- GOP health care bill, wiretapping, Day Without a Woman
- Trump addresses Congress, Jeff Sessions in hot water
- Venezuela: An Indictment of Socialism?
- Immigration, Milo Yiannopoulos, transgender bathrooms
- Immigration, Betsy DeVos, terrorism
- Inauguration boycotts, Chelsea Manning, James Comey
- House ethics reform, Obamacare, Trump and Russia
- Israel, Russian diplomats, Obama vs. Trump
- Berlin attack, Russian ambassador killed, North Carolina coup
- Nuclear Weapons and “No First Use”
Peter Huessy joined the American Foreign Policy Council as Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs in August 2011. He is the founder and president of the defense consulting firm GeoStrategic Analysis. Throughout his three decades of consultancy, Mr. Huessy has worked on a wide range of national security and defense-related issues, including nuclear deterrence, missile defense, terrorism and counterterrorism, proliferation, energy and immigration. As part of that work, he successfully created and managed over 1,500 Congressional seminars on key defense and national security issues for the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and the National Defense University Foundation (NDUF).
Before entering the private sector, Mr. Huessy served in a range of governmental positions, including research/legislative posts in the offices of Senators William Proxmire (D-WI), Gaylord Nelson (D-WI), and Mike Gravel (D-AK), and Director of Legislative Affairs at the Office of Surface Mining and subsequently Assistant for State Relations to the Deputy Secretary of the Interior for Energy and Minerals. He is a graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, and has studied at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea and at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs and Law School.
Paul Rothstein is a professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is well known for his work in evidence, civil and criminal lawsuits, and the judicial process from the Supreme Court on down. He is the author of Evidence: Cases, Materials and Problems, Evidence in a Nutshell: State and Federal Rules, Federal Rules of Evidence, and several other books and over 100 articles. His background is that of a practicing litigation attorney. His numerous professional activities include positions as chair of the ABA Rules of Evidence and Criminal Procedure Committee, board member and education chairman of the FBA, chair of the AALS Evidence Section, and consultant to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, the U.S. Congress, and the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, he has been a regular contributing editor to the Legal Times, the New York Law Journal, and the Criminal Law Bulletin and is on the Publication Advisory Board of Matthew Bender Company. Professor Rothstein was a Fulbright Scholar at Oxford University in England prior to entering the profession.
David Stern is Director of Online Engagement at AmericaSpeaks. David manages web-based citizen participation initiatives and innovations for the organization. Since joining AmericaSpeaks, David has worked with a number of partners in government and civil society to enable citizens to shape policymaking using democratic online tools. He has also co-authored a paper assessing federal agencies’ open government plans and led the development of The American Square, an online community for multi-partisan dialogue.
Before joining AmericaSpeaks, David co-founded MixedInk, an online democratic collaborative writing platform that allows large groups to express collective viewpoints by weaving their ideas and language together. MixedInk’s tool was used by a number of prominent government officials, agencies, and media outlets to incorporate citizen input. David managed democratic engagement projects for many of MixedInk’s clients, including the White House, which utilized the tool during the development of the Open Government Directive; the Associated Press; Slate Magazine; The Times of London; Congressman Anthony Weiner’s office; and the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Earlier, David was an economic development consultant helping local governments and small businesses use collaborative strategies to promote local growth. He also worked as a research assistant at the Urban Institute’s Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy.
David holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
Andrew Walworth is founder, president and CEO of Grace Creek Media. He is also president of The New River Education Fund, a non-profit foundation that supports educational media.
Through Grace Creek, he owns and operates Sportskool On-Demand, the cable sports instruction network. He acquired Sportskool from Cablevision in 2008 and re-engineered the company to become a profitable division of GCM, with expanded distribution on new platforms and in the international marketplace.
He is co-creator and Executive Producer of "Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman," the weekly public television series. From 2007-2010, he published the web journal TCSDaily.com, which focuses on the intersection of technology, economics and public policy.
Walworth founded his first company, New River Media, Inc. in 1992. In 2004 he sold New River to the Asgard Entertainment Group, one of the mid-Atlantic's largest independent television companies, with more than 200 employees. He served as vice chairman of the board and president of Team Creations, Asgard's production company, until 2007.
His PBS series include the award-winning weekly program "Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg," which ran for fifteen years. Mr. Walworth co-created the program and served as Executive Producer for its entire run, as well as for more than 15 Think Tank specials and documentaries. Other series for public television include "Moneywise with Kelvin Boston," "Closer To Truth" hosted by Dr. Robert L. Kuhn, and "Wine Food & Friends with Karen McNeil." As Executive Producer, Mr. Walworth oversaw the fundraising, financial affairs, production, promotion, and brand extension of these series.
His PBS documentaries and specials include "Who's Afraid To Be A Millionaire?" (2006) "Heaven on Earth: The Rise & Fall of Socialism" (2005), "Financial Insecurity" (2004), "Traveling Smart With Rudy Maxa" (2002), "The Big Band Sound of WWII" (2001), "The First Measured Century" (2000), "Yogi Berra: Deja vu All Over Again" (1999) and "The Stockholder Society" (1999).
His cable credits include "Baseball's Secret Formula" for Discovery Science (2006), "Hurricane Rescues" and "Hurricane Reunions" for Animal Planet (2005), the one-hour documentary "Church & State: Religion in America" hosted by Brit Hume for The Fox News Channel (2005), and "FDR: A Presidency Revealed" for The History Channel (2005).
In 2004 he served as a member of the Arab Media Working Group of the US Institute for Peace, examining issues related to journalism and public diplomacy. He has served as a judge for the White House Fellows Program and twice served on the Editorial Committee of the PBS series POV, which presents the best work of independent filmmakers.
He is currently a member of the SAGE Working Group at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, which is developing a business plan for a new private/public organization to enhance American public diplomacy and strategic communication efforts.