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- Leon Sigal Director, Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York. He was a member of the editorial board of The New York Times from 1989 to 1995 and served in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State (1979-80).
- Kurt Campbell Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Former senior vice president and director of the international security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
- Michael Green former special assistant to the president for national security affairs (2004-2005) and director, Asian affairs at the National Security Council (2001-2005). Currently he is the Japan chair and a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also an associate professor of international relations at Georgetown University.
- Amb. Wendy Sherman Vice Chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group. She is former special advisor to President Clinton and Secretary of State Albright and was North Korea policy coordinator in the Clinton Administration. She was a former policy advisor to Barack Obama during his presidential campaign.
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