Society and Culture Experts
Senior Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Civil Society, State University-Higher School of Economics, and former Chair, Russian Presidential Council for the Promotion of Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights
Formerly European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Technological Development, Directorate on Science, Economy and Society
Eleonore Pauwels is a public policy scholar with the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her primary focus is a comparative and critical analysis of the EU and US approaches towards the societal governance of synthetic biology. She is also examining the challenges that new forms of biotechnology pose for political and public policy org...
Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Subjects Balkan Region
Assistant Professor of Sociology, East Carolina University
Dr. Susan C. Pearce research concerns the relationships between culture and politics, with a focus on marginalized groups. She earned her PhD in Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York; her dissertation consisted of a participant observation of the movement to protect the colonial-era New York African Burial Ground.Susan has been on the faculties of so...
Research Fellow at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan
Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Florida
Fellow, New America Foundation; Contributor, The New York Times Magazine
Falah Shakarm is a lawyer and currently the Iraqi Project Coordinator for WADI, an international NGO working for empowering civil society and human rights, where he manages projects about women and youth and campaign to stop female genital mutilation on an Iraq and Middle East level. In 2013 he wrote the first draft of law for combating FGM which was submitted to the Iraqi Parliaments. Falah serve...
University Professor of History, George Mason University
Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Before moving to GMU in 2007 he was the Walter S. Dickson Professor of English and American History at Tufts University for 27 years. His recent book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (with Kai Bird) won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for biography, the National...
Co-Founder, Aie Serve
Abbas Sibai is from Beirut Lebanon, part of Leaders of Democracy Fellows Program at Maxwell School, Syracuse University NY. He is passionate about creating new initiatives related to active youth participation, environment and health issues. Lately he developed "Live Love Beirut" a crowd source platform for youth mobilization in Lebanon. He is also Program Manager and Communications cons...