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José Andrés

Founder, World Central Kitchen

Ron Brownstein

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Secretary of State, and Democratic Presidential Candidate

Stephanie Ruhle

MSNBC Anchor, NBC News Senior Business Correspondent

Allison Applebaum

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Richard Barth

CEO, KIPP Foundation

Samantha Bee

TBS's "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee"

Ed Bastian

CEO, Delta Air Lines

Ross Andersen

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Anant Agarwal

Founder and CEO, edX

Georges Benjamin

Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Quita Beeler Highsmith

Chief Diversity Officer, Genentech

Uché Blackstock

Founder and CEO, Advancing Health Equity

Chesa Boudin

District Attorney, San Francisco

Father Greg Boyle

Founder, Homeboy Industries

Garrett Bradley

Filmmaker, TIME

Niall Brennan

President and CEO, Health Care Cost Institute

Lonnie Bunch

Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Joshua Caleb Johnson

Actor, Showtime's "The Good Lord Bird"

Cynthia Cardona*

Senior Adviser, Corporate Affairs, Eli Lilly and Company

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Actor, Producer, Activist, and Global Citizen Ambassador

Suzanne Clark

President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

McKay Coppins

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Ayesha Curry

Founder, Eat.Learn.Play

Sloane Davidson

Founder and CEO, Hello Neighbor

Sue Desmond-Hellmann*

Chief Strategy Advisor and former CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sue Ellspermann

President, Ivy Tech Community College

Representative Veronica Escobar

Democrat From Texas

Chris Evans

Actor, Producer, and Co-founder, A Starting Point

Hugh Evans

Co-Founder, Global Citizen

Matt Eyles

President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans

Anthony Fauci

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

James Fallows

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Alicia Garza

Principal, Black Futures Lab

Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

Sean Goode

Executive Director, Choose 180

Adam Harris

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Emma Green

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Bria Gillum*

Program Officer, Criminal Justice, MacArthur Foundation

Alicia Fernandez

Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Janeé Harteau

Former Chief of Police, Minneapolis

Ethan Hawke

Actor, Showtime's "The Good Lord Bird"

Audrey Henson

Founder and CEO, College to Congress

Governor Larry Hogan

Governor, State of Maryland

Weijia Jiang

White House Correspondent, CBS News

Mark Kassen

Co-founder, A Starting Point

Nora Kelly Lee

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Joe Kiani

Co-founder, A Starting Point

Ibram X. Kendi

Founding Director, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

Larry Krasner

District Attorney, Philadelphia

Adrienne LaFrance

Executive Editor, The Atlantic

Padma Lakshmi

Host and Producer, Hulu's "Taste the Nation"

Bruce Y. Lee

Professor, Health Policy and Management, City University of New York

Annie Lowrey

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Caleb Madison

Crossword-Puzzles Editor

Alexis Madrigal

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Hal Paz

Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University; CEO, Wexner Medical Center

DeRionne Pollard

President, Montgomery College

Billy Porter


Lisa Sherman

President and CEO, The Ad Council

Prashant Rao

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Philip Regier

University Dean for Educational Initiatives and CEO of EdPlus, Arizona State University

Susan Saulny

Journalist and AtlanticLIVE Contributor

Rashad Robinson

President, Color Of Change

Rachel Scott

White House Correspondent, ABC News

Ruth J. Simmons

President, Prairie View A&M University

Molly Smith

Vice President for Coverage and State Issues Forum, American Hospital Association

Alison Stewart

Host, WNYC's "All of It"

Alex Wagner

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers

Gillian White

Deputy Editor, The Atlantic

Lauren Williams

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Peter Nicholas

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Jeanne Meserve

Journalist and AtlanticLIVE Contributor

Alexander N. Cartwright

President, University of Central Florida

Mary Pat McMahon

Vice Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs, Duke University

Stacey Abrams

Founder, Fair Fight Action

Larry Ivory

Chairman, National Black Chamber of Commerce

Joshua Caleb Johnson

Actor, Showtime's The Good Lord Bird

Representative Jodey Arrington

Republican from Texas

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi


Jeff Pegues

Chief Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent, CBS News

Ramiro Cavazos

President and CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Kelly O'Donnell

NBC News White House Correspondent

A'shanti Gholar

President, Emerge

Nancy Bocskor

President, The Nancy Bocskor Company

Bill Gates

Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Anna Deavere Smith

Actress and Playwright

Brian Chesky

Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb

Tom McTague

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Sandra Elizabeth Ford

District Health Director, DeKalb County Board of Health

Jesse Moss

Director, Boys State

Gerren Wilson

Head of Inclusion & Partnering, Chief Diversity Office, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

Sal Khan

Founder and CEO, Khan Academy

Jodi Rosenbaum

CEO and Founder, More Than Words

Edith Perez

Chief Medical Officer, Bolt Biotherapeutics

Amanda McBaine

Director, Boys State

Steven Garza

Film Subject, Boys State

Wesley Bell

Prosecuting Attorney, St. Louis County, Missouri

Fabian Sandoval

Chief Executive Officer & Research Director, Emerson Clinical Research Institute

Yoni Appelbaum

Editor at Large, The Atlantic

Phillip Atiba Goff

Co-founder and CEO, Center for Policing Equity

Cullen Murphy

Editor at Large, The Atlantic

Ed Yong

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Adam Serwer

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Vanita Gupta

President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

James Hamblin

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Katherine Wells

Executive Producer, The Atlantic

John Donvan

Journalist and AtlanticLIVE Contributor

Betty Rosa

Interim Commissioner of Education and President, University of the State of New York

Josh Silverman

CEO, Etsy

Susan Weinstock

Vice President, Financial Resiliency Programming, AARP

Scott Frisch

Chief Operating Officer, AARP

Jean Accius

Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership, AARP

Alastair Fitzpayne

Executive Director, Future of Work Initiative, The Aspen Institute

Spencer Overton

President, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Representative Terri Sewell

Democrat from Alabama

Reema Amin

Reporter, Chalkbeat

Alex West Steinman

Co-founder and CEO, The Coven

Chris Montana

CEO, Du Nord Craft Spirits

Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee

Director, Indian Health Service

Melonie Parker

Chief Diversity Officer & Global Director, Employee Engagement, Google

Greg Cunningham

Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. Bank

Jemele Hill

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Joo-Hyun Kang

Director, Communities United for Police Reform

Bob Woodward

Author, "Rage" and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Hayley Romer

Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer, The Atlantic

Arthur Brooks

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Shirley Li

Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Vann Newkirk

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Derek Thompson

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

James McBride

Author, The Good Lord Bird

Eng Lim Goh*

SVP & CTO of AI, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Danielle Allen

Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and James Bryant Conant University Professor

Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder and President, Emerson Collective

Rev. Dr. William Barber II

President, Repairers of the Breach

Franz Paasche*

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, PayPal

Jeanette Bolden

Owner, 27th Street Bakery

Connie Evans

President & CEO Association,Enterprise Opportunity

Tim Cook

CEO, Apple

Kristen Soltis Anderson

Partner and Co-Founder, Echelon Insights

Melba Pearson

Former Assistant State Attorney, Miami-Dade County

Caryl Stern

Executive Director, Walton Family Foundation

Cast of Ain't Too Proud

The Life and Times of the Temptations

Nathaniel Gleicher*

Head of Security Policy, Facebook

David E. Sanger*

National Security Correspondent and Senior Writer, The New York Times

Alexander Hardy

CEO, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

Jennifer Tee

Deputy Director, Facing Homelessness

Barton Gellman

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

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