Politics Aside 2016 Speakers

Antony Blinken

Antony Blinken

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

Timothy Bonds

Timothy Bonds

Vice President, Army Research Division, and Director, RAND Arroyo Center, RAND Corporation

Maren Brooks

Maren Brooks

Senior Director, National Security Council; Senior Director, White House Situation Room

Susan Dentzer

Susan Dentzer

President and Chief Executive Officer, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)

Mark Friedberg, M.D.

Senior Natural Scientist and Director, Boston Office, RAND Corporation; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Malcolm Gladwell

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Malcolm Gladwell

Journalist, The New Yorker

Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton

Associate Director, RAND Education; Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation

Lawrence Ingrassia

Lawrence Ingrassia

Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times

Nidhi Kalra

Senior Information Scientist, and Codirector, RAND's Center for Decision Making under Uncertainty, RAND Corporation

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Jeff Luhnow

Jeff Luhnow

General Manager, Houston Astros

Soledad O'Brien

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Soledad O'Brien

Journalist; Chief Executive Officer, Starfish Media

V. Darleen Opfer

V. Darleen Opfer

Director, RAND Education; Distinguished Chair in Education Policy, RAND Corporation

DJ Patil

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DJ Patil

Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

William Perry

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William Perry

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Randal Quarles

Randal Quarles

Managing Director, The Cynosure Group; former Under Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Michael D. Rich

Michael D. Rich

President and Chief Executive Officer, RAND Corporation

Ambassador Charles Ries

Ambassador Charles Ries

Vice President, International, RAND Corporation

Leslie Sanchez, Political Analyst and Contributor, CBSN; Former Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Leslie Sanchez

Political Analyst and Contributor, CBSN; Former Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Eric Topol, M.D.

Eric Topol, M.D.

Professor of Genomics, Scripps Research Institute; Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI); Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health

Antoine van Agtmael

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Antoine van Agtmael

Coauthor, The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation; Senior Advisor, Garten Rothkopf