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David Livingston

Investment, trade, energy, and climate
Climate change
Energy
Energy - clean energy
Energy - exploration
Energy - oil & gas
Trade policy
International Energy Agency
World Trade Organization (WTO)
MSc
Executive Office of the President - Office of US Trade Representative (USTR)

David Livingston is a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on emerging markets, technologies, and risks. He is also a nonresident associate of Carnegie Europe in Brussels, and a fellow of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Pol...


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Ronak Desai

South Asia and Legal Expert
India
Pakistan
East Asia
South Asia
Anti-corruption
Corporate social responsibility
Counterterrorism 
Cyber security
Emerging markets
Governance

Mr. Desai is a recognized scholar in the fields of law and foreign policy. He has published extensively in these arenas, focusing primarily on US-India relations, diaspora politics, international security and law, sanctions enforcement, global governance, and corruption.Until ...


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Laura Taylor-Kale

Africa, Asia, Economics & Finance
Afghanistan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)

Laura is an expert in manufacturing and technology innovation, emerging markets, geopolitical risk, investment in Asia and Africa, economic policy, and inclusive economic development.  She served in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing i...


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Thomas Melia

Former State Department and USAID Official
Russia
Central Asia
South Asia
Europe
Middle East
Agency for International Development (USAID)
Department of State (DOS)
Anti-Corruption Initiatives
Corporate Social Responsibility

Thomas O. Melia, a recent national security appointee in the Barack Obama Administration, is currently helping lead a bipartisan initiative at the George W. Bush Institute to galvanize bipartisan consensus in support of the liberal international order now being challenged by R...


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Brandon Friedman

PR and Communications (Defense and VA)
Afghanistan
Iraq
United States
Middle East
North America
English
Governance
Marketing
Military affairs
Veterans affairs

Brandon Friedman is the Co-Founder and CEO of The McPherson Square Group. For nearly a decade, he has been a trusted adviser to Fortune 500 companies, large government agencies, and fast-moving nonprofits. Before co-founding The McPherson Square Group, he served in the Obama a...


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Sean Chen

Asia Research & Risk Advisory
China
Hong Kong
Japan
Macau
Mongolia
South Korea
Taiwan
East Asia
English
Chinese

Sean is Director of Strategy at Blackpeak, an Asia-focused investigative research and risk advisory firm, and works with the founding partners on the development and execution of key strategic and operational initiatives at the firm. Currently based in Hong Kong, Sean has exte...


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Nayyera Haq

Fmr White House and State Dept Advisor
Hindi
Urdu
Civil society
Climate change
Corporate social responsibility
Countering violent extremism 
Democracy
Economic development
Election monitoring
Emerging markets

Nayyera is an American culture and policy commentator who spent years in the trenches of the nation’s most competitive campaigns and in the halls of government working to resolve global challenges.  A seasoned communications strategist who has advised global leaders, Nayyera i...


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John Sipher

Insider Threat/Intelligence Expert
Indonesia
Montenegro
Pakistan
Russia
Serbia
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Eastern Europe
Europe
Conflict & stablilization

John Sipher, Director of Client Services, CrossLead, Inc.John Sipher is a sought-after intelligence and leadership expert.  He is a regular contributor to The Cipher Brief, and serves as a media expert on issues related to intelligence and national security. John retired after...


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Bob Stasio

Cyber, Threat Intelligence, CT Expert
China
Iran
Iraq
North Korea
Russia
United Kingdom
United States
English
Italian
Computer science

Bob is currently the Senior Product Manager for Cyber Analysis at IBM i2 Safer Planet. Prior to this role, Bob worked in the private sector standing up threat intelligence programs at Bloomberg and global financial firms.  He accomplished these efforts as the owner of his own ...


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Adnan Zulfiqar

Law & Foreign Policy Expert
Iran
Malawi
Maldives
Pakistan
Syria
Turkey
Yemen
Central Asia
South Asia
Western Asia

Adnan Zulfiqar is a multi-lingual expert in foreign policy, international/criminal law, militancy and Sharia with over a decade of regional field experience in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. He is currently Sharswood Faculty Fellow at the University of Pen...


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Betsy Cooper

Immigration, Cybersecurity, Terrorism
Canada
France
United Kingdom
United States
Central America
Europe
North America
Western Europe
English
French

Betsy Cooper, a homeland security consultant with over a decade of experience in cybersecurity, immigration, and counterterrorism policy, is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Betsy came to UC Berkeley from the Department of Homeland Se...


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Elisa Catalano Ewers

Strategy/Risk/NatlSecurity/ForeignPolicy
Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Morocco

Elisa Catalano Ewers has spent nearly two decades in private consulting and federal government service, advising clients and senior leadership alike on effective strategy, sound policy, nuanced negotiations, and productive organizational processes. Her experience spans the pr...