- Zainab Salbi
- Loung Ung
- Wynton Marsalis
- Temple Grandin
- Buzz Bissinger
David A. Wilson
The journalist, filmmaker and Founder of theGrio.com with “How To Talk About Race Without Starting A Riot,” with a lecture, screening of his documentary film "Meeting David Wilson" and a conversation on the state of relations today and how we can all play a part in the solution.
The poet and novelist became the first American to receive the Man Booker Prize in 2016 for his novel The Sellout, a scorching satire that wrenches humor out of painful subjects like slavery, police violence and segregation.
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra
A Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, world-renowned healer and teacher and the author of eight books, including the bestselling double memoir co-authored with his brother Deepak, Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream. He has spoken in more than 25 countries on topics relating to medicine, leadership, happiness and living with purpose.
The veteran New York Times journalist is author of seven books including: the New York Times bestseller The Working Poor: Invisible in America; Arab and Jew, which won the Pulitzer Prize and Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America, among others, addresses a range of critical issues from poverty to free speech to civil liberties, and more. Residencies available.
The Kitchen Sisters
The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) are producers of the NPR series, "Hidden Kitchens" "Lost & Found Sound," "The Sonic Memorial Project" and "The Hidden World of Girls (Girls and the Women They Become). They are authors, Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes & More. Their podcast, "The Kitchen Sisters Present…" is part of the Radiotopia network from PRX. They are recipients of a 2017 James Beard Foundation Award (the Oscars of food) and a 2017 Webby!
The founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance from 2000 to 2017, Nadelmann has been described by Rolling Stone as "the point man" for drug policy reform efforts both in the United States and abroad, and “the real drug czar.” His talks include "Marijuana Reform: Past, Present & Future" and "The Opioid Epidemic," among others. His TED Talk, delivered at TEDGlobal in Rio de Janeiro (10/2014), has more than 1.5 million views.
The feature film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie is based on the bestselling memoir by Loung Ung.View Speaker
The film is based on Loung Ung's bestselling memoir • Netflix Release, September 2017View Speaker
At TED with "Women, Wartime and the Dream of Peace"View Speaker
David A. Wilson, Journalist and Founder of theGrio.com, presents his MSNBC award-winning documentary in his lecture/film/conversation event.View Speaker
At TED with "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds"View Speaker
The founding director of Drug Policy Alliance's TEDGlobal talk with over 1.5 million viewsView Speaker