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ERVAND ABRAHAMIAN is Distin­guished Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of His­tory at Baruch and the au­thor of nu­mer­ous books, in­clud­ing A His­tory of Mod­ern Iran and The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Mod­ern US-Ira­nian Re­la­tions. GINI ALHADEFF’s books in­clude The Sun at Mid­day and Diary of a Djinn. ALEC ASH is a writer and ed­i­tor based in Beijing. He is the au­thor of Wish Lan­terns, about China’s youth. MICHAEL CASPER is a doc­toral can­di­date in his­tory at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Los An­ge­les. LOUISA CHIANG’s es­says have been pub­lished in Tai­wan and China. She was the China of­fi­cer at the Na­tional En­dow­ment for Democ­racy and re­ceived the Taipei Coun­cil for Cul­tural Af­fairs Lit­er­ary Fic­tion Trans­la­tion Prize in 2003. PERRY LINK is Chancelo­rial Chair for Teach­ing Across Dis­ci­plines at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia at River­side. His lat­est book is An Anatomy of Chi­nese: Rhythm, Me­taphor, Politics. He is cur­rently writ­ing a bi­og­ra­phy of Liu Xiaobo, China’s No­bel Peace Lau­re­ate. HE­LEN EPSTEIN is Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor of Hu­man Rights and Global Pub­lic Health at Bard. She is the au­thor, most re­cently, of An­other Fine Mess: Amer­ica, Uganda, and the War on Ter­ror. KATHRYN HUGHES is Pro­fes­sor of Life Writ­ing at the Univer­sity of East Anglia. Her books in­clude Vic­to­ri­ans Un­done: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Deco­rum, Ge­orge Eliot: The Last Vic­to­rian, and The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Bee­ton. ROBERT G. KAISER is a former Manag­ing Ed­i­tor and As­so­ci­ate Ed­i­tor at The Wash­ing­ton Post, for which he re­ported from Viet­nam be­tween 1969 and 1970. His most re­cent book is Act of Congress: How Amer­ica’s Es­sen­tial In­sti­tu­tion Works, and How It Doesn’t. RUTH MARGALIT is an Is­raeli writer liv­ing in New York. Her es­says have ap­peared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. FINTAN O’TOOLE is a colum­nist with The Ir­ish Times and Leonard L. Mil­berg Vis­it­ing Lec­turer in Ir­ish Let­ters at Prince­ton. His writ­ings on Brexit have won both the Euro­pean Press Prize and the Or­well Prize for jour­nal­ism. TIM PAGE is a Pro­fes­sor at both the Thorn­ton School of Mu­sic and the An­nen­berg School for Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Jour­nal­ism at the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. He won the Pulitzer Prize for crit­i­cism in 1997 for his writ­ings about mu­sic in The Wash­ing­ton Post. DAR­RYL PINCK­NEY’s most re­cent book is a novel, Black Deutsch­land. IS­RAEL ROSENFIELD is the au­thor, with EDWARD ZIFF, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. He is pre­par­ing an English trans­la­tion of Plaisir de jouer, plaisir de penser by Cather­ine Te­mer­son and Charles Rosen. SAN­FORD SCHWARTZ is the au­thor of Chris­ten Købke and Wil­liam Ni­chol­son. ADAM SHATZ is a Con­tribut­ing Ed­i­tor at the Lon­don Re­view of Books. MICHAEL TO­MASKY is a Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent for The Daily Beast, the Ed­i­tor of Democ­racy: A Jour­nal of Ideas, and a con­tribut­ing opin­ion writer for The New York Times. MARINA WARNER is Pres­i­dent of the Royal So­ci­ety of Lit­er­a­ture and Pro­fes­sor of English and Cre­ative Writ­ing at Birk­beck Col­lege, Univer­sity of Lon­don. Her books in­clude Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Vir­gin Mary, Once Upon a Time: A Short His­tory of Fairy Tale, and a new es­say col­lec­tion, Forms of En­chant­ment: Writ­ings on Art and Artists, to be pub­lished in Septem­ber. ALEXAN­DER WAUGH is the au­thor of The House of Wittgen­stein and Fathers and Sons, a bi­og­ra­phy of the Waugh fam­ily. He writes on Shake­speare, opera, and other top­ics for the Bri­tish press. JACOB WEISBERG is Chair­man of the Slate Group and host of the Trump­cast pod­cast. His most re­cent book is Ron­ald Rea­gan. GARRY WILLS, whose most re­cent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Mat­ters, is the 2018 com­mence­ment speaker at Zay­tuna Col­lege, the first ac­cred­ited Mus­lim cam­pus in Amer­ica.

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