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President, OpenCourseWare Consortium; secretary general and director of education, Delft University of Technology.
Former Canadian ambassador to Iran.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter; Emmy Award-winning producer; bestselling author.
Former U.S. White House drug chief; founding director, National Institute on Drug Abuse; president, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.
Professor of economics and finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Jury foreman, Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement case.
Former shuttle astronaut, NASA.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; author,
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty
; founder and director, Center for Advanced Hindsight; professor, Duke University.
Creator, Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha; founder and CEO, Wolfram Research.
Richard Saul Wurman
Creator, TED conferences.
British historian; award-winning author.
The Global City
; co-chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University.
Paleoanthropologist; chairman, Turkana Basin Institute; professor, Stony Brook University; fellow, Royal Society of London.
Inventor, liquid metal battery; professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Escape from Camp 14
; former bureau chief, East Asia,
The Washington Post
Former Governor General of Canada; founder, Institute for Canadian Citizenship.
Journalist and author, The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food.
Former Secretary-General, United Nations; president, Egyptian National Council for Human Rights.
Award-winning composer & lyricist, Sesame Street
Branding expert; best-selling author, Buyology, and Brandwashed.
Abdiweli Mohamed Ali
Prime Minister of Somalia.
Former CNN bureau chief in Tokyo and Beijing; Author, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom.
Celebrity chef, TV personality, and food activist.
Director of SETI Research, SETI Institute.
Baroness; Professor of Pharmacology, Oxford University; Director, Institute for the Future of the Mind.
Founder and CEO, SOFTtribe.
Leading feminist theorist; professor, École Polytechnique in Paris; author,
The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women
Pritzker Prize-winning architect; Dean, School of Architecture of the China Academy of Art.
Distinguished Professor of International Affairs, departments of political science and history, U.S. Naval Academy.
Founder, Pirate Party.
Michael E. Mann
Director, Earth System Science Center. Winner, Nobel Peace Prize.
Former U.S. national security advisor to president Jimmy Carter.
James P. Delgado
Chief scientist, 2010 Titanic expedition.
Partner, Stikeman Elliott law firm; former president, World Anti-Doping Agency; former VP, International Olympic Committee.
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