Speakers and Moderators

We're proud to announce the 2017 lineup for Aspen Ideas and Spotlight Health. Check back often as presenters are added weekly. Stay in the know by subscribing to our Festival Updates newsletter and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Feisal Abdul Rauf
Feisal Abdul Rauf

Founder and Chairman, Cordoba Initiative

Carol Adelman
Carol Adelman

President, Movers and Shakespeares

Kenneth Adelman
Kenneth Adelman

Vice President, Movers and Shakespeares

Stephen J. Adler
Stephen J. Adler

Editor-in-Chief, Reuters News

Priya Agrawal
Priya Agrawal

Senior Advisor, Patients for Patient Safety, World Health Organization

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

Mike Allen
Mike Allen

Chief White House Correspondent, POLITICO

Michael W. Allman
Michael W. Allman

President and CEO, Southern California Gas Company

Paola Antonelli
Paola Antonelli

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

Michael Arad
Michael Arad

Partner, Handel Architects; Architect, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong

Founder and Chairman, LIVESTRONG

Mara G. Aspinall
Mara G. Aspinall

Founder, Director, and Former CEO, On-Q-Ity

David Axelrod
David Axelrod

Senior Campaign Strategist and Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

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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

Sheila C. Bair
Sheila C. Bair

Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Keith Banks
Keith Banks

President, U.S. Trust, Private Wealth Management, Bank of America (Festival Underwriter)

Haley Barbour
Haley Barbour

Governor of Mississippi

Rye Barcott
Rye Barcott

Author, It Happened on the Way to War; Co-Founder, Carolina for Kibera

Richard Barth
Richard Barth

President and CEO, KIPP Foundation

Maria Bartiromo
Maria Bartiromo

Anchor and Global Markets Editor, Fox Business Network

Jamie Bechtel
Jamie Bechtel

Founder, President, and CEO, New Course

Gina Belafonte
Gina Belafonte

Producer, Sing Your Song

Eythor Bender
Eythor Bender

CEO, Berkeley Bionics

James Bennet
James Bennet

Co-President and Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Jared Bernstein
Jared Bernstein

Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Kent Berridge
Kent Berridge

James Olds Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Richard Besser
Richard Besser

President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Festival Underwriter); Former Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News

Eddie Bocanegra
Eddie Bocanegra

Violence Interrupter, The Interrupters

Derek Bok
Derek Bok

300th Anniversary University Research Professor, University President Emeritus, Harvard University; Chair, The Spencer Foundation

Sissela Bok
Sissela Bok

Senior Visiting Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Andrea Booher
Andrea Booher

Photojournalist, Documentary Producer

Cory Booker
Cory Booker

Mayor, Newark, N.J.

Graeme Boone
Graeme Boone

Professor, School of Music, Ohio State University

Deborah Borda
Deborah Borda

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

B. Bonin Bough
B. Bonin Bough

Global Head of Digita and Social Media, PepsiCo

Amanda Boxtel
Amanda Boxtel

Executive Director, Bridging Bionics Foundation

David G. Bradley
David G. Bradley

Chairman and Owner, Atlantic Media Company

Dondeena Bradley
Dondeena Bradley

Vice President of Global Design and Development for Nutrition Ventures, PepsiCo

Melissa L. Bradley
Melissa L. Bradley

CEO, Tides

L. Paul Bremer, III
L. Paul Bremer, III

President and CEO, World T.E.A.M. Sports; Former Presidential Envoy to Iraq

Stephen Breyer
Stephen Breyer

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Steven Brill
Steven Brill

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

Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak
Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

David Brooks
David Brooks

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Ronald Brownstein
Ronald Brownstein

Columnist, Contributor, and Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, Atlantic Media Company

Robert Bryce
Robert Bryce

Senior Fellow, Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, The Manhattan Institute; Journalist

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

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James C. Calaway
James C. Calaway

Chair, Lifetime Trustees, The Aspen Institute

Donna Callejon
Donna Callejon

CBO, GlobalGiving

Stephen Cannon
Stephen Cannon

President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz USA

David Carr
David Carr

Media Columnist and Reporter, The New York Times

Gary Carter
Gary Carter

Chief Operating Officer, FremantleMedia

Pete Cashmore
Pete Cashmore

Founder and CEO, Mashable

Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Amit Chatterjee
Amit Chatterjee

Founder and CEO, Hara

Michael Chertoff
Michael Chertoff

Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Chertoff Group; Former Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security

Steven Chu
Steven Chu

Secretary, US Department of Energy

Peggy Clark
Peggy Clark

Vice President, Policy Programs; Executive Director, Aspen Global Health and Development; and Director, Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, The Aspen Institute

Jay Coakley
Jay Coakley

Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Senior Editor and National Correspondent, The Atlantic

Neal Conan
Neal Conan

Host, “Talk of the Nation,” NPR

James Schine Crown
James Schine Crown

President, Henry Crown and Company

Susan Crown
Susan Crown

Founder and Chairman, SCE

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Leslie A. Dach
Leslie A. Dach

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Walmart

Joseph Daniels
Joseph Daniels

President and CEO, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

John Danner
John Danner

Co-Founder and CEO, Rocketship Education

William H. Davidow
William H. Davidow

Author, Overconnected; Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

 

Richard J. Davidson
Richard J. Davidson

William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin

Karl Deisseroth
Karl Deisseroth

Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Eames Demetrios
Eames Demetrios

Creator, Kcymaerxthaere; Principal, Eames Office; Filmmaker, Powers of Ten

Joan Dempsey
Joan Dempsey

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

John Dickerson
John Dickerson

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

James Dobbins
James Dobbins

Director, RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center

Thomas Duesterberg
Thomas Duesterberg

Executive Director, Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century, The Aspen Institute

Esther Duflo
Esther Duflo

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Founder and Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arne Duncan
Arne Duncan

US Secretary of Education

Fred Dust
Fred Dust

Senior Partner and Global Managing Director, IDEO

Aaron Dworkin
Aaron Dworkin

Founder and President, Sphinx Organization

Marcia Dyson
Marcia Dyson

Reverend, Social Activist

Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson

Author; Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University

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Marius de Vos
Marius de Vos

Educator

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Jonah Edelman
Jonah Edelman

Co-Founder and CEO, Stand for Children

Mickey Edwards
Mickey Edwards

Vice President and Director, Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership, The Aspen Institute

Robert Egger
Robert Egger

Founder and President, DC Central Kitchen & Campus Kitchens Project

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

CEO, Green for All

Ezekiel Emanuel
Ezekiel Emanuel

Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

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Nabil Fahmy
Nabil Fahmy

Founding Dean, School of Public Affairs, Chair of James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies’ Middle East Project, American University in Cairo; Ambassador at Large, Egyptian Foreign Ministry

Gene Falk
Gene Falk

Co-Founder and President, mothers2mothers

James Fallows
James Fallows

National Correspondent, The Atlantic

Chris Farina
Chris Farina

Director, World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements

Greg Farrington
Greg Farrington

Executive Director and William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball Chair, California Academy of Sciences

David Finckel
David Finckel

Artistic Director, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Betsy Fischer
Betsy Fischer

Executive Producer, “Meet the Press,” MSNBC

Eric Fischl
Eric Fischl

Painter and Sculptor; Founder, President, and Lead Curator, America Now and Here

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley
Benita Fitzgerald Mosley

Chief of Sport Performance, USA Track & Field

Matt Flannery
Matt Flannery

Co-Founder and CEO, Kiva

Alan Fletcher
Alan Fletcher

President and CEO, Aspen Music Festival and School; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Sam Fouad
Sam Fouad

Americas Emerging Markets Leader, Ernst & Young

Robert H. Frank
Robert H. Frank

Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics, S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

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