Speakers and Moderators

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Ida Rademacher
Ida Rademacher

Executive Director, Financial Security Program, The Aspen Institute

Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine

Henry G. Lee Professor, Department of English, Pomona College; Poet, Citizen: An American Lyric; Playwright, The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue

Rip Rapson
Rip Rapson

President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation

Steven Rattner
Steven Rattner

Chairman, Willett Advisors

Ben Rattray
Ben Rattray

Founder and CEO, Change.org

Bob Raynolds
Bob Raynolds

Research Associate, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; Adjunct Faculty, Geophysics Department, Colorado School of Mines

Pamela Reeves
Pamela Reeves

Senior Advisor for Gender Strategy, Executive Office of Melinda Gates

Diane Regas
Diane Regas

Senior Vice President, Programs, Environmental Defense Fund (Festival Underwriter)

Regina Reichert
Regina Reichert

Co-Director and Co-Founder, Power House Productions; Artist, Design 99

Stewart Resnick
Stewart Resnick

Chairman and President, The Wonderful Company

Andrew Revkin
Andrew Revkin

Senior Reporter for Climate and Related Issues, ProPublica; Journalist and Blogger, The New York Times

James Reynolds Jr.
James Reynolds Jr.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Loop Capital

Ben Rhodes
Ben Rhodes

Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting

Connie Rice
Connie Rice

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Advancement Project

Dara Richardson-Heron
Dara Richardson-Heron

CEO, YWCA USA

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

Movement Artist; Co-Founder, Movement Art Is

Naomi Schaefer Riley
Naomi Schaefer Riley

Columnist, New York Post; Author, Got Religion?, 'Til Faith Do Us Part

Amanda Ripley
Amanda Ripley

Journalist, Emerson Senior Fellow; Author, The Smartest Kids in the World

Julia Roberson
Julia Roberson

Director, Strategic Communications and Ocean Acidification, Ocean Conservancy

Luiz Rocha
Luiz Rocha

Associate Curator and Follett Chair of Ichthyology, Biology, California Academy of Sciences

L. Todd Rose
L. Todd Rose

President, Center for Individual Opportunity; Lecturer on Educational Neuroscience, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Jeffrey Rosen
Jeffrey Rosen

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

Zack Rosenberg
Zack Rosenberg

Co-Founder and CEO, St. Bernard Project

Hanna Rosin
Hanna Rosin

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

Robert Roth
Robert Roth

Executive Director, David Lynch Foundation; Meditation Teacher

Horacio Rozanski
Horacio Rozanski

President and CEO, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

David M. Rubenstein
David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

Karla Ruiz Cofiño
Karla Ruiz Cofiño

Interactive Communications & Social Media Strategist, Co-Founder, MILKnCOOKIES

Deborah Rutter
Deborah Rutter

President, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan

US Representative (R-WI)

Kai Ryssdal
Kai Ryssdal

Host, Senior Editor, American Public Media's "Marketplace"