Full List of Past Guests

Each Franklin Fellowship dinner features 12 students, 3 leaders, and 1 world-renowned guest. Our full list of guests is listed below.

See how many names you recognize!

  • David Ager, HBS professor, Franklin Fellowship Faculty Advisor

  • Peter Davis, Academy Award Winning Film Maker

  • Derek Bok, Former President of Harvard

  • Adi Ignatius, editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review

  • Robert Putnam, American political scientist; Harvard Professor; Best Selling Author

  • Kipp Bodnar, CMO of Hubspot

  • Gevvie Stone, Silver Medal Olympian

  • Jim Waldo, Chief Technology Officer for the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Nick Morgan, NYT Best selling Author & Communication Expert

  • Amy Cuddy, American social psychologist know for research on Power Poses

  • Steven Pinker, Renowned Psychology Professor

  • Roland Fryer, PhD Economist

  • Peter Boyce, Partner at General Catalyst

  • Mateo Messina, Grammy Winning Composer and Film Scorer

  • Vincent Petryk, Founder / President of J.P. Licks

  • Michael Norton, HBS Professor on Money and Happiness

  • David Meerman Scott, NYT Best Selling Author & American Online Marketing Strategist and Author

  • Daniel Gilbert, NYT Bestselling Author; Psychologist at Harvard

  • Parker Quartet, Grammy Winning Quartet

  • Jonathan Fanton, President of American Society of Arts and Sciences

  • Ellen Langer, Mother of Mindfulness Theory and Psych Professor

  • Keith Rollag, Dean of Babson, Babson Professor, Author of "Succeed in New Situations"

  • Daniel L. Schacter, NYT Best Selling Author and Harvard Psychologist

  • Kay Merseth, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director, Teacher Education Program

  • Philip Lovejoy, Former HAA President

  • Ben Waber, Founder of Humanyze

  • Reverend Jeffrey Brown, Harvard Divinity School Fellow, created the "Boston Miracle"

  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter, HBS Professor for strategy, innovation, and leadership

  • Douglas Stone, Co-author of of "Thanks for the Feedback"

  • Sheila Heen, Co-author of "Thanks for the Feedback"

  • Timothy McCarthy, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

  • Spencer Greenberg, Founder and CEO of Optimize Everything

  • Mina Cikara, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Intergroup Neuroscience Lab

  • Mihir Mankad, Professor of Practice in Leadership Communication, Deputy Director of the Edward R. Murrow Center

  • Bill George, Author of "True North"; Arthur Fellow of Ethics, at Harvard Business School

  • Nicole Noll, Lecturer in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
    Preceptor in Psychology

  • Hugo Van Vuuren, Founder of the X Fund

  • David Garvin, HBS professor, Author of "The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice"

  • Uma R. Karmarkar, Assistant professor at UCSD School of Global Policy & Strategy Dr.

  • James Mickens, Associate Professor of Computer Science

  • David Cox, Neurophysiology of natural visual systems, artificial ones

  • Joyce Chaplin, Ben Franklin's Historian

  • Richard Harriman, CEO and Managing Partner of Synecticsworld

  • John Finn, Massage Thereapist, Center for Wellness and Health Promotion

  • Dr. Holly Parker, Ph.D. in experimental psychopathology

  • Jelani Nelson, Professor of CS 125, CS 224, CS 124, CS 229r.

  • Dr. Robert Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law; Founder of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program

  • Annie Brewster, Health Story Collaborative Founder and Executive Director,
    Co-Director of Healing Story Sessions

  • Denise Faustman, Runs the Immunobiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

  • Bill Damon, Stanford Professor of adolescent development, cofounder of Ben Franklin Circles

  • Shaye Cohen, Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy

  • Aditi Hazra, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Michelle Wu, first Taiwanese American and first Asian American woman on Boston City Council

  • Brigette Libby, Assistant Dean for Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
    Lecturer on the Classics

  • Brett Flehinger, Lecturer on History, Associate Dean of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, Secretary of the Honor Council

  • Anthony Pacillo, Associste Director of Residential Facilities

  • Shaun Patel, junior faculty member in the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

  • Benjamin Zander, English conductor, who is currently the musical director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

  • Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and director of the Development of the American Economy program at the National Bureau of Economic Research

  • Alan MacCormack, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, a member of the HBS Digital Initiative, and a core faculty member in the new MS/MBA joint degree program

  • David Cavell, Former Presidential Speech Writer

  • Joe Baccardo, HBS Prof on Business Ethics

  • David Parkes, George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science Co-Director, Harvard Data Science Initiative

  • Howard Earl Gardner, World-renowned Psychologist

  • Marc C. McGovern, Mayor of Cambridge

  • Avi Loeb, Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science

  • David Walt, pioneered the use of microwell arrays for single-molecule detection and analysis

  • Joshua Greene, Professor of Psychology, a member of the Center for Brain Science faculty, and the director of the Greene Lab at Harvard University

  • Mark Jordan, Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Divinity

  • Anne Becker, Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

  • Denise Simmons, former Mayor of Cambridge

  • Fiery Cushman, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences

  • George Baker, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School; Formerly Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration

  • Lumumba Seegars, doctoral student in Organizational Behavior, a joint program with Harvard Business School and the Department of Psychology

  • Alex Lupsasca, Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature, High Energy Theory Group