Speakers and Moderators

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Lisa Kaltenegger
Lisa Kaltenegger

Director, Carl Sagan Institute, Cornell University

Erika Karp
Erika Karp

Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital

Sam Kass
Sam Kass

Founder, TROVE; Senior Food Analyst, NBC News

Neal Katyal
Neal Katyal

Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown Law; Partner, Hogan Lovells

Melissa Kearney
Melissa Kearney

Economics Professor, University of Maryland; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Chris Kelly
Chris Kelly

Founder, Kelly Investments; Chair, Fandor

Max Kenner
Max Kenner

Founder and Executive Director, Bard Prison Initiative

Paula Kerger
Paula Kerger

President and CEO, PBS (Festival Underwriter)

Piper Kerman
Piper Kerman

Author, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

John Kerry
John Kerry

Secretary, US Department of State

Asma Khalid
Asma Khalid

Campaign Reporter, NPR

Zia Khan
Zia Khan

Vice President, Initiatives and Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Navina Khanna
Navina Khanna

Director, HEAL Food Alliance; Co-Founder and Field Director, Live Real

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 and Food Columnist, The Atlantic