Speakers and Moderators

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Kevin Esvelt
Kevin Esvelt

Assistant Professor and Director, Sculpting Evolution Group, MIT Media Lab

Aimée Eubanks Davis
Aimée Eubanks Davis

Founder and CEO, Braven

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James Fallows
James Fallows

National Correspondent, The Atlantic

Tom Fanning
Tom Fanning

Chairman, President, and CEO, Southern Company (Festival Underwriter)

Nita Farahany
Nita Farahany

Professor of Law and Philosophy and Director, Duke Science & Society, Duke University

Peter Feaver
Peter Feaver

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Duke University; Director, Triangle Institute for Security Studies

Julie Fedorchak
Julie Fedorchak

Commissioner, North Dakota Public Service Commission

Matthew Feinberg
Matthew Feinberg

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Noah Feldman
Noah Feldman

Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

John Fernald
John Fernald

Senior Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Anne Finucane
Anne Finucane

Vice Chairman, Bank of America (Festival Underwriter)

Charlie Firestone
Charlie Firestone

Executive Director, Communications and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Alastair Fitzpayne
Alastair Fitzpayne

Executive Director, Future of Work Initiative Program, The Aspen Institute

Caitlin Flanagan
Caitlin Flanagan

Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Author, Girl Land

John Foley
John Foley

Co-Founder and CEO, Peloton

Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Chair, E. L. Rothschild; Founder and CEO, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism

Rana Foroohar
Rana Foroohar

Global Business Columnist, Associate Editor, Financial Times

Jon Fortt
Jon Fortt

Co-Anchor, "Squawk Alley", CNBC

Travon Free
Travon Free

Comedian; Actor; Writer, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," TBS

Conor Friedersdorf
Conor Friedersdorf

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman

Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times; Author, Thank You for Being Late

Valentin Fuster
Valentin Fuster

Director, Mount Sinai Heart; Physician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

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Nicola Galombik
Nicola Galombik

Executive Director, Yellowwoods Holdings

Jeanne Gang
Jeanne Gang

Founding Principal, Studio Gang Architects

Ruth Gates
Ruth Gates

Director and Research Professor, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor and Director, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Heather Gerken
Heather Gerken

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Elliot Gerson
Elliot Gerson

Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners, The Aspen Institute

Michael Gerson
Michael Gerson

Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post

Julian Gewirtz
Julian Gewirtz

Doctoral Candidate, Modern Chinese History, Oxford University; Author, Unlikely Partners

Nancy Gibbs
Nancy Gibbs

Editorial Director, Time Inc. News Group; Editor in Chief, TIME

Jacquelyn Gill
Jacquelyn Gill

Assistant Professor of Paleoecology, Climate Change Institute and School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine

Ben Gilmer
Ben Gilmer

President, Refresh Appalachia

Jeffrey Goldberg
Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Allan Golston
Allan Golston

President, United States Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Austan Goolsbee
Austan Goolsbee

Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors, Obama White House

Deepak Gopinath
Deepak Gopinath

Drummer, Shimon Robot and Friends

Annette Gordon-Reed
Annette Gordon-Reed

Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School; Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Garrett Graff
Garrett Graff

Executive Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Program, The Aspen Institute

David A. Graham
David A. Graham

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Adam Grant
Adam Grant

Class of 1965 Wharton Professor of Management, Psychology Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Author, Option B

Brian Grazer
Brian Grazer

Producer; Writer; Founder and Chairman, Imagine Entertainment

Hank (Henry) Greely
Hank (Henry) Greely

Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford University; Author, The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

Emma Green
Emma Green

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Yasmin Green
Yasmin Green

Director of Research and Development, Jigsaw, Alphabet

Jonathan Greenblatt
Jonathan Greenblatt

CEO and National Director, Anti-Defamation League

Joshua Greene
Joshua Greene

Professor of Psychology and Faculty Member, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

Michael Greenstone
Michael Greenstone

Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School, University of Chicago; Director, Energy Policy Institute, University of Chicago

Hal Gregersen
Hal Gregersen

Executive Director, MIT Leadership Center; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

Michael Gregoire
Michael Gregoire

CEO, CA Technologies (Festival Underwriter)

Sebastian Gunningham
Sebastian Gunningham

Senior Vice President, Amazon Marketplace

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Richard Haass
Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

John Hall
John Hall

Associate Vice President and Texas State Director for Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

Ted Halstead
Ted Halstead

Founder, President, and CEO, Climate Leadership Council

Adam Hamilton
Adam Hamilton

Founding Pastor, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

KC Hardin
KC Hardin

Co-Founder and CEO, Conservatorio

Jane Harman
Jane Harman

Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Elizabeth Hausler
Elizabeth Hausler

Founder and CEO, Build Change

James Heckman
James Heckman

Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Founding Director, Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago

J. Bryan Hehir
J. Bryan Hehir

Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard Kennedy School; Secretary for Social Services and President, Catholic Charities, Boston Archdiocese

Molly Hemstreet
Molly Hemstreet

Founder and General Manager, Opportunity Threads; Co-Founder, The Industrial Commons

John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper

Governor, State of Colorado (D)

Zack Hicks
Zack Hicks

CEO and President, Toyota Connected; Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Toyota Motor North America (Festival Underwriter)

Alice Hill
Alice Hill

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Resilience

Maria Hinojosa
Maria Hinojosa

President and CEO, Futuro Media Group; Anchor and Executive Producer, "Latino USA," NPR and "America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa," PBS

Mary Anne Hitt
Mary Anne Hitt

Director, Beyond Coal, Sierra Club

Mark Hoffman
Mark Hoffman

Chairman, CNBC

Max Holmes
Max Holmes

Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center

Miriam Horn
Miriam Horn

Writer/Filmmaker, Environmental Defense Fund; Author, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Dolores Huerta
Dolores Huerta

Social Justice Activist; President, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Gisele Huff
Gisele Huff

Executive Director, Jacquelin Hume Foundation

Sarah Hunter
Sarah Hunter

Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Alphabet

Will Hurd
Will Hurd

U.S. Representative, 23rd Congressional District, Texas

Stan Hwang
Stan Hwang

Associate, Neurodiversity Program, EY (Festival Underwriter)

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Nicolás Ibargüen
Nicolás Ibargüen

Environmental Correspondent and Director, Environment Desk, Univision and Fusion

Qutaiba Idlbi
Qutaiba Idlbi

Senior Consultant, Pechter Polls; Researcher, Global Policy Institute

Jeff Immelt
Jeff Immelt

Chairman and CEO, GE

Leticia Ingram
Leticia Ingram

Teacher and Coordinator, English Language Development (ELD) Program, Basalt (CO) High School; 2015 Colorado Teacher of the Year; Member, National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Michael Inserra
Michael Inserra

Senior Vice Chair and Deputy Managing Partner, EY Americas (Festival Underwriter)

Julia Ioffe
Julia Ioffe

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Graham Irwin
Graham Irwin

President and CEO, Irwin Seating Company

Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

David Isay
David Isay

Founder and President, StoryCorps

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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Playwright; Residency Five Playwright, Signature Theatre; Teacher and Artist in Residence, Hunter College

Kate James
Kate James

Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson (Festival Underwriter)

Joshua Johnson
Joshua Johnson

Host, "1A," WAMU and NPR

Peggy Johnson
Peggy Johnson

Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Clarence B. Jones
Clarence B. Jones

Scholar Writer in Residence, Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University; Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco

Colin Jost
Colin Jost

Screenwriter and Co-Anchor, "Weekend Update," "Saturday Night Live," NBC

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Neal Katyal
Neal Katyal

Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown Law; Partner, Hogan Lovells

Anne Kelly
Anne Kelly

Senior Director, Policy, Ceres; Director, Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP)

Paula Kerger
Paula Kerger

President and CEO, PBS (Festival Underwriter)

Khizr Khan
Khizr Khan

Constitutional Rights Advocate; Attorney, KM Khan Law Office

Zia Khan
Zia Khan

Vice President, Initiatives and Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Olga Khazan
Olga Khazan

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Rik Kirkland
Rik Kirkland

Partner, Global Publishing, McKinsey & Company (Festival Underwriter)

Ron Klain
Ron Klain

General Counsel, Revolution

Justin Knopf
Justin Knopf

Farmer, Knopf Farms

Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons

Artist

Alexey Kovalev
Alexey Kovalev

Journalist; Founder, The Noodle Remover

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