Security and Defense Experts

Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Her most recent work has focused on democratic governance, conflict resolution, citizen security and organized crime, international relations, and U.S. policy in the Western hemisphere. Arnson is a member of the editorial advisory board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, th...
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission
Ph.D. Candidate, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Mary Barton is a doctoral candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. Her research examines early terrorism and counter-terrorism from a transnational perspective.
Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali; former Senior Analyst, EU Institute for Security Studies
Nicola Casarini is a non-resident Associate Fellow for East Asia at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome and a resident Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center in Washington. His current research focuses on the response of the US and the EU to China’s rise in the post-Cold War period.Nicola was Research Fellow/Senior Analyst at the European Union Institute for Security Studies...
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Jonathan Caverley is an assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, where he co-chairs the Working Group on Security Studies at the Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies. Professor Caverley previously served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science at Northwestern University, where he taught undergrad...
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Donald Cloud is an Air Force Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  He has spent the past 21 years in the United States Air Force in a variety of operational assignments conducting air, space, cyber, intelligence, and nuclear deterrence operations.Most recently, he served as Special Advisor to the Vice President of the United States (2012-2014) w...
Commander, 724th Special Tactics Group, U.S. Air Force
US Air Force Colonel Wolfe is an Air Force Special Tactics Officer and has spent the majority of his military career in Special Operations.  He has Commanded Airmen during contingency operations in the US, Bosnia, Turkey, Philippines, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  Throughout his career, Wolfe has worked with interagency, joint and coalition partners in military operations on five continents. H...
Former CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Jill Dougherty is an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union. In her three-decade career with CNN she served as Foreign Affairs Correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., where she covered the State Department and provided analysis on international issues.Dougherty previously served as U.S. Affairs Editor for CNN International; Managing Editor of CNN International Asia/Pacific, based in Hong K...
Chair and Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Cornell University
María Cristina García is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell University, where she teaches courses on immigration history. She is the author of Seeking Refuge: Central American migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada (2006); Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida (1996); and articles and book chapters on refug...

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