Board of Directors

Garry Kasparov, Chairman

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the Soviet Union in 1963, Garry Kasparov became the under-18 chess champion…

Max Boot, President

Max Boot is a historian, best-selling author, and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s…

Linda Chavez, Board Member

Linda Chavez is a senior fellow at the National Immigration Forum. Chavez authored…

Annie Duke, Board Member

Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space

Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Board Member

Heidi Heitkamp is the founder and Chair of the One Country Project, an organization focused on addressing the needs…

Senator Bob Kerrey, Board Member

Bob Kerrey is Executive Chairman of the Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship, where he advocates for broad reform in…

Igor Kirman, Board Member

Igor Kirman is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focuses primarily on mergers and…

 

Mark Lasswell, Board Member

Mark Lasswell is an op-ed editor at the Washington Post. He is the former editorial features editor…

Michael S. Steele, Board Member

Michael Steele is a political analyst for MSNBC and a Senior Fellow at Brown University’s Institute…

Mickey Edwards, Board Member

Mickey Edwards is a former eight-term member of Congress, having been a member of his party’s leadership, a senior member of…

Alexander Vindman, Board Member

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Vindman (Retired) was most recently the director for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Russia on the White House’s National…

Advisory Board

Anne Applebaum, Advisor

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and a Pulitzer-prize winning historian

Bill Kristol, Advisor

William “Bill” Kristol is a political analyst and media commentator regular panelist on…

Bret Stephens, Advisor

Bret Stephens currently works at the New York Times and is a journalist, editor…

Dan Benton, Advisor

Dan Benton founded the technology hedge fund Andor Capital Management…

Daniel Hurwitz, Advisor

Daniel B. Hurwitz is Founder & CEO of Raider Hill Advisors LLC. He is a graduate of Colgate…

 
 

Eric Wolf, Advisor

Eric Wolf served as an Investigations Officer in the National Unit for Serious…

Karl-Theodor Zu Guttenberg, Advisor

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is Chairman of Spitzberg Partners LLC. He served as German Minister…

Lisa Berg, Advisor

Lisa is a senior level advisor, strategist and leader with extensive experience supporting…

Rina Shah, Advisor

Rina Shah is a DC-based political advisor, commentator, and social entrepreneur…

Whitney Haring-Smith, Advisor

Whitney Haring-Smith is a former Rhodes Scholar, entrepreneur, and investor focused primarily …

Staff

Uriel Epshtein, Executive Director

Prior to joining RDI as its Executive Director, Uriel worked in the private sector – first as a consultant…

Daniel Miller, Director of Content and Strategy

Daniel Miller is a lawyer and writer who has engaged in various forms of advocacy and activism…

Samaquias LortaAudio

Jess Hwang, Political Affairs

Divya  Mehrish, Writing and Research

Timothy Han, Writing and Research

Danielle Wietrzychowski, Video Editing

Ruchit Negotia, Video Editing

Teddy Tawil, Writing and Research

Tej Chethik, Video Editing

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