Urban Studies Experts

Associate Professor, National research University Higher School of Economics
Roman Abramov is a associate professor National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow). He is kandidate in sociology(2000) and specialises on memory studies, social history, sociology of professions and education. His specific interest is postsoviet nostalgia studies.
Research Officer, African Technology Policy Studies Network
Ernest Nti Acheampong is a research officer at African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS). He is responsible for undertaking research and coordinating two flagship programs notably the African Youth Forum for Science and Technology (AYFST) and the Social Innovation Program. Ernest holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and...
Ph.D., Chairman, Urban Age Institute, Berkeley, CA
Tim Campbell has worked for more than 35 years in urban development with experience in scores of countries and hundreds of cities.  Campbell retired from the World Bank in December 2005 after more than 17 years working in various capacities in the urban sector, including pioneering the bank's city-development strategies. Before joining the bank, he worked for more than 13 years as a priva...
Doctor of Law, Wissenschraftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany; Former Mayor of Budapest, 1990-2010
Studies:1970-76 Student of the Law Faculty of Eotvos Lorandt University. While still a student, he was suspended for a year for organizing a left-wing student demonstration in 1972 /Graduated in 1976/.1978-81 Sociological studies at the Sociology Faculty of Budapest University.1988-89 Student of the Columbia University in New York.Employments and Activities:1979 Signed the Act of Solidarity for Ch...
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Kansas
Alexander C. Diener is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. After earning his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alex was a Title VIII Research Fellow at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center. He then taught at Pepperdine University before taking a post-doctoral fellowship at George Washington University (2010-2011) and being named Regional...
Visiting Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University
Nicole Eaton received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013, with an emphasis on Modern European, Soviet, and German history. She has been a research fellow at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University and will be teach Russian history as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University in the Spring of 2015.
Allison Garland is program associate for the Wilson Center's Urban Sustainability Laboratory. She served previously as senior program associate in the Wilson Center's Latin American Program, where she worked from 1993-2000. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Garland worked for the American Jewish World Service, an international development organization, and for the National Commission for...
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...
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...
Associate Professor of Government, American University
Adrienne LeBas (PhD, Columbia University) is Associate Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Prior to joining AU, LeBas was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and Assistant Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University. Her research interests include social movements, democratization, and po...

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