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Patrick Lang

Lang, Patrick

Retired Senior Officer of U.S. Military Intelligence and U.S. Army Special Forces (The Green Berets)

Lang is a retired senior officer of U.S. Military Intelligence and U.S. Army Special Forces (The Green Berets). He served in the Department of Defense both as a serving officer… more

Jeffrey Steingarten

Steingarten, Jeffrey

Food Critic, Vogue Mazazine

Trained to become a food writer at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Harvard Lampoon. For the past eight years he has been the… more

Urvashi Rangan

Rangan, Urvashi

Director of Technical Policy, Consumers Union.

Is the director of Technical Policy for Consumers Union. Rangan joined Consumers Union in 1999 and developed the ratings system, database and website for evaluating environmental labels. more

Steven Clemons

Clemons, Steven

Directs the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation

Clemons directs the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, which aims to promote a new American internationalism that combines a tough-minded realism about America's interests in the world… more

Leo Gerard

Gerard, Leo

International President of the United Steelworkers

Leo is International President of the United Steelworkers, the dominant union in paper, forestry products, steel, aluminum, tire and rubber, glass, chemicals and petroleum. more

Charles Benbrook

Benbrook, Charles

Chief Scientist, The Organic Center

serves as the chief scientist of The Organic Center. He has worked in Washington, D.C. on agricultural policy, science and regulatory issues from 1979 through 1997. Benbrook served as the… more

John R. MacArthur

MacArthur, John R.

President and Publisher of Harper's Magazine

John is president and publisher of Harper's Magazine, the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in America. He has served in this role since 1983. more

John Krebs

Krebs, John

Principal, Jesus College, Oxford

Krebs is the principal of Jesus College, Oxford, and is the former chairman of the Food Standards Agency in the UK. He was appointed to the House of Lords as… more

Blake Hurst

Hurst, Blake

Published Freelance Writer, the Wall Street Journal, Wilson Quarterly, and the American.

And his wife Julie raise corn and soybeans with 7 family members on a farm in northwest Missouri. They've farmed for over 30 years. Hurst is also a freelance writer,… more

Susan Schwab

Schwab, Susan

United States Trade Representative (USTR) from 2006-2009

Schwab served as United States Trade Representative (USTR) from 2006-2009. As USTR, Ambassador Schwab was a member of President George W. Bush's cabinet and served as his principal advisor, negotiator… more