• Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Mariya Bobina graduated from Moscow Technical University (M.A., B.S., Applied Mathematics) and from the Russian Academy of Economics (M.A., B.S., Finance) and completed post-graduate program at the Russian Academy of Sciences where she earned Candidate of Science Degree in International Economics.  Her thesis focused on international cross-border alliances in the global economy.  She als...
  • Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, U.S. Department of State.
    ExperienceFormer U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria, former Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs
  • Professor of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
    I am a native of Turkey, where I still live. I am teaching international relations at the university where I went for undergraduate study, located in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. My graduate study was at the University of Virginia, where I divided my attention between Soviet/East European issues (my M.A. thesis was on the now defunct GDR and its handling of the "German Question") and Middle East...
  • Senior Director for Policy, Brazil-US Business Council
  • Senior Conflict Advisor, USAID
  • Director, Washington Office, MIT
  • President, Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI)
  • Anne Bowser is a Program Associate with the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP). She co-directs the Commons Lab, a research project focused on mobilizing public participation and innovation in science, technology, and policy. Anne also supports the Wilson Center’s initiative on serious games.  As a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, her research focuses on underst...
  • Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
    During 25 years at the University of Texas at Austin and in my current position as Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, I have devoted my teaching and research to analyzing the interrelated processes of political and cultural modernization in Spain. Trained as a historian of modern Europe, I have tried to understand the historic weakness of democratic-civic culture in Spai...