Society and Culture Experts

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...
Visiting Research Professor, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore; Former Minister for Women’s Affairs (January to December 2011), Government of 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...
Director, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, NY
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...
Supreme Court Correspondent, New York Times
Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Professor of Political Science, Mohyla National University, Kyiv
Cowden Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Arizona State University
Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park
EducationM.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization, Brown University; B.A. in Philosophy, Barnard CollegeHonorsFulbright Senior Scholar, Germany, 2009; Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, 2005-6; Shelby Cullom Davis Center Fellowship, Princeton University, 1995-96; Social Politics recognized by Library Journal as one of "10 Best New Journals of 1994"; Fulbright Scholar Abroad, Sweden, 1994; Nati...
Associate Professor of Russian, Languages and Cultures, United States Naval Academy
Catherine O’Neil is Assistant Professor of Russian at the United States Naval Academy. Her scholarship focuses on Russian imperial politics and literature in the period of Romanticism. Her previous publications include a monograph on Pushkin and Shakespeare (With Shakespeare’s Eyes, 2003) and several articles on Russian, English and Polish romanticism. She has also published several tr...

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