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Mahesh Karra

Mahesh Karra is an Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. His academic and research interests are broadly in development economics, health economics, quantitative methods, and applied demography. His research utilizes experimental and non-experimental methods to investigate the relationships between population, health, and economic […]

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Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng

Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng is an Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Development Policy at the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University. His research and teaching interests focus on the theory, policy and practice of development; global climate change and environmental policy; science, technology and innovation policy; and the political economy of African […]

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Jayita Sarkar

Jayita Sarkar, an historian by training, is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Her expertise is in the history of U.S. foreign policy, nuclear proliferation, the global Cold War, South Asia and Western Europe. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Cold […]

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Judith M. Mmari

Judith M. Mmari is an experienced Kiswahili instructor, having taught the language in both academic year and summer intensive formats. She was the intermediate Kiswahili instructor in summer 2003 at the Ohio University-Athens Summer Cooperative African Language Institute. She has worked on the development of distance learning materials in Kiswahili and also manages a Kiswahili […]

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Vesko Garčević

Vesko Garcevic served as the Ambassador of Montenegro in Brussels (NATO) and Vienna (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe – OSCE and other International Organizations). He was a Montenegrin Ambassador to Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. During his diplomatic career he held important positions at the challenging political time of the dissolution of […]

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Jessica Stern

Jessica Stern’s main focus is on perpetrators of violence and the possible connections between trauma and terror.  She has written on terrorist groups across religions and ideologies, among them neo-Nazis, Islamists, anarchists, and white supremacists.  She has also written about counter-radicalization programs for both neo-Nazi and Islamist terrorists.  She has been working with a team […]

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Zoliswa O. Mali

Zoliswa Mali earned her PhD in second language acquisition focusing on linguistics and technology at the University of Iowa. She is especially interested in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and computer–mediated communication (CMC). She earned a MA (cum laude) in African languages (morphology and syntax) from the University of Stellenbosch, and a BA (Honors) from the […]

John D. Woodward, Jr.

John D. Woodward, Jr. is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer. During his twenty-year CIA career, John served as an operations officer in the Clandestine Service and as a technical intelligence officer in the Directorate of Science and Technology, with assignments in Washington D.C., East Asia, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. From 2000 to 2006, […]

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Julie Klinger

Julie Michelle Klinger specializes in development, environment, and security politics in Latin America and China in comparative and global perspective. Her forthcoming book, Rare Earth Frontiers, will be published by Cornell University Press in Fall 2017.  In it, Dr. Klinger examines the global geography of rare earth prospecting and mining, with a special emphasis on the development […]

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Robert Hefner

Robert W. Hefner is professor of anthropology and former director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) at Boston University.  He is former president of the Association for Asian Studies.  At CURA, he directed the program on Islam and civil society since 1991; coordinated interdisciplinary research and public policy programs on religion, […]

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