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Dmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., a leading provider of next- generation endpoint security, threat intelligence and incident response services.

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Marika Anthony-Shaw

Marika Anthony-Shaw

For violinist and violist Marika Anthony-Shaw, driving social engagement has been at the core of her musical endeavour. She has played with Grammy-winning Montreal-based band Arcade Fire and founded Plus 1 - a platform that empowers artists to partner with their fans to drive awareness, advocacy, and resources for organizations doing proven, measureable work for the world’s most marginalized populations.

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Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely

Using simple experiments, Dan Ariely studies how people actually act in the marketplace, as opposed to how they should or would perform if they were completely rational. His interests span a wide range of daily behaviors and his experiments are consistently interesting, amusing, and informative, demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom.

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Jonathan Baillie

Jonathan Baillie

Jonathan Baillie is the Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Grants at the National Geographic Society.

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Travis Beard

Travis Beard

Travis Beard, is the founder of Sound Central Festival - the first contemporary music and arts festival in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Mia Birdsong

Mia Birdsong

In her current role as Co-Director of Family Story, Mia Birdsong is updating this nation’s outdated picture of the family in America. Prior to launching Family Story, Mia was the Vice President of the Family Independence Initiative where she worked to illuminate the ways in which marginalized people build and leverage family and community to move their lives forward.

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Rahzel

Rahzel

Known as the Godfather of Noyze, two-time Grammy Award-winning vocal percussionist and former member of the Roots, Rahzel, has mastered, then redefined the art of beatboxing, emerging as a true virtuoso in this quintessential musical art form.

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Asi Burak

Asi Burak

Asi Burak is a veteran of the videogame and tech industries, and an award-winning executive producer. He is currently the CEO of Power Play and also the chairman of the influential industry organization Games for Change (G4C), which produces the largest gaming event in NYC, the annual Games for Change Festival.

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Mike Butera

Mike Butera

Mike Butera works in sound and technology. He is the Founder of Artiphon.

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Rukmini Callimachi

Rukmini Callimachi

Rukmini Callimachi is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times covering Islamic extremism, including Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. She is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, the winner of the Michael Kelly award, and the first journalist in the 75-year history of the Overseas Press Club to win both the Hal Boyle and the Bob Considine awards the same year.

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Cindy Chupack

Cindy Chupack

Cindy Chupack is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner and bestselling author.

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Patricia Cohen

Patricia Cohen

Patricia Cohen covers the national economy for The New York Times and is the author of "In Our Prime: The Fascinating History and Promising Future of Middle Age"

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Brian Collins

Brian Collins

Brian Collins is Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, an independent brand & experience design company in New York City and San Francisco, California.

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Stephanie Coontz

Stephanie Coontz

Stephanie Coontz is Director of Research and Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families. A Professor Emeria at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, she has authored seven books on marriage and family life.

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Komal Dadlani

Komal Dadlani

Komal Dadlani is a Biochemist with an MSc from the University of Chile

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Mihir Desai

Mihir Desai

Mihir A. Desai is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

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Ben Dubin-Thaler

Ben Dubin-Thaler

Ben Dubin-Thaler is creating a new paradigm in science education with his fully equipped mobile science lab, the BioBus.

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Alexandra Williamson el-Effendi

Alexandra Williamson el-Effendi

Alexandra Williamson el-Effendi is Bumble’s Head of Brand.

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Abdul El-Sayed

Abdul El-Sayed

Michigan native Abdul El-Sayed is a candidate for Governor in Michigan. When he was 30, he became the youngest health official of a major American city when he was brought home by Mayor Mike Duggan to rebuild Detroit's Health Department after it was privatized during the city's bankruptcy. Abdul is an internationally recognized expert in health policy and health inequalities.

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Kevin Esvelt

Kevin Esvelt

Kevin M. Esvelt is an assistant professor of the MIT Media Lab, where he leads the Sculpting Evolution Group in exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering.

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Eddy Eustache

Eddy Eustache

Father Eddy Eustache is an ordained Catholic priest, psychologist, and teacher.

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Eli Finkel

Eli Finkel

Eli Finkel, author of The All-Or-Nothing Marriage, is a professor at Northwestern University.

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Cal Fussman

Cal Fussman

Cal Fussman is a New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned interviewer, keynote speaker and corporate storytelling consultant.

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Billy Gould

Billy Gould

Billy Gould is a musician, producer, and CEO of a record label specializing in domestic and international artists.

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Clifford Johnson

Clifford Johnson

Clifford V. Johnson is a professor of physics at the University of Southern California. His award-winning work in science ranges from teaching and research to public outreach where he strives to put science back into the general culture. He has written and drawn a graphic novel featuring science called The Dialogues, which will be published by MIT Press in Fall 2017.

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