Speakers and Moderators

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Saad Abdul-Latif
Saad Abdul-Latif

CEO, PepsiCo Asia, Middle East, and Africa

Stephen J. Adler
Stephen J. Adler

Editor-in-Chief, Reuters News

Anant Agarwal
Anant Agarwal

President, edX

Ehab Al Shihabi
Ehab Al Shihabi

Interim CEO, Al Jazeera America; Executive Director for International Operations, Al Jazeera

Nadia Al-Sakkaf
Nadia Al-Sakkaf

Editor-in-Chief, Yemen Times Establishment

Madeleine K. Albright
Madeleine K. Albright
Madeleine K. Albright
Madeleine K. Albright

Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former US Secretary of State; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Charles Alcock
Charles Alcock

Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Thad Allen
Thad Allen

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

David Alpert
David Alpert

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Greater Greater Washington

Kurt Andersen
Kurt Andersen

Host, "Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC"; Author

Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson

Curator, TED

Anousheh Ansari
Anousheh Ansari

Co-Founder and Chairwoman, Prodea Systems; Astronaut

Paola Antonelli
Paola Antonelli

Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Paula Apsell
Paula Apsell

Senior Executive Producer, WGBH Educational Foundation

Jeffrey Ashby
Jeffrey Ashby

Chief of Mission Assurance, Blue Origin; Former Astronaut, NASA

Stephen Attenborough
Stephen Attenborough

Commercial Director, Virgin Galactic

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Don Baer
Don Baer

Worldwide Chairman and CEO, Burson-Marsteller; Chairman, Penn Schoen Berland; Co-Founder and Chairman, Palisades Media Ventures

Neal Baer
Neal Baer

Physician; Television Writer and Producer

Keith Banks
Keith Banks

President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management (Festival Underwriter)

Maria Banks
Maria Banks

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Melody Barnes
Melody Barnes

Co-Founder and Principal, MB2 Solutions; Former Domestic Policy Advisor, Obama White House; Chair, Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute

Robert Barnett
Robert Barnett

Partner, Williams and Connolly LLP

Maria Bartiromo
Maria Bartiromo

Anchor and Global Markets Editor, Fox Business Network

Shabana Basij-Rasikh
Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Co-Founder and Managing Director, School of Leadership, Afghanistan

Brian Bedol
Brian Bedol

Founder and CEO, Bedrocket Media Ventures

Yves Behar
Yves Behar

Founder and CEO, fuseproject; Chief Creative Officer, Jawbone

Frances Beinecke
Frances Beinecke

President, Natural Resource Defense Council

Jeremy Ben-Ami
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Founder and President, J Street

James Bennet
James Bennet

Co-President and Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Jeremy Bentham
Jeremy Bentham

Vice President, Global Business Environment, Royal Dutch Shell

Nicolas Berggruen
Nicolas Berggruen

Chairman, Berggruen Holdings; Chairman, Berggruen Institute on Governance

Julie Bergman Sender
Julie Bergman Sender

Director; Producer, Harmony; Co-Owner, Balcony Films

Berl Bernhard
Berl Bernhard

Partner, DLA Piper

Mitch Besser
Mitch Besser

Founder and Medical Director, mothers2mothers

Richard Besser
Richard Besser

Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News

Charles Best
Charles Best

Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org

Kiran Bir Sethi
Kiran Bir Sethi

Founder, Design for Change; Founder and Director, Riverside School

Lloyd Blankfein
Lloyd Blankfein

CEO and Chairman, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Barbara Bloemink
Barbara Bloemink

Former Executive Director, Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Arthur Bloom
Arthur Bloom

Founder and Director, MusiCorps; Founder and Director, Renovation In Music Education (RIME)

David Boies
David Boies

Chairman, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Sidra Bonner
Sidra Bonner

Community HealthCorps Navigator, Salud Family Health Centers Clinic

David G. Bradley
David G. Bradley

Chairman and Owner, Atlantic Media Company

Rita Braver
Rita Braver

National Correspondent, "CBS Sunday Morning"

Stephen Breyer
Stephen Breyer

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

John Bridgeland
John Bridgeland

President and CEO, Civic Enterprises; Chair, Franklin Project, The Aspen Institute

Eli Broad
Eli Broad

Founder, The Broad Foundations

Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak
Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

David Brooks
David Brooks

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks

Screenwriter, Director, and Producer, Gracie Films

Ronald Brownstein
Ronald Brownstein

Columnist, Contributor, and Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, Atlantic Media Company

Lawrence Burns
Lawrence Burns

Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan; Director, Program on Sustainable Mobility, Columbia University

Nicholas Burns
Nicholas Burns

Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Director, Aspen Strategy Group, The Aspen Institute

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Thomas P. Campbell
Thomas P. Campbell

Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Eric Cantor
Eric Cantor

Majority Leader, US House of Representatives (R-VA)

Pamela Cantor
Pamela Cantor

Founder, President, and CEO, Turnaround for Children

Al Cardenas
Al Cardenas

Chairman, American Conservative Union

Lea Carpenter
Lea Carpenter

Author, Eleven Days

Jean Case
Jean Case

CEO, Case Foundation; Chair, National Geographic Society

Steve Case
Steve Case

CEO and Chairman, Revolution; Chairman, Case Foundation

Elaine L. Chao
Elaine L. Chao

Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation; Former US Secretary of Labor (2001-2009)

Mei-Ann Chen
Mei-Ann Chen

Conductor; Music Director, Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Perry Chen
Perry Chen

Co-Founder and CEO, Kickstarter

Meryl Chertoff
Meryl Chertoff

Executive Director, Justice and Society Program, The Aspen Institute; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Farai Chideya
Farai Chideya

Distinguished Writer in Residence, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

Jaycie Chitwood
Jaycie Chitwood

Future Fuels and Environmental Strategy Manager, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Henry Cisneros
Henry Cisneros

Founder and Chairman, CityView

Peggy Clark
Peggy Clark

Vice President, Policy Programs; Executive Director, Aspen Global Health and Development; Director, Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, The Aspen Institute

Steve Clemons
Steve Clemons

Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic; Editor in Chief, AtlanticLIVE, National Journal LIVE, and QuartzLIVE

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Senior Editor and National Correspondent, The Atlantic

Anthony Coles
Anthony Coles

Chairman and CEO, Onyx Pharmaceuticals

César Conde
César Conde

President, Univision Networks, Univision Communications, Inc.

Catharine Conley
Catharine Conley

Deputy Chair, Planetary Protection Panel, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), International Council for Science

Dick Costolo
Dick Costolo

CEO, Twitter

James G. Coulter
James G. Coulter

Founding Partner, TPG Group; Co-Chair, LEAD Commission

Katie Couric
Katie Couric

Global Anchor, Yahoo News

Lester Crown
Lester Crown

Chairman, Henry Crown and Company; Lifetime Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Paula Crown
Paula Crown

Aritst, Inside My Head; Member, President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities

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Ken Davis
Ken Davis

President and CEO, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter); Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Tracy Day
Tracy Day

Co-Founder and CEO, World Science Festival

John Deasy
John Deasy

Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

Kevin J. Delaney
Kevin J. Delaney

Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, Quartz

Joan Dempsey
Joan Dempsey

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Ronald A. DePinho
Ronald A. DePinho

President, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas

Kirby Dick
Kirby Dick

Documentary Filmmaker; Director, The Hunting Ground

Robert Dingemanse
Robert Dingemanse

Co-Founder and CEO, PAL-V Europe NV

E. J. Dionne, Jr.
E. J. Dionne, Jr.

Columnist, The Washington Post; Professor of Government, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

John Doerr
John Doerr

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Timothy Donley
Timothy Donley

Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps

R. Luke DuBois
R. Luke DuBois

Artist; Director, Brooklyn Experimental Media Center, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Pierre Dulaine
Pierre Dulaine

Founder, Dancing Classrooms; Cast, Dancing in Jaffa

Fred Dust
Fred Dust

Partner, IDEO

Carol S. Dweck
Carol S. Dweck

Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University; Author, Mindset

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Nicholas Eberstadt
Nicholas Eberstadt

Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute

Michael Eisner
Michael Eisner

President and CEO, The Tornante Company; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Adam B. Ellick
Adam B. Ellick

Correspondent, The New York Times

Mona Eltahawy
Mona Eltahawy

Columnist, The New York Times; Author, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Ezekiel Emanuel
Ezekiel Emanuel

Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Susan Engel
Susan Engel

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Class of 1959 Director of Program in Teaching, Williams College

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