Margaret Edds, author of We Face the Dawn: Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the Legal Team that Dismantled Jim Crow, is a former editorial and political writer for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. She is the author of four previous books dealing primarily with Southern and African American issues.
S. Max Edelson, author of The New Map of Empire, is an associate professor of History at UVA. He is the director of MapScholar, an online visualization platform for map history, and author of Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina.
Mark Edmundson, author of The Heart of the Humanities, is a professor at the University of Virginia. He is also the author of Why Write?, Why Teach?, Why Read? and The Death of Sigmund Freud. He lives in Batesville, Va.
Theo Emery, author of Hellfire Boys, has written for The New York Times, Associated Press News, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and other publications. He has appeared on NPR and WBUR. He graduated from Stanford University, and earned an MFA in creative nonfiction.
Will Englund, author of March 1917, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, longtime Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post and Baltimore Sun. He is currently an editor on the foreign desk of the Post, responsible for directing coverage of Russia and East Asia.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Amitai Etzioni has had to cancel his participation.
Amitai Etzioni, author of Avoiding War With China, is a professor of international relations at George Washington University. He is the author of several other books, including Security First and From Empire to Community.