Professor, Department of History, Sonoma State University
Bittner is Professor of History at Sonoma State University in California. He received his BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and his PhD from the University of Chicago.
Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, New York University, Abu Dhabi
Having first studied African languages and history at Moscow State University, Georgi Derluguian saw his first war in Mozambique in the 1980s. Having returned from Africa to Moscow in 1989, he saw with astonishment that parts of the unraveling Soviet Union were rapidly coming to resemble the Africa's politics of corruption as well as its civil wars. Georgi's first-hand study of S...
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.
Associate Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut
Research Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Sarah Garding completed her doctoral degree in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. Her dissertation, which examines diaspora political incorporation policies in the postcommunist space, draws on 16 months of fieldwork in Armenia, Croatia, and Serbia, as well as short-term fieldwork in diaspora communities in Canada, the United States, and Germany. She received her...
Edward Holland’s research interests include questions of political and cultural change for Russia’s national minorities since the breakup of the Soviet Union. He recently received his PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His dissertation, which was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Association of American Geographers, was about religious belief a...
Counselor for International Strategy, Chevron Corporation; Chairman, Eurasia Foundation; Former White House NIS Ombudsman and Counselor to U.S. Department of Commerce
Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Lauren McCarthy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachuestts Amherst. Before that, she completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation about law enforcement practice on human trafficking won the 2012 Corwin Award from the American Political Science Association for the Best Dissertation in Public Law. Her research focuses on huma...
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