Visiting Fellows



Janus AdamsJanus Adams, Janus.jpgAuthor, Talk Show Host, and Creator of BackPaxJanus Adams is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, talk show host, and author. Her most recent book (May 2019) is <em>Byline: Janus Adams</em>—collected columns, articles, essays, and plays. She is founder and publisher of BackPax, a history-based adventure series of books, audios, and board games for children. A northern school desegregation pioneer at eight, she was one of the four children selected to break New York’s de facto school segregation in the wake of <em>Brown v. Board of Education</em>. A lifelong human rights activist, she launched BackPax when negative images of race and gender began to taint her twin daughters lives. In 1990, she founded Harambee—the first national book club for African American literature. Her work has been licensed by McDonald’s; and underwritten by the Ford Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, among others. She is the co-executive producer and host of “The Janus Adams Show” a weekly public radio program about race and courage. She served as NPR’s first National Arts Correspondent and is a pioneer of issue-oriented African American and women’s programming. A founding board member of Amistad America, Inc. and the Women’s Media Center, she is a volunteer Mentor-Editor for The OpEd Project (which serves to increase the range of voices and the quality of ideas in the public debate). A classical pianist, she graduated New York’s High School of Performing Arts. She earned a BA in Theatre from the State University of New York, New Paltz, an MA in Black Studies from Mills College, and is ABD in History and Black Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds honorary degrees from Shaw University and SUNY New Paltz, her alma mater. More information is available on <a href="" target="_blank"></a> and <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Art;Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Media/Journalism;Nonprofit Organizations;Writing;New Media ​History and healing; Thank You, Dr. King a northern school desegregation pioneer speaks; theatre of the ear (drama workshop); rewriting the historical narrative; writing for your life; ‘serious’ game design.
John Baldacci John Baldacci Baldacci.jpgFormer Governor of MaineJohn Elias Baldacci served two four-year terms as Maine'​​s Governor. Baldacci was first elected to public office in 1978, earning a seat on the Bangor City Council at the age of 23. In 1982, he was elected to the Maine State Senate, where he served for twelve years. Baldacci was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1994. He was re-elected to Congress by wide margins in 1996, 1998, and 2000. Baldacci was first elected Governor of the State of Maine in 2002. In his first term as Governor, he won approval for major initiatives including Dirigo Health, the Community College System, and Pine Tree Zones. Baldacci, in his second term, built on the foundation he created in his first four years in office. He inc​reased Maine'​​s competitiveness in the global economy; streamlined government services; attracted good jobs; and ensured that all Mainers have access to quality education, workforce training, and health care.​Politics and GovernmentState and federal budgeting; reinventing government at all levels; renewable energy development; providing affordable quality healthcare; quality of place–economic development and environmental quality.
Jeffrey BallJeffrey Ball Ball.jpgScholar-in-Residence, Stanford University; writer on energy and the environment; former reporter, columnist, and editor, Wall Street Journal​​Jeffrey Ball, a writer on energy and the environment, is scholar-in-residence at Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and a lecturer at Stanford Law School. He also serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institute Cross-Brooking Initiative on Energy and Climate. Ball's stories and essays have appeared in ​<em>The Atlantic</em>, <em>Foreign Affairs</em>, <em>Fortune</em>, <em>The New Republic</em>, <em>Slate</em>, and <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, among other publications. He came to Stanford in 2011 from The Wall Street Journal, where he was environment editor and spent more than a decade writing about energy and the environment as a reporter and columnist. Ball won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' top energy-writing prize in 2015 for a <em>Fortune</em> piece he wrote on Mexico's energy reform. He contributes commentary about energy issues on <em></em> as a member of "The Experts," a Wall Street Journal panel. He speaks frequently about writing and about energy and environmental issues, including at colleges as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. At the Stanford center, a joint initiative of the university's law and business schools, Ball heads a project exploring the globalization of clean energy. It examines how China and the U.S. might deploy cleaner energy more efficiently if each played to its economic strengths. Ball graduated from Yale University, where he was editor-in-chief of the <em>Yale Daily News</em>. He and his wife are the resident fellows of Roble Hall, a Stanford undergraduate house, where they live with their two daughters. You can follow him on Twitter at <a href="" target="_blank">@jeff_ball​</a>.Environment;Media/Journalism;New MediaSqueezed and confused America at an energy crossroads; green fight how companies and countries are racing to corner the clean-energy market; green dream can renewable energy Power the planet?; waste not how the world wastes energy—and how to stop it.
Laura Barrón-López Laura Barrón-López Political ReporterLaura Barrón-López serves as national political reporter for <em>Politco</em>. In that role, she covers the 2020 presidential race with a special focus on how race, ethnicity, and demographics impact the Democratic primary. Barrón-López is also a political analyst for CNN. Previously, she served as political reporter for the<em> Washington Examiner</em>. There she covered the Democratic National Committee’s efforts to reform the power of superdelegates and reported from competitive districts that propelled Democrats into the House majority. Barrón-López also served as congressional reporter for <em>HuffPost </em>and as energy and environment reporter for <em>The Hill.</em> Her work has been published in the <em>Oregonian</em>, <em>OC Register</em>, and <em>Roll Call</em>. She earned her BA in political science from California State University, Fullerton.<br>Diversity and Gender;Media/Journalism;Politics and Government;Writing ​Being a journalist today how to build and sustain a career in the industry; life on the “trail” covering political races; covering Congress; new forces in politics minority voters, activit groups; dark money; the Democratic party after 2020
Dede BartlettDede Bartlett 2019.jpgDomestic violence prevention advocate; former Fortune 100 company executive​​Dede Bartlett is a career coach to thousands of university students and has lectured at 30 colleges and universities in the past five years. Her talks on career development and work/life issues are drawn from her impressive background as director of A Better Chance, immediate past chair of the advisory board of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and former officer of two Fortune 100 companies, Exxon Mobil and Altria. Bartlett was vice president of corporate affairs programs at Altria Group Inc. (formerly Philip Morris), where she developed the company’s award-winning domestic violence awareness programs. She has lectured around the world on domestic violence issues and sponsored more than 40 conferences in the United States, Europe, Central America, and Australia. She was honored by Lifetime Television, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and and the National Center for Victims of Crime. In 2005, Bartlett received the International Women’s Forum “Women Who Make a Difference Award” and has been listed in <em>Who’s Who in America</em> and <em>Who’s Who of American Women</em>. A professional who has worked in many economic climates, Bartlett can offer timely advice to students looking to succeed in difficult times.Art;Science and TechnologyWomen and corporate leadership; etiquette a dollars and sense issue; balancing career, marriage, and children; dating violence every student’s issue; what do you do when the devil wears Prada? tips to navigate any workplace; getting over getting fired, downsized, merged,and outsourced; the power of networking stop texting and start networking.
Richard BenedettoRichard Benedetto Benedetto.jpgJournalist; former White House CorrespondentRichard Benedetto is a retired White House Correspondent/columnist for <em>USA Today</em> and former political columnist for the Gannett News Service. He reported on government and politics on the local, state, and national levels for nearly 40 years. He continues his involvement in journalism as a consultant for C-SPAN, writing political commentary for various publications and teaching journalism in Washington, DC. Benedetto is a founding staff member of <em>USA Today</em>, joining the newspaper in 1982, prior to its debut. He wrote the national newspaper’s first Page One cover story. In addition to reporting on the White House and national politics, he wrote a weekly political column for the Gannett News Service, which serves Gannett Co. Inc.'s 89 daily newspapers and the <a href=""></a> website. He covered the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He also covered every presidential campaign from 1984-2004 and every national political convention since 1976. University Press of America published Benedetto’s memoir of his long reporting career, <em>Politicians Are People, Too</em>, in May 2006. Benedetto received numerous journalism awards and was honored in 1998 with the National Italian American Foundation Media Award for his projection of a positive image for Italian Americans.Media/Journalism;Politics and GovernmentHow the Washington media are out of touch with the American public; the press and the presidency—covering the White House; how the internet and cable television have changed the role of journalists in political campaigns; political polling too much or not enough? do they influence public opinion or mirror it?; media bias myth or for real?
Rodney BentRodney Bent Bent.jpgInternational Affairs SpecialistRodney Bent was most recently director of the United Nations secretary-general’s office in Washington. Prior to that, he was a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of State and Booz Allen Hamilton. Bent was deputy chief executive officer and acting CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent U.S. foreign aid agency, from 2006 to 2009. Before his time at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, he was a professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives’ appropriations committee, working on various international affairs issues, including assistance to the Middle East and responses to the Asian tsunami. From 2003 to 2004, Bent served as senior advisor to the Iraqi ministry of finance and the Iraqi ministry of planning for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. For his work in Iraq, he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. Bent spent 20 years at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where his final position was deputy associate director for the international affairs division. He also served as assistant vice president in project finance at Bankers Trust Company and an international economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As a member of the senior executive service at OMB, he was awarded a Presidential Rank Award as a Distinguished Executive in 2001 and a Presidential Rank Award as a Meritorious Executive in 1997. Bent earned an MBA from Cornell University, an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an AB in history from Cornell University.Business and Finance;International Affairs;Politics and GovernmentU.S. foreign assistance—beyond good intentions; the alphabet soup of U.S. agencies for international development; how to help low-income countries help themselves; the United Nations—essential yet flawed; sustainable development goals; the federal budget—resources are policy; the occupation of Iraq—planning for the wrong things.
Alan D. BersinAlan D. Bersin, Alan.jpgFormer Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of CaliforniaAlan Bersin serves as senior advisor at the global law firm of Covington & Burling; as an inaugural senior fellow in the Homeland Security Project at the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; as a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; and as inaugural North America fellow at the Canada Institute and the Mexico Institute (Wilson Center). He is executive chairman of Altana Trade, an enterprise devoted to providing machine learning and artificial intelligence-based insights on border management and global trade; and chairman of BorderWorks Group, a consulting firm specializing in matters of border security and management, including infrastructure projects on U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico. Between 2012 and 2017, Bersin served (at various times) as assistant secretary for policy and international affairs and chief diplomatic officer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In those capacities, he led DHS’s transnational engagement, served as the principal advisor to the Secretary on international affairs, and oversaw strategic planning and policy formulation functions. Between 2012 and 2015, Bersin served as vice president of INTERPOL for the Americas Region and as a member of the INTERPOL Executive Committee. He currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the INTERPOL Foundation based in Geneva. Previously, Bersin served as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection from 2010 to 2011, a position from which he oversaw the operations of CBP’s 58,000-employee work force and managed an operating budget of more than $12 billion. Bersin guided CBP’s efforts to secure the nation’s borders and mitigate threats while expediting lawful trade and travel. In 2009, Bersin served as assistant secretary and special representative for border affairs, acting as lead representative for DHS on border affairs and strategy regarding security, immigration, narcotics, and trade matters as well as coordinating the department’s security initiatives along U.S. borders. Prior to his DHS experience, President Bill Clinton appointed, and the U.S. Senate confirmed, Bersin to serve in the Department of Justice as U.S. attorney for the southern district of California a position he held for nearly five years. During this time, he was the attorney general’s southwest border representative (the so-called border czar) responsible for coordinating federal law enforcement on the border from south Texas to southern California. Bersin has held numerous distinguished state and local government positions, including serving as California's secretary of education, superintendent of public education in San Diego, and chairman of the San Diego Airport Authority. Before entering public service, Bersin was a senior partner in the law firm of Munger Tolles & Olson. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He earned his AB in Government from Harvard College and attended Balliol College at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. In 1974, he received his JD from the Yale Law School. Bersin is a current member of the Bars of California, Alaska, and District of Columbia.Business and Finance;International Affairs;Law;Politics and Government ​From Colombia to the Arctic and From Bermuda to Hawaii; Beyond 9/11 Homeland Security in the Twenty-First Century; Border Lines and Global Flows Toward A Revised Approach to Countering Transnational Crime; Going Global The Transnational Nature of Contemporary Homeland Security
Joan E. BertinJoan E. Bertin E. Bertin.jpgFormer non-profit executive; civil liberties lawyerFrom 1997 to 2017, Joan E. Bertin served as executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, a coalition of more than 50 national non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting freedom of speech and expression. She graduated from New York University Law School, where she was a fellow in the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program. Bertin spent more than a dozen years on the national legal staff of the ACLU where her areas of expertise include constitutional law, employment law, women’s civil rights, and science and law. She also taught at Columbia University and held the Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College. She frequently speaks and writes on legal and policy issues and is the author of more than 30 chapters and articles in professional books and journals.Law;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentThe history of the First Amendment and key Supreme Court decisions defining its scope; book and art censorship; restrictions on sexually explicit speech, including child pornography; academic freedom and student speech rights, including campus speech codes and the "Academic Bill of Rights"; political speech government secrecy, access to information, and the right of dissent; FCC regulation of broadcast decency; legal issues on labeling of music, film and video games; hate speech; censorship of science and sex education.
Jane E. BestJane E. Best, J.jpgEntrepreneur, Financial Educator, Co-Founder of Hunger Nonprofit OrganizationJane E. Best is an entrepreneur, independent financial consultant, and educator. She is passionate about educating all individuals on how to manage money and is also a trainer for women on financial wellness. Best has a unique perspective on how to manage money, how to use money as a tool for personal growth and social transformation, and as a way to cultivate peace. Early in her career, she worked on Wall Street at Sanford C. Bernstein and established an independent boutique investment firm, specializing in all aspects of intergenerational wealth management, insurance, and life planning services. Currently, she offers personalized financial planning, consulting, and training on financial principles through Best Financial Services, a Registered Investment Adviser in California.  She is a co-founder of God’s Love We Deliver (GLWD) a New York City based nonprofit non-sectarian organization that employs 100 people and has 14,000 active volunteers. GLWD is currently delivering two million nutritionally tailored meals per year to people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Best has a background in integrative medicine, is involved with soil regeneration, the farm-to-table, and sustainable living movement, and is an active consultant to organizations whose mission is to move food-as-medicine into the core of healthcare.  She is the advisor for the Solomon Dutka Fund at the NY Community Trust, a donor-advised fund which offers grants primarily for medical research.  She earned her BA in holistic health with a minor in women’s health care at San Francisco State University.  She is a Chartered Financial Consultant, Registered Financial Consultant, and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary.Business and Finance;Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Health;Nonprofit Organizations ​The principles and practices of finance; money as a tool for personal and social transformation; financial education for women; starting your own non-profit organization; living a life of social impact; food-as-medicine, soil regeneration, and its potential to solve many of our personal and global problems.
Sayu Bhojwani Sayu Bhojwani Entrepreneur and Democracy FuturistSayu Bhojwani is a civic entrepreneur and democracy futurist committed to advancing the leadership of Black, Native, indigenous, and immigrant women. Born in India and raised in Belize, she is a proud New Yorker. She is founder and principal of Women’s Democracy Lab, established in 2020 to support women of color in elected office, and principal of Collective Future Consulting, which advises organizations and donors on strategies for a more reflective and inclusive America. In 2010, she founded New American Leaders and served as its president for 10 years. In that capacity, she recruited, coached and supported over 100 first and second generation Americans who now serve in local, state or federal office. From 2002 to 2004, she served as New York City’s first Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs. Her other work experience includes serving as philanthropic advisor to Michael R. Bloomberg, starting and leading the New York City-based South Asian Youth Action and teaching in Belize and New York. <div><br></div><div> A proven expert on diversity and democracy, she gave a widely viewed TED talk on immigrants’ critical role in our democracy. In 2018, her first book,<em> People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door</em>, was published by The New Press. In 2019, CQ Roll Call named her one of three people outside of the Beltway to watch. She has extensive television and radio experience on outlets such as NPR, CNN and MSNBC and writes regularly on women’s leadership, immigration and democracy. </div><div><br></div><div> Bhojwani served on the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship, convened by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; is a board member of the North Star Foundation and AAPI Progressive Action, serves on the editorial advisory board of City & State New York and is the recipient of numerous awards. She earned a BA in English from the University of Miami, and an MA in English Education, an MEd in Comparative Education, and PhD in Politics and Education, all from Teachers College, Columbia University. <br></div>Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;International Affairs;Media/Journalism;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentCivic engagement; diversity and inclusion, immigration and the American narrative; strengthening democracy by engaging America’s newest citizens; closing the representation gap in American leadership; my story is America’s storyAvailable for visits starting Fall 2022
Walter P. BlassWalter P. Blass Blass.jpgBusiness Executive, International Affairs Expert​​​Walter Blass served as assistant Laos desk officer in the U.S. foreign aid program and a Navy officer before a 25 year career at AT&T ending as director of strategic planning. During his tenure at AT&T he took a leave of absence to serve two years as Afghanistan director for the Peace Corps, as well as to serve as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to ten colleges and universities. After his service at AT&T, he served as professor in the MBA program at Fordham University and as a visiting professor at various international institutions including in France, Singapore, Mexico, and Russia. Blass served for 41 years as a trustee of Guilford College in Greensboro. His interests include globalization, immigration, and technology.Business and Finance;International Affairs;Politics and GovernmentWorld War II; The holocaust and survivor guilt; being a refugee; why foreign aid is not what it’s cracked up to be; Afghanistan then and now; globalization and technology change what’s the right response—protection or adaptation—at the corporate and national level; mentoring from both sides of the table; teaching from cases as opposed to textbooks
Carroll BogertCarroll Bogert Bogert.jpgPresident, The Marshall Project; journalist; activistCarroll Bogert is president of The Marshall Project. The Marshall Project is a non-profit newsroom covering criminal justice issues in the U.S. and the youngest news organization ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. Bogert previously served as deputy executive director, associate director, and communications director, at Human Rights Watch, running its award-winning global media operations. Before that, Bogert spent twelve years as a foreign correspondent for <em>Newswee</em><em>k</em>. She joined <em>Newsweek</em> in 1988, serving as correspondent, then bureau chief in Moscow and then acting foreign editor in New York. Through her time at <em>Newsweek</em> she covered such stories as the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of Gorbachev and rise of Yeltsin, the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, and other history making milestones. International Affairs;Politics and Government;Nonprofit Organizations;Health;Media/JournalismInternational reporting are we getting the news we need?; does the U.S. lead the world on human rights?; has the war made us safer? a human rights perspective.
Victoria BondVictoria Bond, Victoria.jpgComposer, Conductor, LecturerVictoria Bond is a composer, conductor, and lecturer. Her works for orchestra, chamber ensemble and opera have been lauded by the <em>New York Times</em> as "powerful, stylistically varied and technically demanding.” Highlights of Bond’s catalogue include the operas <em>Clara</em> (premiered at the 2019 Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival), <em>Mrs. President</em>, <em>The Miracle of Light</em>, and T<em>he Adventures of Gulliver</em>; ballets <em>Equinox</em> and <em>Other Selves</em>; orchestral works <em>Thinking like a Mountain</em>, <em>Bridges, </em>and <em>Urban Bird</em>; and chamber works <em>Dreams of Flying</em>, <em>Frescoes and Ash,</em> and <em>Instruments of Revelation</em>. Her compositions have been performed by the New York City Opera, Shanghai, Dallas and Houston Symphonies, members of the Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater and the Cassatt and Audubon Quartets. Bond’s recordings include <em>Instruments of Revelation</em> (Naxos American Classics, 2019), performed by members of The Chicago Symphony; and <em>Soul of a Nation: Portraits of Presidential Character</em> (Albany Records, 2018), works featuring soloists from the Chicago and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras that pay tribute to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and FDR. She has served as principal guest conductor of Chamber Opera Chicago since 2005. Prior positions include assistant conductor of Pittsburgh Symphony and New York City Opera and music director of the Roanoke Symphony and Opera, Bel Canto Opera, and Harrisburg Opera. Bond has guest conducted throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. Bond serves as artistic director of Cutting Edge Concerts New Musical Festival, an annual new music series in New York, which she founded in 1998. She is a frequent lecturer at the Metropolitan Opera and has lectured for the New York Philharmonic. She is the first woman awarded a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Juilliard School. Music ​Music conducting and compositon
Jeffrey BrownJeffrey Brown Brown.jpgAnchor and Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHourJeffrey Brown is a co-anchor and senior correspondent for the PBS <em>NewsHour</em>, public television's nightly news program airing nationally and abroad. In a career spanning more than twenty years at the <em>NewsHour</em>, Brown has served in a variety of roles, both on and off camera. As anchor and correspondent, he has interviewed leading newsmakers, conducted studio discussions on a vast array of topics, and reported from around the United States and abroad, including the Middle East and Haiti. As arts correspondent, he has profiled and interviewed many of the world's leading writers, musicians, and other artists. As senior producer for national affairs for more than a decade, he helped shape the program's coverage of the economy, healthcare, social policy, culture, and other areas. In addition, he is the creator and host of "Art Beat", the <em>NewsHour</em>'s popular online arts and culture blog. Brown is the author of a book of poetry, <em>The News</em> (May 2015), that uses poetry to explore and re-tell moments as of his life as a journalist. His work as correspondent and producer has garnered an Emmy, six Cine Golden Eagle Awards, and other honors. Prior to joining the <em>NewsHour</em>, Brown helped produce numerous public television series for Media & Society Seminars, an independent production company headed by Fred W. Friendly. He attended the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Classics), the UC Berkeley School of Law, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.S.).Art;Media/Journalism;International Affairs;New Media;WritingThe changing media landscape and "the public voice" exploring changes in technology and consumer behavior, the dividing of the news audience, the evolution of the media business, and the impact for good and bad on an informed citizenry; "public a defense" addressing the concern that the very notion of the 'public good' is under stress in many areas of our culture and our increasingly fractured politics; arts in American culture and journalism; the practice of “NewsHour” journalism.Fellows Jeffrey Brown and Paula Crawford only accept residencies as a couple.
Theresa BrownTheresa Brown, T.jpgTheresa Brown is a registered nurse, nursing instructor, and author. Her <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives</em> (2015), portrays one real shift worked by a hospital nurse. It shows a day-in-the-life of an RN, but also all the life in one day in the hospital. Brown is a frequent contributor to the <em>New York Times</em>, where she writes about nursing and health care. Her Opinion series, “Bedside,” examined health care from a nurse’s point of view. One of her columns for the <em>New York Times</em> “Well” blog earned Brown an invitation to the White House, where President Obama quoted her in defense of the Affordable Care Act. Brown has written for, <em>The Journal of the American Medical Association</em>,, and the <em>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</em>, and has a quarterly column in <em>The American Journal of Nursing</em> called “What I’m Reading,” that discusses books of interest to nurses. She has been interviewed on the NPR program “Fresh Air” and has appeared on “Hardball,” “20/20” and NPR’s <em>Talk of the Nation</em>. She speaks nationally on topics relating to nursing, health care and end of life. Her first book, <em>Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between</em> (2010), is used as a text-book at schools of nursing around the country. Brown earned a PhD in English from the University of Chicago and taught English for three years at Tufts University before returning to school to become a nurse.Health;Media/Journalism;Writing ​U.S. health care why it's broken, how we can fix it; healing the health care system what I learned as a patient; nurses matter what “the most trusted profession” means; challenges of RNS & MDS working together; how I came to write about nursing and why it makes me a better nurse
Rhonesha ByngRhonesha Byng 2019.jpgFounder and CEO of Her Agenda; Journalist<p>Rhonesha Byng is founder and CEO of Her Agenda. <em></em> is an award-winning digital media platform that bridges the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women. The site provides access to content and community that gives millennial women access to information and inspiration to help them get started or to move to the next level of their career. Byng was part of the 2017 class of <em>Forbes</em>' 30 Under 30 in both the media and dorm room founders categories. <em>ESSENCE </em>magazine named her among 50 Founders To Watch. Previously she was named to the 28 Under 28 by NBC BLK and BET 29 People To Know lists. Byng is a journalist and has served as writer and on-camera reporter for NBC, The Huffington Post, and others. She has received awards from the Associated Press, the New York Association of Black Journalists, and early in her career, an Emmy award as part of team coverage for a breaking news story as a field producer with WNBC-TV in New York. Byng is an alumna Posse Scholar and attended DePauw University on a full-tuition leadership scholarship.</p>Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Media/Journalism;New Media;Writing ​The story of Her Agenda; beyond the bubble—how to make moves both on and off campus to build relationships you need to launch your career after graduation; creating the motto for your life; the power of champions; what millennial women want for their lives and career.
Frances CairncrossFrances Cairncross Cairncross.jpgFormer senior editor, The Economist, journalist, and head of Oxford College<p>Dame Frances Cairncross retired as the rector of Exeter College, Oxford University in 2014. Prior to her decade at Oxford, she was a journalist, spending 13 years on <em>The Guardian</em> as an economic columnist and 20 years at <em>The Economist</em> magazine as a senior editor. In recent years, her work has centered on conducting a review, at the request of the British government, of the sustainability of high quality journalism. It culminated in a policy paper, <em>The Cairncross Review: A Sustainable Future for Journalism</em>, published in 2019. Cairncross is the author of a number of books, including <em>The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution is Changing our Lives</em> and <em>Costing the Earth: The Challenge for Governments, the Opportunities for Business.</em> In June 2015 she was made a Dame of the British (DBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to education and in recognition of a very successful career as a leading British economist, journalist, and academic. She is a trustee of the Natural History Museum in London and chair of Heriot-Watt, a public university in Edinburgh, Scottland. Cairncross went to school in Glasgow, and to university at Oxford and at Brown University in the U.S. She lives in London and is married to the columnist Hamish McRae.</p>Media/JournalismWhy environmental issues are so hard to resolve; how the digital revolution is changing society; what the implications of demographic change might be; what the five or six trends are that might change our world the most.
Libby CaseyLibby Casey Casey web.jpgOn-Air Anchor and Reporter, The Washington PostLibby Casey is the on-air political anchor and reporter at T<em>he Washington Post</em>, where she anchors live coverage of breaking news and political events, including the inauguration of President Biden, the 2020 election, and the recent impeachment of former President Trump. She also hosts and produces a video series called “How to be a Journalist” which takes viewers inside the newsroom to explain how reporters do their jobs, and provides transparency into the journalism process. Prior to joining <em>The Washington Post</em> in 2016, Casey was a TV correspondent for Al Jazeera America, a host and producer at C-SPAN, and Alaska Public Radio’s Washington, DC correspondent. She started her career in radio as a reporter at public radio station KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska where she worked for nine years covering sled dog races, politics, the environment and all things Alaska. Through a fellowship at the International Reporting Project Casey traveled Iceland to cover renewable energy. She has taught radio production at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Casey graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. <br>Media/Journalism;New Media;Politics and Government ​Building trust in journalism, journalists, and news organizations; The attack on facts – journalism's fight against disinformation and misinformation; The power of seeing it for yourself video and visual storytelling in journalism; Journalism, the First Amendment, and the future of Democracy
Susan ClampittSusan Clampitt Clampitt.jpgNonprofit leader; leadership and strategic planning consultant​A leader in the arts, education, politics, public broadcasting, and academia, Susan Clampitt has served as consultant on leadership issues and strategic planning for dozens of noted organizations. She was previously Executive Director and General Manager of WAMU-FM in Washington, DC, one of the country’s leading NPR stations. Clampitt also worked in the White House as Director of Women's Appointments and as Director of Arts and Humanities Appointments and served as Deputy Chairman at the National Endowment for the Arts and Associate Administrator at the U.S. General Services Administration. She serves on a number of national boards, including the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and Arena Stage. A Helen Hayes Awards Judge, she has been a recipient of <em>FastCompany</em> magazine’s Fast 50 award and the Mayor’s Arts Award; she has also been an Aspen Institute Fellow.Nonprofit Organizations;Media/Journalism;Art;Diversity and GenderWomen’s leadership; public media; business transformation.
Eleanor CliftEleanor Clift Clift.jpgWashington Correspondent, The Daily Beast​Eleanor Clift reports on the White House, Washington politics, and a variety of national issues. Formerly with <em>Newsweek</em>, she was part of the magazine's team that assembled a behind-the-scenes narrative of the historic 2008 election of Barack Obama, titled "A Long Time Coming." Clift's latest book, <em>Selecting a President</em>, is the debut of a new civics series geared towards high school seniors and college freshmen, clearly, concisely, and cleverly explains how the U.S. selects its president. Clift is a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated show, <em>The McLaughlin Group</em>, and has appeared as herself in several films, including <em>Independence Day</em>, <em>Murder at 1600</em>, and <em>Dave</em>, as well as the CBS series <em>Murphy Brown</em>. She was a key member of <em>Newsweek</em>’s 1992 election team and followed Bill Clinton’s campaign. In June 1992, she was named Deputy Washington Bureau Chief. Clift and her late husband, Tom Brazaitis, wrote two books: <em>War Without Bloodshed: The Art of Politics</em> and <em>Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling</em>, which tracks the rise of women in politics and features Hillary Clinton’s trailblazing run for the U.S. Senate while she was still living in the White House as First Lady. Clift is the author of <em>Founding Sisters and the 19th Amendment</em>, the story of suffrage, and <em>Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics</em>, which is a story of personal loss set against the backdrop of the public debate over the court-ordered removal of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube, which led to the brain-damaged woman’s death.Media/Journalism;Politics and Government2016 election and dynastic politics (Bush vs. Clinton again?); Washington gridlock, what is behind it and can it be fixed?; the media transformation from print to digital, what we gained, what we lost; women and politics will gender help or hinder Hillary Clinton's second run for president?; President Obama's legacy; the greying and browning of America how demographics affects political parties; how we make public policy, from the invasion of Iraq to stopping Iran from developing a nuclear bomb; and how to cover Washington politics.
Julius E. ColesJulius E. Coles E. Coles.jpgDirector, Office of Global Education and Andrew Young Center for International Affairs, Morehouse CollegeJulius E. Coles is the director of Morehouse College's Andrew Young Center for International Affairs, a position he also held from 1997 to 2002. Before assuming this position, he served as president of Africare until 2009. Most of Coles' career has been spent as a senior official with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). While with USAID, Coles was mission director in Swaziland and Senegal and served in Vietnam, Morocco, Liberia, Nepal and Washington, DC. He earned a BA from Morehouse College and a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University. He has also studied at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, the U.S. Department of State Foreign Institute's Senior Seminar, the Federal Executive Institute, and Institut de Français. Coles retired from the U.S. Government's Foreign Service in 1994 with the rank of Career Minister. He has received numerous awards including the James Madison Medal from Princeton University (2007), Morehouse College National Alumnus of the Year (2006), Amistad Achievement Award (2003), Distinguished Career Service Award (1995), and Presidential Meritorious Service Award (1983–1986), and he was decorated by president Abdou Diouf of Senegal as Commander in the Order of the Lion (1994).International Affairs;HealthThe African food crisis; African prospects in the new millennium; prospects for reconstruction in Liberia; Africa and the diaspora bridging the gap for sustainable development; Africa's development and the millennium challenge account; the American college student vs. globalization.
Monica CollinsMonica Collins, M.jpgSyndicated lifestyle columnist; nonprofit consultant; media critic​Monica Collins, a professional journalist, critic, consultant and entrepreneur, created and writes “Ask Dog Lady,” the humor lifestyle advice column of various platforms, including the Web at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, radio streaming on the Internet, and syndicated in newspapers throughout the country, including the <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em>, <em>Cleveland Plain Dealer</em>, <em>Gatehouse New England</em> and six magazines. Collins has a unique perspective on the media. She not only writes and sells her own column but she spent 25 years as media columnist/TV critic for <em>USA Today</em>, <em>TV Guide</em>, and <em>The Boston Herald</em>. She has written various profiles for <em>USA Weekend</em> magazine, including a 2008 cover piece on CNN's Anderson Cooper. Her columns also have run in <em>Vogue</em>, <em>Boston Magazine</em>, <em>Town & Country</em>, and Forbes/Life. Collins has appeared on <em>The Oprah Winfrey Show</em>, <em>Good Morning America</em>, <em>Nightline</em>, <em>The O'Reilly Factor</em>, <em>Inside Edition</em>, and NPR’s <em>All Things Considered</em>. Collins also has a business consulting on media strategy. Current clients include anti-hunger organizations trying to help during the economic crisis.Media/JournalismThe death and dearth of newspapers and why subscribing to one (or two or three) is a patriotic act; fake news and why mindful news consumers are the best hope for humankind; how to be a real news consumer; entrepreneurial writing; honing writing craft; careers in non-profits; Charles Dickens (a writer for the ages).
Paula CrawfordPaula Crawford Crawford.jpgArtistAn accomplished artist, Paula Crawford has a notable record of national, international, and regional exhibitions and citations that include exhibitions in New York, California, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, and Washington, as well as international shows in Peru, Paraguay, Canada, and Jordan. Crawford’s exhibitions have been reviewed or covered in international publications, such as Peru’s <em>El Commercio</em>, the <em>Toronto Globe and Mail</em>, Paraguay’s <em>Diario abc Color</em>, as well as the <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Stroll Magazine</em>, <em>Articulate Contemporary Art Review</em>, the <em>Baltimore Sun</em>, the <em>Washington Review</em>, and <em>Art News</em>. Crawford’s most recent works are inspired by structural affinities in the macro and microscopic landscape, and an exploration of liminal space, as interpreted through contemporary abstract painting. Crawford has also co-authored, with sculptor Kendall Buster, <em>The Critique Handbook</em>, <em>The Art Student’s Sourcebook and Survival Guide</em>. Now in its second edition, this practical manual provides analysis of the fundamental practice of “critique” in relation to studio artwork at the university level. <em>The Critique Handbook</em> has become a staple of artist, art faculty, and students of art across the United States and abroad.Art;Education/YouthArt critique both as a frame for discussion about art, and as a ritual by which we evaluate and understand it; meaning in painting; presence and silence in painting; how modernist painting has progressed in two particular directions the act (expressionism to performance) and the image (representation and idea).Fellows Jeffrey Brown and Paula Crawford only accept residencies as a couple.
Callie CrossleyCallie Crossley Crossley.jpgTelevision and radio commentator; documentary and TV news producerCallie Crossley is a media commentator and public speaker and currently hosts <em>Under the Radar with Callie Crossley</em> for WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts. Her weekly commentaries air Mondays during WGBH’s <em>Morning Edition</em>. She appears weekly on WGBH-TV’s <em>Beat the Press</em>, examining local and national media coverage, and frequently hosts <em>Basic Black</em>, which focuses on current events concerning communities of color. Using those platforms, she has tackled wide-ranging subject matter—from one town’s cable revolution, to Colin Kapernick’s protest, to the Women’s March, and the early days of the Trump administration. Crossley was a producer for <em>Eyes On the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years</em>, the critically acclaimed documentary series, which earned her an Oscar nomination, a national Emmy, and the Alred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, the Gold Baton, considered the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism. In 2017, she won an award from National Association of Black Journalists for Hosting in the Television Public Affairs: Interview Discussion for the program “Basic Black: Celebrating a Prince, a Queen and a General” and the Barbara Stone Hollander Award for Women’s Leadership from the Women’s Institute at Chatham University. She has held two Harvard Fellowships—from the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, and holds two honorary degrees, a Doctor of Arts degree from Pine Manor College and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Cambridge College.Media/Journalism;Diversity and GenderMedia literary; media and politics; the intersection of race, gender, and meida; Presidential politics; young people and political participation; civil rights history; ethics and journalism; women and leadership; documentary filmmaking.
Ron CurrieRon Currie, RF.jpgAuthorRon Currie is the author of four novels, the most recent of which is <em>The One-Eyed Man</em>. His first book, <em>God is Dead</em>, was published in 2007 and received the Young Lions Fiction award from the New York Public Library. His fiction, nonfiction, and criticism have appeared in the <em>New York Times</em>, the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, the <em>Believer</em>, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. He’s the recipient of numerous awards including the Alex Award from the American Library Association, the Addison Metcalf award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Pushcart Prize. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. When not writing, he volunteers at The Telling Room, a nonprofit writing center for children, where he leads in-school writing residencies and works in the Young Emerging Author program, a one-on-one mentorship with promising high school authors. Art;Writing;Media/Journalism ​Writing fiction; writing non-fiction and journalism; contemporary American literature; art and class; art in the age of identity politics.
Charles F. (Chic) DambachCharles F. (Chic) Dambach F. (Chic) Dambach.jpgLecturer; writer; consultantChic Dambach’s wide-ranging career includes six years as president and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, during which he established a global network of organizations and professionals to help build sustainable peace and security. Previously, he served as chief of staff for Congressman John Garamendi, restructured and revitalized the National Peace Corps Association, helped build Operation Respect’s anti-bullying program, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia. Dambach’s memoir, <em>Exhaust the Limits: the Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder</em>, describes a lifetime of service particularly his initiatives that helped end the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the Congo civil war. Based on his achievements, Dambach has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and he delivered a TEDx talk on building peace at Johns Hopkins University. He serves as an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins and American Universities. He co-wrote <em>Structures and Practices of Nonprofit Boards</em> and <em>The Business Professional’s Guide to Nonprofit Board Service</em>, both published by BoardSource for which he was a senior governance consultant, and he continues to consult and lecture worldwide. A life of purpose, a life of service building civil society for a civilized society; the Peace Corps gateway to the world and pathway to a life of purpose; peacebuilding - a new and effective strategy to prevent and mitigate violent conflicts; pathways to peace and alternatives to violence.
Ramon E. DaubonRamon E. Daubon E. Daubon.jpgConsultant; expert in economic and social development Ramon E. Daubon is an independent consultant and associate of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, presently focusing on issues of sustainable development and active citizenship in Cuba and Puerto Rico and in the construction of a civic identity for peace in Cyprus. He previously served as president of the Esquel Group Foundation in Washington, D.C., focusing on citizen engagement for sustainable social and economic development. He also served as visiting professor at Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico, vice president for external affairs and vice president for programs at the Inter American Foundation, and executive director of the Caribbean Environment and Development Institute in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Previously he had served as deputy assistant sdministrator of USAID’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, regional representative of the Ford Foundation for the Andean and Southern Cone Countries of South America, and vice president of the National Puerto Rican Coalition in Washington DC. A native of Puerto Rico, he holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and has published extensively about development, particularly on Latin America and the Caribbean and on the connection of economic and social development with democracy and the culture of citizen engagement. Recent publications include “Puerto Rico y Su Cordero” in <em>Revista TEMAS </em>(2018) and “Aprendiendo a Hablar en Prosa” in <em>Iniciativas de una Ciudadanía Activa </em>(2015). International Affairs;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentCaribbean and Latin America; Cuba, Puerto Rico and America’s empire; civil society and democratic citizenship; Sustained Dialogue and a citizens’ political process for tension management; social capital; economic and social development; business citizenship; sustainable development; public policy processes; population, human resources, and labor migrations; U.S. urban development; the connection between civic capacity and economic capacity.
Fania E. DavisFania E. Davis, F.jpgSocial Activist, Restorative Justice Scholar, Civil Rights Attorney<p>Fania E. Davis is a leading national voice on restorative justice. She is a long-time social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, and writer with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge. Coming of age in Birmingham, Alabama during the social ferment of the civil rights era, the murder of two close childhood friends in the 1963 Sunday School bombing crystallized within Fania a passionate commitment to social transformation. For the next decades, she was active in the Civil Rights, Black liberation, women's, prisoners', peace, anti-racial violence and anti-apartheid movements. Studying with indigenous healers, particularly in Africa, catalyzed Fania's search for a healing justice, ultimately leading Fania to bring restorative justice to Oakland, California where she was the founding director of the nationally-acclaimed Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY).  Her numerous honors include the Ubuntu Award for service to humanity, the Dennis Maloney Award for excellence in Youth Restorative Justice, the Tikkun (Repair the World) Award, the Ella Baker Jo Baker Award, the Bioneers' Changemaker Award, and the Ebony POWER 100 award.  The <em>Los Angeles Times</em> named her a New Civil Rights Leader of the 21st Century. Davis is the published author of numerous articles, essays and book chapters on restorative justice. She is the author of the <em>Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing and U.S. Social Transformation</em>. </p>Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Law;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government;Urban and Regional Planning Restorative justice; racial justice; school-based restorative justice; restorative justice to interrupt the racialized school-to-prison pipeline and mass incarceration; a restorative justice-based truth and reconciliation process to transform historical harm against African-Americans; gender and restorative justice; restorative justice to promote community peace and healing; and other subjects. Fania Davis is unavailable for visits in 2019.
Elizabeth DayElizabeth Day, Elizabeth.jpgBritish journalist and award-winning novelistElizabeth Day is a British journalist and award-winning writer. She has written four novels. Her debut novel <em>Scissors, Paper, Stone</em> was published in 2011 and won a Betty Trask Award. <em>Home Fires</em> (2013) was an <em>Observer </em>book of the year and <em>Paradise City </em>(2015) was named one of the best novels of the year in the <em>Observer</em>, <em>Paste Magazine, </em>and the <em>Evening Standard</em>, and was <em>People</em> magazine's book of the week. Her most recent novel, <em>The Party </em>(2017), was been published in seven countries and was an Amazon bestseller and an <em>Irish Times </em>and <em>Observe</em>r book of the year. Day serves as a feature writer for numerous publications in the UK and US including The Telegraph, <em>The Times</em>, the <em>Guardian</em>, the <em>Observer</em>, <em>Vogue</em>, <em>Elle</em>, and <em>Cosmopolitan</em>. She is a contributing editor for <em>Harper's Bazaar</em>. Earlier in her career, Day was a staff feature writer for the<em> Observer</em> for nine years and wrote for at The Evening Standard, <em>The Mail on Sunday</em>, and <em>The Sunday Telegrap</em><em>h</em>. She won a British Press Award in 2004 for Young Journalist of the Year and was Highly Commended as Feature Writer of the Year in 2013. Day graduated from Cambridge University with a Double First in History and was a Queens' College History scholar.Diversity and Gender;Media/Journalism;Writing ​Creative writing workshop; how to transition from journalism to writing fiction; reportage and the art of empathy; race, celebrity and masters of the universe How a British writer sees America; the rise of the childfree woman
Stuart DiamondStuart Diamond 2019.jpgCo-founder, Empowered Media; internet entrepreneur; writer; multimedia artistStuart Diamond’s career covers a wide range of activities — business leader, entrepreneur, writer/journalist, producer/video-artist, and composer/musician. As co-founder of Empowered Media, one of the earliest internet companies, he was at the forefront of the digital media and online marketing revolution. Diamond worked with major defense contractors, international human rights organizations, the United Nations, and top Fortune 500 companies. His work included consulting with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on counter-terrorism initiatives. As editor-in-chief of <em>Empowered Doctor</em>, he oversaw the production of thousands of health-related news stories, including the media for The National Physician of the Year Awards. He also developed educational programs for Wall Street on the nature of trust and the financial system, which became the program <em>Ethical Trust</em>. In addition, Diamond is a multimedia artist, creating dramatic, visual, and musical works for the concert hall, film, dance, theater, and sacred spaces. Diamond was a recipient of the Criterion Foundation Award that supported him for more than 5 years for the sole purpose of composing contemporary music. For more information, please visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> and <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Art;Media/Journalism;New Media;Music;Writing;Health;Business and FinanceEntrepreneurship; ethics and trust; the internet, the impact of modern media on society, finding integrity in art and business; writing, journalism, and the art of inquiry; music, visuals, and integrating arts with technology.
Paul DresherPaul Dresher Composer​Paul Dresher is music composer noted for his ability to integrate diverse musical influences into his own coherent and unique personal style. He pursues many forms of musical expression including new music theater, chamber and orchestral composition, live instrumental electro-acoustic music, musical instrument invention, and scores for theater and dance. In recent years, Dresher’s work has moved beyond the concert hall and opera house into the visual arts and museum world with the Sound Maze, which is a hands-on interactive exhibition of a dozen of his very large scale invented musical instruments/sound sculptures. Dresher was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition for 2006-07. He has received commissions from the Library of Congress, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA, the Kronos Quartet, the San Francisco Symphony, Zeitgeist, San Francisco Ballet, Walker Arts Center, Seattle Chamber Players, California EAR Unit, Present Music, and Chamber Music America. Dresher has performed or had his works performed at venues including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Festival d’Automne in Paris, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, and the Minnesota Opera. As the founder and artistic director of Musical Traditions Inc./Paul Dresher Ensemble, he has led, since 1984, the creation of numerous award–winning multi-disciplinary collaborative works of opera and music theater, and has produced hundreds of concerts and national/ international tours. The Ensemble has also commissioned and premiered dozens of new compositions from a wide range of today’s most important contemporary composers (including three who subsequently went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in Composition). Dresher has taught at the Cornish College of the Arts, Stanford University, and the University of Southern Maine. He earned his BA in music from University of California, Berkeley and his MA in composition from University of California San Diego.Art;Music ​Contemporary music and contemporary culture; fashioning a passion into a profession; technolody and contemporary music; what would happen if? an exploration into the creative process
Louise Dubé Louise Dubé web.pngExecutive Director, iCivicsLouise Dubé serves as executive director of iCivics, an organization that champions equitable, non-partisan civic education so that the practice of democracy is learned by each new generation. They provide civic education resources to more than 7.6 million students annually. iCivics, founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2009, is the winner of many awards including Fast Company’s 2017 Top 10 Most Innovative Education Companies and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Previously, Dubé served as managing director of Digital Learning at WGBH, Boston’s public radio station, where she helped launch PBS LearningMedia, a platform reaching over 1.5 million educators. Before WGBH, Dubé had a successful career in educational publishing. She is co-founder of CASES, a New York alternative-to-incarceration program where education helped re-shape lives. Dubé won the 2017 People’s Voice award from the Diane Von Furstenberg - Diller Foundation as well as the 2018 Civvys - American Civic Collaboration National award from Bridge Alliance. She was also recognized as a 2019 Donaldson Fellow by the Yale School of Management. Dubé began her career as an attorney in Montreal, Canada, and holds a law degree from McGill University, as well as an MBA from Yale University. <br>Education/Youth;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government ​Social entrepreneurship for civic agency; Educating for American Democracy initiataive; Finding common ground in polarized groups
David J. DunfordDavid J. Dunford J. Dunford.jpgFormer U.S. Ambassador; expert on the Middle East​Dave Dunford’s 29 years in the U.S. Foreign Service included three years as U.S. Ambassador to Oman and four years as Deputy Ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. He worked for General Garner and Ambassador Bremer in Iraq in 2003 as the senior official in charge of reorganizing Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His other assignments included Economic Minister-Counselor in Cairo, Director of Egyptian Affairs in Washington, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President, and Coordinator of the multinational team tasked with setting up MENABANK, a proposed regional multilateral development bank in Cairo. Ambassador Dunford teaches courses on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Middle East Business Environment at the University of Arizona and consults for government and the private sector on Middle East issues. He co-authored, with former Iraqi Ambassador Ghassan Muhsin Hussein, a book about his experience in Iraq, <em>Talking to Strangers: The Struggle to Rebuild Iraq’s Foreign Ministry</em>. In late 2020, Potomac Press will publish his new book titled <em>From Sadat to Saddam: The Decline of American Diplomacy in the Middle Eas</em>t. Dunford is former chairman and active board member of AIPT, a non-profit organization specializing in international exchanges.International Affairs;Politics and GovernmentIssues related to the Middle East, including oil, Islam, and terrorism; Middle East politics and culture; the Arab-Israeli conflict; international political economy; international trade and finance; globalization; how to think about the Middle East; Foreign Service careers.
Anita Perez FergusonAnita Perez Ferguson Perez Ferguson.jpgDiversity Expert​Anita Perez Ferguson is director of the Hank Lacayo Institute for Workforce and Community Studies at California State University Channel Islands. Her doctoral research was on the diversity and network profiles of Fortune 500 directors. She has served as president of the National Women’s Political Caucus, White House liaison to the U.S. Department of Transportation, and chair of the Inter-American Foundation. In conjunction with several international organizations, Perez Ferguson has trained women in leadership and political skills in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. From 1996 to 1999, she was a weekly contributor to WAMC National Public Radio in New York. Her books include <em>Women Seen and Heard</em> and <em>A Passion for Politics</em>. <em>Hispanic Business Magazine</em> named her to its list, “The 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States.” Perez Ferguson participated in the California Listens Documentary Project. You can see her video <a href="">on the project site.</a><br>Diversity and Gender;Media/Journalism;Politics and GovernmentThe changing face of American politics; diversity in corporate board rooms; grassroots development and organzing; Hispanic-Latino voting patterns
David J.R. FraktDavid J.R. Frakt J.R. Frakt.jpgLieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate GeneralDavid J. R. Frakt, Lt Col, USAF (ret.) served 23 years as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps Reserve from 1995 to 2018. He is a practicing attorney and an independent legal scholar, writer and commentator. After earning his JD with honors at Harvard University, he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals before serving with the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps. After a decade of active duty, he served thirteen more years in the Air Force Reserves, while also practicing and teaching law. Frakt has taught at several law schools including Georgetown University, Duke University, and the University of Pittsburgh. From April 2008 to August 2009, Frakt served as lead defense counsel with the office of military commissions, representing two detainees at Guantanamo facing war crimes and terrorism charges before the U.S. military commissions. He was the first defense counsel to win the pretrial dismissal of all charges against his client, Mohammed Jawad, a juvenile from Afghanistan, and also won Mohammed's release through a habeas corpus petition in federal court. His representation of Jawad earned him an international reputation as a champion of human rights and the rule of law. He was also the sole defense counsel in one of the only two military commission trials completed during President Bush's tenure in office, representing Ali Hamza al Bahlul. Frakt is a highly regarded expert in the field of international war crimes, military law, and military commissions and has been quoted frequently in the national media, including in the <em>New York Times</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Newsweek</em>, <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, <em>New York Review of Books</em>, W<em>all Street Journal,</em> <em>USA Today</em>, <em>Miami Herald</em>, <em>The Nation</em>, and <em>Atlantic Monthly</em>. He has written widely in both scholarly and popular periodicals. His articles and letters have been published in the <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>New York Review of Books</em>, <em>Duke Law Journal</em>, <em>Harvard Human Rights Journa</em>l, <em>American Journal of Criminal Law</em>, <em>Air Force Law Review</em>, <em>Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law</em>, and <em>Florida State University Law Review</em>, as well as online on,, Huffington Post, and He has been a repeat guest on MSNBC's <em>Rachel Maddow Show</em> and on PRI's "The World" and debated terrorism issues on the “Intelligence Squared” debate series, broadcast nationally on Bloomberg News and NPR. Frakt is a contributor to the ACLU National Security Project’s <em>Torture Report</em> and was featured in the book <em>Obama’s Guantanamo: Stories from an Enduring Prison</em> (NYU Press, 2016). In 2013, he was invited by Salman Rushdie to present at the World Voices Festival of International Literature on the theme of “Bravery.” In recent years, Frakt has become a prominent proponent of legal education reform, and a critic of for-profit legal education. He frequently blogs on the website The Faculty Lounge on legal education, and has been featured in <em>The Atlantic</em> magazine and the ABA Journal as well as the documentary film “Law School Confidential.” He is the chair of the National Advisory Council for the non-profit Law School Transparency. In his spare time, he is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration as a Leadership Scholar at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. LawTerrorists common criminals or war criminals?; our common humanity; defending detainees and the Constitution at Guantanamo; international justice from Nuremberg to the present; the true meaning of patriotism; thoughts on leadership, ethics, and heroism; introduction to the military justice system; the problem of child soldiers.
Peter FrumkinPeter Frumkin Frumkin.jpgDocumentary director, producer, and writer​​Peter Frumkin has been a director, writer, and producer of documentaries and non-fiction media for over 30 years. His works have been broadcast on PBS, the BBC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and Courtroom Television. His documentary subjects have included history, culture, science and engineering, health care policy, environmental policy, and medical ethics. His recent work includes AboutFace, a website about and for American military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder; <em>Tobacco Roads</em>, an investigation into tobacco smuggling in the Balkans; and <em>Caring for Your Parents</em>, which follows five Rhode Island families as they face the challenges of caring for ailing elderly parents. Frumkin’s accomplishments include the award winning film, <em>Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home</em> for the PBS <em>American Masters</em> series; and his nomination for a national Emmy for his producing work on <em>Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America</em>. Frumkin is also an accomplished proposal writer as well as an educator, who has led workshops on video-journalism in developing democracies and teaching university classes. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and is president of Peter Frumkin Productions, LLC in Boston, Massachusetts.Writing;Media/JournalismHow documentary filmmaking has changed as technology and the world have gotten smaller; the challenges of training journalists and developing a functioning press in emerging democracies; is it still possible to have a viable career as a documentary filmmaker?; developing a documentary project form and financing.
Emily Jane GoodmanEmily Jane Goodman Jane Goodman.jpgJustice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York​​Before becoming a State Supreme Court Justice, Emily Goodman served in civil, criminal, and family courts. She has taught at the New York University Law School and the Center for Urban Legal Education at City College. Holding an M.J.A. from Columbia University in addition to her law degree, she writes on such subjects as mediation, custody, divorce, housing discrimination, and battered women. She has authored and co-authored several books, including <em>Women, Money, and Power</em>; <em>A Woman’s Guide to Marriage and Divorce in New York</em>; and <em>The Tenant Survival Book</em>. Her articles have appeared in <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>New York Law Journal</em>, <em>Ms.</em> magazine, <em>The Village Voice</em>, and <em>The National Law Journal</em>.​Diversity and Gender;Law;Politics and GovernmentLaw; politics women's issues; journalism
Barbara GottschalkBarbara Gottschalk, B 2018.jpgCo-founder, Former Executive Vice President, Board Member, Seeds of PeaceBobbie Gottschalk is the co-founder, former executive vice president, and board member of Seeds of Peace. Seeds of Peace is an American independent, leadership training organization that brings together young people and educators from Israel, Palestine, India, Pakistan, the United States and other troubled areas for experience in living together peacefully. The organization has a summer camp in Maine and offices in New York and Jerusalem. More than 7,000 participants have graduated from the camp in Maine and then returned to their regions for regular meetings and coexistence programs. Gottschalk has been serving as the official chronicler and photographer of the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine since 2004. She also has created programs designed to include people with mental and physical disabilities within the normal community, including group homes for disabled adults and a mental health clinic fully accessible to deaf people.Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;International Affairs;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government Community-building on a worldwide scale; learning to care about just about everyone; social work methods put to work creatively; Seeds of Peace—how it works; using interpersonal relationships internationally; stages of development for non-governmental organizations.
Marcia GrantMarcia Grant, M.jpgInternational Higher Education ExpertMarcia A. Grant is an international higher education expert, diplomat, and advocate for minority and women’s rights in education and the workplace. This year was the twentieth anniversary of Effat University, a higher education institution for women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that she founded in 1999 under the direction of HRH Princess Lolowah al-Faisal, a member of the Saudi Royal Family. Grant has led universities as chief academic officer in Pakistan, Ghana and France, and is particularly connected to Effat and Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana. She started her career teaching African and international politics, shifted to the foreign service of United States Information Agency where was was director of the Fulbright Program in Mexico and a cultural attache in Paris. For four years she led the Edward S. Mason program for Third World government officials at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and then worked with the Institute of International Education in New York. Grant credits her liberal arts education for her ability to continually reinvent her career. Her later work was informed by the obstacles she faced as a woman trying to enter the Foreign Service and as a working professional and single parent. In 2007 she received an honorary doctorate of law from Swarthmore College in recognition of her work in higher education. Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentWomen and Islam; creating liberal arts programs for women outside America and expanding their opportunities; the importance and possibilities of international academic exchanges; American foreign policy towards Latin America; why the U.S. and Europe differ in international politics; international careers.
Linda GreenlawLinda Greenlaw Greenlaw.jpgCommercial fisher; author​Linda Greenlaw is a lifelong commercial fisherman and America’s only female swordfishing captain. She is the author of three <em>New York Times</em> bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman: <em>The Hungry Ocean</em> (1999), <em>The Lobster Chronicles</em> (2002) and <em>All Fishermen Are Liars</em> (2004). Additionally, Greenlaw has written two mysteries: <em>Slipknot</em> (2007) and <em>Fisherman’s Bend</em> (2008). <em>Seaworthy: A Swordfish Boat Captain Returns to The Sea</em> (2010) is a chronicle of her return to swordfishing after ten years as a lobsterman and marks her return to non-fiction. Her latest published work is <em>Lifesaving Lessons: Notes From An Accidental Mother</em> (2013); a nonfiction account of Greenlaw’s becoming the legal guardian of a troubled teen. Greenlaw is the winner of the U.S. Maritime literature award in 2003 and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. She has appeared on <em>Good Morning America</em>, <em>Today</em>, CBS <em>Sunday Morning</em>, <em>The Martha Stewart Show</em>, and National Public Radio. Greenlaw first came to the public’s attention in Sebastian Junger’s book <em>The Perfect Storm</em>, where Junger called her “one of the best captains, period, on the entire east coast.” She was featured on the hit Discovery Channel series <em>Swords: Life on the Line</em>. Swords premiered in August 2009 and ran for three consecutive seasons. In 2011, Greenlaw worked as a consultant for the Kenyan Government and a Dubai based company establishing baseline fisheries resource statistics off the coast of Kenya and Somalia. She operates a custom boat shop, works on a mystery series, fishes for lobster and halibut, and serves as honorary chair of The Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Champaign for the Gulf of Maine. Greenlaw is a member of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute’s advisory board.Diversity and Gender;Environment;International Affairs;Politics and Government;Writing
David N. GreenleeDavid N. Greenlee N. Greenlee.jpgRetired U.S. AmbassadorDavid Greenlee served as chief of mission in Bolivia (2003-2006) and Paraguay (2000-2003) and, also with ambassador rank, as chair and U.S. delegate to the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group (1996-1997), a successful five-nation effort to mitigate civilian casualties in cross-border fighting between Hezbollah and Israel. His other positions include deputy chief of mission in Bolivia, Chile, and Spain, and special Haiti coordinator and political advisor to the U.S. Army chief of staff. Ambassador Greenlee is a graduate of Yale University and the National War College. He has also been a Peace Corps volunteer (Bolivia) and an Army officer with service in Vietnam. Since retiring from the foreign service in 2006, he has been working as an independent consultant and with the State Department on institutional issues related to the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and the reorganization of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).International Affairs;Politics and GovernmentThe politics of poverty in Latin America Bolivia as paradigm; striving for peace monitoring stability in the Arab-Israeli conflict; rethinking national security in the post-9/11 world the role of diplomats in military structures; the education of a career diplomat in an evolving foreign service.
Judith Berry GriffinJudith Berry Griffin Berry Griffin.jpgFounder, Ophelia J. Berry Fund; creator, Pathways to College​​Judith Berry Griffin’s combined experience as an education administrator and leader, consultant, author, and lecturer led her to establish The Ophelia J. Berry Fund in 2003. She is founding president of the Fund’s first program, Pathways to College, which is a national after-school initiative. The program helps high-potential students of color develop the critical thinking skills and habits of mind that make achieving a college education an attainable goal, thereby encouraging school-wide improvement and reform. Since its founding in 1992, the program has served more than 2,100 students. Many of its graduates go on to selective four-year colleges such as Brown University, Smith College, Stanford University, Hampshire College and the University of Chicago. Prior to her current role, Griffin served as national president of A Better Chance from 1983 to 2003. In addition, she served in the U.S. Department of Education. Griffin is the author of several books for children, the most recent of which, <em>Phoebe and the General</em>, was a nominee for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award. She is a recipient of The 2008 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. She was awarded the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in education in 2008 and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Gettysburg College in 2011. Griffin earned BA and MA degrees from the University of Chicago, which in 2001 awarded her its Professional Achievement Citation. She holds an additional graduate degree from Columbia University.Diversity and Gender;Education/YouthEducation in America
Robert GusentineRobert Gusentine, R.jpgRetired U.S. Navy Captain, PainterRetired U.S. Navy Captain Robert Gusentine had a 28-year Navy career that included time leading special operations teams worldwide. Gusentine was selected as one of ten senior military officers to serve on the Chief of Naval Operation’s Strategic Studies Group and, before his retirement in 2014, led a team developing cyber resilience capabilities on the Joint Staff. During his career, he worked closely with military counterparts, senior foreign officials, international agencies, and U.S. Embassy teams in more than 30 countries. Gusentine now provides expertise to government, business, and academia. He teaches strategy and leadership to military officials and diplomats. He has a special interest in global freshwater scarcity. As an emerging artist, Gusentine enjoys painting in oil and watercolor. A selection of his work can be found on his <a href="" target="_blank">website</a>.Business and Finance;Environment;Health;International Affairs;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government;Science and TechnologyNational security and Operation Enduring Freedom; water security understanding a systemic problem through big data analytics; leadership; visualizing, communicating, and leading in an information-driven global world; team-building for problem-solving; organizational design to solve global problems.
Patrick HarbronPatrick Harbron Harbron.jpgPhotographer​​Patrick Harbron began his career photographing the luminaries of rock and roll. His photography of Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Blondie, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, and hundreds of others has been featured as album and DVD covers, in publicity and tour booklets, books, and magazines. Harbronʼs work in editorial and advertising followed, appearing in magazines including <em>LIFE</em>, <em>Rolling Stone</em>, <em>Time</em>, <em>Forbes</em>, <em>People</em>, and <em>New York</em> and for clients like Apple, IBM, American Express, GTE, AT&T, Pepsico, and Nabisco. Working with Bantam, he produced three books of photography. Harbron’s photography for television programs such as House of Cards, Smash, and Boardwalk Empire is commissioned by network clients that include Home Box Office, ABC Television, Sony, NBC, FX and Warner Brothers. Recognition for his work includes numerous awards for photography including The International Photography Awards, Hasselblad Masters, The Art Director’s Club of Canada, and American Photography. Since 2003, Harbron has been an adjunct faculty member at the International Center of Photography. His work has been exhibited in various group collections and solo shows, most recently in “Rock and Roll Icons—Photographs by Patrick Harbron” at The Library of The Performing Arts in the Lincoln Center.Why photography thrives in a visually saturated environment; photographer or content provider how photography is viewed in the digital age and the relationship between photographers and their corporate or consumer clients; creativity and survival building a business while retaining creative growth; an evening of rock and roll 20 years of rock and roll photography from 1976 to the mid-1990’s.
Mark HarrisMark Harris Harris.jpgJournalist; environmentalist; expert in green burial practices​​An award-winning journalist and a former environmental columnist with the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Mark Harris is a recognized authority on the “green burial” movement and the modern funeral industry. Harris’ book, <em>Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial</em> (2007, Scribner), has been called the “manifesto of the [green burial] movement.” It’s the first book to explore the environmental aftermath of modern burial and funerals in North America and to showcase the natural alternatives that are coming to replace them. Since the book's publication, Harris has worked with a local cemetery to establish and maintain Green Meadow, a natural burial ground in eastern Pennsylvania. He also gives presentations on the art and craft of environmental journalism. His current book project follows the construction of one of greenest and senior-friendly homes in the state of Georgia. Harris has been a guest on Terry Gross’ NPR show <em>Fresh Air</em>, CNN, MSNBC and ABC <em>World News</em>. His views on death and dying have been reported on in the <em>New York Times</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, and <em>U.S. News & World Report</em>, among others.Environment;Health;Media/JournalismGreen burials and funerals; death and dying in America; the art and craft of environmental journalism.
Reggie HarrisReggie Harris Harris.jpgSongwriter, Storyteller, Co-chair, Living Legacy ProjectReggie Harris is a songwriter and storyteller steeped in the tradition of African American spirituals, folk, gospel, and the music of civil and human rights. He is recognized as an expert in songs of freedom and justice in the spirit of Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, and Bernice Johnson Reagon. Harris currently serves co-chair of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Living Legacy Project, a group committed to increasing the knowledge of and passing on of relevant lessons of the modern civil right movement in keeping with the present day struggle for human rights. For 8 years he served as music director there. A founding artist in the John F. Kennedy Center’s Changing Education through the Arts program, Harris is a committed teacher and an advocate for lifelong learning. A passionate musician, he writes songs that reveal the deep nature of the human experience and cover topics from civil and human rights, peace and justice, health, the environmental awareness, and personal challenges such as his stirring liver transplant journey of 2008. He is currently performing a show called "Deeper Than the Skin" that takes on the issues of race and class from the platform of a 30-year friendship with another man born at nearly the same time and place, but with a very different experience as a white man. The show uses music, history and conversation as a base of looking at the past and considering possible ways forward in our nation. In 2018, Harris released his first solo album “Ready to Go” after a 40 year career performing as a duo his wife. Harris serves on the board of the Northeast Folk and Dance Alliance and continues to write, tour, and record in a career dedicated to the mission of education, inspiration, and justice.Art;Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Nonprofit Organizations;WritingSing to freedom the music and stories of the underground railroad; arts integration in teaching history; from musicians to activists how touring America changed fame seekers into topical troubadors; the music of civil rights and human rights—human trafficking, labor activism, voting rights, and environmental justice in song; giving and getting the gift of life organ donation in a hopeful society.
Peter HartPeter Hart Hart.jpgPolitical pollster​Peter Hart has directed Peter D. Hart Research Associates since 1971. The company has conducted more than 5,000 public opinion surveys that have included interviews among more than 2.5 million individuals. Hart Research also has undertaken more than 2,000 focus group sessions. In 1986, Mr. Hart turned over most of this work to others in the firm in order to focus on public policy, cultural and social issues, and strategic consulting work for corporations. His corporate clients have included Time Warner, American Airlines, DaimlerChrysler, Kodak, Microsoft, and AT&T. Internationally, he has conducted studies in South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Mr. Hart appears frequently on major television programs that discuss public policy issues, including <em>Meet the Press</em>, <em>The Today Show</em>, and <em>The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer</em>. The <em>National Journal</em> named Mr. Hart to its select list of 150 national leaders who shape federal government policy, asserting that he “plays a key role in identifying and shaping national trends and political messages.”​Business and Finance;Politics and GovernmentPolitical polling; the Clinton administration
Michael HingsonMichael Hingson, M.jpgAuthor, Diversity and Inclusion ExpertMichael Hingson’s life changed dramatically on September 11, 2001 when he and his guide dog, Roselle, escaped from the 78th floor of Tower One in the World Trade Center moments before it collapsed. Hingson’s <em>Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero</em>, became a <em>New York Times</em> bestseller. The book gives readers a look at how a guide dog team works and how the bond between dog and man saved lives and brought hope during a dark time in America’s history. After seeing the power of sharing his story, Hingson decided to end his nearly three decade career in computer sales and management and join the California-based Guide Dogs for the Blind team as national public affairs director in 2002. He currently serves as CEO of the Do More Foundation. This foundation helps provide full access and inclusion through technology to all blind and low vision persons. The foundation connects blind students, blind employees, and society at large using technology, most of it developed by Aira Tech Corporation. <span><span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></span></span>Hingson has served as a member of the board for the Colorado Center for the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind in California. He was appointed a national ambassador for the Braille Literacy Campaign of the national Federation of the Blind. He and his dog, Roselle, were awarded the 2011 Hero Dog Award by the American Humane Association. Business and Finance;Diversity and Gender;Nonprofit Organizations;WritingLabrador lessons from a canine hero; living a better life through understanding the power of trust and teamwork; moving from diversity to inclusion; the invaluable power of the human-animal bond.
Jim HoaglandJim Hoagland Hoagland.jpgFormer Associate Editor and Chief Foreign Correspondent, The Washington Post​​Jim Hoagland recently retired as associate editor and chief foreign correspondent for the <em>Washington Post</em> where he had worked since 1964. He wrote a column on international affairs that appeared twice weekly in the <em>Post</em> and was internationally syndicated. He has received two Pulitzer prizes, in 1970 for international reporting, and in 1991 for commentary in recognition of his columns on the events leading up to the Gulf War and political events within the Soviet Union. He also won the Cernobbio-Europa Prize for journalism. He is the author of South Africa: Civilizations in Conflict, which was published in 1972. Before joining the Post, Hoagland served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for the <em>The New York Times International Edition</em> in Paris.International Affairs;Media/Journalism