2015 Participants

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    Gordon Adams

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

    Shihana Alazzaz

      Attorney, Vinson and Elkins, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Richard Alley

      Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, State College

    Richard Aregood

      Professor of Journalism, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

    Julie L. Arostegui

      Policy Director, Women, Peace and Security, Women's Action for New Directions, Washington

    Bijoux Barbosa

      Professor of Music, University of Colorado, Boulder

    David Bender

      Political Director, Progressive Voices, Trinidad, California

    Guy Benson

      Political Editor, Townhall.com; Contributor, Fox News, Washington

    Chip Berlet

      Investigative Journalist and Independent Scholar, Somerville, Massachusetts

    Liz Blake

      Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta

    Lillian Boutté

      Entertainer; Vocalist, Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany

    Janet Breslin-Smith

      President, Crosswinds Consulting, Washington

    Julie Brigham-Grette

      Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Chair, Polar Research Board, National Academy of Sciences

    David Brin

      Astrophysicist; Author, Encinitas, California

    Emily Bull

      President, Maji Safi Group, St. Louis

    Stuart Butler

      Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington

    Anna Caltabiano

      Novelist; Media Commentator, Palo Alto

    Frank Thomas Cardenas

      Freelance Writer; Digital Media Producer, Los Angeles

    Jamais Cascio

      Writer; Futurist, San Francisco

    Morrow Cater

      President, Cater Communications, San Francisco

    Sébastien Charrot

      Software Development Manager, Advanced Technology Team, SAS Research and Development Scotland, Glasgow

    Joe Cirincione

      President, Ploughshares Fund, Washington

    Bill Clifford

      President and Chief Executive Officer, World Affairs Councils of America, Washington

    Guy Consolmagno

      President, Vatican Observatory Foundation, Tucson

    Lou Dubose

      Editor, Washington Spectator, Austin

    Tina Dupuy

      Syndicated Columnist, New York City

    Mickey Edwards

      Vice President, The Aspen Institute, Washington

    Robert Egger

      President, L.A. Kitchen and CForward, Los Angeles

    Michael Elliott

      President and Chief Executive Officer, ONE, Washington

    Tanya Boutté Ellsworth

      Entertainer; Vocalist, New Orleans

    Margo Farnsworth

      Biomimicry Fellow, Biomimicry Institute, Smithville, Missouri

    Adrean Farrugia

      Pianist; Composer; Educator, Ontario

    Siobhán Fitzpatrick

      Chief Executive Officer, Early Years, Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Julianna Forlano

      Radio Host, Executive Producer, The Julianna Forlano Show; Adjunct Professor, City University of New York, Brooklyn

    Michael Franc

      Research Fellow and Director, Washington, D.C. Programs, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Palo Alto

    Joel Gallant

      Associate Medical Director of Specialty Services, Southwest CARE Center, Santa Fe

    Robert A. George

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

    Malcolm Gibson

      Executive Editor, Monitor Publications, Limited, Kampala, Uganda

    Brad Goode

      Professor of Music, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Andie Grace

      Vice President of Acquisitions, Devolver Digital Films, Berkeley

    Larry Greenwood

      Senior Managing Director, Government Relations, Asia, MetLife, Tokyo

    Arthur Grim

      Senior Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Reading, Pennsylvania

    Mary Katharine Ham

      Writer; Political Commentator; Fox News Channel Contributor, Alexandria

    Mark Edward Harris

      Photographer; Writer; Educator, Los Angeles

    Michael Ibrahim Heins

      Visual Designer; Digital Artist, Edinburgh

    Tamar Heller

      Professor; Head, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago

    Charlie van der Horst

      Senior Program Advisor, Last Mile Health; Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Mary V. Hughes

      Political Strategist, Palo Alto

    Joanne Grady Huskey

      Vice President, iLIVE2LEAD International, Washington

    Andy Ihnatko

      Tech Columnist, The Chicago Sun-Times, Boston

    Malou Innocent

      Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute, Philadelphia

    Vasti Jackson

      Guitarist; Composer; Producer, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    Clara Jeffery

      Co-editor, Mother Jones, San Francisco

    Robert G. Kaufman

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

    Whitney Kroenke

      Co-founder, Playing For Change; Partner, Engine 7 Media, Santa Monica

    Feargal Lynn

      Elder Care Manager; Storyteller; Musician; Vocalist, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Mike Marlier

      Professor of Music, University of Denver

    Jurek Martin

      Columnist, Financial Times, Washington

    Terrence McNally

      Radio Host, Pacifica/Progressive Voices; Consultant, McNally:MessageMatters, Los Angeles

    Kyle Mitchell

      Storyteller; Business Consultant, Phoenix

    Judith Morrison

      Senior Advisor, Gender and Diversity Division, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington

    Joaquin Muñoz

      Graduate Student, University of Arizona College of Education, Tucson

    Derek Nash

      Saxophonist; Composer; Arranger; Recording Studio Owner, Bexley, Kent

    Will O'Brien

      Technology Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and Crypto Currency Executive, Palo Alto

    Jay M. Parker

      Professor and Chair, International Security Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington

    Martin Parker

      Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

    Jules Pieri

      Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Grommet, Somerville, Massachusetts

    Leonard Pitts, Jr.

      Columnist, Miami Herald; Author, Washington

    William Rees

      Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Evelyn Resh

      Integrative Health and Sexuality Practitioner; Author, Ashfield, Massachusetts

    Nina Richardson

      Operations Management and Consulting Executive; Co-founder and Managing Director, Three Rivers Energy, Inc., Pleasanton, California

    Magdaleno (Leno) Rose-Avila

      Human Rights Activist, Cornelius, Oregon

    Andrew Safir

      President, Recon Research Corporation, Los Angeles

    Frank Shafroth

      Director, Center for State and Local Leadership, George Mason University, Alexandria, Virginia

    Elizabeth Sherman

      Assistant Professor of American Politics, American University, Washington

    Seth Shostak

      Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute, Mountain View, California

    Jon Sinton

      Progressive Media Entrepreneur, Marietta, Georgia

    Jim Smith

      Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group, Washington

    John B. Smith

      Senior Director, Kraft Foods, Champaign, Illinois

    James Tanabe

      International Creative Industry Consultant and Director, Montreal

    Michelle Thaller

      Assistant Director of Science, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

    William Thorne, Jr.

      Judge, Utah Court of Appeals, Salt Lake City

    John Tirman

      Executive Director, MIT Center for International Studies, Cambridge

    Sanho Tree

      Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington

    Terry Vogt

      Chairman, Global Footprint Network, San Francisco

    Ernie Watts

      Musician, Cambria, California

    Sarah Weddington

      Attorney; Author, Austin

    Liz Weir

      Storyteller; Writer, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    David Wilcox

      Singer-songwriter, Asheville

    Theresa Williamson

      Executive Director, Catalytic Communities, Rio de Janeiro

    G. Willow Wilson

      Author, Seattle

    Valerie Plame Wilson

      Author; Consultant; Director of Community Outreach, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe

    Genevieve Wood

      Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal, The Heritage Foundation, Washington