Speakers and Moderators

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Mohamed Abdel-Kader
Mohamed Abdel-Kader

Executive Director, Stevens Initiative, The Aspen Institute

Christina Agapakis
Christina Agapakis

Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

Elizabeth Alexander
Elizabeth Alexander

Poet; Director of Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation; Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

Wajahat Ali
Wajahat Ali

Op-Ed Contributor, New York Times; Writer

Anita Allen
Anita Allen

Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, and Vice Provost for Faculty, University of Pennsylvania

Dmitri Alperovitch
Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CrowdStrike

Kurt Andersen
Kurt Andersen

Writer; Host and Co-Creator, "Studio 360," PRI and WNYC

Ross Andersen
Ross Andersen

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Julia Angwin
Julia Angwin

Senior Reporter, ProPublica

Abdullah Antepli
Abdullah Antepli

Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs, Duke University

Yoni Appelbaum
Yoni Appelbaum

Senior Editor for Politics and Policy, The Atlantic