Speakers and Moderators

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Malika Saada Saar
Malika Saada Saar

Senior Counsel, Civil and Human Rights, Google

Ricardo Salinas
Ricardo Salinas

Founder and Chairman, Salinas Group

Ricardo Salvador
Ricardo Salvador

Senior Scientist and Director, Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Judith Samuelson
Judith Samuelson

Founder and Executive Director, Business and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

M. Sanjayan
M. Sanjayan

Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist, Conservation International

Dan Savage
Dan Savage

Advice Columnist; Author, Savage Love

Orville Schell
Orville Schell

Arthur Ross Director, Center on US China Relations, Asia Society

Laura Secor
Laura Secor

Journalist; Author, Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

Tina Seelig
Tina Seelig

Professor of the Practice, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University; Faculty Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford School of Engineering

Adam Segal
Adam Segal

Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director, Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Lina Sergie Attar
Lina Sergie Attar

Co-Founder and CEO, Karam Foundation

Mariela Shaker
Mariela Shaker

Violinist

Jim Shelton
Jim Shelton

President, Chan Zuckerberg Education Initiative; Former Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, US Department of Education

Jon Shenk
Jon Shenk

Co-Founder, Producer, and Director, Actual Films

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Deputy Secretary, US Department of Energy

Mina Sherzoy
Mina Sherzoy

Director, Promote Women in Government (WIG) Program, USAID

Tim Shriver
Tim Shriver

Chairman, Special Olympics; Co-Founder and Chair, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

Forrest Sill
Forrest Sill

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

Paul Singer
Paul Singer

Founder and President, Elliott Management

David Skorton
David Skorton

Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Anne-Marie Slaughter
Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO, New America; Professor Emerita, Princeton University

Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith

Actress; Playwright; Professor, New York University; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Clint Smith
Clint Smith

Poet; Educator; PhD Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

Director, Rock Bottom Ranch, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Kim Snyder
Kim Snyder

Filmmaker; Director, Newtown

Michael Sorrell
Michael Sorrell

President, Paul Quinn College

Pamela Starr
Pamela Starr

Director, US-Mexico Network; Associate Professor, School of International Relations and in Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California

Michael Steele
Michael Steele

CEO, The Steele Group; Former Chair, Republican National Committee

Rob Stein
Rob Stein

Assistant Superintendent, Roaring Fork School District

James Steinberg
James Steinberg

University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law, Former Dean, Maxwell School of Syracuse University; Former Deputy Secretary of State

Laurence Steinberg
Laurence Steinberg

Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University; Author, Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

Richard Stengel
Richard Stengel

Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, US State Department

Alan Stern
Alan Stern

Principal Investigator, New Horizons Mission; Associate Vice President, Southwest Research Institute; Chief Scientist, World View; Chief Scientist, Florida Space Institute

Andy Stern
Andy Stern

Senior Fellow, Columbia University; Former President, Service Employees International Union

Jessica Stern
Jessica Stern

Research Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University; Co-Author, ISIS: The State of Terror

Olivia Sterns
Olivia Sterns

Business and Tech Correspondent, NBC News and MSNBC

Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson

Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative; Author, Just Mercy

Geoffrey Stone
Geoffrey Stone

Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Law School

Scott Stossel
Scott Stossel

Editor, The Atlantic

Tristram Stuart
Tristram Stuart

Founder, Feedback; Food Waste Campaigner

Cass Sunstein
Cass Sunstein

Robert Walmsley University Professor, Founder and Director, Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy, Harvard Law School