Experts

  • Senior Associate and Asia Director, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
    Since 1989, I have worked at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), a nongovernmental organization based in Washington, D.C., developing and managing election monitoring and electoral reform programs in more than 25 countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Namibia, Palestine, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, Togo, and Zambia. A...
  • Vice President, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, Population Council
    Ann Blanc joined the Population Council in 2011 as vice president and director of the Poverty, Gender, and Youth program.Prior to joining the Council, Blanc was director of the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. The Task Force was an $11 million, three-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that aimed to shape collective efforts to improve maternal health worldwi...
  • Senior Policy Advisor to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations (SEIPN), U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
    Laura Blumenfeld is a best-selling author, Middle East analyst, and a scholar in residence at the Berkley Center. She previously served in the US State Department as senior policy advisor for the Middle East Peace Process. Blumenfeld spent two decades as a reporter for the Washington Post, covering the Middle East, national security, and presidential politics; she has also been a senior fellow at...
  • Research Analyst, African Center for Economic Transformation
    He holds a Bachelor degree in Agriculture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Rural Development and Management from the China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing. He also holds a certificate in Climate Change from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). His career spans both public and private se...
  • Research Officer, African Technology Policy Studies Network, Kenya.
    Mr. Bobadoye is a research officer at the African Technology Policy Study Network (ATPS) in Kenya. He previously worked at the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) as a Principla Research Officer. Bobadoye holds a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, as well as a Master's degree in Animal Science from the Federal University of Technology Akur...
  • 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
  • Host, Echo of Moscow Radio, and Columnist, Novaya Gazeta and Ejednevni Jurnal.
  • 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

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