Experts

  • Former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
    Farahnaz Ispahani is a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is a Pakistani politician who served as a member of Parliament and Media Advisor to the President of Pakistan. At the Parliament she focused on the issues of terrorism, human rights, minority rights and US-Pakistan relations. Ms. Ispahani spent the formative years of her career as a print and television journalist. Her...
  • Assistant Secretary to the President for Planning, Office of the President, Republic of Korea
    Sue Yon Kang is a career diplomat in the Korean government, who has recently served as Assistant Secretary to the President for Planning in the Office of the President. Prior to that she was Deputy Director in the Korean Peninsula Peace Regime Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Counselor in the Embassy of Korea to the Lao PDR. She has also served in the Embassy of Korea in Washington...
  • Associate Professor of Government and Director of the International Relations Program, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Former Senior Vice-President, American Electronics Association, Washington, DC.
    William Krist is currently a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. For the past three years, he has been working on a book on U.S. trade policy including its impact on economic development, the environment, U.S. foreign policy, and employment here in the United States His book, Globalization and America’s Trade Agreements, was published in 2013 by Woo...
  • Professor of U.S. Government and History, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 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...
  • Former Foreign Service Officer and US Ambassador to Ivory Coast
    Retired State Department South Asia Specialist and U.S. Ambassador to The Ivory Coast 
  • Chief Foreign Correspondent, Sunday Times of London
    Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents. Educated at Oxford and Harvard, she is an expert on Afghanistan and Pakistan which she has reported on since 1987. Known for her passionate storytelling combined with depth of knowledge, she has won numerous awards including five times being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year and Europe’s top war reporting prize, t...
  • Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment and a member of the House of Representatives from the Liberal Democratic Party
    Hideki Makihara is Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment and a member of the House of Representatives from the Liberal Democratic Party. He is a member of the Lower House’s foreign affairs and budget committees. Makihara is also Commissioner of the Japanese Diet’s Special Committee on Nuclear Plant Accident Research. Prior to his election as a member of the House...
  • Senior Journalist, Australia

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