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    2006 Participants

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    Kevin Abrams

      Director; Writer; Producer, Melquiades Productions, Hollywood

    Gordon Adams

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

    Patch Adams

      Clown; Physician; Activist, Arlington

    Robbie Allen

      Technical Leader, Cisco Systems; Author; Editor, Cary, North Carolina

    Joan Ambrose-Newton

      Writer, Carmel

    Goli Ameri

      United States Public Delegate, 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Tigard, Oregon

    Arturo Ardila

      Professor of Industrial and Civil Engineering, University of the Andes, Bogota

    Sylvio Back

      Filmmaker; Poet, Rio de Janeiro

    Bijoux Barbosa

      Musician, Denver

    Elie Barrak

      Musician, Beirut

    Rony Barrak

      Musician, Beirut

    Medea Benjamin

      Founding Director, Global Exchange, San Francisco

    Chip Berlet

      Senior Analyst, Political Research Associates, Somerville, Massachusetts

    David Bernknopf

      Principal, Atamira Productions, Marietta, Georgia

    Charlie Bisharat

      Musician, Pacific Palisades, California

    Patrick Boel

      Management Consultant, Rotterdam

    Cindy Bonner

      Writer; Novelist, Yorktown, Texas

    Lillian Boutté

      Entertainer; Singer, Beidenfleth, Germany

    Sam Bozzette

      Senior Natural Scientist, RAND Health; Professor of Medicine and International Relations, University of California, San Diego

    Barbara Samuels Cambridge

      Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas

    Michael Chorost

      Freelance Science Writer; Speaker; Teacher, San Francisco

    Bill Clifford

      Citizen Teacher, Winchester, Massachusetts

    Caroline Daniel

      White House Correspondent, Financial Times, Washington

    Jacob Gelt Dekker

      Entrepreneur, Amsterdam

    Sean Deuby

      Senior Systems Engineer, Intel Corporation, Plano, Texas

    Jennifer K. Dick

      Poet; Lecturer, National School of Statistics and Economic Management, Paris

    Bruce Dold

      Editorial Page Editor, Chicago Tribune

    Gay Ducey

      Children's Librarian, Oakland; Storyteller and Storytelling Educator, Berkeley

    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

    Jim Emerson

      Writer; Film Critic; Editor, Seattle

    Joe Fab

      Film Director; Writer; Producer; Vice President, The Johnson Group, McLean, Virginia

    Amy Fox

      Playwright; Screenwriter, New York City

    Michael G. Franc

      Vice President, Government Relations, The Heritage Foundation, Washington

    Scott Fried

      Motivational Speaker; Health Educator, New York City

    Yoshino Funaki

      Junior Professional Associate, World Bank, Washington

    Ahmad Ghoreishi

      Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey

    Brad Goode

      Professor of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Bob Greenstein

      Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington

    Dave Grusin

      Musician; Composer; Arranger, Santa Fe

    Don Grusin

      Musician; Composer; Arranger; Producer, Los Angeles

    Dorian Haarhoff

      Storyteller; Poet; Writing Coach, Somerset West, South Africa

    Selma Hadzihalilovic

      STAR Network of World Learning, Sarajevo

    Sonya Hamlin

      Communications Expert; Lecturer; Author, New York City

    Jay Harris

      President and Publisher, Mother Jones, San Francisco

    Jim Hightower

      Author; Political Commentator; Humorist, Austin

    Carole Hillard

      Lieutenant Governor, State of South Dakota (ret.), Rapid City

    Christine Hogan

      Writer, Sydney

    Simon Hoggart

      Broadcaster; Journalist, The Guardian, London

    Kathy Ivens

      Writer, Philadelphia

    David Jacobs

      Writer; Television Producer, Los Angeles

    Terry Jeggle

      Senior Officer, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Geneva

    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

    Robert G. Kaufman

      Professor of Political Science, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Malibu

    Achim Köddermann

      Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Oneonta

    Jensine Larsen

      Founding Editor, World Pulse Magazine, Portland

    Richard LeBaron

      United States Ambassador to Kuwait, Kuwait City

    Kate Lehrer

      Novelist, Washington

    Mark Levine

      Talk Radio Host, The Inside Scoop on Washington, Washington

    Gwyn Lewis

      Field Organizer, MoveOn.org Political Action, Seattle

    Thomas Lewis

      Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco

    Mohammad J. Mahallati

      Fellow, Harvard University

    Mike Marlier

      Musician, Denver

    Jurek Martin

      Columnist, Financial Times, Washington

    Bryan P. McCoy

      Colonel, United States Marine Corps, Washington

    Terry McNally

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

    Judith Morrison

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

    Joaquin Muńoz

      Eighth Grade Teacher, Philadelphia

    William Nack

      Freelance Writer, Washington

    Derek Nash

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

    Kathleen Newland

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

    Tram Nguyen

      Executive Editor, Colorlines Magazine, Oakland, California

    Shamako D. Noble

      President, Hip Hop Congress, San Jose

    Daniel Odescalchi

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

    Ruth Oratz

      Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York University School of Medicine

    Susan Parenti

      Composer; Teacher, School for Designing a Society, Urbana, Illinois

    Sidney Perkowitz

      Professor of Physics, Emory University, Atlanta

    Nelson Rangell

      Musician, Littleton, Colorado

    David Richards

      Lawyer, Mill Valley, California

    Anthony Romero

      Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union, New York City

    Magdaleno (Leno) Rose-Avila

      Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle

    Antonio Sacre

      Performer; Storyteller; Author, Hollywood

    Charles F. (Chuck) Scanlon

      Major General, United States Army (ret.), Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

    Donal Scannell

      Filmmaker; Writer, Dublin

    James R. Schiffman

      Senior Editor, CNN International, Atlanta

    Richard Schwartz

      Founder, The Center for Self Leadership, Oak Park, Illinois

    Chris Shiflett

      Musician, Foo Fighters, Los Angeles

    Leonard Shlain

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

    Seth Shostak

      Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute, Mountain View, California

    Lewis M. Simons

      Journalist, Washington

    Jim Smith

      Brigadier General, United States Air Force (ret.), Wichita

    Fintan Steele

      Director, Science Education and Communication, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Medford, Massachusetts

    Michael Stoff

      Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin

    Marion Lear Swaybill

      Producer; Writer, New York City

    Sue Swenson

      Executive Director, The Arc of the United States, Silver Spring, Maryland

    Kim Thachuk

      Senior Research Fellow, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, Washington

    William A. Thorne, Jr.

      Judge, Utah Court of Appeals, Salt Lake City

    Sanho Tree

      Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington

    Ruthanne Tudball

      Potter; Teacher, Norfolk, England

    James Turner

      Partner, Swankin and Turner, Washington

    Harvey Wasserman

      Author; Activist, Columbus, Ohio

    David Watts

      Poet; Commentator; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

    Liz Weir

      Storyteller; Writer, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Cathryn Wellner

      Storyteller; Food and Health Project Manager, Interior Health Authority, Government of Canada, Kelowna, British Columbia

    Nedra Wheeler

      Musician, Los Angeles

    Timothy E. Wirth

      President, United Nations Foundation, Washington

    Ronald Wixman

      Professor of Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene

    Jim Woolsey

      Distinguished Advisor, The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Washington

    Susan Zolla-Pazner

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