Governance Experts

Founding Director of the Intrastate Conflict Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Robert Rotberg is the Founding Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Intrastate Conflict and President Emeritus of the World Peace Foundation. He was President of Lafayette College and Academic Vice President of Tufts University, and Professor of Political Science at MIT. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was Fulbright Research Professor at the Paterson...
Blair A. Ruble is currently Vice President for Programs at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Director of the Center’s Urban Policy Laboratory.  He also is Senior Advisor to the Center’s Kennan Institute.  Previously, he served as the Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) as well as of the Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Program (1992-...
Analyst, U.S. Government
Dr. Brenda Seaver has worked as a CIA analyst for 14 years.  She began her career covering East Asia and has spent the last decade focusing on various countries in South America.  Between 2010-12, Seaver was a Latin America Regional Analyst at the US Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.  She recently completed a two-year rotation to the CIA's Red Cell...
Associate Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio
Boyka Stefanova is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Geography at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Delaware (2004). Her research interests focus on political conflict, European governance, and security issues in Europe. Dr. Stefanova has published three books: The War on Terror in Comparative Perspectiv...
Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations; Former Iraqi Ambassador to the United States
Samir Sumaida'ie was born in Baghdad in 1944. After having graduated from Durham University, UK, he started and ran a design business in London. Sumaida'ie was a leader in  the opposition to Saddam Hussain. After returning from exile, he became a member of the Governing Council in 2002, then the Minister of Interior in 2004 and Permanent Representative to the UN in 2004 until 2006, an...
Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
Professor Taylor's research and teaching interests include state capacity, corruption, judicial politics, and Latin American political economy. He has lived and worked extensively in Brazil, working most recently at the University of São Paulo, where he was a member of the faculty from 2006 to 2011.Taylor is the author of Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil (Stanford...

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