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Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University's JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Chair of the National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America. From 2010-2012, she was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Thomson Reuters and also held the Distinguished National Security Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy.

From May 2001 to January 2009, she served as Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs; in February 2007...

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William H. Draper III is the Managing Director of Draper Richards, LP, and Co-Founder, Director, and Trustee of the Draper Richards Foundation. From 1981 to 1986, he served as President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the US. Draper became head of the United Nations Development Program in 1986. He founded Sutter Hill Ventures, a leading venture capital firm, in 1964. 

Draper serves on the board of the Stanford Institute of International Studies and of Population International. He is...

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MICHÈLE FLOURNOY is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. She led the development of DoD’s 2012 Strategic Guidance and represented the Department in dozens of foreign engagements, in the media...

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Ambassador Marc Ginsberg spent his formative years in the Middle East (Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt) and was the first U.S. Ambassador of Jewish heritage to an Arab nation. Appointed by President Clinton, he served four years in Morocco (1994-1998) and as Special Envoy for Mediterranean Trade & Security (1998 – 2001). Amb. Ginsberg commenced his government career as a national security legislative assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (1971-1977).  During the Carter Administration he served as White House Liaison for Secretary of...

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James K. Glassman is Chairman and CEO of Public Affairs Engagement, a Washington consulting firm, and a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on economic issues and is affiliated with the Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy.

In 2008 and 2009, Ambassador Glassman served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the intergovernmental lead for strategic communications abroad. In 2007 and 2008, he was Chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors,...

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