• Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, New York University, Abu Dhabi
    Having first studied African languages and history at Moscow State University, Georgi Derluguian saw his first war in Mozambique in the 1980s. Having returned from Africa to Moscow in 1989, he saw with astonishment that parts of the unraveling Soviet Union were rapidly coming to resemble the Africa's politics of corruption as well as its civil wars. Georgi's first-hand study of S...
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Humboldt State University.
  • Research Fellow, Women's Studies Research Center, University of Wisconsin
  • Professor, Shippensburg University
  • Head of Economics of Science and Innovation Policy Division, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
    Irina Dezhina's research interests are focused on modern Russian science policy and creation of the national inovation system. Her project at the Kennan Institute breaks away from the traditional focus on politics and society in civil society by reorienting attention to the sciences, a domain that has been shadowed by more public displays of civic identity.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • 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...
  • Principal Political Scientist, Global Development Network
  • Principal Researcher, Center for Economic Efficient Policy, Ministry of Macroeconomics and Statistics, Tashkent Researcher, Department of Regional Development Strategy of Center for Economic Efficient Policy
  • Doctor, Higher School of Ecology and Biotechnology