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Spotlight on World Affairs

  • Lynsey Addario

    Photojournalist.

    MacArthur Genius Grantee.

    Pulitzer Prize Winner.

    Why would anyone willingly plunge headfirst into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur, or Libya? For this Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, the simple answer is also the title of her memoir: It’s What I Do.

  • Thomas Crowther

    Scientist.

    Trillion Tree Campaign Advisor.

    Problem Solver.

    Our natural ecosystems are the best technology we have to help cool the planet. This British scientist, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, has a plan we can all get behind.

  • Michael Davie

    Documentary Filmmaker.

    Writer.

    Explorer.

    Born in Zimbabwe, raised in Australia, and based in Istanbul and NY Michael brings a global perspective to documentary filmmaking. His work for Nat Geo has earned him some filmmaking's highest honors.

  • Ben Lowy

    Photojournalist.

    Visual Storyteller.

    Chameleon.

    The grandson of Holocaust survivors, Ben always wanted to understand the hate that leads to war, so he got as close as he could, embedding alongside soldiers in Iraq. Today he channels that passion into documentary work and storytelling for brands from Apple to Adidas.

  • John Moore

    Photographer.

    Eyewitness.

    Pulitzer Prize Winner.

    Getty Images Special Correspondent John Moore brings us balanced, eyewitness reports from the most sweeping stories of this moment--from immigration reform to the frontlines of climate change, to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Terry Virts

    Astronaut.

    Photographer.

    Entrepreneur.

    Commanding multi-national crews on the ISS for 200 days during a period of intense geopolitical tension on Earth showed Terry Virts that anything is possible with diplomacy, constant innovation, and a willingness to disrupt the status quo.

  • Michael Yamashita

    Photographer.

    Far East Expert.

    Author.

    The world is changing fast--especially in the Far East. Michael has trained his lens on Asian cultures for more than 40 years. His body of work is a photographic time capsule and a portal into the cultural understanding we need to navigate the path forward.

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