Meet Our Panelists
Ellen Bradbury was born in Louisville Kentucky and grew up in Los Alamos New Mexico where her father worked on the Manhattan Project. She went to school at Los Alamos, at attended college at the University of New Mexico. In graduate school, Yale University, she worked on the papers of Mable Dodge Luhan, an advocate of liberal causes. Her positions have included registrar atthe Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Curator of Primitive Art; Director Museum of Art, Museum of New Mexico, Director, Santa Fe Festival of the Arts, and founder and Director of Recursos de Santa Fe. Recursos is dedicated to the exploration of the cultures and environments of the Southwest. Ellen has written and lectured on the History of the Manhattan Project and Cold War for the Smithsonian and Santa Fe Institute.
Todd Greentree is a scholar and a practitioner with extensive political-military experience. A former U.S. Foreign Service Officer, he has served in five wars, beginning in El Salvador in the early 1980s. In Afghanistan, he was political-military advisor to two brigade task forces and Director of the Strategic Initiatives Group in Regional Command (South). Dr. Greentree has taught Strategy and Policy at the Naval War College and was a Visiting Scholar in the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a Research Associate with the Changing Character of War Centre at Oxford University and teaches International Relations at the University of New Mexico. His current writing project is a book titled The Blood of Others, about what the wars at the end of the Cold War in Angola, Central America, and Afghanistan have to do with us today. He resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Larry Johnson is an owner and founder of BERG Associates, LLC, which specializes in investigations of money laundering, product counterfeiting and terrorist finance. Mr. Johnson has provided training support to US military special operations forces since 1994. Prior to this he served in the State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism (1989-1993) and the Central Intelligence Agency (1985-1989). He is a graduate of the University of Missouri and a Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Johnson may be the only formerly registered Republican to give the Democrats national Saturday radio address in defense of his friend and former colleague, Valerie Plame.
Sherry Thompson is the co-author, with her sister Jenny, of a biography of their father, The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E Thompson, America’s Man in Cold War Moscow, released this past spring by Johns Hopkins University Press. Before retiring to finish the book, she was a non-profit executive, which included overseeing the current Young Arts program for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She then came to New Mexico to work as program officer and executive director of the Thaw Charitable Trust. Sherry was a founding member of the New Mexico School for the Arts and currently sits on the Sheltering Committee of the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine.