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    Anant Agarwal

    CEO, edX & Professor, MIT

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    Jonathan Cole

    Provost and Dean Emeritus, Columbia University

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    Rebecca Schuman

    Columnist, Slate and Chronicle of Higher Education

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 22:23

Russia Is A Marginal Power

Disarming Syria. Asylum for Edward Snowden. Arming Iran. Deploying troops to Crimea. Is Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles, while our own president fades into the background of world politics, or is it all a global game of smoke and mirrors? Russia is one of the world’s largest oil producers and has the power of veto on the U.N. Security Council, but it remains an authoritarian state, rife with corruption and economic struggles. Is our toxic relationship something to worry about, or is Putin’s Russia fading in importance?
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 18:45

Russia Is A Marginal Power

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    Ian Bremmer

    Founder and President, Eurasia Group

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    Amb. Robert D. Blackwill

    Fmr. Deputy National Security Adviser under Pres. George W. Bush

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    Peter Hitchens

    Columnist, Mail on Sunday & Fmr. Moscow Correspondent, Daily Express

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    Edward Lucas

    Senior Editor, The Economist

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With the drone strike on accused terrorist and New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama has tested the limits of the executive branch’s powers. Does the president have constitutional authority under the due process clause to kill U.S. citizens abroad, or is it a violation of this clause to unilaterally decide to target and kill Americans?
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    Alan Dershowitz

    Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

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    Noah Feldman

    Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

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    Hina Shamsi

    Director of the ACLU National Security Project

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    Michael Lewis

    Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University School of Law

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    Gail Heriot

    Professor of Law, USD School of Law & Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

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    Randall Kennedy

    Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

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    Theodore Shaw

    Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

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    Richard Sander

    Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 00:00

Snowden Was Justified

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    Daniel Ellsberg

    Fmr. U.S. Military Analyst & Pentagon Papers Whistleblower

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    Andrew C. McCarthy

    Fmr. Federal Prosecutor & Contributing Editor, National Review

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    Ambassador R. James Woolsey

    Fmr. Director, CIA & Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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    Ben Wizner

    Legal Adviser to Edward Snowden & Attorney, ACLU

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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00

Don't Eat Anything With A Face

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    Dr. Neal Barnard

    Clinical Researcher & Author, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart

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    Chris Masterjohn

    Nutritional Sciences Researcher & Blogger, The Daily Lipid

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    Joel Salatin

    Farmer & Author

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    Gene Baur

    President and Co-Founder, Farm Sanctuary

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Spy On Me, I'd Rather Be Safe

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    Stewart Baker

    First Asst. Secretary for Policy, Dept. of Homeland Security

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    David Cole

    Professor of Law, Georgetown Univ. Law Center

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    Michael German

    Senior Policy Counsel, ACLU Washington

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    Richard Falkenrath

    Principal, The Chertoff Group & Former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor

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    Alan Dershowitz

    Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

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    Research Director, Independence Institute & Associate Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

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    Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

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    Sanford Levinson

    Professor of Law and of Government, University of Texas

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