Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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- Paul Wilkinson professor, international relations, chair of the advisory board at the Centre for Study of Terrorism and Political Violence,University of Saint Andrews, and author of "Terrorism and Democracy"
- Juliette Kayyem lecturer, public policy, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and co-author of "Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror"
- David Rivkin attorney in private practice and former Justice Department official during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. Worked in the Office of the Vice President for Dan Quayle.
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