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- Victor Cha Director of Asian Studies and D.S. Song Chair, Georgetown University; Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council ( 2004-2007); author "Beyond the Final Score: The Politics of Sport" (forthcoming) (Columbia University Press)
- Rob Gifford Foreign correspondent, NPR (based in Beijing, China 1999-2005; based in London, England 2005-present); also author of "China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power" (Random House)
- Peter Ford Staff writer, The Christian Science Monitor
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