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    2012 Participants

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    Gordon Adams

      Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University, Washington

    Margot Adler

      New York City Correspondent, National Public Radio

    Justo Almario

      Recording Artist; Educator, Pasadena

    Arturo Ardila-Gomez

      Urban Transportation Specialist, The World Bank, Washington

    Michael Bérubé

      Director, Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University Park

    Rony Barrak

      Musician, Beirut

    Guy Benson

      Political Editor,; Radio Host, Washington

    Chip Berlet

      Investigative Journalist and Independent Scholar, Somerville, Massachusetts

    Charlie Bisharat

      Musician, Pacific Palisades, California

    Arlene Blum

      Founder and Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute; Visiting Scholar in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

    Patrick Boel

      Strategy and Policy Advisor for Urban Development, Rotterdam

    Lillian Boutté

      Entertainer; Vocalist, Beidenfleth, Germany

    Andrew Butcher

      Chief Executive Officer, GTECH, Pittsburgh

    Henry Butler

      Musician, New York City

    Oscar Castro-Neves

      Musician and Composer, Los Angeles

    Joe Cirincione

      President, Ploughshares Fund, Washington

    Krissy Clark

      Journalist, Los Angeles

    Lou Dubose

      Editor, Washington Spectator, Austin

    Tom Edmonds

      Republican Media Consultant; Chairman, International Association of Political Consultants, Waterford, Virginia

    Jim Emerson

      Writer; Film Critic; Editor, Seattle

    Al Felzenberg

      Director of Strategic Communications (Republicans), Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress, Washington

    Dan Ferber

      Independent Journalist; Author, Indianapolis

    Michael Fink

      Visiting Professor, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

    Michael G. Franc

      Vice President, Government Studies, The Heritage Foundation, Washington

    Mark Frauenfelder

      Founder, Boing Boing; Editor-in-chief, Make, Los Angeles

    Robert A. George

      Associate Editorial Page Editor, New York Post, New York City

    Brad Goode

      Professor of Music, University of Colorado, Boulder


      Musician; Recording Artist; Composer; Gooding Music, Los Angeles

    Louis Goodman

      Professor, School of International Service, American University, Washington

    Andie Grace

      Communications Manager, Burning Man Project, San Francisco

    Dave Grusin

      Musician; Composer; Arranger, Santa Fe

    Don Grusin

      Music and Video Producer; Composer; Arranger, Boulder

    Rick Guidotti

      Founder and Director, Positive Exposure, New York City

    Ross Haenfler

      Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi, Oxford

    Jay Harris

      Publisher, The American Prospect, San Francisco

    Carrie Hessler-Radelet

      Deputy Director, Peace Corps, Washington

    Simon Hoggart

      Parliamentary Correspondent, The Guardian, London

    Sarah Holewinski

      Executive Director, Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, Washington

    Matt Howard

      Iraq Veterans Against the War, President of the Bay Area Chapter, San Francisco

    Mary V. Hughes

      Co-founder and President, Hughes & Company, Palo Alto

    Heather Hurlburt

      Executive Director, National Security Network, Washington

    Gigi Ibrahim

      Political Activist and Citizen Journalist, Cairo

    Andy Ihnatko

      Tech Columnist, The Chicago Sun-Times, Boston

    Steve Katz

      Publisher, Mother Jones, San Francisco

    Robert G. Kaufman

      Professor of Political Science, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Malibu

    Maggie Koerth-Baker

      Science Editor,, Minneapolis

    Abraham Laboriel

      Musician, Tarzana, California

    Merle Lefkoff

      President, Ars Publica, Santa Fe

    Jeff Lieberman

      Artist; Scientist, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Feargal Lynn

      Musican; Storyteller; Elder Care Manager, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Sylvester Bongani Maphosa

      Chief Research Specialist; Head of Peace and Security Unit, Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria

    Mike Marlier

      Professor of Music, University of Denver

    Jurek Martin

      Columnist, Financial Times, Washington

    Douglas L. McElhaney

      United States Ambassador (ret.); Distinguished Diplomat in Residence, University of Miami, St. Petersburg, Florida

    Joseph McInerney

      Director Emeritus, National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, Baltimore

    Mark McKinnon

      Global Vice Chair, Hill+Knowlton Strategies; Co-founder, No Labels, Austin

    Elaine Miller-Karas

      Co-founder and Co-director, Trauma Resource Institute, Claremont, California

    Peter Morales

      President, Unitarian Universalist Association, Boston

    Judith Morrison

      Senior Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington

    Donna Morton

      Founder and Chief Executive Officer, First Power, Delta, British Columbia

    Clare Muireann Murphy

      Storyteller; Performer, London

    Jo Muse

      Chief Executive Officer, Muse Communications, Los Angeles

    Ted Nace

      Director, CoalSwarm, San Francisco

    William Nack

      Writer and Television Essayist, Washington

    Gene Nichol

      Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    John Nichols

      Washington Correspondent, The Nation

    Scott Olsen

      Iraq Veterans Against the War, Bay Area Chapter, San Francisco

    Jay M. Parker

      Colonel (ret.), United States Army; Professor and Chair, International Security Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington

    Yolanda "Cookie" Parker

      Founder and President, KMS Software Company, Los Angeles

    Sidney Perkowitz

      Candler Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Emory University, Atlanta

    Julie Butcher Pezzino

      Executive Director, Grow Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

    Tom Preston-Werner

      Chief Technology Officer, GitHub, Inc., San Francisco

    Reza Ramazani

      Professor, Department of Economics, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont

    Douglas Ray

      Associate Laboratory Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington

    Judithe Registre

      Development and Outreach Director, Women for Women International, Washington

    Bill Reinert

      National Manager, Advanced Technology, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Torrance, California

    Evelyn Resh

      Nurse Midwife; Sexuality Counselor; Author, Ashfield, Massachusetts

    Noah Rifkin

      Transportation and Homeland Security Consultant, Buffalo, New York

    Roberta Rifkin

      Vice President, Government Affairs, Independent Health, Buffalo, New York

    Alice M. Rivlin

      Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington

    Diana Ryall

      Founder and Managing Director, Xplore for Success, Birchgrove, New South Wales, Australia

    Kiki Sanford

      Science Communications Specialist and Strategist, San Francisco

    Steve Sauer

      Personal Manager and Producer, Media Four, Los Angeles

    Howard Schultz

      Chief Executive Officer, Lighthearted Entertainment, Burbank

    Larry Schweiger

      President and Chief Executive Officer, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, Virginia

    Limor Shiponi

      Storyteller; Chief Executive Officer, The Storytelling Company, Inc., Zichron, Yaakov, Israel

    Seth Shostak

      Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute, Mountain View, California

    William Shutkin

      President and Chief Executive Officer, Presidio Graduate School, San Francisco

    Vivian Siegel

      Director, Science Education and Communication, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge

    Jon Sinton

      Progressive Media Entrepreneur, Marietta, Georgia

    Daniel Sladek

      Executive Producer; Celebrity Manager, Los Angeles

    James Tanabe

      Artistic Director, Corteo and Wintuk, Cirque du Soleil

    Sanho Tree

      Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington

    Glenn J. Treisman

      Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

    Dave Walker

      Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Comeback America Initiative, Bridgeport, Connecticut

    Phillip James Walker

      International Lawyer and Consultant, Dunbarton, New Hampshire

    Liz Weir

      Storyteller; Writer, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Drew Westen

      Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, Emory University, Atlanta

    Eric J. Wilhelm

      Founder,; Director of Communities, Autodesk, Oakland

    G. Willow Wilson

      Author, Seattle

    Marie C. Wilson

      President Emerita, Ms. Foundation for Women; Founder and President Emerita, The White House Project, New York City

    Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III

      Associate Professor and Director, American Politics, Policy and Strategy, Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

    George Wolfe

      Professor and Coordinator of Outreach Programs, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

    Tukufu Zuberi

      Host, The History Detectives, Public Broadcasting System; Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations; Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia