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Scott Radnitz

Scott Radnitz is an assistant professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.  His research deals with social mobilization, informal politics, authoritarianism, and state building and breakdown, with an emphasis on Central Asia and the Caucasus. 

Dr. Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University and President of the European think tank European Muslim Network in Brussels. Through his writings and lectures Tariq has contributed to the debate on the issues of Muslims in the West and Islamic revival in the Muslim world. He is the author of The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East; What I Believe and Radical Reform, Islamic Ethics and Liberation.

Dan Rather

Dan Rather is an American broadcast journalist who served as White House correspondent during the Richard Nixon presidency. He also covered the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the Watergate scandal. Rather hosted three national news programs simultaneously: CBS Evening News, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes II,

Rich Read

Richard Read, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, covers economics and international affairs for The Oregonian. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 1999 for a series that dramatized the global effects of the Asian financial crisis through the movement of a container of french fries from a Washington-state farm to a McDonald's restaurant in Singapore. In 2001 he was one of four reporters on a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for stories on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Dr. Omar Reda

Dr. Omar Reda is a Libyan-born psychiatrist who rushed to the aid of the opposition as an emergency physician and trauma counselor for overwhelmed medical staff and victims. He is currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Sciences University. An expert on psychoanalysis for disaster victims, he earned his MD at Al-Arab Medical University in Libya and a Masters Certificate in Global Mental Health from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Omar Reda

Dr. Omar Reda is a Libyan-born psychiatrist who rushed to the aid of the opposition as an emergency physician and trauma counselor for overwhelmed medical staff and victims. He is currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Sciences University. An expert on psychoanalysis for disaster victims, he earned his MD at Al-Arab Medical University in Libya and a Masters Certificate in Global Mental Health from Harvard Medical School.

Robert Reich

Robert Reich is Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He has written twelve books, including The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet, and his most recent book, Supercapitalism.

Ambassador Frank J. Ricciardone, Jr.

Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr. was appointed by President Obama to be the US ambassador to the Republic of Turkey on January 1, 2011.His previous ambassadorial appointments include deputy US ambassador to Afghanistan (2009-10), ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt (2005-08), and ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Palau (2002-05).  Prior to that, Ambassador Ricciardone served as director of the US Department of State’s Task Force on the Coalition Against Terrorism and as a senior adviser to the director general of the US Foreign Service. From March 1999 to early 2001, he served as the secretary of state’s special coordinator for the transition of Iraq. Ambassador Ricciardone’s US Foreign Service assignments include two tours in Turkey, most recently (1995-99) as deputy chief of mission and charge d’affaires; and service in Cairo, Amman, and London. He speaks Italian, Turkish, Arabic, and French.

Susan Rice

From 2002–2009, she was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution where she focused on U.S. foreign policy, transnational security threats, weak states, global poverty and development. From 1997–2001, Ambassador Rice was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. In 2000, Ambassador Rice was co-recipient of the White House’s 2000 Samuel Nelson Drew Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to the formation of peaceful, cooperative relationships between states. From 1995–1997, Ambassador Rice served as Special Assistant to President William J. Clinton and Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House.

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice was U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 until 2009 under President George W. Bush, after serving four years as National Security Advisor (2001-05). She is currently a professor at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the first woman and first African American to be a Stanford University provost. Rice Speaks fluent Russian.

 
 

Gabriela Rivera

Gabriela Rivera works at the Association of Women Transforming the World (MTM), a part of the Alliance for Breaking the Silence and Ending Impunity. This Alliance was formed to pursue justice for Q'eqchi women who have suffered sexual violence, including acts of violence committed during Guatemala’s internal armed conflict.Gabriela and the team at MTM are currently litigating a case of sexual slavery of Q'eqchi' women at a military outpost in Sepur Zarco in Izabal between 1982 and 1988. Gabriela has a long history of working with women survivors of sexual violence, other forms of violence against women, and the deprivation of freedom for women. She will discuss the situation of women in Guatemala, cases of sexual violence, and how the international community can support these issues.

Laura Robson

Laura Robson is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  Her research and teaching focus on the history of religious and ethnic minorities and imperialism and decolonization in the modern Arab world.

Larry Rohter

Rohter has been the go-to journalist on Brazil for over a decade. He lived for extended periods of time in today’s newest rising superpower—first as a Newsweek correspondent from 1977 to 1982 and later as The New York Times bureau chief for the Rio de Janeiro office from 1998 to 2008.

Julian Rose

Julian Rose joined Portland-based Moonstruck Chocolate Co.® as its Master Chocolatier and Director of Research and Development in October 2007. Chef Rose is a classically-trained pastry chef and confectioner well respected as an authority on chocolate. In 2009, he was awarded the distinct honor of being named one of the Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine.

Consul General Peter Rothen

Peter Rothen took up the position as Germany's Consul General in San Francisco in July, 2009. Preceeding this appointment, he spent a year at Harvard University as Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He has worked extensively on multilateral issues, his most recent assignment being Director for International Human Rights Policy at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.

Karl Rove

Karl Rove was the architect of President George W. Bush’s 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, as well as a critically important advisor in the White House. US News and World Reports noted that, “no presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy.”

Donald Ryan

Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D., is an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and writer. He is a member of the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and a specialist in Egyptian archaeology, Polynesian archaeology, and ancient languages and scripts. He is best known for his research in Egypt, including excavations in the Valley of the Kings, where he has discovered lost tombs and controversial mummies.



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