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The Helena Members.

Beatrice Fihn

Executive Director: ICANN | Laureate: 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Beatrice Fihn
Executive Director: ICANN | Laureate: 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Security
Policy, Nonprofits, Politics, Activism, Nuclear
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Norton A. Schwartz

From leading the US Air Force to redefining the private sector’s role in national security.

Norton A. Schwartz
From leading the US Air Force to redefining the private sector’s role in national security.
Business, Security, Government & Politics
Geopolitics, Military, Policy
BENS, United States Air Force

Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski

Chasing the Universes' Most Elusive Mysteries.

Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski
Chasing the Universes' Most Elusive Mysteries.
Science, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Education, Engineering, Physics, Women's Empowerment
Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Let Girls Learn

Ken Griffin

Founder & CEO: Citadel

Ken Griffin
Founder & CEO: Citadel

Ilwad Elman

An international champion for peacebuilding.

Ilwad Elman
An international champion for peacebuilding.
Non-Profits & Humanitarianism,
Peacebuilding, International Security, International Relations, Conflict, Somalia, Human Rights, Gender Violence, Protection of Civilians, Peace & Security, Social Entrepreneurship
Elman Peace Center, The United Nations, The United Nations Security Council, Kofi Annan Foundation, UNICEF, One Young World

Evan Spiegel

Chief Executive Officer: Snap Inc.

Evan Spiegel
Chief Executive Officer: Snap Inc.
Technology, Entrepreneur
Social Media, Hardware, Policy, Software
Snap Inc., Stanford University

Yeonmi Park

Inspiring the world after escaping North Korea.

Yeonmi Park
Inspiring the world after escaping North Korea.
Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Government & Politics, Security
Geopolitics, Human Rights, Policy, Public Health

Fabien Cousteau

Aquanaut.

Fabien Cousteau
Aquanaut.
Exploration, Climate, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Conservation, Film & Television, Oceans, Policy, Sustainability
Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, National Geographic, Boston University

John Brennan

Former Director: Central Intelligence Agency

John Brennan
Former Director: Central Intelligence Agency

Ray Chambers

Leading global philanthropy.

Ray Chambers
Leading global philanthropy.
Non-Profits & Humanitarianism,
Philanthropy, Public Health, Disease Prevention, Nonprofits, Investment
World Health Organization, United Nations, End Malaria Council, End Aids Coalition,

Hafsat Abiola

"Nigeria's Architect of Peace".

Hafsat Abiola
"Nigeria's Architect of Peace".
Government & Politics, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Security, Technology
Education, Public Health, Women's Empowerment
Ogun State Government World Future Council, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, Harvard University, Tsinghua University

Michael Tubbs

A Bold New Vision for Governance.

Michael Tubbs
A Bold New Vision for Governance.
Government & Politics, Medicine & Healthcare
Elected Official, Economics, Policy, Public Health
City of Stockton, Stanford Institute of Design, Emerson Collective, Advance Peace, Stanford University

Brian Grazer

A Beautiful Mind: Defining entertainment for 25 years.

Brian Grazer
A Beautiful Mind: Defining entertainment for 25 years.
Arts & Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Business
Art, Film & Television, Music, Theater
Imagine Entertainment

Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Led and defined the most elite fighting force in history.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Led and defined the most elite fighting force in history.
Security, Government & Politics, Business, Author
Geopolitics, Military, Policy
International Security Assistance Forces, McChrystal Group, Joint Special Operations Command

Kay Koplovitz

The First Female Network President in Television History.

Kay Koplovitz
The First Female Network President in Television History.
Business, Entrepreneur, Technology, Arts & Entertainment
Film & Television, Investment, Women's Empowerment
USA Network, Springboard Enterprises, New York Fashion Tech Lab

Renée DiResta

Exposing The Dark Arts of Narrative Manipulation.

Renée DiResta
Exposing The Dark Arts of Narrative Manipulation.

Nicolas Berggruen

Shaping 21st century governance.

Nicolas Berggruen
Shaping 21st century governance.
Government & Politics, Business, Arts & Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Author
Art, Investment
Beggruen Institute, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bergguen Holdings, Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust, Museum Berggruen, Berlin

David Eagleman

"The Possibilian."

David Eagleman
"The Possibilian."
Science, Technology, Security
Policy, Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Film & Television
Center for Science and Law, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Standford University, The Brain with David Eagleman

Taylor Wilson

Nuclear.

Taylor Wilson
Nuclear.
Science, Technology, Security, Entrepreneur, Medicine & Healthcare
Engineering, Inventor, Geopolitics, Nuclear

John Arnold

The future of intelligent philanthropy.

John Arnold
The future of intelligent philanthropy.

Dalia Mogahed

The breakthrough researcher understanding Islam in the 21st century.

Dalia Mogahed
The breakthrough researcher understanding Islam in the 21st century.

Yves Béhar

Design as a Force For Good.

Yves Béhar
Design as a Force For Good.
Arts & Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Technology, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Art, Finance, Inventor
fuseproject, August Home, One Laptop Per Child, See Better to Learn Better

Myron Scholes

Nobel Laureate: Economics.

Myron Scholes
Nobel Laureate: Economics.
Business
Economics, Finance, Investment
Stanford University, Janus Capital Group, Stamos Partners

Dwayne Betts

Winner of the NAACP Image Award.

Dwayne Betts
Winner of the NAACP Image Award.
Author, Arts & Entertainment, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Human Rights, Poetry, Policy
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, University of Maryland, Warren Wilson College

Alaa Murabit

Championing Peace.

Alaa Murabit
Championing Peace.
Medicine & Healthcare, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Security
Human Rights, Religious Freedom, Women's Empowerment
United Nations, The Voice of Libyan Women, International Alert, Keeping Children Safe

Timothy Doner

The brilliant global citizen who speaks 23 languages.

Timothy Doner
The brilliant global citizen who speaks 23 languages.
Business, Security, Entrepreneur, Technology
Education, Geopolitics, Language
Harvard University, FluentWorlds

Boyan Slat

Leading The Largest Cleanup in History.

Boyan Slat
Leading The Largest Cleanup in History.
Climate, Entrepreneur, Technology, Science
Conservation, Engineering, Inventor, Oceans
The Ocean Cleanup, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Thiel Fellowship

Zoe Saldana

Other-Worldly Activism.

Zoe Saldana
Other-Worldly Activism.
Arts & Entertainment, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Entrepreneur
Film & Television, Public Health, Women's Empowerment
BESE

Max Tegmark

Life 3.0

Max Tegmark
Life 3.0
Science, Technology, Security, Author
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Education, Physics
Future of Life Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

R. James Woolsey

Former Director: Central Intelligence Agency

R. James Woolsey
Former Director: Central Intelligence Agency
Business, Government & Politics, Security
Geopolitics, Finance, Law, Military, Private Equity
Central Intelligence Agency, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Lux Capital Management, Stanford University, Oxford University, Yale Law School

Princess Alia Al-Senussi

Charting the Future of International Art.

Princess Alia Al-Senussi
Charting the Future of International Art.
Arts & Entertainment
Art
Tate Modern Advisory Council, Art Dubai, London School of Economics, Brown University, Aiglon College

Rt Hon David Miliband

Protecting the world's most vulnerable lives.

Rt Hon David Miliband
Protecting the world's most vulnerable lives.
Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Security, Government & Politics
Economics, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Health, Philosophy, Policy
International Rescue Committee, Oxford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alan D. Schwartz

Executive Chairman: Guggenheim Partners

Alan D. Schwartz
Executive Chairman: Guggenheim Partners

Robert Swan

"One of the world's greatest explorers."

Robert Swan
"One of the world's greatest explorers."
Exploration, Climate, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Security
Conservation, Sustainability
2041 Foundation

Jane Holl Lute

Charting the future of security and diplomacy.

Jane Holl Lute
Charting the future of security and diplomacy.

Bassem Youssef

Tickling Giants.

Bassem Youssef
Tickling Giants.
Arts & Entertainment, News, Government & Politics
Comedy, Geopolitics, News, Podcast, Public Health, Social Media
Remade in America, AlBernameg

Mark Tercek

Leading the world's largest conservation organization.

Mark Tercek
Leading the world's largest conservation organization.
Climate, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Business, Government & Politics
Conservation, Finance, Investment, Oceans, Sustainability
The Nature Conservancy, Goldman Sachs, Harvard University, Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard Business School, Williams College

Dynamo

"One of the great magicians of our time."

Dynamo
"One of the great magicians of our time."
Arts & Entertainment, Entrepreneur
Film & Television, Magic

Petra Nemcova

Reinventing How We Rebuild.

Petra Nemcova
Reinventing How We Rebuild.
Author, Arts & Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Human Rights, Modeling, Public Health, Women's Empowerment
All Hands and Heart, Happy Hearts Fund, Be the Light New York

Dustin Yellin

Frozen Cinema.

Dustin Yellin
Frozen Cinema.

Tristan Harris

Silicon Valley's conscience.

Tristan Harris
Silicon Valley's conscience.

Tim Hwang

Unlocking the government.

Tim Hwang
Unlocking the government.
Technology, Government & Politics, Entrepreneur, Business, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Artificial Intelligence, Law, Policy, Software
FiscalNote, Harvard Business School, Princeton University

Mark McClellan

The Former FDA Commissioner Shaping Value in Healthcare.

Mark McClellan
The Former FDA Commissioner Shaping Value in Healthcare.
Government & Politics, Medicine & Healthcare, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Research & Academia
Education, Policy, Public Health
Duke University, Brookings Institution, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, United States Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Rebecca Brachman

The Moonshot Project to Prevent Depression.

Dr. Rebecca Brachman
The Moonshot Project to Prevent Depression.
Medicine & Healthcare, Research & Academia, Science, Technology
Biotechnology, Education, Finance, Neuroscience, Public Health
Aision Biotechnologies, Columbia University, National Institute of Mental Health, NeuWrite

Scott Harrison

Working to End the Water Crisis.

Scott Harrison
Working to End the Water Crisis.
Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Entrepreneur
Human Rights, Public Health, Sustainability
charity: water

James Murdoch

Founder: LUPA Systems || Former CEO: 21st Century Fox

James Murdoch
Founder: LUPA Systems || Former CEO: 21st Century Fox

Li Lu

Founder and Chairman: Himalaya Capital

Li Lu
Founder and Chairman: Himalaya Capital
Business, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Government & Politics
Economics, Investment, Law
Himalaya Capital, Columbia University

Simon Sinek

"Start With Why".

Simon Sinek
"Start With Why".
Author, Business
Artificial Intelligence, Education, Geopolitics, Military, Social Media
Ernst & Young, RAND Corporations

Larry Diamond

One of the world’s most respected experts on democracy.

Larry Diamond
One of the world’s most respected experts on democracy.

Laura Galante

The Threat Intelligence Expert Focused on Cyber-Espionage.

Laura Galante
The Threat Intelligence Expert Focused on Cyber-Espionage.
Government & Politics, Research & Academia, Security, Technology,
Finance, Military
Galante Strategies, FireEye, United States Department of Defense, Catholic University of America, University of Virginia

William Jack

From Fusing the Atom to Merging Artificial Intelligence With Healthcare.

William Jack
From Fusing the Atom to Merging Artificial Intelligence With Healthcare.
Medicine & Healthcare, Technology, Science
Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Investment, Nuclear, Venture Capital, Physics, Sports
Remedy, SpaceX, Alsop Louie Partners, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

Pierre Ferrari

CEO: Heifer International

Pierre Ferrari
CEO: Heifer International
Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Business
Economics, Human Rights, Marketing, Public Health, Women's Empowerment
Heifer International, Coca-Cola USA, CARE, Small Enterprise Assistance Fund, Ben and Jerry's, The University of Cambridge, Harvard Business School

Tyler Cowen

"America's Hottest Economist."

Tyler Cowen
"America's Hottest Economist."

Divya Nag

Decentralizing medicine.

Divya Nag
Decentralizing medicine.
Medicine & Healthcare, Science, Technology, Entrepreneur
Biotechnology, Public Health, Software, Women's Empowerment
Apple, Stanford University, Stem Cell Theranostics, StartX Med

Mike Novogratz

CEO: Galaxy Investment Partners

Mike Novogratz
CEO: Galaxy Investment Partners
Business, Technology, Entrepreneur, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Cryptology, Economics, Finance, Investment, Military, Sports
Galaxy Investment Partners, Fortress Investment Group LLC, Goldman Sachs

Abbas Kazmi

The 25 Year-Old Managing a $100m Venture Capital Fund.

Abbas Kazmi
The 25 Year-Old Managing a $100m Venture Capital Fund.
Entrepreneur, Technology, Business
Consulting, Finance, Investment, Venture Capital, Private Equity
Collegiate Capital, AFFINITY, Oxford Accelerator, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs

Dr. Martin E. Hellman

Inventor: Public Key Cryptography | Winner: Turing Award | Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering: Stanford University.

Dr. Martin E. Hellman
Inventor: Public Key Cryptography | Winner: Turing Award | Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering: Stanford University.
Security, Technology, Government & Politics, Author
Computer Science, Cryptology, Engineering, Geopolitics, Inventor, Nuclear, Policy
Stanford University

Karen Tse

Working to end torture.

Karen Tse
Working to end torture.
Government & Politics, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Human Rights, Law, Public Health, Policy, Women's Empowerment
International Bridges to Justice, United Nations

Arian Foster

Philosopher, Poet, and NFL Rushing Champion.

Arian Foster
Philosopher, Poet, and NFL Rushing Champion.
Athletics, Arts & Entertainment, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
American Football, Sports, Poetry, Podcast, Philosophy, Religious Freedom
Now What?, National Football League, Arian Foster Family Foundation

Jacob Collier

"The Future of Music."

Jacob Collier
"The Future of Music."
Arts & Entertainment, Technology
Education, Inventor, Music
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

D.A. Wallach

The Polymath Bridging Music and Technology.

D.A. Wallach
The Polymath Bridging Music and Technology.
Arts & Entertainment, Author, Business, Entrepreneur, Technology
Art, Investment, Film & Television, Finance, Music, Poetry
Harvard University, Spotify, SpaceX, Doctor On Demand, Ripple Labs, DAQRI

Sylvia Earle

Time Magazine's "Hero for the Planet".

Sylvia Earle
Time Magazine's "Hero for the Planet".
Author, Business, Climate, Exploration, Government & Politics, Non-Profit & Humanitarianism, Science, Technology
Conservation, Engineering, Oceans
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Deep Ocean Engineering, Deep Ocean Technologies, Mission Blue, National Geographic Society

Jarl Mohn

CEO of National Public Radio & Founder of E! Network

Jarl Mohn
CEO of National Public Radio & Founder of E! Network
News, Arts & Entertainment, Business
Film & Television, Education, Music, News
National Public Radio, E! Entertainment Television, MTV, VH1

Deepak Chopra

"One of the Top Heroes and Icons of the 21st Century."

Deepak Chopra
"One of the Top Heroes and Icons of the 21st Century."
Medicine & Healthcare, Science, Entrepreneur, Author
Public Health, Wellness
The Chopra Foundation, The Chopra Center, American College of Physicians, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Omar Wasow

"Silicon Valley's Philosopher-Prince".

Omar Wasow
"Silicon Valley's Philosopher-Prince".
Author, Business, Government & Politics, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Research & Academia
Education, Geopolitics, Human Rights, News
BlackPlanet.com, Princeton University, Harvard University, Stanford University

Pamela Meyer

Defeating Deception.

Pamela Meyer
Defeating Deception.
Author, Business, Security
Policy
Calibrate, Harvard University, Claremont Graduate School

Sheel Tyle

Financing Tomorrow.

Sheel Tyle
Financing Tomorrow.
Business, Entrepreneur
Finance, Inventor, Venture Capital, Private Equity
Amplo, One Concern, Mark43, Parsley Health

Parag Khanna

Connectography.

Parag Khanna
Connectography.
Author, Business, Government & Politics, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Research & Academia, Security
Education, Finance, Geopolitics, Policy
CNN, Lee Kuan Yew School, National University of Singapore, Hybrid Reality, Factotum, United States National Intelligence Council

James Fishkin

Deliberative Democracy.

James Fishkin
Deliberative Democracy.
Author, Government & Politics, Research & Academia
Education, Geopolitics, Policy
Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford University, Yale University, Cambridge University

ShaoLan Hsueh

Revolutionzing language learning.

ShaoLan Hsueh
Revolutionzing language learning.
Author, Entrepreneur, Technology
Art, Language, Women's Empowerment
Chineasy, pAsia, University of Cambridge

Nikhil Buduma

Deep learning.

Nikhil Buduma
Deep learning.
Medicine & Healthcare, Technology, Science
Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Engineering, Human Rights, Public Health, Wellness
Remedy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lean On Me

Ai-jen Poo & Palak Shah

Working for workers.

Ai-jen Poo & Palak Shah
Working for workers.

Aaswath Raman

Harnessing deep space to fight emissions.

Aaswath Raman
Harnessing deep space to fight emissions.
Climate, Science, Technology
Conservation, Engineering, Physics, Sustainability
SkyCool Systems, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Harvard University

Joshua Browder

Upending the Legal World with Artificial Intelligence.

Joshua Browder
Upending the Legal World with Artificial Intelligence.
Technology, Business, Entrepreneur
Artificial Intelligence, Law, Policy, Software
DoNotPay, Stanford University

Anne Madden

Deciphering the Microbiome.

Anne Madden
Deciphering the Microbiome.
Research & Academia, Science, Technology
Biotechnology, Education, Public Health
North Carolina State University, Lachancea LLC, Tufts University, Novobiotic Pharmaceuticals LLC

Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher

The Masterminds Behind Climeworks: The World's First Commercial Plant to Suck Carbon Dioxide Directly From the Air.

Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher
The Masterminds Behind Climeworks: The World's First Commercial Plant to Suck Carbon Dioxide Directly From the Air.
Climate, Science, Technology
Conservation, Engineering, Inventor, Hardware, Sustainability
Climeworks, University of California, Berkeley, ETH Zürich, University of New South Wales

Adam Robinson

Prescience.

Adam Robinson
Prescience.
Author, Business, Entrepreneur, Technology
Cryptology, Education, Finance, Investment
Robinson Global Strategies, The Princeton Review, Oxford University, The Wharton School

Gen. (Ret.) James “Spider” Marks

Military Intelligence.

Gen. (Ret.) James “Spider” Marks
Military Intelligence.
Business, Government & Politics, Security
Geopolitics, Military, Nuclear, Policy
The Marks Collaborative, Global Linguist Solutions, University of Phoenix, Georgetown University, United States Army

Nanxi Liu

The self-made CEO who disrupted two fields.

Nanxi Liu
The self-made CEO who disrupted two fields.
Technology, Medicine & Healthcare, Business, Entrepreneur
Biotechnology, Public Health, Software
Enplug, Nanoly Bioscience, University of California, Berkeley

Isaac Lee

Mastering the science of content.

Isaac Lee
Mastering the science of content.

Alyse Nelson

Vital Voices.

Alyse Nelson
Vital Voices.
Author, Entrepreneur, Government & Politics, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Human Rights, Public Health, Policy, Women's Empowerment
Vital Voices Global Partnership, Council on Foreign Relations

Amory Lovins

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist: The Rocky Mountain Institute

Amory Lovins
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist: The Rocky Mountain Institute
Science, Climate, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism, Entrepreneur, Author, Research & Academia
Energy, Conservation, Policy, Education, Sustainability, Engineering
Rocky Mountain Institute, Stanford University, U.S. National Petroleum Council, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations’ Advisory Board

David Ambroz

Shaping community and culture.

David Ambroz
Shaping community and culture.
Arts & Entertainment, Technology, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism,
Policy, Film & Television,
Disney, ABC Television, Los Angeles City College Foundation, Los Angeles City Planning Commission,

Dr. Julio Friedmann

The Carbon Wrangler.

Dr. Julio Friedmann
The Carbon Wrangler.
Climate, Research & Academia, Technology
Conservation, Engineering, Hardware, Language, Policy, Sustainability
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Department of Energy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Southern California

Darius Sankey

Chaos Theory.

Darius Sankey
Chaos Theory.
Technology, Business, Research & Academia
Software, Hardware, Physics, Finance, Education, Law, Investment, Economics
3Discoverd Inc., Sway Ventures, Ocean Tomo LLC, University of California – San Diego (UCSD)

Jennifer Wilcox

Carbon Capture.

Jennifer Wilcox
Carbon Capture.
Climate, Research & Academia
Conservation, Education, Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Academy of Sciences, American Physical Society

Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal

The world-renowned psychiatrist who first discovered Season Affective Disorder (SAD).

Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal
The world-renowned psychiatrist who first discovered Season Affective Disorder (SAD).
Author, Medicine & Healthcare, Research & Academia, Science
Engineering, Public Health
National Institute of Health, Georgetown University School of Medicine, University of Witwatersrand, Columbia University

Jason Silva

Awestruck.

Jason Silva
Awestruck.
Arts & Entertainment, Entrepreneur
Film & Television, Philosophy
National Geographic Channel

Kevin Yorn

Managing Partner, Morris Yorn Entertainment Law

Kevin Yorn
Managing Partner, Morris Yorn Entertainment Law
Business, Arts & Entertainment
Film & Television, Law, Music, Sports
Morris Yorn Barnes Levine, Tulane Law School, Warby Parker, Spotify

Captain Don Walsh

One of history's greatest explorers.

Captain Don Walsh
One of history's greatest explorers.
Exploration, Research & Academia, Science
Conservation, Engineering, Oceans
NASA, U.S. Department of State, National Research Council, Navy

Barry M. Popkin

Reshaping the environments of obesity.

Barry M. Popkin
Reshaping the environments of obesity.
Food & Nutrition, Research & Academia, Government & Politics, Medicine & Healthcare, Science, Author
Public Health, Economics, Policy, Education, Consulting
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), UNC Interdisciplinary Obesity Center, Global Food Research Program of UNC(GFRPUNC)

Bruce Heyman

The Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Bruce Heyman
The Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Business, Government & Politics
Geopolitics, Investment, Policy
Canada 2020, Uptake, Council of Great Lakes Region, Goldman Sachs

Craig Hatkoff

Founder: TriBeCa Film Festival

Craig Hatkoff
Founder: TriBeCa Film Festival
Arts & Entertainment, Business,
Finance, Investment, Film and Television,
Disruptor Foundation, Capital Trust, Turtle Pond Publications LLC, SL Green Realty Corporation,

Meredith Perry

Wireless power.

Meredith Perry
Wireless power.
Entrepreneur, Science, Technology
Engineering, Hardware, Inventor
uBeam, University of Pennsylvania, NASA

David Yarnold

CEO: National Audubon Society & Former Executive Director: Environmental Defense Fund

David Yarnold
CEO: National Audubon Society & Former Executive Director: Environmental Defense Fund
Climate, Business, News, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Conservation, Policy, Sustainability
National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose University

Eli Pariser

Making Good Stories Win.

Eli Pariser
Making Good Stories Win.
Author, Business, Government & Politics, News
Conservation, Finance, News, Policy
Upworthy, MoveOn.org, Avaaz.org

Robert M. Shrum

Navigating American politics.

Robert M. Shrum
Navigating American politics.
Government & Politics, Research & Academia, Author
Policy, Education, Geopolitics, Consulting, Philosophy
Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, University of Southern California

Jeff Orlowski

Chasing Climate Solutions.

Jeff Orlowski
Chasing Climate Solutions.
Arts & Entertainment, Climate, Entrepreneur, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Conservation, Film & Television
Exposure Labs, Sundance Institute

Joshua Roman

“A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts.”

Joshua Roman
“A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts.”
Arts & Entertainment
Music
Seattle Symphony

Robert Hertzberg

Energizing government.

Robert Hertzberg
Energizing government.
Business, Entrepreneur, Government & Politics, Non-Profits & Humanitarianism
Elected Official, Education, Law, Policy
California State Assembly, California Forward, The Think Long Committee of California

Quincy Jones III

QD3.

Quincy Jones III
QD3.
Arts & Entertainment, Business, Entrepreneur, Technology
Film & Television, Music, Poetry
QD3 Entertainment, Berklee College of Music

Kelly Brownell

Redefining How We Think About Food.

Kelly Brownell
Redefining How We Think About Food.
Author, Food & Nutrition, Research & Academia
Neuroscience, Policy, Public Health
World Food Policy Center, Duke University, National Academy of Medicine, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Lee Cooper

Professor Emeritus, UCLA

Lee Cooper
Professor Emeritus, UCLA
Author, Business, Climate, Research & Academia, Technology
Art, Education, Marketing, Sustainability
University of California, Los Angeles, Conservation Action Research Network

Fred & Ethan Kent

Placemaking.

Fred & Ethan Kent
Placemaking.
Non-Profits & Humanitarianism,
Policy, Sustainability,

Stan Christensen

The Negotiator.

Stan Christensen
The Negotiator.
Business, Government & Politics, Research & Academia
Education, Finance, Investment, Public Health
Stanford University, Harvard University, Arbor Advisors, Brigham Young University, The Council of Foreign Relations

Rob Rhinehart

A new way to feed the world.

Rob Rhinehart
A new way to feed the world.
Entrepreneur, Food & Nutrition, Technology
Public Health
Soylent, Y-Combinator, Georgia Institute of Technology

Justin Lewis-Weber

Charting the ambitious plan for space-based solar power.

Justin Lewis-Weber
Charting the ambitious plan for space-based solar power.
Climate, Entrepreneur, Research & Academia, Security, Science
Inventor, Engineering, Physics
Access Inc., Empower Earth Inc., Stanford University

Curren Krasnoff

The serial inventor revolutionizing concrete.

Curren Krasnoff
The serial inventor revolutionizing concrete.
Climate, Entrepreneur, Technology
Engineering, Inventor, Hardware, Sustainability
Cortex Composites Inc., Hamilton College

Alex Wirth

Bringing the legislative process to our fingertips.

Alex Wirth
Bringing the legislative process to our fingertips.
Entrepreneur, Government & Politics, Technology
Policy, Software
Quorum, Harvard University

Arjun Mehta

From a $200M sale to democratizing music.

Arjun Mehta
From a $200M sale to democratizing music.
Technology, Entrepreneur, Government & Politics, Arts & Entertainment, Business
Education, Music, Software, Hardware
PlaySpan, Stoodle, University of Southern California, Trakfire

Samy Kamkar

Outwitting insecurity.

Samy Kamkar
Outwitting insecurity.

Tim Fain

Music, differently.

Tim Fain
Music, differently.
Arts & Entertainment, Technology
Film & Television, Music

Richard Browning

"The Real-Life Iron Man."

Richard Browning
"The Real-Life Iron Man."
Business, Entrepreneur, Technology
Engineering, Inventor, Physics
Gravity

“To understand is to know what to do.”

Helena Members

Helena enacts solutions to global problems. To do this, we work with a small group of exceptional people called Helena Members.

The members represent Helena’s core ability to analyze global trends and problems, source and develop potential solutions to those problems, and implement those solutions.

Members have developed the ideas for projects, they have led projects, funded them, advised them, and more.

Through the Helena membership, we hope to create a bold, diverse and effective social institution that not only represents a better future society, but helps shape it.

What Makes a Helena Member?

Helena Members are among the world’s best in their chosen field; four-star generals, Fortune 100 executives, Nobel laureates, artificial intelligence experts, Academy Award winners, Olympic athletes, global NGO leaders, explorers, activists, and more.

The Members are first-principle, objective thinkers committed to addressing societal problems. We place a special emphasis on identifying members who play a role in the most crucial movements, technologies, and domains that will shape the next 50 years.

How the Membership Operates

The membership functions as a dynamic social community.

Helena convenes the members in different combinations consistently, throughout the year and around the world.

The majority of these interactions are small and targeted “Helena Meetings.” In the meetings, members aid each others’ work, share insights, data, technologies, and notes, and often respectfully and vigorously clash between differing viewpoints.

The members bring to Helena and the rest of the membership community the unique assets they represent. Some members represent financial capital, and utilize it effectively to help enact projects. Some represent social or political capital, some represent lived experience and expertise, and some represent technological or scientific prowess. Nearly all represent a diverse combination of these traits, and contribute them voluntarily to projects and actions that they find compelling.

The Structure

The membership is highly unique in nature. There is no membership fee, no application process, and no formal procedures. No one can buy access to the Helena membership, and the Helena membership does not partner with or have a relationship with any outside organization, company, government, or entity.

Because the members are not clients of Helena’s, they are treated as our peers, friends and partners, and vice versa. There is no seniority system or governing board of the Helena membership. Helena does not segregate or differentiate the members by field, age, or by the depth to which they work on projects.

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For a long-form essay on the Helena Membership and its underlying philosophy and structure, click here.

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