Prof. Stephen S. Saideman is a Canadian professor who currently hold the Paterson Chair of International Affairs at Carleton University. He has written extensively on Canadian international relations and the nature of ethnic conflicts. His most recent work, co-authored with David Auerswald, NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone, focuses on interactions within the Alliance affected the situation in Afghanistan.
Prof. David S. Wright is a former Canadian diplomat who served as Ambassador to Spain between 1994 and 1997 and as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to NATO between 1997 and 2003. He currently works as a professor at the University of Toronto and also as a special advisor to Dale and Lesserman LLP.