Leading Thinkers 2008: Oil Dependence, National Security & Fuel Choice

  • Roger Ballentine, President, Green Strategies Inc; Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute; former Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force and Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for Environmental Initiatives
  • Dr. Newton Becker, former Chairman, Luz International
  • Jeff Broin, President and CEO, POET Energy
  • Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Laura Chasen, Senior Trade Analyst, Washington World Analysts
  • Dr. Bruce Dale, Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
  • John Fialka, Editor of ClimateWire, Environment & Energy Publishing
  • Sec. Frank Gaffney Jr., President, Center for Security Policy; Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy
  • Janet Gellici, CEO, American Coal Council
  • Sec. David Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn International Strategies; Former US Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs, US Department of Energy; Former National Security Deputy to UN Ambassador Bill Richardson
  • Larry Haas, Vice President for Policy, Committee on the Present Danger; former Director of Communications, Vice President Al Gore
  • Sec. Karen Harbert, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, US Chamber of Commerce; Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs; former Vice Chairman of the 27 member country International Energy Agency
  • Anne Korin, co-Executive Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
  • Sec. R. Shane Karr, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; Former US Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Governmental Affairs
  • James Kirchick, Assistant Editor; The New Republic
  • Dr. Gal Luft, co-Executive Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
  • Clifford May, President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Hon. Robert “Bud” McFarlane, Former US National Security Advisor
  • Dr. Walter McManus, Director, Automotive Analysis Division, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
  • Kenneth Nemeth, Executive Director, Southern States Energy Board
  • Dr. George Philippidis, Associate Director, Applied Research Center and Co-Director, Energy Business Forum, Florida International University
  • David Pumphrey, Deputy Director of the Energy and National Security program and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Energy Cooperation, Department of Energy
  • Rep. Philip Sharp, President, Resources for the Future; Former Member of Congress (D- IN) and Chairman of the Energy and Power subcommittee
  • Monica Trauzzi, Editorial Director and Host of E&ETV, Environment & Energy Publishing
  • Bret Stephens, Foreign Affairs Columnist, Wall Street Journal
  • Rick Tolman, CEO, National Corn Growers Association
  • Dr. Sergio Trindade, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize recipient as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Chief of Science and Technology, International Fuel Technology; former UN Assistant Secretary General for Science and Technology
  • John Urbanchuk, Director, LECG
  • Amb. R. James Woolsey, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Dr. Robert Zubrin, President, Pioneer Astronautics; Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Former Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies