Speakers

Eric Topol

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December 17, 2020 | Cardiologist, research scientist, and bestselling author

Vivek Murthy

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January 21, 2021 | Co-Chair of Biden's Covid-19 Advisory Board and former Surgeon General

Allison Hedge Coke

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TBA | Award-winning poet and author of Dog Road Woman, Blood Run, and Burn

RBG - Life & Legacy

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Friday, October 2nd, 3:00 HST | A forum to celebrate the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

John Barry

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November 12, 2020 | Tulane professor of public health and bestselling author.

Edward Glaeser

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October 21, 2020 | Harvard economist and a former director of the Taubman Center

Alicia Garza

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September 24, 2020 | Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter and Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals

Paul Butler

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September 9, 2020 | Georgetown law professor and the author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men.

Ellen Carol Dubois

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August 27, 2020 | Acclaimed UCLA historian and author of Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote

Matthew Desmond

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July 28, 2020 | Princeton sociologist, MacArthur Genius fellow, and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted
Tim Wu

Tim Wu

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February 20, 2020 | The New York Times columnist and author of The Attention Merchants and The Curse of Bigness
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Rachel Louise Snyder

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March 9, 2020 | Investigative journalist and author of No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
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Robert Waldinger

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March 12, 2020 | Renowned psychiatrist, Zen priest, and director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development
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Noura Erakat

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November 6, 2019 | author of Justice for Some: Law and in the Question of Palestine
Mark Hixon

Mark Hixon

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October 3, 2019 | Hsiao Endowed Chair in Marine Biology
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David Wallace-Wells

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January 14, 2020 | Deputy Editor at New York magazine and author of The Uninhabitable Earth
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Lita M. Proctor

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January 23, 2020 | Inaugural Coordinator of the NIH’s $215 million Human Microbiome Project

Viet Thanh Nguyen

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September 19, 2019 | Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and MacArthur genius fellow.
Andy Fisher

Andy Fisher

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September 12, 2019 | Food security and justice advocate, author of Big Hunger
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Michael Bennett

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Defensive end with the New England Patriots, and author of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable.
Priyamvada Natarajan

Priyamvada Natarajan

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Priyamvada Natarajan is a professor of Astronomy and Physics at Yale and the author of Mapping the Heavens
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Marcus Rediker

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Acclaimed historian, documentary filmmaker and award-winning author
Marielena Hincapié

Marielena Hincapié

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Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center
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Thomas Laqueur

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Cultural theorist and author of The Work of the Dead

Sheena Iyengar

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Social psychologist Sheena Iyengar is one of the world’s leading experts on choice
Kaitlyn Yang

Kaitlyn Yang

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Visual Effects Supervisor, Alpha Studios

David Cole

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David Cole is the national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Ellis Henican

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Ellis Henican is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and prolific, bestselling author.

Janet Mock

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Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Janet Mock is an author, TV personality and one of the nation’s most important advocates for transgender rights.

Richard Tedlow

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Harvard business professor and faculty at Apple University, Richard Tedlow is an expert on management decision-making and the history and future of technology.

Marcus Ericksen

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Scientist, environmentalist, adventurer, Marcus Eriksen is one of the world’s leading advocates for cleaning plastic pollution from the oceans.

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

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Renowned coral reef scientist and director of the Global Change Institute

Christopher Field

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Director of Stanford's Woods Institute and leading author of IPCC climate reports

Eric Shinseki

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First Asian American 4-star general and former Secretary for Veteran's Affairs

Michael Roth

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President of Wesleyen University and advocate for liberal education

Walter Echo-Hawk

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Native American attorney and author
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Sara Seager

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MIT Astrophysicist and expert in Earth-like exoplanets
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Lonnie Bunch

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Founding Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

Chris Eyre

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Award-winning Native American filmmaker
Endowed University of Chicago professor of philosophy and law and prolific author.

Martha Nussbaum

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Endowed University of Chicago professor of philosophy and law and prolific author.
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Vivek Murthy

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Surgeon General of the United States.
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Sacha Pfeiffer

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Pulitzer-prize winning reporter on the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, author of Betrayed: The Crisis in the Catholic Church (2003).
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Corey Robin

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Essayist, academic, author of The Reactionary Mind — “the book that predicted Trump” (New Yorker) — and Fear: The History of a Political Idea.
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Douglas Abrams

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Novelist, literary agent, co-author of The Book of Joy, an international best seller, with Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.

Ai-jen Poo

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Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance, MacArthur fellow, author of The Age of Dignity (2015).
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Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

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Wasserman Dean of Education, UCLA, author of twenty-six books, member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Archon Fung

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Academic dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School.
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Mark Bittman

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New York Times food writer, author of twenty books, including How to Cook Everything (1998).
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Heather Thompson

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University of Michigan historian and author of bestseller Blood in the Water (2016).
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Sam Kass

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NBC News analyst, Director, Let’s Move!, White House Senior Advisor for Nutrition Policy (2009-2014).
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Jose Antonio Vargas

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Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Founder and CEO, Define American.
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Stephanie Coontz

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Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families, author of Marriage, A New History (2005).
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Theda Skocpol

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Harvard professor of Government, Johan Skytte Prize winner, member National Academy of Sciences.
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Tyrone Hayes

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Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, New Yorker profile subject.
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Janny Scott

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, author of A Singular Woman (2011).
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Mike Devine

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Director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.
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Sharon Fawcett

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Assistant U.S. Archivist of the United States.
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Martha Minow

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Dean, Harvard Law School, Vice-Chair, U.S. Legal Services Corporation.
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Van Jones

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CNN commentator, White House green jobs advisor (2009), author of Rebuild the Dream (2012).
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Joseph Stiglitz

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Nobel laureate, University Professor of Economics at Columbia.