Leila Ahmed, professor of women's studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is the author of Women and Gender in Islam and A Border Passage.
Gar Alperovitz, author of The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, is President of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives.
Robert Atwan is the founder and series editor of The Best American Essays.
Lisa C. Beskin's poems have appeared in The Massachusetts Review and Willow Springs.
Stephen Burt is completing a dissertation on Randall Jarrell at Yale University.
Sewin Chan is assistant professor of economics at Rutgers University.
Alan Cranston represented California in the US Senate from 1969 to 1993.
Jonathan Dean, US ambassador to the talks on reducing conventional forces in Europe, serves as advisor to the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Steve Dowden teaches German at Brandeis University. His most recent book is an edited volume entitled A Companion to Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain.
Randall Forsberg is director of the Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Herbert Gintis teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Loren Goldner is a writer living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Joan Cusack Handler's poems have appeared in AGNI, Poetry East, Southern Humanities Review, and Wisconsin Review.
Matthea Harvey's poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Fence, Grand Street, New England Review, The New Republic, and elsewhere.
Jeff Jones joined the anti-Vietnam War movement in 1965 and remained active until its end. He continues his activism as an environmentalist in upstate New York.
Paul W. Kahn is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale University. His books include The Cultural Study of Law: Reconstructing Legal Theory.
Mary Kaldor is director of the Global Civil Society program at the London School of Economics. Her latest book is New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era.
Joanna Klink is a graduate student in the Humanities Center at The Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Mark Levine's book of poems, Enola Gay, will be published in 2000.
Lora Lumpe is a senior researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo. She recently co-authored The Arms Trade Revealed.
Tod Marshall lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
Saul Mendlovitz, founder and co-director of the World Order Models Project, teaches international law at Rutgers Law School.
Geoffrey G. O'Brien's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly and Faucheuse. He lives in San Francisco.
James Sallis's most recent novel is Bluebottle, just out. Also scheduled this year are collections of stories and essays, and a biography of Chester Himes.
Henry Schneider is an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Maureen Seaton is the author of Furious Cooking, which won the Iowa Poetry Prize and The Lamda Award.
Neil Shister, former correspondent with Time, is writing a book titled Tom and Tom: The Nantucket Juice Guys and the Re-Casting of the American Dream.
William H. Simon teaches at Stanford Law School. His most recent book is The Practice of Justice.
Rhoda B. Stamell won the Ragdale Foundation's Frances Shaw Older Woman Writing Award. She has written two novels, several novellas, and a series of short stories.
Alan A. Stone is the Toureff-Glueck Professor of Law and Psychiatry at Harvard Law School.
Joseph Tracy is assistant vice-president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Kosta Tsipis, a nuclear physicist for 32 years at MIT, has served as science and technology advisor to the Greek Ministry of Defense.
Andrew Zawacki is co-editor of Verse and reviews for the TLS.
His poetry has appeared in The New Republic, Colorado Review,
AGNI, and elsewhere.