Scholars

Research Associate, Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School; Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute
Demographer in Residence, The Stimson Center
Richard Cincotta is a demographer whose research has focused on the demographic transition’s influences on political, institutional and environmental conditions. He is the demographer-in-residence at the Stimson Center, and (most notably) has served as Director of Social Science and Demographic Programs in the National Intelligence Council’s Long Range Analysis Unit (2006-09) and as an...
Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University
Jack A. Goldstone (PhD. Harvard) is Hazel Professor of Public Policy and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center of George Mason University.  He is also Director of the International Research Laboratory on Political Demography at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.  He is the author of Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (winne...
Former Senior Vice President, American Electronics Association
William Krist is currently a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.  For the past three years he has been working on a book on U.S. trade policy including its impact on economic development, the environment, U.S. foreign policy, and employment here in the United States.  It is expected that a draft of the book will be completed in early 2012.In addition to his...
Freelance Journalist
As a journalist with 14 years of experience, Palmer has reported almost exclusively on climate change, the environment, and business sustainability since 2008. Her work has appeared in publications such as Slate Magazine, Nature Climate Change, The Guardian, Yale E360, The Yale Forum, Scientific American, and The New York Times, among many others. She is a professional member of the Society of Env...
Independent Scholar
Dr. Schwartz is a qualitative social scientist working in the interdisciplinary field of political ecology. She is currently writing a book on the politics of implementing large-scale ecosystem restoration in the Everglades. The project draws on ethnographic research conducted since 2010 and supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Florida. Her first book, Nature and Nati...
Former President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC)
John W. Sewell is a Senior Scholar at The Wilson Center. His current research analyzes how globalization has affected American national interests in the developing world and the changes in U.S. development policy that are needed to deal with the challenges of the 21st Century. He has recently published a Wilson Center policy paper entitled "The Realpolitik of Ending Poverty: An Action Plan fo...

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