A two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and veteran reporter of the "New York Times"who covered the aftermath of 9/11, Risen's Pulitzer winning book, State of War, details the NSA’s clandestine eavesdropping on Americans’ phone calls following 9/11. Risen was subpoenaed in 2010 by the US government for not revealing his sources for a story in his book. He faces possible time in prison, with his trial slated to begin in January 2015.
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Prior to founding strategic communications firm, The Glover Park Group in 2001, Lockhart served as press secretary and advisor to a number of Democratic politicians. Most notably, he was White House press secretary from 1998-2000 under former US President Bill Clinton. Lockhart also served as Vice President for global communications for Facebook in 2011-12.
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Nominated by President Obama in 2009, Crowley served as assistant secretary of state for public affairs and spokesman at the department of state until March 2011. During the Clinton administration, he was special assistant to the president for national security affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs.
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Roberts is Washington bureau chief of The Guardian, where he covers politics and US national affairs. Previously, he was the national editor in London and head of business. Roberts was formerly with The Sunday Telegraph and Financial Times.
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Chang is White House correspondent and US News Center chief editor at Shanghai Media Group. Prior to his current post, Chang was with Phoenix Television and the World Journal.
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Grobe is Euronews' Washington correspondent. He has been with the broadcaster since 1994, serving as head of the business desk, head of Euronews’ German service, as well as host and producer of the "Business Weekly" programme.
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Millar is North American correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She has also served as bureau chief in Washington, DC and was previously head of the network’s London bureau.
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Jha is chief US correspondent with the Press Trust of India. He has previously been a correspondent with Pajhwok Afghan News, The Irrawaddy, and NDTV.
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Sitov is Washington bureau chief of Russia’s Tass News Agency. He has been with Tass since 1981, first at the agency’s Moscow bureau and subsequently posted to the Washington, DC Bureau where he has worked for over 20 years.
Culhane is Al Jazeera English’s White House correspondent. She has been a White House correspondent for MSNBC, covering the Bush administration, and a military reporter covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for NBC affiliate WAVY-TV in Virginia.
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Bilbassy is senior correspondent of the Al-Arabiya news channel’s Washington, DC bureau. She was previously Senior Diplomatic Correspondent covering the White House and State Department, as well as Nairobi, Kenya Bureau Chief reporting on conflicts across the African continent.
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Foukara is Al Jazeera Arabic Washington, DC Bureau Chief. He has hosted political programs for the network and also served as head of its New York office at the United Nations. Prior to joining Al Jazeera Arabic, Foukara was a reporter and producer with the BBC.
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Wedel is an anthropologist and professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University. She writes about government corruption, foreign aid and elites, and is the author of several books including her most recent, "Unaccountable: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt our Finances, Freedom and Security". She is the first anthropologist to win the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
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Kumar is a professor of political science at Towson University and the author and co-author of several books on the media and presidency, including, Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communication Operation. She is director of the White House Transition Project, a non-partisan effort by presidency scholars to provide information on presidential transitions and White House operations.
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Schultz is principal deputy White House press secretary. He was formerly the communications director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
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