Robert L. Borosage is the president of the Institute for America's Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America's Future. The organizations were launched by 100 prominent Americans to challenge the rightward drift in U.S. politics, and to develop the policies, message and issue campaigns to help forge an enduring majority for progressive change in America.
Mr. Borosage writes widely on political, economic and national security issues for a range of publications including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is a Contributing Editor at The Nation magazine, and a regular contributor to The American Prospect magazine. He is a frequent commentator on television and radio, including Fox Morning News, RadioNation, National Public Radio, C-SPAN and Pacifica Radio. He teaches on presidential power and national security as an adjunct professor at American University's Washington School of Law.
Previously, Borosage founded the Center for National Security Studies in 1974 and served as the Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, a research institute that drew its inspiration and fellowship from the major democratic movements of our time - anti-war, women's, environmental and civil rights movements. He has served as an advisor for the Reverend Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign, and has also advised Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Barbara Boxer and Paul Wellstone
He holds a law degree from Yale, and a graduate degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.
Parag Khanna is an expert on geopolitics, global governance, and Asian and European affairs, and was most recently the Global Governance Fellow at The Brookings Institution. He has worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, where he specialized in scenario and risk planning, and at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he conducted research on terrorism and conflict resolution. He is the author of The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (Random House, 2008). Mr. Khanna holds bachelors and masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and is completing his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He speaks German, Hindi, French, Spanish, and basic Arabic. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Harper's Magazine, Policy Review, Foreign Policy, Prospect (U.K.), Slate, and Survival (U.K.), and he has been featured on CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera International, National Public Radio, and Doordarshan (India).
As a Senior Research Fellow and the Director of the Global Governance Initiative of the American Strategy Program, Mr. Khanna leads an effort to find innovative strategies for governmental, corporate, and civil society collaboration to resolve pressing global problems and redefine diplomacy for the 21st century.
Mr. Shonholtz founded Partners for Democratic Change in 1989, and established the first of several national Centers on change and conflict management in Central and Eastern Europe. As President of Partners, he is responsible for overall development and strategic planning for the organization and the management of all Partners' divisions.
In 1976, Mr. Shonholtz established and served as President of the Community Boards Program, one of the first community and school mediation initiatives that brought conflict resolution skills and processes into neighborhoods and schools throughout the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Shonholtz is educated as a lawyer and has an extensive background in legal practice, education, and policy. He serves on several boards of directors and editorial boards, and has written and lectured extensively on the subject of mediating systems, conflict resolution models, and the positive function of conflict in democratic society.
Mr. Shonholtz received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.