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Michael Doran

Michael Doran

Sr. Fellow, Hudson Institute & Fmr. Sr. Director, National Security Council

Michael Doran is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he specializes in Middle East security issues. He served as senior advisor to the under secretary for public diplomacy… more

Frederick Hess

Frederick Hess

Resident Scholar and Director of Educational Policy Studies, AEI

An educator, political scientist and author, Frederick M. Hess studies K-12 and higher education issues. His books include Cage-Busting Leadership, Education Unbound, and Common Sense School Reform. He is also… more

Carol Burris

Carol Burris

Principal, South Side High School & Blogger, Washington Post’s “Answersheet”

Carol Burris, Ed.D. has been the principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York since 2000. She was named the 2013 NASSP New York High School Principal… more

Michael Petrilli

Michael Petrilli

President, Fordham Institute & Co-Editor, Knowledge at the Core

Mike Petrilli is an award-winning writer and president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, one of the country’s most influential education-policy think tanks. He is the author of The Diverse… more

Carmel Martin

Carmel Martin

Exec. VP, Center for American Progress and Fmr. Assistant Secretary of Education

Carmel Martin is the executive vice president for policy at American Progress. She manages policy across issue areas and is a key member of CAP’s executive team. Before joining American… more

Dr. Daniel Sulmasy

Dr. Daniel Sulmasy

Prof. of Medicine and Ethics, University of Chicago & Member, Presidential Bioethics Commission

Dr. Daniel Sulmasy is the Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School at the University of Chicago, where he serves as Associate Director… more

Baroness Ilora Finlay

Baroness Ilora Finlay

President, British Medical Association & Member, House of Lords

Baroness Ilora Finlay, a leading palliative care physician, is president of the British Medical Association (2014-15), president of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and is a past president of the… more

Nick Hanauer

Andrew Solomon

Author, Far From the Tree & Prof. of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University

Andrew Solomon is a writer, lecturer, and a professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University. Solomon's newest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity (2012),… more

Nick Hanauer

Nick Hanauer

Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist

Nick Hanauer is one of the most successful entrepreneurs, investors, and managers in the Northwest, with over 30 years of experience across a broad range of industries. He has managed,… more

Edward Conard

Edward Conard

Visiting Scholar, AEI & Former Partner, Bain Capital

Edward “Ed” Conard is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of the New York Times bestseller Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the… more