- Craig H. Allen is the Judson Falknor Professor of Law at the University of Washington and the author of Counterproliferation Operations and the Rule of Law, an extensive examination and defense of the Proliferation Security Initiative.
Caitlyn Antrim is the executive director of the Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans and specializes in the analysis and negotiation of international regimes. She served as a deputy U.S. representative to the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea and on delegations and secretariats to other international conferences.
- Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties. He worked as special assistant to President Reagan and editor of the political magazine Inquiry.
- John B. Bellinger III is an American lawyer, who served as the Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State and the National Security Council during the George W. Bush Administration. He is now a partner at the Washington DC law firm Arnold & Porter, and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Scott Borgerson is a co-founder and Managing Director of CargoMetrics. Previously, he was the visiting fellow for ocean governance at the Council on Foreign Relations.
International Cable Law Advisor, International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), Partner, Holland & Knight LLP ([email protected]), Chairman, New York County Lawyers Association Admiralty & Maritime Committee (2004-Present); Chairman, Committee on International Law of the Sea, Maritime Law Association of the United States (1994-2000); Captain, USN (ret.); University of Denver, J.D. (1980); U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. (1972).
- Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. She was a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009.
- Thomas J. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Professor Dutton, director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the Naval War College, publishes and lectures widely on American and Chinese views of sovereignty and international law of the sea and on the strategic implications to the United States of Chinese international law and policy choices.
- Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. is the founder, president, and CEO of The Center for Security Policy. During the Reagan administration, Gaffney was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy, and a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Senator John Tower (R-Texas).
- Captain George Galdorisi (USN – retired) is a naval aviator who began his writing career in 1978 with an article in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. His Navy career included four command tours and five years as a carrier strike group chief of staff, as well as three years leading the United States delegation for military-to-military talks with the Chinese nav
Jonathan William "Jon" Greenert (born May 15, 1953) is a United States Navy admiral currently serving as the 30th Chief of Naval Operations. He previously served as the 36th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from August 13, 2009 to August 22, 2011. Prior to that, he served as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command from September 29, 2007 to July 29, 2009, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities and Resources from September 2006 to September 2007 and Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet from August 2004 to September 2006.
- Steven Groves is the Bernard and Barbara Lomas Senior Research Fellow at The Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom and leader of The Heritage Foundation's Freedom Project. He has testified before Congress on international law, human rights, the United Nations and controversial treaties such as the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Paul Kelly is a Senior Vice President of Rowan Companies, Inc., and a member of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy.
- John Forbes Kerry is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, the tenth most senior United States Senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.