Brian Levin is the Director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernadino, where he specializes in the analysis of hate crime, domestic and international terrorism and related legal issues. In a recent blog for The Huffington Post, Brian advised against jumping to conclusions with regard to the Boston Marathon bombings before all of the evidence is analyzed.
Nicholas Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times whose book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is the inspiration behind a Facebook game called "Half The Sky Movement, The Game." It is billed as "A new Facebook adventure that raises awareness & funds to empower women & girls across the world."
Amy Holmes is the anchor of 'Real News' at The Blaze and previously served as a speechwriter to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. She regularly appears as a contributor and commentator for CNN.
Salman Rushdie is the author of Midnight's Children, the film version of which opens in New York City on April 26th and Los Angeles on May 3rd. He recently gave a lecture at the University of Colorado-Boulder titled "Public Event, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern World."
Colin Goddard joins the panel mid-show. He is the subject of the documentary 'Living for 32' and an advocate for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Since surviving the Virginia Tech shootings, Colin has become an outspoken advocate for gun safety. Last week, Colin appeared on 'Morning Joe' as part of a roundtable discussion with Vice President Joe Biden.