Independent Researcher and Consultant; Co-Convener, Development Policy Roundtable.
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Rutgers University
Historian, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State
Myra Burton is chief of the Africa and Americas Division in the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian. Burton compiles volumes on Southern Africa and North Africa for the Foreign Relations of the United States series. In addition to her work on the series, she developed an educational video project to facilitate the incorporation of foreign affairs in middle and high school classrooms,...
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville
My interest in border regimes dates from my dissertation fieldwork. For most of 1994 and 1995, I lived in a small town on Ghana's northeast frontier a few miles from both Togo and Burkina Faso. My research focused on the implications of neo-liberal reform for female livelihoods and as I visited homesteads, markets and farms across the community, I could not help but take the border into account. C...
White House Correspondent, The New York Times
A native of Liberia who came to the United States at 14 years of age, Ms. Cooper holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill. She has been a reporter since 1987.
PhD candidate in Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Independent Scholar, Visiting Research Fellow, Open University, UK
Coline Covington has worked as a Jungian analyst in private practice for over twenty years in London. Born in the US, Coline came to England after receiving her B.A. in political theory from Princeton University. She went on to do an M.Phil. in criminology at Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in sociology at LSE. She worked for many years as a consultant to local government agencies throughout the...
Senior Advisor at the Overseas Development Institute
Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan
Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, D. Grace Davie is pursuing her doctoral degree in History at the University of Michigan. She studied African History at Kenyon College and became interested the history of colonial psychiatry. After spending some years exploring a career in medicine, Ms. Davie decided to pursue graduate training in history and focus on the history of science. In formulati...
Doctoral candidate, Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Jennifer Demaio is a Political Science Ph.D candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has a Masters in Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science. The recipient of many awards and fellowships, she has also published several papers on conflict in Africa. Ms. Demaio's dissertation straddles the comparative politics and international relations fields and d...