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Robert Ford

Robert Ford

Sr. Fellow, Middle East Inst. & Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Syria

Robert S. Ford is currently a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, where he writes about developments in the Levant and North Africa. From 2011 to 2014, he served… more

David Miliband

David Miliband

President & CEO, International Rescue Committee & Fmr. U.K. Foreign Secretary

David Miliband is president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where he oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 30 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement… more

Jessica Vaughan

Jessica Vaughan

Dir. of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies

Jessica M. Vaughan serves as Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a DC-based research institute that examines the impact of immigration on American society and… more

Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean, distinguished professor of law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint… more

Deborah Archer

Deborah Archer

Director, Racial Justice Project & Professor, New York Law School

Deborah N. Archer, an expert in the areas of civil rights and racial discrimination, is a professor of law at New York Law School, where she also serves as co-director… more

Stuart Taylor, Jr.

Stuart Taylor, Jr.

Nonresident Fellow, Brookings & Co-Author, Mismatch

Stuart Taylor, Jr. is an author, freelance writer, lawyer, and nonresident fellow with the Brookings Institution. Often called one of the nation's leading legal journalists, he frequently writes on the… more

Roger Clegg

Roger Clegg

President & General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity

Roger Clegg is president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity. He focuses on legal issues arising from civil rights laws – including the regulatory impact on business… more

David Hoffman

David Hoffman

Fmr. Federal Prosecutor & Partner, Sidley Austin

David Hoffman is a partner at Sidley Austin and is the co-head of Sidley’s White Collar Group in Chicago, where his practice focuses on complex litigation, internal investigations, and Department… more

Robert Daly

Robert Daly

Director, Kissinger Institute on China & the U.S.

Robert Daly has directed the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center since 2013. He came to the Wilson Center from the University of Maryland.… more

Andrew Huszar

Andrew Huszar

Sr. Fellow, Rutgers Business School

Andrew Huszar is a senior fellow at Rutgers Business School, where his research focuses on the evolving intersection between government and the financial markets. Until June 2012, he was managing… more