Speakers and Moderators

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Don Baer
Don Baer

Worldwide Chairman and CEO, Burson-Marsteller

Neal Baer
Neal Baer

Physician; Television Writer and Producer

Keith Banks
Keith Banks

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

President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

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