Speakers and Moderators

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Peter Walker
Peter Walker

Founder and Partner, PWP Landscape Architecture; Landscape Architect, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Lauren Walters
Lauren Walters

Co-Founder and CEO, Two Degrees Food

Carlos Watson
Carlos Watson

Host, “Point Taken,” PBS

Vin Weber
Vin Weber

Co-Chairman and Partner, Mercury/Clark & Weinstock; Former US Representative (R-MN); Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Eric Weiner
Eric Weiner

Journalist; Author, The Geography of Bliss

Ross Wiener
Ross Wiener

Executive Director, Education and Society Program, and Vice President, The Aspen Institute

Leon Wieseltier
Leon Wieseltier

Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy, Brookings Institution

Richard Wilhelm
Richard Wilhelm

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Evan Williams
Evan Williams

Co-Founder, Twitter, Inc.

Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson

Chairman and CEO, The Allstate Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Damian Woetzel
Damian Woetzel

Director, Arts Program, The Aspen Institute; Artistic Director, Vail International Dance Festival

Justin Wolfers
Justin Wolfers

Associate Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

James O. Woolliscroft
James O. Woolliscroft

Dean, University of Michigan Medical School

Robin Wright
Robin Wright

Joint Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson International Center

Graham Wyatt
Graham Wyatt

Partner, Robert A. M. Stern Architects