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Kent Hughes

Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; former Director of the Program on America and the Global Economy; former Associate Deputy Secretary of Commerce; former President, Council on Competitiveness; senior positions on Capitol Hill, staff attorney for Urban Law Institute; PhD in Economics, Washington University; LL.B., Harvard Law School; BA, Yale


Leonard Burman 

Nationally recognized tax policy and public finance expert; Co-Founder and Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, Maxwell School; previously Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis, US Department of the Treasury; previously Senior Analyst, Congressional Budget Office; PhD, University of Minnesota


Bennett Caplan 

International trade attorney and consultant; currently President of Global Management Trade Services and Head of Secretariat at FIVS, a trade association for the alcohol beverage industry;  MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; JD, Boston College Law School; BA, Columbia College 

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Bejoy Das Gupta 

Chief Economist for Asia, Institute of International Finance; D.Phil. and M.Phil. in Economics, Oxford University; B.Sc. in Economics and Political Science, London School of Economics

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Paul Fekete 

Senior International Trade Advisor, USAID; former Principal of Global Trade Associates; former Vice President with The Services Group; former Chief of Mission, Integrated Framework Initiative, World Bank, Malawi; former Senior Vice President, Samuels International; MA, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; BA in History, Bates College 


Constance Freeman 

Most recently, Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, International Research and Development Centre (IDRC) in Nairobi; former Director, African Studies Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); multiple positions, US State Department and Peace Corps; PhD and MA, Economic Development, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver; BA in International Relations, American University

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Shannon N. Green

Director and senior fellow of the Human Rights Initiative at CSIS. Former senior director for global engagement on the National Security Council staff.  Also involved in the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.  Prior to that she worked at the Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Prior to joining the government, she worked at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the Environmental Change and Security Project. Ms. Green received her B.A. in political science and history from the University of Georgia and her M.A. in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.


Margaret Hermann

Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs; Director of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University; PhD and MA in Psychology, Northwestern University; BA, DePauw University


Randall Griffin

Captain Griffin is a nearly thirty-year veteran of public safety from the local career fire service, to federal service and academia; US Department of Homeland Security; MPA, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University; BA in Political Science,Oswego State University; AA in fire protection, Corning Community College


Touqir Hussain 

Adjunct Professor School of Foreign Service Georgetown University; Retired career senior Pakistani diplomat, Ambassador to Japan, Brazil, and Spain; Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister; MA in English Literature, Punjab University, Lahore


James Keagle 

Distinguished Research Fellow, Director of the Transforming National Security seminar series at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, National Defense University; PhD and MA in Politics, Princeton University; MA in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh; BA, US Air Force Academy

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Melinda Kimble 

Senior Vice President, UN Foundation, retired career senior foreign service officer (minister-counselor); MA in Economics, University of Denver; MPA, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


Michael O'Hanlon 

Senior Fellow and Co-Director with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Director of Research for the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution:  PhD in Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; MS and BS, Princeton University


Michael Schneider 

Director, DC Public Diplomacy Program, former Director, Maxwell-in-Washington, retired senior career USIA officer; former Deputy Associate Director, Policy and Programs; PhD in International Relations, American University; BA, University of Rochester


Ryan Williams 

Assistant Dean for Washington Programs, Maxwell School; former Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Maxwell International Relations Program; former Senior Associate, KPMG Corporate Finance, Berlin; PhD and MA in Political Science, Maxwell School; MBA, HEC School of Management, Paris; MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; BA, Nazareth College of Rochester