Speakers and Moderators

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Michael Levi
Michael Levi

David M. Rubensten Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

Madeline Levine
Madeline Levine

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

Jacob J. Lew
Jacob J. Lew

US Secretary of the Treasury

Daniel Limonadi
Daniel Limonadi

Senior Flight Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Eric Liu
Eric Liu

Executive Director, Citizenship and American Identity Program, The Aspen Institute; Founder, Citizen University

Jeffrey Logan
Jeffrey Logan

Senior Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Rich Lowry
Rich Lowry

Editor, National Review

Ed Lu
Ed Lu

Chairman and CEO, B612 Foundation

Robert H. Lustig
Robert H. Lustig

Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, University of California, San Francisco; Author, Fat Chance

Michael Lynton
Michael Lynton

CEO, Sony Entertainment; Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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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

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Diane Nabatoff
Diane Nabatoff

Producer, Dancing in Jaffa; Founder, Tiara Blu Films

Ethan Nadelmann
Ethan Nadelmann

Founder and Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance

Andrew Ng
Andrew Ng

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Coursera

Jacqueline Novogratz
Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder and CEO, Acumen; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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Lawrence O'Donnell
Lawrence O'Donnell

Host, MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell"

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

Alexis Ohanian
Alexis Ohanian

Start-Up Investor; Co-Founder, Reddit

Peter Orszag
Peter Orszag

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

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Joseph P. Parkes
Joseph P. Parkes

Chairman, Cristo Rey Network; President, Cristo Rey New York High School

Cristina Pato
Cristina Pato

Galician Bagpipe Master; Member, Silk Road Ensemble

Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

Chairman, The Paulson Institute; Former US Secretary of the Treasury

Tim Pawlenty
Tim Pawlenty

President and CEO, Financial Services Roundtable; Former Governor of Minnesota

Ann Pendleton-Jullian
Ann Pendleton-Jullian

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Architecture, Georgetown University; Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University

Mark Penn
Mark Penn

Executive Vice President and Chief Insights Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Jim Pisz
Jim Pisz

Corporate Manager, North American Business Strategy, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Ramesh Ponnuru
Ramesh Ponnuru

Senior Editor, National Review

Mauro Porcini
Mauro Porcini

Chief Design Officer, PepsiCo

Donald Pressley
Donald Pressley

Senior Vice President, General Manager, and Market Lead, Middle East and North Africa, Booz Allen Hamilton

Phloeun Prim
Phloeun Prim

CEO, Season of Cambodia; Executive Director, Cambodian Living Arts

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Chris Rainier
Chris Rainier

Documentary Photographer; Fellow, National Geographic Society

A. Barry Rand
A. Barry Rand

CEO, AARP

Lisa Randall
Lisa Randall

Professor of Physics, Harvard University; Author, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

Bob Raynolds
Bob Raynolds

Research Associate, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; Adjunct Faculty, Geophysics Department, Colorado School of Mines

Pamela Reeves
Pamela Reeves

Senior Advisor for Gender Strategy, Executive Office of Melinda Gates

Lynda Resnick
Lynda Resnick

Vice Chairman, Roll Global; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Andrew Revkin
Andrew Revkin

Senior Reporter for Climate and Related Issues, ProPublica; Journalist and Blogger, The New York Times

Charles "Lil Buck" Riley
Charles "Lil Buck" Riley

Movement Artist; Co-Founder, Movement Art Is

Richard E. Robbins
Richard E. Robbins

Director, Girl Rising; Co-Founder, The Documentary Group

James E. Rogers
James E. Rogers

Chairman, President, and CEO, Duke Energy Corporation; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Joel Rose
Joel Rose

Co-Founder and CEO, New Classrooms Innovation Partners

Gary Rosen
Gary Rosen

Editor, Weekend Review, The Wall Street Journal

Jeffrey Rosen
Jeffrey Rosen

President and CEO, National Constitution Center; Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School; Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

Hanna Rosin
Hanna Rosin

Host, "Invisibilia," NPR; Author, The End of Men

Dennis Ross
Dennis Ross

Counselor, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Former Special Assistant, Obama White House

Karl Rove
Karl Rove

Author, Courage and Consequence; Contributor, Fox News; Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, George W. Bush White House

David M. Rubenstein
David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

Robert Rubin
Robert Rubin

Senior Counselor, Centerview Partners; Co-Founder, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution

Kai Ryssdal
Kai Ryssdal

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

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Steven Sacks
Steven Sacks

Founder and Director, Bitforms Gallery

Barham Salih
Barham Salih

Founder and Chairman, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani; Former Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan

Marcus Samuelsson
Marcus Samuelsson

Chef and Owner, Red Rooster Harlem

Ted Sarandos
Ted Sarandos

Chief Content Officer, Netflix, Inc.; Henry Crown Fellow, The Aspen Institute

Dimitar Sasselov
Dimitar Sasselov

Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University; Director, Harvard Origins of Life Initiative, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Mick Sawka
Mick Sawka

Director of Business Development, Harvard University

Cynthia Schneider
Cynthia Schneider

Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University

Dennis Scholl
Dennis Scholl

Vice President, Arts Program, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Tom Schuler
Tom Schuler

President and CEO, Solidia Technologies, Inc.

Lawrence Scripp
Lawrence Scripp

Founding Chair, Music-in-Education Certificate Program, New England Conservatory

John Seely Brown
John Seely Brown

Visiting Scholar, Advisor to the Provost, University of Southern California; Independent Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge

Stuart Sender
Stuart Sender

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

Eldar Shafir
Eldar Shafir

William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Co-Founder, ideas42

Shiza Shahid
Shiza Shahid

Co-Founder and Ambassador, Malala Fund

Jim Shelton
Jim Shelton

President, Chan Zuckerberg Education Initiative; Former Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, US Department of Education

Nate Silver
Nate Silver

Columnist, FiveThirtyEight, The New York Times

John Skipper
John Skipper

President, ESPN

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