Renaissance Weekend

Renaissance Weekend

In honor of our 25th Anniversary, in 2006, the following past participants served on Renaissance Weekend's® Advisory Board. (Some professional notes below reflect past roles.)

Buzz Aldrin  (Former Astronaut)
Adam Aron (CEO, AMC Theaters/Former CEO, Vail-RockResorts)
Henry Bienen  (Former President, Northwestern University)
Veronica Biggins  (Former Dir., White House Presidential Personnel & Sr. Ptnr., Heidrick & Struggles)
Theodore Bikel  (Actor)
Alan Blinder  (Econ. Prof., Princeton Univ./Former Vice Chm. Federal Reserve Board)
Julia Chang Bloch  (President, U.S.-China Education Trust/Former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal)
Guy Bluford  (Astronaut)
Baruch Blumberg  (Medicine Nobel Laureate/Former Master, Balliol College, Oxford)
Charles F. Bolden  (Administrator, NASA/Former Astronaut & Retired Marine Corps General)
Richard Bolles  (Author, What Color is My Parachute?)
Timothy Bottoms (Actor)
Rita Braver  (TV News Correspondent)
Stephen Breyer  (Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court)
Molly Corbett Broad  (Pres., American Council on Education/Former President, University of North Carolina)
William Broyles  (Editor/Sreenwriter, "Apollo 13")
James MacGregor Burns  (Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian)
Louis Cabot  (Former Chm., Cabot Corp. & Brookings Institution)
Thomas Campbell  (Former U.S. Congressman & Dean, Haas School of Business)
Tony Campolo  (President, Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education)
Jack Canfield (Author, Chicken Soup Series)
Mary Chapin Carpenter  (Composer/Vocalist)
Hodding Carter (Former President, Knight Foundation and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State)
Steve Case  (Former Chm., AOL Time Warner)
Joie Chen  (TV News Correspondent)
Wesley Clark (Former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO)
Gordon Conway (Former President, Rockefeller Foundation)
James Cronin (Director, Enrico Fermi Laboratories/Physics Nobel Laureate)
Walt Cunningham  (Former Astronaut)
Robert Denham  (Chairman, MacArthur Foundation/Former Chairman, Salomon Brothers)
Rita Dove  (Former U.S. Poet Laureate)
Esther Dyson  (Chair, EDventures Holdings)
Richard Elkus (Former Co-Chairman, KLA-Tencor Instruments)
Marsha Evans  (Former President, American Red Cross/Retired Admiral, U.S. Navy )
Craig Fields  (Former Chm., Defense Science Board & Director, D.A.R.P.A)
Howard Fineman (TV Commentator/Former Chief Political Correspondent, Newsweek)
Joel Fleishman  (Former President, Atlantic Philanthropies & Chm., Urban Institute)
Leighton Ford  (Minister)
Jerome Friedman  (Physics Nobel Laureate)
Arthur Frommer  (Travel Writer-Editor)
Millard Fuller  (Founder, Habitat for Humanity)
Robert Gallucci  (Pres., MacArthur Foundation; Former Dean, Georgetown School of  Foreign Service)
Howard Gardner  (MacArthur Prize-winning Author, Multiple Intelligences)
Gordon Gee  (Former President, Ohio State, Vanderbilt & Brown Universities)
Phyllis George  (Former "Miss America"/TV Host)
David Gergen  (Presidential Adviser/Director, Harvard's Center for Public Leadership)
Nathan Glazer  (Professor Emeritus of Sociology & Education, Harvard University)
Paul Goldberger  (Former Dean, Parsons School of Design & New York Times Architecture Critic)
George G. W. Goodman  (Financial Author-Broadcaster, "Adam Smith")
Bob Graham  (Former U.S. Senator & Florida Governor)
Sir Jeremy Greenstock (Former British Ambassador to the United Nations)
Amy Gutmann  (President, University of Pennsylvania)
Paul Haaga  (Former Vice Chairman, Capital Research & Management)
Ken Hakuta  (Entrepreneur/"Dr. Fad")
Michael Hammer (Author, Reengineering the Corporation)
Michael Helfer  (Former General Counsel, Citigroup & Managing Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering)
Ricki Tigert Helfer  (Former Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
Alexis Herman  (Former U.S. Secretary of Labor)
Frances Hesselbein  (Former Chair, Peter Drucker Foundation & President, Girl Scouts USA)
Rush Holt (Former U.S. Congressman)
Arianna Huffington  (Founder, Huffington Post)
John Jakes  (Author, North & South and Bicentenial Series)
Myron Kandel  (Former Financial Editor, CNN)
Rosabeth Moss Kanter  (Professor, Harvard Business School/Author, World Class)
Rich Karlgaard  (Publisher, Forbes)
David A. Keene  (Former Chairman, The American Conservative Union & Pres., National Rifle Assn.)
William Kennard  (Former U.S. Ambassador to E.U. & Chm., Federal Communications Comm'n)
Wolfgang Ketterle  (Physics Nobel Laureate)
Jim Kolbe  (Former U.S. Congressman)
Harold Kushner  (Author, When Bad Things Happen to Good People)
Jackie Leo (Former Editor-in-Chief, Reader's Digest)
John Leo  (Former Contributing Editor, US News & World Report)
Leon Lederman  (Physics Nobel Laureate)
Marty Liquori  (Olympian/Sports Commentator)
Jim Lovell  (Former Apollo 13 Astronaut)
Li Lu  (Human Rights Activist)
Frank Luntz  (Political Consultant)
Fred Malek  (Former President, Marriott Hotels & Northwest Airlines)
Doug Marlette  (Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist)
Martin Marty  (Professor Emeritus of Religion, University of Chicago)
Walter Massey (Former President, Morehouse College)
Boyd Matson  (TV Host)
Mickey Maudlin  (Former Executive Editor, Christianity Today)
Sir Deryck Maughan  (Former Chm., Citigroup International)
Newton Minow  (Former Chm., FCC & RAND Corporation; Managing Partner, Sidley Austin)
Leslie Moonves  (Chm., CBS)
Edwin Moses  (Olympic Gold Medalist)
Joseph Murray  (Medicine Nobel Laureate)
Bill Nelson  (U.S. Senator/Former Astronaut)
Jay Nordlinger  (Sr. Editor, National Review)
Peter Norton  (Creator, Norton Utilities)
Joseph Nye  (Former Dean, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government & U.S. Assistant Secretary of State)
Dean Ornish  (President, Preventative Medicine Research Institute)
Norman Ornstein  (Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute)
Elaine Pagels  (Professor of Religion, Princeton University)
Richard North Patterson (Author)
Deval Patrick (Former Massachusetts Governor)
Martin Perl  (Physics Nobel Laureate)
William Perry  (Former U.S. Secretary of Defense)
William Phillips  (Physics Nobel Laureate)
Michael Porter  (Author, The Competitive Advantage of Nations)
David Pottruck  (Former Chief Executive Officer, Charles Schwab Corp.)
Clyde Prestowitz  (Chm., Economics Strategy Institute)
Mary Lou Quinlan  (Former Chief Executive Officer, N.W. Ayer & Partners Advertising)
Richard Riley  (Former U.S. Secretary of Education & South Carolina Governor)
Charles Robb  (Former U.S. Senator & Virginia Governor)
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen  (Former NATO Secretary-General)
Judith Rodin  (President, Rockefeller Foundation & Former President, University of Pennsylvania)
Paul Russo  (Former U.S. Ambassador and Special Assistant to President Reagan)
David Salzman  (Film Producer)
Lamin Sanneh  (Professor of World Religions, Yale University)
Diane Sawyer  (Former Television News Anchor & Host)
Robert Schuller II  (Minister)
William Sharpe  (Economics Nobel Laureate)
Christopher Shays  (Former U.S. Congressman)
Gail Sheehy  (Author, Passages)
Ruth Simmons  (Former President, Brown University)
Dean Smith  (Former Head Basketball Coach, University of North Carolina)
Stan Smith  (Former Wimbledon & U.S. Open Tennis Champion)
Paula Stern  (Former Chair, International Trade Commission)
Amy Tan  (Author, The Joy Luck Club)
Deborah Tannen  (Linguistics Professor, Georgetown University/Author, You Just Don't Understand)
John Templeton, Jr.  (Former President, Templeton Foundation)
Shashi Tharoor  (Novelist/Former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations)
Richard Thornburgh  (Former U.S. Attorney-General & Pennsylvania Governor)
Tyler Tingley  (Head, Avenues: The World School &, formerly Phillips Exeter Academy)
Andrew Tobias  (Financial Writer)
David Trimble  (Nobel Peace Prize-winner & Former First Minister, Northern Ireland)
Mark Udall  (Former U.S. Congressman)
Tom Udall  (U.S. Senator)
Art Ulene  (Physician/Former NBC Health-Medicine Commentator)
Craig Venter  (Founder, Venter Institute for Genomic Research & Celera Genomics)
Richard Viguerie  (Former Publisher, Conservative Digest)
Joseph Wapner  (Former Judge/TV Personality)
Murray Weidenbaum  (Former Chm., President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers)
Ruth Westheimer  (Therapist)
Josh Weston  (Former Chairman, ADP Inc.)
Ann Wexler  (Founder, Wexler Public Policy)
Marina von Neumann Whitman  (Former Member, President Nixon's Council of Economic Advisers)
William Winter  (Former Mississippi Governor)
Tim Wirth  (Former U.S. Senator & President, United Nations Foundation)
Philip Yancey  (Former Editor-at-large, Christianity Today/Author)
Ben Zander  (Conductor, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra)
 
 

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