Speakers and Moderators

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Parag Khanna
Parag Khanna

Global Strategist; Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, National University of Singapore; Author, Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

Matt Kibbe
Matt Kibbe

President and Chief Community Organizer, Free the People

Sam Killermann
Sam Killermann

Comedian; Director of Creativity, Hues; Author, The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook: A Guide to Gender

Marty Klein
Marty Klein

Sex Therapist, Policy Analyst, Marty Klein & Associates

Kilian Kleinschmidt
Kilian Kleinschmidt

Chairman and Founder, Innovation and Planning Agency; Refugee Advisor, German Development Ministry

Eric Klinenberg
Eric Klinenberg

Professor of Sociology, Director, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University

Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar

US Senator , State of Minnesota (D)

Ann Korologos
Ann Korologos
Lawrence Krauss
Lawrence Krauss

Director, Origins Project and Professor of Theoretical Physics, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

Sallie Krawcheck
Sallie Krawcheck

Co-Founder and CEO, Ellevest; Chair, Ellevate Network

Corby Kummer
Corby Kummer

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

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Sedar LaBarre
Sedar LaBarre

Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Elise Labott
Elise Labott

Global Affairs Correspondent, CNN

Paige Ladisic
Paige Ladisic

Intern, The Charlotte Observer; Editor in Chief, The Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina

Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Mitch Landrieu
Mitch Landrieu

Mayor, City of New Orleans

Chris Lane
Chris Lane

CEO, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Laura Lauder
Laura Lauder

General Partner, Lauder Partners, LLC

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Jae Rhim Lee
Jae Rhim Lee

Founder and CEO, Coeio

Franklin Leonard
Franklin Leonard

Founder, The Black List

David Leonhardt
David Leonhardt

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence Lessig

Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School

Marsha Levick
Marsha Levick

Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center

Janna Levin
Janna Levin

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College of Columbia University; Author, How the Universe Got Its Spots; Author, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines

Kate D. Levin
Kate D. Levin

Principal, Cultural Assets Management, Bloomberg Associates; Head, Arts Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Marc Levin
Marc Levin

Policy Director, Right on Crime; Director, Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Jody Lewen
Jody Lewen

Executive Director, Prison University Project

Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis

Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture and African and American Studies, Harvard University

Ann Limberg
Ann Limberg

Head of Philanthropic Solutions and the Family Office, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management (Festival Underwriter)

David Litt
David Litt

Head Writer and Producer, Washington DC Chapter, "Funny or Die"

Eric Liu
Eric Liu

Executive Director, Citizenship and American Identity Program, The Aspen Institute; Founder, Citizen University

Christopher Livaccari
Christopher Livaccari

Elementary School Principal and Chinese Program Director, International School of the Peninsula; Senior Advisor for China Learning Intiatives, Asia Society

Maggie Loughran
Maggie Loughran

Editor in Chief, The Chicago Maroon; Student, The University of Chicago

Glenn Loury
Glenn Loury

Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences, Economics Professor, and Watson Institute Faculty Fellow, Brown University

Adam Lowry
Adam Lowry

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Ripple Foods

Monica Lozano
Monica Lozano

Chair, Latinos and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Greg Lukianoff
Greg Lukianoff

President and CEO, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Jane Holl Lute
Jane Holl Lute

Special Coordinator, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General, United Nations

Loretta Lynch
Loretta Lynch

US Attorney General, Department of Justice

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Melvin Mar
Melvin Mar

Producer; Executive Producer, "Fresh Off the Boat"

Gloria Mark
Gloria Mark

Professor, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine

John Markoff
John Markoff

Science Writer, The New York Times

Morgan Marquis-Boire
Morgan Marquis-Boire

Director of Security, First Look; Senior Researcher, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto

Zach Maurin
Zach Maurin

Executive Director, Service Year Alliance

Nergis Mavalvala
Nergis Mavalvala

Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics and Associate Department Head, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Staff Scientist, LIGO Laboratory

Dan McAdams
Dan McAdams

Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Director, Foley Center for the Study of Lives, Northwestern University

David McCormick
David McCormick

Co-CEO, Bridgewater Associates

Jane McGonigal
Jane McGonigal

Director of Games Research and Development, Institute for the Future; Founder, Gameful

DeRay Mckesson
DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist; Educator; Co-Founder, Campaign Zero

Jamie Merisotis
Jamie Merisotis

President and CEO, Lumina Foundation

Rouba Mhaissen
Rouba Mhaissen

Founder and Director, Sawa Foundation

Michael Middleton
Michael Middleton

Interim President, University of Missouri; Professor Emeritus, MU School of Law

Michelle Miller
Michelle Miller

Correspondent, CBS News

Yuri Milner
Yuri Milner

Founder, DST Global

Wendy Mitchell
Wendy Mitchell

Founder and Cheese Maker, Avalanche Cheese Company, Meat and Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop, and Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar

Renée Montagne
Renée Montagne

Host, "Morning Edition," NPR

Marc Morial
Marc Morial

President and CEO, National Urban League

Anne Mosle
Anne Mosle

Vice President, Executive Director, Ascend, The Aspen Institute

Loubna Mrie
Loubna Mrie

Photojournalist; Fellow, Magnum Foundation

Sendhil Mullainathan
Sendhil Mullainathan

Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Co-Founder, ideas42; Author, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much

Mike Murphy
Mike Murphy

GOP Strategist; Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Alan Murray
Alan Murray

Editor, Fortune

Amy Myrdal Miller
Amy Myrdal Miller

Founder and President, Founder's Daughter Consulting

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Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella

CEO, Microsoft Corporation

Sarbjit Nahal
Sarbjit Nahal

Managing Director and Head of Thematic Investing, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Festival Underwriter)

Priyamvada Natarajan
Priyamvada Natarajan

Professor, Astronomy and Physics Departments, Yale University

Nicholas Negroponte
Nicholas Negroponte

Investor; Co-Founder, MIT Media Lab; Founder, One Laptop Per Child

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)

Vivian Nixon
Vivian Nixon

Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship

Michele Norris
Michele Norris

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

Victoria Nuland
Victoria Nuland

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, US State Department

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Jennifer O'Malley Dillon
Jennifer O'Malley Dillon

Founding Partner, Precision Strategies

Sally Osberg
Sally Osberg

President and CEO, Skoll Foundation

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Susan Page
Susan Page

Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today

Jon Palmer
Jon Palmer

Associate General Counsel Litigation, Microsoft Corporation

Stephen Patrick
Stephen Patrick

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

Minxin Pei
Minxin Pei

Director, Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies; Professor, Claremont McKenna College

Perri Peltz
Perri Peltz

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

Susan Penfield
Susan Penfield

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Carrie Walton Penner
Carrie Walton Penner

Board Chair, Walton Family Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Esther Perel
Esther Perel

Psychologist; Therapist; Author, Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence

David Petraeus
David Petraeus

Partner, KKR; Chairman, KKR Global Institute

Lonnie Phillips
Lonnie Phillips

Co-Founder, Jessi's Message

Sandy Phillips
Sandy Phillips

Co-Founder, Jessi's Message

Chellie Pingree
Chellie Pingree

US Representative (D-ME)

Jean Pitzo
Jean Pitzo

CEO, Ace Metal Crafts

Andrew D. Plepler
Andrew D. Plepler

Consumer Policy Executive, Bank of America (Festival Underwriter)

David Plotz
David Plotz

CEO, Atlas Obscura

Chris Plutte
Chris Plutte

Founder and Executive Director, Global Nomads Group

Dan Porterfield
Dan Porterfield

President, Franklin and Marshall College

Sheila Pott
Sheila Pott

Co-Founder, Audrie Pott Foundation

Kirsten Powers
Kirsten Powers

Contributor, Fox News; Columnist, USA Today; Author

Gill Pratt
Gill Pratt

Executive Technical Advisor and CEO, Toyota Research Institute, Toyota Motor Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Mark Preston
Mark Preston

Executive Editor, CNN Politics

Penny Pritzker
Penny Pritzker

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

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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)

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