Spotlight Health Speakers and Moderators

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Sandra Aamodt
Sandra Aamodt

Neuroscientist; Author, Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss

Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar
Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar

Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Polyphony Foundation

Zein Abdalla
Zein Abdalla

President, PepsiCo

Mohamed Abdel-Kader
Mohamed Abdel-Kader

Executive Director, Stevens Initiative, The Aspen Institute

Garba Abdul
Garba Abdul

Director, Vaccines and Government Relations, Clinton Health Access Initiative Nigeria

Feisal Abdul Rauf
Feisal Abdul Rauf

Founder and Chairman, Cordoba Initiative

Saad Abdul-Latif
Saad Abdul-Latif

CEO, PepsiCo Asia, Middle East, and Africa

Ismahan Abdullahi
Ismahan Abdullahi

Director of Movement and Campaign Strategies, Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA)

Jeffrey Abelson
Jeffrey Abelson
Mike Abramowitz
Mike Abramowitz

Director of the Committee on Conscience, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Donald Abrams
Donald Abrams

Chief of Hematology–Oncology, San Francisco General Hospital; Professor, Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Joel Achenbach
Joel Achenbach

Staff Writer, The Washington Post; Author, A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea

Hugh Acheson
Hugh Acheson

Chef and Partner, Five & Ten; Author, A New Turn in the South

Jennifer Ackerman
Jennifer Ackerman

Science and Nature Writer; Author, The Genius of Birds

Beverly Adams
Beverly Adams
Jerome Adams
Jerome Adams

US Surgeon General, US Department of Health and Human Services

Kiku Adatto
Kiku Adatto
Stephanie Addenbrooke
Stephanie Addenbrooke

Editor in Chief, Yale Daily News

Carol Adelman
Carol Adelman

President, Movers and Shakespeares

Ken Adelman
Ken Adelman

Vice President, Movers and Shakespeares; Former US Ambassador to the United Nations

Kenneth Adelman
Kenneth Adelman

Vice President, Movers and Shakespeares

Stephen J. Adler
Stephen J. Adler

Editor-in-Chief, Reuters News

Christina Agapakis
Christina Agapakis

Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

Anant Agarwal
Anant Agarwal

President, edX

Sam Agbo
Sam Agbo

Chief of Health and Child Survival and Development, UNICEF Angola

Ellen Agler
Ellen Agler

CEO, END Fund

Priya Agrawal
Priya Agrawal

Senior Advisor, Patients for Patient Safety, World Health Organization

Blaise Agüera y Arcas
Blaise Agüera y Arcas

Architect of Bing Mobile and Mapping, Microsoft

David Aguilar
David Aguilar

Founder, Aspen Skies Corp.

Pamela A. Aguilar
Pamela A. Aguilar
Ernesto Aguilera
Ernesto Aguilera
David Agus
David Agus

Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California; Co-Founder, Navigenics; Author, The End of Illness

Liaquat Ahamed
Liaquat Ahamed

Investment Manager; Author, Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Chris Ahearn
Chris Ahearn
Gary Ahlquist
Gary Ahlquist
Maria Aiolova
Maria Aiolova

Co-Founder, Terreform ONE

Lisa Airan
Lisa Airan
Enola Aird
Enola Aird

Founder and President, Community Healing Network

Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar
Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar
Toyin Ajayi
Toyin Ajayi

Co-Founder and Chief Health Officer, Cityblock Health

Waqar Ajmal
Waqar Ajmal

Senior Program Officer, Polio Team, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Noura Al Kaabi
Noura Al Kaabi

CEO, twofour54

Faisal Al Mutar
Faisal Al Mutar

Human Rights Activist; Founder and Chairman, Ideas Beyond Borders

Yousef Al Otaiba
Yousef Al Otaiba
Ehab Al Shihabi
Ehab Al Shihabi

Interim CEO, Al Jazeera America; Executive Director for International Operations, Al Jazeera

Nadia Al-Sakkaf
Nadia Al-Sakkaf

Editor-in-Chief, Yemen Times Establishment

Jordan Alam
Jordan Alam

Writer, Founder and Editor, Project As[I]Am

Jim Albaugh
Jim Albaugh
Ellen Alberding
Ellen Alberding

President, Joyce Foundation

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

Executive Director, WITNESS

Marilyn Albert, MD
Marilyn Albert, MD
Madeleine K. Albright
Madeleine K. Albright
Madeleine K. Albright
Madeleine K. Albright

Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former US Secretary of State; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Charles Alcock
Charles Alcock

Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Hala Aldosari
Hala Aldosari

Robert G. James Scholar Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

T. Alexander Aleinikoff
T. Alexander Aleinikoff
Elizabeth Alexander
Elizabeth Alexander

Poet; Director of Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation; Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

Keith Alexander
Keith Alexander

Former Director, National Security Agency; Chief, Central Security Service

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Wajahat Ali
Wajahat Ali

Op-Ed Contributor, New York Times; Writer

Bisi Alimi
Bisi Alimi

Executive Director, Bisi Alimi Foundation

Sonita Alizadeh
Sonita Alizadeh

Girls' Rights Activist; Rapper

Anita Allen
Anita Allen

Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, and Vice Provost for Faculty, University of Pennsylvania

Danielle Allen
Danielle Allen

James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

John Allen
John Allen

Special Presidential Envoy, Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, U.S. Department of State; Senior Advisor, Middle East Security, Department of Defense; Retired General, United States Marine Corps

Mike Allen
Mike Allen

Co-Founder & Executive Editor, Axios

Mike Allen
Mike Allen

Chief White House Correspondent, POLITICO

Thad Allen
Thad Allen

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Graham Allison
Graham Allison
Jay Allison
Jay Allison

Independent Journalist; Radio Producer

Michael W. Allman
Michael W. Allman

President and CEO, Southern California Gas Company

Laura Alonso
Laura Alonso

National Representative, Argentina

Dmitri Alperovitch
Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CrowdStrike

David Alpert
David Alpert

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Greater Greater Washington

Hilton Als
Hilton Als

Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Shada Alsalamah
Shada Alsalamah

Visiting Scholar, MIT Media Lab; Assistant Professor of Information Systems Security, College of Computer and Information Science, King Saud University

Nicole Alston
Nicole Alston

Vice President of Legal, Google

Chris Altchek
Chris Altchek

Co-Founder and CEO, Mic (formerly PolicyMic)

Jonathan Alter
Jonathan Alter

Columnist, Daily Beast; Correspondent, NBC

Vicki Amalfitano
Vicki Amalfitano

Vice President, Marketing and Planning, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Festival Underwriter)

Emilio Amigo
Emilio Amigo

Clinical Psychologist; Director, Amigo Family Counseling

John Amos
John Amos

Geologist; Founder and President, SkyTruth

Kurt Andersen
Kurt Andersen

Writer; Host and Co-Creator, "Studio 360," PRI and WNYC

Ross Andersen
Ross Andersen

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson

Curator, TED

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)

Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson

Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting

Jack Andraka
Jack Andraka

National Geographic Emerging Explorer; Student, Stanford University

Amale Andraos
Amale Andraos
Nancy Andreasen
Nancy Andreasen

Neuroscientist; Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and Director, Iowa Neuroimaging Consortium, University of Iowa

Tim Andrews
Tim Andrews

Vice President, Health Team, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Sonia Angell
Sonia Angell

Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Julia Angwin
Julia Angwin

Senior Reporter, ProPublica

Ify Aniebo
Ify Aniebo

PhD candidate, Clinical Medicine and Infectious Tropic Diseases, Oxford University

Marco Annunziata
Marco Annunziata

Chief Economist and Executive Director, Global Market Insights, General Electric Co.

Anousheh Ansari
Anousheh Ansari

Co-Founder and Chairwoman, Prodea Systems; Astronaut

Abdullah Antepli
Abdullah Antepli

Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs, Duke University

Michael Anti
Michael Anti

Journalist, Columnist, and Political Blogger, Caixin Media

Paola Antonelli
Paola Antonelli

Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Aram al-Doumany
Aram al-Doumany

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