United States Experts
Former Senior Economic Analyst, U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada
Laura Dawson is the President of Dawson Strategic and provides advice to business on cross-border trade, market access and regulatory issues. From 2008 to 2011 she served as senior advisor on U.S.-Canada economic affairs at the United States Embassy in Ottawa. Some of the recent initiatives she has worked on are the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council, the Border Vision Strategy, and the bi...
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Director, Center for University Scholars, and Professor of Political Science, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi
My career in higher education has spanned 25 years and has included opportunities to teach, conduct research, and contribute to the betterment of society through research and service learning. After receiving the Ph.D. in Political Science from UW-Madison, I was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Maryland-College Park in Public Policy. At College Park I worked on revisions o...
Investigative Reporter, Author, and Historian
Professor, Shippensburg University
Head of Economics of Science and Innovation Policy Division, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
Irina Dezhina's research interests are focused on modern Russian science policy and creation of the national inovation system. Her project at the Kennan Institute breaks away from the traditional focus on politics and society in civil society by reorienting attention to the sciences, a domain that has been shadowed by more public displays of civic identity.
Doctor, Higher School of Ecology and Biotechnology
Social Science Analyst, Soviet/East European Branch, Office of Research, U.S. Information Agency
Manning J. Dauer Eminent Scholar in Political Science, University of Florida
Coming of age in America during the 1960s, I was part of a generation of graduate students drawn to political science in the hope that studying politics would show us how best to change it. Leading scholars argued that American institutions were outmoded and impervious to reform. Congress, in particular, was too encumbered by seniority, poor party discipline, organizational fragmentation, and nonc...