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John B. Bellinger III is a partner in the international and national security practices of Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, DC. He advises sovereign governments and U.S. and foreign companies on a variety of international law and U.S. national security law issues. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow in International and National Security Law at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he directs the Program on International Justice.

Mr. Bellinger served as The Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State under Secretary of...

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Congressman Howard Berman advises clients on a wide range of foreign affairs and domestic policy matters, including defense and national security issues, investment, intellectual property, entertainment, technology, and immigration. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Asia Foundation, the board of the National Democratic Institute, the Immigration Task Force of the Bipartisan Policy Center, and the Board of Directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

First elected to Congress in 1982, Congressman Berman...

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Austin Branch joined the COLSA Corporation in July 2015 after serving almost 30 years in Federal service as an Army Officer and Senior Civilian. He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1986 from The Citadel, Charleston S.C. and went on to serve in multiple Command and Staff positions in conflict and in peace becoming the Army's first Information Operations Officer. Austin pioneered military operations in the information environment in key leadership positions in the Army and Joint Organizations across the globe. Upon retirement from...

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Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. Here, he also serves as Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project, Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia, and on the Board of Directors of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Professor Burns served in the United States Foreign Service for 27 years during which time he served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008), Ambassador to NATO (...

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The Honorable Michael Chertoff is Co-founder and managing principal of The Chertoff Group, which provides strategic security and risk management advisory services to clients in business and government worldwide. Mr. Chertoff is also senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group.

Mr. Chertoff served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009. As Secretary, he led a 218,000 person department with a budget of $50 billion...

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