Governance Experts

Professor, Rowan University
James Heinzen is a specialist in the history of the Soviet Union, about which he has written widely. He received his B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Heinzen's research interests include Stalinism, the late Soviet decades, the history of crime and corruption, and the cultural history of Russia. He is the author o...
Lauren Herzer is a program associate in the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center.She leads the planning, development, and implementation of seminars, workshops, and conferences focusing on climate change, natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding as well as programming for ECSP’s work on health, environment, livelihoods, population, and security.Prior to the Wi...
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...
Director and Professor, Law and Society/Political Science and Institute for Social Research, York University, Canada.
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...
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...
Associate Professor of Government and Director of the International Relations Program, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Senior Lecturer in World Politics, Moscow State Institute of International Studies
Visiting Senior Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is a Visiting Senior Researcher at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand and an affiliate at Tufts University. In 2011, she received a MacArthur grant on Migration and Development and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University, Washington DC. Her career ha...
Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Dr. Todd Kuiken is a Senior Program Associate with the Science and Technology Innovation Program where he explores the scientific and technological frontier, stimulating discovery and bringing new tools to bear on public policy challenges that emerge as science advances.He is the principal investigator on the Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project, where he has numerous projects evaluatin...

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