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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

Douglas Irwin

Irwin, Douglas

Robert E. Maxwell Professor of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College

Douglas is the Robert E. Maxwell Professor of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College. more

Dennis Avery

Avery, Dennis

Director, Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Food Issues.

Is director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Food Issues. From 1980-1988, he served as an agricultural analyst for the U.S. Department of State, where he was responsible for… more

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Lévy, Bernard-Henri

French philosopher and journalist

Bernard-Henri Lévy is a French philosopher and one of the most esteemed and bestselling writers in Europe. Lévy is the author of over 30 books, including works of philosophy, fiction,… more

Jagdish Bhagwati

Bhagwati, Jagdish

University Professor of Economics and Law, at Columbia University and Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations

Bhagwati is a University Professor of Economics and Law, at Columbia University and senior fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. more

Wesley Clark

Clark, Wesley

Four-Star General as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.

Served thirty-four years in the United States Army and rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. After his retirement in 2000, he became an… more

Kenneth Pollack

Pollack, Kenneth

Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution

Pollack is an expert on Middle Eastern political-military affairs, with emphasis on Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other areas in the Persian Gulf.He is the author of A Path Out… more

Dan Senor

Senor, Dan

Founding Partner, Rosemont Capital

An expert on Iraq, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and Middle East and Persian Gulf geopolitics, security, and economics, is adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations… more

R. Nicholas Burns

R. Nicholas Burns

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs & Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Nicholas Burns, a career foreign service officer, is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is Faculty Chair of the… more