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2013 Guests - Great Decisions

2013 Guests

DANIEL ALTMAN Daniel Altman is an economist and author of several books, including the international bestseller Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy. He is the founder of Emerging Design Centers.

YUKIA AMANO Yukiya Amano is Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Prior to his appointment, Amano served as the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Ambassador, Director-General for Arms Control and Scientific Affairs.

JAMES APPATHURAI James Appathurai is the former Spokesperson for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He currently serves as the NATO Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia.

LOUISE ARBOUR Louise Arbour is the President and CEO of the International Crisis Group. She is the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

MAUREEN AUNG-THWIN Maureen Aung-Thwin is the director of the Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative at the Open Society Foundations. Born in Burma, she is on the Asia Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch and is a trustee of the Burma Studies Foundation.

DOUG BANDOW Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and the author of a number of books on economics and politics including, Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire. He served as a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan.

MATTHEW BISHOP Matthew Bishop is the U.S. Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist. He is the author of several books including The Road from Ruin.

ALAN S. BLINDER Alan S. Binder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Previously, he served on President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors and as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

MAX BOOT Max Boot is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of several books, the most recent, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present, which is set for release January 2013.

IAN BREMMER Ian Bremmer is the President and Founder of Eurasia Group. He is an author of several books including, national bestseller, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.

THANASSIS CAMBANIS Thanassis Cambanis is a fellow at The Century Foundation. He is a Boston Globe columnist and author of A Privilege to Die.

JOHN CAMPBELL John Campbell is the Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Chairman of the university’s Economics department. He is the author of several books including, The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System.

STEVEN COOK Steven A. Cook is the Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Ruling But Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey.

LORNE W. CRANER Lorne W. Craner is President of the International Republican Institute. Previously, he was Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor for former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

IVO DAALDER Ivo Daalder is the U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Previously, he served as Director for European Affairs on President Clinton’s National Security Council.

ZSOLT DARVAS Zsolt Darvas is a Research Fellow at Bruegel (Brussels European and. Global Economic Laboratory). He is also Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Associate Professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest.

SUZANNE DIMAGGIO Suzanne DiMaggio is the Vice President of Global Policy Programs at Asia Society. Previously, she was Vice President of Policy Programs at the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA).

GOLNAZ ESFANDIARI Golnaz Esfandiari is a Senior Correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. She was previously Chief Editor of RFE’s Persian-language service, Radio Farda.

SECRETARY GENERAL ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN Anders Fogh Rasmussen is Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He is the former Prime Minister of Denmark.

JOSHUA FOUST Joshua Foust is the Asymmetric Operations Fellow at the American Security Project and a correspondent for The Atlantic. He is the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net.

BARNEY FRANK Barney Frank is a Democratic congressman representing the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representative. He is the former Chairman of the Financial Services Committee.

HOWARD FRENCH Howard French is an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalismand author of Disappearing Shanghai. Previously, he was a senior foreign correspondent with The New York Times.

LAURIE GARRETT Laurie Garrett is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. A Pulitzer-prize winning author, her most recent book is I Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks.

KOLINDA GRABAR-KITAROVIC Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is the Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Previously, she served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to United States.

KAREN GREENBERG Karen Greenberg is the Director of The Center on National Security at Fordham University’s School of Law. She is the author of several books including, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days.

FORMER SENATOR CHUCK HAGEL Chuck Hagel is Chairman of the Atlantic Council. He is a former United States Senator from Nebraska and the author of the book, America: Our Next Chapter.

PRESIDENT TOOMAS HENDRIK ILVES Toomas Hendrik Ilves is the the President of the Republic of Estonia. He previously served as the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

SEYED HOSSEIN MOUSAVIAN is a Research Scholar at the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University. Previously, he served as Iran’s Ambassador to Germany and head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s National Security Council.

GOVERNOR JON HUNTSMAN Jon Huntsman the former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore. He was previously the former governor of Utah.

DAVID IGNATIUS David Ignatius is an associate editor and columnist for The Washington Post. He is the author of several books, most famously Body of Lies, which was adapted to film by director Ridley Scott.

GENERAL (RET.) JAMES JONES Gen. James Jones is the former United States National Security Advisor and a retired United States Marine Corps General. Previously, he served as Commander, United States European Command (COMUSEUCOM) and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR).

ROBERT KAGAN Robert Kagan is a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in Foreign Policy at Brookings. He is a co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). His most recent book is The World America Made.

SARWAR KASMERI Sarwar Kashmeri is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program and a fellow with the Foreign Policy Association. He is the author of NATO 2.0: Reboot or Delete?

FREDERICK KEMPE Frederic Kempe is President and CEO of the Atlantic Council. He is an author of several books including, BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth.

BILL KRISTOL Bill Kristol is the founder and editor of the political magazine The Weekly Standard. He is a co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

CLIFF KUPCHAN Cliff Kupchan serves as Head of the Russia and CIS team and Director of Europe and Eurasia at Eurasia Group. Prior to joining the Eurasia Group, he was vice president and senior fellow at the Nixon Center.

FORMER SENATOR RICHARD LUGAR Richard Lugar is a former Republican senator representing Indiana in the United States Senate. He is a former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-author of the Nunn-Lugar law, which helped to secure nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union states.

COLUM LYNCH Colum Lynch is a staff writer for the Washington Post, where he covers the United Nations. He writes Foreign Policy Magazine’s Turtle Bay blog, the 2011 National Magazine Award winner for best news reporting in digital media.

KISHORE MAHBUBANI He is currently Professor in the Practice of Public Policy and Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Previously, he served as Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

IRSHAD MANJI Irshad Manji is director of the Moral Courage Project at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. She is the author of several books including, Allah, Liberty and Love.

WILL MCCANTS Will McCants is a former senior advisor on violent extremism to the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University.

AMBASSADOR DEREK MITCHELL Derek Mitchell is the United States Ambassador to Burma. Prior to his appointment, Mitchell served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs for the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense.

DAMBISA MOYO Dambisa Moyo is an international economist and author. Her most recent book is Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World.

GENERAL (RET.) RICHARD MYERS Richard Bowman Myers is a retired four-star general in the United States Air Force and served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Previously, he served as Commander in Chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command.

VIJAY NAMBIAR Vijay Nambiaris the acting Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict of the United Nations Secretary-General. Previously, Nambiaris served as Chief of Staff to the Secretary General of the United Nations.

TRITA PARSI Trita Parsi is the founder and current president of the National Iranian American Council. He is the author of Treacherous Alliance and A Single Roll of the Dice.

REPRESENTATIVE RON PAUL Ron Paul is the former U.S. Representative for Texas’s 14th congressional district. Previously, he served on the House Banking Committee.

DANIELLE PLETKA Danielle Pletka is the vice-president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). She  is the co-editor of Dissent and Reform in the Arab World: Empowering Democrats.

TOM RIDGE Tom Ridge is the former Secretary of Homeland Security, the first to serve in that capacity. Previously, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the 43rd governor of Pennsylvania.

JOEL H. ROSENTHAL Joel H. Rosenthal is the President of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is also an adjunct professor at the New York University and chairman of the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) program.

NOURIEL ROUBINI Nouriel Roubini is a noted economist credited with accurately predicting the 2008 global financial crisis. A professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, he is the author of several books including, Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance.

DONALD RUMSFELD Donald Rumsfeld served as the United States Secretary of Defense to Presidents Gerald R. Ford and George W. Bush. Prior to his appointments in those administrations, he served three terms in the House of Representatives then as an assistant to President Richard Nixon.

BRUCE RUTHERFORD Bruce Rutherford is assistant professor of Political Science at Colgate University. He is the author of Egypt After Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World.

JEANNE SHAHEEN Jeanne Shaheen is the senior United States Senator from New Hampshire, the first woman United States history to be elected as both a Governor and U.S. Senator. She is the former Director of the Harvard Institute of Politics.

JAMIE SHEA Jamie Patrick Shea is Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges at the North Atlantic Threaty Organization (NATO). He served as NATO Spokesperson during the Kosovo War.

DAVID SHINN David Shinn is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He previously served as United States Ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.

ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. She previously served as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State.

ADMIRAL JAMES STAVRIDIS Admiral James Stavridis is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe (SACEUR). He previously served as Commander of the United States Department of the Navy Southern Command.

DAVID STEINBERG David Steinberg is a Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University. Previously he was a Director for Philippines, Thailand, and Burma Affairs during his time of service to the United States Agency for International Development. He is the author of several books including, Modern China-Myanmar Relations: Dilemmas of Mutual Dependence.

MATINA STEVIS Matina Stevis is a journalist reporting on the European Union for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. She is the 2010 winner of the the Economist’s Marjorie Deane financial journalism award.

AMBASSADOR MOHAMED TAWFIK H.E. Ambassador Mohamed Tawfik is the Egyptian is Ambassador to the United States of America. Previously, he served as Egypt’s Ambassador to Lebannon.

JONATHAN TEPPERMAN Jonathan Tepperman is the Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs. He is the former deputy editor of Newsweek International and director at EurasiaGroup.

GREG THIELMANN Greg Thielmann is a senior fellow of the Arms Control Association. He is a former director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs Office at the State Department’s Intelligence Bureau.

ERIC TRAGER Eric Trager is the Next Generation Fellow at The Washington Institute and a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he lived in Egypt as an Islamic Civilizations Fulbright fellow.

MICHAEL WAHID HANNA Michael Wahid Hanna is a fellow at The Century Foundation. Prior to joining The Century Foundation, Hanna was a senior fellow at the International Human Rights Law Institute.

ROSA WHITAKER Rosa Whitaker is the CEO and President of the Whitaker Group, a Washington, D.C.-based consultancy specializing in trade and investment in Africa. She previously served as the first Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa in the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

DAMON WILSON Damon Wilson is an American foreign policy advisor and the current executive vice president at the Atlantic Council. Previously, he served as served as Senior Director for European Affairs at the United States National Security Council.

KENNETH WOLLACK Kenneth Wollack is the President of the National Democratic Institute. Previously, he was co-editor the Middle East Policy Survey.

ROBIN WRIGHT Robin Wright is a United States Institute for Peace Senior Fellow-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar. A journalist, she is the author of several books including, Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World.

PARK YOON JUNG Park Yoon Jung is a visiting scholar-in-residence at Howard University. Previously, she was senior researcher at the Centre for Sociological Studies at the University of Johannesburg, coordinating the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China (CA/AC) International Research Working Group. She is the author of A Matter of Honour: Being Chinese in South Africa.

MARK ZANDI Mark Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics and co-founder of Moody’s Economy.com. He is the author of Financial Shock: A 360º Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion, and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis.

MICAH ZENKO Micah Zenko is the Douglas Dillon Fellow in the Center for Preventive Action (CPA) at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Between Threats and War: U.S. Discrete Military Operations in the Post-Cold War World.

FRANCES ZWENIG Frances Zwenig is the Counselor at the United States Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Council. She is the founder the Burma-Myanmar Forum, a project of the International Center.