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Expert on AI, Machine Learning, & Technology Ethics

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Tim Hwang is the former Director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative, a philanthropic project working to ensure that machine learning and autonomous technologies are researched, developed, and deployed in the public interest. Previously, he was at Google, where he was the company's global public policy lead on artificial intelligence, leading outreach to government and civil society on issues surrounding the social impact of the technology. Called “The Busiest Man on the Internet” by Forbes, Hwang’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Tim's current research focuses on the geopolitical aspects of computational power and machine learning hardware, and the parallels between historical common law development and platform content policies.

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Military Historian

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Rick Atkinson is a best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award winner, and Washington Post journalist. He is the author of the Liberation Trilogy, a history of Europe in World War II, as well as the highly-anticipated 2019 Revolution Trilogy. He is also the author of The Long Gray Line, Crusade, and In the Company of Soldiers. With incredible depth of knowledge and recall for facts and figures, Atkinson shares vivid stories about what military history (both the good and the bad) teaches us about leadership from the generals that shaped history.
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Ambassador and Former Arms Control Director for President Ronald Reagan and Author of Reagan at Reykjavik

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Ambassador Ken Adelman is the former arms control director for President Ronald Reagan and the author of Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours that Ended the Cold War. He offers a dramatic, first-hand look into the president’s character and leadership, showing executives what they can learn from the president during one of his finest and most challenging moments. With its cliffhanger plot, powerful personalities, and sweeping significance, this summit was the key turning point in the Cold War, and Adelman is a superb storyteller as he provides an honest and up-close portrait of Reagan.
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Research Associate at the Oxford University, former Google strategist, and Author of Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy

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James Williams’ work sits at the intersection of philosophy, ethics, and technology. A research associate at Oxford’s Internet Institute, he worked for 10 years at Google, where he received the company’s highest honor, the Founder’s Award, for his work on search advertising. He is particularly interested in advancing freedom of thought and wellbeing in environments of highly persuasive design, and authored a new book on this topic, Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy.

Social Robotics Expert & MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

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A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr. Kate Darling is a research specialist at the MIT Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Forever interested in how technology intersects with society, Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property, she explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. Dr. Darling’s work has been featured in international media, and she has authored multiple academic publications and contributed to industry publications from Vogue to Die Zeit to the BBC, and in 2017, the American Bar Association honored her legal work with the Mark T. Banner Award in Intellectual Property.

Two-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist & Editor of The Washington Post

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Renowned journalist, author, and political commentator who keeps his finger on the pulse of modern American politics, speaking to every audience about current events and what the future holds. Widely known as the journalistic icon who broke the deeply disturbing news of the Watergate scandal. Bob Woodward is a reporter-historian with an aggressive but fair and non-partisan reputation for digging deep to uncover Washington’s secrets. He gives audiences unvarnished look at Washington politics and leaders.

Cyber Security Experts

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What happens when you combine the perspective and experience of one of the most successful cyber security law enforcement officials of all time with the true stories and insights of the former mastermind behind one of the most highly-skilled hacking networks the world has ever seen? With experience on both sides of the cyber security equation—Chris Tarbell as a former law enforcement official and Hector Monsegur a former "black hat hacker" affiliated with the Anonymous/LulzSec collective—Hector Monsegur and Chris Tarbell deliver one of the most heart-pounding and informative presentations on the lecture circuit today.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Best-Selling Author, & Political Analyst

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In the early 1970s, Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Since then, Bernstein has continued to build on the theme he and Woodward first explored in the Nixon years – the use and abuse of power: political, media, financial, cultural and spiritual power. Renowned as a prose stylist, he has also written a classic biography of Pope John Paul II, served as the founding editor of the first major political website, and been a rock critic.

Historian & Award-Winning Filmmaker

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Ken Burns is a PBS documentary director of The Civil War, Baseball, The West, Thomas Jefferson. He has been making documentary films for more than twenty years and the most notable among his work is the PBS series Baseball. Among critical acclaim, Baseball earned Mr. Burns an Emmy, the Clarion Award, and The Television Critics Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sports and Special Programming.

Nation's Leading Presidential Historian and Best-Selling Author

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Michael Beschloss is a specialist in the United States presidency and the author of nine books. In November 2013, he was appointed as a contributing columnist on history for The New York Times. Michael shares lessons learned from Presidential history and applies them to today's leaders.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Investigative Reporters, Journalists, & Best-Selling Authors

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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are best known for breaking the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative journalism. For this work, they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Their work has been called “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time” by longtime journalism figure, Gene Roberts, and the book they co-authored on their experience, All the President’s Men, went on to become a New York Times best-seller and an Academy Award-winning feature film. 

American Presidential Historian & New York Times Best-Selling Author

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Robert Dallek is an acclaimed American historian specializing in the Presidents of The United States and foreign affairs. He is also a New York Times best-selling author of a landmark biography of President John F. Kennedy among a dozen other books. Dallek stands in the front ranks of contemporary historians, having produced a body of work that explores critical issues rich in relevance to our current domestic and international crises. The recurring theme in Dallek's history could not be timelier: The nature of leadership in a world beset by problems of perilous urgency. Weaving the stories of American history and foreign policy with insights and analysis of personalities, relationships, and the public sentiment from around the world, he keeps audiences riveted as he draws parallels from historical events to today’s modern events.