Adams
Patch Adams
American Physician, Comedian, Social Activist, Clown, and Author
Notable Past Participant • 2002 Speaker • 2003 Speaker • 2006 Speaker
Agnew
Harold Agnew
American physicist, former Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory
Notable Past Participant • 1965 Speaker
Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas
Journalist, Filmmaker, and Immigration Rights Activist
Notable Past Participant • 2016 Speaker
Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist
Notable Past Participant • 2007 Speaker
Biden
Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States and former United States Senator
Notable Past Participant • 2007 Speaker
Ebert
Roger Ebert
American Film Critic and Historian, Journalist, Screenwriter, and Author
Notable Past Participant
Ellsberg
Daniel Ellsberg
Scholar, Anti-War Activist, Government Official, Journalist
1978 Speaker • 1979 Speaker • 2003 Speaker • Notable Past Participant
Bucky Fuller
Buckminster Fuller
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor
1956 Speaker • 1957 Speaker • Notable Past Participant
Gorman
Amanda Gorman
Inaugural youth poet laureate of the United States
2018 Performer • Notable Past Participant
Huffington
Arianna Huffington
Greek American Author, Syndicated Columnist, and Businesswoman. Co-founder and former Editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post
Notable Past Participant
Ivins
Molly Ivins
American Newspaper Columnist, Author, Political Commentator, and Humorist
Notable Past Participant
Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
American Diplomat and Political Scientist. Served as National Security Advisor and United States Secretary of State
Notable Past Participant
Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar
U.S. senator from Minnesota and 2020 presidential candidate
2019 Speaker • Notable Past Participant
Charles
Charles Krauthammer
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist
Notable Past Participant • 2005 Speaker
Krugman
Paul Krugman
Nobel Laureate, American economist, professor and New York Times columnist
Notable Past Participant • 2007 Speaker
Annie
Annie Leibovitz
American Portrait Photographer
Notable Past Participant
Maddow
Rachel Maddow
American Television Host, Political Commentator, and Author
Notable Past Participant
Miller
Arthur Miller
American Playwright, Essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre
Notable Past Participant
Nader
Ralph Nader
American Political Activist, Author, Lecturer, Attorney, and former Presidential Candidate
Notable Past Participant
Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin
Israeli politician, statesman and general • Fifth Prime Minister of Israel
Notable Past Participant • 1969 Speaker
Reiss
Mike Reiss
Emmy Award-Winning Writer & Producer, The Simpsons
2019 Speaker • Notable Past Participant
Richardson
Elliot Richardson
American lawyer and politician • Member of the cabinet of Presidents Nixon & Ford • U.S. Attorney General
1986 Speaker • Notable Past Participant
Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
American Politician, Diplomat, Activist, and former First Lady of the United States
Notable Past Participant
Snyder
Susi Snyder
President, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Humanitarian Disarmament Programme, PAX, Utrecht
2018 Speaker • 2019 Speaker • Notable Past Participant
Solo
Hope Solo
Olympic and World Cup Champion • Human Rights Activist
2019 Speaker • Notable Past Participant
Turner
Ted Turner
American media mogul and philanthropist • Founder of the Cable News Network, the first 24-hour cable news channel
1988 Speaker • 1992 Speaker • Notable Past Participant
Wozniak
Steve Wozniak
American Inventor, Electronics Engineer, Programmer, and Technology Entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc.
Notable Past Participant • 2016 Speaker