International Development Experts

Michael Kugelman is the senior associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he is responsible for research, programming, and publications on the region. His main specialty is Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan and U.S. relations with each of them. Mr. Kugelman writes monthly columns for Foreign Policy’s South Asia Channel and monthly commentaries for War on the Ro...
Assistant Professor, Department of Justice Studies, Montclair State University
Arnaud Kurze is Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Montclair State University. His scholarly work on transitional justice in the post-Arab Spring world focuses particularly on youth activism, art and collective memory. In summer 2015, he was a research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, studying youth resilience in North Africa and the Middle East. During 2012-...
Independent Journalist
Ms. Lief is a journalist and media educator. From 1998 to 2012 she was the deputy director of the International Reporting Project (IRP) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She designed and directed programs and launched initiatives to engage reporters and editors in a wide range of issues, and to explore how technological change impacts international newsgathe...
Former U.S. Executive Director and Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund
Meg Lundsager currently consults on international economic, financial, and regulatory issues.  While United States’ Executive Director on the International Monetary Fund Executive Board (2007-2014), she focused on achieving effective IMF input into lending programs in Europe, securing adequate IMF resources, supporting low income countries, and strengthening IMF oversight of exchange ra...
Voice of America's Russian Service, and Associate at Central Asia Program, George Washington University
Erica Marat is a visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center. She is an expert on security issues in postcommunist countries, with a focus on military, national, and regional defense, as well as state-crime relations. Marat previously worked at the Voice of America's Russian Service and was a research fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program...
Visiting Assistant Professor, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences; Legal Counsel, OOO Dental Import
Andrey Medvedev is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and legal counsel of a foreign trade company. He teaches courses on comparative law. Andrey started his career in late 90s as a civil servant. He worked in the legal department during the reorganization of RAO UES. In mid 2000s he was Certified as a Tax Consultant. In 2006-2008 he worked on postg...
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Associate Professor, Kobe Women’s University, Japan
Kazumi Noguchi received her doctorate in international development from the Graduate School of International Social Sciences at Yokohama National University in Japan. She is currently an Associate Professor, teaching mainly international cooperation studies, at the Department of Kobe Global-Local Studies, Faculty of Literature, at Kobe Women’s University.  Noguchi has been researching t...
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Ohio State University
Irfan Nooruddin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University. His current research centers on questions at the intersection of comparative and international political economy. Just as with institutions and economic development, the principal problem of violent domestic conflict is understanding how to design state institutions that will constrain...
Associate Research Professor, The George Washington University
Dr. Robert Orttung is Assistant Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and an associate research professor of international affairs at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He previously worked at the Jefferson Institute; the Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption Center of American University; the EastWest Institut...

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