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    2005 Participants

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    Kevin Abrams

      Director; Writer; Producer, Melquiades Productions, Hollywood

    Gordon Adams

      Professor and Director, Security Policy Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Silver Spring, Maryland

    Joan Ambrose-Newton

      Writer, Carmel

    Richard Aregood

      Journalist, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

    William Arntz

      Filmmaker, Yelm, Washington

    Martha Baer

      Author, San Francisco

    Bijoux Barbosa

    Elie Barrak

      Musician, Zouk Mikael, Lebanon

    Rony Barrak

      Percussionist, Zouk Mikael, Lebanon

    Chip Berlet

      Senior Analyst, Political Research Associates, Somerville, Massachusetts

    Charlie Branas

      Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Patrick Breslin

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

    Janet Breslin-Smith

      Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College, Washington

    Gerry Byrne

      Chairman, The Quills Foundation; Senior Advisor, Parade Magazine, New York City

    Barbara S. Cambridge

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

    Joel R. Charny

      Vice President, Policy, Refugees International, Washington

    Chad Clay

      Director, Enterprise Improvement, Central Asia, USAID Enterprise Development Project, Gulf Breeze, Florida

    Bill Clifford

      Associate Director, MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership, Cambridge

    Melanie Cordan

      Animator, Boulder Creek, California

    Sean Deuby

      Senior Systems Engineer, Intel Corporation, Plano, Texas

    Bruce Dold

      Editorial Page Editor, Chicago Tribune

    John Dunham

      President, John Dunham and Associates, New York City

    Judith Dushku

      Professor, Government Department, Suffolk University, Boston

    Charles Dusseau

      Investment Banker, Core Equities, Miami

    Peter Dykstra

      Executive Producer, CNN Science and Technology, Conyers, Georgia

    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; Writer; Consultant, Board of Education, Rome

    Sally Fay

      Writer; Performer, Mt. Kisco, New York

    David Finkle

      Journalist, New York City

    Christopher Flavin

      President, Worldwatch Institute, Washington

    Bruce Flowers

      Musician, Brooklyn

    Jerry Fowler

      Staff Director, Committee on Conscience, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington

    Michael Franc

      Vice President, Government Relations, The Heritage Foundation, Washington

    Ronald Frank

      Chairman, Strategic Issues Advisory Committee, Singapore Management University; Dean and Professor of Marketing Emeritus, Goizueta

    Scott Fried

      Motivational Speaker; Health Educator, New York City

    Robert W. Fuller

      Author, Berkeley

    Yoshino Funaki

      Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington

    Ahmad Ghoreishi

      Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey

    Brad Goode

    Amy Goodman

      Executive Producer, Democracy Now!, New York City

    Robert Granfield

      Sociologist, State University of New York, Buffalo

    Alisa Gravitz

      Executive Director, Co-op America, Washington

    Dave Grusin

      Musician; Composer; Arranger, Santa Fe

    Laurent Guérin

      Freelance Photojournalist, Taos

    Sonya Hamlin

      President, Sonya Hamlin Communications, New York City

    Azmat Hassan

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

    Paul Helfrich

      Vice President, Technology and Programs, NewWorldView.com, Castaic, California

    John Hockenberry

      Dateline NBC Correspondent, New York City

    Brian Hollywood

      Producer, BBC Breakfast With Frost, London

    Jean Houston

      Lecturer; Author, Ashland, Oregon

    Vicki Huddleston

      Fellow, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; American Ambassador (ret.), Cambridge

    Alan Hunter

      Filmmaker, Birmingham

    Andy Ihnatko

      Tech Columnist, The Chicago Sun-Times, Westwood, Massachusetts

    Molly Ivins

      Author; Syndicated Columnist, Austin, Texas

    Evaleen Jones

      President; Founder; Medical Director, Child Family Heath International, San Francisco; Center for Education, Family and Community Medicine, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Palo Alto

    Charles Krauthammer

      Syndicated Columnist, Washington

    Achim Köddermann

      Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Oneonta

    Kate Lehrer

      Novelist, Washington

    Kevyn Lettau

      Vocalist; Educator; Teacher, Valley Village, California

    Mark Levine

      Talk Radio Host, The Inside Scoop on Washington, Washington

    Chuck Loeb

      Musician, Irvington, New York

    Mark Magnier

      Beijing Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times

    Mohammad J. Mahallati

      Fellow, Harvard University

    Jurek Martin

      Columnist, Financial Times, Washington

    Ellen McGirt

      Writer; Columnist, New York City

    John McLaughlin

      Chief Executive Officer and Partner, McLaughlin and Associates, Blauvelt, New York

    Terry McNally

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

    Chris Mercogliano

      Co-Director, Albany Free School

    Sara Miles

      Author; Editor, Frontline World Website, San Francisco

    Judith Morrison

      Executive Director, Inter-Agency Consultation, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington

    Thereza Christina Motta

      Poet; Translator; Publisher, Rio de Janeiro

    Joaquin Muñoz

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

    William Nack

      Freelance Writer, Washington

    Craig Newmark

      Founder and Customer Service Representative, Craigslist, San Francisco

    Daniel Odescalchi

      President, Strategic Advantage International, Inc., Pleasant Valley, New York

    Giandomenico Picco

      Chief Executive Officer, GDP Associates; President, Peace Strategies Project, New York City

    Nelson Rangell

      Musician, Littleton, Colorado

    Godfrey Reggio

      Filmmaker, Santa Fe

    Matt Richtel

      Journalist; Writer, San Francisco

    Magdaleno Rose-Avila

      Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle

    Antonio Sacre

      Performer; Storyteller; Author, Hollywood

    Yasin Samatar

      Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University and the Center for International Health and Cooperation, New York City

    Donal Scannell

      Filmmaker; Writer, Dublin

    Stuart Schoffman

      Associate Editor, Jerusalem Report, Jerusalem

    Jessica Seigel

      Countess of Culture, National Public Radio, New York City

    Michael Shapiro

      Musician; Educator, Valley Village, California

    Marley Shebala

      Senior News Reporter, Navajo Times Publishing Company; Board Member and Treasurer, Native American Journalists Association, Window Rock, Arizona

    Leonard Shlain

      Chairman, Laparoscopic Surgery, California-Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

    Seth Shostak

      Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute, Mountain View, California

    Sulak Sivaraksa

      Founder, International Network of Engaged Buddhists, Bangkok

    Jim Smith

      Vice President, Precision Engagement, Raytheon Company, Tucson

    David Solomons

      CEO, Culture Shock! Consulting, London

    Chip Stephens

      Professor of Jazz Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Michael Stoff

      History Professor, University of Texas, Austin

    John D. Sullivan

      Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise, Washington

    Elaine Thompson

      Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University of New South Wales, Sydney

    Sanho Tree

      Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington

    Nancy Sherwood Truitt

      Senior Advisor, Tinker Foundation, Yorktown Heights, New York

    John Vasconcellos

      California State Senator, San Jose

    Harvey Wasserman

      Author; Activist, Columbus, Ohio

    Liz Weir

      Storyteller; Writer, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Jiggs Whigham

      Conductor; Trombonist, London

    Timothy E. Wirth

      President, United Nations Foundation, Washington

    Susan Zolla-Pazner

      Professor, Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York City