- Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune columnist and editorial writer. His twice-a-week column on national and international affairs, distributed by Creators Syndicate, appears in 50 papers across the country.
- Michael Desch, University of Notre Dame professor of political science and director of Notre Dame’s International Security Center.
- John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago’s R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the University of Chicago Program on International Security Policy.
- William Ruger, Charles Koch Institute and Foundation. He is vice president for research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute and the vice president for research at the Charles Koch Foundation.
Sponsored by the Notre Dame International Security Center and the Charles Koch Institute.