Society and Culture Experts

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...
Independent scholar
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...
PhD Candidate, Seoul National University
Chong Min Kim is a PhD candidate and a lecturer of Graduate International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University (SNU) and a Global PhD Fellow of National Research Foundation. She is a BA in Economics at SNU, and MA in International Studies at GSIS SNU. Her article "The U.S.'s Economic Disengagement Policy and Korea's Industrial Transformation: Implications of the Textile Disputes...
Senior Fellow, Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
Wojciech Konończuk is a senior scholar at the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Warsaw, Poland, where he is head of the Department for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. His professional interests include political and economic situation in Eastern Europe, energy policy and Russian energy sector. Prior to joining OSW in 2007, Kononczuk was an analyst and co-ordinator of Belarusian and Ukrainian proje...
Professor, Department of Politics, New York University
Arnaud Kurze is Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Montclair State University and also teaches at New York University. During 2009 and 2011 he was a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po Paris. In the past, he was the Publication & Web Editor at the Center for Global Studies (CGS) at George Mason University and Coordinator of CGS's "Human Rights, Justice & Democracy Project,"...
Visiting Research Professor, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore; Former Minister for Women’s Affairs (January to December 2011), Government of Tunisia
Lilia Labidi, an anthropologist and psychologist, is the author of many publications on the Arab world, treating subjects such as the history of the feminist movement, psychology and sexuality, the construction of identity, attitudes towards death, among others.  She has also organized a number of national and international conferences and exhibitions on gender issues. She has been profe...
Director, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, NY
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...
Supreme Court Correspondent, New York Times

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