Speakers and Moderators

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Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist; Artistic Director and Founder, Silk Road Project; Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence, The Aspen Institute

Tod Machover
Tod Machover

Composer; Inventor; Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music, The Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alexis Madrigal
Alexis Madrigal

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Ruth Marcus
Ruth Marcus

Columnist, The Washington Post

Karl Marlantes
Karl Marlantes

Author, Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Courtney E. Martin
Courtney E. Martin

Author; Speaker; Co-Founder, Solutions Journalism Network

Michel Martin
Michel Martin

Host, NPR's "Tell Me More"

Patrice Martin
Patrice Martin

Co-Lead and Creative Director , IDEO

Richard Massey
Richard Massey

Astronomer, Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Sommer Mathis
Sommer Mathis

Editor, The Atlantic Cities

Ingrid Mattson
Ingrid Mattson

London and Windsor Community Chair of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Theology, Huron University College

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

Stanley A. McChrystal
Stanley A. McChrystal

Co-Founder and Partner, McChrystal Group; Retired General, US Army

Scott McCleskey
Scott McCleskey

Global Head of Regulatory Intelligence, Thomson Reuters

Mike McConnell
Mike McConnell

Vice Chairman, Booz Allen Hamilton

David McConville
David McConville

President, Buckminster Fuller Institute

Mike McCue
Mike McCue

Co-Founder and CEO, Flipboard

Robert McDuffie
Robert McDuffie

Violinist; Founder, Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, Townsend School of Music, Mercer University

Lee McIntire
Lee McIntire

Chairman and CEO, CH2M HILL

Mickey McManus
Mickey McManus

President and CEO, MAYA Design

Mark Meckler
Mark Meckler

Founder, Citizens for Self-Governance; Author, Tea Party Patriots

Andrew N. Meltzoff
Andrew N. Meltzoff

Job and Gertrud Tamaki Endowed Chair and Co-Director, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

David Alan Miller
David Alan Miller

Music Director, Albany Symphony Orchestra

Andrea Mitchell
Andrea Mitchell

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News; Host, MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports"

Saad Mohseni
Saad Mohseni

Chariman and CEO, MOBY Group

Heidi Moore
Heidi Moore

Finance and Economic Editor, The Guardian

Dror Moreh
Dror Moreh

Director, The Gatekeepers

Dave Morin
Dave Morin

Co-Founder and CEO, Path

Murray Moss
Murray Moss

Founder, Moss Design Gallery

Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi

Photographer; Visual Activist; Filmmaker, Difficult Love

Sendhil Mullainathan
Sendhil Mullainathan

Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Co-Founder, ideas42; Author, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much

Jerry Murdock
Jerry Murdock

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