Speakers and Moderators

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Alexis Madrigal
Alexis Madrigal

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Matt Malone
Matt Malone

Editor, America: The National Catholic Review

Jason Mangone
Jason Mangone

Director, The Franklin Project, The Aspen Institute

Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis

Musician, Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Roger Martin
Roger Martin

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

Anthony W. Marx
Anthony W. Marx

President, New York Public Library

William E. Mayer
William E. Mayer

Founder and Partner, Park Avenue Equity Partners; Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute

Lucia McBath
Lucia McBath

National Spokeswoman and Faith and Outreach Community Organizer, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Pete McBride
Pete McBride

Photographer; Filmmaker, Chasing Water

Bradley McCallum
Bradley McCallum

Artist, McCallum Studio

David McCandless
David McCandless

Author, Knowledge is Beautiful; Information Designer & Data Journalist, Information is Beautiful

Heather McGhee
Heather McGhee

President, Demos

Mike McNamara
Mike McNamara

CEO, Flextronics

Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham

Presidential Historian and Author; Contributing Editor, TIME

Tracey Meares
Tracey Meares

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School

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

Paul Menta
Paul Menta

Co-Founder, Dock to Dish Key West

Ruth Messinger
Ruth Messinger

President, American Jewish World Service

Delia Milliron
Delia Milliron

Associate Professor and Fellow, Henry Beckman Professorship, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Dalia Mogahed
Dalia Mogahed

Research Director, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

David Monsma
David Monsma

Executive Director, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute

Gregory Mosher
Gregory Mosher

Stage Director and Producer; Professor, School of the Arts, Columbia University

Anne Mosle
Anne Mosle

Vice President, Executive Director, Ascend, The Aspen Institute

Sochua Mu
Sochua Mu

Women's Rights Activist; Member of Parliament for Battambang, Cambodia

Patricia Mulroy
Patricia Mulroy

Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Leilani Munter
Leilani Munter

Race Car Driver; Environmental Activist

Jerry Murdock
Jerry Murdock

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

Charles Murray
Charles Murray

Author, Coming Apart; W. H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute