Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy
Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, currently serving as Oceans Policy Adviser and Chief, International Negotiations Division, Joint Staff. CDR Kraska holds an appointment as a Guest Investigator at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where he served as an Office of the Chief of Naval Research post-doctoral fellow in Naval Oceanography and National Security.
Former senior senator from Indiana and ranking member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Richard Green "Dick" Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana and a member of the Republican Party. First elected to the Senate in 1976, he is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and was its chairman from 1985 to 1987 and 2003 to 2007. Much of Lugar's work in the Senate is toward the dismantling of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons around the world. Before his election to the United States Senate, Lugar served as mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Director of Center for Oceans Law & Policy at the University of Virginia
John Norton Moore, director of the Center for Oceans Law & Policy at the University of Virginia, was U.S. Ambassador for the Law of the Sea Convention under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and was a Reagan appointee to the National Advisory Commission on Oceans and Atmosphere.
Research fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
John Dimitri Negroponte is a British-born American diplomat. He is currently a research fellow and lecturer in international affairs at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Prior to this appointment, he served as the United States Deputy Secretary of State and as the first ever Director of National Intelligence.
Professor of Law, California Western School of Law.
Professor Noyes has been on the California Western faculty since 1982 and has also taught international law courses as a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and the University of San Diego's Institute on International and Comparative Law (Oxford and Paris programs). During the spring of 2005 he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.
Senior Ocean Policy Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Senior Ocean Policy Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Former Chief and Senior Appellate Judge, United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University School of Law.
Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law, University of Miami
Professor Bernard H. Oxman is the Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law at the University of Miami. Before joining the Law School in 1977, he was Assistant Legal Adviser for Oceans, Environment, and Scientific Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. He also served as United States Representative to the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea and chaired the English Language Group of the Conference Drafting Committee.
Leon Edward Panetta was sworn in as the 23rd Secretary of Defense on July 1, 2011. Before joining the Department of Defense, Mr. Panetta served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from February 2009 to June 2011. Mr. Panetta led the agency and managed human intelligence and open source collection programs on behalf of the intelligence community.
Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. (ret) assumed the duties of the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on May 25, 2010. He leads the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), comprised of 42,000 active duty, 8,200 Reserve, 8,000 civilian and 31,000 volunteer Auxiliarists. On July 16th, 2014, Admiral Papp was appointed U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic, in preparation for the U.S. taking over the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in May 2015.
Associate Professor at the Naval War College's International Law Department
Captain Raul (Pete) Pedrozo (USN, Ret.) is an Associate Professor at the Naval War College’s International Law Department. Previously, he was the Staff Judge Advocate for Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. He has also served as a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and as the head of the Navy’s International and Operational Law Division, and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Maritime Organization.
U.S. Under Secretary of Energy and Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs
David B. Sandalow is the Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the United States Department of Energy, a position he has held since 2009, and the Acting Under Secretary of Energy for Energy and Environment. He was a senior fellow at Brookings from 2004 to 2009.
Admiral Schachte served in many capacities related to ocean policy during his thirty-year naval career. In addition to being a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea negotiations during the Reagan administration, he served as the Acting Judge Advocate General of the Navy, the Department of Defense Representative for Ocean Policy Affairs, and the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (International Law).
Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Retired Navy Admiral.
James George Stavridis is the 12th Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, the oldest school in the United States dedicated solely to graduate studies in international affairs. Stavridis is a retired United States Navy admiral who served as the 15th Commander, U.S. European Command(USEUCOM, May 2009 – May 2013) and NATO's 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR, June 2009 – May 2013).
William Howard Taft IV (born September 13, 1945) is an attorney who has served in the United States government under several Republican administrations. He is the son of William Howard Taft III and the great-grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft.