Politics & World Affairs speakers


Ravi Agrawal is the Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy, the world’s leading website and print magazine on international relations and author of INDIA CONNECTED: How the Smartphone is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy.



Bestselling author of White Rage & One Person, No Vote



Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, author of Dream Hoarders


• Award-winning journalist, author, media executive

• Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy

• National political correspondent for NBC News

• Co-author of #1 NY Times Bestseller 'Shattered'

• Bestselling author of White Rage & One Person, No Vote

• Human and civil rights advocate

• Expert on African American history & 20th century politics

• Award-winning NPR National Desk reporter covering the Pentagon

• Award-winning foreign correspondent

• Author of Samsung Rising

• Political commentator & expert on strategic communications

• Law Professor & author of Vote for US: How to Take Back our Elections and Change the Future of Voting

• Author of The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community

• Environmental attorney & policy analyst

• Author of Industrial-Strength Denial & Coal: A Human History

NY Times bestselling author

• TED speaker, social scientist & pioneer in the use of data

• Award-winning investigative journalist at The Wall Street Journal

• Author of The Boom on the American energy revolution

• Contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine

• Author of Notes on a Foreign Country

• Award-winning journalist, & author of several books, including The Most Dangerous Branch

• Creator of the social justice oriented service-learning program “Books Behind Bars”

• Educational innovator at the University of Virginia Center for Teaching Excellence

• One of the most influential figures in education policy

• Author of several books, including The College Dropout Scandal

• Humanitarian futures and strategic foresight expert

• Author & expert on national security, foreign policy & international relations

• Former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

• Global political risk & security analyst

• Author of Stealth of Nations & Shadow Cities on the power of the informal economy

• Gun safety activist & author of For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father's Fight for Gun Safety

• Senior White House Correspondent at The Hill & CNN Political Analyst

• Co-author of #1 NY Times Bestseller 'Shattered'

• Investigative journalist & NY Times Bestselling author of many books including, Case Closed, Why America Slept, God's Bankers & Pharma (2020)

• Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

• Author of Dream Hoarders

• Renowned journalist

• Bestselling author on global issues, taxes and healthcare

• Journalist & leading political commentator on elections & politics

• Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute

• Award-winning columnist at Bloomberg Opinion

• Author of An Economist Walks into a Brothel

• Political correspondent

• Author of The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore

• Prize-winning author of The Newcomers, Soldier Girls, & Just Like Us

• Speaks with compassion about the journeys of refugees who have been invited to resettle in the US

• Former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence

• Expert on on international cyber security & other geopolitical issues

• Deputy Director of the Energy Institute

• Speaks on the convergence of engineering, policy & commercialization

• Senior National Correspondent for 'NPR News' giving a veteran's take on today's news

• Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institute

• Contributing correspondent to 'The Wall Street Journal'

• Co-founder of SoulCycle & Flywheel

• Author of the memoir Riding High