Goldman Sachs regularly invites leading thinkers from a broad range of
backgrounds to share their views and expertise.

Dr. Aya Abe

Director Of Japan's National Institute of Population and Social Security Research

Dan Abrams

Chief Legal Affairs Anchor, ABC News and Founder and CEO, Abrams Media

David Adjaye

Architect and Designer of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture

Ray Allen

Professional Basketball Player and Olympic Gold Medalist

Cliff Asness

Founder, Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer of AQR Capital Management

Rick Atkinson

Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian and Author, The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

Joe Bae

Co-CEO of KKR and Founder of The Asian American Foundation

Mary Barra

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company

David Beckham

Former Professional Football Player & UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Derek Black

Subject of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

David Blood

Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management

Andrew Bolton

Curator in Charge of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute

Ian Bremmer

President of the Eurasia Group and Author of “The Power of Crisis”

Tory Burch

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tory Burch LLC

Mrs. Laura Bush

Former First Lady of the United States and Chair of the George W. Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative

Ash Carter

Former US Secretary of Defense and Author, Inside the Five-Sided Box

Zachary Carter

Author, The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes and Senior Reporter, HuffPost

Jean Case

CEO of The Case Impact Network and Chairman of the National Geographic Society

Amy Chozick

Writer-At-Large, The New York Times and Author, Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling

Amy Chua

Professor, Yale Law School Author, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations

Kat Cole

COO and President of North America for Focus Brands

Tony Coles

President, CEO and Chairperson, Cerevel Therapeutics

Steve Coll

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

David Cote

Former Chairman and CEO, Honeywell and Author, Winning Now, Winning Later

Katie Couric

Award-Winning Journalist, Host and Executive Producer, America Inside Out, National Geographic Channel

Ray Dalio

Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer & Co-Chairman, Bridgewater Associates

John Dickerson

Author, The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency and Correspondent, 60 Minutes

Dr. Zeke Emanuel

Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Paul Farmer

Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, Partners In Health, and Professor, Harvard Medical School

Peter Fonagy

Chief Executive of Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families

Eric Foner

Historian and Author, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

James Forman Jr.

Professor, Yale Law School and Author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

William G. Gale

Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy and senior fellow, Brookings Institution

Fernando Garcia

Co-Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta & Founder/Creative Director of Monse

Gary Ginsberg

Author of `First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents`

Eddie Glaude Jr.

Chair, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University and Author of Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Allison Gornik

Subject of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Author, Uncontrolled Spread; Former FDA Commissioner; Board Member, Pfizer and Illumina

Brian Grazer

Academy Award-winning Producer and Author, Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection

Will Guidara

Restaurateur and Former Co-Owner of Make It Nice Hospitality Group

Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2018) and Author, With All Due Respect

Hugh Herr

Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab and Co-Director of MIT Center for Extreme Bionics

Anne Hubert

Senior Vice President at Viacom Media Networks and Head of its Creative Consulting Team

Arianna Huffington

Co-founder of The Huffington Post, founder of wellness venture Thrive Global and board member of Uber, Inc.

Chris Hughes

Co-Founder of Facebook and Co-Chair of the Economic Security Project

Vivian Hunt DBE

McKinsey & Company Managing Partner, UK and Ireland

Tom Ilube

Chair of the Rugby Football Union and Founder of the African Gifted Foundation


CEO of Rock the Bells, Hip Hop Artist, Music Producer, Actor

Jeff Jonas

IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of the IBM Entity Analytics Group

Cobi Jones

All-time Leader for Appearances on the U.S. National Soccer Team

Paul Tudor Jones

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Tudor Investment Corporation and Co-Founder, JUST Capital

Van Jones

Host, CNN and Chief Executive Officer, The REFORM Alliance

Dr. Eric Kandel

Nobel Prize-winning Neuroscientist and Co-director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University

Jonathan Karl

Chief White House Correspondent, ABC News and Author, Front Row at the Trump Show

U.S. Marine Corps, Ret. General John Kelly

Former White House Chief of Staff, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ray Kelly

Former New York City Police Department Commissioner

Robert Kraft

Chairman and CEO of the New England Patriots and The Kraft Group

Henry Kravis

Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, and Co-Chief Executive Officer of KKR

Scott Kupor

Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz and Author, Secrets of Sand Hill Road

David Lammy

Right Honourable David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

John Lewis

US Representative of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District

Ric Lewis

Executive Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Tristan Capital Partners

Dennis Lynch

Head of Counterpoint Global, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Claudia Malley

National Geographic's Executive Vice President of Global Corporate Partnership

Kweku Mandela

Filmaker and President, Out of Africa Entertainment and Co-founder of Africa Rising

Ken Mehlman

Co-Head, Global Impact, KKR and Global Head of Public Affairs, KKR

Danny Meyer

Chief Executive Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group

David Miliband

President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Rescue Committee

Yao Ming

Former National Basketball Association Player and Founder of the Yao Ming Foundation

Rajeev Misra

CEO, SoftBank Investment Advisers and Board Member, SoftBank Group

Ibtihaj Muhammad

US Olympic Fencer and Author, Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream

Ellen Ochoa

Former Director, Johnson Space Center and Retired NASA Astronaut

Michael Oppenheimer

Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Princeton University

Evan Osnos

Author of Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now

Susan Page

Washington Bureau Chief at 'USA Today' and Author of 'Madam Speaker`

Dana Perino

Former White House Press Secretary, Fox News Anchor, and Author

Michael Pettis

Economist and Professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management

Samantha Power

US Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) and Member of President Obama’s Cabinet

Lewis Pugh

Endurance Swimmer and United Nations Patron Of The Oceans

Patrick Radden Keefe

Staff Writer, The New Yorker and Author, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Jenny Reardon

Author and Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz”

J.J. Redick

Professional Basketball Player and Host of The J.J. Redick Podcast

Jason Rezaian

Global Opinions Writer, The Washington Post and Author, Prisoner

Susan Rice

Former US Ambassador to the UN, Former National Security Advisor and Author, Tough Love

Thomas Ricks

Author, First Principles and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Bill Ritter

Former Governor of Colorado and President of the Center for the New Energy Economy

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group and Author, 'The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians'

Stuart J. Russell

Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley and Author, Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control

Dr. Enric Sala

Marine Ecologist and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-residence

Tom Scott

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, The Nantucket Project

Dr. Paul Stoffels

Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer of Johnson & Johnson

Alex Tapscott

Co-author, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World

Joe Tsai

Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Alibaba Group

Anna Malaika Tubbs

Author, “The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation”

Marni Walden

Executive Vice President and President of Product Innovation and New Businesses at Verizon

Dan Weiss

President and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

George F. Will

Columnist, The Washington Post and Author, The Conservative Sensibility

Jia Lynn Yang

Deputy National Editor, The New York Times and Author, One Mighty and Irresistible Tide

Saadia Zahidi

Author of `Fifty Million Rising' and Head of Centre for the New Economy and Society

Robert Zoellick

Author, America in the World and President of the World Bank (2007-2012)