Dr. Marie Mendras is a research fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Center for International Research and Study (CERI), and an International Affairs professor at Sciences Po in Paris. Previously, she was a full-time professor of Government at the London School of Economics, and has taught at Université Paris 1-Sorbonne, Université Paris 10-Nanterre, Université de Louvain/Leuven, École des Mines in Paris, and Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Prior to teaching, Dr. Mendras worked as a consultant at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Mendras is on the editorial board of the journals Esprit (Paris) and Pro et Contra (Moscow); her books include Russian Politics: the Paradox of a Weak State (2012). She holds a doctorate in Political Science from Sciences Po.
Dr. Andrew Moravcsik is the Founding Director of the European Union Program and a professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and on the Executive Committee of the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton. Prior to this, Dr. Moravcsik was a professor in the Department of Government and Harvard University, where he received his PhD in 1992. Since 2004 he has been a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and he currently serves as Book Review Editor (Europe) at Foreign Affairs. His books include The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht (1998) and European Union and World Politics (2013).
Dr. Ulrich Speck is currently a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels and a foreign policy columnist for Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Since 2009, he has edited the Global Europe Brief, a weekly EU foreign policy newsletter widely circulated among decision-makers in Brussels and other European capitals. From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Speck was an associate fellow at the Madrid-based think tank FRIDE. Prior to that he worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague and Brussels, and in 2006 he was a fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC. Dr. Speck received a PhD in Modern History from the University of Frankfurt am Main.
Dr. Angela E. Stent is Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is also a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on Post-Soviet Affairs. From 2004-2006 she served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. She has also served as a visiting professor at Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), where she was also a Fulbright Fellow. Her publications include Repairing US-Russian Relations: A Long Road Ahead (with Eugene B. Rumer), “Restoration and Revolution in Putin’s Foreign Policy”, and “Reluctant Europeans: Three Centuries of Russian Ambivalence toward the West.” Her latest book is The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century (2014). Dr. Stent received her PhD from Harvard University’s Department of Government.
Dr. Nelli Babayan is senior researcher and lecturer at the Center for Transnational, Foreign and Security Policy at Freie Universität Berlin, where she has also coordinated a work package of EU-FP7 TRANS-WORLD project. In 2005-2008 she worked for Core Media Support Program for Armenia implemented by IREX and funded by USAID, where she was Training Department Manager in 2006-2008. She has also been a visiting researcher and lecturer at the University of Tartu, ETH Zurich, and FRIDE Madrid. Her research and teaching interests include democratization/democracy promotion (by the US and the EU), transatlantic relations, post-Soviet politics, and internet politics. Her latest publications include “Democratic Transformation and Obstruction: EU, US, and Russia in the South Caucasus” (2015) and a special issue of the journal Democratization (2015, co-edited with Thomas Risse). She received her PhD in International Studies from the University of Trento, Italy (2012) and her MA in Political Science from the Central European University, Hungary (2005).
Dr. Christopher Miller is the Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University as well as a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He recently finished a book titled Collapse: The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy, and is currently working on several new projects examining Russian politics, economics and history. Dr. Miller’s other research interests include political economy, economic history, and financial history. He has served as a Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institute, a visiting researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, a Research Associate at the Brookings Institution, and as a lecturer at the New Economic School in Moscow. Publications include “Income Inequality and Public Policy” and “Economic Take Off or Great Leap Forward: Soviet Assessments of Chinese Economic Reforms during Perestroika.” He received his PhD and MA from Yale University and his BA in history from Harvard University.
Ivan Krastev is a political scientist and chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 2004, Mr. Krastev has been the executive director of the International Commission on the Balkans, which is chaired by Italian Interior Minister Giuliano Amato. Additionally, he is the director of the Open Century Project of the Central European University in Budapest. In 2006, he was awarded membership in the Forum of Young Global Leaders, a partner organization of the World Economic Forum. His latest books include: Shifting Obsessions: Three Essays on Politics of Anti-Corruption (2004) and The Anti-American Century (2006). Additionally, Mr. Krastev is the editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian edition of Foreign Policy.
Michael Barnett is University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, George Washington University since September 2010. Previously served as Stassen Chair of International Affairs, Hubert Humphrey School, and Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota, where he received his doctorate in 1989, and as a professor at the University of Wisconsin. He has been a Research Fellow at the Centre for Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; Visiting Researcher at the Center on International Cooperation at NYU, and Visiting Researcher at the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tel-Aviv University. His books include Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism (2012), co-edited with Janice Stein, The Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism (2011), and Rules for the World: International Organizations in World Politics (2004), with Martha Finnemore.
Clifford Bob is Professor and Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations, Department of Political Science and Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy, Duquesne University since 2012. Dr. Bob’s books include The Global Right Wing and the Clash of World Politics (2012) and The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism (2005). He received his doctorate in political science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and he has recently served as a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.
Michael Leigh is Senior Advisor to the German Marshall Fund of the United States since 2011. Dr. Leigh was Director-General DG Enlargement at the European Commission from 2006 to 2011 and as such served as chief European Union negotiator with candidate countries. From 2003 to 2006 he served as Deputy Director-General DG External Relations. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974 and has served as Visiting Professor of International Relations at the Bologna Center Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Lucian Leustean is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Programmes, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom since 2012. Dr. Leustean received his doctorate in Political Science from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2007. His books include The Ecumenical Movement and the Making of the European Community (2014), Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-First Century (2012, editor), Representing Religion in the European Union: Does God Matter? (2012, editor) and Orthodoxy and the Cold War. Religion and Political Power in Romania, 1947-65 (2008).
Nora Fisher Onar is a fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington and Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford. She taught International Relations at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul and has published numerous articles and book chapters in academic and policy fora. As an inaugural Ronald D. Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Fisher Onar wrote “From Model to Bystander and How to Bounce Back: Turkey, the Middle East, and the Transatlantic Alliance.” She received her doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford and holds masters and undergraduate degrees from Johns Hopkins SAIS and Georgetown University.
Anne Jenichen is Lecturer and Researcher, European Studies and Political Science, University of Bremen, since 2010. Dr. Jenichen received her doctoral degree from the Institute for Political Science at the University of Bremen on 2010. She is the author of Politische Innovation in internationalisierten Nachkriegskontexten – Bosnische Frauenrechtspolitik in vergleichender Perspektive (2012) and co-editor of “The Unhappy Marriage of Religion and Politics: problems and pitfalls for gender equality,” a special issue of Third World Quarterly (2010). She has served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institut d’Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels; project coordinator at the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation for the “Religion, Politics and Gender Equality Project” in Berlin; and Research Fellow at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) for the “Religion, Politics and Gender Equality Project” in Geneva.
Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London, Dr. Sarah Wolff has extensive research, training and consultancy experience in EU public policies, Justice and Home Affairs (JHA), migration and border management policies, as well as EU-Arab Mediterranean relations. Her latest monograph The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union’s Internal Security (Palgrave, 2012) builds upon fieldwork in Europe, Morocco, Egypt and Jordan. She also received the LISBOAN Research Award 2012 for her book ‘Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm’ (Asser, 2012; co-editors F. Goudappel and J. de Zwaan). Her current research focuses on EU engagement with Islamist political parties in North Africa. Dr. Wolff is also a Senior Research Associate Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations, blogs at http://sarahwolffeu.wordpress.com/, and tweets @drsarahwolff. She was acting director of the MSc in European Public Policy at UCL in 2011-2012. Before then, she worked in DG EuropeAid (European Commission) and as a parliamentary assistant in the European Parliament. Dr. Wolff holds a PhD in International Relations (LSE, 2009), an Msc in European Politics and Governance (LSE, 2004) and a BA in Public Administration (Science Po Grenoble, 1999).
Miklós Szánthó, graduated as a lawyer at Eötvös Lóránd University of Sciences of Hungary, is the managing director and head analyst of Center of Fundamental Rights, a Budapest-based legal research institute. Previously, Szánthó was a political analyst at a Budapest-based think tank and has contributed to several newspaper and political blogs. He also joined domestic and international research projects on the powers and limits of the executive or on higher-education policies in England. Szánthó’s core interest focuses on constitutional law, legal structures of the government and on election law. The Center he is leading – founded in 2013 – prepares assessments and research papers on the professional level regarding the functioning of rule of law and protection of fundamental rights in Hungary.
Merete Bilde is policy advisor at the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the European Union in Brussels. Prior to her current position, she worked in the Policy Unit of EU High Representative Javier Solana on issues related to political aspects of Islam and cross-cultural relations. She has been involved in a number of initiatives at the cross-section of religion and politics within the EU, including issues related to freedom of expression, freedom of religion or belief as well as the defamation debate. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, her work has focused heavily on the new political actors and the new regional dynamics at play, including between the new Middle East and the US and Europe. Prior to her current appointment, Merete Bilde served as a Danish diplomat.
Thomas Straubhaar is Director of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) and Professor of Economics at the University of Hamburg. Currently, he is also Director at the Hamburg European College, an institute for integration research of the University of Hamburg.
Mustafa Akyol is a Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, a columnist for Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News and the website Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East, and a monthly opinion writer for The International New York Times. His articles have also appeared in Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Financial Times and many other publications. He is the author of Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case For Liberty, published by W.W. Norton in July 2011. On Twitter, he is at @AkyolinEnglish.
Janice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and was the founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto (serving from 1998 to the end of 2014). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. Her most recent publications include Networks of Knowledge: Innovation in International Learning (2000); The Cult of Efficiency (2001); and Street Protests and Fantasy Parks (2001). She is a contributor to Canada by Picasso (2006) and the co-author of The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar (2007). She was the Massey Lecturer in 2001 and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate. She is an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, McMaster University, and Hebrew University.
Eric Germain (PhD) is a policy advisor at the Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy of the French Ministry of Defense. In 2009, he has been tasked with building up a newly founded program on religious and ethical issues to explore, inter alia, the challenges facing today’s military chaplaincy. Without compromising the neutrality of public administration, his function aims to facilitate a better understanding of the role played by religion in societal dynamics, being part of the increasing complexity of the global political environment. This roadmap was quickly extended to the ethical and societal dimensions of the new defence and security unmanned technologies. He was one of the founding members of the European branch of the International Society for Military Ethics. Dr. Germain studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po) and the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS). He later joined the Institute for the Study of Islam and Societies of the Muslim World (IISMM) where he conducted interdisciplinary research on Muslims in minority and diasporic contexts. Eric Germain co-edited the collective volume Islam in Inter-War Europe (Hurst, 2008) and published L’Afrique du Sud musulmane (Kathala, 2007) and several articles on religious or ethical issues; the most recent one, entitled “From a distant to a disembodied warfare: moral challenges of a globalized battlefield,” will be published in the 900th number of the International Review of the Red Cross.
Ambassador Dr. Klaus Scharioth served as German Ambassador to the United States from 2006-2011. He studied law in Bonn, Geneva and Freiburg, as well as international relations, international law, international finance and economics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government and holds M.A., M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. degrees in addition to the German Law Degree. In 1976 he joined the German Foreign Service. Since then he has held posts around the world, including Quito, Ecuador, the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York, Chef de Cabinet (director of the private office) to the NATO Secretaries General Wörner, Claes and Solana; but also in Germany as Head of the German Foreign Minister's staff and as Head of the North America and Security Policy Directorate. From 1999 to 2002 he headed the Political Directorate-General and was Political Director of the German Foreign Office. From 2002 until March 2006 Dr. Scharioth served as State Secretary, the highest civil service post in the German Foreign Office.
Dr. Heinrich Kreft is a career diplomat and currently Deputy Chief of Mission of the German Embassy in Madrid. Prior to this he was Ambassador and Director General for International Academic and Educational Relations and Dialogue among Civilizations in the German Foreign Ministry. Prior to this assignment he served as Senior Foreign and Security Policy Advisor in the German Bundestag (2006-2010). As diplomat he was stationed in La Paz (1988-91), in Tokyo (1991-94) and Washington D.C. (2002-04). In the Foreign Ministry he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff (in charge of the Americas, Asia and Economic Issues 1996-2001); Visiting Fellow at The Henry L Stimson Center (July-December 2001), at the Heritage Foundation (January – March 2002) and the Woodrow Wilson Center (April – June 2002) in Washington, D.C.; Senior Strategic Analyst and Deputy Head of the Policy Planning Staff of the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin (2004-06); Lecturer on International Politics. Numerous publications on major power political and economic relations; International Security; the Arab World; European, American and Asian political and economic affairs.
Evelyn Finger is the Religion Editor of the weekly German newspaper DIE ZEIT in Hamburg. She created a desk at DIE ZEIT for religion, ethics, and philosophy under the title of “Faith and Doubt” in 2010. Previously, she worked as literary critic and a Culture Editor at the paper, which she joined in 2000. She has also written about theater, politics, and history in divided Germany. In 2010 she taught “German Literature After the Fall of the Wall” at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born in East Germany and her degree from the University of Halle-Wittenberg is in Literature and Linguistics. Finger’s enduring interests are the politics of dictatorship and totalitarianism in the 20th century with particular emphasis on Nazi and Communist Germany.
Trine Flockhart is Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). Before joining DIIS she held positions as associate professor at universities in Australia, Denmark and Britain. Her research interests are focused on European Security, especially the EU and NATO, norms transfer and processes of change through intentional agent-led action. Her academic articles have appeared in journals such as International Relations, Journal of Common Market Studies and European Journal of International Relations. Her policy relevant work includes a number of DIIS Reports such as ‘After the Strategic Concept: Towards a NATO Version 3.0’ (2011), and a forthcoming report on Cooperative Security and NATO’s New Partnership Policy. Her most recent (2013) articles can be found in European Security, ‘NATO's nuclear addiction – 12 steps to ‘kick the habit’’ and in Contemporary Security Policy: ‘Why Europe Confounds IR Theory’. She is the editor of Socializing Democratic Norms: The Role of International Organizations for the Construction of Europe (Palgrave, 2005) and (with Norrie MacQueen) European Security after Iraq (Brill, 2006). Her latest publication is an edited volume (with Tim Dunne) Liberal World Orders, 2013 published through the British Academy and Oxford University Press.
Charles A. Kupchan is Whitney Shepardson senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is also professor of international affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University. Dr. Kupchan was director for European affairs at the National Security Council (NSC) during the first Clinton administration. Before joining the NSC, he worked in the U.S. Department of State on the policy planning staff. Prior to government service, he was an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. During 2006-2007, he was the Henry A. Kissinger Scholar at the Library of Congress and was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Christina Lin is a Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, focusing on China's increasing footprint in the Mediterranean Basin and on ways that China, NATO, and U.S. allies can cooperate to resolve regional security issues. She is a former visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and was selected as a 2011 National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Dr. Lin has extensive U.S. government experience, having served at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, the Department of State, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the federally funded Institute for Defense Analyses. Her foreign policy portfolio included defense planning; Chinese military strategy and the militarization of its energy security policy; regional security architecture such as the NATO Global Partnership and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization; and dual-use strategic industries related to the EU arms embargo on China. Prior to entering government service, she worked in the private sector at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs in London. A widely published analyst in Germany, Israel and the U.S., Dr. Lin has been a key author of the annual China file for Jane's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Intelligence Centre at IHS Jane's, and her papers have been cited in publications such as the Korea Herald, Asia Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, UPI, CNN, Gulf News, Hurriyet Daily, PBS Tehran Bureau and Jerusalem Post. She has a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A., University of California, Irvine. She speaks Taiwanese, Mandarin Chinese, and French (basic).
Lanxin Xiang is Professor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva where he has been a faculty member since 1996. Professor Xiang was previously Associate Professor at Clemson University, United States. He held the Kissinger Chair of Foreign Policy and International Relations (2003-2004) at the Library of Congress, United States. He founded the Trilateral Forum for top-level policy-makers to discuss China. He was a McArthur Foundation Fellow in Germany (1989), and Olin Fellow at Yale University (2003). Professor Xiang has held chairs at Fudan University in Shanghai and China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing. He is a contributing editor for the publication Survival at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, and Dushu Magazine in Beijing. His main research focus is East Asia, foreign and security policies, and modern China. His main publications include: Tradition and Chinese Foreign Relations, The Origins of the Boxer War (2003, Chinese version nominated for national book awards), Recasting the Imperial Far East (2005), and Mao’s Generals (1998). Professor Xiang received his PhD from The Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
Bartlomiej Nowak is a political scientist; he holds a PhD in economics and completed his executive studies at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is chair of international relations department at the Vistula University in Warsaw, where he teaches the courses on global governance and international political economy. Nowak was an Executive Director at the Center for International Relations (Warsaw, 2010-2013). Previously he was working in the European Parliament (Brussels-Strasburg, 2004-2009) as a head of cabinet of EP Vice-President, Janusz Onyszkiewicz, and as a political advisor to Polish parliamentary delegates to the Convention on the Future of Europe (2002-2003). During Poland’s accession process to the EU Nowak was a member of governmental National Council of European Integration and member of the program board of Initiative YES in Referendum.
Patrick W. Quirk is an expert in conflict management/mitigation, democracy assistance, and foreign aid. Dr. Quirk was formerly a management associate in conflict management and mitigation at Creative Associates International. He co-authored Best Practices in Electoral Security: A Guide for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Programming for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and contributed to the design and writing of the Electoral Security Framework Handbook for USAID. He has designed and managed democracy assistance and conflict management programs in more than 16 countries for U.S. and European donors. Dr. Quirk’s research focuses on strategic security as it relates to alliances, weak states, and democracy assistance. He is the author of The Power of Dignity: A Framework to Explain Source and Degree of Participant Engagement in Social Movements (2008). He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in international affairs from American University, and received his bachelor’s from Bates College.
Yannos Papantoniou is President of the Centre for Progressive Policy Research. In 1994 he became Minister of National Economy, and from 1996 Minister of National Economy and Finance. During his seven and a half year tenure Papantoniou shaped and implemented policies aimed at the convergence of the Greek economy to the European economies and the accession of Greece to the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). In 1999, Papantoniou was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In 2001 Yannos Papantoniou became Minister of National Defence and promoted organizational reforms aimed at streamlining command structures, improving efficiency and reducing costs. He was Visiting Senior Fellow in the Hellenic Observatory within the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science for the academic year 2009-10. In 2010 he was awarded the Davignon Fellowship by Friends of Europe. In 2011 he became a Member of GLG Councils, Gerson Lehrman Group, a US-based research group.
Ash Jain, a former member of the State Department’s policy planning staff, is a nonresident fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a consultant with the Eurasia Group. He is also serving as executive director for the Project for a United and Strong America – a task force of bipartisan foreign policy experts outlining a blueprint for a new national security strategy. Jain previously served as a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, an adviser with the White House Office of Global Communications, and counsel with the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. His published articles and commentary have appeared in various news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, the Hill, Fox News, C-Span, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting, Australian Broadcasting, and FRANCE 24. Jain has a BA in political science from the University of Michigan and a JD/MS in foreign service from GeorgetownUniversity.
Emma Bonino served as vice president of the Italian Senate during the previous legislature. First elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies in 1976 with the Radical Party, she has since served either in the Italian or in the European Parliament continuously, except when she held the post of European commissioner for humanitarian aid, fisheries, and consumer policy (1995-1999). In 1996, she was nominated as "European personality of the year" by a jury chaired by Jacques Delors, and awarded the prestigious "Prince of Asturias" prize two years later. In January 2005, Emma Bonino was elected chair of the “Comitato dei Garanti,” composed of senior politicians and former prime ministers, appointed by the Italian Government. She has been a visiting professor at the American University of Cairo and a board member of the International Crisis Group. She has served as chief observer of the EU electoral missions in Ecuador (2002) and Afghanistan (2005), and conducted several successful international campaigns to promote human — and in particular women's — rights. She served as minister for international trade and European affairs in the Italian Government from 2006 to 2008.
Annegret Bendiek is deputy head of the External Relations Research Division at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. She participates in the “Do Tank Cyber Security” roundtable organized by the Federal Academy for Security Policy and T-System (Telecom). She was member of the expert group “Policy Lab Cyber Security” established by the Planning Unit of the German Foreign Office. From 2003 until 2005 she was Assistant Professor (C1) in Political Science at the University of Bielefeld. Since 2012 she is member of the “Europe/Transatlantic” consultant group at the Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung (Boell Foundation), Berlin.
Michael Bell is a Senior Fellow at the Norman Patterson School of International Relations at Carleton University, where he teaches. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor, where for eight years he was the Paul Martin Senior Scholar in International Diplomacy. He is co-chair of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative, designed to develop new options for the Governance of the Old City. Mr. Bell served sixteen years in the Middle East as Canada’s Ambassador to Jordan, Egypt and Israel (twice), as representative to the Palestinians and as High Commissioner to Cyprus. He also served as Chair of the Donor Committee of the International Reconstruction Fund Facility for Iraq and as an Arms Inspector for UNSCOM. He has been a Senior Fellow at the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University and at the Munk Centre at the University of Toronto.
Tamás Fellegi is President of the Hungary Initiatives Foundation and managing partner of EuroAtlantic Solutions, an international consultancy firm. He is a Hungarian politician, jurist, political scientist, and businessman who served as minister of national development in Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government from May 29, 2010 to December 14, 2011. After that, he was a minister without portfolio in Orbán’s second cabinet. Between 1996 and 2000 he was sectoral director, then CEE of Legal and Governmental Affairs of Hungarian Telecom (MATÁV Rt.).
Bernardo Sorj is Director of the Edelstein Center for Social Research and of the Plataforma Democrática Project, and Coordinator of SciELO Latin American Social Sciences Journals English Edition. Sorj was a professor at the Department of Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and at the Institute for International Relations, PUC/RJ. He has retired as professor of Sociology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The author of 26 books and more than 100 articles was visiting professor and chair at many European and North American universities, including the Chaire Sérgio Buarque of Hollanda, at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, and the Cátedra Simón Bolívar of the Institut des Hautes Études de l'Amérique Latine, in Paris. He is member of the board of several academic journals, advisor to scientific institutions and consultant to international organizations and governments.
Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and was Director of its Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics (2002-2008). She is the recipient of the Ernst Bloch prize in 2009 and the Leopold Lucas prize in 2012 for her contributions to cultural understanding in a global world and holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Utrecht (2004), Valencia (2010) and Bogazici (2012). Professor Benhabib was President of the American Philosophical Association in 2006-2007 and was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 2009. Her work has been translated into more than 12 different languages. Her books include: Critique, Norm and Utopia. A Study of the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory (1986); Situating the Self. Gender, Community and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics (1992); together with Drucilla Cornell, Feminism as Critique (1986); and with Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell and Nancy Fraser, Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange (1994). She is the author of The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt (1996; reissued in 2002); The Claims of Culture. Equality and Diversity in the Global Era; (2002) The Rights of Others. Aliens, Citizens and Residents (2004); Another Cosmopolitanism. Hospitality, Sovereignty and Democratic Iterations, with responses by Jeremy Waldron, Bonnie Honig and Will Kymlicka (Oxford University Press: New York, 2006). She has coedited Migrations and Mobilities. Gender, Borders and Citizenship with Judith Resnik (New York University Press, New York, 2009), and Politics in Hard Times: Encounters with Hannah Arendt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Her most recent book is Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times (Polity Press, 2011). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim award for 2012-2013 and is a Fellow at NYU’s Straus Center for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice in Spring 2012.
David Cameron is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Toronto, and is renowned for his significant career in public service at both federal and provincial levels of government. Professor Cameron’s interests include Canadian government and politics, questions of federalism and Quebec nationalism, ethnocultural relations, and the politics and constitution-making of emerging federal countries such as Sri Lanka and Iraq. His books reflect his extensive interests, and include Nationalism, Self-Determination and the Quebec Question; The Social Thought of Rousseau and Burke: A Comparative Study; Taking Stock: Canadian Studies in the 90's; The Referendum Papers: Essays on Secession and National Unity (ed.); Cycling into Saigon: The Conservative Transition in Ontario (with Graham White); and Disability and Federalism: Comparing Different Approaches to Full Participation (ed. with Fraser Valentine). Professor Cameron is the winner of the Governor-General’s International Award for Canadian Studies, the University of Toronto’s Ludwick and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize, and the University of Toronto’s Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award. He has also worked under the auspices of the UNDP to help the Somali Independent Federal Constitutional Commission develop its draft constitution. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and received his B.A. from the University of British Columbia and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the London School of Economics.
Gabor Halmai is a professor of law and director of the Institute for Political and International Studies at Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, as well as director of the Hungarian Human Rights Information and Documentation Center. He is currently a visiting research scholar at the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton University. He has published extensively in English, German, and Hungarian on problems related to human rights, judicial review, freedom of expression, and freedom of association. One of Hungary’s most distinguished scholars of constitutional law, Halmai was formerly chief counselor to the president of the Hungarian Constitutional Court, Laszlo Solyom, (later president of the republic), and has served as vice chair of the Hungarian National Election Commission. He received his PhD from Eötvös Lóránd University.
Gunther Hellmann is Professor of Political Science at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. He specializes in International Relations. His research interests and teaching are in the fields of German foreign policy, European and transatlantic security relations and theory of international relations. Before assuming his position in Frankfurt he taught at the Free University in Berlin (between 1988 and 1993) and Darmstadt University of Technology (1993-1999). From January 2000 until October 2001 he directed the research group International Organizations at the Frankfurt Peace Research Institute. Between 2000 and 2006 he was co-chair of the International Relations Section of the German Association of Political Science. Since 2002 he is one of the publishers of Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (ZIB), the premier German IR-journal. Since 2007 he is a Principal Investigator in the context of Goethe University’s Cluster of Excellence "Formation of Normative Orders". In 2008/09 he held the "Steven Muller Chair in German Studies"
at the SAIS Bologna Center of Johns Hopkins University, in 2012 he was “Harris Distinguished Visiting Professor” at Dartmouth College, Hannover, NH.
Richard Youngs is director general of FRIDE. He is also professor at the University of Warwick in the UK. Prior to joining FRIDE, he was the EU Marie Curie research fellow at the Norwegian Institute for International Relations, Oslo (2001-4), and senior research fellow at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1995-8). He has a PhD and an MA in International Studies from the University of Warwick and a BA in Social and Political Science from the University of Cambridge. His research focuses mainly on democracy promotion and democratization, European foreign policy, energy security, and the MENA region. He has written several books on different elements of European external policy and published over forty articles and working papers, while writing regularly in national and international media. His latest work is Europe’s Decline and Fall: the struggle against global irrelevance (Profile Books, 2010).
Anna Dolidze is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where she teaches public international law and property, law, and development. Dolidze’s research interests lay in international organizations and human rights, in particular the right to property and the rights of migrants. Dolidze received her BA/LLB summa cum laude from Tbilisi State University, LLM in International Law from the University of Leiden, and is expecting a Doctorate in Law from Cornell University. Dolidze has taught and held visiting fellowships at the New York University Law School, Harriman Institute of Columbia University, and Duke University. In the past, Dolidze has worked with a number of international organizations, including Human Rights Watch, Russian Justice Initiative, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and Save the Children. In 2004-2006, Dolidze was the President of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, one of the largest legal advocacy organizations in Georgia, and served on a number of public bodies, including the Civic Supervisory Board of the Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund, Committee for Monitoring Human Rights in the Penitentiary, and the Expert Advisory Board of the Ministry of European Integration. In 2009, Atlantik-Brücke selected Dolidze as a "Young European Leader."
Kateryna Pishchikova is research fellow at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy, where she has been working on a number of research projects funded by the European Commission. Her research focuses on issues of democratization and the role of civil society in political transformation as well as democracy promotion. Her geographic area of expertise is the former Soviet Union, with particular focus on Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Her recent book titled "Promoting Democracy in Postcommunist Ukraine: The Contradictory Outcomes of US Aid to Women's NGOs" came out with Lynne Rienner Publishers/FirstForumPress in 2011. Kateryna Pishchikova took her PhD at the University of Amsterdam, where she also taught MA and BA courses on transnational politics, foreign assistance, civil society, and democratization. She was also visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in 2004. She has MA in Gender Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and MA in Linguistics from the Kharkiv State University, Ukraine. During her graduate studies, Kateryna Pishchikova worked with the EU Project TACIS and on several projects with youth NGOs in Ukraine.
Mark Leonard is Co-Founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Previously he worked as Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform, and Director of the Foreign Policy Centre, a think-tank he founded under the patronage of Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Mark has spent time in Washington as a Transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and in Beijing as a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences. He is a prolific writer and commentator whose work has appeared in publications including Time, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Prospect, The Spectator, New Statesman, Foreign Policy, The Washington Quarterly, Country Life, Arena, The Mirror, The Express, The Sun, The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Wired. His first book, Why Europe will run the 21st Century, has been translated into 19 languages and his second book, What does China think? was published in February 2008.
Gianfranco Pasquino is an Italian political scientist, currently professor of political science at the University of Bologna. He is also a professor at the "Bologna Center" at Dickinson College and at the SAIS Bologna center of Johns Hopkins University. He studied at the University of Turin under Norberto Bobbio and specialized under Giovanni Sartori at the University of Florence. In his professional life, he has been associated with the University of Florence, Harvard University, University of California, Los Angeles and the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He was the editor of the journal "Il Mulino" between 1980 and 1984, and "The Italian Review of Political Science" between 2001 and 2003. He was a senator in the Italian Senate between 1983 and 1992 and 1994 and 1996 as a representative of the Independent Left and the Alliance of Progressives, respectively. In 2005 he was elected member of the Italian National Academy of Sciences.
Ruth Hanau Santini is a nonresident fellow with the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and an assistant professor of Political Science at the Università Orientale in Naples, Italy. She is also an associate fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center. A specialist in EU foreign policy, she was earlier the project coordinator for the Italian Foreign Policy Dialogue and has collaborated on research projects with several European think tanks and universities.
Pavol Demeš is an internationally recognized NGO leader, who served from 2000 to 2010 as director of the German Marshall Fund's Bratislava office, where he oversaw GMF's activities in Central and Eastern Europe. Before joining GMF, Mr. Demeš was executive director of the Slovak Academic Information Agency-Service Center for the Third Sector, a Slovak nongovernmental organization committed to enhancing civil society. Previously, Mr. Demeš led a distinguished political and civic reform career serving his country as foreign policy advisor to the president of the Slovak Republic (1993-1997), minister of international relations (1991-1992), and director of the Department of Foreign Relations in the Ministry of Education (1990-1991). In 1999 he was awarded a six-month public policy research fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C.
Bosch Public Policy Fellow, 2010-2011, Transatlantic Academy
Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics, IDEAS
Visiting Research Fellow, London School of Economics, Asia Research Center
Martin Jacques is a British writer and author of When China Rules the World – The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order. He will be in residence from Nov. 29- Feb. 11. He is a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics, IDEAS, a centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy, and a visiting research fellow at the LSE’s Asia Research Centre.
Michael Kimmage is an associate professor of history at the Catholic University of America. He is the author of two books, The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers and the Lessons of Anti-Communism (Harvard, 2009): and In History’s Grip: Philip Roth’s Newark Trilogy (Stanford University Press, 2012). He is also the translator of Wolfgang Koeppen’s travelogue, Amerikafahrt, published in Germany in 1959, which is forthcoming with Berghahn Books in the summer of 2012 under the title Journey through America. In 2004-2005, he held a German Chancellor Scholarship from the Humboldt Foundation, and from 1995 to 1997 he was a British Marshall Scholar.
Jan-Werner Müller is a Professor of Politics at Princeton University, where he also directs the Project in the History of Political Thought. He has been a visiting fellow at the Collegium Budapest Institute of Advanced Study, the Remarque Institute, NYU, the Center for European Studies, Harvard, and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. He is the author of Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe (Yale,2011), Constitutional Patriotism (Princeton, 2007), A Dangerous Mind: Carl Schmitt in Post-War European Thought (Yale, 2003), and Another Country: German Intellectuals, Unification and National Identity (Yale, 2000); he is also the editor of Memory and Power in Post-War Europe: Studies in the Presence of the Past, (Cambridge, 2002) and German Ideologies since 1945: Studies in the Political Thought and Culture of the Bonn Republic (Palgrave, 2003). He contributes to The Guardian, the London Review of Books, Dissent, DIE ZEIT, Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Neue Zuercher Zeitung.
Daniela Schwarzer is currently the Head of the Research Division EU Integration at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. She joined the Institute in 2005. In 2010, she became a member of the team of academic advisors to the Polish Secretary of State for European Affairs in preparation of Poland’s EU Council Presidency in 2011. In 2007/2008 she was a member of the working group "Europe" of the Whitebook Commission on Foreign and European Policy in the French Foreign Ministry and a visiting researcher at the French Institute for International Relations 'ifri' in Paris. From 1999 until 2004 she served as editorialist and France correspondent for the Financial Times Deutschland. Prior to this, between 1996 and 1999, she was chargée de mission and later Head of the Information Department at the Association for the European Monetary Union in Paris. She is the co-founding editor of www.eurozonewatch.eu (2006) and of the European Political Economy Review (2003). She regularly serves as a guest lecturer in German and international Universities.
George Haynal is Professor of Corporate and Diplomatic Practice at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. A career Canadian diplomat, he served, among other assignments as Canadian Representative to the International Energy Agency and Deputy Head of Mission to the OECD, as well as Consul General in New York. His government career was varied, including senior roles in the Policy and Planning Secretariat of the Cabinet Office, Director General of Economic Policy and Head of the Policy Staff at DFAIT (the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade). His last role was as Assistant Deputy Minister (Assistant Secretary) for the Americas, which included responsibility for coordination of US-Canada relations. He was earlier also seconded to the Royal Bank of Canada as Vice President, Strategic Analysis for Corporate Banking. After retirement from the Foreign Service, he served for eight years as Vice President of International and Government Affairs in the Corporate Office of Bombardier Inc, the world’s leading supplier of rail and third largest manufacturer of civil aircraft. Bombardier has operations in over 27 countries and products in service in virtually all markets. He retired from that position in 2012. Haynal is an Alumnus Fellow of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs at Harvard, and serves on a number of academic advisory boards. He has written and spoken widely on a range of policy issues, including North American and Hemispheric relations, Summitry, and the future of diplomacy. He is now focused on issues related to the management of the intersection between the public and corporate realms in the global system. A former president of the Canadian Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, he heads Broad View Inc, a private consultancy.
Philip Andrews-Speed is an independent energy policy analyst and Associate Fellow of Chatham House. Until 2010 he was Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Dundee and Director of the Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy. The focus of his research has been on energy policy, regulation and reform in China, and on the interface between energy policy and international relations. His book, with Roland Dannreuther, entitled China, Oil and Global Politics was published by Routledge in May 2011, and he is completing a book entitled The Governance of Energy in China. Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy to be published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2012. He is currently leading a major European Union, Framework 7 Programme project on “Competition and Collaboration in Access to Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources”.
Corey Johnson is the Academy’s Joachim Herz Fellow for 2011-2012. He is an assistant professor of geography at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and holds a B.A. in German and geography from the University of Kansas. His research is focused on the political, cultural, and economic geography of Europe, Germany and its neighbors; more specifically the impacts of globalization and European integration on the political organization of space. For this project he is interested in three interrelated questions: 1) In what ways have struggles over energy and pipeline projects in Eurasia been framed in classical geopolitical terms by governments, corporations, and media? 2) Using the specific example of Germany, what geopolitical logics and strategies are being deployed, and by whom, to ensure access to energy sources? 3) Given the emergence of a vastly more complicated and comprehensive network of pipelines across Eurasia, as well as renewed interest in LNG as a means of moving gas to markets, what alternative geopolitical visions for Eurasia are possible?
Tim Boersma is a Ph.D. student at Groningen University in the Netherlands, where his research focuses on EU energy security. He is also affiliated with the Dutch national gas company, Gasterra. His dissertation deals with energy policy coordination within the EU, and the problem of too many decisions being made at the wrong level of EU policy making. While at the Academy he will undertake a comparative analysis of U.S. and EU gas infrastructure regulatory regimes, and the ways in which they impact the appetite for investment on both sides of the Atlantic.
Stacy D. VanDeveer is Professor and Department Chair in Political Science at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include EU environmental politics, global environmental policymaking and institutions, comparative environmental politics, connections between environmental and security issues, the roles of expertise in policy making and the global politics of consumption and environmental and humanitarian degradation. In addition to authoring and co-authoring over 90 articles, book chapters, working papers and reports, he co-edited or coauthored nine books, including: Saving the Seas (1997); EU Enlargement and the Environment (Routledge 2005); Changing Climates in North American Politics (MIT Press 2009); Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics (Ashgate 2009); Comparative Environmental Politics (MIT Press 2012);
The Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy (CQ Press 2015); Want, Waste or War? (Earthscan/Routledge 2015); and The European Union and Environmental Governance (Routledge, 2015). He co-edits the journal Global Environmental Politics (MIT Press).
Geoffrey Kemp is Director of Regional Security Programs at the Center for the National Interest. He served in the White House during the first Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the National Security Council Staff. Dr. Kemp received his Ph.D. in political science at M.I.T. and his M.A. and B.A. degrees from Oxford University. His areas of focus include the Arab- Israeli Conflict, Iraq, Iran, Energy Security and Asia, the Caspian Basin, and the Geopolitics of the Middle East. He frequently comments and writes on US foreign policy in the US, European, Middle East, and East Asian media including recent publications The East Moves West: India, China, and Asia's Growing Presence in the Middle East, Brookings Institution Press (2010) and Iran and Iraq: The Shia Connection, Soft Power, and the Nuclear Factor, United States Institute of Peace(2005). This year he will focus on maritime security, energy supplies and proliferation, with an emphasis on the Indian Ocean region.
Raimund Bleischwitz is a Ph.D. economist, and works as Co-Director of the Research Group ‘Material Flows and Resource Management’ at the Wuppertal Institute in Germany. He is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and lecturer at the University of Wuppertal. Raimund has fifteen years plus experience in research on sustainability, resource efficiency, incentive systems, environmental and resource economics, and raw material conflicts. He has published ten books and some 200 articles, including his latest books The International Economics of Resource Efficiency (Springer Publisher 2010) and Sustainable Resource Management (Greenleaf Publisher 2009 with Stefan Bringezu). This year he will focus his research on the resources required for developing green industries, with a particular look at China’s role as a supplier of essential materials.
András Rácz is an expert on EU Foreign and Security Policy, the European Neighborhood Policy, and the Post-Soviet region, and currently works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. He also lectures at the Department of International Studies at the Péter Pázmány Catholic University in Budapest. Previously he worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Strategic and Defense Studies at the Zrínyi Miklós National Defense University and the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Modern History and International Relations from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.
Stormy-Annika Mildner is a member of the Executive Board of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), a policy-oriented think-tank based in Berlin. Her fields of interest include international trade and finance as well as commodity markets. For the last two years, Mrs. Mildner headed the SWP research project “Competition for Scarce Resources” and published an edited volume on “Konfliktrisiko Rohstoffe? Herausforderungen und Chancen im Umgang mit knappen Ressourcen” in spring 2011. She has advised the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on several occasions and has worked together with the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) on various projects focusing on natural resources and transatlantic trade issues. She regularly teaches classes on international economics at the Hertie School of Governance and the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin.
David Humphreys is an independent mining sector consultant based in London and a non-executive director of Petropavlovsk plc. David was for four years chief economist of Norilsk Nickel, Russia’s largest mining company, and for eight years chief economist at global miner, Rio Tinto. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, David worked for nine years in UK government service, for six of these as an advisor on minerals policy. David has written and lectured extensively on the economics of the mining industry, authoring over one hundred and fifty articles and papers on subjects ranging from commodity markets, trends in the mining sector, speculation, sustainable development, Russian mining, the impact of China on mining, and national minerals policy. He has been a visiting scholar at the Colorado School of Mines and the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Dundee. He has a bachelor's degree and PhD from the University of Wales.
Paolo Natali is an expert in European gas and electricity markets, and currently works as a strategy advisor for Statoil. In the past he served in the public sector at the World Bank, the Council of the European Union, and NATO. He has published extensively on topics related to natural gas, electricity and energy policy, and teaches two master's courses, on network energies and energy security, at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po). He was educated at the University of Bologna (BA), Johns Hopkins SAIS (MA), and received his Ph.D. in economic history from the University of Cambridge. He divides his time between London, Paris, and Washington DC.
Brahma Chellaney is professor at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. He has served as a member of the Policy Advisory Group headed by the foreign minister of India, and as an adviser to India's National Security Council. He has held appointments at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, Johns Hopkins University, and the Australian National University. He is the author of Water: Asia's New Battleground (Georgetown University Press, 2011) along with five previous books, including Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India, and Japan (HarperCollins, 2010). His scholarly articles have appeared in numerous journals including International Security, Orbis, and Survival. He is a regular op-ed contributor to the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and the Japan Times, and an occasional contributor to the Financial Times and the New York Times. In 1985, he won a Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club (OPC), New York
James Cust is a DPhil student affiliated to OxCarre. His doctoral research examines the effects of resource extraction and large infrastructure projects on regional economies, supervised by Professor Tony Venables. His other research interests include the micro economic impacts of natural resources, infrastructure and climate change policies on developing countries. He also works on the Natrual Resource Charter with Professor Paul Collier. James completed his MSc in Economics for Development (with distinction) at Oxford University in 2008. He also holds a BA (Honours, First Class) in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He has held research positions at the University of Cambridge and IIT Kanpur, India.
National University of Singapore
Professor Kim holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and a B.A. in Political Science and Diplomatic Affairs from Yonsei University. She is the author of Power and the Governance of Global Trade: From the GATT to the WTO (2010, Series in Political Economy, Cornell University Press). As a Transatlantic Academy Fellow, Professor Kim is pursuing research on trade relations between the transatlantic community and Asian countries, as part of a larger research project on the politics of Asia's trade agreements. Professor Kim was a Fellow of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University and an Assistant Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. She will join the National University in Singapore in 2011 as Associate Professor of Political Science.
Johns Hopkins University
Daniel Deudney is Associate Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. He has also served as a Legislative Director in the U.S. Senate and a senior researcher at the Worldwatch Institute. His most recent book is Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village. The book received the 2008 Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Award for the Best Book on International History and Politics, and received the Book of the Decade Award from the International Studies Association. Professor Deudney specializes in international relations theory, political theory and international relations, and contemporary global issues (nuclear, environment, space and energy).
School of International Service
James Goldgeier is the Dean of the School of International Service at American
University. He was previously Professor of Political Science at George Washington University and
former Director of GWU’s Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. In 1995-96, he
was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow serving at the State Department
and on the National Security Council staff. His most recent book is America Between the Wars:
From 11/9 to 9/11 (co-authored with Derek Chollet).
University of Trier
Political Science and History
Hanns W. Maull is Professor and Chair of Foreign Policy and International Relations, University of Trier, Political Science and History, and one of Germany’s leading academic foreign policy analysts, working on both contemporary German foreign policy and European-Asian relations. Professor Maull is Chairman,. Scientific Advisory Board, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin and Deputy Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board of the German Council of Foreign Relations.
Ruhr University Bochum
International relations and Political Science
Stefan A. Schirm is Professor of Political Science at the Ruhr University of Bochum, where he holds the Chair of International Politics. Previously he taught at the Universities of Munich and Stuttgart, was a Research Associate at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, and served as J. F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University. His publications include Globalization and the New Regionalism (Polity Press 2002), New Rules for Global Markets (ed., Palgrave 2004), Globalization. State of the Art and Perspectives (ed., Routledge 2007), `Ideas and Interests in Global Financial Governance: Comparing German and US Preference Formation’, in: Cambridge Review of International Affairs (2009), and `Leaders in Need of Followers: Emerging Powers in Global Governance’, in: European Journal of International Relations (2010). For more information, please see www.rub.de/lsip
CERI, Institute of Political Sciences (Science Po)
Iskander Rehman is currently a PhD candidate at CERI, Institute of Political Sciences (Science Po) in Paris and a Research Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy. Former Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses in Delhi; he has contributed on strategic matters for BBC World, The Guardian, and the South Asian news channel ANI. In 2008, he received a two year grant from the French Ministry of Defense, for which he has also served in an advisory capacity. His research focuses on Indian and Chinese naval strategy, the Sino-Indian security dynamic, Asian maritime disputes and US force doctrine and posture in the WPTO.
Deutsche Bank AG
Director of International Financial Market Policy
Steffen Kern is Director for International Financial Market Policy at Deutsche Bank, focusing on international financial market integration and cross-border regulatory convergence between the EU, the US and with countries in Asia and Latin America. Mr. Kern is a member of various official and industry advisory groups on international financial market regulation, and has published widely on the related issues. Prior to his current position he served as executive assistant to the CEO of Deutsche Bank Group, following eight years as senior economist for European financial market policy and integration.
He holds academic degrees in economics, politics and philosophy from the universities of Oxford (Great Britain) and Leuven (Belgium) and a PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), and is a lecturer in international finance at the University of Mainz (Germany).
Research Fellow, Turin University
Lecturer in International Relations of East Asia, Milan Catholic University
Dr. Andornino is a Lecturer in International Relations of East Asia at the University of Torino and the Catholic University of Milan. He researches International Relations theory, as well as the International Relations of East Asia and the Pacific. Dr. Andornino is the Vice President of the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) and the General Editor of TheChinaCompanion, one of the most comprehensive websites on the politics and economics of contemporary China (www.thechinacompanion.eu).
A former Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University (P.R.China), Dr. Andornino holds academic degrees from Milan Catholic University and the London School of Economics, where he was awarded the McKenzie Prize for academic excellence
U.S. Trust- Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist
Joe Quinlan is the managing director and chief market strategist at U.S. Trust — Bank of America Private Wealth Management. He will be in residence from December 6-February 1.
His research is frequently cited in such media venues as Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Financial Times. With nearly 20 years of financial services experience, Mr. Quinlan most recently served as a senior global economist/strategist for Morgan Stanley. He started his career with Merrill Lynch. He lectures on finance and global economics at New York University, where he has been a faculty member since 1992.
Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations
Otto Wolff- Director
Eberhard Sandschneider is Otto-Wolff-Director of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations and will be in residence January 17-February 14. He graduated from the Saar University, Saarbrücken in 1981 in English Language and Literature, Latin, History and Political Science. In 1986, he received his PhD in Political Science at the Saar University with a thesis on “The Political Role of the People’s Liberation Army after the Cultural Revolution.” He finished his “habilitation” on “Stability and Transformation of Political Systems” in November 1993. He held a position as professor for International Relations between 1995 and 1998 in Mainz, before accepting a chair at Free University Berlin in 1998. Between March 2001 and March 2003 he served as Dean of the faculty for Political and Social Sciences at Free University. Later that year he succeeded Karl Kaiser as the Otto-Wolff-Director of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Klaus Dieter Frankenberger is currently foreign editor of the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung which editorial staff he joined in September 1986. He will be in residence from March 1-31. His writings deal especially with the United States, European, transatlantic, and international politics. Prior to his positions at the Frankfurter Allgemeine, he was a congressional fellow and served as assistant to a member of Congress in 1985 and 1986, taking thereby a closer look on the political decision-making process of the United States. Frankenberger’s previous academic activities include research positions at the Center for North American Studies in Frankfurt/Main and a Marshall-Fellowship at Harvard University in 1990.
European Council on Foreign Relations
Senior Policy Fellow
François Godement is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign relations (www.ecfr.eu), professor of political science at Sciences Po and the Director for Strategy at the Asia Centre in Paris (www.centreasia.org). He is also an outside consultant to the Policy Planning Directorate of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A long time professor and former director of the Business Program and the International Relations Program at the French Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, he is a founder of the Asia Centre ifri at the Paris-based Institut Français des Relations Internationales. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm (Paris), where he majored in history, and was a postgraduate student at Harvard University. In 1995, he co-founded the European Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, and co-chaired it until 2008. He has also been a member of the Advisory board for the Europe China Academic Network (ECAN).
His publications include: "The EU-China Power Audit", European Council on Foreign Relations, May 2009 and "A Global China Policy; European Council on Foreign Relations", June 2010. He is a regular editor of China Analysis, an e-bulletin from Chinese sources and debates, published in French by Asia Centre and English in association with the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Ahmet Evin is the founding dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University. As director of education of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, a Geneva-based international development foundation, he coordinated the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in cooperation with that US-based resource center assisted in the development of architectural education in Asia and Africa. Prof. Evin initiated, with the European Commission's support, a policy dialogue on the future European architecture, EU's eastward expansion, its Mediterranean policy, and the customs union agreement with Turkey. His research interests include theories of the State and elites; Turkish political development; and democracy and civil society. He currently works on current foreign policy issues related to the European enlargement, its significance for Turkey and the region as well as its effect on Transatlantic relations. He received his BA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 1966. That same year he was named William Mitchell Fellow at Columbia where he continued his graduate work and received his Ph.D. in Middle East Studies and Cultural History in 1973. Prior to his appointment at Sabanci University, Dr. Evin taught at New York University, Harvard University, Hacettepe University (Ankara), University of Pennsylvania (where he also served as director of the Middle East Center), University of Hamburg, and Bilkent University in Ankara (where he headed the Department of Political Science).
Joshua W. Walker is Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond's Jepson School of Leadership Studies and Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund.
Joshua's work focuses on international relations and security studies with a particular emphasis on the Middle East and East Asia. Joshua received his Ph.D. in Politics and Public Policy at Princeton University where he wrote a dissertation on the role of historical memories in post-imperial successor states' domestic and foreign policies with particular focus on Turkey and Japan.
In 2010–2011, Joshua will be working on his book project Shadows of Empires: How Post-Imperial Successor States Shape Memories along with articles on new directions in Turkish and Japanese foreign policies. Walker was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Transatlantic Academy based in Washington, D.C., working on Turkey and its neighborhood that resulted in a policy report and forthcoming book project titled, Getting to Zero.
Walker is a fellow of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a former fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a graduate fellow at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and Bradley Foundation. He is the co-founder of the Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations at Princeton and the Young Professions in Foreign Policy in New York. He holds a Master's degree in International Relations from Yale University and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Ankara, Turkey, and worked for the U.S. Embassy and State Department on Turkey.
Kemal Kirisci is a professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bo?aziçi University, Istanbul. He holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration and was also the director of the Center for European Studies at the university between 2002 and June 2008. He received his Ph. D. at City University in London in 1986. His areas of research interest include European integration, asylum, border management and immigration issues in the European Union, EU-Turkish relations, Turkish foreign policy, ethnic conflicts, and refugee movements. He has previously taught at universities in Britain, Switzerland and the United States. Kirisci has written numerous reports on immigration issues in EU-Turkish relations that can be accessed from www.carim.org.
Juliette Tolay is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the School of Public Affairs in Penn State Harrisburg. Her research interests include immigration and asylum, foreign policy, and European and Middle East policies, with a particular focus on Turkey. She has published extensively on public opinion of foreigners in Turkey, migration and asylum in the EU-Turkey relations, and Turkish immigration policies intersection with domestic and foreign policies in edited books, journals, policy reports and commentaries. She is the co-author of the book “Turkey and Its Neighbors: Foreign Relations in Transition” (Linden et al., 2012, Boulder, Lynne Rienner). Dr. Tolay is the 2010 recipient of the first prize of the Sakip Sabanci International Research Award for a paper on multiculturalism in Turkey. She has studied at the University of Delaware, Sciences Po in Paris and Galatasaray University. Her research at the Academy has focused on the movement of population in and out of Turkey and the implications of migration for Turkish foreign policies.
Sinan Ülgen is a founding partner of Istanbul Economics, chairman of the think tank Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (www.edam.org.tr), as well as a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe. He graduated in 1987 from the University of Virginia with a double major in computer sciences and economics. He undertook graduate studies at the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium where he received, in 1990, a master’s degree in European economic integration. He then joined the Turkish Foreign Service as a career diplomat and worked for two years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara at the United Nations desk. In 1992, he was posted to the Turkish Permanent Delegation to the European Union in Brussels where he became a member of the Turkish negotiations team for the Turkey-EU Customs Union. In 1996, Ülgen was posted to the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli where he spent the rest of the year. Upon his return to Ankara , Mr. Ülgen resigned from the Foreign Service and started his consultancy practice. He is the author of numerous publications including a book entitled “The European transformation of modern Turkey ” co-authored with Kemal Dervis in 2004 and a recent book entitled “Handbook of EU negotiations”. He is a regular contributor to Turkish dailies and his opinion pieces have also been published by international media such as The International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, European Voice and Le Figaro as well as think tanks such as the World Economic Forum, Center for European Reform, Center for European Policy Studies and the Atlantic Council of the US.
Hugh Pope is since 2007 the Turkey/Cyprus Project Director for International Crisis Group, the conflict-prevention organization. Based in Istanbul, he writes reports on EU-Turkey relations, Cyprus and Turkey’s ties with its neighbors. Pope was previously a foreign correspondent for 25 years, most recently spending a decade as a Turkey, Middle East and Central Asia Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Pope received a B.A. in Oriental Studies (Persian and Arabic) from Oxford University. Mr. Pope has written TURKEY UNVEILED: a History of Modern Turkey (London 1997, a New York Times "notable book"), and SONS OF THE CONQUERORS: the Rise of the Turkic world (New York 2005, an Economist magazine "book of the year"). His forthcoming book, DINING WITH AL-QAEDA: Three Decades Exploring the Many Worlds of the Middle East will be published in March 2010 (New York: Thomas Dunne/St Martins Press).
Michael Thumann has joined the Transatlantic Academy as a Bosch Public Policy Fellow for the month of January. During his stay at the Academy he will be working on the issue of changing political elites in Turkey and the Russia-Turkey relationship.
An experienced journalist and author, he is the chief editor for the Middle East of Die Zeit. Based in Istanbul, he covers the Arab Middle East, Turkey, Central Asia. Prior to his posting in Istanbul, he served as Die Zeit’s Foreign Editor from 2001-2007, and as the Moscow correspondent of Die Zeit from 1996-2001, reporting on Russia’s relations with the Islamic populations of the Caucasus and Central Asia. He has also served as the political editor of Die Zeit on southeastern Europe. He studied at the Free University, Berlin, Columbia University and the Leningrad State University and was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
His books include:
Der Islam und der Westen, Berliner Taschenbuch-Verlag, 2003
Land ohne Unterleib, in: Russland und der Kaukasus (Fischer-Weltalmanach 2005)
La puissance russe. Un puzzle à reconstituer?, Paris, 2003
Das Lied von der russischen Erde. Moskaus Ringen um Einheit und Größe, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart/München 2002;
Katinka Barysch is deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, a London-based foreign policy think-tank. She has written extensively about Russia, Turkey, Central and Eastern Europe and about all aspects EU enlargement. She also works on European economic reforms, globalization, energy questions and EU institutional change. Katinka has acted as an advisor to the EU Select Committee of the House of Lords, the World Economic Forum and other organizations, as well as EU governments and a number of financial institutions and business federations.
Katinka joined the CER in July 2002 as chief economist and became deputy director in 2007. Before that, she was an analyst and editor for the Economist Intelligence Unit in London, specializing in Eastern Europe and Russia. Until 1998, she worked as a consultant in Brussels, where she was also involved in formulating the European Commission's strategy towards the East European candidate countries. Katinka gained an Masters of Science in International Political Economy with distinction from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science, Economics and Law from Munich University.
Nathalie Tocci is Senior Fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Associate Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels and Associate Editor of The International Spectator. She has held previous research positions at CEPS (1999-2003) and the European University Institute, Florence (2003-2007). Her research interests include European foreign policy, conflict resolution, the European neighbourhood, with a particular focus on Turkey, Cyprus, the Middle East and the South Caucasus. Nathalie is the winner of the 2008 Anna Lindh award for the study of European foreign policy.
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin-Social Science Research Centre
Ines Michalowski received her PhD in 2007 jointly with Münster and Sciences Po in Paris. She has done research in the Netherlands as well as in France and has already an impressive publication record. In March 2008 she joined the staff of the WZB-Social Science Research Centre in Berlin where she is working in the research unit on Migration, Integration and Transnationalization. She is proposing to look at the political and juridical incorporation of Islam in European Member states and compare it to what is happening in the US in this regard.
German Political Science
University of Münster
Professor Thränhardt is one of the leading academic specialists in Europe in the field of comparative immigration policies. He has served as Dean of Social Sciences and Dean of the Philosophy Faculty as well as Director of the Institute of Political Sciences at Münster. He will be working on issues related to the recruitment of skilled workers to Europe and the development of free movement of people outside the OECD area as well.
Lecturer in International Relations, University of Amsterdam
Senior Researcher, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies
Jeroen Doomernik will bring a strong combination of academic and policy oriented research, and has served as a senior policy advisor to the Minister of Integration and Urban Affairs and for the European Commission. Doomernik is active in the EU sponsored European network of excellence in the immigration field (IMISCOE). He proposes to work on the future of migration control in both Europe and the transatlantic area with an emphasis upon regimes which attempt to attract the highly skilled while limiting migration of the lower skilled.
Political Science/International Relations
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
University of Albany
Rey Koslowski is a leading academic authority in the field, with a strong background in transatlantic and European policies. Koslowski has a strong publication record and excellent ties to European academics and policy oriented institutions, including the Migration Policy Institute. He also participated in the Bellagio Dialogue organized by GMF. His proposal is to examine the politics and diplomacy of US and EU visa policies and the implications of new information technologies for transatlantic cooperation in this policy area.
Jonathan Laurence won the prestigious Lasswell prize for the best dissertation in public policy from the American Political Science Association, which he wrote at Harvard, and has published an important study of Muslim integration in France for the Brookings Institution. He was also a participant in the Bellagio Dialogue. He was a DAAD scholar at the Freie Universität Berlin and has academic experience in Italy and France as well. He will be working on state-Islam relations in Europe and in particular on how Islamic leaders and programs have been changed by their participation in government sponsored forums.
University of California, Berkeley
Rahsaan Maxwell was awared a PhD in May 2008 from the University of California, Berkeley and already has three publications, including one in a refereed journal, and two more articles under review. He has had a number of grants, including one from the Ford Foundation and a Chateaubriand Fellowship. He has been a visiting researcher in London and Paris and has written a dissertation on the integration of ethnic migrants in the UK and France. Recently, he accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the Political Science Department.
Ronald H. Linden is Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. A Princeton Ph.D. (1976), Dr. Linden is the author of "Balkan Geometry: Turkish Accession and the International Relations of Southeast Europe" Orbis (Spring, 2007) and "EU Accession and the Role of International Actors," in Sharon Wolchik and Jane Curry Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). During 1984-89 and 1991-98 he was Director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies at Pitt. From 1989 to 1991 Dr. Linden served as Director of Research for Radio Free Europe in Munich, Germany. He is currently the Associate Editor of Problems of Post-Communism and in 2008 edited a special issue devoted to “The New Populism in Central and Southeast Europe.” Dr. Linden has received research grants from the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research and its predecessor, the National Council for Soviet and East European Research, and from the International Research and Exchanges Board. He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar, a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, a Research Scholar at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace under the Jennings Randolph Program on International Peace, and a Guest Scholar of the East European Studies Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Steffen Angenendt is since September 2006 senior associate at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. Within the research unit Global Issues he is responsible for research on demography, migration and security.
He has published extensively on German, European and international migration policy. Before joining the Institute in 1993, he was research fellow at the Political Science Department of the Free University of Berlin. He also worked as a consultant i.a. to UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, the German Federal Government’s Independent Commission on Immigration Reform (Süssmuth-Kommission), the Council for Asia-Europe Co-operation (CAEC), and the High Council on Migration and Integration (Zuwanderungsrat) of the German government. He taught political science and political sociology at the Free University and the Humboldt University in Berlin. He holds a diploma in political science and a Ph.D. in political science from the Free University in Berlin.
Mr. Bernard is a correspondent for the French daily, Le Monde, and is a specialist on immigration issues and Africa. He has specialized as a reporter at the African desk, International section and is a columnist on Africa. He reports on several Sub Saharan countries. Between 1997-2005 he served as editor at the “Société” section of Le Monde, serving as a columnist on immigration and race relations. From 1991-2005 he specialized on immigration and urban problems in France, Le Monde, Paris, France.
Khedidja Bourcart is an elected agent in charge of integration of Non-EU citizens, responsible for creating a department within the City of Paris administration to implement a fourfold policy: (i) access to citizenship and prerogative of law (ii) social welfare, (iii) solidarity and (iv) promotion of common cultures. Her main interests include creating a network among elected officials in major urban areas to discuss best practices in regard to immigration policies. She also has worked extensively in the arts, as an attaché to NGO and magazines dealing with the immigrant experience.
Ms. Ayse Özbabacan is the coordinator of the European Cities Network CLIP (Cities for Local Integration Policies of Migrants). She works for the Department for Integration Policy of the City of Stuttgart, where she supports the City to implement the goals of the Stuttgart Pact for Integration, the Stuttgart Integration Policy concept. For the last year and a half, she has been working on the extension of the network and on supporting the CLIP scientific research group to conduct migration-specific case studies in Stuttgart, which involves the organization of CLIP meetings, the writing of the CLIP-newsletter, and the presentation of successful integration work on the local, national and European levels. Ms. Özbabacan is multilingual, speaking German, English, French, Dutch, Kurdish, and Turkish. She has degrees in European studies and law and a masters degree in European culture from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Edwina O’Shea is a senior policy analyst with Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, most recently working on asylum and refugee issues. In particular, Edwina has conducted comparative analyses of Canadian and U.S. asylum polices and practices, as well as research into decision-making in the Canadian refugee resettlement program. She has also worked in Canadian diplomatic missions abroad conducting refugee, immigrant and non-immigrant selection in Thailand, Nepal, Singapore and Kenya. She brings immigration policy and practitioner experience from a Canadian perspective. Edwina has a bachelors degree in political studies from Queen’s University and a masters in Political Science from the University of Toronto in Canada.