Speakers and Moderators

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Steven J. McCormick
Steven J. McCormick

President and CEO, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Daniel McDuff
Daniel McDuff

Graduate Student, Affective Computing Group, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts

Charles Thomas "Tom" McMillen
Charles Thomas "Tom" McMillen

Former NBA Basketball Player; Former US Congressman (D-MD)

Douglas McMillon
Douglas McMillon

President and CEO, Walmart International

Angela Messer
Angela Messer

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Amanda Michel
Amanda Michel

Open Editor, The Guardian

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

Moby
Moby

Musician, DJ, Photographer

Moby
Moby

Musician, DJ, Photographer

Saad Mohseni
Saad Mohseni

Chariman and CEO, MOBY Group

Heidi Moore
Heidi Moore

Finance and Economic Editor, The Guardian

Dave Morin
Dave Morin

Co-Founder and CEO, Path

Gregory Mosher
Gregory Mosher

Stage Director and Producer; Professor, School of the Arts, Columbia University

Anne Mosle
Anne Mosle

Vice President, Executive Director, Ascend, The Aspen Institute

Ralph W. Moss
Ralph W. Moss

 

Director, The Moss Reports

Russell Muirhead
Russell Muirhead

Robert Clements Associate Professor of Democracy and Politics, Department of Government, Dartmouth College

Mike Mullen
Mike Mullen

Retired US Navy Admiral; Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Jerry Murdock
Jerry Murdock

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

Charles Murray
Charles Murray

Author, Coming Apart; W. H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf

Former President, Pakistan

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Elizabeth G. Nabel
Elizabeth G. Nabel

President, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Niven Narain
Niven Narain

President and Chief Technology Officer, Berg Diagnostics

Alyse Nelson
Alyse Nelson

Co-Founder, President and CEO, Vital Voices

Andrew Ng
Andrew Ng

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Coursera

Ou Ning
Ou Ning

Artist, Curator, Publisher; Chief Editor, Chutzpah! Magazine

Craig Nixon
Craig Nixon

Principal, Leadership Development and Education, McChrystal Group

Joe Nocera
Joe Nocera

Opinion-Editorial Columnist, The New York Times

Seth Norman
Seth Norman

Member, CombatIV Team

Michele Norris
Michele Norris

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

Chris Nowinski
Chris Nowinski

President and Co-Founder, Sports Legacy Institute; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine

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Michael O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon

Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'Reilly

Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media; Partner, O'Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures

Meghan L. O'Sullivan
Meghan L. O'Sullivan

Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Marvin Odum
Marvin Odum

President, Shell Oil Company

Dele Olojede
Dele Olojede

Publisher and Chairman, Timbuktu Media

Norman Ornstein
Norman Ornstein

Political Scientist and Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Peter Orszag
Peter Orszag

Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Global Co-Head of Health Care, Lazard Freres & Co.

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Eduardo Padron
Eduardo Padron

President, Miami-Dade Community Colleges

Elaine Pagels
Elaine Pagels

Harrington Pear Paine Professor of Religion, Princeton University; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Jennifer Pahlka
Jennifer Pahlka

Founder, Code for America

Billy Parish
Billy Parish

President, Solar Mosaic; Co-Author, Making Good

Ed Parsons
Ed Parsons

Geospatial Technologist, Google

Stephen Patrick
Stephen Patrick

Executive Director, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute

Aaron Peck
Aaron Peck

Co-Founder, SparkTruck

Nadya Peek
Nadya Peek

Graduate Student, Media Arts and Sciences School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Minxin Pei
Minxin Pei

Director, Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies; Professor, Claremont McKenna College

Mark Penn
Mark Penn

Executive Vice President and Chief Insights Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Susan Peters
Susan Peters

Vice President, Executive Development & Chief Learning Officer, General Electric Company

Richard A. Pildes
Richard A. Pildes

Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law; Co-Director, New York University Center on Law and Security

James T. Powell
James T. Powell

Chief Technology Officer, Thomson Reuters

Mark Preston
Mark Preston

Executive Editor, CNN Politics

Louie Psihoyos
Louie Psihoyos

Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society; Director, Racing Extinction

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John Quackenbush
John Quackenbush

Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Harvard School of Public Health

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Dominic Randolph
Dominic Randolph

Head of School, Riverdale Country School

Wallace Renfro
Wallace Renfro

Vice President and Chief Policy Advisor, NCAA

Lynda Resnick
Lynda Resnick

Vice Chairman, Roll Global; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Paul Rieckhoff
Paul Rieckhoff

Executive Director & Founder Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Author, Chaising Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson

Men's Basketball Head Coach, Oregon State University

Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose

Executive Editor and Anchor, “Charlie Rose,” PBS; Co-Anchor, “CBS This Morning”

Eric Rosenbaum
Eric Rosenbaum

Doctoral Student, Lifelong Kindergarten Group, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Rothkopf
David Rothkopf

CEO, The Rothkopf Group

Jed Rubenfeld
Jed Rubenfeld

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law, Yale Law School

David M. Rubenstein
David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

Kai Ryssdal
Kai Ryssdal

Host, Senior Editor, American Public Media's "Marketplace"

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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

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