Global Conference 2006


Andre Agassi

Winner of more than 60 professional tennis titles; Founder, Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation

David Agus

Research Director, Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Sheikha Al Farsi

CEO, International Research Foundation, Oman; Acting Director General, Investment Promotion, the Omani Centre for Investment Promotion and Export Development

José Alberro

Director, Law and Economics Consulting Group

Maryam Al-Hashar

Director General, Research and Development, Capital Market Authority, Oman

Rafat Ali

Publisher and Editor,

Bruce Ames

Senior Scientist, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Eric Anderson

President and CEO, Space Adventures Ltd.

Margaret Anderson

COO, FasterCures / The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

William Anderson

National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues, National Intelligence Council

Engin Ansay

Consul General of Turkey in Los Angeles; former Permanent Observer of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to the U.N.

Darcy Antonellis

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations, and Executive Vice President, Distribution and Technology Operations, Warner Bros. Entertainment

Isaac Applbaum

Founding General Partner, Opus Capital

George Argyros

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and Principality of Andorra; President and CEO, Arnel & Affiliates

Lance Armstrong

Seven-time winner of the Tour de France; Founding Director, Lance Armstrong Foundation

Robert Armstrong

Vice President, Discovery Chemistry Research, Lilly Research Laboratories

Harriet Arnone

Vice President, Planning and Assessment, New York Institute of Technology; Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ellis College, New York Institute of Technology

Mark Azzopardi

Head of Insurance and Pensions, Global Risk Solutions, BNP Paribas


Carl Ballton

President, Union Bank of California Foundation

Jim Bankoff

Executive Vice President, AOL Programming and Products

Anna Barker

Deputy Director for Advanced Technologies and Strategic Partnerships, National Cancer Institute

Elena Barmakova

Chairman of the Board, Fontvieille Capital Inc.

Daniel Barnett

COO, Vistage International

John Barry

Author, The Great Influenza and Rising Tide

James Barth

Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance, Auburn University; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute

Maria Bartiromo

Managing Editor, "The Wall Street Journal Report," Anchor, CNBC

Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg

Manager, Investor Relations, Bank Hapoalim

Frank Baxter

Chairman Emeritus, Jefferies & Co. Inc.

Robert Beall

President and CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Gary Becker

Nobel Laureate, Economic Sciences, 1992; University Professor of Economics and Sociology, University of Chicago; FasterCures Board Member

Bradley Belt

Executive Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.

Mike Benson

Senior Vice President,Marketing, Advertising and Promotion, ABC Entertainment

Sharon Bergen

Senior Vice President, Education and Training, Knowledge Learning Corp.

Seth Berkley

President and CEO, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Aaron Bernstein

Senior Writer, BusinessWeek

Alan Bersin

Secretary of Education, State of California

Karan Bhatia

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Matthew Bishop

Chief Business Writer and American Business Editor, The Economist

Steven Blair

President and CEO, The Cooper Institute

David Blake

Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Principal Global Investors

Mark Blatt

Director, Global Healthcare Strategies, Digital Health Group, Intel Corp.

Susan Blaustein

Co-Director, African Millennium Cities Initiative, Earth Institute of Columbia University

Jeffrey Blumberg

Senior Scientist and Director, Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Tufts University

Todd Boehly

Managing Partner, Guggenheim Partners LLC

George Boggs

President and CEO, American Association of Community Colleges

Maria Boyazny

Principal and Portfolio Manager, Siguler Guff & Co. LLC

Thomas Boysen

Senior Vice President, Classroom Solutions, K12 Inc.

Frederic Brace

Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Restructuring Officer, UAL Corp.

Carlos Bremer

CEO and General Director, Value Grupo Financiero

Mark Brewer

Chairman, Michigan Democratic Party

Nancy Brinker

Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary; Founder, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; FasterCures Board Member

Eli Broad

Founder, The Broad Foundation; Chairman, AIG Retirement Services Inc.; Founder-Chairman of KB Home and AIG Retirement Services Inc.

Matthew Bronfman

Managing Director, ACI Capital

Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Chairman and CEO, Warner Music Group

Willie Brown Jr.

Former Mayor of San Francisco

Jim Brulte

Former Republican Leader, California State Senate; Partner, California Strategies; Senior Fellow, UCLA School of Public Affairs

Jane Brunner

Vice Mayor, City Council Member, Oakland, Calif.

Jeremy Bulow

Richard A. Stepp Professor of Economics, Stanford Business School; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Deborah Burand

Executive Vice President of Programs, Grameen Foundation USA

Steven Burd

Chairman, President and CEO, Safeway Inc.

Mark Burnett

President and Founder, Mark Burnett Productions Inc.

Lauren Burnhill

Vice President, Financial Markets and Services, ACCION International

G. Steven Burrill

CEO, Burrill & Co.

Fredy Bush

CEO, Xinhua Finance Ltd.

Robert Bush Jr.

Managing Director, Istithmar

Robert Butler

President, CEO, Co-Chairman, Alliance for Health and the Future, International Longevity Center USA; Professor of Geriatrics, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai Medical Center


Dwight Caines

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Marketing, Columbia Tristar Marketing Group

Arthur Caplan

Director, Center for Bioethics, Emmanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics, Chairman of the Department of Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

Greg Cappelli

Managing Director, Senior Research Analyst, Credit Suisse

Ron Cappello

Founder and CEO, Infinia Group LLC

Arthur Carty

National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada

Dwight Cass

Editor-in-Chief, Worth

Maria Livanos Cattaui

Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce

John Cavalier

Managing Director and Chairman, Global Energy Group, Credit Suisse

Jeffrey Chamberlain

Professor, Neurology, Medicine and Biochemistry, University of Washington; Director, Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center

Adrian Chan

Web and Social Interaction Designer, Gravity7

Wilma Chan

Member, California State Assembly, 16th District

Purnendu Chatterjee

Chairman, The Chatterjee Group

Peter Chernin

President and COO, News Corp.; Chairman and CEO, Fox Group

Leroy Chiao

Former NASA Astronaut

Dennis Chu

Managing Director, Cambridge Associates LLC

Steven Chu

Nobel Laureate, Physics, 1997; Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ivan Chung

Managing Director, Rating Service Line, Xinhua Finance Ltd.

Wesley Clark

General (ret.), U.S. Army; former Commander, NATO

Teresa Clarke

Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Sanford Climan

President, Entertainment Media Ventures Inc.

Jeffrey Cohn

Founder and Managing Partner, Bench Strength Advisors

Jonathan Colby

Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Thomas Cole

Partner, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Sidley Austin LLP

Kevin Conroy

Executive Vice President and COO, AOL Media Networks

Sherry Cooper

Global Economic Strategist, Harris Bank; Executive Vice President, BMO Financial Group

Kevin Corbett

Vice President, Digital Home Group, and General Manager, Content Services Group, Intel Corp.

Brian Cornell

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Safeway Inc.

Richard Cotton

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NBC Universal

Kevin Cullen

Director, Research and Enterprise, University of Glasgow

Philip Cyburt

Co-Founder, Cyburt Hall Holdings LLC

Karen Czarnecki

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor; Director, Office of the 21st Century Workforce


Carol D’Amico

Executive Vice President and Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College

Gray Davis

Former Governor, State of California; Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Ross DeVol

Director, Regional Economics, Milken Institute

Peter Diamandis

Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation; Chairman and CEO, Zero Gravity Corp.

Suzanne DiBianca

CEO and Executive Director, Salesforce Foundation

Harold Doley Jr.

Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Doley Securities LLC

Thomas Donohue

President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Roy Doumani

Acting COO, California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles


Graham Earnshaw

Editor-in-Chief, Xinhua Finance News

Neil Eckert

Chairman, European Climate Exchange

Neveen El-Tahri

Managing Director, ABN AMRO DELTA Bank, Egypt

Juan Enriquez

Chairman and CEO, Biotechonomy LLC; Author, Untied States of America: Polarization, Fracturing, and Our Future

Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.

Preventive Cardiology Consultant, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

Susan Estrich

Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Southern California Law School

Philip Evans

Senior Vice President, Boston Consulting Group


Brian Fabbri

Chief U.S. Economist for North America, BNP Paribas

Diana Farrell

Director, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Co.

Lewis Feldman

Chairman, Los Angeles office, Goodwin Procter LLP

Robert Fell

Chairman of the Board, Eaturna LLC

Edwin Feulner

President, The Heritage Foundation; Co-Author, Getting America Right: The True Conservative Values Our Nation Needs Today

John Fishel

President, Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles

John Fraser

President, Association of University Technology Managers; Director, Office of IP Development and Commercialization, Florida State University

Joshua Friedman

Founding Partner, Canyon Capital Advisors

Craig Froude

Executive Vice President, General Manager, WebMD Health Services

Denise Furey

Senior Director, Global Power, Fitch Ratings


Sandra Gadson

President, National Medical Association

Norma Garza

Senior Advisor for Early Childhood Education, U.S. Department of Education

Patrick Gaston

President, Verizon Foundation

Wayne Gattinella

President and CEO, WebMD

Carl Geppert

Partner, Americas Communications and Media Practice, KPMG LLP

Paul Gigot

Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Eival Gilady

CEO, The Portland Trust; Brigadier General, Israeli Defense Forces (Res.)

Kathy Giusti

President, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Jason Goldberg

Senior Partner, Katalyst Films

Daniel Goldin

Chairman and CEO, The Intellisis Corp.; former Administrator, NASA

Stephen Goldsmith

Daniel Paul Professor of Government, Director, Innovations in American Government Program, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute

David Golub

Vice Chairman, Golub Capital; Chairman of the Board, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Stephen Gorman

Vice President and General Manager, Practice Solutions, GE Healthcare Information Technologies

Steven Green

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore; Managing Director, Greenstreet Partners

Martin Greenberger

IBM Professor in Computers and Information Systems, UCLA Anderson School of Management,; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute

Jeff Greenfield

Senior Analyst, CNN

James Greenwood

President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization

Ellen Griggs

Managing Partner, New England Pension Consultants

Francine Grodstein

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health; Associate Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School

Edward Guiliano

President, New York Institute of Technology

Mireille Guiliano

Author, French Women Don't Get Fat; President and CEO, Clicquot Inc.


Torstein Hagen

Chairman and CEO, Viking River Cruises Inc.

Jan Hall

President, North America, Neutrogena Corp.

Jennie Chin Hansen

President-Elect, AARP

Oren Harari

Professor of Management, Graduate School of Business, University of San Francisco

Colleen Harkness

Managing Director, Global Growth, GE Energy Financial Services Inc.

Gary Hart

Wirth Chair, Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado; former U.S. Senator

William Haseltine

President, Haseltine Associates Ltd.; former CEO, Human Genome Sciences

Ron Haskins

Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institution

R. William Hauck

President, California Business Roundtable

Andrew Hauptman

Chairman and CEO, Andell Holdings LLC

Stephen Hayes

President and CEO, Corporate Council on Africa

David Heber

Founder and Director, Center for Human Nutrition, University of California, Los Angeles

James Heywood

CEO and d'Arbeloff Founding Director, ALS Therapy Development Foundation

Winston Hickox

Portfolio Manager Environmental Initiatives, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

J. Edward Hill

President, American Medical Association

Richard Hodes

Director, National Institute on Aging

Joe Hogan

President and CEO, GE Healthcare

George Hoguet

Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Investment Strategist, State Street Global Advisors

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center, Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; former Director, Congressional Budget Office

Tamar Howson

Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jeff Hunts

Supervisor, Electronic Waste Recycling Program, California Integrated Waste Management Board

Chad Hurley

CEO and Co-Founder, YouTube

Hiba Husseini

Managing Partner, Husseini & Husseini

Pamela Hymel

Corporate Director, Integrated Health, and Medical Director, Cisco Systems


Robert Iger

President and CEO, The Walt Disney Co.

Michael Intriligator

Professor of Economics, Political Science and Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles; Director, UCLA Center for International Relations; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute

Graciela Italiano-Thomas

CEO, Los Angeles Universal Preschool

Turan Itil

Founder and Chairman, TMI Alzheimer’s Centers Inc.


Amber Jackson

Manger, Team Member Services, Universal Orlando Resort

David Jackson

Chief Investment Officer, Istithmar

Kenneth Jaffe

Executive Director, International Child Resource Institute

Sayyed Ayad Jamal Aldein

Member, Iraqi National Parliament

Scott Jarus

CEO, Cognition Inc.

Suzanne Nora Johnson

Vice Chairman, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Wayne Johnson

Vice President, University Relations Worldwide, Hewlett-Packard Co.

James Joseph

Lead Scientist, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University


Daniel Kahneman

Nobel Laureate, Economic Sciences, 2002; Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Professor of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Carl Kaplan

Managing Director, Koret Israel Economic Development Funds

Zachary Karabell

Senior Vice President, Fred Alger Management Inc.

Peter Katona

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Dan Katzir

Managing Director, The Broad Foundation

Richard Kauffman

Chairman, Global Financing Group, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Francine Kaufman

Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Head of the Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Mike Kelly

President, AOL Media Networks

Michael Keough

Partner, Stark Investments

Mikhail Khvostov

Belarus Ambassador to the United States and Mexico

Jeffrey Kindler

Vice Chairman, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Pfizer Inc.

Catherine Kirkman

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Vaclav Klaus

President, Czech Republic

Samuel Klein

William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University School of Medicine

Kevin Klowden

Research Economist, Milken Institute

Michael Klowden

President and CEO, Milken Institute

Dennis Kneale

Managing Editor, Forbes

Neil Koehler

President and CEO, Pacific Ethanol Inc.

Clark Kokich

President, Avenue A | Razorfish, Worldwide

Nir Kossovsky

CEO, Technology Option Capital LLC

Caroline Kovac

General Manager, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM

Arthur Kramer

Co-Director, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois

John Kruper

Chief Learning Officer, Cardean Learning Group

Lewis Kuller

Professor of Public Health; Former Chairman, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Joel Kurtzman

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Senior Advisor, Knowledge Universe

Irene Kyriakopoulos

Professor of Economics, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University


Arthur Laffer

Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates

N. Mark Lam

CEO and Chairman, Executive Committee, Live365

Timothy Lappen

Chairman and Founder, Family Office Group, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP

Elizabeth Lawley

Director, Lab for Social Computing, Rochester Institute of Technology; Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research Social Computing Group

William Lawton

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Seagate Global Advisors LLC

Mark Leavitt

Managing Director, Head of Media and Communications, Jefferies & Co. Inc.

Greg Lee

Former Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Jonathan Leo

Senior Environmental Attorney, Science Applications International Corp.

Jack Leslie

Chairman, Weber Shandwick Worldwide

Ross Levinsohn

President, Fox Interactive Media, News Corp.

William Lindsay

Founding Partner, Pacific Coast Capital Partners LLC

David Lipschitz

Chair of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, Director of the Center on Aging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Stanley Litow

President, IBM International Foundation; Vice President, Corporate Community Relations, IBM

Thomas Livergood

CEO, The Family Wealth Alliance

Ron Loeppke

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategic Officer, Matria Healthcare Inc.

Edward Luce

Washington Commentator, former South Asia Bureau Chief, Financial Times

Christopher Ludeman

President, U.S. Brokerage, CB Richard Ellis

Frank Luntz

Founder, Luntz Research Companies


Rodney MacAlister

President, African Development Foundation

Alan MacDiarmid

Nobel Laureate, Chemistry, 2000; Blanchard Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

Earle Mack

Senior Partner, Mack Co.; former U.S. Ambassador to Finland

Leizl Maglaya Jones

Associate Director of Amenities, Global Operations, Pfizer Global Research and Development

Gary Mangiofico

Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Universal Preschool

Bill Marcus

Head of Business Development, North America; Sales Manager, Chicago Calyon Financial

Lynn Margherio

Executive Vice President, HIV/AIDS Initiative, Clinton Foundation

Eduardo Martí

President, Queensborough Community College

James McCaughan

CEO, Principal Global Investors LLC

James McGregor

Author, One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China; Founding Partner, BlackInc China

Thomas McLarty III

President, Kissinger McLarty Associates; former Chief of Staff, Clinton Administration

Fred McMahon

Director, Centre for Trade and Globalization Studies, The Fraser Institute

Christopher Melton

Co-founder, The White Oak Group Inc.; Vice Chairman, Finance and Operations, DataPath Inc.

David Meltzer

Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Chicago

Barbara Meynert

Advisor, Li & Fung Group

Ann Miles

Director, BlueOrchard Finance

Marc Miles

Director, Center for International Trade and Economics, The Heritage Foundation

Lowell Milken

Chairman, Milken Family Foundation

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute; Chairman, FasterCures / The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

Jonathan Miller

Chairman and CEO, AOL

Matt Miller

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Author, Columnist

Stuart Miller

President and CEO, Lennar Corp.

B. Scott Minerd

CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners Asset Management

Lesa Mitchell

Vice President, Advancing Innovation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ted Mitchell

President and CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund

Edwin Mongan

Director, Energy and Environment, DuPont Co.

Geoffrey Moore

Senior Vice President, Knowledge Universe Inc.

Randall Morgan

Interim Director, The W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute; President, University Park Orthopedics; Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Indiana University Northwest Center for Medical Education

Kenneth Morse

Senior Lecturer and Managing Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center

Laura Morse

Human Capital Partner, Atlas Venture

Kevin Murphy

George J. Stigler Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute


Firouz Naderi

Associate Director, Programs, Project Formulation and Strategy; Director, Solar System Exploration Programs, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Nathan Nankivell

Senior Researcher, Office of the Special Advisor at Joint Task Force Pacific Headquarters, Canada

Roland Nash

Managing Director and Head of Credit Research, Renaissance Capital

Wes Nichols

Co-Founder, Managing Partner, MarketShare Partners

Leonard Nimoy

Actor, Director, Photographer, Author

Diana Nyad

World-Class Distance Swimmer; Broadcast Commentator


Adebayo Ogunlesi

Executive Vice Chairman, Chief Client Officer, Credit Suisse

Mary O'Hara-Devereaux

Founder and CEO, Global Foresight

Martin Olson

Senior Vice President, Research, Development and Informatics, Matria Healthcare

Dean Ornish

Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Michael Osterholm

Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota; Associate Director, Department of Homeland Security's National Center for Food Protection and Defense

Tara O'Toole

CEO, Director, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh


Ronald Packard

Chairman and Founder, K12 Inc.

James Packer

Executive Chairman, Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd.

Rod Paige

Chairman, Chartwell Education Group LLC; former U.S. Secretary of Education

Stewart Paperin

Executive Vice President, Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network

Geoffrey Parker

Partner, Investment Bankng, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Rafael Pastor

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Vistage International

Daniel Perry

Executive Director, Alliance for Aging Research

Boone Pickens

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist; Founder, BP Capital

David Pollock

Senior Managing Director, Bear Stearns & Co. Inc.

Lawrence Post

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Post Advisory Group LLC

George Poste

Director, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University

Dennis Prager

Syndicated Radio Talk-Show Host

James Prince

President, Founder, The Democracy Council


Stephanie Rafanelli

Science Teacher, Menlo School

Richard Rainwater

President, Rainwater Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Crescent Real Estate Equities Inc.

Bennett Ramberg

Former Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs

Hunt Ramsbottom

President and CEO, Rentech Inc.

Scott Randall

President and Senior Consultant, BrandGames

Harpal Randhawa

Founding Partner, Sabre Capital Worldwide

Lewis Ranieri

Founder, Hyperion Private Equity Funds; Chairman, CEO and President, Ranieri & Co. Inc.

Nina Rees

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, The Knowledge Universe Learning Group

William Richardson

Author, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms; Supervisor, Instructional Technology and Communication, Hunterdon Central Regional High School

Sally Ride

Former NASA Astronaut; President and CEO, Sally Ride Science

Peter Rigby

Director, Utilities, Energy and Project Finance, Standard & Poor's

David Rogers

Partner, Latham and Watkins LLP

Edward Rollins

Chairman, Rollins Strategy Group

Andrew Rosenfield

Managing Partner, Guggenheim Partners LLC; Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School; Founder, President, CEO, Leaf Group LLC

Jonathan Rosenthal

Managing Partner, Saybrook Capital LLC

Dean Rotbart

Host, Newsroom Confidential

F. Sherwood Rowland

Nobel Laureate, Chemistry, 1995; Donald Bren Research Professor, University of California, Irvine

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Harvey Rubin

Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Computer Science; Director, Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response, University of Pennsylvania

Rusty Rueff

CEO, Snocap Inc.

Greg Rushford

Editor and Publisher, The Rushford Report

Ken Rutkowski

Host, President, KenRadio Broadcasting


Federico Sada González

President and CEO, Vitro, S.A. de C.V.

Mustafa Sagun

Chief Investment Officer, Equities Group, Principal Global Investors

Roy Salter

Principal, The Salter Group

William Samuels

Founder and Chairman, Blue Tiger Democrats

Ted Sanders

Executive Chairman, Cardean Learning Group; former Acting U.S. Secretary of Education

Richard Sandor

Chairman and CEO, Chicago Climate Exchange Inc.; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute

Hani Sari-El Din

Chairman, Capital Market Authority, Egypt

Harold Schmitz

Chief Science Officer, Mars Inc.

H. Eric Schockman

President, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Douglas Schoen

Founding Partner and Principal Strategist, Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates Inc.

Steven Schoenfeld

Chief Investment Strategist, Global Quantitative Management Group, Northern Trust Global Investments

Myron Scholes

Nobel Laureate, Economic Sciences, 1997; Chairman, Oak Hill Platinum Partners; Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance Emeritus, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Carl Schramm

President and CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Susan Sclafani

Managing Director, Chartwell Education Group

Patricia Sellers

Editor at Large, Fortune

Terry Semel

Chairman and CEO, Yahoo! Inc.

Aizaz Shaikh

Head of High-Yield Research, Senior Credit Analyst, Media and Telecommunications, BNP Paribas

Tina Sharkey

Senior Vice President, AOL

John Shegerian

Managing Partner, President and CEO, Electronic Recyclers LLC

Bill Shireman

President and CEO, The Future 500

John Shoven

Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Wallace R. Hawley Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Jeremy Siegel

Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

George Siemens

Instructor, Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Author, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

David Sifry

Founder and CEO, Technorati

Joseph Sigelman

Co-CEO, OfficeTiger LLC

David Simon

CEO, Simon Property Group Inc.

Greg Simon

President, FasterCures / The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

William Simon Jr.

Co-Chairman, William E. Simon & Sons LLC

Shelly Singhal

Chairman and CEO, SBI Group

Frank Sixt

Executive Director, Group Finance Director, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.

Gary Small

Director, Aging and Memory Research Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles; Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine

Paul Smith

Associate Professor, Asia-Pacific Center for Securities Studies, U.S. Department of Defense

Shelley Smith

Vice President, Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System

Lisa Snell

Director, Education and Child Welfare, Reason Foundation

Richard Sobel

CEO, Alfa Capital Partners Ltd.

Lewis Solmon

President, Teacher Advancement Program Foundation; Senior Advisor, Board Member, Milken Family Foundation

Neal Soss

Managing Director, Chief Economist, Credit Suisse

Howard Soule

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Managing Director of Knowledge Universe Health and Wellness LLC

Jonathan Spalter

Principal, Dewey Square Group

Steven Spiegel

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Richard Sprott

Executive Director, Ellison Medical Foundation

Andrew Stern

President, Service Employees International Union

Paula Stern

Chairwoman, The Stern Group Inc.

Barry Sternlicht

Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group

Paul Schott Stevens

President, Investment Co. Institute

David Stewart

Interim Department Chair, Marketing Department; Robert E. Brooker Professor, Marketing, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Brian Sullivan

Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Richard Suzman

Director, Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

Jane Swift

Former Governor of Massachusetts; Managing Partner, WNP Consulting LLC


Stoyan Tenev

Lead Economist, East Asia Economics, International Finance Corp., The World Bank Group

Douglas Thomas

Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California; Editor, Games & Culture

David Thompson

Director, Corporate Environmental Department, Panasonic Corporation of North America

Ray Thurston

Founder and CEO, SonicAir

Edward Tian

CEO, China Netcom (Group) Co. Ltd.

Wendy Tice-Wallner

Attorney-at-Law, Littler Mendelson

Alvin Toffler

Author, Futurist; Principal, Toffler & Associates

Tommei Tong

CEO and Executive Director, TOM Group Ltd.

Robert Topel

Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Professor of Urban and Labor Economics, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute

Susan Trimbo

Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs, GNC

Glen Tullman

CEO, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.

Kaya Tuncer

Founder and Chairman, ESBAS Company

Vladimir Tyurenkov

Managing Director, Eastern Europe and Russia, Hansberger Global Investors


Louis Uchitelle

Economics Writer, New York Times; Author, The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences

Tony Uphoff

Publisher, The Hollywood Reporter; President, VNU Film & Performing Arts Group

Selim Uyar

CEO and President, Permak, Uyar and Remag Group of Companies


Ramesh Vangal

Chairman and Founder, Katra Group

Jon Vein

Managing Partner, MarketShare Partners

Dennis Vicars

Executive Director, Professional Association for Childhood Education Alternative Payment Program; CEO, Human Services Management Corp.

Tom Vilsack

Governor, State of Iowa

Andrew von Eschenbach

Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Mary Anne Walk

President, Walk & Associates Inc.

Kevin Wall

Founder and CEO, Network Live

Lorna Wallace

Research Fellow, Milken Institute

Wei Wang

Chairman, China M&A Management Holdings Inc.

Jonathan Weber

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, New West

Myrl Weinberg

President, National Health Council

David Weinberger

Author, Small Pieces Loosely Joined and The Cluetrain Manifesto; Fellow, Berkman Institute for Internet and Society, Harvard University

Michael Weiner

CEO, Biophan Technologies Inc.

Daniel Weiss

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Angeleno Group LLC

Thomas Werner

CEO, SunPower Corp.

Blair Westlake

Corporate Vice President, Media, Content and Partner Strategy Group, Microsoft Corp.

Leslie Whatley

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Rodney Williams

Senior Vice President, Marketing, Robert Mondavi Brands, Constellation Brands Inc.

Doug Wilson

Chairman,; Co-Author, Getting America Right: The True Conservative Values Our Nation Needs Today

Thomas Wilson

President and COO, Allstate Corp. and Allstate Insurance Co.

Deborah Wince-Smith

President, Council on Competitiveness

Yoram Wind

Lauder Professor and Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

David Wise

Stambaugh Professor of Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Area Director, Health and Retirement Programs, Director, Program on Economics of Aging, National Bureau of Economic Research

Perry Wong

Senior Research Economist, Milken Institute


Glenn Yago

Director, Capital Studies, Milken Institute

Daniel Yih

COO, GTCR Golder Rauner LLC


Betsy Zeidman

Director, Center for Emerging Domestic Markets, Research Fellow, Milken Institute

Sam Zell

Chairman, Equity Group Investments LLC

Susan Tave Zelman

Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education