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Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Audrey L. Altstadt is author of dozens of articles on Azerbaijan's history, politics and culture, and forthcoming book, Culture Wars in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920-1940. She has worked in Azerbaijani archives since 1980 and consulted with the US Foreign Service, Radio Liberty, US Institute of Peace, the CSCE, Freedom House. She earned her PhD from the University of Chicago and received an honorary...
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward's University
Dr. Sharyl Cross was appointed Director of the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University beginning in September 2013.  From 2005-2013, Dr. Cross was Professor in the College of International & Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany. Prior to the Marshall Center, Dr. Cross was at the United States Air F...
Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Dept. of History, Georgetown University
Michael David-Fox is a historian of modern Russia and the Soviet Union and professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. After completing his A.B. at Princeton and his Ph.D. at Yale, David-Fox was a Research Scholar at the Kennan Institute and taught at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is Founding and Executive Editor of the scholarly journal Krit...
Professor of Civil and Family Law Chair, Moscow State Law Academy
Associate Professor, International and European Law Department, Kazan Federal University (Russia); Visiting Scholar at Washington College of Law, American University (2014-2015).
Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Reid Hamel is a demographer and food security analyst completing her Ph.D. in Demography at U.C. Berkeley. Her dissertation deals with the appropriate incorporation of voluntary family planning services into social safety net programs which aim to advance food security and resilience in Tajikistan and Niger. She recently designed and taught a new, intensive course, Global Population Growth and Foo...
Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College, Washington D.C.
Lead, Regional and Global Energy Issues; former Counselor for International Strategy, Chevron, and Co-editor, Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Wesleyan University
VICTORIA SMOLKIN-ROTHROCK is Assistant Professor of Russian History at Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut). She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley in 2010. Her publications include: “The Confession of an Atheist Who Became a Scholar of Religion”: Nikolai Semenovich Gordienko’s Last Interview,” Kritika (Summer 2014), and “The Ti...

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