United States Experts
Peter Behr retired in January from The Washington Post, where he was the principal reporter on energy issues. From 1975-76, Mr. Behr was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He later covered business issues for The Washington Post, serving as business editor from 1987-1992. In that capacity, he also covered international trade and competitiveness and the Washington regional economy. In 1985, Mr....
Fulbright Scholar; Assistant Professor of English, English Department, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, University of Kairouan, Tunisia
ExpertiseAnglophone studies; discourse analysis; lexicometrics; computational linguistics
Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University
I am trained as a nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. women's historian. Over time, I became increasingly interested in the history of race and ethnicity in North America. As a result, my work crosses the boundaries of gender history and the histories of migration, race, region, and labor. My writing and teaching insist that these categories are mutually constitutive and inextricable. I am a th...
Assistant Secretary and Chief Diplomatic Officer, Office of International Affairs, Department of Homeland Security
Alan Bersin commenced service as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Department of Homeland Security on January 3, 2012. In that capacity, he oversees the Department's international engagement and serves as the principal advisor to Secretary Janet Napolitano on all international affairs. Previously, Bersin served as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and...
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Journalist, USA Today
Author and veteran journalist Joan Biskupic, currently a Public Policy Scholar at The Wilson Center, has covered the Supreme Court for twenty years. She has written several books on the judiciary, including American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2009, and Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the...
Journalist in Residence, Global Economy and Development Program, The Brookings Institution
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Erfurt, Germany
History MA (research), University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities