- Zainab Salbi
- Loung Ung
- Wynton Marsalis
- Temple Grandin
- Daniel Ellsberg
The activist and bestselling author of First They Killed My Father: A daughter of Cambodia remembers, now a critically acclaimed feature film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, released by Netflix. Loung Ung shares her story of survival during the Cambodian genocide and her work as an activist in a lecture that delivers "an empowering message of survival, activism and gratitude."
David A. Wilson
The journalist, filmmaker and Founder of theGrio.com with “How To Talk About Race Without Starting A Riot,” with a lecture, screening of his documentary film "Meeting David Wilson" and a conversation on the state of race relations today and how we can all play a part in the solution.
The award-winning author, novelist and political commentator is the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. Critics have named her “one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Turkish and world literature.” Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the voices of women, minorities, subcultures, immigrants, and global souls.
The first person in America to ever be arrested for leaking top secret documents which became known as "The Pentagon Papers," that led to the end of the Vietnam War and the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He is portrayed in the new Spielberg film "The Post." His books include: Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002); and, Doomsday Machine: Confessions of A Nuclear War Planner (December, 2017), an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret seventy-year-long nuclear policy that--chillingly--continues to this day.
The Kitchen Sisters
The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) are producers of the NPR series, "Hidden Kitchens" "Lost & Found Sound," "The Sonic Memorial Project" and "The Hidden World of Girls (Girls and the Women They Become). They are authors, Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes & More. Their podcast, "The Kitchen Sisters Present…" is part of the Radiotopia network from PRX. They are recipients of a 2017 James Beard Foundation Award (the Oscars of food) and a 2017 Webby!
Mark Mathabane, author of the international bestselling memoir,
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of A Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa, challenges both blacks and whites to use the language of the African philosophy of Ubuntu to overcome the stereotypes, half-truths, misconceptions, and mistaken beliefs they have of each other so they can connect as human beings to achieve racial healing.
Produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, the film is based on the bestselling memoir by Loung Ung.View Speaker
The film is based on Loung Ung's bestselling memoir • Netflix Release, September 2017View Speaker
At TED with "Women, Wartime and the Dream of Peace"View Speaker
David A. Wilson, Journalist and Founder of theGrio.com, presents his MSNBC award-winning documentary in his lecture/film/conversation event.View Speaker
At TED with "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds"View Speaker
The founding director of Drug Policy Alliance's TEDGlobal talk with over 1.5 million viewsView Speaker