Speakers and Moderators

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Ricardo Salinas
Ricardo Salinas

Founder and Chairman, Salinas Group

Michael J. Sandel
Michael J. Sandel

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University

Beth Sauerhaft
Beth Sauerhaft

Director of global environmental sustainability in PepsiCo’s global health and agriculture division

Jeremy Schapp
Jeremy Schapp

Reporter and Host, ESPN

Orville Schell
Orville Schell

Arthur Ross Director, Center on US China Relations, Asia Society

Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer

Moderator, “Face The Nation,” Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News

Edwin Schlossberg
Edwin Schlossberg

President and Principal Designer, ESI Design

Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman, Google

Dennis Scholl
Dennis Scholl

Vice President, Arts Program, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Howard Schultz
Howard Schultz

CEO, Starbucks Coffee Company

John Seely Brown
John Seely Brown

Visiting Scholar, Advisor to the Provost, University of Southern California; Independent Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge

Beppe Severgnini
Beppe Severgnini

Journalist, Columnist; Author, La Bella Figura

Jane Shaw
Jane Shaw

Dean for Religious Life and Professor, Religious Studies, Stanford University

Russell Shaw
Russell Shaw

Head of School
Georgetown Day School

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

Comic; Host, “Le Show,” KCRW

Hu Shuli
Hu Shuli

Editor-in-Chief, Caixin

Peter Singer
Peter Singer

Director, 21st Century Defense Initiative; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

John Skipper
John Skipper

President, ESPN

Anne-Marie Slaughter
Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO, New America; Professor Emerita, Princeton University

Shimon Slavin
Shimon Slavin

Professor of Medicine and Scientific and Medical Director, The International Center for Cell Therapy and Cancer Immunotherapy

Mario Small
Mario Small

Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago

Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith

Actress; Playwright; Professor, New York University; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Andrew Ross Sorkin
Andrew Ross Sorkin

Co-Anchor, "Squawk Box," CNBC; Financial Columnist, Editor at Large, DealBook, The New York Times

Alix Spiegel
Alix Spiegel

Correspondent, Science Desk, NPR

Constance Squire
Constance Squire

Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House

Bonnie St. John
Bonnie St. John

Olympic Athlete; Author, How Great Women Lead

Deirdre Stanley
Deirdre Stanley

Deirdre Stanley is executive vice president and general counsel for Thomson Reuters. Stanley oversees all aspects of the company’s legal affairs and leads the day-to-day operations of the global legal department. Stanley is also a member of the Thomson Reuters Executive Committee. Prior to joining The Thomson Corporation in 2002, Stanley served as executive vice president of business development and strategy for the Electronics Commerce Solutions Division of IAC (previously USA Networks, Inc.). From 1997 through 1999, Stanley served as associate general counsel for GTE Corporation, where she headed the mergers and acquisitions group. Stanley’s awards include Inside Counsel’s Transformative Leadership Award, National Law Journal’s 20 Most Influential General Counsel recognition, and Ethisphere’s list of Attorneys Who Matter. In addition, Stanley was honored by the Girl Scouts of New York City in 2009 for her leadership and commitment to the community and advancement of women and girls.

Naama Stauber
Naama Stauber

Co-Founder, CompactCath; Graduate Student, Stanford University

Kat M. Steele
Kat M. Steele

Co-Founder, CompactCath; Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford Mechanical Engineering

James Steinberg
James Steinberg

University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law, Former Dean, Maxwell School of Syracuse University; Former Deputy Secretary of State

Bret Stephens
Bret Stephens

Foreign Affairs Columnist, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Betsey Stevenson
Betsey Stevenson

Professor, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

James P. Steyer
James P. Steyer

Founder and CEO, Common Sense Media

Scott Stossel
Scott Stossel

Editor, The Atlantic

Lynn Stout
Lynn Stout

Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law, Cornell Law School

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

Actress, singer, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, author, photographer and activist.

Lawrence H. Summers
Lawrence H. Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Former Secretary of the Treasury; Former Director National Economic Council, Obama Administration