Benedikt Haerlin | Peter Hall | Saskia Hamilton | Hussain Haqqani | Jim Harkness | Julia Hartwig | Shelley Hawks | Raymond G. Helmick, SJ | Anton Hemerijck | Stanley Hoffmann | James Hoge | Helen Holder | Arnold Horelick | Jolyon Howorth | Danuta Hübner
Benedikt Haerlin works for the German Foundation on Future Farming in Berlin, Germany, which is the principal organizer of “Planet Diversity“. He co-ordinates the European initiative “Save our Seeds” to keep conventional and organic seeds free of GMOs and is also a member of the International Commission on the Future of Food (www.future-food.org).
Haerlin has worn many hats in the fight against genetically modified organisms (GMOs): campaigner, journalist and politician to name a few. Back in the early days of the GM issue, he served one legislative period (84-89) as Member of the European Parliament (Green Party, Germany), where he specialised in genetic engineering issues. He founded the Gen-ethic Network in Germany in 1987 and was global co-ordinator of Greenpeace International’s Genetic Engineering Campaign from 1996 to 2002. He continues to advise the organization and represents it in the Bureau of the United Nations International Agricultural Assessment of Science and Technology for Development (www.agassessment.org). (2009)
Sskia Hamilton is the author of Divide These (Graywolf Press, 2005) and As for Dream (2001). She is also the editor of The Letters of Robert Lowell (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005) and the co-editor of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (2008).
In a review of Divide These, Raymond McDaniel wrote in The Boston Review: “Hamilton’s writing has been called spare and delicate, but neither of these quite gets at the effect of her poems, which are delicate only in the way a suspension bridge is: neither is marked by unnecessary ornament or fragility, and it would be a mistake to regard either as anything other than rigorously tough.”
Hamilton is the recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has worked for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. and the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe. She currently teaches at Barnard College in New York. (2009)
Jim Harkness is President of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), which he joined in 2006. Previously he served as Executive Director of the World Wildlife Fund in China from 1999-2005, where he expanded the organization’s profile from a strict focus on conservation of biodiversity to also addressing the consequences of China’s economic growth on a broader sustainable development agenda. From 1995–1999, Harkness worked as the Ford Foundation’s Environment and Development Program Officer for China. Harkness has written and spoken frequently on China and sustainable development, and has served as an adviser for the World Bank and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Harkness grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s a graduate of the University of Wisconsin where he majored in Asian Studies. He received his graduate degree in Development Sociology from Cornell University. (2009)
Julia Hartwig occupies a prominent place in the Polish literary landscape. She has been awarded numerous fellowships in France and the United States and has won the Jurzykowski Prize and the Thornton Wilder Prize from the Translation Center at Columbia University, as well as the Austrian Georg Trakl Prize for poetry. Hartwig has translated Apollinaire, Rimbaud, Max Jacob, Cendrars and Supervielle, and published studies of Apollinaire and Gerard de Nerval. (2006)
Shelley Hawks is Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the College of General Studies, Boston University. Her primary research and teaching fields include the history of 20th century China, US-China relations during the Cold War; Mao Zedong and the assault on tradition during the Cultural Revolution; and creativity and protest in contemporary Chinese life. An historian by training, she worked previously in the commercial art field and in the Asiatic Department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her book-in-progress focuses on the experience of artists during the Cultural Revolution. (2006)
Rev. Raymond G. Helmick, SJ
Prof. Dr. Anton C. Hemerijck is secretary of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and director of the office since 2003. Previously he was professor Public Administration at the University of Leyden. From 1996 till 2000 he was also a visiting lecturer at the Max Planck Instituut in Cologne. First he studies economics in Tilburg and after that political science in Oxford, where he received his docoral degree in 1992 on ‘The Historical Contingencies of Dutch Corporatism’. From 2001 onwards he was deputy secretary of the Council. From Spetember 2006 he is also professor comparitive analysis of the European welfare state at the section Public Administration at the University of Rotterdam. (2007)
Stanley Hoffmann is Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1955. He was the Chairman of Harvard’s Center for European Studies from its creation in 1969 until 1995. He has published many books and articles, including, most recently, America Goes Backward and Gulliver Unbound: The Imperial Temptation and the War in Iraq. He is also an essayist for the New York Review of Books and the Western Europe review editor for Foreign Affairs. (2005)
James Hoge is editor of Foreign Affairs, a magazine of analysis and commentary on international affairs and foreign policy, and a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs in September 1992, Mr. Hoge spent three decades in newspaper journalism. In the 1960s, he was a Washington correspondent, covering the Congress, national politics and a number of international assignments. During the 1970s and ’80s, he was editor and publisher of metropolitan newspapers in Chicago and New York. Under his leadership, the Chicago Sun-Times won six Pulitzer Prizes for journalistic excellence and the New York Daily News one. (2005)
Helen Holder is GMO campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE). The risk of GMO contamination of organic/conventional farming is a real concern. FoEE works to secure strict EU legislation on GMO releases, traceability and labelling of GM food, legal liability for GM producers and the right for people to say NO to GMOs. (2009)
Arnold Horelick is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation where he was a corporate fellow for many years until his retirement in 1997, when he became Vice President for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1997-2000). From 1983 to 1997, he was also Professor of Political Science at UCLA. In 1983, he became the first director of the Rand/UCLA Center for Soviet Studies, serving in that position until July 1989. He was also the founding director in 1994 of the Aspen Strategy Group’s US-Russia Dialogue. From 1977 to 1981 he served in Washington, DC, as National Intelligence Officer for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe for the US intelligence community. He is co-author of Strategic Power and Soviet Foreign Policy, US-Soviet Relations: The Next Phase, and US-Russian Relations at the Turn of the Century. (2004)
Jolyon Howorth is Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics at the University of Bath (UK) and Visiting Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale University.
He has published extensively in the field of European politics and history, especially security and defense policy and transatlantic relations – fourteen books and one hundred and eighty journal articles and chapters in books. Recent books include: Security and Defence Policy in the European Union, Palgrave, 2007 (nominated for the UACES prize for Best Book on Europe 2008); Defending Europe: the EU, NATO and the Quest for European Autonomy, Palgrave, 2003 (edited with John Keeler); European Integration and Defence: the Ultimate Challenge? Paris, WEU-ISS, 2000. (2008)
Yale Political Science Department
European Union Commissioner for Regional Policy; Former Polish Minister for European Affairs (2005)