Speakers and Moderators

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Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman

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

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Jeff Gasser
Jeff Gasser

Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Southern Nuclear Operating Company

Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry

Architect; Founder, Gehry Partners, LLP

Elliot Gerson
Elliot Gerson

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

Daniel Gilbert
Daniel Gilbert

Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Thomas Goetz
Thomas Goetz

Executive Editor, Wired

Jeffrey Goldberg
Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Ron Gonen
Ron Gonen

Co-Founder and Director, RecycleBank

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

Carol Graham
Carol Graham

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Global Economy, and Development, and Charles Robinson Chair in Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution

Michael Graves
Michael Graves

Founding Partner, Michael Graves and Associates and Michael Graves Design Group

Alan Greenspan
Alan Greenspan

President, Greenspan Associates, LLC; Former Chairman, United States Federal Reserve

Kristin Groos Richmond
Kristin Groos Richmond

Co-Founder and CEO, Revolution Foods

Arjun Gupta
Arjun Gupta

Founder and Managing Partner, TeleSoft Partners; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

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Jonathan Haidt
Jonathan Haidt

Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University Stern School of Business

Wu Han
Wu Han

Artistic Director, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Tio Hardiman
Tio Hardiman

Executive Director, CeaseFire Illinois

Jane Harman
Jane Harman

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

Francis J. Henry Jr.
Francis J. Henry Jr.

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Fred Hiatt
Fred Hiatt

Editorial Page Editor, The Washington Post

Christopher Hill
Christopher Hill

Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; former US Ambassador to Iraq

Jennifer Homans
Jennifer Homans

Author, Apollo’s Angels; Dance Critic, The New Republic; Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, New York University

Robert D. Hormats
Robert D. Hormats

Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, US Department of State

James Horowitz
James Horowitz

Founder, President, and CEO, Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Al Hubbard
Al Hubbard

Co-Founder and CEO, E&A Industries

Bernardo Huberman
Bernardo Huberman

HP Senior Fellow and Director, Social Computing Research Lab, HP Laboratories

Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington

Chair and President, Huffington Post Media Group; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post

Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes

Founder and Executive Director, Jumo; Co-Founder, Facebook

John Hunter
John Hunter

President, The World Peace Game Foundation

Cheryl L. Hyman
Cheryl L. Hyman

Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

Christopher M. Hyzy
Christopher M. Hyzy

Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

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Gwen Ifill
Gwen Ifill

Moderator and Managing Editor, PBS’s "Washington Week"; Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, “PBS NewsHour"

Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

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Lisa P. Jackson
Lisa P. Jackson

Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson

Chief Scientist and Vice President, Thomson Reuters

Emily Jacobi
Emily Jacobi

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Digital Democracy

Steve James
Steve James

Director, The Interrupters

Brett Jenks
Brett Jenks

President and CEO, Rare

Nasir “Nas” bin Olu Dara Jones
Nasir “Nas” bin Olu Dara Jones

Rapper, Actor

Lynn Jurich
Lynn Jurich

CEO, SunRun

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Jay Keasling
Jay Keasling

CEO, Joint BioEnergy Institute; Hubbard Howe Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; Director, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Hans Keirstead
Hans Keirstead

Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology and Co-Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine

David Kelley
David Kelley

Founder and Chairman, IDEO; Professor and Founder, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University

Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly

Senior Maverick and Co-Founder, Wired

Charles Kenny
Charles Kenny

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development; Author, Getting Better

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

Founder, Khan Academy

David Kirchhoff
David Kirchhoff

CEO, Weight Watchers International

Joe Klein
Joe Klein

Columnist, TIME

Wendy Kopp
Wendy Kopp

CEO and Founder, Teach For America

Alex Kotlowitz
Alex Kotlowitz

Producer, The Interrupters; Journalist; Author, There Are No Children Here

Larry Kramer
Larry Kramer

Richard E. Lang Professor and Dean, Stanford Law School

Corby Kummer
Corby Kummer

Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Editor in Chief, Ideas: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute

Mark Kurlansky
Mark Kurlansky

Author, World Without Fish, Cod and Salt

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David Leonhardt
David Leonhardt

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence Lessig

Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School

Tzipi Livni
Tzipi Livni

Head, Kadima; Leader of the Opposition, Israel

Chris Luebkeman
Chris Luebkeman

Director, Global Foresight + Innovation, Arup

Daniel Lurie
Daniel Lurie

CEO and Founder, Tipping Point Community

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Alexis Madrigal
Alexis Madrigal

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

John Maeda
John Maeda

Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis

Musician, Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Courtney E. Martin
Courtney E. Martin

Author; Speaker; Co-Founder, Solutions Journalism Network

Jonathan Martin
Jonathan Martin

Senior Political Writer, Politico

Michel Martin
Michel Martin

Host, NPR's "Tell Me More"

Kristine Martin Anderson
Kristine Martin Anderson

Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Sommer Mathis
Sommer Mathis

Editor, The Atlantic Cities

Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews

Host, "Hardball," MSNBC

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

Andrew McAfee
Andrew McAfee

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

Stanley A. McChrystal
Stanley A. McChrystal

Co-Founder and Partner, McChrystal Group; Retired General, US Army

Mike McConnell
Mike McConnell

Vice Chairman, Booz Allen Hamilton

Robert McDonald
Robert McDonald

Vanguard Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

Lee McIntire
Lee McIntire

Chairman and CEO, CH2M HILL

Mark McKinnon
Mark McKinnon

Chief Media Advisor, George W. Bush; Co-Founder, No Labels

Darrin McMahon
Darrin McMahon

Ben Weider Professor of History, Florida State University

Thomas J. Miller
Thomas J. Miller

CEO of Customer Solutions, Siemens Healthcare

Andrea Mitchell
Andrea Mitchell

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News; Host, MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports"

Ted Mitchell
Ted Mitchell

President and CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund

Dalia Mogahed
Dalia Mogahed

Research Director, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

David Monsma
David Monsma

Executive Director, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute

Wes Moore
Wes Moore

Author, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

Gail Morrison
Gail Morrison

Senior Vice Dean for Education and Director of the Office of Academic Programs, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Anne Mosle
Anne Mosle

Vice President, Executive Director, Ascend, The Aspen Institute

Marwan Muasher
Marwan Muasher

Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University; Physician; Author, THE GENE: An Intimate History

Kristen Mulvihill
Kristen Mulvihill

Co-Author, A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides

Jerry Murdock
Jerry Murdock

Co-Founder, Insight Venture Partners; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

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Marc Nathanson
Marc Nathanson

Chairman, Mapleton Investments; Chairman, Falcon Waterfree Technologies

John D. Negroponte
John D. Negroponte

Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates

Josh Nesbit
Josh Nesbit

Co-Founder and CEO, Medic Mobile

Gavin Newsom
Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor, State of California

Joe Nocera
Joe Nocera

Opinion-Editorial Columnist, The New York Times

Michele Norris
Michele Norris

Journalist; Founder, The Race Card Project; Executive Director, The Bridge, The Aspen Institute

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Fiona O’Carroll
Fiona O’Carroll

Executive Vice President and General Manager of Innovation and New Ventures Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Marvin Odum
Marvin Odum

President, Shell Oil Company

Richard Olcott
Richard Olcott

Founding Partner and Design Principal, Ennead Architects

Dean Ornish
Dean Ornish

Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

David Owen
David Owen

Staff Writer, The New Yorker

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