2023 Speakers


2023 Frontiers of Social Innovation Speakers

More speakers will be confirmed and added weekly…

Xavier de Souza Briggs

Xavier de Souza Briggs

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Senior Fellow, Brookings Metro


Christiana Bukalo

Christiana Bukalo

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Co-founder, Statefree


Gillian Caldwell

Gillian Caldwell

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Chief Climate Officer and Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID

Claudia Chwalisz

Claudia Chwalisz

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Founder and CEO, DemocracyNext


Kendra Davenport Cotton

Kendra Davenport Cotton

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CEO, New Georgia Project, Inc. and New Georgia Project Action Fund

Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond

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Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Cheryl L. Dorsey

Cheryl L. Dorsey

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President, Echoing Green


Yordanos Eyoel

Yordanos Eyoel

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Founder and CEO, Keseb and Civil Society Fellow, ADL and the Aspen Institute

Isabelle Ferreras

Isabelle Ferreras

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Senior Research Associate, Harvard Law School's Center for Labor and a Just Economy

Sarita Gupta

Sarita Gupta

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Vice President of U.S. Programs, Ford Foundation


Lukas Haynes

Lukas Haynes

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Founding Principal, Leveraged Philanthropy


Shawon Jackson

Shawon Jackson

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Founder and CEO, Vocal Justice


Ben Jealous

Ben Jealous

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Executive Director, Sierra Club


Vu Le

Vu Le

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Writer for the blog NonprofitAF.com


Johanna Mair

Johanna Mair

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Academic Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review; Codirector, Global Innovation for Impact Lab at Stanford PACS

Gabriel Marmentini

Gabriel Marmentini

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Executive Director, Politize! Brazil


Bryan Maygers

Bryan Maygers

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Deputy Editor, Digital at Stanford Social Innovation Review

Suzanne McCormick

Suzanne McCormick

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President and CEO, YMCA of the USA


Liz McKenna

Liz McKenna

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Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Hemakshi Meghani

Hemakshi Meghani

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Co-Founder, Indian School of Democracy


Eric Nee

Eric Nee

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Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Social Innovation Review


Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel

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Founder and President, Interfaith America


Jonathan Reckford

Jonathan Reckford

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CEO, Habitat for Humanity International


Rob Reich

Rob Reich

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Professor of Political Science, Stanford University


Bhaskar Sunkara

Bhaskar Sunkara

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President, The Nation magazine


Nick Tilsen

Nick Tilsen

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President & CEO, NDN Collective


Nina Ozlu Tunceli

Nina Ozlu Tunceli

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Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund

Anthony Ubani

Anthony Ubani

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Pioneer Executive Director, #FixPolitics Initiative


Rajiv Vinnakota

Rajiv Vinnakota

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President, The Institute for Citizens & Scholars


Caroline Weimann

Caroline Weimann

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Founder, JoinPolitics


Grace Williams

Grace Williams

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Founder and Director, Citizen Tasmania


Joseph Wong

Joseph Wong

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Vice-President, International, University of Toronto

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