What's Your Big Idea?
Broadcast: Midday, 07/06/2010, 12:00 p.m.
Eleven participants in the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival present their "big idea" to the assembled crowd.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Somali native, former member of Dutch Parliament, and author of "Infidel." She is now a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
- Jeffrey Rosen: Law professor, George Washington University. Legal affairs editor, The New Republic.
- Kim Bottomly: Biologist and president of Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
- David Leonhardt: Economics columnist, New York Times. Staff writer, New York Times Magazine.
- Vivian Schiller: President and CEO of National Public Radio
- James Fallows: National Correspondent, The Atlantic Magazine. Former speech writer for President Carter and editor of US News and World Report.
- Buddy Fletcher: Investment banker and philanthropist. Chairman of Fletcher Asset Management in New York.
- Fred Swaniker: Founder of the African Leadership Academy in South Africa.
- Regina Benjamin: Physician and Surgeon General of the US. Founder of a rural nonprofit health clinic in Alabama.
- James Bennet: Editor of The Atlantic Magazine.