Europe Experts

Professor of Political Science, Arnold Chair in International Political Economy, and Director, Tower Center, SMU
Hollifield is Professor of Political Science, Ora Nixon Arnold Chair in International Political Economy, and Director of the Tower Center, SMU. He received his PhD in political science from Duke University in 1985. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, he has worked as a consultant for a variety of governmental and intergovernmental organizati...
Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany; Former German Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2006 to May 2008 and to the United States from 2001 to 2006.
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...
Fomer Macedonia Project Director, International Crisis Group
Independent scholar
Ph.D. Candidate, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Samuel J. Kessler received his BA from New York University and MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. His scholarship focuses primarily on nineteenth-century responses to Enlightenment and the history of science. He also works on topics in postmodern theory (Foucaul...
Lecturer in Modern History, and Associated Researcher Priority Program Asia and Europe, University of Zurich; Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Fribourg
Ariane Knüsel is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Her research project analyzes political and economic relations between Switzerland and China in the Cold War with a particular focus on actors and networks. She is also a lecturer in Modern History at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and an associated researcher at the University of Zurich’s Priority...
Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
Angela Kocze, PhD is sociologist. Currently she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Wake Forest University. She is also research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology and affiliated research fellow at the Central European University, Center for policy Studies.  Dr. Kocze  has done several research mainly focused on social and legal inequalities of Roma...
Member, Public Finance Council, Portugal; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University; Visiting Professor, Central European University.
George Kopits is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where his primary research interest is the Euro debt crisis. He is a member of Portugal’s Public Finance Council and is on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown and Central European University. In 2014-15, he was an advisor at the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office. In 2012-13, he chaired the OECD R...

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