• Eilon Adar, Alain Poher Chair in Hydrogeology and Arid Zones; Director, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research; Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; TEL AVIV

  • Madeleine Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former Secretary, US Department of State; WASHINGTON, DC

  • Rolf Alter, Director for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD; PARIS

  • Ajay Banga, President and CEO, MasterCard; NEW YORK

  • Benjamin Barber, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

  • Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sweden

  • Romero Britto, Pop Artist

  • Greg Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Motorola Solutions

  • Richard Burdett, Professor, Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme, London School of Economics

  • Salomon Chertorivski Woldenberg, Secretary for the Economic Development of the Federal District, City of Mexico City

  • Henry Cisneros, Chairman, CityView; former Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development; former Mayor, San Antonio

  • Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme; Former Prime Minister, New Zealand

  • Jim Compton, Vice Chairman and Chief Revenue Officer, United Airlines

  • James Cuno, President and CEO, J. Paul Getty Trust

  • Ivo H. Daalder, President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

  • Edward F. Davis, President and CEO, Edward Davis, LLC

  • Evelyn Diaz, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Family & Support Services

  • Douglas Druick, President and Eloise W. Martin Director, Art Institute of Chicago

  • Arne Duncan, Secretary, US Department of Education

  • Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago

  • Philip Enquist, Partner, Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

  • Mark Filip, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

  • Jeanne Gang, Founder and Principal, Studio Gang Architects

  • Theaster Gates, Founder, Rebuild Foundation; Director, Arts and Public Life, University of Chicago

  • Francisco Gonzalez Pulido, President and Chief of Design, JAHN

  • Mark Hoplamazian, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

  • Khoo Boon Hui, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Home Affairs; Former President, INTERPOL

  • Timothy Knowles, Pritzker Director, University of Chicago Urban Labs

  • Harry L. Leider, Chief Medical Officer and Group Vice President, Walgreens Boots Alliance

  • Richard C. Longworth, Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

  • Adam Lowry, Cofounder and Chief Greenskeeper, Method

  • Jens Ludwig, Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Codirector, Education Lab; McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy

  • George Martine, Technical Director, Dhemos Consulting; Former President, Brazilian Population Association

  • Boubker Mazoz, Founder and President, Sister Cities Africa

  • David Meltzer, Director, University of Chicago Health Lab; Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine; Director, Center for Health and the Social Sciences; Chair, Committee on Clinical and Translational Science, University of Chicago

  • David Miller, CEO, World Wildlife Fund–Canada; Former Mayor, Toronto

  • Pedro Pires de Miranda, Corporate Vice President, Head of Corporate Development Siemens One, Siemens AG

  • Dennis Muilenburg, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Boeing Company

  • Ory Okolloh, Director of Investments, Omidyar Network

  • Olufunmilayo Olopade, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine & Human Genetics; Associate Dean for Global Health; Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago Medicine

  • Ratna Omidvar, Executive Director and Adjunct Professor, Global Diversity Exchange, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

  • Henry M. Paulson Jr., Chairman, Paulson Institute, University of Chicago; Former Secretary, US Department of the Treasury

  • Wim Pijbes, General Director, Rijksmuseum

  • Kasim Reed, Mayor, Atlanta, Georgia

  • William Reilly, Senior Advisor, TPG Capital

  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Former Foreign Minister and former Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom

  • Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

  • Robert E. Rubin, Co-chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary, US Department of the Treasury

  • Pasi Sahlberg, Visiting Professor of Practice in Education, Harvard University

  • Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology; Cochair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

  • Kristi Savacool, CEO, Aon Hewitt

  • Abdulla Saeed Al Shamsi, Executive Director, Strategic Affairs, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)

  • Frederic Sicre, Managing Director, The Abraaj Group

  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation

  • Gary Slutkin, Founder and Executive Director, Cure Violence

  • Trung Le, Founding Partner, Wonder, by Design

  • Jozias van Aartsen, Mayor, The Hague, The Netherlands

  • Shoshana Vernick, Managing Director, Sterling Partners, Education Opportunity Fund

  • Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Northern Trust

  • Wang Shu, Partner, Amateur Architecture Studio

  • Keith Williams, President and CEO, UL LLC

  • Wong Chun Kau (Jolly), Adjunct Professor, Institute of Smart City, Shanghai University; CTO, Hong Kong Police Force

  • Yuan Ming, Professor of International Relations, Peking University

  • Robert Zimmer, President, University of Chicago

Financial Times Moderators

  • Jamil Anderlini, Beijing Bureau Chief

  • Lionel Barber, Editor

  • Tony Barber, Europe Editor

  • Caroline Daniel, Editor, FT Weekend

  • Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, US News Editor

  • Edwin Heathcote, Architecture Critic

  • Simon Kuper, Columnist

  • Edward Luce, Washington Commentator

  • Megan Murphy, Washington Bureau Chief

  • Philip Stephens,  Associate Editor and Chief Political Commentator

  • Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor

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