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John Pomfret
Expert in geopolitical risk in Asia

Raised in New York City and educated at Stanford and Nanjing universities, John Pomfret is an award-winning journalist who worked with The Washington Post for several decades around the world in war zones, Eastern Europe and East Asia. Pomfret has served for years as a consultant on political and geostrategic risk for fund managers and investors. He routinely lectures on US-...

China
North Korea
Taiwan
East Asia
Berkeley, CA, USA
As long as I am not traveling, available 24/7
Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Nayyera Haq
Fmr White House and State Dept Advisor

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 is the rare politico with a nuanced understanding of both domestic and international current affairs....

Hindi
Urdu
Civil society
Climate change
Corporate social responsibility
Countering violent extremism 
Democracy
Economic development
Election monitoring
Emerging markets
Washington, DC, USA
Monday-Saturday, Flexible Time Zone
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Lester Munson
Congress and foreign policy expert.

Lester Munson joined the private sector in November 2015 after a 26 year career on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch. He most recently served as the Staff Director for Chairman Bob Corker of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he led policy, oversight, legislative and communications efforts for a staff of 25 and negotiated committee priorities with the White...

Africa
International development
MA
Political campaigns
Political fundraising
Republican
US Elections
Campaign strategy
Communications strategy
Press releases
Washington, DC, USA
Very flexible
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Soner Cagaptay
Turkey expert

Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. He has written extensively on U.S.-Turkish relations, Turkish domestic politics, and Turkish nationalism, publishing in scholarly journals and major international print media, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Jane's Defense We...

Iraq
Syria
Turkey
Eastern Europe
Middle East
English
Bosnian
French
German
Hebrew
Washington, DC, USA
Flexible
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Steve Hall
Intelligence, Russia, Cyber expert

Steven L. Hall retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2015 after 30 years of running and managing intelligence operations in Eurasia and Latin America. Mr. Hall finished his career as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service, the small cadre of officers who are the senior-most leaders of the CIA's Clandestine Service. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Chi...

Russia
Cyber security
Intelligence
National security strategy
Security Cooperation/Assistance
Tucson, AZ, USA
Mornings, Mon-Fri
US/Arizona
Marc Busch
International Trade Policy and Law

MARC L. BUSCH (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the Karl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Professor of Government and Professor of Business Administration at Georgetown University. He is an expert on international trade policy and law.He serves as a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on St...

International development
International law
International markets
International organizations
Supply chain management
Trade policy
Government relations
World Trade Organization (WTO)
PhD
Washington, DC, USA
Tuesday, Thursday
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duga Titanji
International Human Rights Lawyer

Dr. Duga Titanji is an experienced International Lawyer, Attorney at Law and Legal Practitioner with over 20 years experience in counseling, litigation (including complex litigation) and provisionof general legal services. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Yaoundé II and a consultant with the World Bank. Dr Duga Titanji holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ya...

Cameroon
Africa
Human rights
International law
Rule of law
Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA)
International Finance and banking Law
Corporate Law
Yaounde, Cameroon
M-Sat- 8am - 6pm
West Africa Time
Ned Price
Intel., Comms, CounterTerrorism Expert

Edward (Ned) Price served as a Special Assistant to President Obama on the National Security Council staff, where he also was the Spokesperson and Senior Director for Strategic Communications. Ned previously was an Assistant Press Secretary and Director for Strategic Communications on the National Security Council staff. Prior to serving at the White House, Ned was at the Ce...

Africa
Europe
Middle East
North Africa
North America
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western Europe
Spanish
Arms control
Civil society
Washington, DC, USA
Afternoons, Monday-Sunday
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Rohitesh Dhawan
Director, Partnerships & Alliances, egX

Rohitesh is a global macro strategist at egX. He specialises in boiling down the complexities of the current geopolitical landscape into business-oriented insights. His twin capabilities as a Political Scientist and an Economist positions him perfectly to help make sense of the current global economy and geopolitical order. He covers all major geopolitical issues, and has pa...

Climate change
Economics
Emerging markets
International markets
Trade policy
Environmental Policy
Political Risk
London, UK
Anytime
London
Sean West
CEO of egX (Eurasia Group)

Sean is the founding chief executive officer of egX, a next-generation platform for applied geopolitics. Since 2013, he has served as Eurasia's global deputy CEO, during which time he led the firm's expansion in the Eastern Hemisphere. Prior to that, he founded the firm's US practice group and developed its approach to developed-country political risk for financial mark...

Business development
Political Risk
London, UK
Anytime
London
Chris Taylor
National Security Industry & Innovation

Chris Taylor is a global business leader and entrepreneur, and a two-time defense industry CEO. Recognizing his work as a business leader, he was named as one of “HillVets’ 100 of 2014” most influential veterans in America and named one of “15 to Watch in 2012” by GovCon Executive magazine along with fellow CEOs and cabinet members. Chris is also an adjunct associate profess...

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Lebanon
Philippines
Ukraine
United States
Africa
Eastern Europe
Europe
Middle East
Washington, DC, USA
Morning, evening, some afternoons.
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Benjamin Gedan
Latin America, U.S. foreign policy

Dr. Benjamin N. Gedan, a former National Security Council director for South America, is an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. At the White House, he was responsible for Venezuela and Argentina, and organized Pres...

Argentina
Chile
Honduras
Paraguay
Uruguay
Venezuela
Caribbean
Central America
South America
Spanish
Washington, DC, USA
Anytime
Eastern Time (US & Canada)