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Itamar Rabinovich

Rabinovich, Itamar

Israel's Former Ambassador to the United States

is Israel's former ambassador to the United States and former chief negotiator with Syria in the mid 1990s. He is the incumbent of the Ettinger Chair of Contemporary Middle Eastern… more

Stuart Eizenstat

Eizenstat, Stuart

Chief White House Domestic Policy Adviser

Has held a number of key senior positions in three US administrations, including chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter; U.S. ambassador to the European Union, under… more

Rashad Khalidi

Khalidi, Rashad

Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Columbia University

Is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. He was president of the Middle East Studies Association, and was an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the… more

Roger Cohen

Cohen, Roger

Columnist, New York Times

Joined the New York Times in 1990. He was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting foreign editor on September 11, 2001, and foreign editor six… more

Larry Sand

Sand, Larry

Elementary Teacher, Webster Middle School

Began his teaching career in New York in 1971. Since 1984, he has taught elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, including English, math, history and ESL at… more

Steve Coll

Coll, Steve

President and CEO of New America Foundation

Coll is president and CEO of New America Foundation, and a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine. Previously he spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent and senior editor… more

Rod Paige

Paige, Rod

Former U.S. Secretary of Education

is a life-long educator and former U.S. Secretary of Education (2001-2005). As secretary, Paige was an unstinting advocate of student achievement, employing “best of breed” solutions to achieve results. more

John Nagl

Nagl, John

President of the Center for a New American Security

Nagl is president of the Center for a New American Security and a visiting professor in the War Studies Department at Kings College of London. Nagl retired from the US… more

Terry Moe

Moe, Terry

William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Is the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a member of Hoover's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. more

Randi Weingarten

Weingarten, Randi

President, American Federation of Teachers

is president of the 1.4-million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. She was elected in July 2008, following 11 years of service as an AFT vice president. more