Spotlight Health Speakers and Moderators

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Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist; Artistic Director and Founder, Silk Road Project; Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence, The Aspen Institute

Edward Mabaya
Edward Mabaya

Associate Director, Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

Director, Center for Families and Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University; Associate Dean, College of Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue University

Larissa MacFarquhar
Larissa MacFarquhar

Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Roderick MacFarquhar
Roderick MacFarquhar
Paulo Machado
Paulo Machado

Chef; Founder, Instituto Paulo Machado

Poonacha Machaiah
Poonacha Machaiah

Co-Founder, JIYO

Tod Machover
Tod Machover

Composer; Inventor; Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music, The Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rebecca MacKinnon
Rebecca MacKinnon

Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America

Yvonne MacPherson
Yvonne MacPherson

USA Director, BBC Media Action

Kathy Madden
Kathy Madden
Alexis Madrigal
Alexis Madrigal

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Vivian Maduekeh
Vivian Maduekeh

Founder and Managing Principal, Food Health Systems Advisory Africa

Ricardo Maduro
Ricardo Maduro
John Maeda
John Maeda

Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Mary Kay Magistad
Mary Kay Magistad

Creator and Host, "Whose Century Is It?" Podcast

Jennifer Maguire
Jennifer Maguire
Mukhtaran Mai
Mukhtaran Mai
Jim Mainard
Jim Mainard
Mondli Makhanya
Mondli Makhanya
Della Makower
Della Makower

Medical Oncologist, Montefiore Medical Center and White Plains Hospital

Linda Malkas
Linda Malkas

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Deputy Director of Basic Research, and Co-Founder, Molecular Oncology Program, City of Hope (Festival Underwriter)

Matt Malone
Matt Malone

Editor, America: The National Catholic Review

David Malpass
David Malpass
Suzanne Malveaux
Suzanne Malveaux

Anchor, CNN

Geoff Manaugh
Geoff Manaugh

Co-Director, Studio-X NYC, Adjunct Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Joe Manchin
Joe Manchin

US Senator, West Virginia (D)

David Mandelkern
David Mandelkern
Jason Mangone
Jason Mangone

Director, The Franklin Project, The Aspen Institute

Irshad Manji
Irshad Manji
Farhad Manjoo
Farhad Manjoo

Columnist, State of the Art, Business Day, The New York Times

Carl Manlan
Carl Manlan

COO, Ecobank Foundation

Charles C. Mann
Charles C. Mann

Correspondent, The Atlantic; Correspondent, Wired

James Manyika
James Manyika

Chairman, McKinsey Global Institute; Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company (Festival Underwriter)

John Manzoni
John Manzoni
Melvin Mar
Melvin Mar

Producer; Executive Producer, "Fresh Off the Boat"

Rose Marcario
Rose Marcario

President and CEO, Patagonia and Patagonia Works

Sheila Marcelo
Sheila Marcelo

Founder, CEO, and Chair, Care.com (Festival Underwriter)

Jo Marchant
Jo Marchant

Journalist; Author, Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

Gary Marcus
Gary Marcus

Director, Center for Language and Music, Department of Psychology, New York University; Editor, The Future of the Brain

Greil Marcus
Greil Marcus

Author; Music Journalist; American Studies Teacher, University of California, Berkeley

Ruth Marcus
Ruth Marcus

Columnist, The Washington Post

Elaine Mardis
Elaine Mardis

Co-Executive Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Ohio State University

Jim Marggraff
Jim Marggraff
Sara Margulis
Sara Margulis

Co-Founder and CEO, Honeyfund.com and Plumfund.com

Steven Mariotti
Steven Mariotti
Gloria Mark
Gloria Mark

Professor, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine

John Markoff
John Markoff

Science Writer, The New York Times

Lilly Marks
Lilly Marks

Vice President, Health Affairs, University of Colorado (Festival Underwriter)

Peter Marks
Peter Marks

Staff Writer and Theater Critic, The Washington Post

Karl Marlantes
Karl Marlantes

Author, Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Michael Marmot
Michael Marmot

Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London

Jenniffer Maroa
Jenniffer Maroa

Program Manager, African Academy of Sciences; HIV-1 Researcher

Morgan Marquis-Boire
Morgan Marquis-Boire

Director of Security, First Look; Senior Researcher, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto

Greg Marra
Greg Marra

Director of Product Management, News Feed Team, Facebook (Festival Underwriter)

Jeff Marrazzo
Jeff Marrazzo

CEO, Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis

Musician, Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Courtney Marsh
Courtney Marsh

Filmmaker; Director, Chau, Beyond the Lines

Courtney E. Martin
Courtney E. Martin

Speaker; Columnist, On Being; Co-Founder, Solutions Journalism Network; Author, The New Better Off

Glenn Martin
Glenn Martin

President and Founder, JustLeadershipUSA

Jonathan Martin
Jonathan Martin

Senior Political Writer, Politico

Michel Martin
Michel Martin

Host, NPR's "Tell Me More"

Patrice Martin
Patrice Martin

Co-Lead and Creative Director , IDEO

Roger Martin
Roger Martin

Premier’s Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness, Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Kristine Martin Anderson
Kristine Martin Anderson

Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Mel Martinez
Mel Martinez
Shannon Martinez
Shannon Martinez

Program Manager, Free Radicals Project; Regional Coordinator, Against Violence and Extremism Network

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Youth Director, Earth Guardians; Environmental Acitivist

Kati Marton
Kati Marton

Journalist; Author, True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Anthony W. Marx
Anthony W. Marx

President, New York Public Library

Mimi Marziani
Mimi Marziani

President, Texas Civil Rights Project

Karol V. Mason
Karol V. Mason

President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Vanessa Mason
Vanessa Mason

Co-Founder and Managing Director, P2Health Ventures; Founder and CEO, Riveted Partners

Tarek Masoud
Tarek Masoud

Associate Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Richard Massey
Richard Massey

Astronomer, Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Bob Massie
Bob Massie
Elisa Massimino
Elisa Massimino
Neil Masterson
Neil Masterson

Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, Thomson Reuters

Olivia Mastry
Olivia Mastry

Founding Partner, The Collective Action Lab

Milenko Matanovic
Milenko Matanovic

Artist; Founder, The Pomegranate Center

Kedar Mate
Kedar Mate

Chief Innovation and Education Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Jason Matheny
Jason Matheny

Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Johnny Matheny
Johnny Matheny

Pioneer, Advanced Arm Prosthetics

David Mathews
David Mathews

President and CEO, Kettering Foundation; Former Secretary, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

Sommer Mathis
Sommer Mathis

Editor, The Atlantic Cities

Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews

Host, "Hardball," MSNBC

Christine Matthews
Christine Matthews

President, Bellwether Research & Consulting; Co-Founder, Burning Glass Consulting

Ingrid Mattson
Ingrid Mattson

London and Windsor Community Chair of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Theology, Huron University College

Surya Mattu
Surya Mattu

Artist; Data Reporter, Special Projects, Gizmodo Media Group

Zach Maurin
Zach Maurin

Executive Director, Service Year Alliance

Nergis Mavalvala
Nergis Mavalvala

Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics and Associate Department Head, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Staff Scientist, LIGO Laboratory

Jack Mayer
Jack Mayer
Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer

Vice President of Location and Local Services, Google, Inc.

William E. Mayer
William E. Mayer

Founder and Partner, Park Avenue Equity Partners; Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute

Michele Mayes
Michele Mayes

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Allstate Corporation

Mary Mazzio
Mary Mazzio

President, 50 Eggs Films; Director, Underwater Dreams

Dan McAdams
Dan McAdams

Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Director, Foley Center for the Study of Lives, Northwestern University

Andrew McAfee
Andrew McAfee

Co-Founder and Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

Megan McArdle
Megan McArdle
Lucia McBath
Lucia McBath

National Spokeswoman and Faith and Outreach Community Organizer, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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