Gabor Garai | Timothy Garton-Ash | François Gauthier | Mary Ann Glendon | Erik Goldstein | Nilüfer Göle | Agnieszka Graf | Stanley Greenberg | Melissa Fay Greene | Irena Grudzinska Gross | Roy Grundmann | Alfred Gusenbauer
Timothy Garton Ash is the author of eight books of political writing or ‘history of the present’ which have charted the transformation of Europe over the last quarter-century. He is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His essays appear regularly in the New York Review of Books and he writes a weekly column in the Guardian which is widely syndicated in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
His books are: ‘Und willst Du nicht mein Bruder sein …’ Die DDR heute (1981), a book published in West Germany about what was then still East Germany; The Polish Revolution: Solidarity (1983), which won the Somerset Maugham Award; The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe (1989), for which he was awarded the Prix Européen de l’Essai; We the People: The Revolution of ’89 witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague (1990; US Edition: The Magic Lantern), which was translated into fifteen languages; In Europe’s Name: Germany and the Divided Continent (1993), named Political Book of the Year in Germany; The File: A Personal History (1997), which has so far appeared in sixteen languages; and History of the Present: Essays, Sketches and Despatches from Europe in the 1990s (2000). His latest book, Free World, was originally published by Penguin in 2004. (2007)
Mary Ann Glendon
Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Much of her research for the past few years has been in the human rights area, as well as much of her pro bono work, especially that which consists of representing the Holy See at United Nations meetings dealing with poverty, development, and women’s issues. Most of Mary Ann’s research has been in the fields of comparative and international law, yielding several books and articles including her coursebook and Nutshell on Comparative Legal Traditions (co-authored with Gordon and Carozza), and her history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She has served as President of the International Association of Legal Science (UNESCO sponsored), and currently serves as President of a multinational think tank based in Rome, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. (2007)
Professor Goldstein’s research interests include diplomacy, formulation of national diplomatic strategies, the origins and resolution of armed conflict, and
negotiation. He is the author of Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference, 1916-1920 (1991); Wars and Peace Treaties (1992); The First World War’s Peace Settlements: International Relations, 1918 – 1925 (2002, Italian translation, 2004); and Power and Stability: British Foreign Policy, 1865-1965 (2003).
He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Britain and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy at the University of Leicester (UK). He was previously Professor of International History and Deputy Director for the Centre for Studies in Security and Diplomacy at the University of Birmingham (UK) and has held appointments as Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow at the Naval War College and as Visiting Scholar at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is the President of Phi Beta Kappa, Epsilon of Massachusetts. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Wardrop Fund Grant at the University of Oxford, a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Bane Fund Grant from Cambridge University, and a Hoover Presidential Library Fellowship.
Nilüfer Göle is Professor of Sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris and a leading authority on the political movement of today’s educated, urbanized, religious Muslim women. A prominent Turkish scholar, she is the author of The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling. Through personal interviews, Göle has developed detailed case studies of young Turkish women who are turning to the tenets of fundamental Islamic gender codes. Her sociological approach also has produced a broader critique of Eurocentrism with regard to emerging Islamic identities at the close of the 20th century. She has explored the specific topic of covering, as well as the complexities of living in a multicultural world.
Agnieszka Graff was born in 1970 in Warsaw, Poland. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Amherst College in the United States in 1993 and later studied literature at Oxford University in Great Britain. She was an assistant professor of English literature at the University of Warsaw between 1995 and 2000 where she translated Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” in 1997. Since 2000 she has been an assistant professor at the Center for American Studies at the University of Warsaw. Graff published her first book, “?wiat bez kobiet” (A World without Women) in 2001.
Stanley Greenberg is Chairman and CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, company he founded in 1980, after a decade of teaching at Yale University where he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has served as polling advisor to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada of Bolivia and their national campaigns. Greenberg provides strategic advice and research for companies, organizations and campaigns trying to advance their issues amid shifting social currents. He is author of the new book, The Two Americas: Our Current Political Deadlock and How to Break It (St. Martin’s Press). Together with Bill McInturff, Greenberg conducts bi-partisan surveys for National Public Radio on the main issues of the day. He advised the Nobel-prize winning campaign to ban land mines. He is also a strategic consultant to the Climate Center of the National Resources Defense Council for its multi-year campaign on global warming. Greenberg is co-founder of Democracy Corps, a national research and strategic non-profit initiative to aid progressive organizations. (2005)
Melissa Fay Greene
Melissa Fay Greene is an award-winning journalist and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award. She is the author of Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, Last Man Out, and, most recently, There Is No Me Without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Africa’s Children. (2006)
Irena Grudzinska Gross
Roy Grundmann is Associate Professor of Film and Television at Boston University, where he teaches film theory, film history, and queer studies and where he has developed an extensive, multi-semester curriculum in the history and theory of avant-garde film and experimental media. He is the author of Andy Warhol’s Blow Job (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003; 228pp), a theoretical and historiographic analysis of Warhol’s famous film and other key examples of Warhol’s artistic canon. He is a Contributing Editor of Cineaste. His articles have appeared in Continuum, The Velvet Light Trap, Cinemaya, and Cineaste. (2009)
Alfred Gusenbauer has been leader of the Social Democratic Party of Austria since April 29th 2000 and Chancellor of Austria since January 11th 2007. (2008)