Scholars

Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute.
Demographer in Residence, The Stimson Center
Richard Cincotta is a demographer whose research has focused on the demographic transition’s influences on political, institutional and environmental conditions. He is the demographer-in-residence at the Stimson Center, and (most notably) has served as Director of Social Science and Demographic Programs in the National Intelligence Council’s Long Range Analysis Unit (2006-09) and as an...
Former Senior Vice President, American Electronics Association
William Krist is currently a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.  For the past three years he has been working on a book on U.S. trade policy including its impact on economic development, the environment, U.S. foreign policy, and employment here in the United States.  It is expected that a draft of the book will be completed in early 2012.In addition to his...
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...
Freelance Journalist
As a journalist with 14 years of experience, Palmer has reported almost exclusively on climate change, the environment, and business sustainability since 2008. Her work has appeared in publications such as Slate Magazine, Nature Climate Change, The Guardian, Yale E360, The Yale Forum, Scientific American, and The New York Times, among many others. She is a professional member of the Society of Env...
Former President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC)
John W. Sewell is a Senior Scholar at The Wilson Center. His current research analyzes how globalization has affected American national interests in the developing world and the changes in U.S. development policy that are needed to deal with the challenges of the 21st Century. He has recently published a Wilson Center policy paper entitled "The Realpolitik of Ending Poverty: An Action Plan fo...

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