Rod Adams
Dr. Robert Barylski
Bob Bunting
Jill Dougherty
Amb. Harriet Elam-Thomas
Amb. Robert Gallucci
Roya Hakakian
Dr. Bruce Hoffman
Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Carla Koppell
Dr. David Lampton
Dr. Susan MacManus
Amb. John Malott
Dr. Mohsen Milani
Amb. Richard Morningstar
Nolan Peterson
Dr. Shelley Rigger
Amb. Dennis Ross
Amb. Eric Rubin
Dr. Peter Singer
Amb. Daniel Speckhard
Dr. Jeremi Suri
Martin Walker


Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré retired from the U.S. Army after 37 years on active duty in a variety of command and staff positions which focused on defense support to civil authorities and homeland defense. He planned the responses to the Shuttle Columbia Tragedy and the D.C. sniper shootings.

General Honoré supported the Defense Department response to numerous hurricanes, not the least of which was Hurricane Katrina that nearly devastated the population of New Orleans in 2005. He commanded Joint Task Force Katrina which dealt with the humanitarian crisis and safety of tens of thousands of people impacted by the disaster. He was also in charge of military responses to eight other hurricanes.

Recognized for his take-charge attitude in the wake of disasters, in retirement General Honoré was asked to lead the investigation into the January 6, 2021 Capitol riots. At the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, he rendered a report as to corrective actions that need to be implemented to ensure such a tragedy does not happen again. General Honoré is a noted public speaker and author.