Jan Svejnar, Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration; and Professor of Economics and Public Policy; and former candidate for president of the Czech Republic. He is also a founder and Chairman of CERGE-EI in Prague (an American-style Ph.D.
Bruce Katz is one of the most prominent commentators on cities and urban policy in America. A former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, he heads The Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program and its varied research agenda on the challenges facing America's metropolitan regions. Katz has been in the trenches of urban policy making in the executive and legislative branches of government, and his informed commentaries are frequently featured on op-ed pages across the country.