Michael Carpenter served in the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense with responsibility for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Balkans, and Conventional Arms Control. He also served in the White House as a foreign policy advisor to Vice President Joe Biden as well as on the National Security Council as Director for Russia.
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Colin H. Kahl is a Strategic Consultant to the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. He is also co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, the inaugural Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Professor, by courtesy, in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.
Caroline Tess served in a number of positions in the Obama Administration at the National Security Council and State Department from 2010-2017. Prior to joining the Administration, Caroline worked on Capitol Hill on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Senator Harry Reid’s leadership staff, and in the office of Senator Bill Nelson.