Richard Barrett, Senior Vice President of the Soufan Group, as well as  a  fellow of the New America Foundation, Washington, and of the Royal United Services Institute, London. He is a former British diplomat and intelligence officer who from March 2004 to January 2013 headed the United Nations Monitoring Team concerning Al-Qaida and the Taliban. Before being appointed to head the Monitoring Team, Mr. Barrett worked for the British government in the Security Service (MI5), the Foreign Office and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). He was Director of Global Counter Terrorism Operations both before and after the 9/11 2001 attacks in the United States.

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Ambassador Daniel Benjamin is Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth University. Until January 1st 2013, he served U.S. Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Department of State. In the 1990’s Benjamin served on National Security Council as a foreign policy speechwriter for the President of United States and director for transnational threats. He has co-written two best-selling books on counterterrorism: The Age of Sacred Terror (2002) and The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right (2005).

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Dr. Mhand Berkouk is Director of the Echaab Centre for Strategic Studies and Professor of Political Science and Director of the Laboratoire des Études Politiques at the University of Algiers

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Judge David O. Carter is a U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California. Judge Carter is a decorated war veteran who served previously as District Attorney in Orange County and as a judge on the Orange County Superior Court. Judge Carter lectures widely and works frequently with judges internationally, including in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central and South Asia.

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Frank J. Cilluffo is Director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University. He previously served as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and after the 11 September 2001 attacks was appointed by the President to the newly created Office of Homeland Security. Prior to his White House appointment, Cilluffo spent eight years in senior policy positions with the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

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Ambassador Eugenio Maria Curia is Argentina’s Ambassador to Austria, Slovenia, and Slovakia, and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna. His previous posts included Chief Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina and Representative/National Coordinator to the Financial Action Task Force on Money-Laundering.

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Dr. Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen is director of the Department of Preventive Security at the Danish Security and Intelligence Service.

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Anton du Plessis is the Managing Director of the Institute for Security Studies based in South Africa and Head of its Transnational Threats and International Crime Division. He has worked on human security, international criminal justice, and rule of law issues in over 20 African countries, with a focus on delivering training and technical assistance to senior law enforcement and criminal justice officials. Anton has three law degrees and is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa with more than 13 years of legal and management experience. He has worked as a consultant and expert advisor to various UN entities and other intergovernmental organizations, including the UN’s Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Terrorism. Prior to joining the ISS, Anton was a criminal justice and counter-terrorism legal expert for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna. Anton has also worked as a Senior State Advocate at the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa where he specialized in the prosecution of serious and violent offences. Anton has published numerous articles, book chapters and training guides, and is the co-author of Counter-Terrorism Law and Practice: A Practitioners’ Handbook published by Oxford University Press.

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Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat is a former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, and Ambassador to the European Union. He is currently with the law firm of Covington & Burling as a partner, where he heads the firm’s international practice.

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Rosemary Foot is a Professor of International Relations and the John Swire Senior Research Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Her principal research interests are in the international relations in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly security policies, human rights, regional institutional and normative developments, and U.S.-Chinese relations.

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Zdzislaw W. Galicki is a Professor at the Institute of International Law at the University of Warsaw. He has been a member of the UN International Law Commission since 1997 and participates in the work of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Terrorism, where he is a member of the Bureau.

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Ambassador Richard N. Gardner served as U.S. Ambassador to Italy from 1977 to 1981 and as U.S. Ambassador to Spain from 1993 to 1997. He is currently a professor of law and international organization at Columbia Law School and counsel to the global law firm of Morgan Lewis.

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Sir Jeremy Greenstock was the first chair of the UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee, the UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1998 to 2003, and UK Special Representative for Iraq from 2003 to 2004.

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Carolina Hernandez is currently Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of the Philippines. Her research interests include regionalism, regional security and foreign relations, military in politics and governance, democracy and development, and Philippine domestic politics and foreign policy.

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Brian Jenkins is a Senior Advisor at the RAND Corporation. He has served on various national commissions on terrorism and as an advisor to the U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, and other U.S. government agencies, as well as numerous private companies. He is the author of many books and reports, including Unconquerable Nation (2006) and Will Terrorists Go Nuclear? (2008).

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Bruce Jones is Director and Senior Fellow of New York University’s Center on International Cooperation. Previously he served as a Senior Officer for Follow-up to the High-Level Panel in the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General and as Chief of Staff to the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.

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Chantal de Jonge Oudraat is Executive Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in North America. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Vice President of Women in International Security, and member of the editorial board of the Annuaire Francais de Relations Internationales.

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Edward Luck is Special Adviser for the Responsibility to Protect to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Ambassador William Luers is the former president of the United Nations Association of the USA, a center for innovative programs to engage Americans in issues of global concern. He previously served for 13 years as president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and had a 31-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, where he served as U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Venezuela.

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Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani is currently Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. He previously served as the Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations and Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States.

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Gen. Ved Prakash Malik is a former Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, retiring in September 2000 after 41 years of military service.

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Tiyanjana Maluwa is Associate Dean for International Affairs and the H. Laddie Montague Chair in Law at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Director of the Penn State School of International Affairs.

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Saker M. Al-Mokayyad is Director of the International Cooperation Department at Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Dr. Peter R. Neumann is a Professor of Security Studies in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, and Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence. In 2005, he was Academic Director of the Club de Madrid’s International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security in Madrid and served as senior advisor to the National Policy Forum on Terrorism, Security and America’s Purpose in the United States. His latest book is The Strategy of Terrorism (2007), coauthored with MLR Smith.

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Bertrand Ramcharan is the HEI Swiss Chair of Human Rights at the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies. He previously served as Deputy and Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Fernando Reinares is Director of the Program on Global Terrorism at the Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies and a professor of political science and security studies at King Juan Carlos University in Madrid. He is a member of the Council on Global Terrorism in Washington, D.C.; the advisory committee of the Queen Sofía Center for the Study of Violence in Valencia; and the board of the terrorism studies program at the University of St. Andrews. He served as Senior Adviser on Antiterrorist Policy to the Minister of Interior in Spain between 2004 and 2006, when he became Chairman of the European Commission Expert Group on Violent Radicalization.

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Ivan Safranchuk is the Deputy Director of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry Foreign Affairs and he is an associate professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Dr. Safranchuk previously directed the Moscow Office of the Center for Defense Information.

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Salim Ahmed Salim is former Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania and former Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity. He has held numerous senior diplomatic and UN positions and is currently President of the Julius K. Nyerere Foundation.

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Ambassador Dr. Mohamed I. Shaker is Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development. He previously served as Egyptian Ambassador to Australia and the United Kingdom as well as President to the III Preparatory Conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

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Mike Smith is the former Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate. In September 2014, he was appointed as Chair to the United Nations Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea. He served previously as Australia’s ambassador for counter-terrorism and Australian Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, where he served as Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament and Chairman of the UN Commission on Human Rights. His distinguished career as an Australian diplomat has included postings as chief of staff for the minister for foreign affairs and numerous overseas assignments, including as ambassador to Egypt and Sudan and ambassador to Algeria and Tunisia.

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Ambassador Farooq Sobhan is President and Chief Executive of the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute. He previously served as Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, and as Ambassador to the United Nations, as well as to China, Malaysia, and India during a 33-year diplomatic career. For the past two years, he has been chairing a high-level task force responsible for preparing a counterterrorism strategy for Bangladesh.

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Yahia H. Zoubir is a Professor of International Relations and International Management and Director of Research in Geopolitics at EUROMED Marseille, School of Management.

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