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Steven Aftergood
Steven Aftergood directs the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, where he writes the Secrecy News blog.
Mike Alberti
Mike Alberti is a Staff Reporter for Remapping Debate.
Paul Alexander
Paul Alexander is the author of Machiavelli's Shadow: The Rise and Fall of Karl Rove.
Michelle Alexander
A longtime civil rights advocate and litigator, Michelle Alexander is the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Graham Allison
Graham Allison is director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. His latest book is Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe.
Nancy Altman
Nancy Altman is author of The Battle for Social Security and co-director of Social Security Works.
J.W. Anderson
J.W. Anderson is a former Washington Post editorial writer.
Ivan Arreguín-Toft
Ivan Arreguín-Toft is a postdoctoral fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Peter Ashton
Peter K. Ashton is the president of Innovation & Information Consultants, Inc., an economic and financial consulting firm which specializes in the analysis of the petroleum industry.
William Astore
William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF), taught for six years at the U.S. Air Force Academy and currently teaches at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He writes regularly for TomDispatch.com.
Iason Athanasiadis
Iason Athanasiadis was a 2008 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Iman Azzi
Iman Azzi, a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, is an intern at the Daily Star in Beirut.
William Bagley
William Bagley is director of gift planning at St. Mark's School.
Russ Baker
Russ Baker is a longtime, award-winning investigative reporter and essayist. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Columbia Journalism Review, and the New York Times.
Shaul Bakhash
Shaul Bakhash, Clarence Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University, is a specialist on the history of modern Iran. He was a journalist in Iran for many years.
Henry Banta
Henry M. Banta is a partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Lobel, Novins & Lamont.
Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, the longest-running investigative team in American journalism and twice winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Magazine Award, are contributing editors for Vanity Fair.
Gina Barton
Gina Barton is an investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who has received numerous awards for her work.
Maud Beelman
Maud Beelman is a deputy managing editor at The Dallas Morning News, where she directs a team of investigative and special projects reporters.
Judith Bell
Judith Bell is president of the advocacy group PolicyLink.
Matt Bennett
Matt Bennett is executive director of the New Millennium Research Council (NMRC).
Joel Berg
Joel Berg is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of hunger, food security and national and community service. He is the author a book, 'All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?,' in November 2008.
Alan Berlow
Alan Berlow is a freelance journalist who writes frequently about criminal justice issues. He may be reached via www.niemanwatchdog.org.
Jake Bernstein
Jake Bernstein is executive editor of the Texas Observer and co-author, with Lou Dubose, of "Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency."
Frida Berrigan
Frida Berrigan is Senior Program Associate of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation.
Randall Bezanson
Professor Bezanson teaches Constitutional Law, The First Amendment, and Seminars on Freedom of the Press, the Religion Guarantees, and Law and Technology at the University of Iowa Law School.
Linda Bilmes
Linda Bilmes teaches public finance at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Bruce Blair
Bruce Blair is president of the Center for Defense Information in Washington, DC. The Center does in-depth research on the social, economic, environmental, political and military components of international security.
Ruth Blakeley
Ruth Blakeley is a senior lecturer in International Relations at the University of Kent, and co-director of The Rendition Project.
Patricia Block
Patricia Block is a marketing, communications and PR consultant, freelance writer and former leader of a support group for survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI). She is currently writing a book about a woman who rebuilds her damaged brain and shattered self after suffering a near-fatal accident and brain injury.
Stephen Bloom
Stephen G. Bloom, a journalism teacher at the University of Iowa, is the author of "Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America," and "Inside the Writer's Mind: Writing Narrative Journalism." He is also co-creator of two oral history projects: The Iowa Journalists Oral History Project, the world’s first video-streaming archive of journalists; and The Oxford Project, which spans two decades in the lives of residents of a rural Iowa town.
Leo Bogart
Leo Bogart died in October 2004 at the age of 84. He was a leading American sociologist and served as president of the American Association of Public Opinion Research and also the World Association of Public Opinion Research. He wrote about a dozen books, including three while in his eighties.
John Branston
John Branston is a senior editor for The Memphis Flyer.
Susan Brewer
Susan A. Brewer is an author and a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
John Britton
John H. Britton, a former reporter and managing editor of Jet, is assistant to the president for special projects at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.
J. Larry Brown
Dr. Brown directs the Center on Hunger and Poverty at Brandeis University.
Michael Bugeja
Michael Bugeja is director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University. His latest book, "Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age" (Oxford, 2005), recently won the Clifford G. Christians Award for Research in Media Ethics.
Ethan Burger
Ethan S. Burger is a Scholar-in-Residence at American University’s School of International Service (SIS) and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law (WCL).
John Burke
John Burke is editor of the Editors Weblog, a trade publication for the global newspaper industry published by the World Editors Forum, an organization within the Paris-based World Association of Newspapers.
Daniel Byman
Daniel Byman is the Director of the Security Studies Program and the Center for Peace and Security Studies as well as an Associate Professor in the Edward A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Alberto Cairo
Alberto Cairo is director of infographics at Época (Editora Globo, Brazil).
Tracy Campbell
Tracy Campbell is the author of "Deliver the Vote: A History of Election Fraud, an American Political Tradition, 1742-2004" and "Short of the Glory: The Fall and Redemption of Edward F. Prichard, Jr." He is associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky.
Don Capps
Don Capps is a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam and is now working for the military in Southwest Asia.
Kevin Carlsmith
Kevin Carlsmith is an assistant professor of psychology at Colgate University.
Scott Carney
Investigative journalist Scott Carney is the author of The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers.
Cornelia Carrier
Cornelia Carrier, a 1976 Nieman fellow, is a retired journalist and active environmentalist living in Charleston, SC.
John Carroll
John S. Carroll is the Knight Visiting Lecturer at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He was editor of the Los Angeles Times from 2000 to 2005.
Andres Cavelier
Andres Cavelier is a 2007-2008 Nieman fellow.
Teresa Chambers
Teresa C. Chambers was fired last year from her job as chief of police for the United States Park Police Force after talking to a reporter.
Ira Chernus
Ira Chernus, an author and commentator, is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he has taught for 30 years.
Norman Christensen
Norman L. Christensen, Jr., is a professor of ecology and founding dean at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University. He has studied wildfire ecology for more than 30 years, and in 2003 testified before Congress about the Healthy Forests Restoration Act.
Sig Christenson
In the past four years, Sig Christenson has been stationed in Iraq five times, for a total of ten months, for the San Antonio Express-News. He is co-founder and former president of Military Reporters & Editors.
William Claiborne
Bill Claiborne, now living in Australia, was a Washington Post reporter for 32 years, mostly in foreign and national news positions.
Stephen Cohen
Stephen Cohen has been a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program of the Brookings Institution since 1998. He was a member of the Policy Planning Staff of State from 1985-87, and is the author of numerous books and articles on India and South Asia, notably the recently published India: Emerging Power (Brookings, 2001), and The Idea of Pakistan (Brookings: 2004).
Donald Cohen
Donald Cohen is the chairperson of In the Public Interest, a new resource center on privatization and government contracting.
Leonard Cole
Leonard A. Cole is a political scientist at Rutgers University-Newark N.J., where he teaches science and public policy. He is the author, most recently, of The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective story.
Stan Collender
Budget expert Stan Collender is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Qorvis Communications and the founder of the Capital Gains and Games blog.
H. Victor Condé
H. Victor Condé is an international human rights lawyer and educator and author of An Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States.
Alfredo Corchado
Alfredo Corchado, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, is Mexico Bureau Chief of The Dallas Morning News.
Robert Cottrol
Robert J. Cottrol is a professor of law, history, and Sociology, and Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University.
Philip Coyle
Philip E. Coyle III is a Senior Advisor to the President of the Center for Defense Information and an independent defense consultant. He is a recognized expert on U.S. and worldwide military research, development and testing, on operational military matters, and on national security policy and defense spending.
Gilbert Cranberg
Gilbert Cranberg is a former editorial page editor of the Des Moines Register and Tribune.
Mary Curtis
Mary C. Curtis, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, is a contributor to PoliticsDaily.com, TheRoot.com, NPR and Creative Loafing Charlotte. Her “Keeping It Positive” commentary airs every Wednesday on Fox News Rising Charlotte.
Lew Daly
Lew Daly is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Sustainable Progress Initiative at Demos.
Sheldon Danziger
Sheldon H. Danziger is the Henry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and Research Professor at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan.
Joseph Davis
Joseph A. Davis has been writing about the environment, energy, and natural resources for 30 years.
Pete Davis
Pete Davis, president of Davis Capital Investment Ideas, advises Wall Street money managers on Washington policy developments that affect the financial markets. He blogs at Capital Gains and Games.
Pedro de la Torre
Pedro de la Torre III is senior associate, Campus Progress, at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.
Thomas de Waal
Thomas de Waal is a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington and author, most recently, of the 2010 book The Caucasus: An Introduction.
Brad DeLong
J. Bradford DeLong is a professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal, one of the most popular Weblogs dealing with politics and the economy.
Lyle Denniston
Veteran Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston is now a correspondent for SCOTUSblog.com.
Richard Dickerson
Richard A. Dickerson is former senior director for strategic communications for USAID in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
David Dill
David Dill, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, is the founder of VerifiedVoting.org and the Verified Voting Foundation
David Dow
David Dow, author of the Autobiography of an Execution, is a college professor and the founder of the Texas Innocence Network.
Lauren Drablier
Lauren Drablier, based in Paris, has a masters degree in nternational affairs from Sciences Po Paris.
Robert Dreyfuss
Robert Dreyfuss covers national security for Rolling Stone and writes frequently for The American Prospect, The Nation, Mother Jones, and the Washington Monthly. He is the author of Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam. His web site and blog, The Dreyfuss Report, can be found at www.RobertDreyfuss.com.
Ernest Drucker
Ernest Drucker is a longtime practitioner and scholar of public health, and author of A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America.
Tom Engelhardt
Tom Engelhardt, co-founder of the American Empire Project, runs the Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. He is the author of The End of Victory Culture, a history of the Cold War and beyond, as well as of a novel, The Last Days of Publishing. He also edited The World According to TomDispatch: America in the New Age of Empire (Verso, 2008), an alternative history of the Bush years.
Ladd Everitt
Ladd Everitt is the director of communications of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
Robert Faber
Robert Faber has been an Arbor resident since 1954 and served two terms on Ann Arbor's City Council.
Diane Farsetta
Diane Farsetta is Senior Researcher at the Center for Media and Democracy, and the co-author of CMD’s two VNR reports, “Fake TV News” and “Still Not the News.”
Rashi Fein
Rashi Fein is Professor of Medical Economics, Emeritus, at Harvard Medical School, and co-author of The Health Care Mess; How We Got Into It and What It Will Take To Get Out, from the Harvard University Press.
Nasim Fekrat
Nasim Fekrat is a freelance Afghan journalist now studying and writing in the United States.
Christopher Fettweis
Christopher J. Fettweis is a political science professor at Tulane University and the author of Losing Hurts Twice as Bad: The Four Stages to Moving Beyond Iraq.
Morris Fiorina
Morris P. Fiorina is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.
Louis Fisher
Louis Fisher is a specialist in constitutional law with the Law Library of the Library of Congress and author of "In the Name of National Security" (2006), which analyzes the Reynolds case. The views expressed here are personal, not institutional.
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, a husband and wife team, began their experience in Afghanistan when they were the first American journalists to acquire permission to enter behind Soviet lines in 1981.
James Forest
James JF Forest is Assistant Professor and Director of Terrorism Studies at the United States Military Academy, West Point.
Chas Freeman
Amb. Chas. W. Freeman, Jr. is president of the Middle East Policy Council. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1993-94 and served as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Stefanie Friedhoff
Stefanie Friedhoff is a German-American journalist and special projects manager at the Nieman Foundation, where she directs a specialized fellowship in Global Health Reporting as well as Nieman’s Trauma Journalism Program.
Brad Friedman
Brad Friedman is an investigative journalist, blogger and radio host who covers issues of election integrity at BradBlog.com.
Saul Friedman
Saul Friedman, a 1963 Nieman fellow, is a former White House correspondent for Newsday and Knight Ridder newspapers and now writes a weekly column, “Gray Matters,” dealing with senior issues, for Newsday.
Arnold Friedman
Arnold Friedman is an award-winning writer based in Los Angeles. He specializes in criminal justice system and political reporting.
Sam Fulwood, III
Sam Fulwood,III, a 1994 Nieman fellow, writes about national politics, race relations and pop culture for The Root.
Kate Galbraith
Kate Galbraith, a 2008 Nieman fellow, has been a correspondent for The Economist. She has also written for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Grist.org.
Adam Gamble
Adam Gamble is publisher at On Cape Publications in Massachusetts, and co-author of "A Public Betrayed," a new book on the Japanese news media.
Bob Garfield
Bob Garfield is a columnist, critic, essayist, pundit, and international lecturer. In another life as an obscure broadcast personality, he is co-host of National Public Radio’s weekly magazine program “On the Media.”
Michael Gartner
Michael Gartner has had a distinguished career in print and broadcast journalism.
Christopher Gelpi
Christopher F. Gelpi is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Duke University. His primary research interests are the sources of international militarized conflict and strategies for international conflict resolution.
Heather Gerken
Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure.
Lisa Getter
Lisa Getter (Nieman Class of 1995) was a member of the Miami Herald team that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for public service for its reporting on Hurricane Andrew. She is now editorial director of UCG, a business information publisher in Rockville, Md.
David Gewirtz
David Gewirtz is the Editor-in-Chief of ZATZ Publishing and has written more than 600 articles about technology. He is the author of four books including Where Have All The Emails Gone? and The Flexible Enterprise.
Daniel Gilbert
Daniel Gilbert is the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer prize for public service and other journalism awards. His new assignment is writing about the oil industry for the Wall Street Journal.
Juan Antonio Giner
Juan Antonio Giner is president of the Innovation International Media Consulting Group.
Todd Gitlin
Todd Gitlin is an author, essayist, and professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University.
Elizabeth Goitein
Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein is co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice.
Alexander Goldman
Alex Goldman is Senior Editor at InternetNews.com. He has been a technology jurnalist for the past nine years.
Joseph Goldstein
Joseph Goldstein is a partner at the Mayer Brown law firm in Washington, DC.
Merrill Goozner
Merrill Goozner is director of the Integrity in Science project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Neil Gordon
Neil Gordon is an investigator at the Project On Government Oversight, an investigative nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C.
Peter Gosselin
Peter G. Gosselin has been national economics correspondent for the Los Angeles Times since 1999. His latest series was The New Deal: If America is Richer, Why Are Its Families So Much Less Secure?
Pamela Gould
Pamela Gould has spent the last eight years as a general assignment reporter at the Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star. She was previously an editor at the Potomac (Va.) News, where she led an award-winning investigation into the Virginia crime lab error that resulted in the arrest of the wrong man and temporarily derailed the hunt for the killer of Spotsylvania County resident Sofia Silva.
Alexander Gourevitch
Alex Gourevitch is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at The Political Theory Project, Brown University. He is also the co-editor of the political economy blog The Current Moment.
E.J. Graff
E.J. Graff is a Senior Researcher at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.
Donald Green
Donald A. Green is professor of political science and director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.
Karen Greenberg
Karen J. Greenberg is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. She is the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, the editor of the NYU Review of Law and Security, co-editor of The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib, and editor of Al Qaeda Now and The Torture Debate in America (Cambridge University Press).
Steven Greenhut
Steven Greenhut is Editor in Chief of Calwatchdog.com, a columnist for the Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.) and North County Times (Escondido, Calif.) and author of Plunder! How Public Employee Unions Are Raiding Treasuries Controlling Our Lives And Bankrupting The Nation.
Ted Gup
Ted Gup, a former Washington Post reporter and author, directs the department of journalism at Emerson College in Boston.
Craig Gurian
Craig Gurian is the editor of Remapping Debate, an online public policy news journal.
Leon Hadar
Leon T. Hadar is a research fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy, international trade, the Middle East, and South and East Asia.
Noel Hammatt
Noel Hammatt has taught in middle school, high school, and college and served for 16 years as an elected School Board member in East Baton Rouge Parish.
John Hanrahan
John Hanrahan is a former executive director of The Fund for Investigative Journalism and reporter for The Washington Post, The Washington Star, UPI, and other news organizations. He is now on special assignment for Nieman Watchdog.
Bev Harris
Bev Harris is the author of Black Box Voting: Ballot-Tampering in the 21st Century.
William Hartung
William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, January 2011).
Judi Hasson
Judi Hasson is the editor at large at Federal Computer Week, a weekly technology magazine covering the federal government.
Kevin Hayden
Kevin Hayden is a free-lance writer and blogger, who runs the much-cited American Street blog. His principal source of income in recent years has been from property management and maintenance. His hobby is studying U.S. history and political history.
Lee Helfrich
Lee Helfrich is a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Lobel, Novins & Lamont.
David Himmelstein
Dr. David Himmelstein is a co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. He practices and teaches primary care internal medicine at the Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard.
D. Jeffrey Hirschberg
D. Jeffrey Hirschberg is a partner in Kalorama Partners, a Washington, D.C., firm advising clients on corporate governance.
Arlie Hochschild
Arlie Hochschild teaches sociology at U.C. Berkeley.
Mary Hornig
Mary V. Hornig of Springfield, Va., is active in an online Marine family group for her son's battalion.
Roselyn Hsueh
Roselyn Hsueh is an assistant professor of Political Science and Asian Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia and the author of China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization, out in September from Cornell University Press/ Studies in Political Economy.
Michael Hudson
Hudson is a staff writer with the Center for Public Integrity and author of a new book, THE MONSTER: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America—and Spawned a Global Crisis.
Donald Hudson Jr.
Donald C. Hudson Jr. is a private assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
George Hunsinger
George Hunsinger teaches at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is Founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. His book Torture Is a Moral Issue: Christians, Jews, Muslims and People of Conscience Speak Out was published last fall.
Mara Hvistendahl
Mara Hvistendahl is an award-winning author and journalist specializing in the intersection of science, culture, and policy.
Karl Idsvoog
Karl Idsvoog, a 1983 Nieman Fellow, teaches a range of multimedia journalism courses at Kent State University.
Alagi Jallow
Alagi Yorro Jallow, a 2007 Nieman Fellow, fled Gambia in 2005 when his newspaper was shut down and staff members arrested. He has asylum in the U.S. and is currently a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC.
Geoffrey James
Geoffrey K. James is deputy general counsel at USi, an Internet-related technology company in Annapolis, Maryland.
Ian Johnson
Ian Johnson, a 2007 Nieman fellow and Pulitzer prize winner, is a reporter/editor at The Wall Street Journal.
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson manages the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence's "Meet the NRA" project which he describes as doing opposition research on NRA's leadership.
David Cay Johnston
David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer prize winner, is a columnist for Tax Analysts and teaches the law of the ancient world at Syracuse University’s law and graduate business schools. The Fine Print, the third book in his series about the American economy, is scheduled to be published in 2011 by Penguin.
Antonia Juhasz
Antonia Juhasz is the author of Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Disaster and director of the Energy Program at Global Exchange.
Colin Kahl
Colin Kahl is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Minnesota.
Jeff Katz
Jeff Katz is the founder of the Listening to Parents project.
Steven Katz
Steven L. Katz served as Counsel to former U.S. Senator John Glenn on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee and has worked in the Executive Branch. He is the author of the book, Lion Taming: Working Successfully with Leaders, Bosses, and other Tough Customers (Sourcebooks, 2004).
Juliette Kayyem
Juliette N. Kayyem serves as the executive director for research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Orin Kerr
Orin Kerr is an associate professor at the George Washington University Law School and a leading voice in the emerging field of computer crime law.
Donald Kettl
Donald F. Kettl is director of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey Kimball
Jeffrey Kimball is professor emeritus of history at Miami University in Ohio.
Ryan King
Ryan S. King is a policy analyst with The Sentencing Project in Washington, DC. His research specialization is the American correctional system.
Eric Kingson
Eric Kingson is a professor of social work at Syracuse University and co-director of Social Security Works.
Stephen Kinzer
Stephen Kinzer, a longtime New York Times foreign correspondent, teaches journalism and political science at Northwestern University. He is currently taking part in The Folly of Attacking Iran Tour, in which experts are traveling across the country to present options for a more rational foreign policy towards Iran. His latest book, Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, recounts the 14 times the United States has overthrown foreign governments.
Jane Kirtley
Jane E. Kirtley is a professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. She has been a columnist for American Journalism Review and was executive director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for 14 years.
Steven Kleinman
Steven Kleinman is a military intelligence officer with twenty-five years of operational and leadership experience in human intelligence and special operations. He served as an interrogator in three major military campaigns in addition to teaching advanced interrogation and resistance to interrogation courses.
Tom Kloza
Tom Kloza has been writing about downstream oil markets since 1975. He was among the founders of Oil Price Information Service some 25 years ago.
Andrew Kreig
Andrew Kreig is executive director of the Justice Integrity Project, and also a free-lance investigative reporter, attorney and radio host based in Washington, DC.
Amie Kreppel
Amie Kreppel is the Director of the University of Florida’s Center for European Studies and European Union Studies Program.
Bruce Kushnick
Bruce Kushnick has been a telecom analyst for 29 years, and is currently the chairman of Teletruth, an independent customer advocacy group focusing on broadband and telecom issues, as well as executive director of New Networks Institute, a market research firm.
George Lardner Jr.
George Lardner Jr. was a reporter for more than 40 years at the Washington Post. He is now an associate at the Center for the Study of the Presidency.
Larry Lebowitz
Larry Lebowitz covers transportation and writes the "Streetwise" column for The Miami Herald.
Michael Lemov
Michael R. Lemov is an attorney in Bethesda who specializes in federal regulatory issues. He is also president of the board of directors of the John E. Moss Foundation.
Anthony Lewis
Anthony Lewis, an authority on the First Amendment, is the former New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer prize winner.
David Lewis
David E. Lewis is Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University and author of The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance.
Jeffrey Lewis
Jeffrey Lewis is executive director of the Managing the Atom Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Carolyn Lewis
Carolyn Lewis has been a print and TV reporter and a teacher of journalism at Boston University and Columbia Journalism School.
Charles Lewis
Charles Lewis is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University in Washington, a journalism professor at AU, and the founder and executive director for the first 15 years of the Center for Public Integrity.
Eric Lindblom
Eric N. Lindblom is the Director for Policy Research at Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in Washington, DC.
Galit Lipa
Galit Lipa is a supervising attorney at the Mills Criminal Defense Clinic of Stanford Law School, an organization devoted primarily to representing individuals facing life imprisonment under California’s Three Strikes Law.
Marc Lipsitch
Marc Lipsitch is Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Michael Livermore
Michael A. Livermore is the executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity and an adjunct professor at NYU Law.
Martin Lobel
Martin Lobel is a partner in Lobel, Novins & Lamont, a Washington, DC, law firm, and chairman of the board of Tax Analysts (www.tax.org), a source for journalists.
Mike Lofgren
Mike Lofgren retired in June 2011 after 28 years as a staff member in the U.S. Congress, most recently for Senate Budget Committee Republicans. His essay on Congressional Republicans, Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult received over a million views.
Jack Lohman
Jack Lohman, a free-lance writer, is a retired business owner in Wisconsin with 35 years in the health care industry.
Keith Long
Keith Long is an author, writer and radio commentator on a broad range of contemporary issues.
Ralph Lopez
Ralph Lopez is co-founder and Director of Jobs for Afghans, a citizens' peace organization. He led a fact-finding mission to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009.
George Madaus
George Madaus is the Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy Emeritus at Boston College.
Thomas Maier
Thomas Maier, an award-winning author, has been an investigative reporter for Newsday since 1984.
Harold Maio
Harold A. Maio is a retired editor and college German teacher who specializes in the ethics of Language itself.
Phebe Marr
Phebe Marr is a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she is working on a project about the future of Iraq. She has spent over 40 years as a scholar and analyst of southwest Asia and is a leading U.S. specialist on Iraq.
Kate Martin
Kate Martin is the Director of the Center for National Security Studies, a civil liberties organization in Washington, D.C.
Douglas Massey
Douglas S. Massey is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he is co-director of the Mexican Migration Project at the Office of Population Research.
Marc Mauer
Marc Mauer is the Executive Director of The Sentencing Project, a national non-profit organization engaged in research and advocacy on criminal justice policy.
Bill McAllister
Bill McAllister spent most of his journalism career at The Washington Post, where he was a reporter, editor and columnist from 1975 to 1999.
Donovan McClure
Donovan McClure, a former newspaper reporter, is senior vice president of The Kamber Group, a labor-oriented communications firm in Washington, DC.
Alfred McCoy
Alfred McCoy is author of "A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror" (Metropolitan Books, The American Empire Project, 2006) and a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Tara McKelvey
Tara McKelvey, a senior editor at The American Prospect and a research fellow at NYU School of Law’s Center on Law and Security, is author of an upcoming book, Monstering: Inside America’s Policy on Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War (Carroll & Graf, June 12).
Bill McKibben
An author, educator, environmentalist and activist, Bill McKibben is the founder of the global grassroots climate-change Web site 350.org. His latest book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet is about adjusting to a changed world.
Dave McNeely
Dave McNeely, a 1976 Nieman Fellow, is a veteran Texas political reporter and columnist.
Stephanie Mencimer
Stephanie Mencimer is a contributing editor of The Washington Monthly and a fellow at the Alicia Patterson Foundation.
Davis Merritt
Daviz "Buzz" Merritt worked as a reporter, Washington correspondent, and editor for Knight and Knight Ridder newspapers for 42 years. For 23 of those years, he served as editor and senior editor of The Wichita Eagle, the largest daily newspaper in Kansas. Since his retirement in 1999, he has been an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Kansas and Wichita State University, a consultant on public journalism with newspapers and broadcast stations, and a writer.
Philip Meyer
Philip Meyer, a 1966-'67 Nieman Fellow, recently retired as the holder of the Knight chair of Journalism at the University of North Carolina. His most recent book is "Paper Route: Finding My Way to Precision Journalism."
Alden Meyer
Alden Meyer is director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists and the director of its Washington, D.C. office.
Lawrence Meyer
Lawrence Meyer worked as a reporter and editor for 36 years, 31 of them at The Washington Post. He was the lead reporter for the Post in covering the Senate Watergate hearings and the Watergate break-in trial.
Eugene Meyer
Eugene L.Meyer is an award-winning former longtime Washington Post reporter and editor.
Lawrence Mitchell
Lawrence E. Mitchell is an author and the John Theodore Fey Research Professor of Law and George Washington University.
Greg Mitchell
Greg Mitchell is the editor of Editor & Publisher magazine and author of nine nonfiction books. His book on Iraq and the media, titled "So Wrong for So Long," has just been published by Union Square Press.
Rich Morales
Lt. Colonel Rich Morales, a career Army officer, is a graduate of the Yale School of Management and a former White House fellow.
Bill Moyers
Bill Moyers has pursued a broad spectrum of journalism, beginning as a cub reporter for the Marshall News Messenger at the age of 16.
John Mueller
John Mueller is professor of political science at Ohio State University. His most recent book is "Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them". His next book, "Atomic Obsession", will be published in fall 2009.
Rachel Nardin
Dr. Rachel Nardin, a neurologist, is the chair of the Massachusetts chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.
Ronald Neumann
Ronald E. Neumann has been U.S. ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain, and, from July 2005 to April 2007, to Afghanistan.
Lawrence Norden
Lawrence Norden is the author of the just published The Machinery of Democracy: Protecting Elections in an Electronic World (Academy Chicago Press), and is a counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law.
Robert S. Norris
Robert Standish Norris is a senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists.
James O'Shea
James O'Shea is cofounder and editor of the Chicago News Cooperative, former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, and past editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times. His book, The Deal From Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers, will be published shortly by PublicAffairs.
William Odom
Lieutenant General William E. Odom, U.S. Army (Ret.), a frequent contributor to NiemanWatchdog, died May 30, 2008, apparently of a heart attack. Odom in recent years had been an aggressive critic of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and was one of the first to call for removing American troops from Iraq. For many years a highly popular professor at Yale, he had been director of the National Security Agency under President Reagan from 1985 to 1988.
Dan Olmsted
Dan Olmsted is a senior editor at UPI.
Toluse Olorunnipa
Toluse Olorunnipa is a Miami Herald reporter.
Laura Olson
Laura R. Olson is a professor of political science at Clemson University and the author of several books on religion and politics.
Geneva Overholser
Geneva Overholser, a 1986 Nieman fellow, holds the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting for the Missouri School of Journalism, in its Washington, D.C., bureau.
Devah Pager
Devah Pager is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.
Trita Parsi
Trita Parsi is president of the National Iranian American Council, the largest Iranian-American organization in the U.S. He is also the author of Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States.
Ross Perlin
Ross Perlin is the author of Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy.
Paul Pillar
Paul R. Pillar is on the faculty of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. He capped a long career in the Central Intelligence Agency by serving as National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000 to 2005.
Walter Pincus
Walter Pincus reports on national security issues for The Washington Post.
Andrea Pitzer
Andrea Pitzer is the founder of Nieman Storyboard and has been an editor with the Nieman Foundation's narrative program since 2007.
Larry Polivka
Larry Polivka serves as Scholar in Residence of the Claude Pepper Foundation at Florida State University, focusing his efforts on issues relating to long-term care and retirement security.
Eric Pooley
Eric Pooley is a contributor to Time, Slate, and other magazines. His book about the politics and economics of climate change will be published by Hyperion next year.
Paul Posner
Paul L. Posner, Ph.D., served as the Managing Director for Federal Budget and Intergovernmental Relations Analysis at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and is Director of the Public Administration Graduate Program at George Mason University.
Elaine Povich
Elaine S. Povich is a Washington writer with nearly two decades of experience covering Capitol Hill.
Douglas Powell
Dr. Douglas Powell is an associate professor of food safety at Kansas State University. He also runs barfblog.com, a blog about food safety.
John Prados
John Prados is a senior fellow at the National Security Archives and co-director of its Iraq Documentation Project. He is the author of Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1945-1975.
Richard Prince
Richard Prince writes Journal-isms, a three-times-a-week column about diversity issues in the news business that appears on the Web site of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.
Project on Government Oversight
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct.
Arch Puddington
Arch Puddington is director of research at Freedom House and the author of the recently released biography, Lane Kirkland: Champion of American Labor (Wiley).
Craig Pyes
Craig Pyes is a private investigator and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with more than 25 years of experience investigating public corruption, human rights abuses, national security, and international crime.
Sam Raphael
Sam Raphael is a senior lecturer in International Relations at Kingston University, London, and co-director of The Rendition Project.
Jamin Raskin
Jamin Raskin is a professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at American University’s Washington College of Law and is the author, most recently, of the Washington Post Bestseller, "Overruling Democracy."
Susan Rasky
Susan Rasky is a senior lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley School of Journalism. Previously, she reported for the New York Times, serving as chief congressional correspondent in the Washington, D.C. bureau, and shared a 1990 George Polk Award for her coverage of the Federal budget battles.
Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a distinguished historian of American education.
Nathaniel Raymond
Nathaniel Raymond is the Director of the Campaign Against Torture at Physicians for Human Rights and leads PHR’s inquiry into the alleged 2001 Dasht-e-Leili massacre in northern Afghanistan.
Neil Reisner
Neil Reisner is an associate professor of journalism at Florida International University.
Annette Renner
Annette Renner says she lives with her husband in the mountains of beautiful, southwestern New Mexico where she spends her time volunteering and making sure she doesn't miss any news on the Internet.
Nicolas Retsinas
Nicolas P. Retsinas is director of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Thomas Ricks
Thomas Ricks is the Pulitzer-Prize winning military correspondent for The Washington Post, and the author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq.
Ken Ringle
Ken Ringle was a political and environmental reporter for much of his 33 year career at The Washington Post.
Kenneth Rogoff
Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University, as well as Director of the Harvard Center for International Development.
Katie Rolnick
Katie Rolnick is a New York-based freelance writer and an editor at Dance Spirit magazine.
Jay Rosen
Jay Rosen teaches journalism at New York University and is the author of PressThink a weblog about journalism and democracy.
Martha Rosenberg
Martha Rosenberg's book,first book, Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp the Public Health, is available in hardcover and ebook editions.
Mark Rosenman
Mark Rosenman is director of Caring to Change, a group devoted to broadening grantmaking's potential.
Marc Rotenberg
Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C.
Arthur Rowse
Arthur E. (Ted) Rowse is a retired journalist (ex-Washington Post and U.S.News) and author.
Andrew Rudalevige
Andrew Rudalevige is associate professor of political science at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and author of the new book, The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate (University of Michigan Press, 2005). The first chapter of the book can be found here.
Xenia Ruiz
Xenia Ruiz is a Policy Associate and Project Coordinator at the Center for Medicare Advocacy in Washington, DC.
Michael Russell
Michael Russell is an Associate Professor in the Lynch School of Education and the director of the Technology and Assessment Study Collaborative (inTASC) at Boston College.
Josh Ruxin
Josh Ruxin is the founder and director of the Access Project in Rwanda, an initiative of the Center for Global Health and Economic Development at Columbia University. He is currently based in Kigali, Rwanda.
Larry Sabato
Larry J. Sabato is a professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and director of the U. Va. Center for Politics.
Alan Sager
Alan Sager is a professor of health services at the Boston University School of Public Health, where he and his colleague, Deborah Socolar, direct the Health Reform Program.
Roy Saltman
Roy G. Saltman is author of a new book, "The History and Politics of Voting Technology: In Quest of Integrity and Public Confidence," published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Victoria Samson
Victoria Samson is director of Washington Operations for the Secure World Foundation.
Darren Samuelsohn
Darren Samuelsohn is a senior reporter for Greenwire and Environment & Energy Daily in Washington D.C.
Karl Sandstrom
Karl Sandstrom has researched Afghanistan and Somalia since 2007 with field research in Somaliland and Afghanistan in 2009, and Afghanistan in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Sydney Schanberg
Sydney Schanberg is an internationally known journalist, the recipient of a Pulitzer prize and numerous other awards.
Danny Schechter
Danny Schechter, a 1978 Nieman fellow, is a journalist, author, television producer and independent filmmaker who also writes and speaks about media issues.
Bill Schiller
Bill Schiller, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, is based in Beijing as the Asia bureau chief for the Toronto Star.
William Schlesinger
William H. Schlesinger is the James B. Duke Professor of Biogeochemistry and dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Science at Duke University.
Frank Schneider
Frank L. Schneider is a retired attorney who lives in Chicago. He specialized in the preparation and trial of insurance matters for 34 years.
Nick Schwellenbach
Nick Schwellenbach is an investigator and blog editor at the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), an investigative non-profit organization in Washington, DC.
David Segal
David R. Segal is a sociology professor at the University of Maryland and director of the Center for Research on Military Organization.
Ted Selker
Ted Selker, an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, is co-director of the Caltech-MIT Voting Technology Project, where he is building and testing technology for improving security and accuracy in voting.
Brad Setser
Brad Setser is a research associate at the Global Economic Governance Programme at University College, Oxford and a blogger.
Sarah Sewall
Sarah Sewall is the Faculty Director at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She recently authored the introduction to the University of Chicago Edition of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual.
Harley Shaiken
Harley Shaiken is a Professor of Education and Geography at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on Latin America, labor, information technology, the organization of work, global economic integration and trade.
Ian Shapiro
Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University and the author, most recently, of "Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy against Global Terror."
Paul Shukovsky
Paul Shukovsky covers federal courts and federal investigative agencies for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer where he has been a reporter since 1990.
Larry Siems
Larry Siems is the principal author of the ACLU's Torture Report.
Micah Sifry
Micah L. Sifry is senior analyst with Public Campaign, a non-profit, non-partisan organization working on comprehensive campaign finance reform.
Jonathan Simon
Jonathan Simon is a co-founder of the Election Defense Alliance, a national coordinating body for citizen electoral integrity groups.
Jonathan Simon
Jonathan Simon is a law professor at UC Berkeley and the author of Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear
Stephanie Singer
Stephanie Frank Singer is the Chief Executive Officer of Campaign Scientific LLC, a campaign consulting firm specializing in data issues.
P.W. Singer
P.W. Singer is Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution. The updated, paperback version of his book Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century(Penguin) is now available.
Susannah Sirkin
Susannah Sirkin is the Deputy Director of Physicians for Human Rights, a position she has held since 1987. She also directs PHR’s program on human rights violations in armed conflicts.
Wick Sloane
Wick Sloane writes a column, "The Devil's Workshop," for InsideHigherEd.com.
Tyson Slocum
Tyson Slocum is the Research Director for Public Citizen's Energy Program.
Haviland Smith
Haviland Smith is a retired CIA Station Chief who served in Eastern and Western Europe and the Middle East, as Chief of the Counterterrorism Staff, and as Executive Assistant in the Director’s office.
Sam Smith
Sam Smith is a writer, activist and social critic who has been at the forefront of new ideas and new politics for more than three decades. He has been editing alternative publications since 1964, longer than almost anyone in the country.
Frank Smyth
Frank Smyth is the Washington representative and Journalist Security Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists. He serves as board member of the International News Safety Institute and was a former investigator for Human Rights Watch
J.H. Snider
J.H. Snider is the president of iSolon.org and frequently writes about media policy.
Norman Solomon
Norman Solomon is the author of the new book "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death." He is a syndicated columnist on media and politics.
Jerome Starkey
Jerome Starkey, (jeromestarkey.com) is the Afghanistan correspondent for the Times of London. He’s also on YouTube, Flickr and Twitter.
Sonja Starr
Sonja B. Starr teaches criminal law at the University of Michigan Law School. Her research interests include prosecutorial conduct, sentencing law and policy, remedies for violations of criminal defendants' rights, and re-entry of ex-offenders.
Judith Stein
Judith Stein is the founder and executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., and has long focused on legal representation of the elderly.
Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz, a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors and chief economist at the World Bank, teaches at Columbia University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001.
Herb Strentz
Herb Strentz is an emeritus professor of journalism at Drake University in Des Moines and former executive secretary of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council.
Ross Swimmer
Ross Swimmer served three terms as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, and one term as Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs.
Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor is the author of American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work.
Charles Tiefer
Charles Tiefer is a professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and former solicitor and deputy general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Susan Tifft
Susan Tifft died in April 2010. She had been a teacher, author and reporter.
Sean Tipton
Sean Tipton is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR), a Washington, DC, based advocacy group dedicated to research into embryonic stem cells and regenerative medicine.
Jimmy Tobias
Jimmy Tobias is a freelance journalist and environmental and labor organizer currently working in Appalachia and the American South.
Monica Toft
Monica Duffy Toft is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Mark Townsend
Mark T. Townsend is political and economics journalist who has written for numerous publications.
Michael Tuck
Michael Tuck is a project manager for the History Commons.
Jeffrey Tulis
Jeffrey K. Tulis is a professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, where his teaching and research interests include the presidency, American political development, constitutional theory, and political philosophy.
Peter Turnley
Peter Turnley, a 2001 Nieman Fellow, has covered almost every major international crisis in the past 20 years.
Ellen Tuttle
Ellen Tuttle is the communications officer for the Nieman Foundation.
Steve Vladeck
Steve Vladeck is an associate professor of law at the University of Miami, and and a regular contributor to PrawfsBlawg.
David Walker
David Walker is president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. He was Comptroller General of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office from 1998 to 2008.
Linda Wallace
Linda S. Wallace is the author of Cultural IQ, a blog that provides practical tips for dealing with uncomfortable life situations.
Ken Ward, Jr.
Ken Ward, Jr., a reporter for The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette for nearly 20 years, has covered mine safety for most of that time. Read his stories on mountaintop removal here or follow him on his Coal Tattoo blog or Twitter at http://twitter.com/Kenwardjr.
William Weaver
Bill Weaver is a government professor at the University of Texas at El Paso and senior advisor to the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition.
David Weaver
David Weaver is the Roy W. Howard Research Professor in the School of Journalism at Indiana University's Bloomington campus and the author of numerous articles and books.
Gene Weingarten
Gene Weingarten is a humor writer for The Washington Post. He was a 1988 Nieman Fellow.
Mark Weisbrot
Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
Wendy Weiser
Wendy Weiser directs the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
Pete Weitzel
Pete Weitzel is the freedom of information coordinator for the Coalition of Journalists for Open Government.
Gary Wells
Gary L. Wells is Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University and Director of Social Science Research at the American Judicature Society’s Institute of Forensic Science and Public Policy.
Bruce Western
Bruce Western is a Harvard professor of sociology and director of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy of Kennedy School of Government.
Bill Wheatley
Bill Wheatley is a former executive vice-president of NBC News and a onetime news director at WBZ-TV, Boston.
Anthony Wheeler
Anthony R. Wheeler is a professor of organizational behavior at California State University, Sacramento. He has published numerous articles on organizational behavior and human resources management, and he frequently consults for organizations experiencing selection and performance assessment difficulties.
Winslow Wheeler
Winslow T. Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project of the Center for Defense Information in Washington, is the editor of the anthology "America's Defense Meltdown: Pentagon Reform for President Obama and the New Congress."
Wayne White
Wayne White is a scholar at Washington’s Middle East Institute and a Policy Expert at Washington’s Middle East Policy Council. In 2005, he retired as Deputy Director of the Near East and South Asia Office in the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
James Whitman
James Q. Whitman is a Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School. He takes a special interest in criminal punishment, sexual harassment, hate speech, and workplace dignity.
Larry Wilkerson
Lawrence Wilkerson was Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of Staff from 2002 to 2005, and served for 31 years in the U.S. Army.
Andrew Wilper
Andrew Wilper, MD, is an internist with Cambridge Health Alliance and a fellow in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Edward Wilson
Edward O. Wilson, professor and honorary curator of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, is the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the recipient of the National Medal of Science and a number of international awards.
George Wilson
George C. Wilson has been a print reporter for more than a half century.
Steffie Woolhandler
Dr. Steffie Woolhandler is co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard and co-director of the Harvard Medical School General Internal Medicine Fellowship program.
Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington is a journalist, the author of The Guantánamo Files (Pluto Press), the first book to tell the stories of all the prisoners in Guantánamo, and the co-director (with Polly Nash) of the new documentary film, Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo. He maintains a blog at andyworthington.co.uk.

Aung Zaw
Aung Zaw is the editor of Irrawaddy Magazine.
Stephen Zunes
Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and chair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco.
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