Speakers and Moderators

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Mary Louise Kelly
Mary Louise Kelly

Contributor, The Atlantic

Raymond Kelly
Raymond Kelly

President, Risk Management Services, Cushman & Wakefield; Former Commissioner, New York City Police Department

Randall Kempner
Randall Kempner

Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

David M. Kennedy
David M. Kennedy

Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University; Founding Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University

Philip Kennicott
Philip Kennicott

Art and Architecture Critic, The Washington Post

Samar Khan
Samar Khan

Founder, Ethnomedia; Documentary Filmmaker

Nina Khrushcheva
Nina Khrushcheva

Associate Dean and Professor of International Affairs, Milano School of International Affairs, The New School

Craig Kielburger
Craig Kielburger

Co-Founder, Free The Children; Co-Founder, Me to We

Clifton Kinnie
Clifton Kinnie

Student Activist; Founder, Our Destiny STL

David Kirkpatrick
David Kirkpatrick

Founder and CEO, Techonomy

Alison Klayman
Alison Klayman

Journalist; Filmmaker, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Mark A.R. Kleiman
Mark A.R. Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles

Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar

US Senator , State of Minnesota (D)

Timothy Knowles
Timothy Knowles

Chairman, University of Chicago Urban Education Institute; Pritzker Director, University of Chicago Urban Labs

William Kristol
William Kristol

Editor at Large, The Weekly Standard

Fred Krupp
Fred Krupp

President, Environmental Defense Fund (Festival Underwriter)

Corby Kummer
Corby Kummer

Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Editor in Chief, Ideas: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute

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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)

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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

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Vali Nasr
Vali Nasr

Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Maajid Nawaz
Maajid Nawaz

Co-Founder and Chairman, Quilliam; Author, Radical

Alyse Nelson
Alyse Nelson

Co-Founder, President and CEO, Vital Voices

Marie Nelson
Marie Nelson

Vice President, News and Public Affairs, PBS (Festival Underwriter)

Latondra Newton
Latondra Newton

Group Vice President, Social Innovation Officer, and Chief Diversity Officer, Toyota North America; Chief Program Officer, Toyota Mobility Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Joe Nocera
Joe Nocera

Opinion-Editorial Columnist, The New York Times

Grover Norquist
Grover Norquist

Founder and President, Americans for Tax Reform

Michele Norris
Michele Norris

Journalist; Founder, The Race Card Project; Executive Director, The Bridge, The Aspen Institute

Jacqueline Novogratz
Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder and CEO, Acumen; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

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Mary O’Doherty
Mary O’Doherty

Assistant Director, Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Theodore B. Olson
Theodore B. Olson

Attorney, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP; Former US Solicitor General

Mark Oppenheimer
Mark Oppenheimer

Writer; Religion Columnist, The New York Times

Peter Orszag
Peter Orszag

Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Global Co-Head of Health Care, Lazard Freres & Co.

Evan Osnos
Evan Osnos

Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

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Farah Pandith
Farah Pandith

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Emily Parker
Emily Parker

Author, Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground

Richard Pascale
Richard Pascale

Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Anne Pasternak
Anne Pasternak

Director, Brooklyn Art Museum ; President and Artistic Director, Creative Time

Stephen Patrick
Stephen Patrick

Executive Director, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute

John Allen Paulos
John Allen Paulos

Professor of Mathematics, Temple University; Author, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Perri Peltz
Perri Peltz

Documentary Filmmaker; Director, Warning: This Drug May Kill You

Mark Penn
Mark Penn

Executive Vice President and Chief Insights Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Carrie Walton Penner
Carrie Walton Penner

Board Chair, Walton Family Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Thomas Perez
Thomas Perez

US Secretary of Labor

David Petraeus
David Petraeus

Partner, KKR; Chairman, KKR Global Institute

William Phillimore
William Phillimore

Executive Vice President, Paramount Farms

Barbara Picower
Barbara Picower

President and Chair, JPB Foundation

Francis Pike
Francis Pike

Author, Hirohito's War: The Pacific War 1941-1945

Jason Pontin
Jason Pontin

Publisher and Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review

Ai-jen Poo
Ai-jen Poo

Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Director, Caring Across Generations (Festival Underwriter)

Dan Price
Dan Price

Founder and CEO, Gravity Payments

Penny Pritzker
Penny Pritzker

Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group; Former US Secretary of Commerce

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