Executive Editor and senior writer at Sports Illustrated, and author of the 'This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn From the T-Shirt Cannon'
CEO and executive director of the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern Califoria, a nonprofit consortium that brings top entertainment and technology companies together with next-generation consumers; former high-tech professional, recruited to be the first president of Paramount Digital Entertainment, he started WireBreak Entertainment , one of the first digital content-delivery studio/networks
As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories. Before taking the senior national correspondent post, Wertheimer spent 13 years as a host of NPR's flagship news magazine, All Things Considered.
Partner at the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, specializing in representing employees who have disputes with their employers, in both litigation and in the negotiation of claims. He frequently lectures to professional groups and has had many articles published. A number of his cases have resulted in published opinions in state and federal appellate courts.
Journalist who has reported from the Middle East for many years, including for Reuters, and advisor to the United Nations Development Program on public policy aspects of the oil industry in the Middle East; author of 'Karama!: Journeys in the Arab Spring'
Vice Chairman and CEO of the Center for Governmental Studies, a nonprofit research organization that looks at ethics and campaign financing; Adjunct Professor of Communications at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California
Writer-in-residence at Westminster College and author of 'The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan;' former State Department adviser in Iraq and Afghanistan, he received the Secretary of State's Medal for Heroism
Assistant Research Professor in History at the University of Southern California and director of the Aerospace History Project at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West ; co-author of The World in the Curl : An Unconventional History of Surfing
Research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and contributor to Forbes magazine; advisor to the 1992 Bush-Quayle presidential campaign, and chief speechwriter for then-Governor Pete Wilson; former consultant for California politicians including former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former LA mayor Richard Riordan
Associate Professor and Director of Medieval Studies at Southern Methodist University, and Director of the International Joan of Arc Society ; editor of Fresh Verdicts of Joan of Arc and co-author of Joan of Arc and Spirituality
Director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information , a non-profit security-related research group; former National Security advisor to both Republican and Democratic members of the US Senate (1971-2002); author of Wastrels of Defense : How Congress Sabotages US Security, Military Reform : A Reference Handbook and Americas Defense Meltdown : Pentagon Reform for President Obama and the New Congress; editor of The Pentagon Labyrinth : 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It
Lawyer and President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center; former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia , he worked in the Office of Legal Counsel in the first George W. Bush Administration
Doctor and member of the Pediatrics Faculties at Harvard Medical School in Boston and the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles; President of Catholic Democrats
Defense fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, he spent 34 years with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where he served as chief of the Middle East current intelligence division, among other positions