Security and Defense Experts

Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University; Former Professor of National Security Policy, National War College and Former Faculty Fellow, Institute for National and Strategic Studies, National Defense University
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.
Colonel, United States Air Force; most recently Commander, 31st Mission Support Group, Aviano AB, Italy
Colonel Brian Pukall’s last assignment was as 31st Mission Support Group Commander, Aviano Air Base, Italy. There he led mission support and logistics functions for a base community of 9,000. Together these units ensured the wing’s ability to mobilize, deploy and employ combat airpower. They also sustained the base’s in-place missions, its workforce and their families, and base i...
Vice President, Security & Operations, American Trucking Associations
President, Scowcroft Group; USAF (Ret.), former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush
 As President of The Scowcroft Group and one of the country's leading experts on international policy, Brent Scowcroft provides unparalleled strategic advice and assistance in dealing in the international arena. Brent Scowcroft has served as the National Security Advisor to both Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. From 1982 to 1989, he was Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associat...
Masters Candidate, GSIS Yonsei University
A Master’s candidate at the Graduate School of International Studies Yonsei University, Hyo Won Shin currently focuses on the studies of International Security and Policy. Having spent 13 years of her childhood in Yangon, Myanmar, she has always been interested in the field of security and policy. Observing the political transition of Myanmar in 2011 from a military dictatorship to a civilia...
Professor of Communication, University of Haifa, Israel.
Gabriel Weimann is a Full Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication at Haifa University, Israel.  His research interests include the study of media effects, political campaigns, new media technologies and their social impact, persuasion and influence, media and public opinion, modern terrorism and the mass media. He published eight books: Communicating Unreality (Los Angel...
Writer, BBC Future
Sharon Weinberger is a national security reporter focusing on science and technology issues.She currently writes the Code Red column for BBC Future, and is a contributor to Wired.com's national security blog, Danger Room. She is the author of Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld (Nation Books, 2006) and co-author of A Nuclear Family Vacation:...
Writer specializing in aviation; Alfred V. Verville Fellow at the National Air & Space Museum
 Richard Whittle is a writer specializing in aviation and author of The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey, (Simon & Schuster, 2010). Now at work on a history of the Predator, the first modern armed drone, for publisher Henry Holt and Company, Whittle is the Alfred V. Verville Fellow at the National Air & Space Museum for the 2013-2014 academic year. He is...
former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz spent more than three decades as a public servant, ambassador and educator, including 24 years in government service under seven U.S. presidents. In addition to three senior positions with the State Department, as Director of Policy Planning, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, he also served in the Defense Department during t...

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