Governance Experts

Voice of America's Russian Service, and Associate at Central Asia Program, George Washington University
Erica Marat is a visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center. She is an expert on security issues in postcommunist countries, with a focus on military, national, and regional defense, as well as state-crime relations. Marat previously worked at the Voice of America's Russian Service and was a research fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program...
President/CEO, Partners for Livable Communities, Washington D.C. Senior Visiting Research Associate within the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, Oxford
Robert McNulty received his business degree at the Haas School of Business and a doctorate in law at Boalt Hall at University of California, Berkeley. He has been a fellow, twice appointed, at the Harvard School of Design, a Fellow at Yale University, and was the Acting Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation within the School of Architecture at Columbia University, where he also...
Visiting Assistant Professor, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences; Legal Counsel, OOO Dental Import
Andrey Medvedev is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and legal counsel of a foreign trade company. He teaches courses on comparative law. Andrey started his career in late 90s as a civil servant. He worked in the legal department during the reorganization of RAO UES. In mid 2000s he was Certified as a Tax Consultant. In 2006-2008 he worked on postg...
Professor, School of International Affairs, Sciences Po University, Paris
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,...
Associate Professor, Kobe Women’s University, Japan
Kazumi Noguchi received her doctorate in international development from the Graduate School of International Social Sciences at Yokohama National University in Japan. She is currently an Associate Professor, teaching mainly international cooperation studies, at the Department of Kobe Global-Local Studies, Faculty of Literature, at Kobe Women’s University.  Noguchi has been researching t...
Adjunct Research Fellow, INSS-NDU
John W. Parker joined the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in January 2010, transitioning to adjunct status in January 2013. From 1971-73, he worked for the U.S. Information Agency and was attached to the cultural exchange exhibit “R&D – USA” in the Soviet Union for all of 1972. From 1974-2010, he served in the U.S. Department of Sta...
Formerly European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Technological Development, Directorate on Science, Economy and Society
Eleonore Pauwels is a public policy scholar with the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her primary focus is a comparative and critical analysis of the EU and US approaches towards the societal governance of synthetic biology. She is also examining the challenges that new forms of biotechnology pose for political and public policy org...
Senior Researcher, University of Bern
Alina Polyakova's research examines radical right movements in Europe, with a specialization on Ukraine. Polyakova is currently a Senior Researcher at the University of Bern, where she's working on a book manuscript on post-Soviet identities and the Ukraine crisis. The book is partially based on her doctoral research for which she interviewed over 100 radical right activists in Ukraine. Po...
Westminster House of Lords, London
Lord Ramsbotham is a retired British Army officer, who later served as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005, and now sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords.Lord Ramsbotham is Chairman of the Koestler Awards scheme, and Vice-Chair of both the All Party Penal Affairs Group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Learning & Skills in the C...

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