Adam Allington

Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU)

Study Plan: Transportation and other development issues in the Midwest

Charlie Frago

Reporter, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Study Plan: Prosperity Gospel: how unscrupulous preachers fleece the poor around the world

Steve Friess

Freelance Writer, Newsweek, L.A. Weekly

Study Plan: The spread of Las Vegas-style gambling in China

McKenzie Funk

Freelance Writer, National Geographic, Rolling Stone

Study Plan: Economics: the growth paradigm

Vanessa Gezari

Freelance Writer, St. Petersburg Times, The Washington Post

Study Plan: The roots of Afghanistan's storytelling tradition

Julian Gorodischer

Editor-in-Chief, Ñ Magazine - Clarín (Buenos Aires)

Study Plan: Cultural chronicles and narrative writing

Evan Halper

Sacramento Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times

Study Plan: The race to dominate the green economy

Roger Harrabin

Environmental Analyst, BBC

Study Plan: Scarcity: how many rich people can the earth take?

Andrea Hsu

Producer, All Things Considered, NPR

Study Plan: Innovative approaches to healthcare awareness

Alencar Izidoro

Reporter, Folha de São Paulo

Study Plan: Urban centers and public transportation

Jung-wan Joo

Senior Reporter, JoongAng Ilbo (Seoul)

Study Plan: Changes in the financial markets after the 2008 global financial crisis

Susanne Koelbl

Foreign Correspondent, Der Spiegel (Berlin)

Study Plan: Syria and its relationship with its neighbors

Marcelo Leite

Opinion Editor, Folha de São Paulo

Study Plan: Economic history and the position Brazil holds among the BRIC countries

Tim Marchman

Freelance Writer, The Wall Street Journal,

Study Plan: Sports as cultural expressions

Phillip Morris

Metro Columnist, (Cleveland)

Study Plan: The role of social media in creating social change

Sarah Robbins

Senior Producer, BBC Word News America

Study Plan: The economy of Brazil

Aisha Sultan

Home/Family Editor and Columnist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Study Plan: Raising children in a digital world

Katie Zezima

Reporter and New England Bureau Manager, The New York Times

Study Plan: Prescription drug abuse