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Graham Allison

Graham Allison

Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy and Plans

Graham Allison is Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he served as the founding… more

Sir Nigel Sheinwald

Sir Nigel Sheinwald

Former British Ambassador to the U.S.

Sir Nigel Sheinwald was British Ambassador to the United States for five years (2007-2012). Previously, he served as Foreign Policy and Defence Adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair and Head… more

Thomas Donnelly

Thomas Donnelly

Co-Director, Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, AEI

Thomas Donnelly, a defense and security policy analyst, is the co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at AEI. He is the coauthor with Frederick W. Kagan of… more

Andrew Krepinevich

Andrew Krepinevich

President, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. is president of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He assumed this position in 1993, following a 21-year career in the U.S. Army. Krepinevich has… more

Benjamin Friedman

Benjamin Friedman

Research Fellow, Cato Institute

Benjamin H. Friedman is a research fellow in defense and homeland security studies. His areas of expertise include counter-terrorism, homeland security and defense politics. He is the author of dozens… more

Kori Schake

Kori Schake

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Kori Schake is a fellow at the Hoover Institution, where she is writing a book about the American experience as a rising power from 1840-1921.  She has worked in the… more

Dr. David Challoner

Dr. David Challoner

VP for Health Affairs Emeritus, University of Florida

David R. Challoner, M.D. is vice president emeritus for Health Affairs of the University of Florida.  Dr. Challoner has held leadership and health policy positions in many national organizations including… more

Dr. Jerry Avorn

Dr. Jerry Avorn

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Jerry Avorn, M.D., is a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's… more

Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Practicing Physician & Former Deputy Commissioner, FDA

Scott Gottlieb, M.D., is a practicing physician and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. From 2005 to 2007, he served as the FDA deputy commissioner for medical and… more

Karen Kornbluh

Karen Kornbluh

Former US Ambassador, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Karen Kornbluh recently stepped down as US Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development where she negotiated international Internet policymaking principles, launched a new OECD gender initiative, and… more