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Farah Pandith has been a political appointee in the George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama administrations. She left government at the end of January 2014 for Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where she maintains an affiliation. She is driving efforts to counter extremism through new organizations, programs, and initiatives. She was appointed the first-ever special representative to Muslim Communities in June 2009 by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Office of the Special Representative was...

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Ambassador Pickering is vice chairman of Hills & Company, an international consulting firm providing advice to U.S. businesses on investment, trade, and risk assessment issues abroad, particularly in emerging market economies. He retired in 2006 as senior vice president international relations for Boeing. He has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S. diplomat, serving as under secretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to the United Nations, ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan and El Salvador. He also...

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Margot Pritzker is the Founder of WomenOnCall, a skills-based volunteer match organization.

Pritzker is chair of the Zohar Education Project Incorporated, established in 1995 to translate the Zohar, the mystical canon of Judaism, into English. This 20-year, 12-volume project was completed in 2017.

Pritzker is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute, where she chairs the Leadership Programs Committee and a seminar moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Council on Global...

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Dr. Stephen Peter Rosen is the Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs at Harvard University and director of Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. He has held a number of positions in government and academia. Rosen was the civilian assistant to the Director of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Director of Political-Military Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. He also served as a member of the President's Commission on Integrated Long Term...

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Ambassador Dennis Ross returned to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy as counselor in December 2011. Formerly the Institute’s Ziegler Distinguished fellow and counselor from 2001-2009, he recently served two years as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, as well as a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for Iran.

For more than twelve years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East...

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