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Equip yourself with the skills, tools, and network to overcome extremist thinking and toxic polarization globally.

Builders Network

To break down the silos that lead to extremist thinking, our network of leaders is uniting across our differences to Build.

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These are Builders

“Extremists get up each morning with the intention to further their cause - only they are driven to divide and destroy; we are motivated to unite and build.”

Lonnie Ali, Co-Founder of the Muhammad Ali Center

“Curiosity is the antidote to contempt. And just like contempt, it can be cultivated, on purpose, in a million ways, in every medium. We just need to get to work.”

Amanda Ripley Investigative Journalist & Bestselling Author
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“In a world where algorithms divide us for marketing, we have forgetten who we are, where we come from, and the shared values and moral imperatives that should bind us.”

Liev Schreiber, Actor and Humanitarian
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Aaron Webman

Founding Team & Head of Business Development, Ender

Abraham (Abe) Foxman

National Director Emeritus, ADL

Adam Grant

Psycologist & Bestselling Author

Adam Sher

President, ITV America

Akiko Cooks

Community Organizer & Co-Founder, #1865 No Racism in Schools

Alan Alda

Award-Winning Actor, Bestselling Author, & Advocate for Science Communication

Alan Fleischmann

Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Laurel Strategies

Alex Kruglov

Co-Founder & CEO, pop.in

Alice Marie Johnson

CEO, Taking Action for Good; Criminal Justice Reform Advocate; & Author

Alison Goldsworthy

Founder & CEO, The Depolarization Project; & Author, Poles Apart

Allan Mutchnik

President, Harbor Freight Tools

Amanda Ripley

Investigative Journalist & Bestselling Author

Anastasia Williams

Founder & CEO, TheAList

Andrew Yang

Former Presidential Candidate & Founder, Forward

Andy Hanauer

President & CEO, One America Movement

Ann Sarnoff

Former Chair & CEO, Warner Bros & Warner Media Studios & Networks Group

Anne Applebaum

Pulitzer Prize–Winning Historian & Writer, The Atlantic

April Lawson

Managing Director of Debates, Braver Angels

Ariana Pekary

Social Entrepreneur & Public Editor, Columbia Journalism Project

Ariel Burger

Founder & Senior Scholar, The Witness Institute

Arthur Brooks

Leadership Professor, Harvard; Social Scientist; Bestselling Author; & Columnist, The Atlantic

Aurelian Craitu

Political Science Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

Barbara Corcoran

Founder, The Corcoran Group; & Star, ABC’s Emmy Award–Winning Show Shark Tank

Barry Kramer

Partner Emeritus, Fenwick & West; & Entrepreneur

Barry Poznick

President, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Unscripted Television & Orion Scripted Television

Bobbi Brown

Makeup Artist & Entrepreneur

Brandon Farbstein

Motivational Speaker & Gen Z Activist

Brian Hooks

CEO, Stand Together

Caleb Hyun

Founder & CEO, Balanced Media

Caroline Klibanoff

Executive Director, Made By Us, Smithsonian Institution

Caroline Mehl

Co-Founder & Executive Director, OpenMind

Chandler Tuttle

Co-Founder & CEO, Freethink

Charles Bronfman

Chairman, CRB Family Foundation

Chris Volpe

Executive Director & Founding Board Member, ScienceCounts

Clara Tsao

Co-Founding Officer, Filecoin Foundation & Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web

Corey Lewis


Cynthia Marshall

CEO, Dallas Mavericks

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Award-Winning Author & Scholar of Extremism & Radicalization, American University

Daisy Khan

Founder & Executive Director, WISE Leaders

Daniel Lubetzky

Founder, KIND Snacks

Daniel Stid

Executive Director, Lyceum Labs

David Eilenberg

Head of Originals, Roku

David Einhorn

President, Greenlight Capital; & Founder, Einhorn Collaborative

David Kamenetzky

Food & Tech Investor

David McCullough

CEO, American Exchange Project

Daymond John

Founder & CEO, FUBU; New York Times Bestselling Author; Star of ABC’s Emmy Award–Winning Show Shark Tank; & Founder & CEO, The Shark Group

Deb Roy

Professor & Director, MIT Center for Constructive Communication; Co-Founder & CEO, Cortico

Deke Copenhaver

Principal, Copenhaver Consulting

Deron Triff

Co-Founder, WaitWhat

Dhani Jones

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, NFL Linebacker, Author, Host, & Explorer

Dolores Morton

CEO, Step Up

Dominic Packer

Psychology Professor, Lehigh University; & Co-Author, The Power of Us

Dov Baron

Leadership Expert, Inc. Top 100 Leadership Speaker

Dr. Bernice King

CEO, King Center; Human Rights Leader; & Social Change Advocate

Eboo Patel

Founder & President, Interfaith America

Ed Latimore

Writer, Retired Boxer, & Self-Improvement Enthusiast

Elisa Vilaneuva Beard

CEO, Teach For America

Eric Liu

Co-Founder & CEO, Citizen University

Erskine Bowles

President Emeritus, UNC

Farah Pandith

Author of How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat

Fred Dust

Founder, Making Conversations LLC

Fred Zeidman

Chairman Emeritus, Gordian Group

Garry Kasparov

Former World Chess Champion & Chairman, Renew Democracy Initiative

Gary Lauder

Co-Founder, Laura & Gary Lauder Family Venture Philanthropy Fund

George Atallah

Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs, NFL Players Association

Hank Fortener

Speaker, Entrepreneur, & Activist

Hilary Preston

Vice Chair, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Holly Jacobs

Executive Vice President, US Alternative & Syndication Programming, Sony Pictures Television (SPT)

Humera Khan

President & Co-Founder, Muflehun

Isaac Lee

Executive Chairman, EXILE Content

Jacob Weisberg

Co-Founder & CEO, Pushkin Industries

Jamie Siminoff

Chief Inventor & Founder, Ring

Jamil Zaki

Director, Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory

Jane Greenfield

Principal, Vanguard Institutional Investor Group

Jason Alexander

Actor, Writer, Composer, Director, & Producer

Jason Marsh

Executive Director & Editor-in-Chief, Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley

Jay Van Bavel

Psychology Professor, NYU; & Co-Author, The Power of Us

Jeff Orlowski

Founder & Filmmaker, Exposure Labs — Chasing Ice / Chasing Coral / The Social Dilemma

Jenna Arnold

Entrepreneur; Author; Co-Founder, Organize; & National Organizer, Women’s March On Washington

Jesus Mantas

Global Managing Partner, IBM; & Independent Director, Biogen

Jim Whitehurst

Former President, IBM

Joan Blades

Co-Founder, LivingRoomConversations.org

Joe Lonsdale

Founding Partner, 8VC; & Co-Founder, Palantir

Joel Fields

Writer & Producer

Joel Kellman

Attorney & Venture Capitalist

John (Jack) Brennan

Chairman Emeritus & Senior Advisor, Vanguard

John Delaney

Entrepreneur, CEO, & Public Servant

John Maxwell

Bestselling Author, Speaker, Coach, & Leadership Expert

John Wood Jr.

National Ambassador, Braver Angels; Opinion Columnist, USA Today

Jon Adam Ross

Managing Director & Co-Founding Artist, Inheritance Theater Project

Jonathan Greenblatt

CEO & National Director, ADL

Jonathan Haidt

Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, NYU Stern

Jonathan Saad

President, Danly Properties

Jose Andres

Chef & Owner, ThinkFoodGroup; & Founder, World Central Kitchen

Josh Thomas

Executive Director, Seeds of Peace

Julia Minson

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

June Cohen

Co-Founder & CEO, WaitWhat

Karith Foster

CEO & Creator, Inversity Solutions, L.L.C.

The Honorable Karl Rove

Senior Advisor & Deputy Chief of Staff, President George W. Bush

Kate Glantz

Social Entrepreneur

Kathryn Murdoch

Co-Founder & President, Quadrivium Foundation

Keith Grossman

CEO, Enterprise, Moon Pay; & Former CEO, Time

Kelvin Beachum

NFL Athlete, Arizona Cardinals

Ken DeAngelis

Co-Founder & General Partner, Austin Ventures

Kerry Sulkowics

Founder & Managing Principal, Boswell Group

Kevin Schmiegel

Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret.); CEO & Founder of ZeroMils

Kiera Peltz

CEO, The Coding School

Kmele Foster

Co-Founder & Executive Producer, FreeThink

Krista Tippett

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The On Being Project

Kristin Frank

Media & Data Expert; CEO, AdPredictive; Past COO, MTV; Director, BCOV & GAIA

Laura Lauder

Co-Founder, Laura & Gary Lauder Family Venture Philanthropy Fund

Laura Lindenfeld

Dean, School of Communication & Journalism, Stony Brook University

Laura Schmiegel

SVP of Strategic Partnerships, Orion Talent

Lauren McCann


Layla Zaidane

President & CEO, Millennial Action Project

Leon Ford

Survivor of Police Brutality, Activist, Writer, Entrepreneur, & Change-Maker

Lester Crown

Chairman Emeritus, Henry Crown & Company

Lisa Oz

Radio Personality, Bestselling Author, & Actress

Lonnie Ali

Founder, Muhammad Ali Enterprises

Lori Greiner

Entrepreneur, Inventor, Producer, National Best Selling Author, Humanitarian, & Star of ABC’s Emmy Award–Winning Show Shark Tank

Luis Miranda

Political Strategist & Philanthropist

Lydia Winkler

Co-Founder & COO, RentCheck; Founder, REEPNow

Madeline Levine

Co-Founder, Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education; New York Times Bestselling Author

Manu Meel

CEO, BridgeUSA

Mara Lee Durrell

CEO, OneVoice Movement & PeaceWorks Foundation

Mark Cuban

Entrepreneur; Investor; Owner, Dallas Mavericks; & Star, ABC’s Emmy Award–Winning Show Shark Tank

Mats Lederhausen

Founder & CEO, Be-cause

Matt Flake

President, CEO, & Director, Q2

Matthew Satnick

Co-CEO & Chairman, Enstructure

Megan Phelps-Roper

Author & Activist

Michael Johnston

President, Builders Network

Michael Tennant

Founder & CEO, Curiosity Lab; Creator, Actually Curious

Michelle Gadsden-Williams

Managing Director & Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Blackrock

Mike Erwin

Executive Director, Team Red, White & Blue

Mike Jacobson

Co-Founder, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Mohamed Abdel-Kader

Founder & Principal, Radial Global Advisory

Monica Guzman

Senior Fellow for Public Practice, Braver Angels

Nathan Otto

Co-Founder, Pine Creek Renewables; & Founder, Safe Conflict Project

Nick Hamburger

CEO & Founder, Quevos

Nicole Mutchnik

Founder, California Democracy Fund

Nido Qubein

President, High Point University

Pano Kanelos

President, UATX

Pati Jinich

Chef, Cookbook Author, & PBS TV host

Peter Coleman

Psychology & Education Professor, Columbia University

Peter Hutchison

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

Rabbi David Wolpe

Max Webb Senior Rabbi, Sinai Temple

Rabbi Elan Babchuck

EVP, Clal; Founding Director, Glean Network

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

Rabbi, Park Avenue Synagogue

Rabbi Josh Stanton

Rabbi, East End Temple

Reggie Van Lee

Chief Transformation Officer, Carlyle Group

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

President, Sojourners; & Author

Rev. DeForest B. Soaries

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens

Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Author; Minister, Middle Church

Rev. Jen Bailey

Founder & Executive Director, Faith Matters Network

Richard Edelman

CEO, Edelman

Rob Feld

Filmmaker & Journalist

Robert (Bobby) Barad

Excel Sports Management

Robert (Bob) Brown

Founder, Chairman, & CEO, B&C Associates, Inc.

Ross Irwin

COO, BridgeUSA

Roy Spence

Chairman & Co-Founder, GSD&M

Ryan Holiday

Writer, Media Strategist, & Creator, Daily Stoic

Ryan Modjeski

Executive Director, Empatico

Sandy Gottesman

President, The Gottesman Company

Sanyin Siang

Founding Executive Director, Fuqua / Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics, Duke University

Scott Cooper

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran & Community Leader

Scott Shigeoka

Entrepreneur, Storyteller, & Designer

Shamil Idriss

CEO, Search for Common Ground

Sharon McMahon

America’s Government Teacher

Shelly Lazarus

Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy

Shelly Sethi

Practicing Physician, Author, & Speaker on Integrative Health & Wellness

Simran Jeet Singh

Author, The Light We Give; Executive Director, Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program

Sophie Beren

CEO, The Conversationalist

Stacy Dick

President, Camino Partners

Stanley Bergman

Chairman & CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.

Stephen DeBerry

Founder, Bronze Investments

Steve Rittvo

Chairman, Innovation Project Development

Susan David

Psychologist & Bestselling Author, Emotional Agility

Susan McPherson

Founder & CEO, McPherson Strategies

Tali Farhadian Weinstein

Prosecutor, Processor, & Legal Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC

Tara McGowan

CEO & Founder, Good Information

Tiffany Yu

CEO & Founder, Diversability

Tim Phillips

Founder & CEO, Beyond Conflict

Tim Shriver

Chairman, Special Olympics International; & Co-Founder, UNITE

Tim Urban

Co-Founder & Writer/Illustrator, Wait But Why

Tina Exarhos

Chief Content Officer, NowThis

Tom Bernstein

President & Co-Founder, Chelsea Piers, L.P.

Tony McAleer

Speaker & Author, The Cure For Hate

Vance Cryer

Senior Manager, Weapons Integration & Business Development, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control

Wes Moore

Governor of Maryland, Combat Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, & Former CEO, Robin Hood


Musician, Tech Entrepreneur, & Philanthropist

Yascha Mounk

Founder, Persuasion

Yasmin Green

CEO, Jigsaw

Benji Backer

Founder & Executive Chairman, American Conservation Coalition

Chris Bail

Professor & Executive Director, Polarization Lab, Duke University

David Eisner

President & CEO, Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

Dr. Maria Zalewska

Media & Holocaust Scholar; Executive Director, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation

Eric Bronner

Founder & COO, Veterans for Political Innovation

Fernando Szew

Founder & CEO, MarVista Entertainment

Geoffrey Baym

Media & Communication Professor, Temple University

Ilana Redstone

Professor, Author, & Academic Entrepreneur

Isaac Saul

Founder, Tangle

Joe Cobbs

Sports Business Professor, Northern Kentucky University; & Co-Founder, Know Rivalry Project

John Burnett

Retired NPR Correspondent

Kathy Roth-Douquet

Co-Founder & CEO, Blue Star Families

Mark Selleck

Founder, 360Insight, a Social Purpose Corporation

Nathan Lockwood

Executive Director, Rank The Vote

Paul Hobby

Founder, Genesis Park, L.P.

Suzanne Firstenberg

Social Practice Artist; Creator, In America: Remember

Todd Connor

Founder & CEO, Veterans for Political Innovation

Vidyha Ramalingam

Founder & CEO, Moonshot CVE

James Impoco

Editor in Chief, Message Lab

Alyssa Farah Griffin

Alyssa Farah Griffin

Tess Winston

Washington Post Guest Contributor & graduate, Stanford Law School

Riaz Patel

Executive Producer/Director & Creator, ConnectEffect

Xavier Gutierrez

President & CEO Arizona Coyotes

Alia Braley

Researcher, Stanford Digital Economy Lab

Steven Olikara

Founder of Millennial Action Project; former U.S. Senate candidate; featured in The Reunited States documentary

Scott Budnick

CEO, 1Community; Founder, Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Jim Hornthal

Chairman, Zignal Labs

Laura Chen

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Civic Synergy

Nuseir Yassin

Founder and CEO, Nas Company

James Carville

Political Strategist, Author and Commentator; Host of Politics War Room Podcast

Mary Matalin

Political Strategist, Author, Television and Radio Host

Katie Couric

Journalist, Author, and co-Founder of Stand Up To Cancer

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