Leading Thinkers 2006: Democracy and Terrorism

  • Zainah Anwar, Executive Director, Sisters in Islam
  • Cheryl Benard, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Paul Berman, Writer in Residence, New York University; Contributing Editor, New Republic; Editorial Board member, Dissent
  • Alejandro Antonio Chafuen, President and CEO, Atlas Economic Research Foundation; President and Founder, Hispanic American Center for Economic Research; member, Post-Communist Economies’ international advisory council
  • Rola Dashti, Chairwoman, Kuwait Economic Society
  • Pierre Hassner, Research Director Emeritus, Fondation Nationale des Scienes Politiques; Lecturer in International Relations and in the History of Political Thought, Institut d’Études Politiques and European Center of Johns Hopkins University in Bologna
  • Larry Diamond, Co-Director, International Forum for Democratic Studies; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Paula Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Hillel Fradkin, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Director, Hudson Institute’s Center for Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World
  • Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Ambassador Husain Haqqani, Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University; Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Chairman, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies; Professor of Political Sociology at the American University in Cairo
  • Richard Carlson, Vice Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Matthew Kaminski, Editorial Page Editor, Wall Street Journal Europe
  • Steven Krasner, Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State
  • Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Board, Centre for Liberal Strategies; Research Director, Politics of Anti-Americanism Project
  • William Kristol, Founder and Editor, Weekly Standard
  • Kanan Makiya, Founder, Iraqi Memory Foundation; Sylvia Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Brandeis University
  • Clifford May, President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Chairman, Policy Committee of the Committee on the Present Danger
  • Michael McFaul, Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Director, Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law; Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University; Nonresident Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Moisés Naím, Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy; member, Financial Times’s International Board of Economists; Chairman, Group of Fifty
  • Ralph Peters, Writer, Strategist, and Commentator on International and Military Affairs
  • Marc F. Plattner, Co-Director, International Forum for Democratic Studies; Co-Editor, Journal of Democracy; Vice President for Research and Studies, National Endowment for Democracy
  • David Rivkin, Jr., Parter, Baker and Hostetler law firm
  • Gideon Rose, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
  • Jessica Stern, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
  • Michael Young, Opinion Page Editor, Daily Star; Contributing Editor, Reason magazine
  • Suisheng Zhao, Executive Director, Center for China-U.S. Cooperation; professor, University of Denver’s Graduate School of International Studies