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Director, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, NY
Independent Journalist
Ms. Lief is a journalist and media educator. From 1998 to 2012 she was the deputy director of the International Reporting Project (IRP) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She designed and directed programs and launched initiatives to engage reporters and editors in a wide range of issues, and to explore how technological change impacts international newsgathe...
Supreme Court Correspondent, New York Times
Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Professor of Political Science, Mohyla National University, Kyiv
Cowden Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Arizona State University
Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park
EducationM.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization, Brown University; B.A. in Philosophy, Barnard CollegeHonorsFulbright Senior Scholar, Germany, 2009; Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, 2005-6; Shelby Cullom Davis Center Fellowship, Princeton University, 1995-96; Social Politics recognized by Library Journal as one of "10 Best New Journals of 1994"; Fulbright Scholar Abroad, Sweden, 1994; Nati...
Associate Professor of Russian, Languages and Cultures, United States Naval Academy
Catherine O’Neil is Assistant Professor of Russian at the United States Naval Academy. Her scholarship focuses on Russian imperial politics and literature in the period of Romanticism. Her previous publications include a monograph on Pushkin and Shakespeare (With Shakespeare’s Eyes, 2003) and several articles on Russian, English and Polish romanticism. She has also published several tr...
Senior Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Civil Society, State University-Higher School of Economics, and former Chair, Russian Presidential Council for the Promotion of Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights
Assistant Professor of Modern Korean History, University of Iowa
Alyssa Park is a historian of modern Korea, with allied interests in borderlands history, transnational migration and space, and empires in East Asia. Her current project, Borderland Beyond, traces the migration of Koreans to the Russian Far East and Manchuria in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By examining the intersection among global ideas about mobility and citizenship, methods of bord...

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