Security and Defense Experts
Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
Colonel, United States Air Force
Eric L. Olson is the Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. His research and writing has focused primarily on security issues and the impacts of crime, organized crime, and violence on democracies. He has also written about police reform and judicial institutions as a vehicle for addressing the p...
Military pensioner with the Service of Protection and Guard, Bucharest
His research focuses on the Cold War and military history, the security and foreign policy of Romania and the history of international relations. He was one of the associate researchers within the project coordinated by Professor Vojtech Mastny (“The Legacy of the Soviet Bloc-India Relations and US-Indian Strategic Partnership”, The Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security, 2007-2010).
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
Correspondent at The Washington Post
Joshua Partlow is a foreign correspondent for The Washington Post. Between 2009 and 2012, he was the paper’s Kabul bureau chief. Before going to Afghanistan, he worked as the Post’s correspondent in South America, based in Rio de Janeiro, and as a correspondent in Iraq. Partlow joined The Washington Post in 2003. He was on the financial desk and later worked for the metro section cover...
Former Professor of International Security Studies Director, Program in Security, Stability, Transition and Reconstruction, George C. Marshall Center, Germany
Ann Phillips worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from September 2000 until September 2007, where she helped develop USAID’s policies and strategies on fragile states, stabilization and reconstruction, and promotion of good governance. Ann then went on to work for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany, where she was...
Ford International Professor of Political Science and MIT Security Studies Program Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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