North America Experts
President Emeritus, Williams College
As an independent journalist for the last 15 years, Palmer has reported almost exclusively on climate change, the environment, and business sustainability since 2008. Her work has appeared in publications such as Slate Magazine, Nature Climate Change, The Guardian, Yale E360, The Yale Forum, Scientific American, and The New York Times, among many others. She is a professional member of the So...
Ph.D. Student, Shaanxi Normal University
Mr. Pan Ning is a Ph.D student of History who concentrates on the Cold War in School of History and Civilization, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an. He got the master degree from Shaanxi Normal University and earned a bachelor's degree from Weifang University. He is interested in U.S. foreign relations and, recently, the Civil Defense Policy of the cold war era.
Member of the Quebec National Assembly and Minister Responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California-Riverside
Karthick Ramakrishnan is associate professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside. His research focuses on civic participation, immigration policy, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States. He is project director of the National Asian American Survey, which conducted the first national opinion survey of Asian Americans in 2008, and will c...
Westminster House of Lords, London
Lord Ramsbotham is a retired British Army officer, who later served as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005, and now sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords.Lord Ramsbotham is Chairman of the Koestler Awards scheme, and Vice-Chair of both the All Party Penal Affairs Group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Learning & Skills in the C...
former Director of Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Federal Energy & Resources Management practice.
Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University
Douglas Reed is an Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, specializing in the politics of education, federalism and American political development, He is director of the newly-created Program in Education, Inquiry and Justice at Georgetown and is the author of the forthcoming book Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State (2014). He has writte...
Independent Writer, Chevy Chase, MD
James Reston is the author of 15 books, three plays, and numerous articles in national magazines. He was awarded the Prix Italia and the Dupont-Columbia Award for his 1983 90 minute radio documentary on National Public Radio, "Father Cares: the Last of Jonestown." His last four historical works, Galileo: A Life, The Last Apocalypse, Warriors of God, and Defenders of the Faith h...