Scholars

Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Audrey L. Altstadt is author of dozens of articles on Azerbaijan's history, politics and culture, and forthcoming book, Culture Wars in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920-1940. She has worked in Azerbaijani archives since 1980 and consulted with the US Foreign Service, Radio Liberty, US Institute of Peace, the CSCE, Freedom House. She earned her PhD from the University of Chicago and received an honorary...
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward's University
Dr. Sharyl Cross was appointed Director of the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University beginning in September 2013.  From 2005-2013, Dr. Cross was Professor in the College of International & Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany. Prior to the Marshall Center, Dr. Cross was at the United States Air F...
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Humboldt State University.
Associate Professor, International and European Law Department, Kazan Federal University (Russia); Visiting Scholar at Washington College of Law, American University (2014-2015).
Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College, Washington D.C.
Former Counselor for International Strategy, Chevron, and Co-editor, Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Wesleyan University
VICTORIA SMOLKIN-ROTHROCK is Assistant Professor of Russian History at Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut). She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley in 2010. Her publications include: “The Confession of an Atheist Who Became a Scholar of Religion”: Nikolai Semenovich Gordienko’s Last Interview,” Kritika (Summer 2014), and “The Ti...
Opinion Page Editor, Vedomosti Daily, Russia
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997 and to Georgia from 1998-2001
Ambassador (ret.) Kenneth Yalowitz served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer for 36 years and was twice an ambassador: to Belarus from 1994-1997; and  Georgia from 1998-2001. He also served in Moscow (two tours), The Hague and the US Mission to NATO in Brussels.  He was chosen for the Ambassador Robert Frasure award for peacemaking and conflict prevention in 2000 for his work preventing s...

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