Speakers and Moderators

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Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar
Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar

Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Polyphony Foundation

Carol Adelman
Carol Adelman

President, Movers and Shakespeares

Ken Adelman
Ken Adelman

Vice President, Movers and Shakespeares; Former US Ambassador to the United Nations

Jordan Alam
Jordan Alam

Writer, Founder and Editor, Project As[I]Am

Elizabeth Alexander
Elizabeth Alexander

Poet; Director of Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation; Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

John Amos
John Amos

Geologist; Founder and President, SkyTruth

Michael Anti
Michael Anti

Journalist, Columnist, and Political Blogger, Caixin Media

Paula Apsell
Paula Apsell

Senior Executive Producer, WGBH Educational Foundation

Karen Armstrong
Karen Armstrong

Author, A History of God, Holy War, and Fields of Blood

Raney Aronson-Rath
Raney Aronson-Rath

Executive Producer, PBS (Festival Underwriter)

Maurice Ashley
Maurice Ashley

Storyteller, "The Moth"

Reza Aslan
Reza Aslan

Professor of Creative Writing, University of California, Riverside; Author, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth