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Matthew Parris

Parris, Matthew

Former British MP, Writer for writes for the Times of London and the Spectator

Parris was born in South Africa and educated at Cambridge and Yale. Parris was a British MP who worked for Margaret Thatcher in opposition and became a conservative politician. He… more

Ellen Laipson

Laipson, Ellen

President and CEO of the Henry L. Stimson Center

Ellen joined the Henry L. Stimson Center in 2002 after nearly 25 years of government service. She served as vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, at the US Mission… more

Michael Mandelbaum

Mandelbaum, Michael

Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Michael is the author of The Ideas That Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets in the Twenty-first Century (2002), The Case for Goliath: How America Acts as the… more

Richard Pound

Pound, Richard

Chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a Partner in the Canadian Law Firm, Stikeman Elliott

Richard has been named to Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for his relentless efforts to rid sport of performance-enhancing drugs. Pound was an Olympic finalist at… more

Dale Murphy

Murphy, Dale

Former Major League Baseball Outfielder and Catcher

Dale was a seven-time All-Star, five-time Golden Glove winner and two-time National League MVP with the Atlanta Braves. He started the iWon’t Cheat Foundation to help rid sports of drugs,… more

George Michael

Michael, George

Legendary Sportscaster

George pioneered the sports highlight shows that fill the airwaves today. He was the creator and host of the nationally syndicated Sports Machine, originally called Sports Final at its inception… more

Julian Savulescu

Savulescu, Julian

Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford

Julian is director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and of the Program on Ethics and Biosciences in the James Martin 21st Century School. He is also head… more

Norman Fost

Fost, Norman

M.D., M.P.H., a Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, and Director of the Bioethics Program

Fost founded the Bioethics Program at the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He has published widely on ethical and legal issues in health care, and served on numerous federal committees,… more

Radley Balko

Balko, Radley

Senior Editor and Investigative Journalist for Reason magazine

Previously, Balko was a policy analyst for the Cato Institute specializing in civil liberties issues, where he published a paper on alcohol policy and a groundbreaking study on paramilitary police… more

Gayle Smith

Smith, Gayle

Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Director of the International Rights and Responsibilities Program and Energy Opportunity Program

Gayle served as special assistant to the president and senior director for African Affairs at the National Security Council from 1998-2001, and as senior advisor to the administrator and chief… more