U.S. Politics Experts

Ellen and Dixon Long Professor of World Affairs, Case Western Reserve University
Kathryn Lavelle is the Ellen and Dixon Long Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University. Her research specializes in the politics of financial governance. The author of The Politics of Equity Finance in Emerging Markets (Oxford University Press, 2004); Legislating International Organizations: US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank (Oxford University Press, 2011); and Money and...
Senior Vice President, the Council on Foreign Relations
Supreme Court Correspondent, New York Times
Professor of Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Xolela Mangcu is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. He is the winner of the Harry Oppenheimer Fellow, South Africa's most prestigious academic award. He was also an Oppenheimer Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies at Harvard and the Emeka Anyaoku Fellow at the Institute for Commonwealth Studies at the University of London. Mangcu is the aut...
Former Visiting Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Jared McBride received his BA in history summa cum laude at Northeastern University in 2004 and completed his Ph.D. in history at UCLA in fall 2014. His work specializes in the regions of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe in the 20th century and research interests include borderlands studies, nationalist movements, mass violence and genocide, the Holocaust, inter-ethnic conflict, and war crimes...
Strategy and Policy Fellow, Harvard University & Professor, CEU
Inna Melnykovska is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) Budapest and a Strategy and Policy Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin. Her disciplinary background is a combination of Political Science and Political Economy. Her expertis...
Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park
EducationM.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization, Brown University; B.A. in Philosophy, Barnard CollegeHonorsFulbright Senior Scholar, Germany, 2009; Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, 2005-6; Shelby Cullom Davis Center Fellowship, Princeton University, 1995-96; Social Politics recognized by Library Journal as one of "10 Best New Journals of 1994"; Fulbright Scholar Abroad, Sweden, 1994; Nati...
SummaryAaron David Miller, a Vice President and Middle East Program Director at the Wilson Center, is among America’s foremost experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. policy in the Middle East. A former adviser to six secretaries of state (George Schultz to Colin Powell), he helped shape America’s policy in the region for more than two decades. A prolific commentator, Mill...
Head of the Academic Program and Associate Professor in American Politics, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney, Australia
International political consultant; Secretary General of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, 1993-2015; Chief Counsel of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1985-1993; and Chief of Staff, US Congressional Helsinki Commission, 1976-1985
R. Spencer Oliver served as the elected Secretary General of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly from 1993 to 2015. A lawyer by training, he served as Chief Counsel of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (1985-1993) and as Chief of Staff of the US Congressional Helsinki Commission (1976-1985). He served in senior diplomatic positions on US delegations to CSCE Review and Expert Meetings between 1987 an...

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