Sheila S. Coronel is director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and is Stabile professor of professional practice at Columbia University in New York. She began her reporting career in the Philippines, and in 1989, cofounded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism to promote investigative reporting on major social issues, including the military, poverty, and corruption. She is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, includingCoups, Cults & Cannibals, The Rule-makers: How the Wealthy and Well-Born Dominate Congress, and Pork and other Perks: Corruption and Governance in the Philippines. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism in 2003. In 2011, she was awarded the Presidential Teaching Award by Columbia University.
Steve Doig holds the Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 1996, he was a reporter and research editor at The Miami Herald for 20 years. He is one of the pioneers of computer-assisted reporting and precision journalism. Data-heavy investigative projects on which he worked have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the George Polk Award, the Investigative Reporters & Editors Award, and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
Misha Glenny is an award-winning writer and broadcaster whose next book, DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You, on cybercrime and its consequences, is now being published in 20 editions around the world. A former BBC Central Europe Correspondent who famously covered the revolutions in Eastern Europe and the wars in the former Yugoslavia, Glenn has written for most major publications in Europe, the United States and Japan. His previous book, McMafia: Journey through the Global Criminal Underworld, was translated into more than 30 languages, and was short-listed for the FT Business Book of the Year, and the Lionel Gerber Prize for International Affairs.
Therese Lee is Global Ethics & Compliance Counsel at Google Inc., where she is responsible for legal and regulatory compliance matters, particularly Google’s worldwide compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and international anti-bribery laws. She speaks regularly at industry and policy conferences on anti-corruption.
Prior to Google, Therese practiced at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, DC, where she specialized in FCPA matters, international litigation, and human rights cases. Therese also has worked in the Appeals Section of the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, researched Singapore and Malaysia’s anti-terrorism laws as a Fulbright Scholar, analyzed East Asian security issues at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and served as foreign policy adviser to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY, 1977-2001). She holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, a law degree from UC Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. She is a member of the Bars of California, the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.
Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is a novelist, short story writer, and journalist. Her works of fiction include The Dark Path to the River and No Marble Angels. A former reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, Joanne is a Vice President and former International Secretary of PEN International. She serves on the boards of directors of the International Center for Journalists, PEN American Center, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and Poets and Writers. She also serves on the boards of the International Crisis Group, Johns Hopkins University, and Refugees International, and she is an emeritus board member of Human Rights Watch and Brown University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Joanne lives in Washington, D.C.
Aaron Lobel founded America Abroad Media (AAM) in 2002 and serves as the organization’s president and chairman of the board, as well asexecutive producer of America Abroad and AAM Television.
He received a Ph.D. in International Affairs from Harvard University’s Department of Government, where he was also awarded the University’s top teaching award, the Joseph Levenson Prize. Prior to founding America Abroad Media, Lobel was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C.; National Security Fellow at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University; and a National Security Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he edited Presidential Judgment: Foreign Policy Decision Making in the White House (Hollis Press 2001). He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Business for Diplomatic Action and Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a consultant to the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Paul Radu is a Romanian journalist who helped found the Organized Crime and Corruption Project, which works on cross-border investigative projects in the Balkans. He began his career as an investigator for Romania’s best selling newspaper, Evenimentul Zilei (the “Daily Event”) from 1998-2003. In 2003, he co-founded the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism. He has held a number of fellowships, including the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship in 2001, the Milena Jesenska Press Fellowship in 2002, the Rosalyn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism in 2007, and in 2008, he became a Knight International Journalism Fellow at the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2004 Knight International Journalism Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the 2007 Global Shining Light Award, and the 2008 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. He received his degree from West University in Romania.
David B. Smallman is managing director of Smallman & Snyder Law Group PLLC, a boutique law firm with offices in New York and Florida that specializes in media, entertainment, and intellectual property law, as well as FOIA/Access and whistleblower/Federal Claims Act investigations. The firm also provides global risk management and legal advice to investigative journalists and journalism organizations, filmmakers, publishers, authors, film and television production companies, venture capital firms and insurance companies.
Smallman, formerly pro bono outside general counsel to Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. and contributing legal editor of the IRE Journal, represented former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson for publication of her memoir Fair Game and the Hollywood movie of the same title directed by Doug Liman (Bourne Identity). Smallman has represented documentary filmmakers including Charles Ferguson, Dan Setton, Laura Poitras, Andrew Rossi, Alex Gibney, Aaron Wolf, Caveh Zahedi, and Ron Frank, frequently advices film producers on fair use and E&O matters (Lee Daniels’s The Butler; Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry) and is also a producer and writer of documentary presentations on behalf of Triangle Pavilion Media, such as Spies, Lies and Surprise: The Weaponization of Information (Stiftelsen for en Kritisk og Undersøkende Presse (SKUP)).
His law firm belongs to the Media Law Resource Center (Defense Counsel Section) and the Online Media Legal Network/Berkman Center at Harvard University.