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- Hisham Melhem Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV, and Washington correspondent for "An-Nahar"
- Teresita Schaffer director for South Asia, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress; served in both India and Pakistan during a 30-year career as a U.S. diplomat; former ambassador to Sri Lanka; author of the forthcoming "Reinventing Partnership" on US-India relations. Pakistan.
- Paula Newberg is Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
- Robin Wright journalist, author and foreign policy analyst at the United States Institute of Peace. Her most recent book is "Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East."
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