NYU Professor | Sociologist | Author of Uneasy Peace
Prof. of Social Psychology & Organizational Behavior at Stanford | Director of the Polarization and Social Change Lab
Our current political climate hasn’t been this polarized since the Civil War, says social psychologist and speaker Robb Willer. An antidote to this hyper-polarization is Willer’s technique of “moral r...
Physician | Public Health Expert | 2018 Candidate for Governor in Michigan
Expert on International Trade Policy and Law | Professor
Director of MIT’s Space Enabled Research Lab | Assistant Prof. of Media Arts and Sciences
Author of Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (Forthcoming; Spring 2019)
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, and Upheaval (May 2019)
One of America's Leading Public Intellectuals
When it comes to the most pressing social issues of the day, Kwame Anthony Appiah is a touchstone of reason and inclusivity. Asking—and answering—probing questions on morality, ethnicity, and religion...
First Foreign Litigator in Afghanistan, 2014 TED Speaker
Economist and MacArthur Genius studying economic inequality
Author of Give People Money | Contributing Editor at The Atlantic
How is the economy adapting to profound technological advances, such as A.I. and automation? How are these forces, and many others, redefining the nature of work, the potential of business, even society itself?
Chief Correspondent for CBC News and Anchor of The National for 29 Years
Author of Russia Girl (Forthcoming) | Contributing Writer at The Atlantic
What does Russia really want? American speculation on Russia’s actions – what it has or hasn’t done, what it might do – is a major political topic; the guesswork is deafening. Is Russia as cohesive a ...
Noted Economist and Political Scientist, co-author of Why Nations Fail
Senior Editor at The Atlantic | Author of Hit Makers
Award-winning Journalist and #1 Bestselling Author of Empty Planet
Bestselling Author of The Unwinding | The Atlantic Staff Writer
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, The New York Times chose George Packer’s The Unwinding as a key book “To Help You Understand Trump’s Win.” Now, years after this flash point, Packer’s no...
Author of The Battle for Paradise, No Is Not Enough, This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, & No Logo
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and the #1 international bestselling author of seminal books The Shock Doctrine and No Logo. In her book This Changes Everything, and in powerful new talks, she exposes the myths of the climate debate.
Online News Director, The New Yorker | Two-Time Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
As News Director of NewYorker.com, David Rohde is at the helm of online news coverage at one of the country’s most respected magazines—a bastion of fact-checked journalism in an era of ‘fake news.’ A ...
Speaker on the Decline of Democracy & Rise of Populism | Harvard Lecturer | Author of The People vs. Democracy
Less than a third of young Americans say it’s important to them to live in a democracy. Why? Because the system is a mess: opaque administrations, frustrating political candidates, policies that don’t...
National Correspondent for The Atlantic | Author of The Way of the Strangers
“What ISIS Really Wants.” That’s the title of Graeme Wood’s viral Atlantic cover story, which was the most-read piece on the Internet—the entire Internet—in 2015. Its influence on how we understand ex...
Rolling Stone Writer | Author of Four New York Times bestsellers, including Insane Clown President and The Divide
One of the smartest—and funniest—chroniclers of the rise of Trump, growing inequality, and Wall Street excess, Matt Taibbi is also the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Great Derangement,...
Author of Dirty Wars, Blackwater, and The Assassination Complex
Jeremy Scahill confronts America’s War on Terror—a campaign of assassinations, drone strikes, surveillance, and covert ops—with rare insight. In talks, he draws from his nearly two decades of investig...
Executive Director of the Angus Reid Institute
Where are we heading—culturally, politically, economically? As the Executive Director of the Angus Reid Institute, Shachi Kurl asks important questions and reveals what we really think about them. She...
Author of Palaces for the People and Going Solo
National Correspondent for The Atlantic | National Book Award Winner | Co-Author of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America
James Fallows is one of the world’s most respected journalists—an intrepid, yet sensitive investigator of his world and others. His latest New York Times bestseller Our Towns (co-authored with writer ...
Creator of the Wall Street Global Political Risk Index
Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. In 1998, Bremmer founded Eurasia Group with just $25,000. Today, the company ...
Renowned Cultural Critic | Author of Ten Books, Including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs
New York Times bestselling author of Without You, There Is No Us, Expert on North Korea
Suki Kim is one of the only writers to ever go undercover in North Korea. An award-winning novelist, Kim’s obsession with the country led her to pursue journalistic assignments there beginning in 2002...
Director of Cyberspace and Digital Policy at Council on Foreign Relations
Veteran Broadcaster and Senior Correspondent for CBC News
One of the World’s Most Respected Military Heroes
Painter, Writer, and Author of Drawing Blood
Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer whose work has been described as “God’s own circus posters,” by Rolling Stone. Crabapple’s art engages injustice, subversiveness, and rebellion. The New York Ti...
Host of The Rick Mercer Report for 15 years | Author of Rick Mercer Final Report
Bestselling Author and Editor-at-Large at The National Post
Creating a robust agenda for the development of emerging tech isn’t a frill, but a necessity in the 21st century. An award-winning, bestselling author and futurist, Diane Francis argues for a more eff...
Author of Enlightenment Now and The Better Angels of Our Nature
Co-author of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America
Writer Deborah Fallows has turned her careful observations and beautiful prose to the small towns and industries that shape the United States. In her New York Times bestseller Our Towns: A 100,000-Mil...