Democracy Experts

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cassandra Hartblay is an award-winning scholar of disability and postsoviet Russia. An ethnographer and cultural anthropologist by training, her work contributes to interdisciplinary conversations in queer/feminist disability studies, global studies, and infrastructure studies. Cassandra’s work on comparative regimes of productivity and dependency, as related to gender, disability, and the w...
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Ambassador to Ukraine (2003-2005)
Associate Professor, Sungshin Women's University
Hong Seuk Ryule is a Associate Professor of the Department of History at Sungshin Women's University in Seoul. Professor Hong holds a Ph.D. in Korean History from Seoul National University. He has also spent time as a visiting Researcher at the University of Maryland at College Park(1999-2000). He specialized in the modern history of Korea, and specifically, U.S.-ROK and inter-Korean relations...
Executive Director, The China Law Center; Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School
Jamie Horsley is Executive Director of The China Law Center and a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, where her project work and research primarily has involved issues of governance, administrative law and regulatory reform in China, including promoting government transparency, public participation, improved administrative procedures and dispute resolution, and government accountability. P...
Senior Researcher, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education
Former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
Farahnaz Ispahani is a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is a Pakistani politician who served as a member of Parliament and Media Advisor to the President of Pakistan. At the Parliament she focused on the issues of terrorism, human rights, minority rights and US-Pakistan relations. Ms. Ispahani spent the formative years of her career as a print and television journalist. Her...
Professor of Political Science and Law & Society, Director, Institute for Social Research, York University
Les Jacobs is Professor of Law & Society and Political Science and Director of the Institute for Social Research at York University. He is also the past Executive Director and now Senior Research Fellow of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, a pan-Canadian access to justice NGO housed at Osgoode Hall Law School. Currently, he is the Fulbright Research Chair at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Smith...
Researcher, University of Zurich; Head of Continuing Education, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research (IPMZ).
Dr. Erik Jentges is an interdisciplinary researcher working on social theory and political communication. He received his doctorate in sociology in 2009 at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. As a senior teaching and research associate in the mass communication and media studies department, he has been affiliated with the NCCR Democracy at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Research interests...
Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Project, Hoover Archives; former Director, Radio Free Europe
A. Ross Johnson is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Archive Project at Hoover, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson  International Center for Scholars.Johnson was a senior executive of RFE/RL from 1988 to 2002, serving as director  of Radio Free Europe, director of the RFE/RL Research Institute, and acting president...
Professor, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Mount Holyoke College
Professor Stephen Jones received his Ph.D (Georgian Social Democracy in Opposition and Power, 1918-1921) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984. He has taught at the Universities of California, London, and Oxford.  Since 1989 he has taught at Mount Holyoke College in the US. Professor Jones has written over 90 articles and chapters on Georgian affairs.  He publ...

Pages