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Philip Zelikow

Philip Zelikow

Professor of History, UVA & Fmr. Counselor, Dept. of State

Philip Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia and former dean of its graduate school. A career foreign service officer, Zelikow has served… more

Michèle Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder and CEO, CNAS & Fmr. Under Secretary of Defense

Michèle Flournoy is the co-founder and CEO of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and a senior adviser at the Boston Consulting Group. Formerly the under secretary of… more

Kenji Yoshino

Kenji Yoshino

Professor, NYU Law & Author, Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial

Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. He taught at Yale Law School from 1998 to 2008, where he served… more

Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson

Founder & President, Freedom to Marry & Author, Why Marriage Matters

Evan Wolfson is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, and author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to… more

Sherif Girgis

Sherif Girgis

Co-Author, What Is Marriage?

Sherif Girgis, co-author of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense (2012), is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton and his JD at Yale Law School. He… more

John Eastman

John Eastman

Chairman, National Organization for Marriage & Professor, Chapman Law

John C. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University School of Law, where he was dean from 2007 to 2010 before stepping down… more

Philip Gordon

Philip Gordon

Sr. Fellow, CFR & Fmr. White House Coordinator, Middle East, N. Africa, Gulf Region

Philip Gordon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. From 2013 to 2015, he was special assistant to the president and White House coordinator… more

Thomas Pickering

Thomas Pickering

Vice Chairman, Hills & Company & Fmr. Under Secretary of State

Thomas Pickering is vice chairman of Hills & Company, an international consulting firm providing advice to U.S. businesses on investment, trade, and risk assessment issues abroad, particularly in emerging market… more

Mark Dubowitz

Mark Dubowitz

Exec. Dir., FDD & Dir., Center on Sanctions & Illicit Finance

Mark Dubowitz is executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a D.C.-based nonpartisan policy institute, where he leads projects on Iran, sanctions, and nonproliferation. He is an expert… more

Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar

Professor of Law, Yale University

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. He received his… more