Experts

  • Former Foreign Service Officer and US Ambassador to Ivory Coast
    Retired State Department South Asia Specialist and U.S. Ambassador to The Ivory Coast 
  • Chief Foreign Correspondent, Sunday Times of London
    Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents. Educated at Oxford and Harvard, she is an expert on Afghanistan and Pakistan which she has reported on since 1987. Known for her passionate storytelling combined with depth of knowledge, she has won numerous awards including five times being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year and Europe’s top war reporting prize, t...
  • Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment and a member of the House of Representatives from the Liberal Democratic Party
    Hideki Makihara is Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment and a member of the House of Representatives from the Liberal Democratic Party. He is a member of the Lower House’s foreign affairs and budget committees. Makihara is also Commissioner of the Japanese Diet’s Special Committee on Nuclear Plant Accident Research. Prior to his election as a member of the House...
  • Senior Journalist, Australia
  • Former Senior US Diplomat and Specialist in South Asia and West Africa. Ambassador to Pakistan (1998-2001); Ambassador to Bangladesh (1990-93); Chief of Mission in Liberia (1995-98); Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development (1985-90)
    William B. Milam is a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Although his research and publications while at the Wilson Center have concentrated on South Asia, his current research focuses on Liberia and the efforts of this former failed state to balance political and economic reconstruction with justice and reconciliation.Before joining the Wilson Center, he was a...
  • Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University; Former Professor of National Security Policy, National War College and Former Faculty Fellow, Institute for National and Strategic Studies, National Defense University
  • Professor of Law, Emory University
    Teemu Ruskola is Professor of Law at Emory University. His scholarship addresses questions of legal history and theory from multiple perspectives, comparative as well as international, frequently with China as a vantage point. After graduating from Yale Law School, Ruskola worked as an attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Emory, he was prof...
  • Director of Mehergarh: A Center for Learning
  • Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS) and Director, Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, University of California at Berkeley
  • Retired Senior Official, Indian Administrative Service, India

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