- Twitter co-founder Biz StoneTwitter co-founder Biz Stone
Twitter co-founder and creative director discusses the monetary and social value of the site, which turns five this week, boasts 200 million accounts and employs 400 people.
- Architect Hitoshi AbeArchitect Hitoshi Abe
Internationally acclaimed architect and educator explains why one can’t really prepare for the kind of devastation that his native Sendai, Japan encountered.
- Playwright-author Eve EnslerPlaywright-author Eve Ensler
Award-winning playwright and activist discusses her cancer battle and explains why working with the women of Democratic Republic of Congo to create the “City of Joy” saved her life.
- Diplomat Warren Christopher TributeDiplomat Warren Christopher Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to Presidential Medall of Freedom recipient and former U.S. Secretary of State.
- Libyan novelist Hisham MatarLibyan novelist Hisham Matar
Outspoken Qaddafi critic, son of a Libyan political dissident and noted novelist explains why the West’s past embrace of Libya’s leader constituted ‘diplomatic negligence.’
- NY Times David BrooksNY Times David Brooks
New York Times columnist and author of The Social Animal explains why the complex workings of our unconscious minds determine so much of who we are.
- Actor Blair UnderwoodActor Blair Underwood
Actor-producer-author shares what it’s like to play a Black president and explains why Black artists need to create their own film projects.
- Author Sharifa Rhodes-PittsAuthor Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
Harlem is Nowhere author describes what it’s like to live in a place with such a large myth and explains why the area can be described as a mecca for African Americans.
- Actor Aaron EckhartActor Aaron Eckhart
Actor explains why his character in Battle: Los Angeles is the only one in his career that he’s been sad to move on from.
- Hip-hop artist Lupe FiascoHip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco
Hip-hop artist explains why it took three long years for the release of his latest album.
- Writer Mark RichardWriter Mark Richard
Award-winning writer reflects on his spiritual journey and explains why he believes if we survive our childhood, we have a story to tell.
- Professor Mansour El-KikhiaProfessor Mansour El-Kikhia
Exiled Libyan dissident and University of Texas political science department chair discusses what he calls the hypocrisy of U.S. presidents concerning Qaddafi.
- NBA great Kareem Abdul-JabbarNBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NBA great talks about his latest project, On the Shoulders of Giants, and how his love of history has led to a new career.
- Author Susan JacobyAuthor Susan Jacoby
Never Say Die author discusses the plight of America’s aging baby boomers and what that means for the U.S. as a whole.
- M.I.T. Sherry TurkleM.I.T. Sherry Turkle
Founder-director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self and author of Alone Together explains the consequences that people face in creating a culture of constant interruption.