- Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Oxford, and Director of the McDonald Centre
- Charles Conn, Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford, and CEO of the Rhodes Trust
- Nathan Hatch, President of Wake Forest University
- Margaret MacMillan, Professor of International History and Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford
- Ngaire Woods, Professor of Global Economic Governance and Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford
The panel was moderated by Michael Lamb, McDonald-Templeton Postdoctoral Fellow at the Oxford Character Project and McDonald Centre, University Scholar in Residence and Fellow in Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University, and former Dean of Leadership, Service, and Character Development at the Rhodes Trust.
The high-profile event attracted and engaged audience of over 100, including senior academics and administrators from Oxford, members of the Oxford Character Project, members of the Advisory Council at the McDonald Centre, Rhodes Scholars, and trustees and senior leaders from Wake Forest University.
The McDonald Centre played a critical role in envisioning and coordinating this panel. Along with the participation of Prof Biggar and Dr Lamb, McDonald Centre Associate Fellows, Jonathan Brant and Ed Brooks, helped to organize the panel.