Former United States Secretary of Commerce
President Emerita, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, Georgia
Chairman, Advisory Council, Institute of Public Policy, Lahore, Pakistan
Since 1999, Mr. Burki has been CEO of EMP-Financial Advisors, LLC. From 1994-1999, he was Vice President of the Latin America and Caribbean Region of The World Bank. Prior to that time, he held other senior positions at The World Bank and, from 1996-1997, was Finance Minister of Pakistan. Mr. Burki holds degrees in physics and economics, as well as the M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Harvard Uni...
Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics
For the past two decades I have been exploring the interface between theory and practice in international politics: in particular how studies of Chinese foreign policy need to be better theorised, on the one hand, and how East Asian thought can add to political and international relations theory, on the other. In a way, this academic two-step started by chance when I moved to Thailand just as poli...
Chairman and CEO, The Asia Group; Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the South Asia Studies Program, Wellesley College
I was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. As a teenager, I lived in South India, where my interest in Southern Asia began. After College, I worked for three years to assist Tibetan refugees in India, Afghan refugees in Pakistan, and internally displaced people in Sri Lanka. I have strong interests in Buddhist arts, Islamic social thought, soccer, and squash.EducationB.A. (1985) Philosophy, Ha...
Lecturer in War and Security Studies and Director of South Asia Project, Department of Politics and International Studies, The University of Hull, UK
My research has primarily focused on strategic and nuclear weapons politics in South Asia, although my intellectual life did not begin in this area. During my postgraduate studies and at the beginning of my academic career I delved into ethnicity and nationalism studies. I was particularly interested in ethnic identity formation and its dynamics within the ‘nation-state'. At the Internationa...
Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor at The Washington Post
Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and associate editor. He was The Washington Post’s national editor and has served as an assistant managing editor. He was bureau chief in Baghdad for the first two years of the Iraq war. He also has been a correspondent in Cairo and Southeast Asia. He is the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a best-selling acco...
M.A. Candidate in Constitutional Law, Korea University School of Law
University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, MSU, UMBC
ExpertiseU.S. foreign relations, especially U.S.-China relations