Democracy Experts

Masters Candidate, GSIS Yonsei University
A Master’s candidate at the Graduate School of International Studies Yonsei University, Hyo Won Shin currently focuses on the studies of International Security and Policy. Having spent 13 years of her childhood in Yangon, Myanmar, she has always been interested in the field of security and policy. Observing the political transition of Myanmar in 2011 from a military dictatorship to a civilia...
Former Senator (R-N.H.), Senior Policy Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Professor, Department of Philosophy and Social Political Sciences, Kyrgyz-Turkish University and Professor, Kyrgyz-Russian University
For more than ten years, Zhyldyz Urmanbetova has been researching democratic transition in Kygyzstan, tracing the influence of both Russia and the United States. She served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University in the 2009-2010 program year, studying this project in the context of globalization. She is the author of several monographs, including "Culture...
Researcher in Residence, American University
Alexander Wilde was from 2000-04 the Ford Foundation Vice President for Communications, with global responsibilities for three primary program areas and 12 overseas offices. He formerly directed Ford’s regional office in Santiago, Chile (1994-99), supporting innovative work in Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina. From 1987-93, he directed WOLA (the Washington Office on Latin America), an NG...
former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz spent more than three decades as a public servant, ambassador and educator, including 24 years in government service under seven U.S. presidents. In addition to three senior positions with the State Department, as Director of Policy Planning, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, he also served in the Defense Department during t...

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