Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Experts

M.A., University of Zurich
Adis Merdzanovic is a political scientist who has just finished his PhD thesis dedicated to "Imposed Consociational Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina" at the Departments for Political Science and Philosophy of the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland. His research focuses on constitutional order in divided post-conflict societies using the perspective of political theory, in particu...
Monde Muyangwa currently serves as the Director of the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.Prior to this, she served as Academic Dean at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies from 2002 to 2013. In this capacity, she oversaw all curriculum and programs for the Africa Center, including in the areas of Security Studies, Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Threats, Civil-Military Relations,...
Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis
Amy Myers Jaffe is a leading expert on global energy policy, geopolitical risk, and energy and sustainability. Jaffe serves as executive director for Energy and Sustainability at University of California, Davis with a joint appointment to the Graduate School of Management and Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). Prior to joining UC Davis, Jaffe served as founding director of the Energy Forum...
Associate Professor, Center for International Issue Studies, Jiangsu Provincial College of Administration.
Dr. Weigan Niu is associate professor at the Center for International Issue Studies of College of Administration of Jiangsu Province. Niu was previously a post-doctoral researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, studying Sino-US conflicts following the 2008 international financial crisis and the US “rebalancing to Asia.” He also completed a post-doc at Nanjing University where he e...
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Ohio State University
Irfan Nooruddin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University. His current research centers on questions at the intersection of comparative and international political economy. Just as with institutions and economic development, the principal problem of violent domestic conflict is understanding how to design state institutions that will constrain...
Reader, Aberystwyth University
Sergey Radchenko’s research has focused on the history of the Cold War, particularly Sino-Soviet and Soviet-Japanese relations, atomic diplomacy, Soviet engagement with the Third World, and Cold War crises. Dr. Radchenko has published extensively on topics in Mongolian and North Korean history, as well as the international politics of Central Asia and contemporary Sino-Russian relations. His...
Director of Mehergarh: A Center for Learning
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
James A. Schear of Maryland served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations from 2009-2013. He led efforts to help foreign partners build effective and accountable security forces, to reshape U.S. investments in stabilization missions post-Afghanistan, to navigate war-to-peace transitions, to prevent mass atrocities and to provide life-saving aid t...
Masters Candidate, GSIS Yonsei University
A Master’s candidate at the Graduate School of International Studies Yonsei University, Hyo Won Shin currently focuses on the studies of International Security and Policy. Having spent 13 years of her childhood in Yangon, Myanmar, she has always been interested in the field of security and policy. Observing the political transition of Myanmar in 2011 from a military dictatorship to a civilia...

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