Speakers and Moderators

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Michael Eisner
Michael Eisner

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

Ezekiel Emanuel
Ezekiel Emanuel

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

Brian J. Enquist
Brian J. Enquist

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona

Henry Evans
Henry Evans

Robotics Activist

Rose Eveleth
Rose Eveleth

Writer, Producer, Designer; Contributor, BBC Future

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Tony Fadell
Tony Fadell

Founder and CEO, Nest

Candice Faktor
Candice Faktor

General Manager, Wattpad

John Fallon
John Fallon

CEO, Pearson (Festival Underwriter)

Deborah Fallows
Deborah Fallows

Writer and Linguist; Correspondent, The Atlantic

James Fallows
James Fallows

National Correspondent, The Atlantic

Tom Fanning
Tom Fanning

Chairman, President, and CEO, Southern Company (Festival Underwriter)

Nita A. Farahany
Nita A. Farahany

Professor of Law and Philosophy, Director of Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University; Member, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Drew Gilpin Faust
Drew Gilpin Faust

President, Harvard University

Salam Fayyad
Salam Fayyad

Founder, Future for Palestine; Former Prime Minister, Palestinian National Authority

Brian Finkelstein
Brian Finkelstein

Storyteller, The Moth

Alan Fletcher
Alan Fletcher

President and CEO, Aspen Music Festival and School; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Megan Fox Kelly
Megan Fox Kelly

Art Advisor

Robert Fraley
Robert Fraley

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto (Festival Underwriter)

David Friedberg
David Friedberg

Founder and CEO, The Climate Corporation

Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman

Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times; Author, Thank You for Being Late

Michael Froman
Michael Froman

United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President

Ping Fu
Ping Fu

Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, 3D Systems

Jason Furman
Jason Furman

Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors

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Marjorie Garber
Marjorie Garber

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University; Author

Megan Garber
Megan Garber

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Angelica Garcia
Angelica Garcia

Performer and Spokesperson, Storycatchers Theatre

Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner

John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Timothy Geithner
Timothy Geithner

Former US Secretary of the Treasury

Julius Genachowski
Julius Genachowski

Managing Director and Partner, The Carlyle Group; Former Chairman, FCC; Senior Fellow, Communications and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Eric Genden
Eric Genden

Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Medical Health Center

David Gergen
David Gergen

Professor of Public Service and Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Elliot Gerson
Elliot Gerson

Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners, The Aspen Institute

Callista Gingrich
Callista Gingrich

President, Gingrich Productions; Author, Yankee Doodle Dandy

Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

Gingrich Productions; Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives

Anand Giridharadas
Anand Giridharadas

Columnist, The New York Times; Author, The True American; Henry Crown Fellow, The Aspen Institute

Dan Glickman
Dan Glickman

Vice President and Executive Director, Congressional Program, The Aspen Institute; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Jeffrey Goldberg
Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Ken Goldberg
Ken Goldberg

craigslist Professor of New Media and Director, Automation Sciences Research Lab, University of California, Berkeley

Thelma Golden
Thelma Golden

Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal

Composer

Al Gore
Al Gore

Former US Vice President; Co-Founder, Generation Investment Management; Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Lori Gottlieb
Lori Gottlieb

Psychotherapist; Author, Marry Him

Michael Govan
Michael Govan

CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

Art Advisor and Collector

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Photographer; Filmmaker

Rachel Greenwald
Rachel Greenwald

Author, Find a Husband After 35

David Grubin
David Grubin

Documentary Filmmaker, David Grubin Productions

Tessie Guillermo
Tessie Guillermo

President and CEO, ZeroDivide

Abhinav Gupta
Abhinav Gupta

Assistant Research Professor, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

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Richard Haass
Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

Margaret A. Hamburg
Margaret A. Hamburg

Foreign Secretary, Institute of Medicine; Former Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration

Shadi Hamid
Shadi Hamid

Senior Fellow, Project on US Relations with the Islamic World Project, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Kristian Hammond
Kristian Hammond

Chief Scientist, Narrative Science

Nick Hanauer
Nick Hanauer

Venture Capitalist; Author, The Gardens of Democracy

Jane Harman
Jane Harman

Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Jonathan Harris
Jonathan Harris

Artist and Computer Scientist

Hal Harvey
Hal Harvey

CEO, Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology; Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, The Paulson Institute

Kendall Haven
Kendall Haven

Master Storyteller; Story Consultant; Author, Story Proof

Michael Hayden
Michael Hayden

Principal, The Chertoff Group

Jerry Hayes
Jerry Hayes

Honeybee Health Lead, Monsanto

Angelica V. Hernandez
Angelica V. Hernandez

Master of Science, Atmosphere and Energy, Stanford University; Dreamer

Carrie Hessler-Radelet
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Director, US Peace Corps

John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper

Governor, State of Colorado (D)

Zackery Hicks
Zackery Hicks

Chief Information Officer, Toyota North America

Melody Hildebrandt
Melody Hildebrandt

Global Head of Cyber Security, Palantir Technologies

Fiona Hill
Fiona Hill

Director, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution

Danny Hillis
Danny Hillis

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Applied Minds; Judge Widney Professor of Engineering and Medicine, University of Southern California

Chris Hostetter
Chris Hostetter

Group Vice President of Strategic Planning, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington

Chair and President, Huffington Post Media Group; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post

Louis Hyman
Louis Hyman

Assistant Professor, ILR School, Cornell University

Kay Hymowitz
Kay Hymowitz

William E. Simon Fellow, The Manhattan Institute; Author, Manning Up

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Gwen Ifill
Gwen Ifill

Moderator and Managing Editor, PBS’s "Washington Week"; Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, “PBS NewsHour"

Sherrilyn Ifill
Sherrilyn Ifill

President and Director-Counsel , NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Arsalan Iftikhar
Arsalan Iftikhar

Human Rights Lawyer; Founder, TheMuslimGuy.com; Senior Editor, The Islamic Monthly

Martin Indyk
Martin Indyk

US Special Envoy for Israeli–Palestinian Negotiations; Former US Ambassador to Israel

Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

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Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

Henry Jenkins
Henry Jenkins

Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalist, and Cinematic Arts, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

Mitchell Joachim
Mitchell Joachim

Co-Founder and Director of Research, Terreform ONE

Hugh F. Johnston
Hugh F. Johnston

Executive Vice President and CFO, PepsiCo

Rex Jung
Rex Jung

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of New Mexico

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Robert D. Kaplan
Robert D. Kaplan

Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor; Author

Neal Katyal
Neal Katyal

Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown Law; Partner, Hogan Lovells

Bruce Katz
Bruce Katz

Vice President and Founding Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Scott Barry Kaufman
Scott Barry Kaufman

Scientific Director, The Imagination Institute; Researcher, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania

Tom Kean
Tom Kean

Former Governor of New Jersey

Tom Kelley
Tom Kelley

Partner, IDEO; Author, Creative Confidence

Philip Kennicott
Philip Kennicott

Art and Architecture Critic, The Washington Post

Paula Kerger
Paula Kerger

President and CEO, PBS (Festival Underwriter)

Cho-Oon Khong
Cho-Oon Khong

Chief Political Analyst, Shell Strategy and Scenarios Team, Shell Oil Company

Scott Kinney
Scott Kinney

President, Capella University

David Kirkpatrick
David Kirkpatrick

Founder and CEO, Techonomy

Brian Knappenberger
Brian Knappenberger

Director, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu

Comedian; Writer

Jules Kortenhorst
Jules Kortenhorst

CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute

Sallie Krawcheck
Sallie Krawcheck

Co-Founder and CEO, Ellevest; Chair, Ellevate Network

Fred Krupp
Fred Krupp

President, Environmental Defense Fund (Festival Underwriter)

Corby Kummer
Corby Kummer

Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Editor in Chief, Ideas: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute

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Mitch Landrieu
Mitch Landrieu

Mayor, City of New Orleans

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