Democracy Experts

Former Congressman (D-Mo.), President & CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs
Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University
Jack A. Goldstone (PhD. Harvard) is Hazel Professor of Public Policy and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center of George Mason University.  He is also Director of the International Research Laboratory on Political Demography at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.  He is the author of Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (winne...
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
Jane Harman resigned from Congress February 28, 2011 to join the Woodrow Wilson Center as its first female Director, President and CEO. Representing the aerospace center of California during nine terms in Congress, she served on all the major security committees: six years on Armed Services, eight years on Intelligence, and eight on Homeland Security.  During her long public career, Harm...
Associate Professor of History & International Affairs, George Washington University
Professor Harrison studied at Harvard and Columbia and has taught at George Washington University since 1999 where she served as Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies from 2005-2009. She has published books and articles on the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, Germany and Russia, been an invited speaker in many countries and appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, the BBC, the History Cha...
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Ambassador to Ukraine (2003-2005)
Associate Professor, Sungshin Women's University
Hong Seuk Ryule is a Associate Professor of the Department of History at Sungshin Women's University in Seoul. Professor Hong holds a Ph.D. in Korean History from Seoul National University. He has also spent time as a visiting Researcher at the University of Maryland at College Park(1999-2000). He specialized in the modern history of Korea, and specifically, U.S.-ROK and inter-Korean relations...
Senior Researcher, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education
Former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
Farahnaz Ispahani is a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is a Pakistani politician who served as a member of Parliament and Media Advisor to the President of Pakistan. At the Parliament she focused on the issues of terrorism, human rights, minority rights and US-Pakistan relations. Ms. Ispahani spent the formative years of her career as a print and television journalist. Her...
Researcher, University of Zurich; Head of Continuing Education, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research (IPMZ).
Dr. Erik Jentges is an interdisciplinary researcher working on social theory and political communication. He received his doctorate in sociology in 2009 at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. As a senior teaching and research associate in the mass communication and media studies department, he has been affiliated with the NCCR Democracy at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Research interests...

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