• Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
    My focus on women, gender, and feminisms in Islam and Muslim societies for more than three decades has combined teaching and scholarship, public intellectual work, consulting, and activism. For even longer I have been a feminist. I have lived, contributed, and studied feminisms in many locations. For many this would raise questions of belonging—of positioning as insider or outsider and atten...
  • Head of Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Chief Political Correspondent, New York Times Magazine
    Matt Bai is the chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered the last three presidential campaigns. He also writes the "Political Times" column that appears regularly in the Caucus, the Times' political blog. Bai often explores issues of generational change in American politics and society. His cover articles in the magazine include the 2008 essay...
  • Professor of History, Temple University
    Perhaps it is a result of growing up in the South in the 1960s and 1970s, but I've long sought to understand the relationship between actions taken at a national level and the ways those actions affect the nation's citizens–not only their behaviors, but also the changing ways they understand the world in which they live. As a cultural historian, I've explored that question primarily in relat...
  • Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh
  • CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
  • Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa; Senior Consultant on Governance, World Bank
    Joel D. Barkan is professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa and senior consultant on Governance in the Public Sector Reform Unit of the Africa Region at the World Bank. A specialist on democratization, political processes and development policy in sub-Saharan Africa, Barkan served as the regional democracy and governance advisor for East and Southern Africa to the United States Agen...
  • International Director, Promundo
  • Bernard and Bertha Cohen Professor of International Relations; Department of International Relations,Lehigh University
  • Professor of International Relations, Lehigh University and former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center


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