Harrison Kreisberg is the lead strategist for Blue Labs, a technology and analytics company formed in 2013 by senior members of the Obama campaign. Kreisberg’s team at Blue Labs works with political campaigns to optimize campaign strategies using data analytics. Kreisberg worked on Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 Virginia gubernatorial campaign, and […]

When King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia embarked on a month-long trip to Southeast Asia this February, Western media outlets focused on incredulous stories about the monarch’s large entourage and their mountain of luggage. Traditionally obsessed with the desert kingdom’s human rights record and its state-sponsored brand of Islam, those same outlets took […]

Despite its 50-year history, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) remains one of the most misunderstood regional organizations in the world. Observers frequently attribute ASEAN’s sluggishness in political and economic integration – particularly compared to the European Union – to its commitment to its unanimous voting procedure. Instead of using traditional majority voting to break […]

 Vali Nasr is the author of The Dispensable Nation, which provides an insider’s perspective on the consequences of American foreign policy and diplomacy in the Middle East under the Obama administration. He was formerly the State Department Senior Advisor to Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan. He currently serves as the […]

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute. Ponnuru has published articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He also authored the book “The Mystery […]

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm is the executive director of WITNESS. Founded in 1992, WITNESS is a nonprofit organization that partners with more than 300 on the ground activist groups in over 80 countries by providing cutting-edge technology and media resources to promote justice and policy reform. Prior to her role at WITNESS, Ms. Alberdingk Thijm worked […]

Madeline DeLone is the executive director of The Innocence Project, a national organization that uses litigation to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing. The organization also advocates for public policy reforms to prevent the criminal justice system from incarcerating innocent people. Founded in 1992, The Innocence Project’s work has led to the exoneration of […]

Council Member Jumaane D. Williams represents the 45th New York City Council district in Brooklyn. He has been a vocal leader for police reform and affordable housing. He authored New York City’s Community Safety Act, which banned racial profiling by New York Police Department officers and established an independent inspector general for the Department. He […]

Peter Hitchens is an English journalist and author who has published six books, including “The Abolition of Britain,” “The War We Never Fought,” and “The Rage Against God.” In addition, he writes for The Mail on Sunday and is a former foreign correspondent in Moscow and Washington. Widely known for his powerful rhetorical and argumentative style, Hitchens has published many polemical works and been […]

Richard Culatta is the current Chief Innovation Officer of Rhode Island. A Rhode Island native, he was previously Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education under the Obama Administration. Previously, he was education policy advisor to US Senator Patty Murray and Chief Technology Officer at CIA University. This year, […]

Corey Flintoff studied English literature at University of California, Berkeley and Renaissance Drama at the University of Chicago before “falling in” to public broadcasting at a small station in his home state of Alaska. Flintoff moved to National Public Radio in 1990, serving as a foreign correspondent in such places as New Delhi and Moscow. […]

Lee Dunn was recently named the head of White House strategy and outreach at Google. Before that, she was the head of Google’s Republican Elections team, which works to help Republican candidates devise and implement their online strategies. She previously worked for almost a decade as a top aide for Senator John McCain, including during […]