Speakers and Moderators

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Michael Waldman
Michael Waldman

President, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law

Jane Wales
Jane Wales

Vice President of Philanthropy and Society, Director, Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, The Aspen Institute; Founder and CEO, Global Philanthropy Forum

Jim Wallis
Jim Wallis

Founder and President, Sojourners; Author, On God's Side

Martin Walsh
Martin Walsh

Mayor, City of Boston

Mark Warner
Mark Warner

US Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia (D)

Mark Weinberger
Mark Weinberger

Global Chairman and CEO, EY (Festival Underwriter)

Randi Weingarten
Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (Festival Underwriter)

Dana Weiss
Dana Weiss

Anchor and Chief Correspondent, Channel 2 (Israel) "Saturday Night News"

Lucas Welch
Lucas Welch

Executive Director, Pluribus Project

Bruce Western
Bruce Western

Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy, and Professor Sociology, Harvard University

Leon Wieseltier
Leon Wieseltier

Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy, Brookings Institution

Jessica Williamson
Jessica Williamson

Comedian; Storyteller, "The Moth"

Kamilah Willingham
Kamilah Willingham

Program Associate, Just Detention International

Garry Wills
Garry Wills

Author, The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis; Why I Am a Catholic

Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson

Chairman and CEO, The Allstate Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Dalila Wilson-Scott
Dalila Wilson-Scott

Managing Director, Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase

Damian Woetzel
Damian Woetzel

Director, Arts Program, The Aspen Institute; Artistic Director, Vail International Dance Festival

Chris Womack
Chris Womack

President, External Affairs, Southern Company (Festival Underwriter)

Graeme Wood
Graeme Wood

National Correspondent, The Atlantic; Lecturer, Yale University

Joshua Wyner
Joshua Wyner

Executive Director, College Excellence Program, The Aspen Institute

Karen Wynn
Karen Wynn

Professor, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale University