Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program—Fareed Zakaria GPS, Editor at Large of TIME, a Washington Post columnist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He was described in 1999 by Esquire Magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” In 2010, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 global thinkers.
Ernesto Zedillo was President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000. Zedillo instituted a number of reforms designed to end political corruption and create freer elections as well as economic reforms. He is the Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics, and Professor Adjunct of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.
Dr. Zemni specializes in the politics of the Arab world (Maghreb and Mashreq) with a focus on political Islam and Islamic terrorism. He actively contributes to the debate on Islam and Muslims in Belgium, as well as on the broader issue of Islam in Europe and development of a “European Islam.” Dr. Zemni is also involved with a number of community organizations that work towards empowering minorities.
Ziadeh is the founder and director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies in Syria and co-founder and executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. He is the managing editor of the Transitional Justice in the Arab World Project. He is on the board of directors for the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) in Washington, D.C. He is the author of numerous books on Syria, Islam and democracy.
Mr. Zollitsch is a member of the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force and is a leading authority on emergency marine oil spill response. He has worked on a number of high-profile regional issues, including the grounding of the freighter New Carissa in 1999, which released an estimated 70,000-140,000 gallons of fuel into the marine environment off the Oregon Coast.