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Robert Legvold

Legvold, Robert

Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Political Science at Columbia University

Robert specializes in the international relations of the post-Soviet states. He was director of The Harriman Institute at Columbia (1986-92), taught political science at Tufts, and served as senior fellow… more

Nina Khrushcheva

Khrushcheva, Nina

Senior Fellow of the World Policy Institute and Professor of International Affairs at The New School

Nina is the granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. She is an editor at Project Syndicate and has written numerous articles for the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall… more

J. Michael Waller

Waller, J. Michael

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair in International Communication at the Institute for World Politics

Waller is the vice president for Information Operations at the Center for Security Policy and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies. Waller was a founding editor of… more

Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens

Deputy Editor, Editorial Page, The Wall Street Journal

Bret Stephens writes “Global View,” the foreign-affairs column for The Wall Street Journal, for which he won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He is the paper’s deputy editorial page… more

Claudia Rosett

Rosett, Claudia

Staff Journalist-in-Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Among other positions at the Wall Street Journal, Rosett served as a member of the editorial board (1997-2002) and reporter and bureau chief in the Moscow bureau (1993-96). She writes… more

Karen K. Narasaki

Narasaki, Karen K.

President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center

The Asian American Justice Center is a non-profit civil rights organization whose mission is to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans. An outspoken advocate for comprehensive… more

Enrique Morones

Morones, Enrique

Founder of Border Angels in 1986

Border Angels is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to saving migrant lives by placing place water, blankets and food in the desert around the border areas. Among other accomplishments, Morones… more

Daniel T. Griswold

Griswold, Daniel T.

Director of the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies

Griswold's 2002 paper "Willing Workers: Fixing the Problem of Illegal Mexican Migration to the United States" was used in the Flake-Kolbe-McCain immigration bill in 2003, which President Bush drew upon… more

Heather Mac Donald

Mac Donald, Heather

John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal

A non-practicing lawyer, Mac Donald has clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She was recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize for Outstanding… more

Mark Krikorian

Krikorian, Mark

Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies

The Center for Immigration Studies is a think tank that promotes stricter immigration standards and enforcement. Krikorian is a regular contributor to the National Review as well as a regular… more