guests

Judy Meschel

Judy Meschel is a producer for local PBS station WETA. She produces WETA Arts, a half-hour magazine-style show featuring local art and artists, and Around Town, interstitial guides to local theater, museums and films. Her personal connection to Seder (the rituals observed at Passover) and masochism? She co-writes her own Haggadah (the book that lists…

Carletta S. Hurt

Carletta S. Hurt, founder and lead producer at IKAM Productions, is an award-winning producer, passionate educator, and fierce youth advocate. Her film credits include JACQUELINE AND JILLY (feature), THE CATCHER (short), WATER IN A BROKEN GLASS (feature), JACKIE (short), REMEMBER THE TITANS, and DRUMLINE. Carletta has worked at TBS and Cartoon Network during her early days.…

Alberto Fierro Garza

Alberto Fierro Garza is the current Counselor for Culture and Education at the Mexican Embassy to the United States and Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute. He is a member of Mexico´s Diplomatic Corps since 1993. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he has served as Director General for Educational and Cultural Cooperation and…

Ric Esther Bienstock

Ric Esther Bienstock is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker best known for her groundbreaking investigative documentaries. Her films, including “The Accountant of Auschwitz”, “Tales From the Organ Trade”, “Sex Slaves“, “Ebola: Inside an Outbreak” (aka “Plague Fighters”), “Boxing: In and Out of the Ring”, “Penn & Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour” and “Ms. Conceptions”, have screened…

Jason Dick

Jason Dick is deputy editor at Roll Call and host of its Political Theater Podcast. He was previously the editor of National Journal Daily and a staff writer and editor at Greenwire. An Arizona native, he is the author of the book “Under the Dome.” He lives on Capitol Hill.

James Kirchick

James Kirchick is a visiting fellow in the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe and Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution. A widely published journalist, he is author of “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age” (Yale, 2017), a columnist for Tablet Magazine, and a…

Alan Zilberman

Alan Zilberman is the film editor for Brightest Young Things, an online nightlife and culture magazine based out of Washington, DC. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, Slate, The Atlantic, Indiewire, The Week, Las Vegas Weekly, and other outlets. He is a member of the Washington Area Film Critic…

Daniel F. Amselem

Daniel F. Amselem is a Spanish filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in the industry, mainly in script writing, film production and direction. He has worked for advertising and film production companies from Spain, U.K., France, Germany, USA and China. Occasionally, he teaches and conducts workshops about filmmaking at the University and at the…

Yolanda Savage-Narva

Yolanda Savage-Narva has devoted her professional career to helping people live their best and most healthy lives.  For a little over 20 years, Yolanda’s has collaborated with Tribal governments to strengthen public health systems, promoted pedestrian safety and advocacy and coining the phrase, “Walking is a Civil Right” and advancing health equity in states ad…

Katrin Sieg

Dr. Katrin Sieg is Professor of German jointly affiliated with the BMW Center for German and European studies and the German Department at Georgetown University. She holds a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research focses on German and European culture, postcolonial and critical race studies, and feminist studies. The author…