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.