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Elliot Ackerman

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Elliot Ackerman, author of the critically acclaimed novel Green on Blue, is based out of Istanbul, where he has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2013. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories. He is both a former White House Fellow and a Marine, and has served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart.

Bruce Cannon Gibney

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Bruce Gibney is a writer and venture capitalist and the author of "A Generation of Sociopaths," about Baby Boomers and their role in American stagnation (coming Mar. 7, 2017) . He also wrote of "What Happened To The Future? ", an influential essay about the origins of America's technological stagnation.

Bruce has worked at a hedge fund and as a partner at one of Silicon Valley's leading venture firms, Founders Fund. His personal and fund investments included early stakes in PayPal, Palantir Technologies, now one of the world's biggest start-ups, Lyft, Elon Musk's...