Speakers

The 2016 Uncharted features a diverse and eclectic group of fascinating thinkers and entertainers. We'll be adding to the list in the coming weeks with our full complement of 40 speakers. The program will be finalized in late September.

  • Sujatha Baliga

    Sujatha Baliga

    National leader in restorative justice

    Sujatha Baliga’s work is characterized by an equal dedication to victims and persons accused of crime…Read More

  • Heather Boushey

    Heather Boushey

    Delving into the economics of work-life balance

    Heather Boushey is Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress…Read More

  • Scott Budnick

    Scott Budnick

    Combatting recidivism and making hit films

    Scott Budnick is the Founder and President of The Anti-Recidivism Coalition…Read More

  • Eve Ensler

    Eve Ensler

    Playwright, activist, performer and author

    Eve Ensler is the author of the theatrical phenomenon and Obie-winning The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries…Read More

  • Alex Filippenko

    Alex Filippenko

    Astronomer and solar eclipse addict

    Alex Filippenko is one of the world’s most highly cited astronomers…Read More

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    Andrew Hessel

    Futurist and catalyst in biological technologies

    Andrew Hessel is a catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes happening in life science…Read More

  • Aaron James

    Aaron James

    Author, Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump

    Aaron James is a Professor of Philosophy at UC Irvine who focuses on ethics and political philosophy…Read More

  • Kathy Kiely

    Kathy Kiely

    Challenging the norms of Beltway journalism

    Kathy Kiely is the commissioning editor for BillMoyers.com…Read More

  • Kenji Lopez-Alt

    Kenji López-Alt

    Better home cooking through science

    Kenji López-Alt is the Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats, a columnist for Cooking Light, and author of the James Beard Award-winning, New York Times Best-Seller, The Food Lab…Read More

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    Zahra Noorbakhsh

    Feminist, satirist, Iranian American comedian

    Zahra Noorbakhsh is a feminist, satirist, Iranian American comedian…Read More

  • Randi Redmond Oster

    Randi Redmond Oster

    Transforming how healthcare thinks about the patient

    Randi Redmond Oster is the author of Questioning Protocol, which helps patients navigate the healthcare system and medical professionals understand the patient perspective…Read More

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    Kevin Powell

    Powerful political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voice

    Kevin is a native of Jersey City, raised by a single mother in extreme poverty…Read More

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    Jay Rosen

    Incisive critic of the national press and its coverage of politics

    Jay Rosen teaches journalism at New York University, where he has been on the faculty since 1986…Read More

  • Aminatou

    Aminatou Sow

    Community builder and podcaster

    Aminatou Sow is a digital strategist who loves the internet…Read More

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    Robert Wachter

    Analyzing healthcare in lively, iconoclastic, funny ways

    Robert Wachter, MD is Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco…Read More

  • Ruth Whippman

    Ruth Whippman

    In pursuit of happiness

    Ruth Whippman is a British journalist, author and documentary film-maker…Read More

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