Speakers and Moderators

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Jeff Raikes
Jeff Raikes

Co-Founder, Raikes Foundation

Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie

Director, Internet, Science, and Technology Research, Pew Research Center

Jack Rakove
Jack Rakove

William Coe Professor of History and American Studies, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

David M. Rapoport
David M. Rapoport

Director of Research in Integrative Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Festival Underwriter)

Pamela Reeves
Pamela Reeves

Senior Advisor for Gender Strategy, Executive Office of Melinda Gates

Rob Reich
Rob Reich

Political Science Professor, Graduate School of Education; Director, Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University

Andrew Revkin
Andrew Revkin

Senior Reporter for Climate and Related Issues, ProPublica; Journalist and Blogger, The New York Times

Yosimar Reyes
Yosimar Reyes

Poet, Artist-in-Residence, Define American

Julio Ricardo Varela
Julio Ricardo Varela

Digital Media Director, Futuro Media

Cecile Richards
Cecile Richards

President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

John Ridley
John Ridley

Filmmaker; Screenwriter; Showrunner

Charles "Lil Buck" Riley
Charles "Lil Buck" Riley

Movement Artist; Co-Founder, Movement Art Is

Rob Riley
Rob Riley

President, Northern Forest Center

Ory Rinat
Ory Rinat

Interim Chief Digital Officer, The White House

Samuel Rodriguez
Samuel Rodriguez

President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Heather Roff
Heather Roff

Senior Research Fellow, Politics and International Relations Department, University of Oxford; Cybersecurity Fellow, New America; Research Scientist, Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University

Yvonne Rolzhausen
Yvonne Rolzhausen

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Rebecca Rosen
Rebecca Rosen

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

David Rothkopf
David Rothkopf

CEO, The Rothkopf Group

Reeta Roy
Reeta Roy

President and CEO, The MasterCard Foundation

David Rubenstein
David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

Kelly Ryan
Kelly Ryan

CEO, Incourage