International Development 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...
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...
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
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...
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...
Liz is the Program Associate with the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has prior experience consulting for a variety of multilateral and international organizations, including the World Bank, the Civil Service Agency of the Government of Liberia, and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Liz spent over two years working on local adult...
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...
PhD Candidate, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Elana Resnick is a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and will be a Weatherhead Fellow at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Elana has published in the Anthropology of East Europe Review and Collaborative Anthropologies on previous fieldwork in Bulgaria.  She is currently writing her dissertation on waste management in Bulgari...
CEO of México ¿Cómo Vamos?; Former Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Mexico
Viridiana (Government PhD, Harvard University) is an expert in Mexico’s political economy and security issues. Currently, she is CEO of México ¿Cómo Vamos? (MCV), a Mexican think tank specialized in subnational economic development, and an Op-Ed columnist for Excelsior, a Mexican National Newspaper. Before joining MCV, Viridiana was senior security adviser to current Mexico...
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...

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