Jimmy Carter is 39th President of the United States and Founder of The Carter Center. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize for Peace in recognition of his “decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development." He is the
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Prof. Milton Friedman, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economic Science, is widely regarded as one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, if not the most influential. He served as economic
advisor to US President Ronald Reagan and as senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1977 to 2006. Free to Choose, a bestselling book and popular television series, presented his ideas to a mass audience.
Dr. Rita R. Colwell, 11th Director of the US National Science Foundation, is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has authored or co-authored sixteen books and over seven hundred scientific articles, produced an award-winning film, Invisible Seas, and is former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. For more, see here.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s leading science fiction writers and futurists. His books such as The Sands of Mars, Childhood's End, The City and the Stars and A Fall of Moondust are recognized as classics. He co-wrote the Oscar-nominated script for director Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey, after which the Command Module of the Apollo 13 spacecraft was named.Details appear here.
Evangelos Louizos is a retired high school teacher of history, Spanish and other subjects. His education career included founding and, for many years, heading the English as a Foreign Language Department at the American Community School in Cobham, Surrey. Born in Greece, where his last name was Loizos, he is an American citizen and now lives in Britain. Before he qualified as a teacher he worked at many jobs, including as a sailor, a bartender and a construction worker.
Admiral (Ret.) William A. Owens, United States Navy, is former Vice Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. He served as Commander of the US Sixth Fleet from 1990 to 1992, and as a senior military aide to two US Secretaries of Defense. He is an honors graduate of Oxford university, where he was a Rhodes scholar. Since retiring from military service he has held leadership positions in several
N.J. Slabbert is a writer and scholar on science, technology, history and public affairs. The US Government has honored him as an intellectual serving the public interest. He is a former Senior Editor and creative project developer of the New York-based Reader’s Digest Association, publisher of the world’s largest paid-circulation magazine. Montagu House has appointed Mr. Slabbert chief literary director, creative officer and head writer of its WWII program. See here.
Brigadier General (Ret.) Stergios Smirlis, of the Greek Armed Forces, has served as a Director of Operations for the Hellenic Army General Staff and as a Military Liaison between NATO and the Greek Government. He is a graduate of the Military Academy, Military Intelligence School and National Defense College of Greece, Piraeus University and Cardiff University. He is a consultant to companies in fields including aviation and environmental management.
Aris Melissaratos is Senior Advisor on Technology Enterprise to the President of Johns Hopkins University and directs the university’s research commercialization. An engineer, he worked for 32 years at the Westinghouse Corporation, where he served as Chief Technology Officer, Vice President for Science and Technology, and Chief Operations Officer for the company’s Defense Electronics Group. He is co-author of Innovation: The Key to Prosperity, a survey of technology in America’s economy.
Alan Feinberg, architect, professional planner and community development expert, has been a planning officer for the US Department of Defense, a teaching Fellow at George Washington University and a US Department of Housing & Urban Development inspector, performing over hundreds of assignments for HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center in nine states as well as the District of Columbia. He studied at the US Air Force Civil Engineering School and the University of Texas School of Architecture.
Jay John Hellman’s 5 degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology include a PhD in the science of complex systems. A real estate developer and researcher heading The Hellman Company, based in Washington DC, he specializes in how buildings, towns, cities and infrastructures are changing due to computerization. His research led to the construction of a state-of-the-art building on Capitol Hill for the US National Association of Realtors. He coined the telecommunications term Virtual Adjacency®.
Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland, is a practicing architect and planner whose projects range from housing to schools to new communities. His award-winning, cartoon-illustrated column "Shaping the City" has appeared in The Washington Post sInce 1984. A graduate of MIT, Lewis is a Design Excellence Peer Reviewer for the US government and a trustee of the National Children's Museum. His publications include Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession and The Growth Management Handbook.
Stephen C. Schimpff, MD, one of the world's foremost health care experts, has edited three medical textbooks and published more than 200 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as two books for general readers, The Future of Medicine and The Future of Health Care Delivery. He holds professorships in medicine and public policy at the University of Maryland and is former CEO of the university’s medical center. A graduate of Yale Medical School, he frequently discusses health care on national television.
Prof. Carl Sagan, one of the best-known astrophysicists and science popularizers of our time, achieved scholarly distinction by authoring or co-authoring over 600 academic articles and authoring or participating in numerous books. He co-wrote and presented COSMOS, an immensely successful television series on science, which also became a bestselling book. His many awards include the Pulitzer Prize for his volume The Dragons of Eden. For details, go here.
John Rogard Tabori is a political economist and statistical analyst. His research expertise has been used by the US Departments of Labor, Transportation, Agriculture, Housing & Urban Development, Health & Human Services, and Education, and by other government agencies ranging from the Food & Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to Federal Transit Administration. He has served as an advisor on the US Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Sir Laurens van der Post’s renown rests upon his achievements as a television filmmaker, writer, World War II hero, environmentalist, humanitarian, philosopher and adviser to the British Government. His work ranges from intellectual biography and autobiographical accounts of WWII to anthropological studies, and has featured on the New York Times bestseller list. His novels have been filmed by Walt Disney Studios and Steven Spielberg. See more here.
Lucia Perry White, a graduate of Vassar College and a former psychiatric social worker, co-authored Journeys to the Japanese with her husband, philosopher Morton White, as well as the original edition of The Intellectual versus the City: From Thomas Jefferson to Frank Lloyd Wright, a classic study of the anti-urban sentiment running
through American intellectual history. An updated edition of Intellectual is now in preparation at Montagu House.
Terry Steven Wendt is an architect and professional planner with some 35 years of experience as a designer of mixed-use, transit-oriented urban development. His firm, the Chicago-based Wendt Consulting Group, has served government and private sector clients in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio. He is leading a high-speed rail project in America’s midwest, aimed at raising revenue from both train use and real estate development around stations.
Prof. Morton G. White is one of America’s most distinguished philosophers and historians of ideas. He is Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and former Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University. His many books include A Philosophy of Culture (Princeton University
Prof. Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman of Burnham Thorpe, anatomist,endocrinologist and primatologist, served as scientific adviser to the Allied forces during World War II, Chief Scientific Adviser to the British Ministry of Defence in the 1960s, and Chief Scientific Advisor to the British Government until 1971. He played a key role in making scientific input an accepted element of government. His books include Scientists and War.