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    Gordon Adams

      Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Silver Spring, Maryland

    Richard Aregood

      Editorial Page Editor, The Star-Ledger, Newark

    Amneh Badran

      Director, Jerusalem Center for Women, Jerusalem

    Bijou Barbosa

    Rony Barrak

      Percussionist, Zouk Mikael, Lebanon

    Daniel J. Benor

      Wholistic Psychiatrist; Editor, International Journal of Healing and Caring-Online, Medford, New Jersey

    Labinot Berlajolli

      Student, The John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations; Advisory Board Member, National Albanian American Council, Summit, New Jersey

    Dan Berman

      Author; Public Power Activist

    David Bernknopf

      Media Strategist, Atamira Productions, Marietta, Georgia

    Merriam Bleyl

      Independent Educational Researcher, Placitas, New Mexico

    Patrick Boel

      Independent Management Consultant, Rotterdam

    Patrick Breslin

      Vice President, External Affairs, Inter-American Foundation, Arlington

    Janet Breslin-Smith

      Chair, Department of National Security Strategy, National War College, Washington

    Barbara S. Cambridge

      Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas

    Bill Clifford

      Writer, Winchester, Massachusetts

    Dave Conlin

      Archeologist, National Park Service Submerged Resources Center, Santa Fe

    Douglas Cox

      Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington

    John Crump

      Foreign Service Officer (ret.), Lakin, Kansas

    Olga M. Davidson

      Professor of Comparative Literature, Brandeis University; Chairman, Ilex Foundation, Boston

    R. Bruce Dold

      Editorial Page Editor, Chicago Tribune

    Charles Dusseau

      Investment Banker, Core Equities, Miami

    Roger Ebert

      Film Critic; Journalist, The Chicago Sun-Times; Co-host,Ebert & Roeper and the Movies, Chicago

    Patricia Elliott

      Actress, New York City

    Maddalena A. Fallucchi

      Theatre Director; Author; Manager of Cultural Events, Rome

    Sally Fay

      Writer; Performer, Mt. Kisco, New York

    Russell Ferrante

      Pianist, La Canada, California

    David Finkle

      Writer, New York City

    Michael Franc

      Vice President, Government Relations, The Heritage Foundation, Washington

    Indira Ganesan

      Writer, Sag Harbor, New York

    Ahmad Ghoreishi

      Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey

    Brad Goode

      Trumpeter, Cincinnati

    Terry Greenblatt

      Activist in Residence, Global Fund for Women, Berkeley

    Michael Greger

      Physician, Boston Ecofeminist Action, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

    Laurent Guérin

      Freelance Photojournalist, Taos

    Ina Levin Gyemant

      Superior Court Judge (ret.), San Francisco

    Fareed Haque

      Guitarist, Evanston, Illinois

    Jeremy Harris

      Mayor, City and County of Honolulu

    William Hartmann

      Scientist; Writer; Painter, Tucson

    Azmat Hassan

      Professor, The John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

    Simon Hoggart

      Broadcaster; Journalist, The Guardian, London

    Brian Hollywood

      Journalist, BBC News and Current Affairs, Belfast

    Jean Houston

      Lecturer; Author, Ashland, Oregon

    Arianna Huffington

      Syndicated Columnist; Author; Political Commentator, Los Angeles

    Andy Ihnatko

      Columnist, The Chicago Sun-Times, Westwood, Massachusetts

    Hisham A. Jabi

      Social Entrepreneur; Founder and Boardmember, Jazoor, Reston, Virginia

    Barry Jacobs

      Director of Strategic Studies in the Office of Government and International Affairs, American Jewish Committee, Washington

    Charles Jess

      Vietnam Desk Officer, U.S. Department of State, McLean, Virginia

    John Kitzhaber

      Former Governor, State of Oregon (Two Term); Endowed Chair on Health Care Policy, The Foundation For Medical Excellence, Portland

    Judi Komaki

      Playwright; Professor of Psychology, City University of New York

    Achim Köddermann

      Philosopher, State University of New York, Oneonta

    Kate Lehrer

      Novelist, Washington

    Tim Long

      Co-executive Producer and Writer, The Simpsons, Los Angeles

    Ed Lu

      Astronaut; Research Physicist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston

    Mohammad Ja‘far Mahallati

      Co-founder and Trustee, The Ilex Foundation; Scholar, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Rockville, Maryland

    David Maraniss

      Author; Associate Editor, Washington Post

    Mike Marlier

    Jurek Martin

      Columnist, Financial Times, Washington

    Clifford May

      President, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Washington

    Declan McCullagh

      Chief Political Correspondent and Senior Writer, CNET's News.com, Washington

    Ellen McGirt

      Writer; Columnist, MONEY Magazine, New York City

    Terry McNally

      Radio Host; Media Consultant; Screenwriter; Author, Los Angeles

    Peter Meisen

      President, Global Energy Network Institute, San Diego

    Gilli Mendel

      Director, Media and Film Education and Special Projects, The Jerusalem Cinematheque-Israel Film Archive

    Anthony J. Mohr

      Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

    Joaquin Muñoz

      Research Assistant, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center; Spiritual Leader, Pasqua Yaqui Tribe, Tucson

    William Nack

      Freelance Writer, Washington

    Elliott Naishtat

      House Representative, Austin, Texas

    Derek Nash

      Jazz Musician; Composer; Record Company Director, Producer and Engineer, Bexley, Kent

    Hal Nathan

      President and CEO, Foundation for the People of Burma, San Francisco

    Kathleen Newland

      Senior Associate and Co-director, Migration Policy Institute, Washington

    Shamako Noble

      Artist; Chair, National Cultural Program, Hip Hop Congress, Campbell, California

    Tom O'Keefe

      President, Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd., Washington

    Daniel Odescalchi

      Political Consultant, Pleasant Valley, New York

    Karl Auguste Offmann

      Lloyd G. Balfour African President in Residence, Boston University; Former President, Republic of Mauritius

    Walter K. Olson

      Author; Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, Chappaqua, New York

    Erin Pham

      Director, Asia Trade Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington

    Nelson Rangell

      Musician, Littleton, Colorado

    Richard Reoch

      President, Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Andrew Revkin

      Environment Reporter, The New York Times, New York City

    Nazih Richani

      Professor, Coordinator of Latin American Studies and the Foreign Service Program, Department of Political Science, Kean University, New York City

    Matt Richtel

      Writer; Journalist, San Francisco

    Donna Rosenthal

      Author; Journalist, San Francisco and Los Angeles

    Yasin Samatar

      Student, The John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University; Intern, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, South Orange, New Jersey

    Donal Scannell

      Filmmaker; Writer, Dublin

    Pepper Schwartz

      Author; Professor of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle

    Rusty Schweickart

      Apollo 9 Astronaut; Chairman, B612, Tiburon, California

    Limor Shiponi

      Independent Multidisciplinary Artist; Zichron, Yaakov, Israel

    Leonard Shlain

      Author; Surgeon, San Francisco

    Seth Shostak

      Astronomer, SETI Institute, Mountain View, California

    Ben Sidran

      Musician; Producer; Author, Madison

    Jim Smith

      Brigadier General, United States Air Force (ret.), Vice President of Raytheon Company, Washington

    David Solomons

      CEO, Culture Shock! Consulting, London

    Kim Spencer

      President, Link TV, San Francisco

    Peter Steinhauer

    Chip Stephens

    Michael Stoff

      History Professor, University of Texas, Austin

    Steve Stroud

      Deputy Director of Photography, Los Angeles Times

    Dovie Thomason

      Storyteller, First Nations of North America, Waldorf, Maryland

    Sanho Tree

      Fellow, Drug Policy Project, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington

    Jim Turner

      President, National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy; Partner, Swankin & Turner, Attorneys at Law, Washington

    Bruce D. Walker

      Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of AIDS, Harvard Medical School

    Harvey Wasserman

      Author; Activist, Columbus, Ohio

    David Watts

      Physician; Poet; Commentator, Mill Valley, California

    Liz Weir

      Storyteller; Writer, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Nora York

      Singer; Composer; Activist, New York City

    Al Young

      Author; Poet, Berkeley

    Rose Young

      Campaigns Director, Greenpeace USA, Washington