William J. Bennett
William J. Bennett is a U.S. public figure on cultural, political, and education issues. Over the course of his professional life, Mr. Bennett has succeeded in education, government and the private sector. Mr. Bennett is an experienced technology entrepreneur, having been the founding Chairman of K12.com, a multi-billion dollar online education company, where he held the position of Founding Chairman from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Bennett previously served on the Advisory Board of Viridis Learning, Inc., a human capital technology solution company that provides training to individuals in the middle-skill workforce, and he was a senior advisor to Udacity, one of the world’s leading online education organizations, in Udacity’s early years. Mr. Bennett is an award-winning professor in academia, having taught at Boston University, the University of Texas and Harvard University. Mr. Bennett was the U.S. Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Bennett was formerly the host of Morning in America, one of the most popular national talk shows in the country, and is now host of The Bill Bennett Show podcast. Mr. Bennett has written or co-authored more than 25 books including The Educated Child: A Parent’s Guide from Preschool Through Eighth Grade and two New York Times number one best-sellers.
Eva Kaili has been a Member of the European Parliament since July 2014. Ms. Kaili founded the World Future Foundation in Brussels in December 2018. Ms. Kaili has been Chair of the Center for Artificial Intelligence of the European Parliament since January 2020 and the Future of Science and Technology Panel of the European Parliament since January 2017. Ms. Kaili was named one of the “Women who Shape Brussels” and the “Tech MEPs gang” as the “leading MEPs addressing the digital revolution” by Politico Europe in 2018. Ms. Kaili received the European Award as a Member of the European Parliament in 2018 for her work on the Digital Agenda for Europe. Before her political career, Ms. Kaili worked as a newscaster at Mega Channel from 2004 until 2007. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Kaili provided communications strategy and public and foreign affairs consulting to several Greek pharmaceutical companies and a prominent media group. As one of the Digital Leaders for Europe designated by the World Economic Forum and the Blockchain Council, Ms. Kaili was one of the speakers in China at the Informal Group of World Economic Leaders organized by the World Economic Forum in 2018. Ms. Kaili is a member of the Global Council on Extended Intelligence, IEEE Standards Association and MIT Media Lab.
Vuk Jeremić is President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) and Editor-in-Chief of Horizons – Journal of International Relations and Sustainable Development. Mr. Jeremić has served as Senior Advisor at Swiss Partners Group since March 2020, where he served as Member of Life Advisory Council from December 2017 to December 2019. Mr. Jeremić has also served as member of the board at ePlata Atomic 47 since March 2016 and at Lineup Media Group since October 2019. In June 2012, Mr. Jeremić was directly elected by the majority of the world’s nations to be the President of the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Jeremić served as Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2012. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Jeremić led Serbia’s successful campaign for the Chairmanship-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for the year 2015. Before entering public service, Mr. Jeremić worked in London for Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Jeremić has lectured at major universities, think-tanks, and institutes around the world, as well as publishing opinion pieces in leading outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. Mr. Jeremić was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013 and appointed to the Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) in 2014.
Susan Rivers, PhD, is Executive Director and Chief Scientist of iThrive Games Foundation. With her team and partners, Susan designs responsive environments and experiences for teens that facilitate deep learning about themselves, society, and the world. Susan is a social psychologist and expert in social and emotional learning and emotional intelligence. She earned two master's degrees and her doctorate at Yale University and also served on the research faculty in Yale's psychology department for nearly a decade. Her work has been funded by foundations and federal agencies including the William T. Grant Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Education Sciences, the Novo Foundation, the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, and the Air Force Research Laboratories. Susan is founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Games, Self, and Society, the author of numerous scholarly publications and multiple curriculum, and a Large-Scale Social Change Leadership Fellow with Billions Institute. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts where she plays and designs games with her husband and three children.