Society and Culture Experts

Senior Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Civil Society, State University-Higher School of Economics, and former Chair, Russian Presidential Council for the Promotion of Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights
Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
Alyssa Park is a historian of modern Korea, with allied interests in borderlands history, transnational migration and space, and empires in East Asia. Dr. Park received her A.B. from Princeton and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She joined the faculty of the University of Iowa in 2011.
Journalist, "Echo of Moscow" Radio
Serguei Parkhomenko is a Russian journalist, publisher, and founder of several initiatives aimed at promoting civic activism in Russia. He has served as a political reporter and commentator at popular daily newspapers. He was the founder and first editor-in-chief of Itogi, Russia's first current affairs weekly co-published with Newsweek; editor-in-chief of several publishing houses producing f...
Formerly European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Technological Development, Directorate on Science, Economy and Society
Eleonore Pauwels is a Senior Program Associate and Scholar with the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her primary focus is a comparative and critical analysis of the EU and US approaches towards the societal governance of genomic technologies. She is also examining the challenges that new forms of biotechnology pose for political and...
PhD Candidate, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Elana Resnick is a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and will be a Weatherhead Fellow at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Elana has published in the Anthropology of East Europe Review and Collaborative Anthropologies on previous fieldwork in Bulgaria.  She is currently writing her dissertation on waste management in Bulgari...
Senior Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Fatima Sadiqi is a recipient of a Harvard Fellowship. She is Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies, author and editor of, among other works,  Moroccan Feminist Discourses (2014), Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco (Brill, 2003), Gender and Violence in the Middle East  (Routledge 2011), and Women Writing Africa. The Northern Region (The Feminist Press, 2009).   Sadiqi...
University Professor of History, George Mason University
Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  Before moving to GMU in 2007 he was the Walter S. Dickson Professor of English and American History at Tufts University for 27 years. His recent book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (with Kai Bird) won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for biography, the National...
Associate Professor, Central European University, History Department
Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations; Former Iraqi Ambassador to the United States
Samir Sumaida'ie was born in Baghdad in 1944. After having graduated from Durham University, UK, he started and ran a design business in London. Sumaida'ie was a leader in  the opposition to Saddam Hussain. After returning from exile, he became a member of the Governing Council in 2002, then the Minister of Interior in 2004 and Permanent Representative to the UN in 2004 until 2006, an...
Associate Research Professor, Fletcher School, Tufts University
Kimberly Theidon is a medical anthropologist focusing on Latin America. Her research interests include gender-based and sexual violence, transitional justice, reconciliation, and the politics of post-war reparations. She is the author of Entre Prójimos: El conflicto armado interno y la política de la reconciliación en el Perú (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos. first edition 2004; 2nd edition 2009) a...

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