© Nobel Media AB. Photo: Pi Frisk
In total more than 20 panellists participated, including world-leading experts and inspiring thought leaders. Participating Nobel Laureates and panellists were:
Alice Bah Kuhnke, a member of the Green Party, has held the position as Minister for Culture and Democracy in the Swedish Government since October 2014.
Daniel Birnbaum is the director of Moderna Museet in Stockholm. From 2000 to 2010 he was the Rector of Städelschule in Frankfurt and Director of its Portikus gallery.
Simon Blackburn is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and the retired Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.
Former United States Secretary of Energy and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1997, Steven Chu has devoted a significant part of his recent scientific career to the search for new solutions to our energy and climate challenges.
Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study since 2012, is a mathematical physicist who has made significant contributions to string theory and the advancement of science education.
Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel, for their discoveries linking the transplantation system and "killer" T cell-mediated immunity.
Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, former judge and human rights activist. She was awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights - especially women's, children's and refugee rights. She was the first Iranian and Muslim woman to ever receive the prize.
Orlando von Einsiedel is the director of the Oscar-winning Netflix short documentary, The White Helmets about volunteer Syrian rescue workers.
Emma Frans is a researcher at Karolinska Institutet and previously at the University of Oxford and has a PhD degree in epidemiology. She has many years of experience in carrying out and reviewing scientific studies and educating medicine students in scientific methodology.
David J. Gross is the Chancellor's Chair professor of theoretical physics and the former director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Maggie Haberman is a White House correspondent for the New York Times. Based in New York City, Maggie covers various aspects of the Trump administration, from tax policy to Cabinet appointees to the president's travels and the churn within the West Wing.
General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.
Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors working today. He was born in Bombay in 1954 and lives and works in London. He studied at Hornsey College of Art followed by postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of Art, London.
Michael Levitt was born in South Africa in 1947, and has a BSc degree in physics from Kings College, London and a PhD from the Cambridge Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB).
Katherine Maher is the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and free knowledge for all. She is a longtime advocate for free and open societies, and an expert in leveraging technology for social impact.
Joanna Natasegara is a British film producer best known for the Academy Award winning Netflix short documentary, The White Helmets. Joanna also produced the BAFTA and Oscar nominated documentary, Virunga, which won over 50 international awards including an EMMY, a Peabody, a Television Academy Honor, a Grierson and a duPont-Columbia Award for outstanding journalism.
Helga Nowotny is Professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich, and a founding member of the European Research Council. In 2007 she was elected ERC Vice President and was ERC President from March 2010 until December 2013. In January 2014 Nowotny was appointed Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria. She is a member of the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development and Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Karin Pettersson is the political editor-in-chief at Aftonbladet, Scandinavia's biggest daily newspaper, as well as the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Fokus, Sweden's leading news magazine.
Bo Rothstein holds the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at University of Gothenburg and is the co-founder of the university's Quality of Government (QoG) Institute.
Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University.
Zeynep Tufekci is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina and a contributing opinion writer at the New York Times.
Krishnaswamy (Vijay) VijayRaghavan, FRS, FMedSci, is Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the premier funding agency for all life sciences and biotechnology in India.
Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, author, and intellectual adventurer. He has received many prizes for his work, including a Nobel Prize in Physics.
Peter Wolodarski is the Editor-in-chief of Dagens Nyheter, Sweden's leading daily, since 2013. Before that he headed the editorial department. He started at the newspaper in 2001 as an editorial writer.