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Gary Sick.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He served on the National Security Council staff under Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan.

He was the principal White House aide for Iran during the Iranian Revolution

and the hostage crisis and is the author of two books on U.S.-Iran relations,

in addition to several other edited books and articles dealing with U.S. Middle East policy.

Mr. Sick is a captain (ret.) in the U.S. Navy, with service in the Persian Gulf, North Africa and the Mediterranean.

He was the deputy director for International Affairs at the Ford Foundation from 1982 to 1987,

where he was responsible for programs relating to U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Sick has a Ph.D.

in political science from Columbia University, where he is Senior Research Scholar,

adjunct professor of international affairs, and former director of the Middle East Institute (2000-2003).

He teaches in the School of International and Public Affairs, where he was voted one of the top five teachers in 2009.

He is a member (emeritus) of the board of Human Rights Watch in New York

and founding chair of its advisory committee on the Middle East and North Africa.

He is the executive director of Gulf/2000, an international online research project on political,

economic and security developments in the Persian Gulf, being conducted at Columbia University

since 1993 with support from the W. Alton Jones, Ford, MacArthur, Carnegie, Soros,

Rockefeller and ExxonMobil Foundations. Gary Sick blogs at http://garysick.tumblr.com/



Jeffrey Frankel.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth.

He was appointed to the Council of Economic Advisers by President Clinton in 1996,

and subsequently confirmed by the Senate. His responsibilities as Member included international economics

, macroeconomics, and the environment. He left the Council in March 1999.

Before moving east, he was Professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley,

having joined the faculty in 1979. He directs the National Bureau of Economic Research

program in International Finance and Macroeconomics.

Past appointments include the Brookings Institution,

Federal Reserve Board, Institute for International Economics, International Monetary Fund,

University of Michigan and Yale. His research interests include international finance, monetary policy,

regional blocs, East Asia and global climate change. His recent publications include “Does Trade Cause Growth?”

in the American Economic Review, 1999, and Regional Trading Blocs, 1997.

He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1974, and received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1978.

Dr. Frankel’s awards and honors:

Abramson Scroll for outstanding article, Business Economics, 2012.

In the top 15, highest “impact factor” among research economists, IDEAS, 2011-.

ISI Highly Cited Researchers, 2005-

The 5th Annual Mundell-Fleming Lecture, International Monetary Fund, 2004.

Choice Award Recipient — CHOICE Outstanding Academic Books for 2002,

Association of College and Research Libraries, for American Economic Policy in the 1990s.

The Graham Lecture, Princeton University, 1999.

Who’s Who in Economics: A Biographical Dictionary of Major Economists 1700  to 1995,

3rd ed., James & Blaug, eds.; 4thed., Blaug & Vane, eds., 2003 (Edward Elgar Publ.)

Who’s Who;     Who’s Who in the World.

Economists’ Hall of Fame Trading Cards, Prentiss Hall.

Special Prize, 10th Annual Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize,

Foundation for Advanced Information and Research, 1994.

First Prize, AMEX Bank Review Awards, 1991.

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1986-1988.

National Science Foundation Fellowship, M.I.T., 1974-77.

Phi Beta Kappa, 1974.


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Robert B. Reich. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley

and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies,

was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration.

Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century.

He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock”

and “The Work of Nations.” His latest, “Beyond Outrage,” is now out in paperback.

He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause.

His new film, “Inequality for All,” is available on DVD in January and on Netflix February 28th.



Tim Price.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is Partner and Director of Investment at PFP Wealth Management in the UK.

An award-winning asset manager, he has over 20 years experience in the capital markets.



Deborah Weir.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

CFA is a tactical asset allocator for individuals and intuitions.

Her book Timing the Market (Wiley & Sons) provides a framework for selecting asset classes.

This is the first book to use information from the fixed-income markets

to facilitate the allocation decision among the major asset classes.

She has provided marketing, sales and educational services for alternative investment firms since 1985.

She has facilitated the growth of some of the most successful money management firms in this sector.

Ms. Weir began her financial career at Scudder Investments (now Deutsche Bank) in 1978.

She managed institutional fixed-income portfolios for clients such as Rockwell International,

the Mayo Clinic, and United Technologies.  She managed options and futures portfolios

for high net worth individuals and pioneered the trading of derivatives

and computerized portfolio management.  Her work included portfolio immunization,

duration analysis, asset-backed security management, and options and futures trading.

Ms. Weir is a published author and frequent speaker on financial topics.

Futures Magazine, Active Trader and the American Association of Individual Investors Journal

publish her articles. She lectures at universities in New York and Connecticut

and is a faculty member at the NY Institute of Finance.

Ms. Weir is the author of Wiley & Sons’ publication Timing the Market.

This is the first book to use information from the fixed-income markets to facilitate

the allocation decision among the major asset classes.

Ms. Weir earned a B.S. degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and an MBA

with a concentration in finance at New York University.

She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and past-president of the Stamford, CT society of that organization.



Marcus P. Zillman.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

M.S., A.M.H.A.; eSolutions Architect, International Internet expert, author,

keynote speaker, and corporate consultant discusses Searching the Internet

and the “birth” of bots and intelligent agents on the Internet that will change the way we live.

He brings more than thirty years of experience in operating online databases

and has authored over 80 white papers, Internet MiniGuides, and eBooks about the Internet

and the exciting resources that are available to both the “newbie” as well as the “seasoned” veteran.

eProfile of Marcus P. Zillman in _Library Hi Tech News_ by Gerry McKiernan is available by clicking here.

A bot is short for “robot” and refers to a program that operates as an agent for someone,

often as a searcher of information or monitor of events. You can actually carry on an online conversation

of sorts with a “bot.” Your audience will love to hear how such things as “ChatterBots”, “ShoppingBots”

and intelligent agents will make their lives easier. Marcus Zillman’s excellent knowledge coupled

with his outstanding presentation skills allow him to clearly and precisely explain the Web

and the Internet for the “newbie” as well as the experienced “Internaut”.

He has written a newspaper column titled “Driving the Internet Highway”

and co-hosted a weekly Internet radio talk show “CyberLink”.

Zillman has hosted for four years and been the executive producer for over 160 weekly television

shows titled Internet-101, a fast-paced weekly thirty minute television show discussing

the latest happenings and basic information about the Internet. He is the creator and founder of BotSpot®

– The Spot for all Bots on the Net® — an award-winning metasite and definitive resource for Bots,

Intelligent Agents, Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery, and Artificial Intelligence on the Internet

and one of the “Best 100 Web sites on the Internet” per PC Magazine (June 1998).

BotSpot.com was acquired by Internet.com network of web sites in 1999.

He is a benefactor member of the Internet Society, participant in the IETF Users Services Working Group

and was selected to participate in the U.S. Government’s Open Meeting Electronic Forum

as a non governmental expert on information retrieval and access.

He was just recently acknowledged by Range Rover’s OneLife Magazine

as one of the top 20 Innovators in the world.

Zillman is currently the Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library the creators of over 53

Subject Tracer Information Blogs. Zillman is also actively involved as an internationally known speaker

and author giving keynote presentations to associations and groups worldwide.

His presentations cover all aspects of the Internet and he is also the executive producer

of BOT2000 and BOT2001 conferences. His latest keynote presentations are titled

The Future of the Internet: eCommerce Security, Cloud Computing,

HTML5 and IPV6 [White Paper and Sources] andManage Your Information Overload [Sources].

His latest eBook The Survivor’s Manual for The New Economy a 239 page comprehensive reference

manual listing sources and sites for the New Economy. Additional information on his keynote speaking

is available by clicking here and additional information on his consulting services is available by clicking here.

He is also a member of American Society for Information Science and Technology,

Association of Internet Professionals, United Kingdom Online Users Group, Web Intelligence Consortium,

Association of Internet Researchers, Association of Computing Machinery, IEEE Computer Society,

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour,

American Association for Artificial Intelligence, P2P Working Group and the gPulp Working Group.



Tony Greenstein.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Tony Greenstein has been a political activist for all his adult life,

mainly focusing on Palestine, anti-racist and anti-fascist activities.

Tony is a founding member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Britain and Jews

for Boycotting Israeli Goods. He has recently authored

A History of Fighting Fascism in Brighton and the South Coast.

Tony has written for many publications including TribuneLabour Briefing and Weekly Worker.

His writings have been published in Hodder & Stoughton’s The Essentials of Philosophy & Ethics (2006).

Tony has also written a number of articles for the Guardian’sComment is Free,

before being censored because he rejected the idea that comparing Zionism

and the Israeli State to the Nazis was anti-Semitic. H e has been a fierce critic of anti-Semitism

in the Palestine solidarity movement, in particular the supporters of Gilad Atzmon.

Tony is a member of Brighton & Hove Trades Council,

UNISON and Secretary of Brighton & Hove Unemployed Workers Centre.

He is an activist in the Brighton Benefits Campaign.

Tony is a law graduate who works in the area of employment rights



Alek Boyd.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Created Vcrisis.com and started blogging about Venezuela in Oct. 2002.

Since, he has worked as an independent researcher, reporter, lobbyist, civil and political rights activist,

and has experience in strategic and political consulting throughout Latin America.

In 2006, Alek became the first blogger ever to shadow a presidential candidate in Venezuela.

In 2009, he gained a MA (merits) in Spanish American Studies

(King’s College London), with focus on Venezuelan literature.

Nowadays he’s the editor of INFODIO, where he writes about corruption,

publishes in Spain’s El Pais, and collaborates with award-winning investigative journalists.

Contact: @alekboyd



Ashfaq Rehmani.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is prolific writer, Editor and reporter.

As analyst Current Affairs on various TV channels

he has won the appreciation of both the literary circles and the lay men.

Worked as columnist and assistant news editor in the well-known English daily

“The Business News” No doubt Rehmani has developed his identity as a litterateur.

Ashfaq Rehmani possesses the mental faculties to mould his talent into diverse disciplines.

Anyhow, presently he is In charge editorial page of a national daily “GULF NEWS” having wide circulation.

Besides, he contributes regular columnist as freelance to the known English daily,

“THE PAKISTAN TIMES”. Recently Mr. Rehmani was Selected for Participating

in “International Reporting Fellowship” as a part of Promoting Excellence in Global Coverage

of religions program run by the International Centre for Journalists Washington DC.

As a very well-known Anchor person of private TV channels he is linked to the world of mass communication.

Recently received online degree with the subject “Specialization in ICT Journalism”

from Penplus-Bytes Accra Ghana. Selected for Summer Academy for SAARC Journalist held in

Chennai- INDIA < April 4, 2011 to April 15, 2011> subject: responsibilities in the Media

and freedom of expression> Under the banner of ICFJ, being an Active Journalist from

SAARC chapter His Participation in Advance training workshop for Pakistani mainstream media in

Katmandu-Nepal was fruitful in his Journalistic career.







Michael Anderson.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

BS Degree in Engineering

PhD in Information Science

Research interests have included computer simulation of manmade systems,

decision theory, and the structure of invisible colleges.

Additional graduate work in psychology and philosophy

Has authored a blog on ancient history since 2008, focused on the history

and development of ancient Greece and Rome

Does additional research and writing on the development of political systems throughout history

and their common elements. Has written a novel about the Roman Republic (unpublished at this time)

Is currently writing a non-fiction book about the genetic difference in political philosophy

among people and its impact on the success of governments.

Has visited the key sites of antiquity including Sparta, Delphi, Athens, Thermopylae, and Rome.

Member of the Association of Ancient Historians

Member of The American Philological  Association



Max Holland.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a journalist, author, and editor of Washington Decoded, an online publication.

A 1972 graduate of Antioch College,

he is a contributing editor to The Nation and the Wilson Quarterly,

and sits on the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence.

He is the author, editor, or co-author of six books, most recently

Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat (University Press of Kansas, March 2012)

and Blind over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis (Texas A&M University Press, September 2012).

His articles have appeared in a variety of general and scholarly publications,

including the Atlantic MxhwpMonthly, American Heritage, the New York Times,

the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Studies in Intelligence,

the Journal of Cold War Studies, Reviews in American History, and online at History News Network.

He has also received numerous grants in support of his research and writing,

including fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,

National Endowment for the Humanities, German Marshall Fund, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

In 2001, Holland won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award,

bestowed jointly by Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation

and the Columbia University School of Journalism,

for a forthcoming narrative history of the Warren Commission, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf.

That same year he won a Studies in Intelligence Award from the Central Intelligence Agency,

the first writer working outside the US government to be so recognized.

In 1989, Business Week named his first book, When the Machine Stopped,

one of the top ten business books of the year.



Antal E. Fekete. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Professor Antal E. Fekete is a renowned mathematician and monetary scientist.

This site will illuminate some of his important ideas in the areas of:

  • Fiscal and Monetary Reform
  • Gold Standard University
  • Real Bills Doctrine
  • Basis
  • Discount versus Interest
  • Gold and Interest

In 1974 Professor Fekete delivered a talk on gold in Paul Volker’s seminar at Princeton University.

Later, Professor Fekete was Visiting Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research

and Senior Editor for The American Economic Foundation. In 1996 his essay, Whither Gold?,

was awarded first prize in the international currency essay contest sponsored by Bank Lips, the Swiss bank.

For many years an expert on central bank bullion sales and hedging, and their effects on the gold price

and the gold mining industry itself, he now devotes his time to writing

and lecturing on fiscal and monetary reform with special regard to the role of gold and silver in the monetary system.

At this moment, when the world’s monetary system appears increasingly shaky,

Prof Fekete details why the current paradigm is flawed and how the problems must be dealt with.

This is almost taboo in the main stream financial media. Prof Fekete explains it as a gold crisis,

not a dollar crisis. Those who doubt it would do well to recall that every fiat*

money system ever tried – and history is littered with examples – failed.

* Money that is not backed by, or convertible to, any specific commodity

and whose only value is that determined by government.


Alasdair McLeod.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He started his career as a stockbroker in 1970 on the London Stock Exchange.

In those days, trainees learned everything: from making the tea, to corporate finance,

to evaluating and dealing in equities and bonds. They learned rapidly through experience about

things as diverse as mining shares and general economics.

It was excellent training, and within nine years Alasdair had risen to become senior partner of his firm.

Subsequently, Alasdair held positions at director level in investment management,

and worked as a mutual fund manager. He also worked at a bank in Guernsey as an executive director.

For most of his 40 years in the finance industry,

Alasdair has been de-mystifying macro-economic events for his investing clients.

The accumulation of this experience has convinced him that unsound monetary policies

are the most destructive weapon governments use against the common man.

Accordingly, his mission is to educate and inform the public in layman’s terms what governments

do with money and how to protect themselves from the consequences.



Dr. Antony Mueller.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is currently a professor of economics at the Federal University of Sergipe (UFS) in Aracaju, Brazil.

He is the founder and president of The Continental Economics Institute

He is an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute,

He is an adjunct scholar of the Ludwing Von Mises Institute, USA, and of he Instuto Ludwig Von Mises Brazil.

He maintains the blogs Cash & Currencies in English

and Economia Nova e Sociologia Economica in Portuguese language.

Antony Mueller was born and grew up in Germany and holds  a doctorate in economics

from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the United States

and has taught and done research in Europe, the United States and Latin America



Gail Tverberg.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Researcher regarding what is ahead for the world Add Mediaeconomy, taking into account energy and other limits

Author of 2012 Energy article, Oil Supply Limits and the Continuing Financial Crisis.

Frequent writer and speaker on energy issues.

Editor at TheOilDrum.com, until it closed in August, 2013.

Trained as a casualty actuary (Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society)

Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

M.S. Mathematics, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Website/blog:  OurFiniteWorld.com



Doug Short.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He founded the financial website dshort.com in 2005,

which was subsequently acquired by Advisor Perspectives,

where he is now the Vice President of Research.

 Doug specializes in the analysis of economic and market data with a particular interest

in long-term trends and historical contexts.



Davos Sherman.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Was invited to blog for well know economic,

energy & resource blog and did that for about a year after a billionaire investor

(a college roommate of Warren Buffett) sent me a link to that site.

Became fascinated with the economy in 2007,

particularly with the correlation of depleting resources against a growing population.

Enjoy reading and writing on the economy. I’m an ex-airline captain with about 15,000 hours

and am amazed at all the bee-s we are taught. Most of my friends still in the business

were also taught the wrong aerodynamic principles with respect to what makes planes fly.

Aviation or economics, Keynes to Austrian – Bernulli to Newton we’ve been sold bad goods.

It’s amazing anything works as backwards as we do things.


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Gregory Z. Hajjar.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is the founder and president of Optimal Market Risk Management Advisors Inc.

Greg has over 20 years of experience in progressively senior positions in trading

and market risk management. This experience spans across a number of organizations

within the financial sector including banking, pension fund, insurance, and hedge fund in Canada,

the United States, and Australia, with a track record of transforming financial market risk management organizations

and infrastructure. Greg has an MBA in Finance and a B.Sc.,

in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto, and is a CFA charter holder since 1992.

Greg believes that risk is a natural part of the universe’s fabric

and that rewards can only be achieved by assuming risk. Risk management’s value is less

about reducing or eliminating risk, than it is about making intelligent decisions to maximize rewards

for a given level of risk individuals and organizations are ready to assume.

Optimal MRM Advisors Inc. is a leader in bringing market risk management

e-Learning to financial organizations globally. The company’s long term vision is to leverage cloud

computing for risk measurement, in order to lift the burden and cut the cost of measuring risk

so that financial organizations can stay focussed on maximizing risk-adjusted return.



Adrew McKillop.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

I have a UK national holding a four-year Masters level Economics qualification (UCL London),

engineering technology and science qualifications (RAE Farnborough),

and more than 10 years professional translating experience in technical

and financial French > English (energy and defence sectors).

My authoring and journalism experience includes over 30 years experience

covering English language Energy, natural resources,

environment, economic and policy issues, themes and news.

My technical authoring experience across the Energy space includes commercial,

technical and market analysis covering oil and gas, LNG,

the renewables, Smart Grids/Super Grids and energy transition.

I was Founding Energy editor of the pioneering environmental publication ‘The Ecologist’ (UK)

and I have published more than 5 book-length works on energy themes,

most recently (2012) for the leading US publisher Palgrave Macmillan.

I am a result driven professional, an excellent team player and a fast learner

who will pull his weight in the company or organization.

I am pleased to take on temporary assignments and will also be happy to provide external

authoring or translation services on an intermittent basis.



Bruce Krasting 

Contributor The Daily Journalist. 

I worked on Wall Street for twenty five years.

This blog is my take on the financial issues of the day.

I was an FX trader during the early days of the ‘snake’ and the EMS.

Derivatives on currencies were new then. I was part of that. That was with Citi.

Later I worked for Drexel and got to understand a bit about balance sheet structure

and corporate bonds from Mike Milken. I was involved with a Macro hedge fund later.

That worked out all right, but it is not an easy road.

There was one tough week and I thought, “Maybe I should do something else for a year or two.”

That was fifteen years ago. I love the markets. How they weave together.

For twenty five years I woke up thinking, “What am I going to do today to make some money in the market”.

I don’t do that any longer. But I miss it.



Elsayed Solyman.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is an, Egyptian journalist,

with 9 years of experience in media field, am currently working for Mubasher news agency

as a senior bilingual business news-editor, with a tremendous ability to produce a high quality variety

of  business contents both in Arabic& English, and politics,

I have also attended Reuters course for business coverage recently has held in Cairo



Laurence J. Kotlikoff.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University,

a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,

a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research,

and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software.

An active columnist, Professor Kotlikoff’s columns and blogs appear in the Financial Times,

Bloomberg, Forbes, Vox, the Economist, Yahoo.com, and the Huffington Post. Professor Kotlikoff received his B.A.

in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977.

From 1977 through 1983 he served on the faculties of economics of the University of California,

Los Angeles and Yale University. In 1981-82 Professor Kotlikoff was a Senior Economist

with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

He is author or co-author of 16 books and hundreds of professional journal articles.

His most recent books are The Clash of Generations (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press),

The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission (Civitas),

Jimmy Stewart Is Dead (John Wiley & Sons), Spend ‘Til the End, (co-authored with Scott Burns, Simon & Schuster),

The Healthcare Fix (MIT Press), and The Coming Generational Storm (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press)

and Generational Policy (MIT Press).

Professor Kotlikoff’s writings and research address financial reform, personal finance, taxes,

Social Security, healthcare, deficits, generational accounting, pensions, saving, and insurance.

He has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank,

the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation

and Development, the Swedish Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Italy,

the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the Government of Russia, the Government of Ukraine,

the Government of Bolivia, the Government of Bulgaria, the Treasury of New Zealand,

the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor,

the Joint Committee on Taxation, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts,

The American Council of Life Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, AON Corp., and other major U.S.

corporations. He has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress

including the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.


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Jerry Robinson.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an economist and best-selling author.

In 2010, Robinson launched Follow the Money Weekly,

a weekly podcast covering the most pressing economic and geopolitical events,

along with great guests and actionable investing ideas.

Robinson is also the best-selling author of the book,

Bankruptcy of Our Nation: Your Financial Survival Guide.”

(New Leaf Press, 2012) Recently, Robinson has been quoted by Foxnews,

USA Today and several other news agencies on the topic of the economy,

and his columns have appeared regularly in numerous print and web publications,

including Infowars, WorldNetDaily, Townhall, and FinancialSense.

Robinson has spoken on the topics of money and economics around the globe,

including the United States, Israel, Turkey, and Greece.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with Honors

from the University of Tulsa. He has taught a course in macroeconomics at the college level.

In addition, Robinson is also the Editor-in-Chief of the popular economic newsletter,

Follow the Money Quarterly. He resides in the beautiful Arkansas Ozark mountains with his wife and son.



Detlev S. Schlichter.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an Austrian School economist and author. His book Paper Money Collapse

– The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown was published

by John Wiley & Sons in September 2011. Paper Money Collapse was named

winner of the getAbstract 2012 International Book Award.

Mr. Schlichter had a 19-year career in international financial markets,

predominantly in investment management. He worked at J.P. Morgan & Co.

(1990-1998), Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (1998-2001), and Western Asset Management Co.

(2001-2009). During his career Mr. Schlichter has overseen billions in assets

under management for institutional clients from around the world.

He left the industry in 2009 to focus exclusively on his first book, Paper Money Collapse.

Mr. Schlichter has appeared as a commentator on television and radio

(Sky News, Reuters TVRussia TodayBBC Radio 4 Analysis and BBC Radio 4′s Start The Week)

and his editorials have been published byThe Wall Street JournalCity A.M.TheStreet.comand mises.org.

He is a senior fellow at the Cobden Centre, London,

a free-market think tank devoted to issues of money and banking.

Mr. Schlichter holds a degree in economics (Diplom-Ökonom) from Ruhr-Universität Bochum,

Germany. He lives with his family in London.



John Rubino.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He runs the popular financial website DollarCollapse.com

and contributes regularly to CFA Magazine. His books include The Money Bubble

(co-authored with GoldMoney’s James Turk, 2014),

Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom (2008),

The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It

(also with GoldMoney’s James Turk, 2008), How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust (2003),

and Main Street, Not Wall Street (1998). After earning a Finance MBA from New York University,

he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a Eurodollar trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst.

During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with TheStreet.com

and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor,

and Consumers Digest, among many other publications.



Dock David Treece.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an investment advisor and Partner with Treece Investment Advisory Corp.

He produces regular columns on economics and financial markets

and has contributed to numerous local and national news outlets.

Dock David hold a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami

with a focus in Finance. He is a FINRA-registered securities representative

through Treece Financial Services Corp, holding Series 7, 24, 27, 66, and 99


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Russ Winter.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a 40 year long veteran investor and money manager.

He holds an MA in Urban Planning.

He worked as a  stockbroker, hands on vintage apartment owner

and is currently the publisher of Winter Actionables (winteractionables.com)

an online subscription publication that covers much of the financial news

the mainstream media fails or refuses to cover.

He also participates twice a week on Radio Free Wall Street

and can be heard regularly on CNBC Africa’s Lindsay Williams nightly radio show from Cape Town,

Fine Business Radio among others.  Of note, Russ covered and called the housing bubble

and 2008-2009 market crash before it happened.

True to form Russ is now calling for an even worse repeat.

Russ is an American ex-pat living in the Prague, Czech Republic.



Lee Adler.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Publisher, The Wall Street Examiner,

host http://radiofreewallstreet.fm ,

moderator The Stool Pigeons Wire at http://capitalstool.com ,

Florida and Quebec · wallstreetexaminer.com



F. William Engdahl.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a political economist specializing for more than thirty years in geopolitical analysis of global events

He is author of the international best-selling book on oil and geopolitics,

A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order,

published as well in French, German, Chinese, Russian, Czech, Korean, Turkish, Croatian, Slovenian and Arabic.

In 2010 he published Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century,

as a sequel to ‘Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation,

completing a trilogy on the power of oil, food and money control.

He is one of the more widely discussed analysts of current political and economic developments.

His provocative articles and analyses have appeared in numerous newspapers

and magazines and well-known international websites. In addition to discussing oil geopolitics and energy,

he has written on issues of agriculture, GATT, WTO, IMF,  politics and economics ,

beginning the first oil shock and world grain crisis in the early 1970’s.

Another book, Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order

describes the American military power projection in terms of geopolitical strategy,

anticipating the Pentagon techniques used in inciting and steering the Arab Spring.

He has won a ‘Project Censored Award’ for Top Censored Stories for 2007-08.

Mr. Engdahl has lectured in economics at the Rhein-Main University in Germany

and is a Visiting Professor in Economics at Beijing University of Chemical Technology.

After a degree in politics from Princeton University (USA),

and graduate study in comparative economics at the University of Stockholm,

and he worked as an independent economist and research journalist in New York and later in Europe,

covering subjects including the politics of energy policy in the USA and worldwide;

GATT Uruguay Round trade talks, EU food policies, the grain trade monopoly, IMF policy,

Third World debt issues, hedge funds and the Asia crisis.

Engdahl contributes regularly to a number of international publications on economics

and political affairs including Asia Times, FinancialSense.com, 321.gold.com,

The Real News, Russia Today TV, Asia Inc., GlobalResearch.com,

Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Foresight magazine.

He has been a frequent contributor to the New York Grant’sInvestor.com,

European Banker and Business Banker International and Freitag

and ZeitFragen in Germany, Globus in Croatia.

He has been interviewed on various geopolitical topics on numerous international TV

and radio programs including Al Jazeera, CCTV and Sina.com (China), CCTV (China)

Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), and RT Russian TV.

He is a Research Associate of Michel Chossudovsky’s well-respected

Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal, Canada

and member of the editorial board of Eurasia magazine.

Mr Engdahl has been a featured speaker at numerous international conferences on geopolitical, GMO,

economic and energy subjects. Among them are the Ministry of Science

and Technology Conference on Alternative Energy, Beijing;

London Centre for Energy Policy Studies of Hon. Sheikh Zaki Yamani;

Turkish-Eurasian Business Council of Istanbul, Global Investors’ Forum (GIF)

Montreaux Switzerland; Bank Negara Indonesia; the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies;

the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Economics.

A sample of his writings is available at www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net.



Walter Donway.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a writer on political economy and was a founding trustee of The Atlas Society.

He graduated cum laude from Brown University with a degree combining history,

political science, philosophy, and literature.

He was business/finance reporter for The Worcester Telegram and program officer,

program director, and publications director for The Commonwealth Fund and The Dana Foundation.

For a decade, he helped to staff the investment committee of the Dana Foundation.

His articles on political economy appeared in the Wall Street Journal

(lead op-ed article “In Defense of Decades of Greed”), Private PracticeMedical World NewsHuman

EventsCommonwealPharos,Newsday, and other publications.

He is a contributor to The New Individualist and to the Atlasphere, and AtlasSociety Web sites.

Mr. Donway also is the author of four novels, two books of poetry, and several nonfiction works,

including his most recent, “‘You’re Probably from Holden, If…’ : Growing Up in A Vanishing New England.”



Adrian Ash.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Head of research since 2006 at BullionVault,

the world-leading precious metals exchange online,

Adrian was formerly head of editorial at the UK’s largest publisher of personal investment advice.

Widely quoted across specialist finance and mainstream media worldwide,

Adrian’s opinion on gold, monetary politics and the broader investing outlook is regularly sought by the BBC

and other leading news organizations.



Lance Roberts.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

co-founded STA Wealth Mgmt.

in 2002 with over 30 years of investment experience in a variety of financial fields

from banking to international finance.  This broad depth of experience is what gives Mr. Roberts,

who is a successful and independent entrepreneur, his unique views on the markets and the way money really works.

He is the Chief Investment Strategist, Chief Economist

and member of the investment committee for STA Wealth Mgmt.

His primary focuses are macro trends, financial, fundamental and technical analysis of the markets and equities,

credit markets, economics and portfolio strategy.

Mr. Roberts has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business News, CNN

and BNN and has been frequently quoted by a litany of financial media from the Washington Post,

the New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times and many others along with numerous top financial blog sites.

Mr. Roberts is frequently interviewed and a featured guest on both local and nationally syndicated radio shows.

He publishes his views and commentary as the Chief Editor of the X-Factor Report

which is a weekly publication received by thousands of individuals around the world.

He also is the host of the popular weekday radio program “Streettalk Live with Lance Roberts”

and publishes the Daily X-change, a daily blog, at STAWealth.com



Richard Larsen. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist


• Born and  raised  in Eastern Idaho
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• Life Insurance: Variable Universal Life, Whole Life, or Term
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• Monte Carlo hypothetical projections

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• Additional unlimited account insurance beyond SIPC limit


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Israel Rafalovich.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

1964 School of Journalism, Tel Aviv, Israel 1965/1966. Experience:

During my studies at the School of Journalism in Tel Aviv,

I worked as a reporter for the Israeli weekly magazine

“Bull” in north Israel and as a sport reporter for the newspaper “Maariv”

in Akko until August 1967. On December 4th,1967, I moved to Germany,

where I completed my journalism studies at different newspapers, radio and TV companies.

I then moved to Bonn, where I became correspondent of Swiss and Austrian dailies from 1969

until the end of 1972. In 1973, I left Bonn after receiving an offer from two German daily newspapers

to be their correspondent in Tel Aviv from 1973 until 1980.

On January 1981 I moved to Brussels, Belgium, where I covered politics,

diplomatic affairs and military as well as economic subjects.

I was based in Brussels until 1984.

On January 1985 I was asked by my German newspapers to return Israel

where I stayed as correspondent until June 1989.

On July 1989 I was asked to move to Washington,DC as correspondent for different publications.

I was based in Washington until June 2005. From July 2005 until June 2007 I was based in The Hague,

The Netherlands, where I covered the international courts and European affairs.

Since July 2007 I am based in Brussels for different publications

and cover European affairs and the European institutions. Languages: English, German, Hebrew, Arabic



Katitza Rodriguez.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is EFF’s international rights director.

She concentrates on comparative policy of international privacy issues,

with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance,

and cross border data flows. Her work in EFF’s International Program also focuses on cybersecurity

at the intersection of privacy, freedom of expression, and copyright enforcement.

She is an advisor to the UN Internet Governance Forum (2009-2010),

and a member of the Advisory Board of Privacy International. Before joining EFF,

Katitza was director of the international privacy program

at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington D.C., where amongst other things,

she worked on The Privacy and Human Rights Report, an international survey of privacy law

and developments. Katitza is well known to many in global civil society

and in international policy venues for her work at the U.N.

Internet Governance Forum and her pivotal role in the creation

and ongoing success of the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council

at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,

for which she served as the civil society liaison while at EPIC from 2008 to March 2010.

Katitza holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Lima, Peru.

Katitza’s twitter handle is @txitua.



Sy Harding.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the founder and president of Asset Management Research Corp,

which has been providing exceptional market research and investment recommendations

to professionals and serious investors for more than 26 years.

He is the publisher of Sy Harding’s Street Smart Report

and the free market and economic blog www.StreetSmartPost.com.

Harding has been ranked in the Top-Ten Market Timers in the U.S.

almost every year since 1990. He has written two investment books,

including 1999’s dramatically timely Riding the Bear – How to Prosper in the Coming Bear Market,

as well as numerous articles for respected financial publications and websites.



Richard Mills.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Richard lives with his family on a 160 acre ranch in northern British Columbia.

He invests in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical sectors and is the owner of Aheadoftheherd.com.

His articles have been published on over 400 websites, including:

WallStreetJournal, USAToday, NationalPost, Lewrockwell, MontrealGazette,

VancouverSun, CBSnews, HuffingtonPost, Beforeitsnews, Londonthenews,

Wealthwire, CalgaryHerald, Forbes, Dallasnews, SGTreport, Vantagewire,

Indiatimes, Ninemsn, Ibtimes, Businessweek, HongKongHerald, Moneytalks,

SeekingAlpha, BusinessInsider, Investing.com and the Association of Mining Analysts.

Please visit  www.aheadoftheherd.com

If you are interested in advertising on Richard’s site please contact him for more information, rick@aheadoftheherd.com



Robert Blumen.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a graduate of Stanford University in physics

and the University of California Berkeley in engineering.

He lives in San Francisco where he works in the technology sector as a software engineer,

specializing in server applications and the architecture of scalable systems.

He has maintained a lifelong interest in the Austrian School of Economic Thought

and is an avid reader in economics and finance.

His writings on gold and a variety of economic topics have been published by Financial Sense,

the Ludwig von Mises InstituteLewRockwell.comThe Dollar Vigilante,

and Marc Faber’s Gloom Boom and Doom letter as well as other gold and financial sites.



Mr. Guild.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He founded Guild Investment Management in 1971.

Mr. Guild is a recognized expert in the areas of international investing and economics.

He has been a writer and speaker on economic issues for 30 plus years

and has been widely quoted in the world media. Mr. Guild supervises the investment

and research functions at Guild Investment Management.

He holds a BA in economics and an MBA with highest honors.



Julian Philips’

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Julian’s history in the financial world goes back to 1970,

after leaving the British Army having been an Officer in the Light Infantry,

serving in Malaya, Mauritius, and Belfast. After a brief period in Timber Management,

Julian joined the London Stock Exchange, qualifying as a member.

He specialised from the beginning in currencies, gold and the “Dollar Premium”.

At the time, the gold / currency world exploded into action after the floating of the $ and the Pound Sterling.

He wrote on gold and the $ premium in magazines, Accountancy

and The International Currency Review. Julian moved to South Africa,

where he was appointed a Macro economist for the Electricity Supply Commission,

guiding currency decisions on the multi-Billion foreign Loan Portfolio,

before joining Chase Manhattan the the U.K. Merchant Bank, Hill Samuel,

in Johannesburg, specialising in gold. He moved to Capetown,

where establishing the Fund Management department of the Board of Executors.

Julian returned to the ‘Gold World’ over two years ago and established “Gold – Authentic Money”

and now contributing to “Global Watch – The Gold Forecaster”.



Barry M. Ferguson.

Contributor for the Daily Journalist

RFC is President and founder of BMF Investments,

Inc. – a fee-based Investment Advisor in Charlotte, NC.

He manages several different portfolios that are designed to be market driven

and actively managed. Barry shares his unique perspective through his irreverent

and very popular newsletter, Barry’s Bulls, authored the books,

Navigating the Mind Fields of Investing Money and The Pulpit of Power,

lectures on investing, and contributes investment articles to various professional publications.

He is a member of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants,

the International Speakers Network, and was presented with the prestigious Cato Award

for Distinguished Journalism in the Field of Financial Services in 2009.


Peter Van Buren.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a 24-year veteran of the State Department, spent a year in Iraq.

Following his book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People,

the Department of State began proceedings against him.

Through the efforts of the Government Accountability Project and the ACLU,

Van Buren instead retired from the State Department with his full benefits of service.

Peter’s commentary has been featured in The New York Times, Salon, NPR, Al Jazzeera,

Huffington Post, The Nation, TomDispatch, Antiwar.com, American Conservative Magazine,

Mother Jones, Michael Moore.com, Le Monde, Asia Times, The Guardian (UK), Daily Kos,

Middle East Online, Guernica and others. He has appeared on the BBC World Service,

NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air, CurrentTV, HuffPo Live, RT, ITV,

Britain’s Channel 4 Viewpoint, CCTV, Voice of America, and more.

Van Buren just finished writing and editing his new book,

about the social and economic changes in America between WWII

and the decline of the blue collar middle class in the 1980’s.

You can learn more about Ghosts of Tom Joad, A Story of the #99Percent, available April 2014, from Luminus Books.



Walid Phares. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Professor Phares is an advisor to the US House of Representatives Caucus

on Counter Terrorism since 2007 and is the Co-Secretary General

of the Trans Atlantic Legislative Groupon Counter Terrorism since 2008.

He is Fox News Terrorism and Middle East Expert since 2007

and has been MSNBC-NBC Terrorism Analyst from 2003 to the end of 2006.

He taught Global Strategies at the National Defense University in Washington DC since 2006,

lectured at the National Intelligence University since 2008 and he has been a Professor of Middle East Studies,

Ethnic and Religious Conflict at the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

from 1993 to 2006. Professor Phares has also been a senior lecturer on the War on Terror

and Global Conflicts at the LLS Program of FAU and the IRP Program at the University of Miami.

Previously he taught at Florida International University in 1991

and 1992 and at Saint Joseph University in Beirut in the 1980s.

Professor Walid Phares was a Senior Fellow and the director for Future Terrorism Project

at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington (2001-2010).

He was also a Visiting Fellow with the European Foundation for Democracies in Brussels (2006-2010).

As an international expert on conflicts and Terrorism, Professor Phares lectures on US campuses,

nationwide, and internationally including in London, Stockholm, Brussels, Strasbourg, Mexico,

Geneva, Paris, Prague, Budapest, Mexico, Lisbon, Sao Paolo, Montreal, Rome, Berlin, Madrid,

Nicosia and Beirut. He published several books and articles including in the Middle East Quarterly,

Global Affairs, Journal of Middle East and South Asian Studies, Journal of International Security Affairs,

Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence, Homeland Security Today, and other specialized journals.

He has been interviewed by national and international networks including CNN, Fox News,

MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, PBS, Discovery Channel, C-Span, BBC TV (English-Arabic), Sky News,

France 24 (English, Arabic, French), CTV, CBC, Canada Global TV, al Jazeera, al Hurra,

Abu Dhabi TV, Dubai TV, al Arabiya, LBCI, Russia Today TV, Voice of America TV,

as well as local ABC, CBS, PBS, NBC and others. He appears on European, Arab,

South Asian and Latin American outlets and is a frequent contributor to many US

and international radio programs including BBC English and Arabic and French Canadian Radio.

Dr Phares Op. Eds. have been published in the Washington Times, the Wall Street Journal,

The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, Le Devoir (Montreal),

Le Figaro (France), as well as many dailies weeklies in the US and around the world including in Spain,

Italy, Germany, Belgium, Lebanon, etc. He has been interviewed and quoted in printed media around

the world including in Brazil, Pakistan, India, China, Russia, Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, etc.

He has served as a strategic analyst and briefer to Governments, International Organizations,

NGOs and media of the ongoing world conflicts, including on Terrorism and the War of Ideas particularly since 2001.

His research focused mainly on ideologies and strategies of international regional and local Jihadist groups,

as well as Islamist political strategies in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and within the West.

He testifies to and conducts briefings at the US Congress, the European Parliament and Commission,

and the UN Security Council, as well as to US State Department and other foreign ministries worldwide

and to officials on Counter Terrorism in Europe and the United States.

Dr Phares was an advisory board member of the Task Force on Future Terrorism

of the US Department of Homeland Security (2005-2007) and a member

of the NSC advisory task force on Nuclear Terrorism (2006-2007)

Dr Phares also lectures to and advise the US Departments of Justice, Defense,

and Homeland Security, as well as regional commands such as CENTCOM, SOUTHCOM, AFRICOM,

on academic research on Terrorism. He has served as an expert on Terrorism

with the US and European Governments and briefed law enforcement agencies,

including INTERPOL since 2003. Dr Phares serves as an academic advisor

to several Human Rights and Middle East and Africa communities groups.

Dr Phares academic field covers comparative politics and conflict and strategic studies.

His current research interest focuses on the Jihadist movements and strategies worldwide,

Human Rights under Islamist regimes, ethnic minorities, women, and democratic movement

and processes within the Greater Middle East and the Muslim world, Terrorism,

as well as the international relations of Civilizations.



Nancy Rubin Stuart. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an award-winning author and journalist whose latest book,

DEFIANT BRIDES; The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women Who Married Radical Men,

Beacon Press published in April 2013. This dual biography is a 2013 selection of the History,

Military and Book-of-The Month Club 2,  Nancy also serves as the Executive Director

of the Cape Cod Writers Center in Osterville, Massachusetts.

Her previous books include the award-winning 2008 The Muse of the Revolution: 

The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation published by Beacon Press,

The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox, published by Harcourt in 2005,

the best-selling American Empress:  The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post

published by Villard in 1995, Isabella of Castile:  The First Renaissance Queen published by St. Martin’s Press in 1991

(a Book-of-the Month Club Featured Dividend), The Mother Mirror:

How A Generation of Women Is Changing Motherhood in America of 1984 published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons

and The New Suburban Woman: Beyond Myth and Motherhood of 1982 published by Coward, McCann.

As a journalist, Nancy has contributed to The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times,

The New England Quarterly, American History, Huffington Post and many other national publications.

She is a board member of Women Writing Women’s Lives Seminar for the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Her many  honors include a 1992 Author of the Year Award from the American Society of Journalists

and Authors, a 2005 William Randolph Hearst Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society,

a 2009 Historic 1699 Winslow House Award and in 2010 a USABook News “Best Book” finalist award.

She was also a MacDowell Fellow and scholarship awardee from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

As a speaker, Nancy has appeared on national television,

NPR and before hundreds of live audiences in connection with her books, women’s history and social trends.




Lawrence Wittner.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He attended Columbia College, the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University,

where he received his Ph.D. in History in 1967.  From 1967 to 2010, he taught at Hampton Institute,

at Vassar College, at Japanese universities (under the Fulbright program),

and at the State University of New York/Albany, where he is now Professor of History emeritus.

A former president of the Council on Peace Research in History (now the Peace History Society),

he has written extensively on the history of peace movements

and on the history of United States foreign policy.  He has received major fellowships

or grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the MacArthur Foundation,

the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the United States Institute of Peace.

He is books include Rebels Against War (1969, rev. ed. 1984),

Cold War America (1974, rev. ed. 1978), and American Intervention in Greece (1982).

His most extensive project was an award-winning, three-volume history entitled

The Struggle Against the Bomb (1993-2003).  In 2009, he came out with an abbreviated version of this trilogy:

 Confronting the Bomb.  Other books of his include his memoirs (Working for Peace and Justice, 2012)

and a novel (What’s Going On at UAardvark?, 2013).  In addition,

he has edited or co-edited four other books, co-edited the scholarly journal Peace & Change,

and written well over 250 published articles and book reviews.

Professor Wittner has spoken at the United Nations and at the Norwegian Nobel Institute,

delivered guest lectures on dozens of college and university campuses

(including Princeton University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Yale University,

Rutgers University, the University of Colorado, the University of Wisconsin, American University,

the University of Maine, the University of Utah, the University of California at Berkeley,

the University of New Mexico, Swarthmore College, Tufts University, and Colgate University),

and given talks in numerous countries (including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Canada,

China, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Japan, Malta,

the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland).



Anthony Danaher. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

joined Guild in 1990.

Mr. Danaher assists in the management of income portfolios

and supervises the client service, accounting, and administration functions.

Mr. Danaher holds a BA in Business Administration, with an emphasis in accounting and an MBA.



Abdur Rab. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Retired public policy analyst, with experience of working for Bangladesh

and former undivided Pakistan governments and organizations such as UNIDO, UNDP,

the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. Abdur is the author of “Exploring Islam in a New Light:

A View from the Quranic Perspective.” The publication of his new book “

Rediscovering Genuine Islam: The Case for a Quran-Only Understanding” is in process.

Abdur is a Ph.D. from Harvard. He lives in Houston, United States.



Andrea Teti.

Contributor for The Daily journalist 

He is the Director of the Centre for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen

 and Senior Fellow at the Brussels-based European Centre for International Affairs.

Follow him on Twitter



Steve Chase

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Steve directs the environmental studies master’s program concentration

in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability at Antioch University New England,

a two-year program that trains professional public interest advocates, grassroots organizers,

and social entrepreneurs working to create a sustainable society that embodies respect

and care for the community of life, ecological integrity,

social and economic justice, democracy, nonviolence, and peace.

A longtime activist, writer, and popular educator,

Chase is currently active with the international Transition Movement

and was one of the co-founders of Transition Keene Advocates — the 56th Transition Initiative

in the United States and the first in New Hampshire. He is also a member of the Transition US Trainers Team,

as well as a trained facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance’s Awakening the Dreamer Initiative

and the Transition Network’s Effective Groups training.



Chris Vermeulen. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is founder of AlgoTrades Systems, is an internationally recognized market technical analyst

and trader who has been involved in the markets since 1997.

Chris’ mission is to help his clients boost their investment performance

while reducing market exposure and portfolio volatility.

Chris is also the founder of TheGoldAndOilGuy.com,

a financial education and investment newsletter service for Gold Market Traders.

Chris is responsible for market research and trade alerts for its newsletter publication.

Through years of research, trading, and helping thousands of individual investors around the world,

he designed an automated algorithmic trading system for the S&P 500 Index

which solves his client’s biggest problem related to investing in the stock market:

the ability to profit in both a rising and falling market.

AlgoTrades’ automated trading systems allows individuals to investing using either exchange traded funds

or the ES mini futures contracts. It is supported by many leading brokerage firms including Interactive Brokers,

Trade MONSTER, MB Trading, OEC OpenECry, The Fox Group, Dorman Trading, and Vision Financial.

Chris is the author of the popular book Technical Trading Mastery: 7 Steps To Win With Logic.

He has also been featured on the cover of AmalgaTrader Magazine, Futures Magazine,

Gold-Eagle, Safe Haven,The Street, Kitco, Financial Sense, Dick Davis Investment Digest

and dozens of other financial websites. His list of personal and professional

relationships approaches 25,000– people with whom he connects to

and shares his market insight with out of his passion for trading.

Chris is a graduate of Seneca College where he specialized in business operations management.

Chris enjoys boating, kiteboarding, mountain biking, fishing,

and has his ultralight pilot’s license. He resides in the Toronto area with his wife Kristen and two children.



Allen Schmertzler.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is an award winning and published political artist specializing in figurative,

narrative and caricatured interpretations of current events.

Allen was an educator teaching out of a physical classroom for thousands of students

for thirty-five years in the social sciences and art.

This unusual combination of subject areas merged years ago to fuel his artistic creative passion.

Allen’s recent self-produced book “Occupied By Politics, 2012” is an example of his self-guided,

unusual, masterful, provocative, satirical and poignant art that links the historical with the editorial

to interpret the temper of our times.  Since retiring from the classroom,

Allen’s artistic creations continue to nurture his love of teaching but now has a global audience.

Allen Schmertzler continues to exhibit his art in galleries,

guest lectures at the university level on the theme of art and politics as depicted in his own work,

writes a blog on the Huffington Post, and is working on a sequel to his book that is planned

for release to align with another art exhibit in the Fall of the presidential election cycle of 2016.



Catherine Austin Fitts.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

President, 1998 to date, publisher of The Solari Report.

Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC.

Managing Member, 2006 to date, of this investment advisory firm.

The Hamilton Securities Group, Inc.,

Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, and New York, NY 

President, 1991-1998. Responsible for founding and building this broker-dealer/investment bank

with special emphasis on financial software technology and advanced decision science.

Transactions for government and private clients totaled $12 billion of auctions and private placements.

Portfolio strategy for the Federal Housing Administration related to $400 billion of mortgage insurance

and related securities and real estate assets and liabilities. Transactions and portfolio strategy relied heavily

on pricing infrastructure of software, databases and pricing tools used to identify and price existing

and pro forma geographic flows of private and public income and investment on an integrated basis.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC

Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, 1989-1990.

Responsible for the operations of the Federal Housing Administration,

including: annual originations of $50-100 billion of mortgage insurance;

servicing of $320 billion of mortgage insurance, mortgages and properties,

portfolio analysis and pricing for 63,000 communities; production

and management of assisted private housing; reengineering of organization of 7,000 employees

in 80 offices nationwide; migration of systems to network systems and tools; and advisor

to the Secretary on capital markets regulatory responsibilities, including the RTC Oversight Board,

Federal Housing Finance Board and Home Loan Bank Board System,

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Focus included changes in law,

regulations and administration to institute financial and appropriation controls and financial,

actuarial and place based disclosure for FHA, federal credit programs and agencies government wide.

Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., New York, NY

Managing Director and Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1989;

Senior Vice President, 1984-1986; Vice President, 1982-1984;

Associate, 1978-1982. Served in the Corporate Finance, Energy Finance, Mergers

and Acquisitions and Public Finance Departments.


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Steve H. Hanke

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a Professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics,

Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute in Washington,

D.C.; a Senior Advisor at the Renmin University of China’s International Monetary Research Institute in Beijing;

a Special Counselor to the Center for Financial Stability in New York;

and a contributing editor at Globe Asia Magazine.  Prof. Hanke is also a member of the Charter Council

of the Society of Economic Measurement and the Financial Advisory Council of the United Arab Emirates.

In the past, Prof. Hanke taught economics at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of California, Berkeley.

He served as a Member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers in Maryland in 1976-77;

as a Senior Economist on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1981-82;

and as a Senior Advisor to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress in 1984-88.

Prof. Hanke also served as a State Counselor to both the Republic of Lithuania in 1994-96

and the Republic of Montenegro in 1999-2003.

He was also an Advisor to the Presidents of Bulgaria in 1997-2002, Venezuela in 1995-96,

and Indonesia in 1998.  He played an important role in establishing new currency regimes in Argentina,

Estonia, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ecuador, Lithuania, and Montenegro.

Prof. Hanke has also advised the governments of many other countries, including Albania, Kazakhstan, and Yugoslavia.

Prof. Hanke is a Distinguished Associate of the International Atlantic Economic Society;

a Distinguished Professor at the Universitas Pelita Harapan in Jakarta, Indonesia;

and a Professor Asociado (the highest honor awarded to international experts of acknowledged competence)

at the Universidad del Azuay in Cuenca, Ecuador.  He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees

by the BulgarianAcademy of Sciences, the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, the Free University of Tbilisi, and

Istanbul Kültür University, in honor of his scholarship on exchange-rate regimes.

In 1998, he was named one of the twenty-five most influential people in the world by World Trade Magazine.

Prof. Hanke is a well-known currency and commodity trader.

Currently, he serves as Chairman of Richmond Optimus, LLC – a global macro hedge fund located in Richmond,

Virginia.  He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V., in Amsterdam,

and Chairman Emeritus of the Friedberg Mercantile Group, Inc. in Toronto.

During the 1990s, he served as President of Toronto Trust Argentina in Buenos Aires,

the world’s best-performing emerging market mutual fund in 1995.

Prof. Hanke’s most recent books are Zimbabwe: Hyperinflation to Growth (2008)

and A Blueprint for a Safe, Sound Georgian Lari (2010). 

Prof. Hanke and his wife, Liliane, reside in Baltimore and Paris.



Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is former Associate Professor at the School of Education at Iowa State University

and current lecturer in the College of Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst,

is Author of Warren’s Words: Smart Commentary on Social Justice;

 Co-editor of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice; Editor of Homophobia:

How We All Pay the Price; Co-author of Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life;

Co-Editor ofInvestigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States;

Co-Researcher & Co-Author: 2010 State of Higher Education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,

and Transgender People; Co-editor of Butler Matters: Judith Butler’s Impact on Feminist

and Queer Studies; and Author of AIDS and Your Religious Community.



Robert A. Slayton. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Professor of History, Chapman University

Bronx High School of Science

B.A. SUNY Buffalo

MA, Ph.D. Northwestern University

Research Specialist in Housing, Chicago Urban League

Author of seven books, including Empire Statesman: The Rise and Redemption of Al Smith



Matt Bieber.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a freelance writer focused on three primary topics: OCD, politics, and Buddhism.

His interviews and essays have appeared in Arts & Letters DailyThe Believer,

Andrew Sullivan’s Daily DishAeon3QuarksDailyThe Huffington PostThe Dallas Morning News,

The HairpinNOMADculture,Organizing UpgradeThe Kennedy School Review,

and The Harvard Citizen. (They’ve also been cited by The New York Times and The Nation.)

He blogs at www.thewheatandchaff.com



Rich Rubino.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the author of two books The Political Bible of Little Known Facts in American Politics

and Make Every Vote Equal: What a Novel Idea. He blogs for The Huffington Post,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rich-rubino/ and is a panelist on the weekly Internet broadcast Politics is Sexy.

In addition, Rich manages the political blog www.Politi-Geek.com.

Rich holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and  Communications from Assumption College,

and a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College. He has worked as a

Social Media Coordinator for Support Popular Vote,

a group working to change the way electoral votes are allocated within the Electoral College.

He has appeared on MSNBC, FOX News, Al-Jazeera and many other media outlets.



Otaviano Canuto.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is the Senior Advisor on BRICS in the Development Economics Department,

World Bank. He previously served as the Bank’s Vice President

and Head of the Poverty Reduction Network (PREM), a division of more than 700 economists

and other professionals working on economic policy, poverty reduction, gender equality

and analytic work for client countries. He also served as an Executive Director of the Board of the World Bank

from 2004-2007. Outside of the Bank he has held leadership positions at the Inter-American Development Bank

where he was Vice President for Countries, and for the Government of Brazil

where he was Secretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance.

He also has an extensive academic background, serving as Professor of Economics

at the University of São Paulo and University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil.



Ian Reifowitz.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He  is the author of Obama’s America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity (Potomac Books, 2012).

Since 2002, he has taught history at Empire State College of the State University of New York.

Ian is a Featured Writer at Daily Kos, and his articles on American politics have appeared in the Daily News,

Newsday, the New Republic, In These Times, the Post-Star,

the San Diego Free Press, and the Huffington Post. Ian’s first book,

Imagining an Austrian Nation: Joseph Samuel Bloch and the Search for a Multiethnic Austrian Identity, 1846–1919,

was published by East European Monographs and distributed by

Columbia University Press in 2003. He has published academic articles in the Journal of Jewish Identities,

Nationalities Papers, and East European Quarterly, among other publications.



Dean Baker.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is Co-founded CEPR in 1999.

His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property,

Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books,

cincluding Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better bargain for Working People,

The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive,

The United States Since 1980Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot),

and The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer.

His blog, Beat the Press, provides commentary on economic reporting.

He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.



Alana Moceri.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is an American political writer, lecturer and activist based in Madrid, Spain.

She teaches political communication at the Universidad Europea de Madrid.

In 2004, she founded the Madrid chapter of Democrats Abroad Spain

and became country chair in 2006, leading the group until 2009.

Alana directed Americans Abroad for Boxer for Senator Barbara Boxer’s 2010 reelection campaign,

directing. In 2011, she worked for the Spanish think tank,

the Fundación IEAS as an international media consultant.

In addition to blogging for the US and Spanish editions of the Huffington Post,

Alana has written for various Spanish publications including daily El País,

FP en Español and the magazine Campaigns & Elections en Español.

She has appeared in numerous interviews and debates on Spanish television and radio.

Specialties: grassroots organizing, fund-raising, volunteer organization,

board management, public speaking, political communication,

political analyst, political consultant, political education



Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He began military service as a Naval officer in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

and a Naval Intelligence Officer in Europe, leaving the Navy to attend rabbinical school,

then returning to serve for almost 25 years as a chaplain. Since military retirement,

he has served in positions including National Director of Interreligious Services

for the American Jewish Committee, and Special Assistant for Values and Vision to the Secretary

and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.  He was part of the small group of Vietnam Veterans

who fought to create the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, delivering the closing prayer at its 1982 dedication.

Present at the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, he was asked by the White House to write an eye-witness report,

which was then read by President Ronald Reagan as the keynote speech for the Baptist Fundamentalism

’84 convention in Washington, DC, led by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, and attended by 20,000 men and women.

Here is a link to a high-quality photo that can be downloaded:




Karl Grossman. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

I know you must have seen my two Huffington Post blogs. Please let me know if you would like me

to share the links to some earlier posts on sites like the Washington Post

“On Faith” section, the Christian Science Monitor, or USA Today.

Karl Grossman has specialized in investigative reporting for more than 45 years.

Moreover, He teaches as well as practices investigative reporting as a professor of journalism

at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury.

He is the author of six books including Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed To Know About Nuclear Power;

Power Crazy; The Poison Conspiracy; Weapons in Space; and The Wrong Stuff:

The Space Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet He is the host of the nationally-aired television

program Enviro Close-Up, produced by the New York-based television company EnviroVideo, 

and the writer and host of documentaries produced by EnviroVideo ( www.envirovideo.com).

He is also chief investigative reporter for WVVH-TV, the Long Island-based television station.

He is active in doing investigative reporting on the Internet writing for The Huffington Post,

CounterPunch, NationofChanage andOpEd News and Times of Israel.

Awards he has received for his journalism including the George Polk, James Aronson,

Generoso Pope, Leo Goodman and John Peter Zenger Awards.

His website is www.karlgrossman.com  His blog is at www.karlgrossman.blogspot.com



Prof. Kamrany.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He  is an eminent Afghan-American development economist with superior experience

in economic development who is held in high esteem by the international development community,

Afghan leaders, scholars, the private sector and intellectuals.

He has more than 20 publications on the political economy of Afghanistan.

He is one of the founders of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska.



Ayman Zohry.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

(Ph.D. University of Sussex) is an Expert on Migration Studies based in Cairo,

Egypt. He is the founding president and president of The Egyptian Society for Migration Studies

(EGYMIG). Dr. Zohry is also an Adjunct Professor of migration studies at the American University in Cairo

(AUC), and Senior Lecturer of demography at Cairo Demographic Center (CDC).

Following his early interests in Arab and Egyptian demography (1987-1998),

Dr. Zohry’s research interests have shifted increasingly to the study of migration.

Dr. Zohry is the chair of the Scientific Panel on International Migration;

the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).

His current research interests include migration and labor circulation,

international migration, illegal/irregular migration, and migration policies in the Middle East

and North Africa (MENA), and Europe.

website: http://www.zohry.com



Barah Mikaïl.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a senior researcher at FRIDE (www.fride.org).

Prior to joining the organisation, he was senior researcher on Middle East and North Africa

and on Water Issues at the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS)

in Paris (2002-2010). Barah has been lecturer at the Collège Interarmées de Défense

at the French Ministry of Defence (2005-2007); at the Université Paris-8 Saint-Denis

(since 2005); and at Sciences-Po Lille (2004-2005). In 2003,

he also worked as an analyst on Middle East issues at the French Ministry of Defence.

He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Université Paris 8 Saint-Denis;

an MA in Political Science from the Université Paris Dauphine;

and an MA in International Relations and an MA in Arab

and Islamic Civilisations from the Université Marc Bloch.

He specialises in the Middle East and North Africa region, covering topics such as EU

and US policies, and security, geopolitical, political and social issues.

Other areas of expertise include ethnicity, tribalism and Islam in the Arab world,

and water political issues and stakes.  He has also authored four books

: « La politique américaine au Moyen-Orient », Dalloz, 2006; « L’eau, source de menaces ? »

, Dalloz, 2008; « La Syrie en cinquante mots-clés », L’Harmattan/Comprendre le Moyen-Orient, 2009;

“Une nécessaire relecture du “Printemps arabe”, Editions du Cygne, 2012.

Barah Mikail speaks Arabic, English, French and Spanish.”



Adam K. Levin.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He  has more than 30 years experience in consumer protection,

real estate and government service. He was the director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs,

owned and operated of one of the largest residential real estate management companies

in New York City and co-founded both Credit.com and Identity Theft 911,

where he still serves as Chairman and spokesperson.

Adam is an expert on personal finance, credit, identity management, fraud and privacy.

He writes a weekly column which appears in Huffington Post and ABCNews.com,

as well as other major media outlets such as Yahoo!, AOL, MSN, and Business Insider.

He is a frequent guest on television, and has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business News,

Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CBS Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight

and scores radio stations throughout the country. His own show, Credit Line with Adam Levin,

ran on KFWB in Los Angeles. Adam’s passion is to educate consumers on personal finance,

identity management and privacy issues. During the time he served as Director of the New Jersey Division

of Consumer Affairs, he was responsible for over 40 laws and regulations,

and considered one of the most important voices in the consumer protection arena

in the United States consulting with state and federal regulatory agencies on issues ranging

from federal product recalls and enforcement of gasoline price controls to small business protection.

His thought leadership drives the vision for Credit.com and Identity Theft 911,

which he co-founded in 1994 and 2003 respectively. Now in its 10th year, Identity Theft 911

has become one of the largest identity theft education and resolution, identity management

and data breach response companies in the country. It has a client base of 500 institutions

and 600,000 small businesses. On an enrollment basis, over 10 percent of the households

in the United States (some 17.5 million) participate in one or more of its resolution,

life stage management or breach response programs.

Over the last 20 years Credit.com has become one of the most respected credit education

and consumer advocacy companies in the nation. More than 12 million consumers visit Credit.com each year.

Its award winning free Credit Report Card has drawn rave reviews from consumers,

personal finance experts and the media. Adam and his team of nationally recognized credit experts

produce content which is carried daily by most of the major media outlets in America.

He is president of the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, which has been a strong supporter of financial literacy,

higher education and the arts. He has an AB in Political Science from Stanford University (1971)

and a JD from the University of Michigan, School of Law. He was twice nominated

to run for the U. S. House of Representatives from his home state of New Jersey.

He now lives in New York City with his wife and son.

Adam’s speaking topics include a broad range of personal finance topics,

such as how to turn your credit and identity portfolios into resumes – and not rap sheets;

the benefits and perils of credit; the continuing struggle between convenience

and security online; privacy issues from smartphones to smart homes;

the growing peril of medical ID theft; and the inevitability of identity theft including ways

to minimize your risk of exposure and develop a personal culture

of monitoring and identify effective damage control programs.



Syed Azmat Hassan.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Adjunct Professor specializing in subjects related to Diplomatic Method

and the wider Middle East at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, NJ

Associated with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations since 2000 as Adjunct Professor,

Faculty Associate, and Senior Faculty Associate

Taught courses at Columbia University (NY), Rutgers University (NJ),

Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan), and Caldwell College (NJ)

Invited speaker at various fora in the United States, Germany, Malaysia, and Pakistan

Monograph published in 2009 on Countering Violent Extremism:

The Fate of the Tamil Tigers for the EastWest Institute, NY

His op-ed pieces and reviews have appeared in a number of publications such as The Daily Record (NJ),

The Star Ledger (NJ), and The Dawn newspaper (Pakistan)

Blogged at World Focus, and is a regular blogger at the Huffington Post

Career diplomat for Pakistan for 33 years. His posts have included ambassadorships in Morocco,

Syria (with responsibility for Lebanon), and Malaysia.

Deputy Permanent Representative at Pakistan Mission to the UN in NY.

Director-General for Afghanistan and later Additional Secretary for the Middle East in Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry

From 1992-1994 he was Additional Secretary to the Prime Minister of Pakistan advising him on foreign affairs and defense issues

Personal website: www.azmathassan.com



Michael Bach. 

Contributor for The Daily journalist 

Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. 

Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. 

Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services 

and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast

Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom,

investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.


Peace Ball Ceremony September 15

Chris Bashinelli.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

After a decade long acting career including an appearance on the HBO hit Television show- The Sopranos,

Chris decided to follow his real passion- using media to bridge intercultural gaps worldwide-

so he traveled to East Africa. He now traverses the globe from Tanzania to Abu Dhabi

as Host of Bridge the Gap, a new series featured on National PBS television,

where he discovers what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes for one day.

He is a Moderator for the United Nations, a writer for Award-Winning publications like Lonely Planet,

and a National Geographic Young Explorer grantee.

Chris has spoken in nearly one dozen countries, everywhere from TEDx to Azerbaijan to Abu Dhabi.

He has shared the stage with people like Stevie Wonder, Dr. Jane Goodall and United Nations Secretary General,

Ban Ki-moon. He is the youngest male ever to moderate the United Nations International

Day of Peace and has interviewed some of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People on the Planet.

Chris is 27 years old.



David W. Kearn. Jr.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government

and Politics at St. John’s University in New York.

His book Facing the Missile Challenge: U.S. Strategy and the Future of the INF Treaty

was published by the RAND Corporation in 2012 after he concluded a year-long Stanton Nuclear Security

Fellowship in RAND’s Washington, DC office. His research interests include international relations theory,

US foreign policy, military innovation, and arms control.

Dr. Kearn received his B.A. from Amherst College, a Master of Public Policy (MPP)

from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

and a Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.






Dr. Sid Mohn.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He serves as President of Heartland Alliance,

the premier anti-poverty organization in Chicago and the Midwest.

He is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic plan

that allows the organization to meet its mission and serve more than 1 million men,

women, and children each year in the U.S. and 16 countries around the world.

Dr. Mohn is a trustee of the Adler School of Professional Psychology,

and a member of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations,

the Consortium for Community Development, and Global Chicago.

He is also the Co-Chair and Steering Committee Commissioner

of the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty.

A graduate of Temple University, Dr. Mohn received his Master of Divinity

from the School of Theology at Claremont, California,

and his doctorate from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

He is a United Church of Christ clergyperson

and a member of the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans.

Follow Sid on Twitter: @sidmohn







Cynthia P. Schneider

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University,

teaches, publishes, and organizes initiatives in the field of cultural diplomacy,

with a focus on relations with the Muslim world.

She co-directs Los Angeles-based MOST Resource (Muslims on Screen and Television),

which provides valuable resources and accurate information on Islam

and Muslims for the U.S. entertainment community,

and brings together policy leaders with their counterparts in media and entertainment.

For the Brookings Institution, where she is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow,

Dr. Schneider leads the Arts and Culture Dialogue Initiative

within the Saban Center for Middle East Policy.

Professor Schneider teaches courses in Diplomacy and Culture

in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University,

where, from1984-2005, she was a member of the art history faculty,

and published on Rembrandt and seventeenth century Dutch art.

Together with Derek Goldman, Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center

and Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown,

she co-directs the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics.

Ambassador Schneider also teaches Diplomacy and Diplomacy

and Culture at Dubrovnik International University;

and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin.

Dr. Schneider publishes and speaks frequently on topics related to arts,

culture, and media and international affairs, particularly the Muslim world.

Her writings range from blogs for the Huffington Post

and CNN.com to policy papers for the Brookings Institution.

Her talks include a TED presentation on the global impact of American Idol,

as well as speeches on the role of arts and culture in the U.S.–Islamic world

relationship in venues from Lahore to Los Angeles.

From 1998-2001 she served as U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands,

during which time she led initiatives in cultural diplomacy,

biotechnology, cyber security, and education.

Dr. Schneider has a PhD and BA from Harvard University.

She serves on multiple Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards,

including Wesley Theological  Seminary,

PRE (American Board of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo),

and the Institute for  Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin).



Valbona Zeneli. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is a professor of national security studies

at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, located in Garmisch, Germany.

Born in Albania, Dr. Zeneli is an economist with an interest in international economy,

marketing and international security politics.

Her academic credentials are in the field of economics,

and she holds a PhD in political economy from the University of Studies of Bari, Italy.

She earned a postgraduate diploma on international marketing from Georgetown University,

Washington D.C. and graduated with honors in business administration from the University of

Bologna, Italy. Dr. Zeneli has served as economic advisor to the Albanian minister of economy,

and as chief of protocol and economic advisor to the prime minister.

She has also worked for several Albanian private companies as an international relations adviser.

Dr. Zeneli started her academic career in 2003 and has lectured

for various universities and organizations in many countries.

Her current research and teaching interests

include international economics and security issues,

globalization and foreign direct investments, institutional reforms

and development in the transition economies,

corruption and security sector reform. Dr. Zeneli has published widely

in major academic and policy venues.



Colin Wolfgang.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Colin is a 24-year old working in New York City.

He graduated in 2012 from Boston University with a BA in International Relations.

While currently working in public affairs and city politics,

Colin keeps his passion for foreign affairs and current events alive by writing on his blog, The Global Atlas.



Richard Javad Heydarian.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a foreign affairs and economic analyst, focusing on the Asia-Pacific and MENA regions.

He is a lecturer (political science and development) at Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU),

and consultant/policy advisor at a number of institutions,

including the Philippine House of Representatives and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Manila Office).

As an expert on current and international affairs, he has written for or interviewed by Asia Times,

Aljazeera English, Bloomberg, BBC, Voice of America, The Diplomat, The New York Times,

World Politics Review, South China Morning Post, NPR, Tehran Times, The National, Today’s Online, 

, among other publications. He is the author of How Capitalism Failed the Arab World: 

The Economic Roots and Precarious Future of the Arab Uprisings (Zed, London),

and can be reached at jrheydarian@gmail.com



Geoffrey R. Stone

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.

After receiving his J.D. in 1971 from the University of Chicago,

where he served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review,

Mr. Stone served as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.

He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1973

and has served as Dean of the University of Chicago Law School (1987-1994)

and Provost of the University of Chicago (1994-2002).

Mr. Stone is the author or co-author of many books on constitutional law,

including Speaking Out: Reflections of Law, Liberty and Justice (2010);

Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark (2007),

War and Liberty: An American Dilemma (2007), Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime (2004);

and Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era (Chicago 2002);

and casebooks on Constitutional Law and The First Amendment.

Perilous Times received eight national book awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award,

the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, and the Harvard University annual book award for Public Affairs.

Mr. Stone’s next major book, Sexing the Constitution, will explore the history of sex, religion and constitutional law.

Mr. Stone is currently chief editor of a twenty-volume series, Inalienable Rights,

which is being published by the Oxford University Press. He is editor of the Supreme Court Review,

a former chair of the Board of the American Constitution Society,

a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Member of the American Philosophical Society,

the American Law Institute, and the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union.

In the 2013, Mr. Stone served on the five-member Review Group President Obama appointed

to present recommendations on NSA Surveillance and related issues.

The Review Group’s Report, Liberty and Security in a Changing World, is available on the White House website.



Jamal Abdi.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

joined the National Iranian American Council as Policy Director in November 2009,

directing NIAC’s efforts to monitor policies and legislation,

and to educate and advocate on behalf of the Iranian-American community.

Abdi joined NIAC’s team following his work in the US Congress as Policy Advisor to Representative Brian Baird (D-WA).

As one of a small number of Iranian Americans working on the Hill,

he served as a Congressional advisor, liaison, and expert on foreign affairs,

immigration, and defense.  Prior to coming to DC,

Abdi worked in his home state of Washington as a field organizer for national Congressional elections,

coordinating and establishing grassroots campaign efforts in Seattle and Bellevue.

He received his B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle,

majoring in Political Science with a focus on International Relations.

Jamal has written for The New York TimesCNNForeign PolicyThe HillThe Progressive

and Public Service Europe, and blogs at The Huffington Post and at www.niacinsight.com.

He is a frequent guest contributer in print, radio, and television,

including appearances on Al JazeeraRT America, NPR, BBC Radio, and VOA.

Follow Jamal on Twitter: @jabdi



Luis Moreno.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council (IPP-CSIC).

Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh.

Political and comparativist sociologist.

Fields of research: (a) Social policy and welfare state; and (b) Territorial politics.



Peter D. Rosenstein.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a non-profit executive, journalist and Democratic and community activist.

His background includes teaching; serving as Coordinator of Local Government for the City of New York;

working in the Carter Administration;

and Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia.



Amalia Negreponti. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

After graduating from the American College of Athens,

in her second year of Law School, she started working in the Greek newspapers “To Vima” and “Ta Nea”.

In the capacity of writer there, she became interested in the way Greece

and Greek narrative influenced the international narrative.

This fascination led to meeting and interviewing historical personalities such as the Keeley brothers,

Patrick Leigh Fermor, C.E.Woodhouse, Peter Mackridge, Roderick Beaton,

Jacqueline de Romilly, Michel Deon, Jacques Lacarriere, Christopher Hitchens,

Eric Hobsbawm, and many others. After being published extensively in “Ta Nea”

these interviews formed the backbone of a book published in 1998

by Livanis (the largest publishing house in Greece) in its “Philosophy and Modern History” section,

entitled “Hellenists: Those that Greece does not wound”.

From 1999 she acquired in “Ta Nea” a weekly OpEd column, and a chat-show on TV (Alter) entitled “Status Quo”.

The show was based on interviews of Greek politicians and American diplomats,

aides and policy experts from an array of fields– from CFR and CSIS to the State Department

and the White House–and a variety of people, from Nicholas Burns to Jeffrey Rifkin and Zbigniew Brezsinski.

She has interviewed and written large features stories on major writers and personalities of the time,

such as Eric Hobsbawm, PD.James, Jeffrey Archer, Richard Dawkins, Anthony Giddens,

Jeff Bezos, Nicholas Negroponte, Jeffrey Sachs, Arianna Huffington.

In 2007, she became a foreign policy and literature writer and columnist in “Proto Thema”

(currently Greece’s largest newspaper). She is also a contributing OpEd columnist for the Huffington Post.

As an opinion and fiction writer her work has recently been published in the Huffington Post,

Bernard Henri Levy’s “La Regle du Jeu”, and the BBC, and the American Jewish Committee’s site.

A novel she wrote in 2001, “My Beloved Traitor” became a best-seller in Greece.

In 2003 she was awarded a scholarship for excellency in journalism from the Marshall Memorial Fund,

in 2006 the French Embassy of Athens awarded her a writing scholarship in Paris,

and in 2007 she travelled to Israel on one from the American Jewish Committee (US- Israel Project Interchange).

She has often participated in Aspen Berlin and Aspen Colorado meetings,

the Herzliya conferences on global security and strategy, CSIS and Georgetown meetings,

as well as the Presidential Conference for Israel, by the personal invitation of President Simon Peres.

As a journalist she has worked in foreign affairs (Middle East, Iraq), financial, literary, and features writing.

Her site is www.amalianegreponti.gr (twitter.com/aliama) and she now lives in New York.

She recently completed a novel, currently under publication.



Joe Concha.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a media and pop-culture analyst who regularly

appears on CNN and Fox News. He’s written for Mediaite, FoxSports.com,

NBCSports.com and The New York Times.



William Blum. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

William Blum left the State Department in 1967,

abandoning his aspiration of becoming a Foreign Service Officer,

because of his opposition to what the United States was doing in Vietnam.

He then became one of the founders and editors of the Washington Free Press,

the first “alternative” newspaper in the capital.

Mr. Blum has been a freelance journalist in the United States, Europe and South America.

His stay in Chile in 1972-3, writing about the Allende government’s “socialist experiment”

and its tragic overthrow in a CIA-designed coup, instilled in him a personal involvement

and an even more heightened interest in what his government was doing in various parts of the world.

In the mid-1970’s, he worked in London with former CIA officer Philip Agee

and his associates on their project of exposing CIA personnel and their misdeeds.

His book on U.S. foreign policy, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II,

first published in 1995 and updated since, has received international acclaim.

Noam Chomsky called it “far and away the best book on the topic.”

In 1999, he was one of the recipients of Project Censored’s awards for “exemplary journalism”

for writing one of the top ten censored stories of 1998, an article on how, in the 1980s,

the United States gave Iraq the material to develop a chemical and biological warfare capability.

Blum is also the author of America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy –

The Truth About U.S. Foreign Policy and Everything Else (2013),

Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower (updated edition 2005),

West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir (2002),

and Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire (2004).

His books have been translated into more than 15 languages.

During 2002-2003, Blum was a regular columnist for the magazine The Ecologist,

which is published in London and distributed globally.

In January 2006, a tape from Osama bin Laden stated that “it would be useful” for Americans

to readRogue State, apparently to gain a better understanding of their enemy.




Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Novelist, filmmaker, investigative journalist, poet, playwright, and photographer,

Andre has covered dozens of war zones and conflicts from Bosnia and Peru to Sri Lanka,

DR Congo and Timor Leste. He is the author of a novel Nalezeny, published in Czech.

Point of No Return is his major work of fiction written in English and translated

and published in French by Yago. Other works include a book of political nonfiction Western Terror:

From Potosi to Baghdad (translated into Turkish and published by Bilim + Gonul).

Pluto publishing house in London recently published his provocative

and critical book on Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear.  Together with Rossie Indira,

he is responsible for a book of conversations with the foremost Southeast Asian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer,

Exile (translated into Korean, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia).

Non-fiction book Oceania (published by Expathos) is a result of his five years work in Micronesia,

Polynesia and Melanesia and a damning attack against neo-colonialism in the Pacific.

The plays Ghosts of Valparaiso and Conversations with James

were translated into several languages including Spanish. His discussion with Noam Chomsky is published

by Pluto in London as ‘On Western Terrorism’. He has collaborated with UNESCO in Vietnam,

Africa and Oceania through various publications including fiction books

The Story of Ann and The Story of Moana. Presently he is finishing writing

his monumental political novel Winter Journey. He is a Senior Fellow at The Oakland Institute.

He writes and photographs for several publications worldwide, corporate and progressive,

including CounterPunch, Z Magazine, Newsweek, Asia Times, People’s Daily, China Daily,

Irish Times, A2 and  Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus). He produced the feature

length documentary film about the Indonesian massacres in 1965  ‘Terlena – Breaking of The Nation’,

as well as the film on the biggest refugee camp in the world Dadaab ‘One Flew Over Dadaab’.

His feature documentary film ‘Rwandan Gambit’ is reversing the official narrative on 1994,

exposing Rwandan and Ugandan plunder of DR Congo on behalf of Western imperialism.

His Japanese crew recently filmed his lengthy discussion with Noam Chomsky on the state of the world

which is presently being made into a film. Latin American TeleSur recently broadcasted

his documentary film ‘Turkey Between East and West’. He is working on several new documentaries in Asia,

Africa, and Latin America. He frequently speaks at major universities, including Columbia,

Cornell, Oxford, Cambridge, Tsinghua (Beijing), Sydney, Hong Kong, Auckland and Melbourne.

Cofounder and Coeditor of Mainstay Press and Liberation Lit, he presently lives in Asia and Africa.

His website is: http://andrevltchek.weebly.com/index.html.

He can also be reached through his Twitter account.



Dr. Binoy Kampmark.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge.

He lectures at RMIT University, Melbourne, and is a regular contributor to CounterPunch,

Dissident Voice and Index on Censorship.



David Swanson.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is working to end all war at http://WorldBeyondWar.org

His books include: War No More: The Case for Abolition (2013), War Is A Lie (2010),

When the World Outlawed War (2011), and The Military Industrial Complex at 50(2012).

He is the host of  Talk Nation Radio. He has been a journalist, activist, organizer,

educator, and agitator.  Swanson helped plan the nonviolent occupation

of Freedom Plaza in Washington DC in 2011.  Swanson holds a master’s degree in philosophy

from the University of Virginia. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director,

with jobs including press secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign,

media coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association,

and three years as communications coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community

Organizations for Reform Now. He blogs athttp://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org

and works as Campaign Coordinator for the online activist organization http://rootsaction.org

Swanson also works on the communications committee of Veterans For Peace,

of which he is an associate (non-veteran) member.

Swanson is Secretary of Peace in the Green Shadow Cabinet.



Charles R. Larson.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the author of works of literary criticism and fiction.

His critical works include The Emergence of African Fiction, American Indian Fiction,

The Novel in the Third World, and a biography,

Invisible Darkness: Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen.

His novels include The Insect Colony, Arthur Dimmesdale,

and a collection of satirical sketches called Academia Nuts.

He recently edited Under African Skies: Modern African Stories.

He received the University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teacher in 1991.



Daniel Kovalik.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a labor and human rights lawyer living in Pittsburgh.

The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists

under threat of assassination, recently described Mr. Kovalik as

“one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.”

Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law

and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article

exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia.

He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights

and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch

and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects.



Ivan Eland.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty

at The Independent Institute. Dr. Eland is a graduate of Iowa State University

and received an M.B.A. in applied economics and a Ph.D. in Public Policy

from George Washington University. He has been Director of Defense Policy Studies

at the Cato Institute, and he spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues,

including stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee

and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office.

He also has served as Evaluator-in-Charge (national security and intelligence)

for the U.S. General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office),

and has testified on the military and financial aspects of NATO expansion

before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,

on CIA oversight before the House Government Reform Committee,

and on the creation of the Department of Homeland Security before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Dr. Eland is the author of Partitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for Iraq,

Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty,

The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed

and Putting “Defense” Back into U.S. Defense Policy,

as well as The Efficacy of Economic Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool.

He is a contributor to numerous volumes and the author of 45 in-depth studies on national security issues.

His articles have appeared in American Prospect, Arms Control Today, 

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Emory Law Journal, The Independent Review, 

Issues in Science and Technology (National Academy of Sciences),

Mediterranean Quarterly, Middle East and International Review, Middle East Policy,

 Nexus, Chronicle of Higher Education, American Conservative, 

International Journal of World Peace, and Northwestern Journal of International Affairs. 

Dr. Eland’s popular writings have appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times,

San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News,

New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Miami Herald, 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Newsday, Sacramento Bee, Orange County Register, 

Washington Times, Providence Journal, The Hill, and Defense News.

He has appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight,  NPR’s Talk of the Nation, 

PBS, Fox News Channel, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, CNN Crossfire,  CNN-fn, C-SPAN, MSNBC,

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC), Canadian TV (CTV), Radio Free Europe,

Voice of America, BBC, and other local, national, and international TV and radio programs.



Dr Solomon Passy.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

President & Founder / Atlantic Club Bulgaria

Minister of Foreign Affairs (2001-2005)

Chairman of the UN Security Council (2002, 2003)

OSCE Chairman in Office (2004)

Chairman of Parliamentary Defence / Foreign Affairs Committee and MP (1990-1991, 2001-2009



Negar Mortazavi.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is an Iranian-american journalist based in Washington DC.

She was born and raise in Tehran Iran, started her journalism career in 1995 in Iran.

Moved to the us in 2002 and has lived and worked here since then.

She tweets at @negarmortazavi



Alan Singer.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a social studies educator in the Department of Teaching,

Literacy and Leadership at Hofstra University in Long Island,

New York and the editor of Social Science Docket

(a joint publication of the New York and New Jersey Councils for Social Studies).

He taught at a number of secondary schools in New York City,

including Franklin K. Lane High School and Edward R. Murrow High School.

He is the author of Education Flashpoints: Fighting for America’s Schools

(Routledge, 2014) which is based on his award winning Huffington Post blogs,

Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach: A Handbook for Secondary School Teachers

(Routledge, 2013),Social Studies For Secondary Schools, 3rd Edition (Routledge, 2008),

New York and Slavery, Time to Teach the Truth (SUNY, 2008),

and Teaching Global History(Routledge, 2011).​



Josep M. Colomer. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

I am a Research Professor in Political Economy,

elected member of the Academia Europaea

and life-member of the American Political Science Association.

I use this blog to interact with colleagues,

former students and other people interested in the science of politics.

All are welcome to use this resource.



Kevin Galalae.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

After growing up in Romania, Kevin Galalae left as a teenager,

settling in Kingston, Ontario and worked as a writer

and consultant in the fields of education, art and NGOs.

In 2009, while studying at a UK university

he discovered evidence of a government sponsored covert surveillance

and censorship program which he published on the internet.

He has been arrested several times, charged with a variety of offences,

bankrupted and warned to decist from such activism.

In February 2012 he fled Canada for the United States,

from where he continues his activism and is petitioning governments for political asylum.



Shabnam Sultana Nina.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is a Bangladeshi native who for around ten years ,

is working with the adult learners of Bangladesh.

She has got 10 years of experience in teaching & training English,

coordinating and  organizing the training courses.

She has the experience of providing training to the different professionals from NGOs,

Government sectors and  hospitals in Bangalesh.

She designs training curriculum. She Studied English Literature and  Japan’s variety issues.

During  July, 2010, she joined A K Khan Healthcare Trust ,

A nonprofit organization of Bangladesh in collaboration with Massachussettes General Hospital (MGH),

Boston, USA, to develop the skill of the nurses in different hospitals of Bangladesh.

As a Program Coordinator and ESL faculty,

for around four years  she is working with the nurses who are still undermined

by the old social norms of the  country and, who are lagging behind

keeping  pace with the modern nursing care & clinical updates.

She works intensly with her nurses, coordinating all of the activities associated

with the training followed by logistics cares for the foreign nurses.

Shabnam along with her team members, focuses on improving clinical knowledge,

exposure to latest innovation in the relevant field.

She taught Bangla Language to the American  University Students

who came to Bangladesh on a scholarship with a view to learning Bengali language.

During 2009, she visited Japan on scholarship from Japanese Language Institute, Japan Foundation, Japan.

During 2012 , she has been enlisted in “National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research”.

During 2013 and 2014 , she has been  appreciated and awarded

by Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH)

and (MGH) in favor of her timeless dedication to the nurse training program.

During May , 2014,  for her PhD , she  started Co Authoring Doctoral Dissertation

concerning the “Affects of The Understanding of Epigenetics and Pre

and Peri Natal Psychology and Learning on the care of the Fetus in Bangladesh.”

She has few publications ; she is new in the field of writing.



Chris Martenson.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

PhD (Duke), MBA (Cornell) is an economic researcher

and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion,

and co-founder of PeakProsperity.com (along with Adam Taggart).

As one of the early econobloggers who forecasted the housing market collapse

and stock market correction years in advance,

 Chris rose to prominence with the launch of his seminal video seminar: 

The Crash Course which has also been published in book form (Wiley, March 2011).

It’s a popular and extremely well-regarded distillation

of the interconnected forces in the Economy, Energy

and the Environment (the “Three Es” as Chris calls them) that are shaping the future,

one that will be defined by increasing challenges to growth as we have known it.

 In addition to the analysis and commentary he writes for his site PeakProsperity.com, 

Chris’ insights are in high demand by the media as well as academic,

civic and private organizations around the world,

including institutions such as the UN, the UK House of Commons and US State Legislatures.



David Morgan. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Seduced by silver at the tender age of 11,

David Morgan started investing in the stock market while still a teenager.

A precious metals aficionado armed with degrees in finance and economics

as well as engineering, he created the Silver-Investor.com website

and originated The Morgan Report, a monthly that covers economic news,

overall financial health of the global economy,

currency problems ahead and reasons for investing in precious metals.

David considers himself a big-picture macroeconomist

whose main job as education—educating people about honest money

and the benefits of a sound financial system—and his second job as teaching people

to be patient and have conviction in their investment holdings.

A dynamic, much-in-demand speaker all over the globe,

David’s educational mission also makes him a prolific author having penned

“Get the Skinny on Silver Investing” available as an e-book or through Amazon.com.

As publisher of The Morgan Report, he has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, and BNN in Canada.

He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Futures Magazine,

The Gold Report and numerous other publications. 

Additionally, he provides the public a tremendous amount of information

by radio and writes often in the public domain.



Iwan Morgan.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a Professor of US Studies and Commonwealth Fund Professor

of American History at University College London. 

He writes on the US presidency, US economic policy, and Hollywood film history. 

His book The Age of Deficits: “Presidents and Unbalanced Budgets

from Jimmy carter to George W. Bush”

was awarded the Richard E. Neustadt book prize in 2010. 

He is presently writing a biography of Ronald Reagan.


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Daniel Etcovitch.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is the Managing Director at The True North Times,

born and raised in Montreal, Canada.

In what spare time he has, he also writes for The Huffington Post and LeakyNews.

He has spent time working in technology public relations with Headline Media

and works to help build the political media scene in Canada and beyond.


Charles Hugh.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

I started the Of Two Minds blog in May 2005

as a side project of self-expression, and in an unpredictable twist of evolutionary incaution,

that project has ballooned into a website with about 3,500 pages

that has drawn almost 20 million page views.

The site’s primary asset may well be the extensive global network of friends

and correspondents I draw upon for intelligence and analysis.

The blog is #7 in CNBC’s top alternative financial sites,

and is republished on numerous popular sites such as Zero Hedge,

Financial Sense, and David Stockman’s Contra Corner.

I am frequently interviewed by alternative media personalities such as Max Keiser,

and am a contributing writer on peakprosperity.com.


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Frederick J. Sheehan Jr.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an investor, investment advisor, writer, and public speaker.

He is currently working on a book about Ben Bernanke.

He is the author of Panderer to Power: The Untold Story of How

Alan Greenspan Enriched Wall Street and Left a Legacy of Recession

 (McGraw-Hill, 2009) and co-author, with William A. Fleckenstein,

of Greenspan’s Bubbles: The Age of Ignorance at the Federal Reserve

(McGraw-Hill, 2008). He writes regularly for Marc Faber’s “The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report,”

most recently co-authoring with Joseph Calandro Jr.

“Catastrophe Insured: Cat Bonds,” (November 2013, GB&D Report).

Sheehan and Calandro have designed a value-based, actively managed, catastrophe-bond strategy.

Sheehan serves as an advisor to investment firms and endowments.

He is the former Director of Asset Allocation Services at John Hancock Financial Services

where he set investment policy and asset allocation for institutional pension plans.

For more than a decade, Sheehan wrote the monthly “Market Outlook”

and quarterly “Market Review” for John Hancock clients.

Sheehan earned an MBA from Columbia Business School

and a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.



John Needham.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a Sydney Lawyer and Financial Consultant.

He publishes The Danielcode Report and writes occasionally on other markets.

He lives with his family in Australia and New Zealand.



Robert L. Tsai.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

is professor of law at American University, Washington College of Law.

He is a prize winning essayist on constitutional law and history.

He earned a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of California,

Los Angeles, where he received the Carey McWilliams Prize for his historical writings,

and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Before entering the academy,

he clerked for federal judges in New York and Boston and practiced law in the public interest.

Tsai is the author of two books, America’s Forgotten Constitutions:

Defiant Visions of Power and Community (Harvard, 2014),

and Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture (Yale, 2008).

Eloquence and Reason, his book on the development of a legal culture that values speech,

resistance, and religion, has been described as “fresh,” “sophisticated,” and “compelling.”

Tsai’s primary research interests include democratic theory,

the formation of American political culture, criminal procedure,

presidential strategies on rights, and radical constitutionalism.

His work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, Michigan Law Review,

Georgetown Law Journal, and Boston University Law Review.

He has been interviewed by the New York Times,

Boston Globe, and CNN. He lives in Washington, D.C.



Angela Liu. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Managing Technical Recruiter for IT, mortgage,

and business firms with industry record-breaking metrics

Independent Events/Social Life Consultant for DC Metro area venues and clientele

Former Title I School, MCPS first grade teacher for 5 years

Master’s in Educational Leadership at University of Maryland, May 2011

Currently working on writing and publishing a ‘memoir’-patterned novel on intrapersonal

(self-) dialogue derived from in interpersonal dialogue theme

In less technical terms: a connector of human capital and resources in the staffing,

business and social nightlife industry—connecting job seekers and employers,

and people and social events access.



Dr David Roberts.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a lecturer at King’s College London’s Defence Studies Department based in Qatar.

Before starting at King’s in autumn 2013

he was the Director of the Qatar office of the British think thank

the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security studies (RUSI).

He writes widely on matters of Gulf international relations and his book,

Qatar: Securing the Global Ambitions of a City State will be published in 2014.