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Sherif Girgis

Sherif Girgis

Co-Author, What Is Marriage?

Sherif Girgis, co-author of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense (2012), is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton and his JD at Yale Law School. He… more

John Eastman

John Eastman

Chairman, National Organization for Marriage & Professor, Chapman Law

John C. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University School of Law, where he was dean from 2007 to 2010 before stepping down… more

Philip Gordon

Philip Gordon

Sr. Fellow, CFR & Fmr. White House Coordinator, Middle East, N. Africa, Gulf Region

Philip Gordon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. From 2013 to 2015, he was special assistant to the president and White House coordinator… more

Thomas Pickering

Thomas Pickering

Vice Chairman, Hills & Company & Fmr. Under Secretary of State

Thomas Pickering is vice chairman of Hills & Company, an international consulting firm providing advice to U.S. businesses on investment, trade, and risk assessment issues abroad, particularly in emerging market… more

Mark Dubowitz

Mark Dubowitz

Exec. Dir., FDD & Dir., Center on Sanctions & Illicit Finance

Mark Dubowitz is executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a D.C.-based nonpartisan policy institute, where he leads projects on Iran, sanctions, and nonproliferation. He is an expert… more

Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar

Professor of Law, Yale University

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. He received his… more

Angus Johnston

Angus Johnston

Historian of Student Activism

Angus Johnston is a historian of American student activism, and of student life and culture more broadly. An advocate of student organizing, he is the founder of the website StudentActivism.net.… more

Jeremy Mayer

Jeremy Mayer

Assoc. Prof., George Mason & Co-Author, Closed Minds?

Jeremy Mayer is an associate professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University. Most recently, he is the co-author of Closed Minds? Politics and… more

Kirsten Powers

Kirsten Powers

Columnist, USA Today & Contributor, FOX News

Kirsten Powers is a columnist for USA Today and Daily Beast, where she writes about politics, human rights, and faith, and the author of the forthcoming release, The Silencing: How… more

Greg Lukianoff

Greg Lukianoff

President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate (2012) and Freedom from… more