Marlene Laruelle, Ph.D., is a Director and Research Professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. Dr. Laruelle is also Director of the Illiberalism Studies Program and a Co-Director of PONARS (Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia).
Matthew J. Kotchen is a professor of economics at Yale University, with a primary appointment in the Yale School of the Environment and secondary appointments in the Yale School of Management and the Department of Economics. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Kotchen's research interests lie at the intersection of environmental and public economics and policy.
Dr. Alexander Klimburg is Director of the GCSC Initiative and Secretariat, Director Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, and a former associate and former research fellow of the Science Technology and Public Policy Program and Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. Dr. Klimburg is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, and an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute of European and Security Policy.
Shelly Kittleson is a journalist who started out her career in Afghanistan and has in recent years reported extensively from Syria and Iraq. She has reported from numerous front lines in both countries, mostly as correspondent for Al Monitor.
Her reporting and analyses have also been published in Foreign Policy, Christian Science Monitor, Syria Deeply, Warscapes, London School of Economics Conflict Research Programme Blog, Il Foglio and other publications.
John J. Kirton is director of the G20 Research Group and the G7 Research Group, co-director of the BRICS Research Group, and co-director of the Global Health Diplomacy Program, all based at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, where he is a professor of political science and Canadian foreign policy.
Luiza Khlebnikova, PhD (History) is a Research Fellow and the Deputy Director for International and Public Affairs of the Center for Security and Development Studies, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Maryam Khansari is the General Manager at one of Iran’s top construction companies. Herison Company is one of the country’s oldest companies, working on a wide range of infrastructure projects such as industrial sites, power stations, refineries, sports complexes, sewage treatment plants, residential buildings, roads and bridges, for over sixty years.
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author.
Dr. Vasily Kashin born in 1973 in Moscow, is senior research fellow in the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and in the Higher School of Economics, Moscow.