Society and Culture Experts
Visiting Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University
Nicole Eaton received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013, with an emphasis on Modern European, Soviet, and German history. She has been a research fellow at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University and will be teach Russian history as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University in the Spring of 2015.
Managing Director, Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation, Finland
Jannica Fagerholm is the Managing Director of Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation - a private charitable foundation that supports medicine and upholds an art museum. She has previously worked within banking, insurance and asset management, most recently as MD of SEB Gyllenberg Private Bank and member of SEB (Scandinaviska Enskilda Bankens) Global Private Banking Board.Jannica Fagerholm serves on t...
Chair and Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Writer and Journalist; New York Times Contributor
Writer and journalist, Roya Hakakian works in film and print. Her reportage has been featured on network television, including cbs 60 minutes. Her opinions and essays appear in time, the New York Times, and the NPR’s weekend edition among others. She also serves on the editorial board of World Affairs. Her poetry in Persian has been translated and appear in anthologies, including the Pen ant...
Associate Professor of History & International Affairs, George Washington University
Professor Harrison studied at Harvard and Columbia and has taught at George Washington University since 1999 where she served as Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies from 2005-2009. She has published books and articles on the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, Germany and Russia, been an invited speaker in many countries and appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, the BBC, the History Cha...
Professor, University of Maryland School of Law
Senior Researcher, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education
Marianna Merritt and Donald S. Matteson Distinguished Professor Emerita, Washington State University
Birgitta Ingemanson is a literary scholar and historian first trained at the Universities of Stockholm and Leningrad, then, for graduate work, at Princeton University. She has taught Russian studies (literature, culture, cinema) for several decades and is now, as a Professor Emerita at Washington State University in Pullman (WA), a “detective” of the letters of Eleanor Lord Pray from a...
Researcher, University of Zurich; Head of Continuing Education, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research (IPMZ).
Dr. Erik Jentges is an interdisciplinary researcher working on social theory and political communication. He received his doctorate in sociology in 2009 at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. As a senior teaching and research associate in the mass communication and media studies department, he has been affiliated with the NCCR Democracy at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Research interests...