David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
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- Dr. Carol Bernstein is President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association. She serves as Associate Professor of Psychiatry and is an Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the NYU School of Medicine.
- Dr. Edward Spencer is Vice President for Student Affairs at Virginia Tech.
- Lucinda Roy Alumni and Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech. She is also author of the novel "Lady Moses" and several poetry books. She teaches courses on creative writing, the civil rights movement, and literature.
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