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…

Anne Applebaum, Board Member

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

Annie Duke, Board Member

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

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…

Advisory Board

Asha Rangappa, Advisor

Asha Rangappa is a Senior Lecturer at the Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs …

Bernard-Henri Lévy is a French journalist and philosopher who has written many best-selling…

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

 
 

John Avlon, Advisor

John Avlon is an author, journalist and political commentator who frequently anchors at CNN…

 

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…

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…

Edward Radzivilovskiy, Program Manager

Edward Radzivilovskiy is a writer and researcher with a special interest in ethics…

Julian Melendi, Political Affairs and Operations

Jess Hwang, Political Affairs

Ashley Priessnitz, Video Content and Editing

Samantha O’Connell, Writing and Research

Alec MedineWriting and Research

Teddy Tawil, Writing and Research

Ruchit Negotia, Video Editing

Leah Cogguillo, Fundraising and Development

Aidan KlugerWriting and Research

Holly Vaughn, Social Media & Marketing

Timothy Han, Research & Writing

Ann-Renee Rubia, Research & Writing

Jack Elbaum, Research & Writing

William Freeman, Political Affairs

Max Tiefer, Video & Marketing

Venkatachalam V T, Video Editing

Metzín Lopez, Political Affairs

Raiza FerozVideo Editing

Paula Ospina, Video Editing

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