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Togzhan Kassenova is a senior fellow with the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the Center for Policy Research at The State University of New York,

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Added 01/28/22 | Location: Virginia, Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Michael W. Twitty is a culinary historian and food writer who documents and educates on African American culinary traditions of the historic South and its connections with the wider African Atlantic world, as well as parent traditions in Africa.

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Updated 04/11/22 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Sheela Ahluwalia is the senior labor analyst at Transparentem, a nonprofit that works to expose environmental and human rights abuses in global supply chains. She investigates where and how companies source their products, looking for abuses such as forced labor, child labor and human trafficking.

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Added 10/07/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Saif Shahin is a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. Shahin researches technology policy; the implications of disinformation online; media coverage of global politics; diversity and inclusion efforts in digital spaces; and online social movements.

A Cherokee woman with wavy, chest length, dark brown hair sits in a chair of a dark theatre, staring off into the distance, chin resting on her hand. She is wearing black tights, a light blue dress, a black cardigan, and thick silver rings.
Updated 12/08/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and attorney who specializes in tribal sovereignty and Indigenous people’s rights and safety.

Updated 02/21/22 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Francisco Sánchez is the associate administrator for the Office of Disaster Assistance at the U.S. Small Business Administration. He’s an expert in disaster preparedness, public safety, emergency-alert technology and homeland security.

A young East Asian person with glasses and short black hair smiles directly at the camera. They are wearing a dark blue suit and paisley tie, and sitting on a couch in front of an arching bookcase. Photo by Katie Miller.
Added 07/20/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , , ,

Lydia X. Z. Brown is a policy counsel for the Privacy and Data Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology and director of policy, advocacy and external affairs at the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network. They are a disability justice advocate, writer, attorney and strategist.

Added 06/29/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Shavonne Moore-Lobban is a licensed psychologist and training director at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Washington, D.C. campus. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma.

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Added 05/20/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Tracy Hadden Loh is a fellow with the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. Her research focuses on commercial real estate and placemaking — how local assets affect the prospects and resilience of the people and enterprises that call a place home.

Added 03/30/21 | Location: Canada, Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team.

Added 03/23/20 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Jean Accius is senior vice president of thought leadership and international affairs for AARP. His expertise is in aging, longevity, health and long-term care policy.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Leslie Overton is a partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, where she focuses on antitrust law. She served as deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S.

Updated 02/21/22 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Dr. Pierre Vigilance is a lecturer at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. He is an expert on health policy, public and community health, social determinants of health, and policy and program development.

Added 06/27/18 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Kristin Henning is a professor of law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law School.

Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Kiho Kim is a professor of environmental science at American University.

Updated 07/27/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Briana Scurry is a motivational speaker and retired soccer goalkeeper.

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Mieke Eoyang is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy at the Department of Defense.

Updated 02/21/22 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Gita Gopinath is the first Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Previously, she was the Fund’s chief economist and a professor of international studies and economics at Harvard University.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Raj Date is a managing partner at Fenway Summer, an advisory and investment firm focused on financial services and financial technology.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Regina Shih is the director of the Social and Behavioral Policy Program and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Hanin Ghaddar is the Friedmann Fellow at The Washington Institute’s Geduld Program on Arab Politics, where she focuses on Shia politics throughout the Levant.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Alvaro Bedoya is the founding director of the Center on Privacy and Technology and a visiting professor at Georgetown Law.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Neena K. Chaudhry is general counsel and senior advisor for education at the National Women’s Law Center.

Updated 12/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Lawrence Yun is the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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Christopher Smith is the senior vice president of government and public affairs at Cheniere Energy.

Updated 12/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Anita Chandra is the vice president and director of RAND Social and Economic Well-Being and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Mustafa Santiago Ali is vice president of environmental justice, climate and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Robert Puentes is the president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a nonpartisan think tank that aims to improve transportation and promote policy innovation.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Prashant Malaviya is professor of marketing and senior associate dean for MBA programs at Georgetown University.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Ankit Panda is the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Yanira Cruz is CEO and president of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), which focuses on improving the quality of life for the older Latino population as well as

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Amelia Tseng is an expert in linguistics and an assistant professor of world languages and cultures at American University.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Alireza Nader is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Esmeralda Casas-Silva is a scientific program manager at the National Cancer Institute, where she leads the Cancer Moonshot Biobank project.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Deborah A. Santiago is the cofounder and CEO at Excelencia in Education, an organization that aims to improve Latino access in higher education.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Sarah Audelo is the outgoing executive director of the Alliance for Youth Action, a network of youth activist organizations. She is an expert in the youth and millennial electorate.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Nicole Bibbins Sedaca is the executive vice president at Freedom House, a non-profit that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights.

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Dr. Georges Benjamin is the executive director of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on infectious diseases and administrative leadership in health systems.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Amy Liu is vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program and the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy at the Brookings Institution.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Angela Rye is principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., that seeks to empower young professionals in economic development, civic engagement and political involvement.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Derrick L. Cogburn is an associate professor at the School of International Service and the Kogod School of Business at American University.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Margaret Simms is a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute. Previously, she was the Institute’s director of the Low-Income Working Families project.

Updated 04/23/21 | Location: California, Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Jeffrey Fields is an associate professor of the practice of international relations at the University of Southern California and directs USC’s Dornsife Washington D.C. Program.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: Israel, Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian who was raised in Jerusalem, is a peace activist, co-founder of Middle East Justice Development Initiative Tours and the author of Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace (2020).

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Mo Elleithee is the founding executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service.

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Maite Arce (Mai-tay Ahr-say) is a leading voice in creating access and enhancing opportunities for Latino communities to connect with information, partners and resources they need for a better life.

Updated 02/10/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable is director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.

Updated 12/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Ron Hira is an associate professor of political science at Howard University. He is also a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Ana Gonzalez-Barrera researches public opinion of Hispanic and immigrant populations in the U.S. at the Pew Research Center. She is an expert on U.S. immigration, particularly on Mexican immigration to the U.S. and border apprehensions and deportations.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Adriana Kugler is a professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Her research interests include labor markets and policy evaluation in developed and developing countries. She studies labor regulations, unemployment and immigration, and has authored articles on public health insurance and the effects of TRAP (Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers) laws on women’s employment prospects.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Jocelyn Fontaine is vice president of criminal justice research at Arnold Ventures, where she identifies research gaps and opportunities for research to inform policy reform and advance racial justice in several

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Akbar Ahmed is a diplomat and the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on contemporary Islam.

Updated 11/05/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Roger Anthony Fairfax Jr. is dean of American University Washington College of Law.

Updated 12/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Neal K. Katyal is the the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown Law Center and a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells. He is the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, and has argued 45 cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Linda Chavez is a conservative commentator. She is president of the Becoming American Institute, part of Defending Democracy Together.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Paul Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching in the areas of criminal law and race and the law.

Updated 04/05/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Tracey Webb is the founder of The Black Benefactors, a giving circle that supports nonprofit organizations that support the African American community.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Victor McCrary is vice president for research and graduate programs at the University of the District of Columbia, an HBCU and the only public university located in Washington, D.C.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

William Spriggs is chief economist to the AFL-CIO and a professor and former chair of economics at Howard University.

Updated 12/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Dr. Kavita Patel is a nonresident fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and a primary care physician.