Dr. John Iskander − Chair of Near East and North Africa Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute; Professorial Lecturer at the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University; former Professor of Islamic Studies at Georgia State University.
Dr. Flynt Leverett − Director, Iran Initiative, Senior Research Fellow, American Strategy Program and Director, Geopolitics of Energy Initiative, New America Foundation.
Mr. Thomas Delare –Director, Terrorism Finance and Sanctions Policy, Economic Bureau, United States Department of State; former Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy; former Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
Dr. Trita Parsi − Founder and President of the National Iranian American Council [NIAC]; author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel, and the United States and silver medal winner of the 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations; 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving world Order.
Dr. Kenneth B. Katzman − Specialist in Middle East Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.
Dr. Thomas R. Mattair − Executive Director, Middle East Policy Council; Associate Editor, Middle East Policy.