Speakers and Moderators

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Michael D. Gallagher
Michael D. Gallagher

President and CEO, ESA

Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner

John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Daniel Garza
Daniel Garza

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery / Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Theaster Gates
Theaster Gates

Professor and Director of Arts + Public Life, Visual Arts Department, University of Chicago; Founder and Artistic Director, Rebuild Foundation; Aspen Institute Arts Program Harman-Eisner Artist-in-Residence

Helene D. Gayle
Helene D. Gayle

President and CEO, CARE USA

Martin Gaynor
Martin Gaynor

E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy, Carnegie Mellon University; Chair of the Board, Health Care Cost Institute

David Gergen
David Gergen

Professor of Public Service and Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Elliot Gerson
Elliot Gerson

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

Miles Gilburne
Miles Gilburne

Founder and CEO, ePals

Dan Glickman
Dan Glickman

Vice President and Executive Director, Congressional Program, The Aspen Institute; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Deborah Goldberg
Deborah Goldberg

Managing Attorney, Earthjustice

Jeffrey Goldberg
Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal

Composer

Hala Gorani
Hala Gorani

Anchor and Correspondent, CNN

Lori Gottlieb
Lori Gottlieb

Psychotherapist; Author, Marry Him

Rachel Grady
Rachel Grady

Co-Director, Detropia

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University; Author, The Elegant Universe

Alan Greenspan
Alan Greenspan

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

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Richard Haass
Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

Leigh Hafrey
Leigh Hafrey

Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rayonna Hall
Rayonna Hall

Graduate, Gateway to College

Margaret A. Hamburg
Margaret A. Hamburg

Foreign Secretary, Institute of Medicine; Former Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration

Jon Hamilton
Jon Hamilton

Correspondent, Science Desk, NPR

Jane Harman
Jane Harman

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

Bob Harper
Bob Harper

Lifestyle Coach, Quaker Oats

Cheryl G. Healton
Cheryl G. Healton

President and CEO, American Legacy Foundation

Chris Heilmann
Chris Heilmann

Managing Director and Chief Fiduciary Executive, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

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

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Fred P. Hochberg
Fred P. Hochberg

Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Reid Hoffman
Reid Hoffman

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock Partners

Tracie Holder
Tracie Holder

Co-Director and Producer, Joe Papp in Five Acts

Daniel Wei-Chen Hong
Daniel Wei-Chen Hong

Co-Founder, CompactCath; Visiting Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Chris Howard
Chris Howard

President, Hampden-Sydney College

Glenn Hubbard
Glenn Hubbard

Dean, Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

Katherine Hudson
Katherine Hudson

Watershed Program Director, Riverkeeper

Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington

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

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"

Steve Inskeep
Steve Inskeep

Host, NPR's "Morning Edition"

Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

Joichi Ito
Joichi Ito

Director, The Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Lisa P. Jackson
Lisa P. Jackson

Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency

Kristi Jacobson
Kristi Jacobson

Co-Director, Finding North

Leila Janah
Leila Janah

Founder and CEO, Samasource

David Janka
David Janka

Co-Founder, CompactCath

Xavier Jennings
Xavier Jennings
Simon Johnson
Simon Johnson

Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Gregory Kallenberg
Gregory Kallenberg

Director and Producer, Rational Middle Energy Series

Musimbi Kanyoro
Musimbi Kanyoro

President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

Pamela S. Karlan
Pamela S. Karlan

Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School

Alexis Karolides
Alexis Karolides

Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

Bridget Kendall
Bridget Kendall

Host, BBC World Service's "The Forum"

David Kennedy
David Kennedy

Director, Center for Crime Prevention and Control, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Co-Chair, National Network for Safe Communities

Philip Kennicott
Philip Kennicott

Art and Architecture Critic, The Washington Post

Kathayoon Khalil
Kathayoon Khalil

Co-Founder, SparkTruck

Chris Kibarian
Chris Kibarian

President, Intellectual Property and Science, Thomson Reuters

Michael Kimmel
Michael Kimmel

University Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Stony Brook University; Author, Manhood in America

Ross D. King
Ross D. King

Professor, University of Manchester

Joe Klein
Joe Klein

Columnist, TIME

Gary Knell
Gary Knell

President and CEO, NPR

Eugene Korsunskiy
Eugene Korsunskiy

Co-Founder, SparkTruck

Michael Kranish
Michael Kranish

Washington Bureau Deputy Chief, Boston Globe

Lawrence Krauss
Lawrence Krauss

Director, Origins Project and Professor of Theoretical Physics, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

Alan Krueger
Alan Krueger

Chairman, President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers

Coco Krumme
Coco Krumme

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Patricia K. Kuhl
Patricia K. Kuhl

Co-Director and Bezos Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington

Corby Kummer
Corby Kummer

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

Michelle Kwan
Michelle Kwan

Olympic Figure Skater

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Ray LaHood
Ray LaHood

Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper; Former US Secretary of Transportation

Rocco Landesman
Rocco Landesman

Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Mitch Landrieu
Mitch Landrieu

Mayor, City of New Orleans

Shelly Lazarus
Shelly Lazarus

Chairman, Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide

Steven Leder
Steven Leder

Senior Rabbi, Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Debra L. Lee
Debra L. Lee

Chairman and CEO, BET Networks

Sylvia Lee
Sylvia Lee

Manager, Water, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Mary A. Legere
Mary A. Legere

Lieutenant General, U.S. Army; Senior Army Intelligence Officer, Pentagon

Jonah Lehrer
Jonah Lehrer

Author, Imagine; Contributing Editor, Wired

David Leonhardt
David Leonhardt

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Adam Lerner
Adam Lerner

Director, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art

David Levin
David Levin

Superintendent, KIPP NY; Co-Founder, KIPP

Amir Levine
Amir Levine

Psychiatrist; Neuroscientist, Columbia University; Co-Author, Attached

Madeline Levine
Madeline Levine

Psychologist; Author, Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success

Sanford Levinson
Sanford Levinson

W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair Professor of Government, The University of Texas School of Law

Eric X. Li
Eric X. Li

Founder and Managing Director, Chengwei Capital

Xiaolin Li
Xiaolin Li

President, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries

Robert Lipsyte
Robert Lipsyte

Author, An Accidental Sportswriter

Fan Lixin
Fan Lixin

Documentary Filmmaker, Yuan Fang Media; Director, Last Train Home

Shane Lopez
Shane Lopez

Senior Scientist-in-Residence, Gallup

Michael Lopp
Michael Lopp

Director, Palantir Technologies

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Alexis Madrigal
Alexis Madrigal

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Suzanne Malveaux
Suzanne Malveaux

Anchor, CNN

Geoff Manaugh
Geoff Manaugh

Co-Director, Studio-X NYC, Adjunct Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer

Vice President of Location and Local Services, Google, Inc.

William E. Mayer
William E. Mayer

Founder and Partner, Park Avenue Equity Partners; Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute

Andrew McAfee
Andrew McAfee

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

Kathleen McCartney
Kathleen McCartney

President, Smith College

Annie McChrystal
Annie McChrystal

Lecturer, McChrystal Group

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

David McConville
David McConville

President, Buckminster Fuller Institute

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