Speakers

We'll start announcing the 2014 speakers soon. The 2013 speakers for Uncharted are listed below alphabetically by first name.

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    Ananya Roy

    Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice, UC Berkeley

    Ananya Roy is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice at UC Berkeley. Roy teaches in the fields of urban studies and international development. …Read More

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    Annalee Newitz

    Editor-in-Chief, io9

    Annalee Newitz is Editor-in-Chief of io9, a website that covers science, science fiction and the future. … Read More

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    Brad DeLong

    Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

    J. Bradford DeLong is a professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley, chair of its political economy major, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was in the Clinton administration a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. …Read More

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    Carl Bass

    President and CEO, Autodesk

    Carl Bass is president and chief executive officer of Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. …Read More

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    Chris Walker

    Thiel Fellow

    Christopher Walker is a video game designer, programmer, and artist. …Read More

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    Chrystia Freeland

    Journalist and author

    Chrystia Freeland was managing director and editor of consumer news at Thomson Reuters until she announced in July her intention to seek the Liberal Party nomination for the Canadian parliamentary seat of Toronto Central. …Read More

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    Dan Miller

    Managing Director, The Roda Group

    Dan Miller is Managing Director of The Roda Group, a Berkeley venture capital group he co-founded that is focused on cleantech. …Read More

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    Dani McClain

    Fellow, Nation Institute

    Dani McClain’s reporting on gender and reproductive health has been published online in outlets including The New York Times, Colorlines, YES! Magazine, and EBONY.com. She is a fellow with the Nation Institute. …Read More

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    David Crane

    Lecturer in Public Policy, Stanford University

    David Crane is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Stanford University and Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute For Economic Policy Research. He is also president and co-founder of Govern For California …Read More

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    Dev Patnaik

    CEO, Jump Associates

    Dev Patnaik is the CEO of Jump Associates, a strategy and innovation firm. Dev is a frequent speaker at business forums and his articles have appeared in numerous publications…Read More

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    Donald MacDonald

    Principal, Donald MacDonald Architects

    An internationally recognized architect, Donald MacDonald’s varied projects and concentrations suggest a creative man who responds to real events and real needs. …Read More

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    Elizabeth Fishel

    Author

    Elizabeth Fishel is the author of five nonfiction books about family relationships …Read More

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    Felix Salmon

    Finance blogger, Thomson Reuters

    Felix Salmon is a finance blogger for Thomson Reuters. He arrived in the United States in 1997 from England …Read More

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    Josh Barro

    Politics Editor, Business Insider

    Josh Barro is the Politics Editor for Business Insider. Previously, he was a blogger for Bloomberg View, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and a commercial real estate banker at Wells Fargo. …Read More

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    Joshua Bloom

    CEO and Co-Founder, wise.io, and Associate Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley

    Joshua Bloom is CEO and co-founder of wise.io, the machine intelligence company …Read More

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    Kalimah Priforce

    Co-founder, Qeyno Labs

    At eight years old, Kalimah held a successful hunger strike against his Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn group home to add more books to its library which drew the attention of a community of Buddhist monks and nuns who privately tutored him until the age of 14. …Read More

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    Kate Kendell

    Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

    Kate Kendell leads the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families …Read More

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    Linda Burnham

    Research Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

    Linda Burnham is the Research Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, an organization that advocates for the rights and dignity of nannies, housecleaners and elder caregivers. …Read More

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    Kettner Griswold Jr.

    Thiel Fellow and President, CTO and Co-founder, Evolutionary Solutions

    Kettner Griswold Jr. focuses on large impact projects with high technical merit. …Read More

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    Maria Luisa Mendonça

    Director, Rede Social, Brazil

    Maria Luisa Mendonca is the director of Rede Social (Network for Social Justice and Human Rights) in Brazil and one of the founders of the World Social Forum.…Read More

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    Marina Gorbis

    Executive Director, Institute for the Future

    Marina Gorbis is a futurist and social scientist who serves as executive director to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a Silicon Valley nonprofit research and consulting organization. …Read More

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    Markos Moulitsas

    Founder & publisher of Daily Kos
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    Michael Shellenberger

    President, Breakthrough Institute

    Michael Shellenberger is President of Breakthrough Institute, a leading global think tank on energy, economic innovation and conservation. His 2007 book, Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, co-authored with Ted Nordhaus, was called “prescient” by Time and “the best thing to happen to environmentalism since Silent Spring” by Wired. …Read More

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    Mollie Katzen

    Author, The Heart of the Plate and Moosewood Cookbook

    Mollie Katzen changed the way a generation cooked with the publication of the Moosewood Cookbook in the 1970s.…Read More

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    Nicholas Dirks

    Chancellor, UC Berkeley

    Nicholas Dirks became the tenth chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on June 1, 2013. An internationally renowned historian and anthropologist, he is a leader in higher education…Read More

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    Nina Simon

    Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

    Nina Simon has been described as a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine for her community-centered approach to design. She is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History …Read More

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    Paul Pierson

    John Gross Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

    Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Pierson’s teaching and research includes the fields of American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory. …Read More

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    Paul Gu

    Thiel Fellow and Co-founder and Head of Product, Upstart

    Paul Gu had completed three years of credits at Yale University when he decided to pursue the Thiel Fellowship. …Read More

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    Paul Piff

    Research scientist, Psychology Department, UC Berkeley

    Paul Piff, a social psychologist and research scientist in the Psychology Department at the University of California, Berkeley, studies how wealth changes people. …Read More

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    Phil Bronstein

    Executive Chair, The Center for Investigative Reporting

    Phil Bronstein was named executive chair of the board of The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) in April 2012, when the organization merged with The Bay Citizen. …Read More

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    Randall Grahm

    Founder, Winemaker, Terroirist/Vinarchist and Prez-for-Life, Bonny Doon Vineyard

    Randall Grahm set sail in 1979 for the Great American Pinot Noir, foundered on the shoals of astringency and finesselessness and ended up running aground in the utterly unexpected New World of Rhône and Italian grape varieties. …Read More

  • Riley Drake

    Riley Drake

    Thiel Fellow

    Riley Drake is interested in scientific communication and data analysis, with a background in immunology. …Read More

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    Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

    Associate Professor of Psychology, University of California Berkeley, and Faculty Director, Greater Good Science Center

    Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and faculty director of the University’s Greater Good Science Center. …Read More

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    Scott Rosenberg

    Executive Editor, Grist

    Writer, editor and website builder Scott Rosenberg is executive editor of Grist. …Read More

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    Sean Gourley

    CTO, Quid

    Sean is a physicist, decathlete, political advisor, and TED fellow. …Read More

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    Vivek Wadhwa

    Vice President, Innovation and Research, Singularity University

    Vivek Wadhwa is Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University; Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; …Read More

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