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Johnson-Freese, Joan

Joan Johnson-Freese

Chair, National Security Decision Making Department, U.S. Naval War College

Key Publications
Heavenly Ambitions: America’s Quest to Dominate Space (2009), The Chinese Space Program: A Mystery Within a Maze (1998)

Previously Held Positions
Chair, Transnational Studies Department, U.S. Naval War College; Faculty Member, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies; Director, Center for Space Policy & Law, University of Central Florida

Education
B.A., Political Science, Bowling Green State University; M.A., Political Science, Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., Political Science, Kent State University

 
Kamdar, Mira

Mira Kamdar

Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute, and Associate Fellow, Asia Society

Key Publications
Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World (2008); Motiba’s Tattoos: A Granddaughter’s Journey into her Indian Family’s Past (2000)

Previously Held Positions
Thomas J. Watson Fellow (1980); Danforth Graduate Fellow (1981-85).

Education
B.A., Reed College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley.

 
Karim, Dr. Najmaldin

Dr. Najmaldin Karim

Neurosurgeon, Falik & Karim, Greenbelt, Maryland, and President, Washington Kurdish Institute, Washington, D.C.

Previously Held Positions
Founding member and former President of the Kurdish National Congress of North America; an advisor to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and U.S. Department of State on establishing the Voice of America’s Kurdish service.

Education
M.D., Neurosurgery, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

 
Khanna, Parag

Parag Khanna

Senior Research Fellow, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation

Key Publications
How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011) and The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008)

Previously Held Positions
Senior Geopolitical Advisor, United States Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan; Global Governance Fellow, Brookings Institution; Research Associate, Council on Foreign Relations

Education
M.A., School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; PhD., London School of Economics

 
Ludes, Jim

Jim Ludes

Executive Director, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Key Publications
Iraq Uncensored (2009, editor); Attacking Terrorism (2004, co-editor) and Twenty-First Century Proliferation (2001, co-editor).

Previously Held Positions
Executive Director, American Security Project

Education
Ph.D., History, Georgetown University.

 
Mendelsohn, Jack

Jack Mendelsohn

Professor, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Key Publications
“America, stop waving the nuclear threat at potential adversaries,” The Christian Science Monitor, August 10, 2007. Contributed book chapters to: Science and Security (AAAS, 1986), The Race for Security (Lexington, 1987).

Previously Held Positions
Olin Distinguished Professor, U.S. Naval Academy; Deputy Director, Arms Control Association; a senior U.S. Department of State official; and a member of the U.S. SALT and START delegations.

Education
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., the University of Chicago and the Institute on East Central Europe at Columbia University.

 
Pritchard, Dr. Peter C. H.

Dr. Peter C. H. Pritchard

Director, Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, Florida

Key Publications
Tales From the Thebaide: Reflections of a Turtleman (2007). The Pinta Tortoise: Globalization and the Extinction of Island Species (2005). Galapagos Tortoises: Nomenclature and Survival Status (1996).

Previously Held Positions
President, Florida Audubon Society

Education
B.A., Chemistry, Oxford University; M.A., Biochemistry, Oxford University; Ph.D., Zoology, University of Florida