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Amy L. Friedman

Friedman, Amy L.

M.D., Director of Transplantation and Professor of Surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University

Friedman was trained at Princeton, SUNY Downstate, and the University of Pennsylvania, she previously served on the faculties of Penn and Yale University. On numerous society boards, she is a… more

Lloyd R. Cohen

Cohen, Lloyd R.

Professor of Law at George Mason University

Lloyd has published scholarship on a variety of applications of economics to law, including a market in transplant organs, marriage and divorce, wrongful death, tender offers, and free riders and… more

Edina Lekovic

Lekovic, Edina

Director of Communications for the Muslim Public Affairs Council

The Muslim Public Affairs Council is a national public policy organization that works to create inroads for Muslim American political and social engagement. Lekovic acts as a spokesperson for the… more

Richard Bulliet

Bulliet, Richard

Professor of History at Columbia University who specializes in the history of Islamic society and institutions and the history of technology

Richard is the author and editor of numerous books, including, The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization, Islam: The View from the Edge and The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century (editor).… more

Reza Aslan

Aslan, Reza

Internationally Acclaimed Writer and Scholar of Religions

Reza is a fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy, Middle East Analyst for CBS News. He is author of the bestselling, No god but God:… more

Paul Marshall

Marshall, Paul

Senior Fellow in the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute from Freedom House

Paul has held many professorships, is author and editor of twenty-five books on religion and politics, and his writings have been translated into Russian, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian,… more

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Gartenstein-Ross, Daveed

Vice President of Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and the Author of My Year Inside Radical Islam

Daveed consults for a number of clients who need to be at the forefront of understanding terrorism, including the Manhattan Institute's Center for Policing Terrorism and law enforcement. Gartenstein-Ross has… more

Darius Rejali

Rejali, Darius

Professor of Political science and chair of the political science department at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon

Darius is internationally recognized as an expert on government torture and interrogation. He is a 2003 Carnegie Scholar and the author of Torture and Democracy (2007). more

John Hutson

Hutson, John

Retired Rear Admiral, Resident and Dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center

Huston served as the Navy's judge advocate general from 1997 to 2000. He currently serves as the president and dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. As… more

Jack Cloonan

Cloonan, Jack

25-year Veteran of the FBI and President of Clayton Consultants

Cloonan is an internationally respected security expert. Since retiring from the FBI, where he received commendations and awards for counterterrorism and investigations, he has served as a counterterrorism consultant and… more