Speakers and Moderators

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Chris Lane
Chris Lane

CEO, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Michael O. Leavitt
Michael O. Leavitt

Founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners; Former Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services

Doug Lederman
Doug Lederman

Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Isaac Lee
Isaac Lee

CEO, Fusion; President of News, Univision

Ludo Lefebvre
Ludo Lefebvre

Chef

David Leonhardt
David Leonhardt

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence Lessig

Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School

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

Janna Levin
Janna Levin

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College of Columbia University; Author, How the Universe Got Its Spots; Author, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines

Kate D. Levin
Kate D. Levin

Principal, Cultural Assets Management, Bloomberg Associates; Head, Arts Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies

John Lewis
John Lewis

Congressman, Georgia's 5th District (D), US House of Representatives; Chairman 1963-1966, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis

Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture and African and American Studies, Harvard University

Amanda Lindhout
Amanda Lindhout

Author, A House in the Sky; Founder and Executive Director, The Global Enrichment Foundation

Greg Lindsay
Greg Lindsay

Senior Fellow and Director, Emergent Cities Project, World Policy Institute; Co-Author, Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next

Joanna Lipper
Joanna Lipper

Director, The Supreme Price; Lecturer, Harvard University

Eric Liu
Eric Liu

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

Tony Long
Tony Long

Director, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jon Lovett
Jon Lovett

Co-Founder, Crooked Media; Host, "Lovett or Leave It"

Monica Lozano
Monica Lozano

Chair, Latinos and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

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Alexis Madrigal
Alexis Madrigal

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

John Maeda
John Maeda

Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Joe Manchin
Joe Manchin

US Senator, West Virginia (D)

Charles C. Mann
Charles C. Mann

Correspondent, The Atlantic; Correspondent, Wired

Roger Martin
Roger Martin

Premier’s Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness, Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Neil Masterson
Neil Masterson

Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, Thomson Reuters

Sommer Mathis
Sommer Mathis

Editor, The Atlantic Cities

Mary Mazzio
Mary Mazzio

President, 50 Eggs Films; Director, Underwater Dreams

Andrew McAfee
Andrew McAfee

Co-Founder and Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

Pete McBride
Pete McBride

Photographer; Filmmaker, Chasing Water

Gina McCarthy
Gina McCarthy

Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

Stanley A. McChrystal
Stanley A. McChrystal

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

Mike McConnell
Mike McConnell

Vice Chairman, Booz Allen Hamilton

Robert McDuffie
Robert McDuffie

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

Michael McFaul
Michael McFaul

Professor of Political Science, Director, and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs, Stanford University

Michael McPherson
Michael McPherson

President, Spencer Foundation

Charles Melcher
Charles Melcher

Founder and Director, Future of Storytelling; CEO, Melcher Media

Dick Metcalf
Dick Metcalf

Journalist; Historian; Former Columnist, Guns & Ammo

Marilyn Minter
Marilyn Minter

Artist, Painter, Photographer

Andrea Mitchell
Andrea Mitchell

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

George Mitchell
George Mitchell

Chairman Emeritus, DLA Piper; Former Majority Leader, US Senate (D-ME)

Moby
Moby

Musician, DJ, Photographer

Basil Moftah
Basil Moftah

President, Intellectual Property and Science, Thomson Reuters

Dalia Mogahed
Dalia Mogahed

Research Director, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Ernest Moniz
Ernest Moniz

CEO and Co-Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems Emeritus, Special Advisor to the President, MIT

David Monsma
David Monsma

Executive Director, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute

Anne Mosle
Anne Mosle

Vice President, Executive Director, Ascend, The Aspen Institute

Marwan Muasher
Marwan Muasher

Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Chunka Mui
Chunka Mui

Managing Director, Devil's Advocate Group; Author, The New Killer Apps

Mike Mullen
Mike Mullen

Retired US Navy Admiral; Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Craig Mundie
Craig Mundie

Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Corporation

Jerry Murdock
Jerry Murdock

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

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Osamu Nagata
Osamu Nagata

President and CEO, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America

Morgan Neville
Morgan Neville

Director, 20 Feet from Stardom

Elisa New
Elisa New

Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University

Walter Niedermayr
Walter Niedermayr

Fine Art Photographer; Instructor, Free University of Bozen–Bolzano

Indra K. Nooyi
Indra K. Nooyi

Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Grover Norquist
Grover Norquist

Founder and President, Americans for Tax Reform

Michele Norris
Michele Norris

Journalist; Founder, The Race Card Project; Executive Director, The Bridge, The Aspen Institute

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Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'Reilly

Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media; Partner, O'Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures

Meghan L. O'Sullivan
Meghan L. O'Sullivan

Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Kennedy Odede
Kennedy Odede

Co-Founder, President, and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities

Marvin Odum
Marvin Odum

President, Shell Oil Company

Richard Olcott
Richard Olcott

Founding Partner and Design Principal, Ennead Architects

Theodore B. Olson
Theodore B. Olson

Attorney, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP; Former US Solicitor General

Mark Oppenheimer
Mark Oppenheimer

Writer; Religion Columnist, The New York Times

Michael B. Oren
Michael B. Oren

Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy; Former Ambassador, Embassy of Israel, Washington, DC

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Jennifer Pahlka
Jennifer Pahlka

Founder, Code for America

John Palfrey
John Palfrey

Chair, Digital Public Library of America; Head of School, Phillips Academy; Chair, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Meade Palidofsky
Meade Palidofsky

Founder and Artistic Director, Storycatchers Theatre

Stephen Patrick
Stephen Patrick

Executive Director, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute

Christina Paxson
Christina Paxson

President, Brown University

Perri Peltz
Perri Peltz

Documentary Filmmaker; Director, Warning: This Drug May Kill You

Mark Penn
Mark Penn

Executive Vice President and Chief Insights Officer, Microsoft Corporation

David Petraeus
David Petraeus

Partner, KKR; Chairman, KKR Global Institute

Lisa Phillips
Lisa Phillips

Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum

Vicki Phillips
Vicki Phillips

Director of Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Andrew D. Plepler
Andrew D. Plepler

Consumer Policy Executive, Bank of America (Festival Underwriter)

Ashlea Powell
Ashlea Powell

Location Director, IDEO

Penny Pritzker
Penny Pritzker

Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group; Former US Secretary of Commerce

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Carol Quillen
Carol Quillen

President, Davidson College

Joseph Quinlan
Joseph Quinlan

Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management (Festival Underwriter)

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Chris Rainier
Chris Rainier

Documentary Photographer; Fellow, National Geographic Society

Scott Ralls
Scott Ralls

President, North Carolina Community Colleges

Don Michael Randel
Don Michael Randel

Musicologist; Chair of the Board, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Rip Rapson
Rip Rapson

President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation

Steven Rattner
Steven Rattner

Chairman, Willett Advisors

Alexander Reben
Alexander Reben

Kinetic Engineer and Interactive Artist

Kasim Reed
Kasim Reed

Mayor of Atlanta, GA; Rodell Fellow, The Aspen Institute

Pamela Reeves
Pamela Reeves

Senior Advisor for Gender Strategy, Executive Office of Melinda Gates

Robert Reich
Robert Reich

Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Former US Secretary of Labor

Lynda Resnick
Lynda Resnick

Vice Chairman, Roll Global; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Norman B. Rice
Norman B. Rice

President and CEO, The Seattle Foundation

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

Movement Artist; Co-Founder, Movement Art Is

Judith Rodin
Judith Rodin

President, Rockefeller Foundation

Anthony D. Romero
Anthony D. Romero

Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union

Jeffrey Rosen
Jeffrey Rosen

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

Jane Rosenthal
Jane Rosenthal

Film Producer and CEO, Tribeca Enterprises

Hanna Rosin
Hanna Rosin

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

Andrew Rossi
Andrew Rossi

Director and Producer, Ivory Tower

Horacio Rozanski
Horacio Rozanski

President and CEO, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

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