Novelist and author of several non-fiction books about what the war means for military families, including Baby Jack , a novel about a marine killed in Iraq, and co-author of AWOL : The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service -- and How It Hurts Our Country; author of Crazy
for God : How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right,
and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back ; son of evangelical Francis Schaeffer
Former Ambassador to Sri Lanka; Director of the South Asia Division at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of India and the United States in the 21st Century : Reinventing Partnership
Research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and author of Managing American Hegemony : Essays on Power in a Time of Dominance; former Associate Professor of International Security Studies at the United States Military Academy ; former Director for Defense Strategy at the National Security Council (2002-2005); advisor on national security and military issues to John McCain 's 2008 presidential campaign
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Maryland and contributor to the polling and political blog, FiveThirtyEight.com ; author of Whistling Past Dixie : How Democrats Can Win without the South
President of Focus Features and a regular collaborator with director Ang Lee . He's produced, written, co-written or contributed to the scripts to 10 Ang Lee films, from Pushing Hands (1992) to Lee’s newest and most controversial film to date, Lust, Caution.
Member of the National Board of American Gold Star Mothers , an association of mothers who have lost a child while serving in the military, she lost her son, Jeffrey, in Grenada in 1983, one of only three marines killed there
Robert Scheer (Left) is Editor of the Webby Award-winning political website TruthDig.com . He was a national correspondent and columnist for 19 years at the Los Angeles Times where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Currently a columnist represented by Creators Syndicate, Scheer is a clinical professor in communications at the University of Southern California. He has authored eight books, including The Great American Stickup : How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street, and The Pornography of Power : How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America.
Director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society of New York and author of many books on China and Tibet, including Tibet since 1950 : Silence, Prison or Exile, Mandate of Heaven : In China, A New Generation Of Entrepreneurs, Dissidents, Bohemians And Technocra and the forthcoming Wealth and Power : China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century; author of Brown , a 1978 biography of Jerry Brown; former Dean at the University of California, Berkeley
Former Chief of the Bin Laden Unit at the CIA 's Counterterrorism Center, (1996-1999), he remained a counterterrorism analyst until 2004; former terrorism analyst for CBS News and author of Marching toward Hell : America and Islam after Iraq, Imperial Hubris : Why the West is Losing the War on Terror and Osama bin Laden
Lawyer, political analyst and activist, most famously, for leading the opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment; president of the Eagle Forum , a conservative, pro-family group and author, most recently, of The Supremacists : The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop It
Environmental reporter for the Times-Picayune, which won two Pultizer Prizes for its coverage of the Katrina disaster, and co-author of Path of Destruction : the Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms
Co-Executive Producer of the documentary Food Chains ; author of Command and Control : Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, Chew on This : Everything You Don’t Want to Know about Fast Food and the best-selling Fast Food Nation : The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, and co-writer of the screenplay of the film based on the book; former correspondent for The Atlantic
Artist, designer, window decorator for BNY in Santa Monica, Gaya in Brentwood, Sara Jo in Pacific Palisades and Open Wide in Santa Barbara (all in California); designer of the annual trolley tree at Edgemar in Santa Monica, California