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Chip Andreae is the founder and President of Andreae & Associates, Inc., a Washington, DC-based consulting firm specializing since 1991 in risk management and government relations strategies for international firms operating in emerging markets and across the globe.

He worked for thirteen years on Capitol Hill, including 4 years with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and five years as Chief of Staff for Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Andreae supported Senator Lugar’s role as Chairman of the...

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Markos Kounalakis is an author, publisher, journalist, and scholar.  Dr. Kounalakis covered wars and revolutions for Newsweek and NBC-Mutual News.  He was there during the fall of the Berlin Wall and lived in the Soviet Union during its collapse.  He later became publisher of The Washington Monthly magazine.  Dr. Kounalakis is currently a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution working and writes a weekly foreign affairs column for McClatchy DC.  He is a presidentially appointed member of the Fulbright Foreign...

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Dr. Aaron Lobel is the founder and president of America Abroad Media (AAM), an international media non-profit based in Washington, D.C.  AAM's mission is to empower and support local voices that convey universal values through creative content and media programming. Founded in 2002, AAM reaches large scale audiences through innovative partnerships with leading television hosts, media personalities and channels throughout the greater Middle East. Under Dr. Lobel’s leadership, AAM has reached a collective audience of well over 100 million...

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Dennis Mulhaupt is Managing Director of Commonwealth Partners, Inc., a firm he founded which provides a wide range of advisory services relating to philanthropy and non-profit management to clients throughout North America. He has had extensive experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds including as an investment banker in London, and as a consultant and adviser to international businesses, governments and international organizations in the area of international trade and investment planning, as well as political and economic...

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James V. Wertsch is David R. Francis Distinguished Professor, Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, and Professor of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis.  He is also the founding director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, which is Washington University’s lead international initiative.  Wertsch’s research is concerned with language, thought, and culture, with a special focus on national narratives and memory.  He is the author of over 200 publications appearing in over a dozen languages.  These include the...

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