Louisa's writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, Vogue, the Paris Review Daily, the Washington Post, Slate, and other places. She was formerly on the editorial staff of the New Yorker and a contributing editor at Newsweek. She grew up in Washington D.C., graduated from Harvard University, and lives in New York. Author of Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--A Test of Will and Faith in World War I
Stephen Carter is one of America’s leading public intellectuals. Throughout his career, Professor Carter has helped to shape the national debate on issues ranging from the role of religion in our politics and culture to the role of integrity and civility in our daily lives. He is the author of seven critically acclaimed nonfiction books on law, ethics and politics, and has published three successful novels, including, Palace Council. Professor Carter’s fiction debut, The Emperor of Ocean Park spent three months on the New York Times bestseller list and appeared on bestseller lists in several European countries. His most recent book is The Violence of Peace: America’s War in the Age of Obama, a look at the implications of the military philosophy of the Obama presidency. Stephen Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University. He served as a law clerk for two of the great veterans of the civil rights movement, including Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Law Institute, and he holds seven honorary degrees.
Marian Wright Edelman
Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation's strongest voice for children and families. The Children's Defense Fund's Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
Professor Cohn is immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild. She lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy. A news consultant for CBS News and a legal analyst for Court TV, she also provides legal and political commentary on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, Air America and Pacifica Radio. In addition, Professor Cohn is the author of Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law and co-author of Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice and Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent. Her latest book, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse, was published in January 2011 by NYU Press.
News reporter and anchor, poet, writer, activist, and lecturer, Felipe Luciano is one of the most dynamic Latino public figures in the United States of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His eloquence, vision, and passion for issues of social justice are extraordinary and reflect the courage of a generation that chose to organize, teach, and struggle against the powerful institutions of discrimination.