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James S. Denton

James Denton is the Publisher and Editor of the online news and commentary website WorldAffairsJournal.org, and Co-director of the Transatlantic Renewal Project. He previously directed Freedom House and Heldref Publications. In a consulting capacity, he has represented Lech Walesa and Prime Ministers Viktor Orban of Hungary and Zoran Djindjic of Serbia, the OSCE, the National Democratic Institute, RIA Novosti, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. He served in the US Navy as an anti-submarine warfare and communications officer as well as in special operations. He has two perfect daughters and resides in Washington, DC.



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Caroline Lalonde-Hanna

Caroline Lalonde-Hanna is the Managing Editor of WorldAffairsJournal.org and the Communications Director for the organization. She formerly worked for a management solutions consultant, and in a direct marketing and publishing company. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Women’s Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Azalia Stephens

Azalia Stephens is the Director of Administration and the Financial Manager at World Affairs. She was previously the Director of Finance at Heldref Publications. She received her B.B.A. in Accounting from Howard University.

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Lorne Craner

Lorne Craner is Co-Director of the Transatlantic Renewal Project and Founder of Redstone Global, a new risk practice focused on the political potential of grassroots individuals and movements in frontier markets. He was President of the International Republican Institute from 2004-’14 and from 1995-’01. He was Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the US Department of State from 2001-’04. Upon his departure he received the Distinguished Service Award, the Department’s highest honor, from Secretary Colin Powell. His other government service includes Director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs both in the George H.W. Bush administration. Craner’s career began on Capitol Hill, working for Senator John McCain and for Congressman Jim Kolbe.

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Rachel Sharer

Rachel Sharer is a Senior Communications and Editorial Intern for WorldAffairsJournal.org. She is currently studying International Affairs at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., with a minor in History. She previously worked at a nonprofit in Jerusalem, Israel, which worked with Ethiopian immigrants in the city. She has lived in several countries and traveled to many others, and is passionate about human rights and international development, particularly in Africa.