Speakers and Moderators

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Ida Rademacher
Ida Rademacher

Executive Director, Financial Security Program, The Aspen Institute

Lisa Randall
Lisa Randall

Professor of Physics, Harvard University; Author, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

Urvashi Rangan
Urvashi Rangan

Director, Consumer Safety and Sustainability, Consumer Reports (Festival Underwriter)

Steven Rattner
Steven Rattner

Chairman, Willett Advisors

Bob Raynolds
Bob Raynolds

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

Molly Pershin Raynor
Molly Pershin Raynor

Performing Arts Program Coordinator, RYSE Center

Lata Reddy
Lata Reddy

President, The Prudential Foundation; Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Prudential Financial

Pamela Reeves
Pamela Reeves

Senior Advisor for Gender Strategy, Executive Office of Melinda Gates

Jason Rezaian
Jason Rezaian

Tehran Bureau Chief and Correspondent, The Washington Post

Susan E. Rice
Susan E. Rice

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, White House; US Permanent Representative, United Nations

Katie Rich
Katie Rich

Writer, "Weekend Update," Saturday Night Live

Walter Robb
Walter Robb

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

Brian Roberts
Brian Roberts

Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Jim Rogers
Jim Rogers

Rubenstein Fellow, Duke University; Co-Founder, Global Brightlight Foundation; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney

Chairman, Executive Partner Group, Solamere Capital

Jeffrey Rosen
Jeffrey Rosen

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

David Rosenberg
David Rosenberg

Co-Founder and CEO, AeroFarms

Jessica Rosenworcel
Jessica Rosenworcel

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Hanna Rosin
Hanna Rosin

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

Alec Ross
Alec Ross

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Johns Hopkins University; Author, The Industries of the Future

Michael Roth
Michael Roth

President, Wesleyan University

David Rothkopf
David Rothkopf

CEO, The Rothkopf Group

Horacio Rozanski
Horacio Rozanski

President and CEO, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

David Rubenstein
David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

Robert Rubin
Robert Rubin

Senior Counselor, Centerview Partners; Co-Founder, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution

Kai Ryssdal
Kai Ryssdal

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