2018 Topics

Preliminary Topics and Sessions for KentPresents 2018:

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

PANELS

• China
• Cyber/Intelligence
• Middle East
• North Korea
• Russia

SPEAKERS

Nicholas Burns Former Ambassador, NATO
Elizabeth Economy Council on Foreign Relations
Christopher Hill Former Ambassador, South Korea
Henry Kissinger Former Secretary of State
Michael Kramer Playwright, Political columnist, Author
Jay Kriegel Senior Advisor, Related Companies
Jessica Mathews Former President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Safwan Masri EVP Global, Columbia University
David Sanger The New York Times
Lesley Stahl 60 Minutes, News Correspondent
Kathleen Stephens Former Ambassador, South Korea
William Taubman Professor of History, Amherst College
Frank Wisner Career Ambassador


ECONOMICS AND EDUCATION

PANELS

• Bitcoin/Blockchain/Cybercurrencies
• Charter Schools
• Cities of The Future
• National Debt Debate
• Universities

SPEAKERS

Carol Burris Executive Director, Network Public Education
Jeff Clarke
CEO, Kodak
Dan Doctoroff CEO, Sidewalk Labs
Sarah Moser Professor of Geography McGill University
Eva Moskowitz CEO, Success Academy
Neha Narula Digital Currency, MIT
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Professor of Management, Yale University
Kai Stinchcombe CEO, True Link
Robert Zimmer President, University of Chicago


HEALTH AND FOOD

PANELS

• Autism
• Immunotherapy
• Molecular Gastronomy
• Psychedelics

SPEAKERS

Luis Diaz Memorial Sloane Kettering, Immunotherapy
John Donvan ABC Correspondent
Corby Kummer Editor, The Atlantic
Harold McGee Food writer, Author
Michael Pollan Food activist
Harold Varmus Nobel Laureate
Caren Zucker Journalist, Producer


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

PANELS

• Additive (3D) Manufacturing
• Autonomous Vehicles
• BioEthics
• Cosmology
• Energy Storage Holy Grail?
• Evolution
• Future of Conservation
• The Race to Find Planet 9
The Wizard and The Prophet

SPEAKERS

Konstantin Batygin Caltech Astrophysicist
Sean Carroll Caltech Cosmologist
Alta Charo Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin
Jerry Coyne Evolutionary biologist
Joe DeSimone CEO, Carbon Inc.
Julia Greer Professor, Caltech
Charles C. Mann Author
Rob Piconi CEO, Energy Vault
Mark Reuss EVP, General Motors
Joe Walston Wildlife Conservation Society
Ken Washington
CTO, Ford Motors

LAW AND POLITICS

PANELS

• Midterm Elections
• Politics 2018
• Supreme Court

SPEAKERS

Charles Blow The New York Times
Kristen Clarke Lawyers' Committee
Matthew Dowd ABC News analyst
Eddie Glaude, Jr. Professor of History and Religion, Princeton University
Samuel Issacharoff Professor of Law, NYU
Jeh Johnson Former Secretary of Homeland Security
Mitch Landrieu Former Mayor, New Orleans
Stephen Moore Heritage Foundation
Trevor Morrison Dean, NYU School of Law
Soledad O'Brien Journalist
Jim Zirin Lawyer, Author


SOCIAL ISSUES

PANELS

• Guns in America
• The Innocence Project
• #MeToo and Sexual Harassment
• Social Media

SPEAKERS

Kurt Andersen Studio 360 host , Author
Margot Hirsch President, Smart Tech Challenges Foundation
Robert Jones Exoneree, Innocence Project
Nina Morrison Senior Staff Attorney, Innocence Project
Roger McNamee Investor, Social Media Activist
Cal Newport Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University
Joe Nocera Columnist, Bloomberg
Darren Walker President, Ford Foundation
Faye Wattleton Former President, Planned Parenthood
Ekow Yankah Professor, Cardozo School of Law


HUMANITIES, VISUAL ARTS AND PERFORMING ARTS

PANELS

• The Art and Science of Origami
• Jasper Johns: Infinitely Shaded
• Diane Arbus
An Odyssey
• Pilobolus Dance Performance
• Jerry Saltz Speaks
• The Whitney Women

SPEAKERS

Flora Biddle Former President, Whitney Museum of American Art
Fiona Donovan Teacher, Writer
Jeffrey Fraenkel Fraenkel Gallery
Carter Foster Blanton Museum of Art
Robert Lang Origami master
Daniel Mendelsohn Author, Critic
Jerry Saltz Art critic, New York Magazine
Elisabeth Sussman Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art