Notable Guests

Politics & Diplomacy

Barack Obama
U.S. President

Ban Ki-moon
United Nations Secretary-General

Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq

John Kerry
U.S. Secretary of State

Bert Koenders
Dutch Foreign Minister

Penny Pritzker
U.S. Secretary of State

Samantha Power        
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

David Donoghue
Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Nations

Maria Bashir
First Female Prosecutor in Afghanistan

Melanne Verveer
Former Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton

Arts & Culture

Damian Woetzel
Director of Aspen Ideas Arts Program

Keller Easterling
Architect

Tania Bruguera
Artist

Jonah Bokaer
Choreographer

Peggy Cooper Cafritz
Educator & Collector

Mary Ellen Carroll
Artist

Titus Kaphar
Artist

Media & Entertainment

Ewan McGregor
Actor

Chris Wallace
FOX Host

Fareed Zakaria
Author & CNN Host

Josh Radnor
Actor and star of How I Met Your Mother

Doug Liman            
Director of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, SwingersThe Bourne Identity and many other films

Morgan Spurlock
Documentary Filmmaker

Daymond John
Shark Tank Host

Technology & Business

Sergey Brin            
Co-Founder of Google

Steve Case            
Founder of AOL

Dan T. Cathy            
CEO of Chick-Fil-A

Sundar Pichai            
CEO of Google

Academics

Robert Post
Dean of Yale Law School

Amy Chua
Yale Law Professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Jed Rubenfeld
Yale Law Professor

Doris Sommer
Harvard Professor & Cultural Agents Director