Innovator Spotlight

  • June Cohen

    Co-Founder & CEO, WaitWhat

    As Executive Producer of TED Media, June Cohen was responsible for bringing the TED Conference online, ultimately growing its audience from 1000 attendees per year to more than 2 million viewers per day. In 2006, she launched TEDTalks, the online video series, followed by TED.com (2007) and the TED Open Translation Project (2009). TEDTalks have now been viewed over 1 billion times worldwide. Cohen also co-produces and co-hosts the TED Conference in California. Previously, she was VP of Content at 

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  • Robert Scheer

    Editor-In-Chief of Truthdig & Professor at USC's Annenberg School for Communication

  • Melissa Silverstein

    Founder & Editor of Women and Hollywood

  • Paul Schrader

    Screenwriter & Film Director

  • Barbara Slavin

    Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center & Washington Correspondent for Al-Monitor.com

  • Jon Soltz

    Co-Founder & Chairman of VoteVets.org

  • Roger Sorkin

    Director & Producer of "The Burden: Fossil Fuel, the Military, and National Security"

  • Ilya Sheyman

    Executive Director of MoveOn.org Political Action

  • Richard Sakwa

    Professor of Russian & European Politics at the University of Kent at Canterbury

  • Anne Schuchat

    Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

  • Orville Schell

    Arthur Ross Director of the Center On US-China Relations at the Asia Society

  • Clay Stranger

    Founding Project Manager for Reinventing Fire: China at the Rocky Mountain Institute

  • Deborah Seligsohn

    Environmental Governance Researcher at UC San Diego

  • Arun Sundararajan

    Author of The Sharing Economy & Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business