Strobe Talbott is president of the Brookings Institution. Talbott, whose career spans journalism, government service, and academe, is an expert on U.S. foreign policy, with specialties on Europe, Russia, South Asia, and nuclear arms control. As deputy secretary of state in the Clinton administration, Talbott was deeply involved in both the conduct of U.S. policy abroad and the management of executive branch relations with Congress. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Dr. Ronald Tammen is a Professor of International Relations and the Director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. Dr. Tammen specializes in world politics, with particular reference to power relationships among the great powers, present and future. His research currently centers on the emergence of China and India as potentially dominant nations and the challenge this presents to US foreign and national security policy.
Jamal Tarhuni was born in Tripoli, Libya and now resides in Oregon. He has made three trips to Libya since the uprising in Libya began in February 2011, distributing humanitarian aid in many Libyan cities during the war and after the country’s liberation. He is the leader of the Libyan Community Association of Oregon, which helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for aid groups.
Brian Michael Till is a Research Fellow at the New America Foundation and a correspondent for The Atlantic. His columns have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Las Vegas Sun, the Los Angeles Daily News, Newsday, The Oregonian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the St. Petersburg Times. He has been a guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation and has worked with Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont and the Treatment Action Campaign in Cape Town, South Africa. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Irene Tinker is a pioneer in the field of women in development. Prior to appointments at the University of California, Berkeley, she served as founding director of the Equity Policy Center, assistant director of ACTION and director of its policy & planning office, and founding director of the office of international science at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She also founded the International Center for Research on Women, and has held various committee assignments for the United Nations. Called the “The doyenne of street-food studies” by Gourmet magazine, Irene Tinker is one of the world’s foremost expert on food carts and urban street food and and is the author of Street Foods: Urban Food and Employment in Developing Countries (Oxford University Press), one of the definitive books on the subject.
Francine Tolron is a professor in Commonwealth cultural studies at Avignon University in France and is a visiting professor at PSU this summer. She also holds a PhD on British advertising and is interested in the various modes of representation of a given culture and nation at the successive moments of its evolution.
Peter Tomsen was President George H. W. Bush’s Special Envoy on Afghanistan with the rank of Ambassador from 1989 to 1992. Tomsen entered the Foreign Service in 1967 and served in Thailand, Vietnam, India, China, and the Soviet Union. He was United States Deputy Chief of Mission in China from 1986 to 1989, deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian Affairs from 1992 to 1995, and the American Ambassador to Armenia from 1995 to 1998.
Scott Tong is Marketplace's China bureau chief, based in Shanghai. A New York native, he attended international schools in Hong Kong and Taiwan before moving to Washington DC to study government and history at Georgetown University. Tong was a producer for PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer before joining Marketplace's Washington bureau where he reported on think tanks and money, and traveled to China for special program coverage in 2005. In 2007 Tong started up Marketplace's bureau in Shanghai.
Dr. Nohad A. Toulan is Dean Emeritus of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning. He is an internationally recognized urban planner who contributed extensively to the development of major urban and regional plans in the U.S., the Middle East, North and West Africa. Dr. Toulan has been an adviser to the United Nations Development Program and to local and foreign governments on development issues.
Greg Treverton is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and director of the RAND Center for Global Risk and Security. He has had several leadership positions at RAND, including as director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center and associate dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
In 1978 Desmond Tutu was appointed general secretary of the South African Council of Churches and became a leading spokesperson for the rights of black South Africans. During the 1980s he played an unrivaled role in drawing national and international attention to the iniquities of apartheid, and in 1984 he won the Nobel Prize for Peace for his efforts.
Eric Tymoigne is Assistant Professor of Economics at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon; and Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His areas of teaching and research include macroeconomics, money and banking, and monetary economics. He is the author of Central Banking Asset Prices and Financial Fragility (Routledge, 2009). He has also published articles on issues related to macroeconomics, financial reforms and history of economic thought in edited books and in journals such as Journal of Post Keynesian Economics and Journal of Economic Issues.