Edmund J. Janniger is one of two founders of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA). Recognized by Polityka as showing “one of the key elements that gave [the governing party] victory in the last election,” Mr. Janniger holds the record as the youngest sub-cabinet official in Poland’s history. Mr. Janniger has been the Parliamentary Deputy Chief of Staff to Minister Antoni Macierewicz and, during the 2015 general elections, was the Deputy Campaign Manager for Law and Justice in the 10th Electoral District. Mr. Janniger was elected by the full Rutgers University Senate to three terms on its Executive Committee. He is involved in numerous charitable and professional organizations, established the International Security Forum, and is a member of the Royal Institute of International Relations, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and the International Political Science Association. Mr. Janniger is the author of several articles and op-eds on defense policy and military intelligence, including publications in Politico Europe and Newsmax. He splits his time between the Warsaw and New York metropolitan areas, has one young mastiff, and is an avid hiker. 

Juan R. Avila, Ph.D. is the High Steward of EUCLID, an intergovernmental institution under United Nations Treaty Series 49006/7. A distinguished academic and diplomat, he holds the rank of Ambassador at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations since being appointed to the post by President Leonel Fernández in 2004. Based in New York City, Ambassador Avila has spent the past three decades working in a variety of capacities with the United Nations, numerous non-governmental organizations, and the Government of the Dominican Republic. Since January 2016, he is the Vice Chair of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA). He is a recognized authority in comparative and international education issues related to youth; international migration and reverse transfer of technology; promotion of technical cooperation among developing countries; special environment and development projects; educational and institutional research; fund-raising strategies; and administration, strategic planning and management of non-governmental organizations. He has participated in international conferences on economic and social reform, human rights, environmental programming, and labor organization. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Fordham University. 

Justin T. Schulberg, formerly the Student Body President of Rutgers University, is the Executive Vice President of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA), an organization he cofounded. He is active in national and international politics, having counseled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Law and Justice Deputy Leader Antoni Macierewicz, and New Jersey Assemblywoman Donna Simon. A Presidential Scholar at Rutgers University, Mr. Schulberg was an Associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and a Research Assistant at the Aresty Research Center. In 2016, Mr. Schulberg was named as the Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee of the International Security Forum. He has served as a member of the Rutgers University Senate Executive Committee, a Rutgers University Senator, and the Senate Leader of the Rutgers University Student Assembly. In 2015, Mr. Schulberg was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, America’s most prestigious honor society. He is also the recipient of an Elks Scholarship, and the Rutgers University Academic Excellence Award.

Robert C. Krueger, Ph.D. is a former U.S. Senator from Texas, Congressman, and three-time Ambassador. Senator Krueger is a visiting professor at Texas Tech University. A native of New Braunfels, Texas, Senator Krueger graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Southern Methodist University. He earned his master’s degree from Duke University and completed his Doctor of Philosophy in English literature at the University of Oxford. He began his teaching career at age 25 at Duke University and by age 36 was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He also served as professor of business and government relations with the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas from 1985 to 1986, and as professor of public affairs with Rice University from 1986 to 1988. In 1974, Senator Krueger won a seat in the U.S. Congress, representing Texas's 21st district, focusing his efforts on energy economics and civil rights legislation. In 1990, Senator Krueger won statewide election to the Texas Railroad Commission, serving as chairman of the body regulating oil, gas and other in-state energy production. Two years later, Texas Governor Ann Richards selected him to serve as U.S. Senator when Lloyd Bentsen resigned to accept the position of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. In 1979, Senator Krueger was appointed U.S. Ambassador-at-Large and Co-coordinator for Mexican Affairs by President Jimmy Carter. In 1993, President Clinton appointed him ambassador to Burundi, where his defense of human rights made him a target of a failed assassination attempt in 1995. President Clinton said, "Our symbols need to be people like Ambassador Krueger, who risked his life to keep people alive in Burundi.” Later that year, Senator Krueger was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Botswana and a Special Representative of the Secretary of State to the Southern African Development Community. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) since December 2015. 

Richard S. Gordon has served as a senior advisor to presidential candidates, members of the United States Cabinet, attorneys general, comptrollers, treasurers and mayors on a myriad of complex political and policy matters, and is active internationally on a number of issues concerning peace, non-discrimination and global cooperation. He is president of the Gordon Law Firm and its affiliated HG Partners. Previously, Mr. Gordon was a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge, an international law firm. He was part of the firm’s Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice. Mr. Gordon served as the senior advisor to Senator Evan Bayh’s presidential campaign, and was part of Vice President Walter Mondale’s presidential campaign staff. He is a member of the chairman’s board of the Democratic Governors’ Association and an advisor to the chair, positions he has held since the board’s inception. He is also a member of the Republican Governors’ Association and a member of its Finance Council, as well as being active in the United States Conference of Mayors. Elected in 2007, Mr. Gordon served as the President of the American Jewish Congress. In May 2008, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Gordon to serve on the Honorary Delegation to accompany the President to Jerusalem for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel. He has been a counselor to numerous governors across the nation on major infrastructure, economic and privatization issues. Mr. Gordon is a Distinguished Fellow at Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) since February 2016, and is also a political commentator on WGN-TV. His extensive curriculum vitae also includes service as Director of Policy and Planning for Governor Evan Bayh of Indiana, Executive Director of the Friends of Mario M. Cuomo, senior advisor to the All-American PAC, and a Clinton/Gore member of the Democratic Platform Committee. Mr. Gordon received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and his law degree from the University of Virginia. 

Former Congressman Herbert C. Klein has had a distinguished career in the areas of government and public service, law, and business. In the public sector, Congressman Klein has served on the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology during his tenure as member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He has played key roles in legislation revolving around Interstate Banking and the closure of the Resolution Trust Corporation, which re-established the financial integrity of the Savings and Thrift Industry. Since leaving Congress, he has also served as an official election monitor for Parliamentary elections in Yugoslavia and Ukraine. Additionally, Mr. Klein also served in the New Jersey Assembly where he was Associate Majority Leader and wrote the Legislation which created the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. In the courtroom, Mr. Klein has demonstrated his abilities as one of the leading trial and appellate lawyers in the state having tried more than 1,000 cases and dozens of appeals to both the State Supreme Court and Appellate Division. Mr. Klein is Of Counsel at Genova Burns, where he is a member of the Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Law Practice Group. Mr. Klein is also a leader in the business sector, having co-founded in 1961 First Real Estate Investment Trust of New Jersey, a publicly traded real estate investment company and the first of its kind in New Jersey. He also serves in principal and management roles in more than 20 private real estate companies. Mr. Klein’s involvement in the community is also extensive. Mr. Klein served on the Board of Trustees of the Rutgers University, and is presently a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Overseers. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) since December 2015. Among other activities, Mr. Klein was the President of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Clifton and Passaic and the President of the Board of Passaic Beth Israel Regional Hospital. He currently sits on the Board of the Montclair Art Museum. He gradated from Rutgers University in 1950 and the Harvard University School of Law in 1953, subsequently earning an L.L.M. at New York University.

Jean-Marc Coicaud joined Rutgers University in the fall of 2011. He is Professor of Law and Global Affairs. He is also a Global Ethics Fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.  In 2015 Dr. Coicaud was elected a member to the European Academy of Arts and Sciences (Academia Europaea). Jean-Marc Coicaud has published 15 books (single-authored, co-authored and co-edited) and about 90 chapters and articles in the fields of legal and political theory, international law, international relations, and comparative politics. His books are available in English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. Prior to joining Rutgers, from 2003 to 2011, he served as the Director of the United Nations University (UNU) Office at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. From 1996 to 2003, he was Senior Academic Officer and Director of Studies at the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, leading international research projects in the fields of international law, international organizations, and international relations. Prior to joining UNU, from 1992 to 1996, he served in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General as a speechwriter for Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali. In the spring of 1996, he also served as an advisor at the Guatemalan Office of the UN Department of Political Affairs. Dr. Coicaud holds a Ph.D. in Political Science-Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Doctorat d’État in Legal and Political Theory from the Institut d’Études Politiques of Paris. He was an Arthur Sachs Scholar at Harvard University, where he studied as a fellow from 1986 to 1992, at the Center for International Affairs, Department of Philosophy and Harvard Law School. Dr. Coicaud also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy, literature and linguistics.

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H. was the Surgeon General of the United States, in 2002 and again from July 2006 until his retirement from the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) in September 2007. As Surgeon General, he served as the nation’s top doctor, communicating the best available science and information to the American people to help protect, promote, and advance health and safety. He was also the operational commander of the 6,500 Commissioned Corps health professionals. A career officer in the USPHS for 37 years, he served as the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States from 1998 through 2007. Rear Admiral Moritsugu is the Chief Executive Officer of First Samurai Consulting, LLC, former Vice President for Global Professional Education and Strategic Relations for Johnson & Johnson’s Diabetes Solutions Companies, and former Worldwide Chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute. Rear Admiral Moritsugu is presently Professor of Global Health at George Washington University, and serves on the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has been granted twelve honorary degrees, and holds the Distinguished Service Medals from the US Public Health Service, the US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Rear Admiral Moritsugu serves on the boards of ten non-profit organizations, and is the Grand Prior of the Grand Priory of America of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) since December 2015. Rear Admiral Moritsugu received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii, a Doctor of Medicine from George Washington University, and a Master of Public Health from the University of California-Berkeley. He is board-certified in preventive medicine, and holds fellowships in the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Royal Society of Public Health, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the National Academy of Public Administration.

The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, D.D., Titular Bishop of Gaguari and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, was born in Havana, Cuba on December 2, 1953. Bishop Cruz is a graduate of Seton Hall University and studied for the priesthood at Immaculate Conception Seminary. He was ordained a priest for service in the Archdiocese of Newark on May 31, 1980 becoming the first Cuban-born priest ordained in the Archdiocese. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Sacred Scripture from Seton Hall University. In 2000, Pope John Paul II bestowed upon Fr. Cruz the honorary title of Chaplain to His Holiness, with the title Monsignor. In 2005, Newark Archbishop John J. Myers named Msgr. Cruz as Vice President for Mission and Ministry for Catholic Health and Human Services. He has served as a member of the New Jersey Catholic Conference’s Committee on Ethics, and is a lecturer at Rutgers University. On June 9, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI named Msgr. Cruz as Titular Bishop of Gaguari and an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark. His episcopal ordination was held on September 8, 2008. Today he serves in the Archdiocese as Regional Bishop of Union County, Vicar for the Archdiocese’s Hispanic Apostolate, and Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) since February 2016, working to enhance understanding of global affairs via cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue.