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Carol Anderson is professor of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of several bestselling books including One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy (2018) and the critically-acclaimed White Rage (2016). LEARN MORE »

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Author of the NY Times Bestseller A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

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Bestselling author of the books Factory Man, Truevine and Dopesick

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NY Times Bestselling author of several books including, Code Girls

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

• Human and civil rights advocate

• Expert on African American history & 20th century politics

• Columnist & author of several books, including The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town

• The founder of Shared_Studios and Portals

• Journalist & author of A History of Future Cities on building modern modernities

• Author of The Invisible Gorilla

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

• Author of several bestselling books including All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

• Director of external affairs for Google

• Former Editor at Fortune

• Author of The End of Suburbs & The Airbnb Story

Pulitzer Finalist, Peabody & duPont Award-winning journalist

• Author of several books, including Homewreckers

• Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

• Author of Islamic Exceptionalism

• Contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine

• Author of Notes on a Foreign Country

• Award-winning sex educator & healthy relationships advocate for the #MeToo & #TimesUp era

• Award-winning journalist & author of Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus in a World of Lost Attention

• Immigration and asylum reform thought-leader and activist

• Founder of nonprofit Casa de Paz

NY Times Bestselling author of several books including, The Age of American Unreason

• 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


• Author of the NY Times Bestseller A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

• Advocate for mental health


• Humanitarian futures and strategic foresight expert

• Acclaimed historian of India & author of Empress


• Journalist who specializes in outsiders and underdogs

• Bestselling author of the books Factory Man, Truevine, and Dopesick


• Journalist & author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

• Peabody award-winning journalist

• Radio/podcast senior producer & interviewer for the national public radio show "To the Best of Our Knowledge"

• Author of Lithium Jesus: A Memoir of Mania

NY Times Bestselling author of several books including, Code Girls

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

• Author of the novel Sideways, upon which the Oscar-winning film was adapted

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

• Bestselling author & law professor on mental health and #MeToo

• Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

• Author of Dream Hoarders

• Renowned journalist

• Bestselling author on global issues, taxes and healthcare

• Award-winning journalist & author of This Is All I Got

• Musician with a message: Dream in 3D

• Author of The Invisible Gorilla

• Worldwide leading expert on veganism and coveted speaker on body positivity and social justice issues

• Author of the memoir Always Too Much and Never Enough and The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan

• Author of Looking Up: How a Different Perspective Turns Obstacles into Advantages

• Founder & CEO of TerraCycle, a company with a mission to eliminate the idea of waste

• 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


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

• Professor Emeritus at Brown University

• Author of many books including the Pulitzer-winning The Radicalism of the American Revolution.