The TIME 100.

To help select the world's most influential people, previous honorees offer their nominations when asked, Who should be on this year's list?

Nancy Pelosi The first woman to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives and a member of Congress since 1987

His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes himself as a "simple monk," but he represents so much more to so many. He is a source of spiritual refuge, and has used his position to promote wisdom, compassion and nonviolence as a solution to world conflicts.

Katie Couric First solo female anchor of the weekday evening news on CBS and a former co-host of NBC's Today show for 15 years

What would you tell the world if you had one last chance...

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