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Daniel Yergin

Global Authority on Energy, Geopolitics and the Global Economy; Pulitzer Prize-winning, Bestselling Author, “The New Map” (2020); Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Chairman, CERAWeek; Director, Council on Foreign Relations; Trustee, Brookings Institution

Shantanu Nundy, MD

Physician, Entrepreneur, Technologist, and Digital Health Care Advocate Working to Build a More Effective, Equitable and Affordable Health Care System; Chief Medical Officer, Accolade; Senior Technology Advisor to the World Bank; Health Care Policy Lecturer, George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health; Author, “Care After Covid” (May 2021)

George Serafeim

Pioneering Authority on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy and Implementation; Globally Recognized Corporate Investment Strategist, Researcher and Futurist; Award-winning Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project, Harvard Business School; Co-founder and Senior Partner, KKS Advisors

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Global Authority on Foreign Affairs, Leadership, and Gender Equality; CEO of New America; University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

Cass Sunstein

Preeminent Legal Scholar and Winner of the Holberg Prize; Former Administrator at the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; New York Times Best-selling Co-author, “Nudge” and Author, “Liars,” “Averting Catastrophe” and “Noise” (2021); Professor, Harvard Law School

Sinan Aral

Global Authority on Business Analytics and How Information Spreads Through Social Networks; Award-winning Researcher; Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist; Director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy and Social Analytics Lab; Author, “The Hype Machine” (2020)

Paul Romer

Nobel Laureate Economist and World-renowned Authority on Leveraging Technology and Innovation to Drive Long-Term Growth; Pioneer of Endogenous Growth Theory and Leading Advocate for Charter Cities; Senior Fellow, Marron Institute of Urban Management; COVID-19 Economic Policy Advisor; Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank; Professor of Economics and Law, New York University

Rawi Abdelal

Foremost Authority on How Globalization and Geopolitics Affect Businesses, Economies, Supply Chains, and Social Structures; Award-winning Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School

Manfred Kets de Vries

Global Authority on Leadership Development and Organizational Change; Award-winning Academic and Bestselling Author/Editor of over 50 Books; Professor, Psychoanalyst, INSEAD

Mitchell Weiss

Leading Expert on Civic Innovation to Achieve Change in Government; Advisor and Champion of Public Entrepreneurship and “Possibility Government”; Author, “We the Possibility (January 2021); Award-winning Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Katharine Wilkinson

Renowned Climate Change Strategist, Author and Expert on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Lead on Climate; Trusted Advisor to Business and Government Leaders, Investors, Organizations and Communities; Senior Writer, New York Times Bestseller “Drawdown” (2017); Editor-in-Chief, “The Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-editor, “All We Can Save” (2020); Co-host, “A Matter of Degrees” Podcast; Co-founder, The All We Can Save Project; One of 15 “Women Who Will Save the World,” Time Magazine

Karthik Ramanna

Leading Expert on Corporate-Government Relations, Sustainable Capitalism and Corporate Reporting; Authority on Rebuilding Trust Within Both Private and Public Sector Organizations; Professor of Business & Public Policy, University of Oxford; Inaugural Director, Oxford’s Master of Public Policy Program

Iyad Rahwan

Renowned Computer Scientist and Developer of AI Technology; Expert on the Ethics and Impact of AI and Social Media on Society, Government and Future of Work; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020; Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Erik Brynjolfsson

Foremost Authority on Technology’s Effect on Business Strategy, Productivity, Performance, Digital Commerce and Intangible Assets; New York Times Best-selling Co-Author, “The Second Machine Age” and “Machine, Platform, Crowd;” Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI); Director, Stanford Digital Economy Lab; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Mihir Desai

Renowned International Finance and Tax Policy Expert; Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School; Law Professor, Harvard Law School; Bestselling Author, “The Wisdom of Finance” (2017) and “How Finance Works” (2019)

Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts

Authority on Refugees and Human Migration; Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, University of Oxford; Director, Refugee Studies Centre and Refugee Economies; Author, “Refuge”

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Leading Expert on the Governance of Future Technology, Including Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity; Healthy Blockchain Skeptic; Master Moderator; Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University