Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Neil Brown

Staff Member
Office of Senator Richard Lugar and Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Neil Brown is an advisor to the United States Senate’s most senior Republican, Richard G. Lugar of Indiana. He serves as a Senior Professional Staff Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, with responsibility for energy security and the Nunn-Lugar non-proliferation program. Neil earned master's degrees in political theory and forced migration while studying as a Rhodes Scholar at University of Oxford. He also holds a B.A. from Harvard University. Read more »

Jonathan Epstein

Staff Member
Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Dr. Epstein performs oversight of energy research and development and Department of Energy matters on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, as well as Department of Defense, nuclear weapons and nonproliferation issues on the personal staff of Senator Jeff Bingaman. He participated in drafting the research and development titles of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and 2007 as well as the COMPETES Act based upon National Academies Report “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” as requested by Senators Alexander and Bingaman. This legislation was signed into law on August 8, 2007. Dr. Read more »

Amanda Little

Author and Journalist
Environment, Energy and Technology

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Martin Hoffert

Martin Hoffert
Professor Emeritus of Physics
New York University

Marty Hoffert is professor emeritus of physics and former chair of the department of applied science at New York University. His academic background includes a B.S. (1960) in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.S. (1964) and Ph.D. (1967) from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now the Polytechnic Institute of New York) in Astronautics; and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, M.A.L.S. Read more »

Jeffrey Marqusee

Executive Director
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Department of Defense

Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee is currently the Executive Director of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Director of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). SERDP is a tri-agency (DOD, DOE, and EPA) environmental research and development program managed by the Department of Defense. SERDP supports research and development to solve environmental issues of relevance to DOD. ESTCP is a DOD wide program designed to demonstrate innovative environmental technologies at DOD facilities. Read more »

Burton Richter

Burton Richter
Nobel Laureate and Director Emeritus
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Burton Richter is the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, Stanford University and Director Emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. His research has centered on experimental particle physics with high-energy electrons and electron-positron colliding beams. He began as a post doc at Stanford University in 1956, became a professor in 1967, and was Director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center from 1984 through 1999. Read more »

Brian Sager

Brian Sager
Vice President, Corporate Development

Brian Sager founded Nanosolar in 2001 and has served in a range of roles since inception including product development, finance and sales. He currently manages the company's government programs, strategic partnerships, and intellectual property portfolio. He is also deeply involved in the development of Nanosolar’s process and product technology and has more than 95 patents issued or pending. Read more »

Will Coleman

Will Coleman
Mohr Davidow Ventures

Will Coleman is a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) focusing on energy and cleantech investing. Prior to MDV, Will worked in Washington, D.C., as a legislative director for a renewables coalition building state and federal level coalitions to support renewable energy legislation, and as a consultant to private equity and project finance clients focusing on the energy sector. Will has also worked for GE Wind in the commercial operations group, Xseed Capital, and Academic Partners. Read more »

Bruce Stokes

Bruce Stokes
Senior Transatlantic Fellow
German Marshall Fund

Bruce Stokes is a noted expert on trade, international economics, global public opinion, European and Asian economics and trade policy. He is the senior transatlantic fellow for economics at the German Marshall Fund. For the last two decades he has been the international economics columnist for National Journal, a weekly Washington public policy magazine, and is now a contributing editor there. He is also a monthly columnist for the European Voice newspaper in Brussels. Read more »

Marcus Noland

Marcus Noland
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Marcus Noland has been associated with the Peterson Institute since 1985. His work encompasses a wide range of topics including the political economy of US trade policy and the Asian financial crisis. His areas of geographical knowledge and interest include Asia and Africa where he has lived and worked. In the past he has written extensively on the economies of Japan, Korea, and China, and is unique among American economists in having devoted serious scholarly effort to the problems of North Korea and the prospects for Korean unification. Read more »

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