Society and Culture Experts
Visiting Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University (2015)
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.
Chair and Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Poet, journalist, and writer; author of Assassins of the Turquoise Palace
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...
Senior Fellow, Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
Wojciech Konończuk is a senior scholar at the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Warsaw, Poland, where he is head of the Department for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. His professional interests include political and economic situation in Eastern Europe, energy policy and Russian energy sector. Prior to joining OSW in 2007, Kononczuk was an analyst and co-ordinator of Belarusian and Ukrainian proje...
Professor, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Lilia Labidi, an anthropologist and psychologist, is the author of many publications on the Arab world, treating subjects such as the history of the feminist movement, psychology and sexuality, the construction of identity, attitudes towards death, among others. She has also organized a number of national and international conferences and exhibitions on gender issues. She has been profe...