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  • Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany; Former German Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2006 to May 2008 and to the United States from 2001 to 2006.
  • 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...
  • Fomer Macedonia Project Director, International Crisis Group
  • Senior Editorial Writer, Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Samuel J. Kessler received his BA from New York University and MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. His scholarship focuses primarily on nineteenth-century responses to Enlightenment and the history of science. He also works on topics in postmodern theory (Foucaul...
  • Lecturer in Modern History, and Associated Researcher Priority Program Asia and Europe, University of Zurich; Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Fribourg
    Ariane Knüsel is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Her research project analyzes political and economic relations between Switzerland and China in the Cold War with a particular focus on actors and networks. She is also a lecturer in Modern History at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and an associated researcher at the University of Zurich’s Priority...
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
    Angela Kocze, PhD is sociologist. Currently she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Wake Forest University. She is also research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology and affiliated research fellow at the Central European University, Center for policy Studies.  Dr. Kocze  has done several research mainly focused on social and legal inequalities of Roma...
  • Member, Public Finance Council, Portugal; Visiting professor, Central European University
    George Kopits is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where his primary research interest is the Euro debt crisis. He is also a member of Portugal’s Public Finance Council and visiting professor at the Central European University. In 2012-13, he chaired the OECD Reference Group on Independent Fiscal Institutions and participated in Peru’s Commission...
  • Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park
    Piotr H. Kosicki is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland in College Park. He specializes in the transnational history of 20th-century Europe, focusing particularly on religion, politics, and the history of ideas. Other topics of research interest include the thought and politics of John Paul II, the Catholic Church’s place in the global Cold War, European historical m...
  • Director, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), Germany
    Ludger Kühnhardt (1958) is Director at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) at Bonn University and Professor of Political Science at Bonn University, Germany. He worked as journalist, served as speechwriter for German Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker, was Professor of Political Science at Freiburg University and visiting professor at prestigious universities around the world.T...

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