Tracey Ross is the Associate Director of the All-In Cities Initiative at PolicyLink, an initiative that helps cities across the country adopt policies and practices to promote equitable growth. She also serves as a delegate to the U.S.-Japan Leadership program, which fosters connections between leaders in both countries. Ross began her career as a Senate staffer, and has also been a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress, where she focused on urban poverty and environmental justice. She has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and been featured on MSNBC and Al Jazeera English.
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Robin Washington is a longtime transportation writer, particularly focused on the evolving technology and social impacts of driverless cars over the past two years, writing for The Boston Globe, WIRED, WGBH, and Wisconsin Public Radio. A Fellow in Science Broadcasting Journalism at WGBH TV Boston, Washington has lectured at Harvard, MIT, Brown, and dozens of other academic institutions, and has been an adjunct faculty member at both Northeastern University and Emerson College. Throughout his career, Washington has appeared on NPR, MSBNC, Fox News, ABC News, CNN, and the BBC.
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Mieke Eoyang is the Vice President for the National Security Program at Third Way (a centrist think tank) and a former professional staff member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. At the Third Way, she runs a team that works on every major national security issue, from the details of military personnel policy to the legal framework for going to war. Eoyang is especially interested in intelligence oversight, electronic surveillance reform, and partisan perception on national security. Her writing and analysis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, POLITICO, Associated Press, The Washington Post, Roll Call, and Forbes.
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Gita Gopinath is a Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, and has been named one of the top 25 economists under 45 by the International Monetary Fund. Her expertise is in International Finance and Macroeconomics. Gopinath is co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve bank of Boston, member of the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Economic Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala state (India), a co-editor at the American Economic Review, co-editor of the current Handbook of International Economics and was managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies.
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Vivek H. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States from 2014-2017. He addressed public health issues including the Ebola outbreak, the opioid epidemic, low rates of physical activity, and e-cigarette popularity among youth. Murthy has drawn attention to emotional well-being as an important driver of health, and issued the first Surgeon General’s report on alcohol, drugs, and health. He has cared for thousands of patients in his career and co-founded VISIONS, an HIV/AIDS education program in India and the United States. He has also done research on vaccine development and studied the participation of women and minorities in clinical trials.
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Linda Greene is a Law Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she researches and teaches Sports Law and Constitutional Law. She was the United States Olympic Committee Legislation Committee Chair, its Audit Committee Vice Chair, and co-author of its diversity and inclusion policies. She is a co-founder of Black Women in Sports Foundation and the author of articles and op-eds that explore the intersection of sport and equality. She has written about the inclusion of women in Olympic governing bodies, equity between male and female Olympians, and how women athletes are represented in the media. She has been featured on Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR, and has written opinion pieces in The New York Times since 1992.
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Jose Miguel Cruz is the Director of Research at Florida International University’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. He is an expert in the area of criminal violence, gangs, police, democratization and public opinion in Latin America. He has written about American scholarship on gangs and the processes through which the maras (MS-13 and MS-18) have evolved
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