Moderated by: Matt Cooper, Contributing Editor, Newsweek
Richard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology, United States Department of Education
Connor Diemand-Yauman, Manager, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Coursera
Barbara Kurshan, Executive Director for Academic Innovation, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Matthew Cooper has worked for some of America's most prestigious magazines including Time, The New Republic, National Journal, U.S. News & World Report. He wrote for Newsweek in the 1990s and rejoined the magazine in 2014. A veteran White House correspondent, he's known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case where his refusal to name his sources went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on "60 Minutes," "Meet the Press" and a host of broadcast and cable shows.
Richard Culatta is a leader in the field of educational innovation. He has experience in K-12, higher education, and workplace learning environments. As the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education his work focuses on leveraging technology to create personalized learning experiences for all students and promoting increased connectivity to improve access to education and make college more affordable. Prior to joining the Department of Education, he served as an education policy advisor to U.S. Senator Patty Murray.
Connor Diemand-Yauman is Manager of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for Coursera.
Dr. Barbara Kurshan provides executive level leadership of a series of entrepreneurially focused programs and efforts (such as the Milken-Penn GSE Educational Business Plan Competition) and helps develop new degree and non-degree programs at the Penn Graduate School of Education. Dr. Kurshan has been involved with education and technology for over 35 years.