Charli Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her teaching and research interests include national security ethics, the laws of war, agenda-setting in transnational advocacy networks, gender and political violence, humanitarian affairs and the role of information technology in human security. She has a particular interest in the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security. She has published three books and numerous journal articles, has served as a consultant for the United Nations, and contributes to Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Carpenter spends her time raising two future members of the American electorate, surfing, snowboarding, and rambling about international politics and popular culture at Duck of Minerva.
Jennifer Lind is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government, Dartmouth College. Faculty Associate at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University. Professor Lind holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master’s in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Lind is the author of Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics, a book that examines the effect of war memory on international reconciliation (Cornell University Press, 2008). She has also authored scholarly articles in International Security and International Studies Quarterly, and writes for wider audiences within the Atlantic and Foreign Affairs. She has been quoted and interviewed by PBS Newshour, National Public Radio, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. He graduated from West Point in 1970 and then served five years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He then started graduate school in political science at Cornell University in 1975. He received his Ph.D. in 1980. He spent the 1979-1980 academic year as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs from 1980 to 1982. During the 1998-1999 academic year, he was the Whitney H. Shepardson Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Colonel Suzanne Nielsen is a Professor of Political Science and the Department Head of the Department of Social Sciences. She earned a B.S. in political science at West Point in 1990. Commissioned into Military Intelligence, she has served in Germany, the Balkans, and Korea, as well as on the personal staff of the Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, and as a Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency. She earned her Ph.D. in political science at Harvard University in 2003 and returned to West Point to serve on the faculty in 2005. Her primary research interests are in the areas of change in military organizations, civil-military relations, and cyber policy and strategy. She serves on the governing council of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Sharyn O'Halloran is the George Blumenthal Professor of Political Economy and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York City A political scientist and economist by training, O’Halloran has written extensively on issues related to the political economy of international trade and finance, regulation and institutional reform, economic growth and democratic transitions, and the political representation of minorities. O’Halloran received a BA degree in economics and political science from University of California San Diego. O’Halloran then went on to receive her MA and PhD, also from University of California San Diego. Her work focuses on formal and quantitative methods and their application to politics, economics, and public policy.
Gideon Rose is the editor of Foreign Affairs and the Peter G. Peterson chair. He served as managing editor of the magazine from 2000 to 2010. Prior to this, he was the Olin senior fellow and deputy director of national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Rose served as associate director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. He was assistant editor at the foreign policy quarterly the National Interest from 1986 to 1987, and held the same position at the domestic policy quarterly the Public Interest from 1985 to 1986. He received his BA in classics from Yale and his PhD in government from Harvard, and has taught American foreign policy at Columbia and Princeton.