The Global Eye – Friends (3)

  1. Zaal Anjaparidze  received his Master’s Degree in Public-Political Communication at the Institute of Mass Media & Public Communications  (Georgia, Tbilisi)Zaal has been working for the International Center on Conflict and Negotiation (www.iccn.ge) as coordinator of the Caucasian dialogue program of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflicts (www.gppac.net) aiming at the engagement of civil society in the conflict prevention and confidence-building activities in Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. In 2017-2018, Zaal was a project manager in the well-known Czech NGO People in Need and managed the EU-funded project for promoting tools and values of free trade with the EU to the regions of Georgia within the DCFTA and Association Agreement between Georgia and the EU. For eleven years Mr. Anjaparidze was a senior program manager for the development of civil society at Europe Foundation (www.epfound.ge), formerly operating as Eurasia Foundation. From 1999 to 2005, Zaal Anjaparidze worked for the various USAID projects directed at the development and strengthening of local democracy, good governance, and sustainability of the microfinance sector. During 1998-2000, Zaal was editor-in-chief of the English-language editions in Georgia “Resonance” and “Georgia Today.”. Simultaneously, Zaal provided pieces of training and workshops on human security, facilitation, advocacy and adaptive leadership. Beginning 1997 to date Zaal Anjaparidze has been a contributor to the various national and international analytical editions, including  Jamestown Foundation /Eurasia Daily Monitor/, Transitions, EurActive, The Moscow Times, International Herald Tribune, Journal of Conflict Transformation/Caucasus Edition/ and others.
  2. Kylie Bielby has more than 20 years’ experience in reporting and editing a wide range of security topics, covering geopolitical and policy analysis to international and country-specific trends and events. Before joining GTSC’s Homeland Security Today staff, she was an editor and contributor for Jane’s, and a columnist and managing editor for security and counter-terror publications.
  3. Cengiz Çandar. Currently “Distinguished Visiting Scholar” at the Stockholm University Institute of Turkish Studies (SUITS) and Senior Associate Fellow at the Swedish Institute for International Affairs (UI). A leading Turkish expert on the Middle East, Turkish foreign policy, Kurdish Question, Turkish-American relations, served as a Special Advisor to President Turgut Özal on foreign policy issues (1991-1993), established the first relationship between Turkish Presidency and the Iraqi Kurdish leadership (Jalal Talabani who later served as the first President of post-Saddam Iraq). Public Policy Scholar- Wilson Center (1999), Senior Fellow, US Institute of Peace (1999-2000) Lecturer on the Modern Middle East History in several Istanbul universities (1997-2010), veteran journalist since 1976, Columnist of online media site Al Monitor. Author of several books in Turkish and English, His bestseller (2012) Mezopotamya Ekspresi – Bir Tarih Yolculuğu (Mesopotamian Express – A Journey in History) is published in Arabic and Kurdish.  Author of Turkey’s Mission Impossible, War and Peace with the Kurds (Lexington, June 2020).
  4. Pari Esfandiari is the co-founder and President at the  Global TechnoPolitics Forum and serves as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. She is a serial entrepreneur, internet pioneer, and sustainable development executive. Her extensive international background includes leadership, advisory, and investment positions with organizations and corporations in China, Europe, the MiddleEast, and the United States. She has worked across diverse industries ranging from FinTech and e-commerce to sustainability and smart cities. Her social enterprise was showcased by UNESCO and supported by the Google Foundation. She has a doctorate from Oxford Brookes University in the sustainability business and is an avid environmentalist.
  5. Joe Ferullo is an award-winning media executive, producer and journalist, with experience creating both linear and digital content. He’s worked in the development and production of news and non-fiction material for NBC, CBS and others. Joe is a former Executive Vice President of Programming at CBS, where he oversaw shows such as Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight and Rachael Ray. Prior to CBS, Joe was at NBC, as a senior-level producer for the newsmagazine Dateline NBC. He is currently a contributing columnist for Washington D.C.-based news outlet The Hill, writing about the intersection of media and politics. He consults with production companies on non-fiction program development. At CBS, Joe lead his division’s expansion and transformation into the digital realm. He helped create a streaming channel focused on entertainment news, and increased viewership of web content tied to CBS programs. He also struck content deals with companies like Microsoft, adding new audiences to existing shows.
    At NBC News, Joe created a successful on-demand business for documentaries. He was on the management group that oversaw NBC’s merger with Universal. As a Dateline producer, he received an Emmy award as part of the team that covered the events of 9/11; an Emmy nomination for his story on Vietnamese war orphans; and an Education Writers’ Award with Maria Shriver for their look at inner city schools. He won a Writers’ Guild Award for a breaking news report on conflict in the Middle East.
    He was also a narrator for NBC specials and for documentary programs on MSNBC. Joe began his career in print journalism: he was a staff writer at Rolling Stone magazine and a reporter for Hearst newspapers. He’s written for the New York Times op-ed page and the Village Voice, among other publications.
    As a screenwriter, Joe has written for Universal, USA Network, and Michael Douglas’ Stonebridge production company. His script “Gridlock” became an NBC movie produced by the team behind “The Hunt for Red October” and “Clear and Present Danger.”. Joe is a member of the Television Academy. He was on the dean’s advisory board at Hofstra University’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication. Joe served on the governing board of MEND, an advocacy group for low-income families in the San Fernando Valley. He is a regular guest lecturer at Syracuse University’s L.A.-based program. Joe is a graduate of Columbia University; he was editor-in-chief of the university’s independent daily newspaper. Joe was born and raised in The Bronx, where his family ran a small Italian bakery.
  6. Adam Garfinkle is a non-resident Distinguished Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and a monthly columnist at both The Straits Times (Singapore) and the Al-Mesbar Center (UAE). Aside from being Founding Editor of The American Interest, he has served as Editor of The National Interest, as Principal Speechwriter to the U.S. Secretary of State while attached to the Policy Planning Staff of the State Department, was chief writer of the Hart-Rudman Commission reports (SES status), and has taught at several institutions of higher education including SAIS/Johns Hopkins. His Ph.D. in International Relations is from the University of Pennsylvania (1978). Among his substantive areas of expertise are U.S. foreign and national security policy, the cultural dimension of U.S. foreign policy, Middle Eastern studies, arms control and strategic weapons analysis. His books include Telltale Hearts: The Origin and Impact of the Vietnam Antiwar Movement (1995; paperback 1997), which was named a “notable book of the year” by the New York Times Books Review. He is also the author of The Devil and Uncle Sam: A User’s Guide to the Friendly Tyrants Dilemma(1992); Jewcentricity: Why Jews Are Praised, Blamed, and Used to Explain Just About Everything(2009); Politics and Society in Modern Israel: Myths and Realities (2nd edition 2000); War, Water, and Negotiation in the Middle East: The Case of the Palestine-Syria Border, 1916-23 (1994); Israel and Jordan in the Shadow of War (1992); and Western Europe’s Middle East Diplomacy and the United States(1983). He is the recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Superior Service Award. He has also received grants and awards from the German Marshall Fund, the American Academy in Berlin, and other organizations.
  7. Jerry Haar is a professor and Executive Director of the Office of Executive & Professional Education, and former associate dean and director of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Business, Florida International University. He is also a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, non-resident senior research fellow at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and a non-resident research affiliate at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies. He has held visiting appointments at Wharton, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, and the American Enterprise Institute and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil.

    Dr. Haar served as Director of Washington Programs for the Council of the Americas, a New York-based business association of the leading multinational firms with business in Latin America and the Caribbean and has held several senior staff positions in policy and management with the federal government and served as Special Assistant to two cabinet secretaries. He received his B.A. cum laude from American University, master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University, and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Haar is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Executive Program in Management and Health Finance. He has consulted for many companies from multinational enterprises to small family firms and has appeared in media such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times (London), The Journal of Commerce, Bloomberg Business Week, Newsweek, CNN, the BBC, Fox Cable News, NBC, and CBS. A board member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian-American Chamber, Miami Finance Forum, and the Miami Symphony Orchestra, he is the author of 15 books, including Winning Strategies for the New Latin Markets, Can Latin America Compete?, Small Firms, Global Markets: Competitive Challenges in the New Economy, The Future of Entrepreneurship in Latin America, Innovation in Emerging Markets and Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability

  8. Imad K. Harb is the Director of Research and Analysis at Arab Center Washington DC. He is the Founder and Director of Quest for Middle East Analysis, a research and consulting firm. Previously, he worked as Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University. He also served as Senior Analyst at the Abu Dhabi, UAE-based Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research and taught political science and international relations at the University of Utah and San Francisco State University. In addition, he worked as Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace. Harb writes and publishes on a number of topics including civil-military relations, regional politics, and US policy in the Middle East/North Africa and the Arabian Gulf, and is co-author, with John Bruni, of Domestic and Regional Challenges to US-Iran Relations (Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2015). He is the co-editor, with Zeina Azzam, of The Arab World Beyond Conflict (ACW, 2019). Harb earned a PhD in political science from the University of Utah.
  9. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in Psychology at Temple University and is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  Director of Temple University’s Infant Language Laboratory, Kathy is the recipient of the Simms/Mann Whole Child Award, the AERA Outstanding Public Communication for Education Research Award, American Psychological Association’s Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society, the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, the American Psychological Society’s James McKeen Cattell Award for “a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research,” the Society for Research in Child Development Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award, and the Temple University Great Teacher Award and University Eberman Research Award.  She was a finalist for 2013 Best Professor of the year for the American Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Bammy Awards. Kathy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research in the areas of early education, language, playful learning and spatial development has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and Human Development, and the Institute of Education Sciences resulting in 13 books and over 200 publications. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society for “individuals whose research has exhibited sustained excellence and had sustained impact on the Cognitive Science community” and was elected a fellow of AERA.  She was an Associate Editor of Child Development, and is the Past President and past treasurer of the International Association for Infant Studies. Her book, Einstein Never used Flashcards won the prestigious Books for Better Life Award as the best psychology book in 2003.  Her newest book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science tells us about raising successful children (2016) was on the NYTimes Best Seller List in both education and parenting. Kathy has a strong interest in bridging the gap between research and application.  To that end, she was an investigator on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care, is on the Advisory Board of the Children’s Museums in San Francisco and Boston, and Jumpstart, Disney Junior and Noggin (Nickelodeon).  She worked on the language and literacy team for the development of the California Preschool Curriculum, is on the Core Team for the LEGO Research Network, a member of the Steering Committee of the Latin American School for Educational and Cognitive Neuroscience and is on the advisory board for the National Center on Early Child Development, that advises Head Start. She was also a founder of the prestigious Learning Sciences Exchange Fellowship, an interdisciplinary program for mid-career scholars.  founder and organizer of the Ultimate Block Party (ultimateblockparty.com) and a founder of Playful Learning Landscapes. Kathy has been a spokesperson on early childhood development for national media like the NYTimes and NPR. She tweets at KathyandRo1.
  10. Manoj Joshi is a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation. He is a journalist who has specialised in foreign and security policy in the years he has worked with The Times of India, The Hindu, The Hindustan Times and the India Today Group. He is a regular columnist and commentator in the Indian media. In 2011 he was appointed by the Government of India to the Task Force on National Security chaired by Mr Naresh Chandra to propose reforms in the national security system of the country. He has been a member of India’s National Security Advisory Board and has  authored  two books on Kashmir as well as  several papers and chapters in scholarly works on South  and South-east Asia. He is a  a Ph.D from the School of International Studies (SIS), JNU and has held visiting appointments in several universities. He is a regular speaker at defence institutions in India as well as think tanks in India and abroad.
  11. Michael Kimmage is a professor of history at the Catholic University of America. He writes on American foreign policy, transatlantic relations and U.S.-Russian relations. His most recent book is The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy (Basic Books, 2020). From 2014 to 2016, he served on the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State, where he held the Russia/Ukraine portfolio.
  12. James Andrew Lewis is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity and technology.  He was one of the first to approach cybersecurity as a policy and strategic problem.  His writings include the best-selling “Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency,” the first-ever national cybersecurity strategy that was cited by President Obama in the first speech by an American President on cybersecurity and became a template for cyber strategy in other countries.  Lewis was the Rapporteur for the UN’s successful 2010, 2013, and 2015 Group of Government Experts on Information Security, whose reports set out the global agenda for cybersecurity by emphasizing norms for responsible state behavior, confidence building, and capacity-building measures.  Lewis is a Senior Vice President and Program Director at CSIS. He has authored numerous publications on the relationship between technology, innovation, and national power.  Before joining CSIS, he worked at the Departments of State and Commerce as a Foreign Service Officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service.  His government experience included a range of politico-military and negotiating assignments, including the development of groundbreaking policies on remote sensing, encryption and advanced conventional weapons.  At State, he worked on a range of political-military issues and was assigned as a political advisor to U.S. Southern Command for Operation Just Cause, U.S. Central Command for Operation Desert Shield, and to the Central American Task Force.  Lewis served on the U.S. delegations to the Cambodian Peace Process and the Perm-5 talks on arms transfers and nonproliferation, and negotiated bilateral agreements on transfers of military technology to Asia and the Middle East.  He led the U.S. delegation to the Wassenaar Arrangement Experts Group on advanced civilian and military technologies. Lewis led a long-running Track II Dialogue on cybersecurity with the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations. He has served as a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, State’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, and the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing, and as an advisor to government agencies on the security and intelligence implications of foreign investments in the U.S. Lewis is frequently quoted in the media, and has  testified numerous times before Congress. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 
  13. Winston Ma is an investor, attorney, author, and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. He is one of a small number of native Chinese who have worked as investment professionals and practicing capital markets attorneys in both the United States and China. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Head of North America Office for China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund, for 10 years. Prior to that, Mr. Ma served as the deputy head of equity capital markets at Barclays Capital, a vice president at J.P. Morgan investment banking, and a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Nationally certified Software Programmer as early as 1994,  Mr. Ma is the book author of China’s Mobile Economy (Wiley 2016, among “best 2016 business books for CIOs”), Digital Economy 2.0 (2017 Chinese), The Digital Silk Road (2018 German), China’s AI Big Bang (2019 Japanese), and Investing in China (Risk Books, 2006). His new books in 2020 are “The Hunt for Unicorns: How Sovereign Funds Are Reshaping Investment in the Digital Economy” (Wiley October 2020) and “The Digital War – How China’s Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain, and Cyberspace” (Wiley December 2020). He was selected a 2013 Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and has been a member of the Council for Long-Term Investing and Council for Digital Economy and Society. He is a member of New York University (NYU) President’s Global Council since inception, and in 2014 he received the NYU Distinguished Alumni Award.

  14. Kobi Michael is a senior research fellow at INSS and editor of “Strategic Assessment”. Among his primary research interests are conflict resolution; strategy; national security; civil-military relations; socio-military relations; failed states and peace keeping and state building operations; and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dr. Michael served as the deputy director general and head of the Palestinian desk at the Ministry for Strategic Affairs. He was a member of the faculty at Ben Gurion University (2008-2011), a senior faculty member at Ariel University (2013-2015), and a visiting professor at Northwestern University in Illinois (2006-7) and Peking University in Beijing (2017). He has published widely in his field – including 18 books and monographs and over 100 articles and chapters in books – and has been awarded several academic prizes, among them, the Yariv Prize, the Tshetshik Prize, the Yitzhak Sadeh Prize, and the Israeli Association for Political Science Prize, awarded for the best book of 2008-9. Among his recent books and monographs: Seventy Years to UNRWA – Time for Structural and Functional Reforms (co-authored with Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky), 2020; Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century – Perspectives from the Social Sciences (co-edited with Jessica Glicken Turnley and Eyal Ben-Ari), 2017; Six Days and Fifty Years (co-authored with Gabi Siboni and Anat Kurtz), 2018; The Arab World on the Road to State Failure (co-authored with Yoel Guzansky), 2017; IDF Strategy in the Perspective of National Security (co-authored with Meir Elran and Gabi Siboni), 2016. https://www.inss.org.il/person/michaelkobi/
  15. James A. Millward 米華健 is Professor of Inter-societal History at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, teaching Chinese, Central Asian and world history. He also teaches in the program of the Máster Oficial en Estudios de Asia Oriental at the University of Granada, Spain. His specialties include Qing empire; the silk road; Eurasian lutes and music in history; and historical and contemporary Xinjiang. He follows and comments on current issues regarding Xinjiang, the Uyghurs and other Xinjiang indigenous peoples, and PRC ethnicity policy.  Millward has served on the boards of the Association for Asian Studies (China and Inner Asia Council) and the Central Eurasian Studies Society, and was president of the Central Eurasian Studies Society in 2010. He is series editor for the “Silk Roads” book series published by Chicago University Press.   His publications include The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction (2013), Eurasian Crossroads: a history of Xinjiang (2007), New Qing Imperial History: The Making of Inner Asian Empire at Qing Chengde (2004), and Beyond the Pass: Economy, Ethnicity and Empire in Qing Central Asia (1998). His most recent album, recorded with the band By & By, is Songs for this Old Heart.  Jim’s articles and op-eds on contemporary China appear in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe GuardianThe Los Angeles Review of BooksThe New York Review of Books,  and other media.  He has appeared on the PBS Newshour, the Sinica Podcast, All Things Considered, Al Jazeera, i24 News and other broadcast programs and networks.
  16. Beatrice Mosello is a Senior Advisor at adelphi where she specialises in climate change governance and conflict, with a development and human rights perspective. Beatrice’s work to date has involved researching and developing climate-sensitive and sustainable approaches to water and natural resource governance across Latin America, the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, sub-Saharan Africa, as well as Central Asia through multi-country, multi-partner research and field projects. Beatrice is the author of numerous scientific publications, analytical and research briefs for decision-makers working in politics and practice, as well as social media outputs such as blogs and photo stories. Before joining adelphi, Beatrice was a Senior Associate at Critical Resource, where she advised mining and energy companies and investors on political, stakeholder and sustainability risks. Prior to this, Beatrice was a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) conducting research and advisory work in the fields of water and natural resource governance, and a Project and Research Officer for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) managing a wide portfolio of research projects on climate-compatible development and gender mainstreaming. Beatrice completed a doctoral degree in international studies at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, where she was awarded a distinction for her thesis on climate change adaptation in the water sector in Central Asia.
  17. Frank Musmar is an expert on Middle East politics, a Non-resident research associate at BESA center, and an Advisory board member at the University Of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Dr. Frank Musmar holds several degrees in politics, biotechnology, biology, healthcare management, and business administration and teaches at several Universities as a non-resident professor. Also, Dr. Frank is the founder and the Lead Dissertations Consultant at Editors Dissertations and Thesis.Dr. Frank published many journal publications in business and healthcare management and many political papers about the Middles East.
  18. Rahim Rahimov is an independent political analyst. He focuses on Russia, post-soviet space including the Eastern Partnership, South Caucasus and Caspian regions, and Middle East in particular Russian-Turkish relations. His thematic research areas include foreign policies, conflicts, and political, economic and military integration projects and processes. Rahim’s works and analysis are regularly quoted and/or published by the Eurasia Daily Monitor, The Russia File of the Wilson Centre, the Times, Newsweek, An-Nahar, Eurasia Diary, etc. He also regularly speaks at multiple international conferences, workshops and other events. Here is a couple of links to his author pages:a) https://www.wilsoncenter.org/person/rahim-rahimov; b) https://jamestown.org/analyst/rahim-rahimov/. Furthermore, Rahim Rahimov works as a fellow on multiculturalism, tolerance, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, cultural diplomacy,  ethnic, religious and cultural diversity. His research interest also includes political Islam and issues of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other forms of xenophobia, and hate speech and disinformation. He has co-authored a university textbook on multiculturalism. At the moment, he is working as a co-author on another university textbook on value-based approaches to European Studies in the South Caucasus. Rahim also is a visiting lecturer on multiculturalism at a university in Baku. Moreover, he regularly delivers lectures for special qualification-raising sessions for university teachers on issues of multiculturalism and state regulation of cultural diversity.  Rahim holds a BA in Arab Studies from Baku State University and MA in International Relations from Hult International Business School in London UK. He speaks English, Russian, Arabic, Turkish and Azerbaijani.

  19. Marc Schulman is President of MultiEducator, Inc, a leading provider of quality history teaching applications for iOS (Apple Mobile devices). MultiEducator publishes a wide range of content apps on American History and World History. Marc is editor-in-chief and primary author of Historycentral.com, the largest history web site, which first went live in 1996. He has authored biographies of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and John F Kennedy as well as a book on the History of US Presidential Elections. For the past fifteen years, Marc has been a weekly guest discussing International Affairs on the Bob Harden radio show. For the past seven years, Marc authors a column in Newsweek called “Tel Aviv Diary.” Marc is a frequent commentator on i24 News on both American and Israeli politics, as well as events of historic importance, including numerous appearances to discuss matters related to the Holocaust. He is a regular guest on both ILTV and RT (the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel, which presents the Russian view on global news), where Marc has also been invited repeatedly to discuss Holocaust-related news. Marc holds a BA in Economics and an MA in Political Science from Columbia University and has been an Apple Developer since 1983. He lives in Tel Aviv.
  20. Samuel H. Solomon is a successful entrepreneur and business executive with over 30 years’ experience in the legal, financial and information technology industries. Sam’s unique perspective, eclectic education and varied experience makes him a much sought-after speaker and business consultant. Mr. Solomon founded and led his company, www.doar.com, ultimately generating two capital transactions for the firm and retiring in August 2009.  Today, Sam is Chairman of www.mobideo.com, an Industry 4.0 software platform to optimize complex workflows in the oil & gas/petrochemical industry – with customers including Dow Chemical worldwide and Kock Industries, and recently founded two pro-Israel NGOs www.thehetz.org and www.returnoisrael.org. Sam has an MBA, with distinction, from New York University in Finance; a MS from Bernard Revel Graduate School in Philosophy; Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshiva University; and a BA from Yeshiva University in Mathematics. Sam and his wife, Meryl, made Aliyah in 2010 and have two children and a bevy of grandchildren living in Israel. They live in Beit Zayit just outside of Jerusalem.
  21. Bradley Thayer ia Professor at the University of Texas San Antonio.  He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford and Harvard University, and his most recent co-authored book is How China Sees the World:  Han-Centrism and the Balance of Power in International Politics.
  22. Gregory F. Treverton stepped down as chairman of the National Intelligence Council in January 2017. He is a senior adviser with the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a professor of the practice of international relations at the University of Southern California. Earlier, he directed the RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security and before that its Intelligence Policy Center and its International Security and Defense Policy Center. Also, he was associate dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has served in government for the first Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He has taught at Harvard and Columbia universities, in addition to RAND, been a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and deputy director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He holds an AB summa cum laude from Princeton University and an MPP (Master’s in Public Policy) and PhD in economics and politics from Harvard.