Ross Gregory Douthat is an American political analyst and author. In 2009, he became the youngest regular op-ed writer and conservative voice on the New York Times editorial page. His book Grand New Party, which he co-wrote with Reihan Salem, was described by journalist David Brooks as the "best single roadmap of where the Republican Party should and is likely to head.” His most recent book is Decadent Society: How We Became Victims of Our Own Success. Before joining The New York Times, Douthat was a senior editor at The Atlantic.

Linda Greenhouse is a senior research scholar in Law at Yale Law School. She covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times for nearly 30 years and currently writes opinion pieces for The Times and other publications. Greenhouse received several major journalism awards during her career including the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism (1998) and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Harvard University Kennedy School (2004). She is the author of six books including a memoir, Just a Journalist (2017). Her latest book, published in November 2021, is Justice on The Brink: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rise of Amy Coney Barrett, and Twelve Months that Transformed the Supreme Court.

Clint Watts is a senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University and a distinguished fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. His writings and research focus on terrorism, counterterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. He is perhaps best known for testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the involvement of Russian hackers in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. His articles have appeared in publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Affairs. He is a national security contributor for NBC News, MSNBC and other media outlets.

Ambassador Dennis Ross is the William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. A veteran diplomat, he played a leading role in shaping

U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process during both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. He was instrumental in assisting Israelis and Palestinians to reach the 1995 Interim Agreement, successfully brokered the 1997 Hebron Accord, and facilitated the 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty. Ambassador Ross is the author of several influential books on the peace process, the Middle East, and international relations. His most recent book, co-written with David Makovsky, is Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny

Mark Bittman is a journalist, food writer, and author of 30 books, including the bestselling How to Cook Everything. His column, "The Minimalist," ran in The New York Times for more than 13 years. He is a regular guest on NBC's The Today Show, and the NPR show All Things Considered. Speaking recently at the “Aspen (Institute) Ideas To Go festival,” Bittman suggested that America’s food system needs to be reimagined so that land is put to better use and people can have access to food that promotes health. His latest book is Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal.

July 28-29: Ross Gregory Douthat

July 7-8: Ambassador Dennis Ross

July 14-15: TBD

August 11-12: Linda Greenhouse

August 4-5: Mark Bittman

July 21-22: Clint Watts