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CNN Global Affairs Analyst & Middle East Expert
After years of shaping US policy in the Middle East as an advisor to the State Department, speaker Aaron David Miller is currently Vice-President for New Initiatives and Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
NYT Correspondent & Filmmaker
Adam Ellick is a Senior Video Journalist at The New York Times known primarily for “Class Dismissed: Malala’s Story.” Ellick has visited more than 70 countries, often earning a front row seat to historic events.
Journalist & Author
The author of Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam, she is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent. Her character figures promptly in the film A Mighty Heart.
Arms Control & Nonproliferation Expert
During his time working with the government, Jon Wolfsthal had his hands in virtually every aspect of U.S. nuclear weaponry, arms control, nonproliferation, and security policy.
Foreign Correspondent & Author
Author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and a foreign correspondent in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, Chris Hedges speaks on war, religion and the conflict in the Middle East.
Director, The Dickey Center, Dartmouth College
Daniel Benjamin, who is the Director of The Dickey Center at Dartmouth College and served as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the US State Department, has become the go to expert in assessing the complex terrorism trends.
Former US Senator / Author / Lawyer
Former US Senator from Maine, Mitchell served as the Chairman of the Peace Negotiations in Northern Ireland. Today, he remains instrumental in American foreign affairs and peace efforts, including the Middle East.
Former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States
Husain Haqqani served as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States from 2008-2011 and is widely credited with managing a difficult partnership during a critical phase in the global war on terrorism.
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