Ron Mortensen, Ph.D., is a U.S. Air Force veteran, a retired Foreign Service Officer and a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies.  He was on the White House Advance Team that prepared and administered the Reagan-Gorbachev meetings in Reykjavik which marked the beginning of the end of the cold war, Ron was recognized for courage by the U.S. Department of State during a crisis in Chad and continues to respond to humanitarian crises around the world.  He is active in Utah politics and spends considerable time on state legislative issues.