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- Patrick Smith airline pilot and author of the "Ask the Pilot" blog on Salon.
- Steve Lott head of communications for IATA in North America
- Matthew Bishop U.S. business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist
- Anthony Smallwood spokesman for the European Union Delegation in Washington D.C.
- Joe Palca NPR science correspondent
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