Serge Schmemann A member of the editorial board of The New York Times.
John Kerry 68th United States Secretary of State
Kevin Rudd Former Prime Minister of Australia and is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York.
Ban Ki-moon Co-Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens
George Mitchell United States senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995 and served as Senate majority leader from 1989 to 1995.
Zhanna Nemtsova Founder of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom
Johanna Sigurdardottir former Prime Minister of Iceland. She was the first woman to serve in the role, from 2009 to 2013.
Leymah Gbowee Liberian peace activist, social worker and women’s rights advocate.
Roger Cohen A columnist for The Times since 2009.
Yau Wai-Ching Pro-independence activist and a former member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council.
Manal al-Sharif Co-founder and leader of the #Women2Drive movement and founder and CEO of Women2Hack Academy
Jorge Ramos an anchor for the Univision network and the author.
Agnes Heller A Hungarian philosopher and lecturer.
Ilham Ahmed Kurdish politician and co-chairwoman of the Syrian Democratic Council
Lina Antara A democracy support professional specializing in electoral processes and human rights.
Celestine Bohlen A former New York Times foreign correspondent
Farah Nayeri Writes on culture for The New York Times. Based in London, she was previously the arts correspondent of Bloomberg.