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- Susan Willens assistant professor of English at George Washington University
- Sangeeta Ray University of Maryland
- David Ignatius columnist, "The Washington Post;" co-moderator of "PostGlobal" on washingtonpost.com.
- E. Ethelbert Miller poet; director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, Board Chair of the Institute for Policy Study. And author of the forthcoming book "On Saturdays I Santana With You."
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