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Bacchus, James

James Bacchus

Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs, UCF Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity

Key Publications
Trade and Freedom (2004, Cameron).

Previously Held Positions
former Chairman, Global Trade Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, P.A., Washington D.C.; former Chief Judge, Dispute Settlements Body, World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; the United States Congress, serving two terms of office in the House of Representatives; Special Assistant to the United States Trade Representative Reubin Askew; Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.

B.A., History, Vanderbilt University; M.A., History, Yale University, and Woodrow Wilson Fellow; J.D., Florida State University College of Law.

Chastang, Lawrence J

Lawrence J Chastang

Managing Principal of International Services, CliftonLarsonAllen, a professional services firm that provides assurance, accounting, tax, consulting and advisory services to organizations and individuals.

Key Publications
Puerto Rico: The Bermuda Triangle of Taxation (2010), Foreign Pensions/Retirement Plans and the U.S. Taxpayer (2014)

Previously Held Positions
Co-founder of Chastang, Ferrell, Sims & Eiserman, LLC; Board Member,  Metro Orlando International Affairs Commission; Advisory Board Member, Valencia Community College; National Chairman, National Council of International Visitors, Washington D.C.

B.A., University of Central Florida (Summa Cum Laude).

Chua, Amy

Amy Chua

John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut.

Key Publications
World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability (2002). Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance and Why They Fall (2007). Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America (2014).

Previously Held Positions
Executive Editor, Harvard Law Review; Law Clerk for the Honorable Patricia M. Wald, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit; Associate, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; and Associate Professor, Duke University.

B.A., Harvard University; J.D., Harvard University.

Cullen, Tim

Tim Cullen

Director, Oxford Programme on Negotiation, Oxford University; Commissioner, Financial Supervision Commission, Isle of Man Government; Managing Director of Tim Cullen Associates International Policy Management

Previously Held Positions:
Executive Director, Small Countries Financial Management Centre; Senior Advisor for External and United Nations Affairs, World Bank

B.A. and M.A., Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Elam-Thomas, Ambassador Harriet

Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas

Diplomacy Program Director, University of Central Florida.

Previously Held Positions
U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, Chief of Mission to Guinea-Bissau; Acting Director of USIA; Cultural Attaché, American Embassy in Athens; Country Affairs Officer for Greece, Turkey and Cyprus; Director of the American Press and Cultural Center, American Consulate, Istanbul, Turkey; and in other positions at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, the President’s Appointments Office at the White House and the Foreign Service Personnel Office.

B.S., International Business, Simmons College; M.A., Public Diplomacy, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Eng, Phoebe

Phoebe Eng

Founder/Director, Creative Counsel, and Global Strategist

Key Publications
Warrior Lessons: An Asian Woman’s Journey into Power (1999)

Previously Held Positions
Attorney, Coudert Brothers (New York and Hong Kong); Publisher, A Magazine; Co-Founder and Creative Director, Opportunity Agenda; Director, Social Change Communications Project.

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., New York University School of Law.

Finel, Bernard

Bernard Finel

Associate Professor, National War College, Washington, D.C.

Key Publications
Ultimate Security: Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (2003); Power and Conflict in the Age of Transparency (2000).

Previously Held Positions
Senior Fellow, American Security Project, Washington D.C.; Executive Director, Security Studies Program and Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University;

B.A., International Relations, Tufts University; M.A., Government, Georgetown University; Ph.D., Government, Georgetown University.