U.S. Politics Experts

Chief Political Correspondent, New York Times Magazine
Matt Bai is the chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered the last three presidential campaigns. He also writes the "Political Times" column that appears regularly in the Caucus, the Times' political blog. Bai often explores issues of generational change in American politics and society. His cover articles in the magazine include the 2008 essay...
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Senior Policy Advisor to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations (SEIPN), U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Laura Blumenfeld is a best-selling author, Middle East analyst, and a scholar in residence at the Berkley Center. She previously served in the US State Department as senior policy advisor for the Middle East Peace Process. Blumenfeld spent two decades as a reporter for the Washington Post, covering the Middle East, national security, and presidential politics; she has also been a senior fellow at...
Jason Brodsky is the former Special Advisor to the Vice President for New Initiatives. Previously, he served as Special Assistant (Research/Writing) and Policy Advisor to former Congresswoman Jane Harman. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Brodsky served as a Policy Fellow at the White House. He has also worked for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and at the U.S. Department of Justice. Brod...
Staff Writer, The Christian Science Monitor
Senior Scholar
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Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Cornell University
María Cristina García is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell University, where she teaches courses on immigration history. She is the author of Seeking Refuge: Central American migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada (2006); Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida (1996); and articles and book chapters on refug...
Former Congressman (D-Mo.), President & CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs
Michelle Getchell earned her Ph.D. in History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She has published a book chapter on narcoterrorism and an article on the 1954 Guatemala coup, and is a frequent contributor to H-Diplo. This is her first book.
Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Wilson Center Fellow
Jack A. Goldstone (PhD. Harvard) is Hazel Professor of Public Policy and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center of George Mason University.  He is also Director of the International Research Laboratory on Political Demography at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.  He is the author of Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (winne...