Counsel, Steptoe and Johnson LLP; Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company

Daisy Coleman
Daisy Coleman

Co-Founder, SafeBAE; Junior Board Member, PAVE; Student; Subject, Audrie & Daisy

Maureen Conway
Maureen Conway

Vice President for Policy Programs and Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program, The Aspen Institute

Ann Cooper
Ann Cooper

Director of Food Services, Boulder Valley School District; Founder and President, Chef Ann Foundation

Bob Costas
Bob Costas

Sportscaster, NBC Sports (Festival Underwriter)

Tom Cotton
Tom Cotton

US Senator, State of Arkansas (R)

Chris Cox
Chris Cox

Chief Product Officer, Facebook

Maria Cuomo Cole
Maria Cuomo Cole

Filmmaker; Producer, Newtown

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Karen Dahut
Karen Dahut

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

David Daniels
David Daniels

President and Managing Director , North American Services, Higher Education, Pearson (Festival Underwriter)

Mitch Daniels
Mitch Daniels

President, Purdue University; Former Governor (R), State of Indiana

Ronald Daniels
Ronald Daniels

President, Johns Hopkins University

Ken Davis
Ken Davis

President and CEO, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter); Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Fiona Dawson
Fiona Dawson

Global President, Mars Food, Drinks, and Multisales, MARS, Inc.

Sean Decatur
Sean Decatur

President, Kenyon College

Kevin Delaney
Kevin Delaney

Editor in Chief and President, Quartz

Nikhil Deogun
Nikhil Deogun

Editor in Chief and Senior Vice President, CNBC Business News

Sasha Dichter
Sasha Dichter

Chief Innovation Officer, Acumen

John Dickerson
John Dickerson

Political Director, CBS News; Anchor, "Face the Nation"

Michael Dimock
Michael Dimock

President, Pew Research Center

E. J. Dionne, Jr.
E. J. Dionne, Jr.

Columnist, The Washington Post; Professor of Government, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Carla Dirlikov Canales
Carla Dirlikov Canales

Mezzo-Soprano; Founder and CEO, The Canales Project

Colman Domingo
Colman Domingo

Actor; Playwright; Director

Pete Dominick
Pete Dominick

Comedian; Host, "Stand Up! With Pete Dominick," Sirius XM

Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg

Business Reporter and Senior Editor of Live Journalism, The New York Times; Author, Smarter Faster Better

Jeff Dunn
Jeff Dunn

President, Campbell Fresh

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Xavier de Souza Briggs
Xavier de Souza Briggs

Vice President, Economic Opportunity and Markets, Ford Foundation

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