John F. Burns is the London Bureau Chief for the New York Times, where he is the longest-serving foreign correspondent in the paper’s history, having worked for more than 30 years on assignment in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, as well as a two-time winner of the prestigious George Polk Award for foreign reporting. He has been a regular guest and contributor on numerous news shows, including Charlie Rose, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Morning Joe, Anderson Cooper 360, and others on NBC, CBS and ABC.
Bob King is one of he leading advocates for labor rights in the world. He was elected UAW President in June, 2010. Known for his activism and passionate belief in social and economic justice, King also served three terms as a UAW vice president. He has led delegations to all corners of the world to stand in solidarity with the oppressed. In 1990, he supported trade unionists and church members in El Salvador who were victims of a long campaign of deadly bombings, death-squad murders and disappearances carried out by Salvadoran soldiers trained by the U.S. military’s School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga. He’s a U.S. Army veteran and continues to play a key role in preserving labor rights in the US and beyond.
Dr. Jaffe is an internationally recognized scientist and public health leader, and is currently the Associate Director for Science at the Centers for Disease Control. In 1981, he joined a CDC task force investigating a new disease, soon to become known as AIDS. He led the first national case-control study to determine risk factors for the disease and the first natural history study of HIV. Over the next two decades he served in leadership positions in the CDC′s expanding HIV/AIDS programs, including Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS, Director of the Division of AIDS, STD, and TB Laboratory Research, and Director of the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. Dr. Jaffe is a member of the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and has been a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.