On Ideas Members
Lee Cullum, a nationally respected commentator on the Newshour with
Jim Lehrer (PBS) and All Things Considered (NPR), is a syndicated
columunist based at the Dallas Morning News. In addition, she hosts
Conversations, a series of half hour interviews with major newsmakers
on public television in Dallas-Fort Worth. She also offers political
commentary for the CBS affiliate there. Cullum serves on the board
of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International
Policy. She also belongs to the Inter-American Dialogue and the American
Council on Germany, and is a fellow of the Dallas Institute for the
Humanities and Culture. Formerly, Cullum was editor of the editorial
page of the Dallas Times Herald.
Stuart A. Kauffman
Member of the Santa Fe Institute, Kauffman, author of At Home in the
Universe (1995), is one of the world's leading thinkers on self-organization
and the science of complexity as applied to biology. Kauffman also
consults with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and is on the editorial
boards of several prestigious professional publications. He has international
patents pending on DNA, RNA, and peptides, polypeptides or proteins
by recombinant DNA techniques. Among his many honors, Kauffman is
a MacArthur Fellow. Formerly a professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he holds BA
degrees from Dartmouth College and Oxford University and received
his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco.
N. Scott Momaday
Navarre Scott Momaday is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of fiction
and a widely exhibited artist. He currently holds the post of Regents
Professor of English at the University of Arizona. Momaday has written
many books and is himself the subject of a book by Charles Woodard.
He has illustrated four of his own books and two by other authors.
Momaday holds honorary doctorates from eleven universities, including
Yale. The son of Kiowa artist Alfred Morris Momaday and writer Natachee
Scott, Momaday grew up on Navajo, Apache and Pueblo Indian reservations
in the American Southwest. He received a BA from the University of
New Mexico and an MA and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Walter Shapiro is a regular columnist for USA Today as well as Esquire's
chief White House correspondent. Formerly a senior writer for Time
Magazine, he was Time's top political writer, having covered both
the 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns. Shapiro has been a general
editor at Newsweek, a reporter for the Washington Post, the editor
for the Washington Monthly and a reporter with the Congressional Quarterly.
Shapiro is currently writing a book on President Clinton's foreign
policy. In addition, he was elected as a Fellow with with the US-Japan
Society in 1991-92. Shapiro holds a BA from the University of Michigan.