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Past Debaters

Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson

Founder and CEO, Minerva Project

Ben Nelson is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Minerva Project, a reinvented university experience for the brightest and most motivated students. Prior to Minerva, he spent more than 10… more

Anant Agarwal

Anant Agarwal

CEO, edX & Professor, MIT

Anant Agarwal is the CEO of edX, an online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. He taught the first edX course on circuits and electronics from MIT, which drew… more

Peter Hitchens

Peter Hitchens

Columnist, Mail on Sunday & Fmr. Moscow Correspondent, Daily Express

Peter Hitchens, an author and journalist, is currently a columnist for the London Mail on Sunday. He also publishes a blog on current affairs and moral, cultural and social issues.… more

David D. Burstein

David D. Burstein

Author, Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World & Founder, Generation18

David D. Burstein is a millennial writer, filmmaker, and storyteller. He is the author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World (2013) and the founder of… more

W. Keith Campbell

W. Keith Campbell

Professor of Psychology, University of Georgia & Co-Author, The Narcissism Epidemic

W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Georgia. He has authored more than 100 scientific articles and chapters, in addition to several books, including… more

Jessica Grose

Jessica Grose

Journalist & Author, Sad Desk Salad

Jessica Grose, a self-identified “ancient millennial,” is a journalist and novelist whose work focuses on women’s issues, family, and culture. She is a frequent contributor to Slate and Bloomberg Businessweek,… more

Binta Niambi Brown

Binta Niambi Brown

Lawyer, Startup Advisor & Human Rights Advocate

Binta Niambi Brown is a corporate/tech lawyer, startup advisor, human rights advocate, nascent angel investor, and bass player. After working for a technology startup, she worked exclusively on technology and… more

Ambassador R. James Woolsey

Ambassador R. James Woolsey

Fmr. Director, CIA & Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Ambassador R. James Woolsey, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, chairs the board of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and is a venture partner with Lux Capital… more

Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg

Fmr. U.S. Military Analyst & Pentagon Papers Whistleblower

Daniel Ellsberg is a former U.S. military analyst who, in 1971, leaked the Pentagon Papers, which revealed how the U.S. public had been misled about the Vietnam war. In 1959,… more

Ben Wizner

Ben Wizner

Legal Adviser to Edward Snowden & Attorney, ACLU

Ben Wizner, legal adviser to Edward Snowden, is the director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, which is dedicated to protecting and expanding the First Amendment freedoms of… more