Atul Gawande is a doctor and health care researcher. He is the author of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, a contributor to The New Yorker, and a surgeon specializing in endocrinology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Gawande appears in the PBS documentary film version of Being Mortal, which airs February 10th on FRONTLINE.
Wes Moore is a youth advocate and social entrepreneur whose book The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters is out in stores now. A Rhodes scholar, Moore served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and founded BridgeEdU, which is “a unique first year college program that combines core academic courses, real-world internships and service experiences, with the coaching to help students succeed in academics and life.”
Bill Maher, Salman Rushdie, Chris Hardwick, Carly Fiorina, Jay Leno and Paul Begala
Naomi Klein is the author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. She is on the Board of Directors of350.org and contributes to The Nation. One of her latest articles is “The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External.”\
Charles M. Blow is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, having recently written “Ray Rice and His Rage.” His memoir is Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
General Anthony Zinni is the former Commander-in-Chief of the United States Central Command and the co-author of Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield. He now serves as Honorary Chairman of the Middle East Institute and an instructor at Duke University’s Stanford School of Public Policy.
John Feehery is a columnist for The Hill and blogs at The Feehery Theory. He previously served as an aide to House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
Ralph Nader is a four-time presidential candidate, whose latest book is Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. Nader has a weekly radio show, “Ralph Nader Radio Hour,”as well as a blog.
Doug Heye just finished his two-year tenure as Deputy Chief of Staff for former House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. He has been Communications Director for the RNC as well as a contributor to Politico andThe National Review.
Dr. Reza Aslan is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside and thePresident and CEO of Aslan Media, Inc. An Adjunct Senior Fellow on the Council of Foreign Relations, Aslan is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth – available in paperback on September 9th.
Andrew Ross Sorkin is editor of The New York Times’ “DealBook” and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Box”. His most recent article is “Banks Cash In on Inversion Deals Intended to Elude Taxes”