San Luis Obispo, CA
Professor of Wildland Fire and Fuels Management at Cal Poly
Dr. Dicus also heads the Wildland-Urban Interface Module of the California Fire Science Consortium. He is the current President of the Association for Fire Ecology.
FOREST FIRES - FUELS MANAGEMENT
Amaney A. Jamal
Professor of Politics at Princeton University
Jamal directs the Workshop on Arab Political Development and the Bobst-American University of Beirut Collaborative Initiative.
Middle East - Democracy - Gender
Cynthia Gay MD
Chapel Hill, NC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at UNC Chapil Hill
Led the Covid-19 Vaccine phase 3 Moderna clinical trials at UNC Health. Research includes acute HIV infection & early phase research on HIV eradication.
CORONAVIRUS - INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Jeremie Calais MD
Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Professor at UCLA School of Medicine
Director of the Clinical Research Program. He is also a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology.
CANCER - PET & CT IMAGING
San Diego, CA
Director at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering at UCSD with research interests in the area of geotechnical, structural and earthquake engineering.
EARTHQUAKES - SEISMIC ENGINEERING
Ken Albala PhD
Professor of History at University of the Pacific
Dr. Albala is a food expert and historian. He has authored or edited 25 books on food.
FOOD HISTORY - CUISINE
Founder and CEO at Avanti Bank & Trust
A long-time blockchain and Bitcoin advocate, she was in Morgan Stanley's blockchain group and Wyoming Blockchain Task Force.
CRYPTOCURRENCIES - BITCOIN
Fire Battalion Chief, Ventura County FD (Retired)
35 years of experience with Kern County and Ventura County Fire Departments. Former Fire Safety Liaison with City of Malibu.
FIREFIGHTING - WILDLAND FIRES
Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University
Wantchekon has made substantive and methodological contributions to the fields of Political Economy, Economic History and Development Economics.
AFRICA - ECONOMIC HISTORY
Rev. Robert Sirico
Grand Rapids, MI
Founder and President at Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
He brings economics into the world of religion & his writings on the economy, religion, politics & society are published in a variety of journals including NYT, Forbes, Wall St. Journal & more.
RELIGION AND POLITICS - ECONOMICS
Member at National Bureau of Economic Research
Former Deputy Assistant on Economic Policy to President Barack Obama, member of the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry.
ECONOMIC POLICY – FINANCIAL CRISIS
Regional Director for Africa at World Resources Institute
Wanjira has over 20 years of experience advocating for social and environmental change, action on climate change, youth leadership, sustainable energy, and landscape restoration.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY - SUSTAINABILITY