Contributors

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    Dibyesh Anand

    is a Reader (Associate Professor) in International Relations, Head of the Department of Politics and IR at the University of Westminster, and the author several books, including "Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination"; "Tibet: A Victim of Geopolitics" and "Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear". His research interests include Tibet, China-India relations, the Himalayan region including Kashmir. He is often found on www.facebook.com/dibyesh. At the Center for Global Politics, he teaches Modules for International Relations Online.

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    Frauke Austermann

    is a Project Manager at Porsche AG, taking care of continuous improvement in the field of human resource management. Prior to that, she was the Head of the Cologne-Campus of the International School of Management. Before that, she was the Program Director and Assistant Professor in International Affairs at the Shanghai Campus of ESSCA School of Management. Frauke also worked for the media start-up company European Daily, she was a Senior Associate that the Beijing-based think tank ThinkIN China, and she founded an NGO for labour rights of young people with the Germany Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB). Frauke holds a PhD in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin and Renmin University of China and a Master’s degree in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics. Next to being a full-time Lecturer in European Studies at Maastricht University, Frauke has taught EU politics at various universities in Europe and Asia. Frauke is a board member of the UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-China relations. Her research interests include EU-China relations and contemporary Chinese society. Frauke is the first alumna of the Graduate School of Global Politics and teaches in the Seasonal Schools program of the Center for Global Politics.
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    Thilo Bodenstein

    is Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy at the Central European University in Budapest. His research interests are international political economy, development studies and east European studies. He obtained his PhD at the University of Konstanz. He held positions as a senior researcher at the Center for Development Research in Bonn, at the Jean Monnet Centre at Free University Berlin and as a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.
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    William Burke-White

    is Deputy Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He had served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 on Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff, providing the Secretary direct policy advice on multilateral diplomacy and international institutions. Prof. Burke-White has written extensively in the fields of international law and institutions. His current research explores gaps in the global governance system and the challenges of international legal regulation in a world of rising powers and divergent interests. In 2008 he received the A. Leo Levin Award and in 2007 the Robert A. Gorman award for Excellence in Teaching. He also teaches Modules for International Relations Online at the Center for Global Politics.

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    Irina Busygina

    is a Professor of Comparative Politics at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and European Studies Institute at MGIMO. She also heads the Center for Regional Political Studies at MGIMO. Her main spheres of research include EU-Russia relations, regional development and regional policy in Russia and the EU (comparatively) and also federalism in EU and Russia.

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    Peter T. Y. Cheung

    Peter T. Y. Cheung is Associate Professor at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests focus on the relations between Beijing and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the management of cross-boundary issues in south China and the politics of policy making in Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an M.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington, Seattle. Peter T. Y. Cheung has extensive experience in providing consultancy service and training to the senior management of the government and the public sector. He has been invited to talk about various current topics at the Center for Global Politics.
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    Barbara Dietz

    holds a Master degree in Economics (Dipl.-Volkswirtin) from the University of Munich and a doctorate (Dr. phil.) from the University of Bremen. She is head of the Department of Migration and Integration at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg. Her research focus is on East-West migration, migration policy and the economic and social integration of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in Germany and the EU. At the Center for Global Politics she instructs modules for East European Studies Online. Barbara Dietz conducted a series of international research projects and her work has been been published in numerous scientific journals.
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    Shen Dingli

    is Professor and Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies. His research and publications cover China-US security relations, regional security and international strategy, arms control and nonproliferation, foreign and defense policy of China and the US. He received his PhD in physics from Fudan in 1989 and did a post-doc in arms control at Princeton University from 1989-1991. In 2002, Shen Dingli was invited by then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to advise him on strategic planning during his second term. Furthermore, he serves on many academic boards and has been appointed by the Shanghai Municipality as Shanghai’s Conference Ambassador.  He joined the Center for Global Politics to teach at the Summer School in China.

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    Stefan Engert

    is currently Professor for International Relations at the University of Konstanz. Prior to that he was Senior Research Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at the Goethe University Frankfurt/M. and a member of the research project “The Transformation of Security Culture”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Stefan Engert has taught in Darmstadt, Munich, Frankfurt/M., Birmingham and is a lecturer for International Relations Online at the Center for Global Politics.

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    Ian Holliday

    Ian Holliday is Professor of Political Science at The University of Hong Kong. He has taught at New York University, the University of Manchester, and has given lectures for International Relations Online at the Center for Global Politics. His research focuses on problems in the contemporary government and politics of Burma/Myanmar and his teaching centers on Southeast Asia, particularly issues of humanitarian intervention and global justice. He is a founding editor of the journal Party Politics and has relaunched the journal Contemporary Politics.
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    Julian Junk

    studied Public Administration and Management with a major in International Organizations and European Integration at the University of Konstanz, at the University of Lund (Sweden) and at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) d' Aix en Provence (France). He lectures at the Center for Global Politics' International Relations Masters Program. He is currently co-leader of the research projects "Administrative Science Meets Peacekeeping" and "Coping with the complex side of bureaucracy" and teaches the modules "Changing Patters of Governance" and "Initiation: Study Global Politics.

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    Caroline King

    manages the International Government Relations program for the German multinational software corporation SAP. She holds liberal arts degrees from McGill and McMaster and completed a PhD at Georgetown University in Government. After researching on administrative culture in the new German states in the early 1990s, she began a career in Public Affairs and started working for SAP in 1999. There, she built the first global public affairs program, founded Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility. From 2005–2007 Caroline established and managed the German office of the World Childhood Foundation founded by Queen Silvia of Sweden – a venture which is still close to her heart. At the Center for Global Politics, she instructs sessions on Creative Thinking for International Relations Online.

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    Robert Levgold

    Robert Legvold is Marshall D. Shulman Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University (New York), where he specialized in the international relations of the post-Soviet states. Prior to that, he had served for six years as Senior Fellow and Director of the Soviet Studies Project at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and was project director for “Rethinking U.S. Policy toward Russia” at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences from 2008 – 2010. Legvold is a former trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a member of various advisory boards, including those of the Center for Global Politics, the Committee on International Security Studies of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Foundation for International Peace and Democracy, led by Mikhail Gorbachev.
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    Ivanna Machitidze

    is Associate Professor and International Relations BA Program Coordinator at the Faculty of Social Sciences of International Black Sea University in Tbilisi (Georgia). She holds a MA degree in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and a Candidate of Sciences degree from the Donetsk National University (Ukraine) with specialization in Political Science. Ivanna Machitidze has been teaching International Politics, Introduction to Political Science and Politics of CEE Region courses. Her research interests include democratization in the countries of the former Communist bloc with the special focus on Central and Eastern Europe.
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    Andrey Makarychev

    is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Tartu, Estonia and a regular instructor for International Relations Online and East European Studies Online at the Center for Global Politics. His areas of expertise include security concepts and Russia’s foreign and defence policies in its neighbourhood. His record of previous institutional affiliations includes George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Center for Conflict Studies (ETH, Zurich), Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS), and Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University. Some of his articles appear online at http://www.ponarseurasia.org/articles-by-author/193

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    Sergei Medvedev

    Sergei A. Medvedev is a Professor of International Relations who has spent significant amounts of time teaching both in Russia, the former Soviet Union as well as in the West. Currently, he is based at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow where he has worked since 2004. As well, he heads the module 'Russia: Eternal Enigmas' at the Center for Global Politics.
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    Andrei Melville

    is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow. His academic interests are comparative politics, regime change, democratization and authoritarianism as well as world politics. His previous positions were at MGIMO-University and at different institutes in the USA and Canada. He was visiting professor at UC Berkeley (1992 and 1994) and the University of Bergen (1997, 1999 and 2009).
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    Dmitri Mitin

    is a Teaching Assistant Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at North Carolina State University, where he teaches research methodology and comparative politics, and a instructor for International Relations Online and East European Studies Online at the Center for Global Politics. He holds a PhD from Purdue University (2004). He previously taught at Purdue, American Graduate School in Paris, and Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University, Russia. His research interests encompass post-Soviets political evolution, inter-governmental conflict, and institutional development.

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    Hildegard Müller

    is the Chairwoman of the General Executive Management Board of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie- und Was-serwirtschaft - BDEW), Berlin. She studied business economics and started her professional career at Dresdner Bank. From 2002 – 2008 she represented her hometown Düsseldorf in the German Parliament as Member of the Bundestag for the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU). In 2005, she was appointed Minister of State with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, where she was responsible for Federal/State coordination of the German federal government and for issues relating to the reduction of administrative burdens. Hildegard Müller is active in several honorary positions. Inter alia, she is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Politics, Member of the German National Committee of UNICEF, and Chairperson of the Society of German Friends of Yad Vashem, the Center of Holocaust remembrance in Israel.
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    Marco Overhaus

    is Senior Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), where he focuses on US defense and security policy. Prior to that, he has been a Transatlantic Fellow at the RAND Corporation in Washington D.C., a Transatlantic Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) in Paris, and a Research Associate and Project Manager at the Chair for International Relations and Foreign Policy at the University of Trier, Germany. At the Center for Global Politics he instructs various courses for our Seasonal Schools.

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    Justas Paleckis

    was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2014 for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, and Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence. After earning his degree in Journalism from the University of Vilnius, he started working in Journalism and the Diplomatic Service. He had been Foreign policy adviser to the President of the Republic of Lithuania (1993-1996) and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Lithuania from 2002-2004. Since 1993 he has held the rank of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania. He also serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Politics.
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    David L. Rousseau

    is Dean of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, New York, USA. His research interests focus on military conflict, shared identity, political development, and foreign policy. He received his MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Prior to arriving at the University at Albany, Professor Rousseau taught at Korea University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He also lectures for International Relations Online at the Center for Global Politics.

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    Dorothea Schäfer

    is Research Director Financial Markets with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Adjunct Professor of Finance with Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University. Dorothea Schäfer has published in many national and international journals and has received the Best Paper Award of the German Finance Association in 2001 and DIW Berlin in 2002. She is regularly invited to give expert testimony in parliamentary committees and is the editor in chief of the policy-oriented journal "Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung (Quarterly Journal of Economics Research)". Her research interests are financial market regulation and Bad Banks, financial constraints, private equity, household finance and insolvency risk.

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    Klaus Segbers

    is Professor for International Relations and East European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and founder and Director of the Center for Global Politics. He has also taught at a number of universities and research centers across the globe, such as Columbia, MGIMO, Shanghai, and Stanford. His research interests include theories of International Relations, transformations in the former Soviet Union, International Political Economy, and innovative concepts of knowledge-building and knowledge transfer via blended learning concepts. His articles have appeared in various academic journals and his commentaries have been featured on major German and international media outlets, such as CNN, Voice of Russia, Tagesschau, and Deutschlandradio.

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    Nguon Serath

    Nguon Serath is editor-in-chief of thecambodiaherald.com and cen.com.kh and works as political editor and analyst of Cambodia´s largest daily newspaper, Rasmei Kampuchea, where he mainly writes about political and economic issues in South East Asia. As manager of the Club of Cambodian Journalists, he also promotes professionalism and press freedom in Cambodia. Nguon Serath graduated from the Asian Center for Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, in 2009. At the Center for Global Politics, he instructs courses for our Seasonal Schools.

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    Dmytro Sherengovsky

    Dmytro Sherengovsky is currently Director of Academic Department in Ukrainian Catholic University. Besides administrative work, he is lecturing at the Semester Abroad, an international students’ mobility Program at UCU, educational programs of Rule of Law Center and MA in Human Rights at UCU. In September 2014 defended his PhD (candidate of science) thesis on conflictogenity in modern international systems. Research fellow of the Nanovic Institute of European Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA. His major research interests focus on security studies, international conflicts, post-conflict transformation, international relations theories as well as internationalization of higher education.
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    Manuela Spindler

    is Professor for International Relations at the University of Erfurt. Her research areas comprise Regionalism, European Integration, and Theories of International Relations. She studied Political Science, Psychology and International Studies in Leipzig and Warwick and holds a PhD from the University of Mannheim.

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    Manfred B. Steger

    Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa and Senior Advisor on International Education and Globalization to the Dean of Social Sciences. He is also the Co-Research Leader of the Globalization and Culture Program in RMIT University’s Global Cities Research Institute. A member of the editorial board of the journals “Globalizations” and the “American Political Science Review”, Steger has served as an academic consultant on globalization for the US State Department and as an advisor to the PBS TV series, “Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism.” He is the author or editor of over twenty books on globalization, global history, and the history of political ideas, including the award-winning "Globalisms: The Great Ideological Struggle of the 21st Century". At the Center for Global Politics he lectures for International Relations Online.
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    Nikoloz Tokhvadze

    is a PhD candidate at Free University of Berlin with a particular interest in EU foreign policy, geopolitics and international relations. Prior to enrolling at FU Berlin, for five years he worked at the Embassy of Japan - first as grass-roots human security project manager and then as political and economic consultant. Other professional experiences encompass his fellowship at the German Parliament in one of the MPs' offices, as well as project management activities at GIZ and several research organisations. He holds a MA in European Studies and a BA in International Relations.
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    Noah Toly

    is Director of Urban Studies and Associate Professor of Politics & International Relations at Wheaton College. He writes on environmental politics, global cities, and ethics. In 2011, he was named an Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. For 2012-2013, he was appointed as a Senior Fellow of the University of Chicago's Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion. At the Center for Global Politics, he teaches modules on Megacities for International Relations Online. More on his website at http://www.noahtoly.com

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    Dimitrios Triantaphyllou

    is Director of the Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University in Istanbul where he also teaches International Relations. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Before that, he was Director General of the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS), Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of the Aegean, Rhodes (2006-2010) and Special Advisor at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic (2004-2006), amongst others. At the Center for Global Politics, he instructs courses for the Seasonal School in Greece and in Turkey.

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    Theodoros Tsakiris

    is Assistant Professor for Geopolitics of Hydrocarbons at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus and Energy Programme Director at ELIAMEP (Hellenic Center for European and Foreign Policy Studies). From 2008 to 2013 Dr. Tsakiris also worked as the Senior Analyst of the Middle East Economic Survey, covering major oil & gas developments in Iran, the Caspian Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean. He is the author of seven monographs, over 30 book chapters and several opeds and a frequent contributor and commentator on energy policy issues for print, TV and Radio stations. At the Center for Global Politics, he instructs courses for our Seasonal School in Greece.
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    Panayotis J. Tsakonas

    is Associate Professor of International Relations and Security, Director of the MSc Program “Political, Economic and International Relations in the Mediterranean”, and Head of the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. He studied Political Science, International Relations and Security Studies at the Panteion University of Athens and Reading University, Great Britain. He was one of the members of Ad Hoc Greek committee, preparing the establishment of the International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (IIPES), where he taught courses on conflict resolution and regional security (1997-2002). At the Center for Global Politics, he instructs courses for the Seasonal School in Greece.
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    Alexei Voskressenski

    is the Dean of the School of Political Science at MGIMO University in Moscow. He holds a PhD in Government Studies/Political Science from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in Asian History from the Institute of Far Eastern Studies (Moscow). Before joining MGIMO-University, he served as a Director of Methodological University (Moscow Public Science Foundation) and as Deputy Director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies. He is the author, co-author, and editor of fifty books, has given lectures in many countries all over the world and has appeared on major Russian and international TV and radio shows. At the Center for Global Politics, he lectures Modules for German Studies Russia.
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    Jochen Wermuth

    Jochen Wermuth is Founding Partner of Wermuth Asset Management family office & Green Gateway Fund, Advisory Board member of the World Economic Forum’s GCC, Davos, and of the Liberal Mission Foundation, Moscow. He has overseen huge investments in Russia/CIS, participated in the set-up of Deutsche Bank Russia and worked in the Russian Ministry of Finance from 1993-97. He focuses on resource efficiency and the profitable move towards a sustainable, waste-free “circular economy”. He has passed his D.Phil. qualifying exams at Oxford & holds an MA in economics from Brown University. Jochen Wermuth has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Politics since 2014.
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    Anastasia Wischnewskaja

    is a PhD researcher at the Graduate School for Global Politics. She holds a MA in International relations from the Free University of Berlin and the MGIMO Institute for International Relations in Moscow. Her research areas include ethnic minorities' rights, separatism as well as Chinese-Russian interaction in Central Asia. Anastasia has working experience in political communication working for the German Parliament and a communication agency.