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Our Team

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Leadership

A.J. Manuzzi is Editor in Chief of the American Agora and a student of international relations and political science at American University. A.J. is a progressive primarily interested in human rights and nonproliferation abroad. Domestically, A.J. is interested in environmental policy, criminal justice reform, and gun policy reform. A.J. is originally from Indianapolis and can be found flying his W flag after a Chicago Cubs victory. He is in an Elizabeth Warren for President meme group.

Mark Lu is the Managing Editor of the American Agora. He is a registered Democrat from Cupertino, California, studies economics and constitutional law at American University, and focuses on campus affairs in his column. He is also an amateur fiction writer, a lover of film, a meme account owner, and a card-carrying member of the ACLU.

Anna Hickey is the Director of Administration for the American Agora. She is originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and is a progressive Democrat. She is studying Communications, Legal Studies, Economics, and Government (CLEG) at American University and is particularly interested in critiquing how the news media and politics pundits report on politics and political figures.

Lana Green (left) is Deputy Editor at Large for the American Agora. Lana is centrist with conservative economic views and liberal socio-cultural. She is most interested in legal issues including prison reform and constitutional law.

Dennis Marinovsky is a moderate social democrat and Deputy Editor at Large for the American Agora. The San Francisco Bay Area native studies Political Science and Public Relations at American University, and if he isn't sleeping or procrastinating on yet another research paper, you'll probably find him in Starbucks, nursing a chai latte and talking about In'n'Out.

Nawal Ali is Deputy Editor for Foreign Affairs for the American Agora and is from Texas. Nawal studies at American University, and he is interested in international relations and economics. He is socially liberal, fiscally conservative, and advocates for a strong, active American foreign policy.

Columnists

Kalissa Azooz is a proressive columnist for the American Agora. Kalissa is most interested in women's and LGBT rights, enivornmental issues, and healthcare.

Alex de Ramon is a small-government liberal from Pennsylvania and a columnist for the American Agora. Additionally, Alex has managed the American Agora podcast. He is a student of international relations at American University interested in foreign policy and governmental reform. For fun, Alex plays the euphonium.

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Brad de Ramón is a liberal columnist for the American Agora. Brad is a communications major at American University. Originally from Pennsylvania, Brad is most interested in environmental policy, health care policy, and urban development. Brad is also an advocate for music education and can often be found sorting other people's trash into the proper bins.

Christopher Fenn is a guest writer for the American Agora and served as a former Columnist, Managing Editor, and Director of Administration. Chris graduated with a BA in International Studies with a concentration in US Foreign Policy and National Security from American University. Chris is a moderate Republican, whose interests include cybersecurity, foreign policy, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction. In his free time, Chris is an avid sports fan, rooting for the New York Islanders and Villanova Basketball.

Ian Feagler is a columnist for the American Agora from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ian is a political centrist, stressing the importance of cross-partisan cooperation. Ian is majoring in political science, intending to focus on the relationship between political polarization and income and education disparities.

Hildana Ferede is a liberal columnist for the American Agora from Maryland. She is a political science major at American University. She takes an interest in social issues, public affairs and foreign policy.

Omkar Hosad is a columnist for the American Agora and a student at American University interested in education and civil rights. He is a democratic socialist from Tennesee

Nicholas Illuzzi is a Republican columnist for the American Agora. Nicholas is interested in American history and foreign policy, on which he takes a neoconservative stance. Nicholas studies international relations at American University, and he is originally from Long Island, New York.

Avery James is co-founder of the American Agora and currently a columnist. Avery is a moderate conservative from the San Francisco Bay Area who studies political theory and economics at American University. He is most interested in immigration, globalization, technology, and culture war topics. In his free time he enjoys procrastinating going to the gym and arguing Sam Huntington got more right than people appreciate.

Nicholas Kinberg is a columnist for the American Agora from Los Angeles. Nicholas is a foreign policy realist who studies political science and international relations at Washington University in St. Louis. Nicholas is interested in Middle East policy.

Chris O'Sullivan is a conservative libertarian columnist for the American Agora who studies international relations at American University. Chris is interested in foreign policy and national security, especially regarding east Asia.

Mason Peeples is a Political Science major from Los Angeles, California. Mason is a left-leaning political moderate who values political discourse between opposing ideals. Mason's interests include Public Affairs, Education, and Foreign Policy

Jonathan Wolfson is a libertarian socialist and a columnist for the American Agora. Jonathan attends American University and is interested in political theory and protest movements.

Bobby Zitzmann is co-founder of the American Agora and is currently a columnist. From St. Louis, he is a student of international relations and political science at American University in Washington, D.C. Bobby is a social democrat who is interested in US foreign policy, environmental issues, government reform, and international development. In his free time he likes to watch every minute of every Planet Earth series documentary.

Kevin Sciackitano is a columnist for the American Agora pursuing Interdisciplinary Studies in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government at American University. An Illinois native and democratic socialist, he is most interested in macroeconomic policy, foreign affairs, and issues of democracy and rights.