Speakers and Moderators

Aspen Ideas Festival

Meredith Artley
Meredith Artley

Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief, CNN Digital Worldwide

Malik Dahlan
Malik Dahlan

Founder and Principal, Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy (iQ); Professor of International Law and Public Policy, Queen Mary University of London Law School

Jared Diamond
Jared Diamond

Professor, Geography Department, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs, and Steel

John McWhorter
John McWhorter

Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics, Columbia University; Author, The Power of Babel and Talking Back, Talking Black

Dambisa Moyo
Dambisa Moyo

Global Economist; Author, Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth — and How to Fix It

Elisa New
Elisa New

Director & Host, Poetry in America; Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University

Spotlight Health

Shada Alsalamah
Shada Alsalamah

Visiting Scholar, MIT Media Lab; Assistant Professor of Information Systems Security, College of Computer and Information Science, King Saud University

Robert Green
Robert Green

Director and Professor of Medicine (Genetics), Genomes2People Research Program, Harvard Medical School

Margot Hirsch
Margot Hirsch

President, Smart Tech Challenges Foundation

Takao Toda
Takao Toda

Vice President for Human Security and Global Health, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Linda Villarosa
Linda Villarosa

Program Director and Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, The City College of New York; Author; Editor; Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine

Kevin Washington
Kevin Washington

President and CEO, YMCA of the USA