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Frechette, Myles

Myles Frechette

In Memoriam

Key Publications
Globalization, Free Trade and the Americas (2005).

Previously Held Positions
Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., and Trade and Business Consultant, Washington, D.C.; President and CEO of the Americans Society and Council of the Americas, New York City; U.S. Ambassador to Colombia; Special Coordinator for the Santiago Summit of the Americas; Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa; U.S. Consul General, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Executive Exchange, International and Banking Sector, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, New York City; U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon.

B.A., University of British Columbia; M.A., University of California at Los Angeles.

Gandhi, Arun

Arun Gandhi

Peace activist; Grandson of Mohandas Gandhi

Key Publications:
A Patch of White (1949). World Without Violence: Can Gandhi’s Vision Become Reality? (1994). The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, the Wife of Mahatma Gandhi (1998). Grandfather Gandhi: A Book for All Ages (2014).

Notable Accomplishments:
Co-founder of the M.K. Institute for Nonviolence; Co-founder of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute

Garner, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jay

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jay Garner


Previously Held Positions
President, SYColeman; Director of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for Post-War Iraq, 2003; U.S. Army careerist, with positions ranging from Commanding General of the U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command to Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Force Development.

B.A., History, Florida State University; M.P.A., Shippensburg University (Pa.).

Grappo, Ambassador Gary A

Ambassador Gary A Grappo

President and CEO, The Keystone Center.

Previously Held Positions
Head of Mission, Office of the Quartet Representative, Jerusalem; Minister Counselor for Political Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq; U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman; Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; other diplomatic assignments in various countries; Assistant Vice President, Bank of America, Latin America Division, Coral Gables, FL; Assistant Controller and Chief Financial Analyst, Castle & Cooke, Boca Raton, FL and San Jose, Costa Rica.

M.B.A., Stanford University; M.S., Purdue University; B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy.

Gunn, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Lee F.

Vice Admiral (Ret.) Lee F. Gunn

President, Institute for Public Research, The CNA Corporation, Alexandria, VA

Previously Held Positions
Inspector General of the Department of the Navy; Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel; Commander, Navy Personnel Command; Commander, Amphibious Group Three; and Deputy Commander, Combined Task Force UNITED SHIELD, protecting the withdrawal of U.N. forces from Somalia

B.S., Experimental and Physiological Psychology, UCLA; M.S., Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School

Harney, Alexandra

Alexandra Harney

Special Correspondent, Reuters in China (Shanghai)

Key Publications
The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage (Penguin Press, 2008)

Previously Held Positions
Visiting Scholar, Center of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong; Director of Research, Visibility Media; Contributing Editor, Economist Intelligence Unit South China Correspondent, Tokyo Correspondent, Deputy Analysis Editor, The Financial Times; Visiting Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy; Monbusho Research Fellow, University of Tokyo; Aide to Japanese politician Nakatani Gen

B.A., Princeton University

Jenkins, Brian Michael

Brian Michael Jenkins

Senior Adviser to the President, RAND Corporation, and Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Key Publications
Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves (2006); Aviation Terrorism and Security (ed., with Paul Wilkinson, 2005); Three Years After: Next Steps in the War on Terror (ed., with David Aaron, 2005); Countering al Qaeda: An Appreciation of the Situation and Suggestions for Strategy (2002); Deterrence and Influence in Counterterrorism (with Paul K. Davis, 2002).

Previously Held Positions
Former Captain, U.S. Army Special Forces; Deputy Chairman, Kroll Associates; Member, White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security; Adviser, National Commission on Terrorism; Special Advisor to the International Chamber of Commerce; Board Member, ICC Commercial Crime Services; Member, U.S. Comptroller General’s Advisory Board.

B.A., Fine Arts, UCLA, M.A.; History, UCLA; additional studies at University of Guanajuato (Mexico) and University of San Carlos (Guatemala).