Speakers and Moderators

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Mitch Landrieu
Mitch Landrieu

Mayor, City of New Orleans

Chris Lane
Chris Lane

CEO, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Carol Larson
Carol Larson

President and CEO, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Journalist; Author, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana; Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Jim Lentz
Jim Lentz

CEO, Toyota North America (Festival Underwriter); Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Kelly Leonard
Kelly Leonard

Executive Director, Insights and Applied Improvisation, The Second City; Author, Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses 'No, But' Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration

David Leonhardt
David Leonhardt

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Richard Levin
Richard Levin

CEO, Coursera

Jordan Lewis
Jordan Lewis

Founder and CEO, Silver Peak Apothecary and High Valley Farms

Anne Libera
Anne Libera

Director of Comedy Studies, Columbia College Chicago

Gideon Lichfield
Gideon Lichfield

Senior Editor, Quartz

Ann Limberg
Ann Limberg

Head of Philanthropic Solutions and the Family Office, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management (Festival Underwriter)

Jimmy Lin
Jimmy Lin

Founder and President, Rare Genomics Institute; Director of Clinical Genomics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Eric Liu
Eric Liu

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

Kristofer Lofgren
Kristofer Lofgren

Founder and CEO, Sustainable Restaurant Group; CEO, Redefine Ventures

Jon Lovett
Jon Lovett

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

Rick Lowe
Rick Lowe

Artist; Founder, Project Row Houses

Jane Lubchenco
Jane Lubchenco

Advisor in Marine Studies, U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean, U.S. Department of State; Distinguished University Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University

Daniel Lubetzky
Daniel Lubetzky

Founder and CEO, KIND Healthy Snacks

Jens Ludwig
Jens Ludwig

McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago; Director, Crime Lab and Co-Director, Urban Education Lab, University of Chicago

Abrahm Lustgarten
Abrahm Lustgarten

Senior Reporter, ProPublica; Author, Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Janice Luvera
Janice Luvera

Global Brand Leader, Genworth Financial, Inc. (Festival Underwriter)