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The Honorable, Newt GingrichTitle: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was first elected to Congress in 1978 where he served the Sixth District of Georgia for twenty years. In 1995, he was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives where he served until 1999. Time magazine, in naming him Man of the Year for 1995, said, Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable. Newt Gingrich belongs in the category of the exceptional. His experiences as the son of a career soldier convinced him at an early age to dedicate his life to his country and to the protection of freedom. Realizing the importance of understanding the past in order to protect the future, he immersed himself in the study of history, receiving his Bachelors degree from Emory University and Masters and Doctorate in Modern European History from Tulane University. Before his election to Congress, he taught History and Environmental Studies at West Georgia College for eight years. Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the Contract with America. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, passed the first balanced budget in a generation, and passed the first tax cut in sixteen years. In addition, the Congress restored funding to strengthen our defense and intelligence capabilities, an action later lauded by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission. In his post-Speaker role, Newt has become one of the most highly sought-after public speakers, accepting invitations to speak before some of the most prestigious organizations in the world. Because of his own unquenchable thirst for knowledge, Newt is able to share unique and unparalleled insights on a wide range of topics. His audiences find him to be not only an educational but also an inspirational speaker. As an author, Newt has published nineteen books including 10 fiction and non-fiction New York Times bestsellers Widely recognized for his commitment to a better system of health for all Americans, his leadership helped save Medicare from bankruptcy, prompted FDA reform to help the seriously ill and initiated a new focus on research, prevention, and wellness. His contributions have been so great that the American Diabetes Association awarded him their highest non-medical award and the March of Dimes named him their 1995 Citizen of the Year. A strong advocate of volunteerism, Gingrich has raised millions of dollars for charity, donating both time and money to a wide array of causes, including Habitat for Humanity, United Cerebral Palsy, the American Cancer Society, and ZooAtlanta. Recognized internationally as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs, Newt serves as a Member of the Defense Policy Board. Newt is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals. He also

teaches officers from all five services as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at the National Defense University. Newt serves on the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1999, Gingrich was appointed to the United States Commission on National Security/21st Century, the Hart/Rudman Commission to examine our national security challenges as far out as 2025. The Commission's report is the most profound rethinking of defense strategy since 1947. Newt Gingrich is Chairman of the Gingrich Group, a communications and consulting firm that specializes in transformational change, with offices in Atlanta and Washington, DC . He serves as General Chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future (www.americansolutions.com), is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and is an Honorary Chairman of the NanoBusiness Alliance. He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista. The Gingrich family includes two daughters, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren.

LtGen (Ret) John F. GoodmanTitle: Director of the Center of Excellence for Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Lieutenant General (Ret) John F. Goodman is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (COE). The Center for Excellence is a Department of Defense organization that promotes excellence in international disaster preparedness and management, humanitarian response, and peacekeeping operations. LtGen (Ret) Goodman entered the Senior Executive Service on October 14, 2008 following 41 years of active military service in the United States Marine Corps. His last military assignment was as the Commanding General of United States Marine Forces Pacific. General Goodmans possesses extensive knowledge into contingency response, preparedness planning and operations, and international disaster preparedness efforts. He has led or participated in more than ten disaster response and humanitarian support operations in Vietnam, Kuwait, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the recent response to Cyclone Nargis in Burma. In addition to his operational experience, General Goodman served as the Director of the Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting, the Director of the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Program, and the Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy at the United States Southern Command, United States Korea Command, Combined United StatesRepublic of Korea Command and United Nations Command Korea. Additionally, he served as Chief of Staff for the United States Southern Command. General Goodman also led the development of U.S. Pacific Commands Consequence Support Force 503 functional support plan to address the United States military response to the threat of an Avian Influenza Pandemic outbreak. General Goodmans personal military awards include the Navy-Marine Corps Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit with two stars, the Soldiers Medal, the Bronze Star with Combat V, the Purple Heart, the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Army Good Conduct Medal. A native of Sacramento, CA, he has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Arizona State University. He is also a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Marine Corps War College. His experience includes playing intercollegiate football and baseball, as well as professional football for the New Orleans Saints prior to entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1971. General Goodman is married to the former Gayle Stevenson, and they have three sons and two grandchildren.

Brig Gen (R), Thomas O. FlemingTitle: Independent Consultant Thomas O. Fleming retired from the Air Force as a brigadier general in 1997. During his 28-year career as a fighter pilot and staff officer, he served as a joint operational and politico-military planner in Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific. General Fleming commanded Air Force F-16 fighter units at squadron and wing level and served on the United States Joint Staff and U.S. Pacific Command staff. In his two years at the U.S. Pacific Command, he was PACOMs senior U.S. Air Force officer and served as the Deputy for Strategic Planning and Policy. In this capacity, he chaired or co-chaired over 15 bilateral conferences and facilitated the development and implementation of U.S. military strategy, policy and operational planning in the AsiaPacific Region. Since his retirement, he has served as a consultant on international security issues for the Joint Staff, U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Air Force, the Center of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, the Institute for Defense Analyses, and various other government agencies. General Fleming has extensive experience in complex joint operations, Asia-Pacific security matters, and the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. He frequently speaks on and has moderated numerous high-level conferences on these subjects. Other areas of expertise include civil-military cooperation in disaster relief operations, information management and decision support methodology, and the development and conduct of seminar games and politico-military exercises. In the past five years, he has facilitated or moderated over 50 major seminar games and conferences, typically involving general and flag officers and civilian equivalents. He guided an assessment of infrastructure vulnerability to terrorist attack following the events of 11 September 2001 and was instrumental in establishing PACOMs Joint, Interagency Coordination Group in response to the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster. General Fleming coordinated PACOM staff panning in response to the 1996 Taiwan Straits crisis. Since 2003, he led five after-action review teams for Taiwans annual national defense exercise, including the presentation of results to the Minister of National Defense and Chief of Taiwans General Staff. General Fleming holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master of Business Administration from Central Michigan University, a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a Juris Doctor degree from Concord University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the National Security Leadership Course at Syracuse University and the Johns Hopkins University. He is married with two grown children and currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Dr. Greg BartonTitle: Professor, Monash University Expertise: Islam; Indonesian Social Movements; JI

Dr Greg Barton joined at Monash University as the Herb Feith Research Professor for the Study of Indonesia in January 2007, based in the school of Political and Social Inquiry (PSI) in the Faculty of Arts. At Monash Greg is Acting Director of the Centre for Islam and the Modern World and Deputy UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Int