Europe Experts

Chairman, Fiscal Council, Republic of Hungary Member, Public Finance Council, Portugal; Visiting professor, Central European University
George Kopits is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where his primary research interest is the Euro debt crisis. He is also a member of Portugal’s Public Finance Council and a member of the Commission on Strengthening the Macro-Fiscal Framework in Peru.From 2009 to 2011, Kopits served as the first chair of the Fiscal Council in Hungary—elected una...
Honorary Fellow, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford; Emeritus Professory of History, Ball State University
Dr. John Koumoulides, was a professor of history and administrator of the Greeek Studies and lecture program, which he founded, at Ball State Univeristy in Muncie, Indiana from 1968-2002. Since Januar 2003 he serves as an emritus professor at Ball State and Senior Scholar at the Wooodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He also serveson the Advisory Editorial Boards of The Cyprus Review a...
Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park
Professor Lampe has proceeded with two current book projects.  One, with Emeritus Professor Lenard Cohen, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver Canada,  Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans: From Postconflict Struggles Toward European Integration, was published in October 2011 by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The John Hopkins University Press....
Associate Professor, College of Charleston
Ellen and Dixon Long Professor of World Affairs, Case Western Reserve University
Kathryn Lavelle is the Ellen and Dixon Long Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University. Her research specializes in the politics of financial governance. The author of The Politics of Equity Finance in Emerging Markets (Oxford University Press, 2004); Legislating International Organizations: US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank (Oxford University Press, 2011); and Money and...
Independent Journalist
Ms. Lief is a journalist and media educator. From 1998 to 2012 she was the deputy director of the International Reporting Project (IRP) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She designed and directed programs and launched initiatives to engage reporters and editors in a wide range of issues, and to explore how technological change impacts international newsgathe...
Former Editor-in-Chief, Der Spiegel
Georg Mascolo was born October 26, 1964 in Stadthagen, Germany.He started working for the SPIEGEL Group back in 1988. He reported and produced features and documentaries for SPIEGEL TV, particularly covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent reunification of Germany.On November 9, 1989 Georg Mascolo and his camera team, Rainer März and Germar Biester, documented the historical moment...
M.A., University of Zurich
Adis Merdzanovic is a political scientist who has just finished his PhD thesis dedicated to "Imposed Consociational Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina" at the Departments for Political Science and Philosophy of the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland. His research focuses on constitutional order in divided post-conflict societies using the perspective of political theory, in particu...
Senior Editor in Chief, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

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