Coit D. Blacker is deputy director and senior fellow at Stanford University's Institute for International Studies. During the first Clinton administration, he served as special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs and senior director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council.
John Boli is professor of sociology at Emory University. A native Californian and graduate of Stanford University, he has published extensively on the topics of world culture and global organizations, education, citizenship, and state power and authority in the world polity. His books include The Globalization Reader, Constructing World Culture: International Nongovernmental Organizations Since 1875, and Institutional Structure: Constituting State, Society, and the Individual. His current projects include a book on the origins, structuration, and consequences of world culture since 1850, and a longitudinal study of the impact of world-cultural trends on transnational corporations.
Thomas C. Heller is the Shelton Professor of International Legal Studies at Stanford University Law School and senior fellow at Stanford University's Institute for International Studies. He currently writes about and teaches international and comparative economic law, legal theory, and law and political economic development. His principal preoccupation for the past seven years has been the evolution of international environmental regimes, both as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and as a lawyer