Caroline Espinosa is Deputy Director of Right on Crime at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Prior to coming to Right on Crime, she served at the U.S. Department of State on the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff. Espinosa was previously at the Texas Public Policy Foundation as its Director of Communications. Additionally, Espinosa was the Deputy Director of Communications at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) and Communications Director at the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM Thailand). Espinosa also spent nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, where she worked for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House Press Gallery, and as press secretary for a U.S. Senator.
Rana Siu Inboden is an associate with the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and a visiting scholar at The University of Texas at Austin. She serves as a consultant on human rights, democracy and rule of law projects in Asia for a number of non-governmental organizations. Her current research interests focus on international human rights, Chinese foreign policy, and evaluating the effectiveness of international human rights and democracy projects. Previously, she served in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Rana joined the State Department in 2000, serving at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, and in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research where she covered U.S.-China relations.
Aaron O'Connell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin and Faculty Fellow at the Clements Center. Previously, he served as Director for Defense Policy & Strategy on the National Security Council at the White House, where he worked on a range of national security matters including security cooperation and assistance, defense matters in Africa, significant military exercises, landmine and cluster munitions policy, and high-technology matters affecting the national defense, such as autonomy in weapon systems. He is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.