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Susan Fowler

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2017 | Technology Editor of The New York Times Opinion Section

Susan Fowler is a central figure in the #MeToo movement. Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2017 as one of the silence breakers, Fowler is the former Uber engineer whose viral blog post ignited an ongoing, worldwide conversation. 
 
Angie Thomas

Author of the Black Lives Matter-Inspired YA Novel The Hate U Give, an Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give—widely known as the first Black Lives Matter-inspired YA novel—is currently a #1 New York Times bestseller, and a resident of the list for 85 weeks and counting. Describe...

Julia Ioffe

Staff Writer at The Atlantic | Author of Russia Girl (Forthcoming)

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…

 
Yascha Mounk

Speaker on the Decline of Democracy & Rise of Populism | Harvard Lecturer | Author of The People vs. Democracy (2018)

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…

 
Ajay Agrawal

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Expert | Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab | Author of Prediction Machines (2018)

“Humans make noisy predictions” says world-leading Artificial Intelligence researcher and economist Ajay Agrawal. Author of the game-changing book Prediction Machines and founder of U of T’s Creative…

 
Michael Casey

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Fintech Speaker | Co-Author of The Truth Machine, The Social Organism, & The Age of Cryptocurrency

As Senior Advisor to MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative and co-author of both The Age of Cryptocurrency andThe Truth Machine (Feb. 2018), Michael Casey demystifies the blockchain: the decentralized…

 
Titus Kaphar

Award-Winning Painter and Sculptor

With more urgency than a headline, Titus Kaphar’s artworks capture the spirit of social justice and change in America today (exemplified in his TIME cover portrait of the Ferguson protests). Working…

 
Sue Gardner

Former Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation

The fight to keep the Internet democratic – easily-accessible – is one of society’s most urgent battles. And, lately, it hasn’t been going well. The discussion around net neutrality, around…

 
Nicholas Thompson

Editor-in-Chief of Wired | Former Editor of NewYorker.com

The story of how science and tech will change our lives is one of the most important in the world. And no one’s more equipped to tell it than Nicholas Thompson. A veteran editor, he revolutionized The New Yorker’s online platform and transformed the magazine. Now, as the editor-in-chief of Wired, he’s working at the forefront of digital innovation...

Tarah Wheeler

Cybersecurity Expert | Author of Women in Tech

Cybersecurity attacks are doubling every year. Phishing scams are at an all-time high. These days, it isn’t an IT flunky answering for security breaches, it’s CEOs and business owners, non-tech professionals...