Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, former Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International in London, former Executive Director of the Rainforest Foundation, and former Senior Program Officer for the Ford Foundation's Human Rights Unit. He is also a popular speaker on the history of human rights in the United States, international justice and the formation of the International Criminal Court, and the need for the protection of economic, social and cultural rights worldwide.
Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and author of the upcoming book The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution. He has previously taught at Johns Hopkins University and at the George Mason University School of Public Policy, and served as the deputy director of the State Department’s policy planning staff. His past books include The End of History and the Last Man, Trust, and America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy.
Regular contributor on NBC's Meet the Press and Distinguished Practitioner of Law & Public Policy at UC Berkeley. As the former Governor and Attorney General of Michigan, she was the first female to hold both offices, and she worked relentlessly to diversify Michigan’s economy, strengthen its auto industry, preserve the manufacturing sector, and add new, emerging sectors, such as clean energy. She was a senior member of President Barack Obama's transition team, and is often mentioned as a front runner for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.