Former Bureau Chief for Dow Jones Newswires in Istanbul, Kuwait, London, New York, and Washington D.C. Masters of International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor of Law from the University of Ankara.
Documentary Filmmaker; Student, JFK School of Government, Harvard University. President of Miracle Media, Inc., which produced “The Well-Seasoned Traveler,” for network television. President of Do Diligence, Inc., a company which produced, directed and photographed a motion picture library of international imagery from over two dozen countries.
Dr. Tai-Heng Cheng
Attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, focusing on complex litigation and international arbitration. Previous and forthcoming publications cover international investments, human rights and state succession. Former Senior Officer of the Singapore Police Force, advised on counter-terrorism, criminal, constitutional and legislative matters. Provided legal services to the Prosecutor General of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor. Graduated with law degrees from Oxford University and Yale Law School.
Director, the Aslan Group, a consulting group pursuing business prospects in finance and international trade, focusing specifically on business connections between the West and Asia. Former Director of Bank International of Afghanistan and former Vice President at J.P. Morgan.
Network 20/20 Turkey Project Coordinator. Proficient in Turkish and Russian. B.A. magna cum laude from New York University with History and Russian and Slavic Studies concentration. Traveled extensively through Eastern Europe and Turkey. Invited to return to Turkey to study youth participation in Turkish civil society.
Dr. Patricia S. Huntington
Network 20/20 Founder and President, consultant to grantmakers in foreign policy, former clients include American Express, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of State. Author, position paper, “Landmines and U.S. Leadership: A View from the Field.” Creator of educational CD-ROM on global humanitarian mine clearance entitled, “Landmines: Clearing the Way,” that has been disseminated widely throughout the world. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and Women in International Security, and Board of Governors of the Foreign Policy Association’s Off-the-Record Lecture Series.
Former Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in the Joint Venture between the Foreign Exchange and Investment Banking Divisions. Provided currency hedging advice and execution for large strategic cross-border investment banking transactions, including a $10 billion deal associated with a cross border acquisition of a European asset. Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College with a mathematics thesis on Fractals. Completed one year of reading mathematics at Oxford University. Obtained a Masters of Science in Management at MIT Sloan School of Management.
Attorney at Law. She is the Co-Chair of International Law and Practice Committee at New York Women’s Bar Association. Traveled to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Brazil with New York University’s Stern School of Business. Fluent in Polish and conversational in Serbo-Croatian.
Vice-Chair International Trips and Exchanges Committee of Network 20/20. Investment Representative in the Private Investment Management Division of Lehman Brothers. Provides wealth management advisory services for high net worth individuals, families and medium-sized institutions in New York, Washington D.C. and Atlanta. Former Private Banker at JP Morgan Private Bank. Co-founded the Global Private Banking Analyst Forum, an initiative that has resulted in an international exchange of best practices at JP Morgan. Oversaw representatives in Chile, China, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US. Sole recipient of the 2003 Annual JP Morgan Chase Rising Star Award.
Born in the U.S., raised in Russia, the Ukraine and Senegal. Fluent in English, French, Russian and Wolof. Bates College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Julie Grimes Waldorf
Corporate Counsel for Ford Models, Inc. and Former General Counsel of The Vitamin Shoppe and CEO of TravelCharts. Former corporate attorney at the international law firm Pillsbury Winthrop in New York. Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Harvard International Law Journal while attending Harvard Law School. Former clerk for Judge Barksdale on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Experience with trade, security and humanitarian issues involving Turkey through previous work for the U.S. Trade Representative in the Office of Europe and the Mediterranean for USAID in the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and for The Atlantic Council in the NATO Information Office.
Richard Murphy (Project Director)
Chairman, Network 20/20 Global Public Security Project. Richard M. Murphy is a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine. He holds an undergraduate degree in literature from Harvard College and a doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford University, based on fieldwork in Pakistan, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Murphy’s journalism has appeared in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, the New York Times, and many other media. He is currently under contract with Alfred A. Knopf to write “Lahore Nights,” a memoir about the culture and politics of contemporary Pakistan.