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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 and President of WomenOnCall.org, a Chicago-area network that matches women who are committed to volunteering their professional expertise with non-profit organizations that have specific and immediate volunteer needs. She is also chair of the Zohar Education Project, Inc. and director of the Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation. Pritzker serves on the board of trustees at the Aspen Institute, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the University of...

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Mike Rogers is a former member of Congress representing Michigan's Eighth Congressional District, officer in the U.S. Army, and FBI special agent.

From his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he chaired the powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and was a member of the Energy and Commerce panel, Mike built a legacy as a tireless and effective leader on counterterrorism and national security policy, as well as being active on healthcare, telecommunications, and automotive issues. 

As...

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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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