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Jonathan Cristol
Senior Fellow

Jonathan Cristol is a fellow at WPI and a senior fellow at Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement in Annandale, New York. Dr. Cristol is an expert in Middle Eastern politics and international security.

Jonathan CristolSenior Fellow
Jonathan Cristol is a fellow at WPI and a senior fellow at Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement in Annandale, New York. Dr. Cristol is an expert in Middle Eastern politics and international security.
Elmira Bayrasli
Project Leader

Elmira Bayrasli spearheads WPI’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Project. In 2012, Public Affairs commissioned her to write a book about the rise of global enterprises.

Elmira BayrasliProject Leader
Elmira Bayrasli spearheads WPI’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Project. In 2012, Public Affairs commissioned her to write a book about the rise of global enterprises.
William Powers
Senior Fellow

For over a decade Powers has led development aid and conservation initiatives in Latin America, Africa, and Washington, D.C. Powers is the program director of WPI’s Living Well Collective Program.

William PowersSenior Fellow
For over a decade Powers has led development aid and conservation initiatives in Latin America, Africa, and Washington, D.C. Powers is the program director of WPI’s Living Well Collective Program.
James H. Nolt
Senior Fellow

Dr. Nolt has been a Senior Fellow at the WPI for 22 years and is an adjunct associate professor of international relations at NYU. His core research interest is the influence of business, especially finance, on international relations.

James H. NoltSenior Fellow
Dr. Nolt has been a Senior Fellow at the WPI for 22 years and is an adjunct associate professor of international relations at NYU. His core research interest is the influence of business, especially finance, on international relations.
Khadija Sharife
Project Leader

Khadija Sharife is an investigative journalist; visiting scholar at the Center for Civil Society (CCS) based in South Africa and contributor to the Tax Justice Network. She is the Southern Africa correspondent for The Africa Report magazine.

 

Khadija SharifeProject Leader
Khadija Sharife is an investigative journalist; visiting scholar at the Center for Civil Society (CCS) based in South Africa and contributor to the Tax Justice Network. She is the Southern Africa correspondent for The Africa Report magazine.  
Todd Lester
Senior Fellow

Todd Lester is the Executive Director of the Global Arts Corps. He founded freeDimensional & the Creative Resistance Fund, an organization that helps activists-in-distress by providing safe haven in artist residencies.

Todd LesterSenior Fellow
Todd Lester is the Executive Director of the Global Arts Corps. He founded freeDimensional & the Creative Resistance Fund, an organization that helps activists-in-distress by providing safe haven in artist residencies.
Damaso Reyes
Senior Fellow

Damaso Reyes’ images and articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily NewsThe San Francisco Chronicle,Vanity Fair Germany, and Der Spiegel. Projects have taken him to countries including Rwanda, Iraq, Cuba, Indonesia, and Tanzania.

Damaso ReyesSenior Fellow
Damaso Reyes’ images and articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The San Francisco Chronicle,Vanity Fair Germany, and Der Spiegel. Projects have taken him to countries including Rwanda, Iraq, Cuba, Indonesia, and Tanzania.
David Stevens
Senior Fellow, Director of Strategy

David Stevens is the founding director of the Program for African Thought. He has 15 years experience working closely with Africa in both research and professional capacities including as the founder of Fireside Research, an advisory firm with analysts across sub-Saharan Africa.

David StevensSenior Fellow, Director of Strategy
David Stevens is the founding director of the Program for African Thought. He has 15 years experience working closely with Africa in both research and professional capacities including as the founder of Fireside Research, an advisory firm with analysts across sub-Saharan Africa.
Erica Dingman
Senior Fellow

Erica Dingman joined WPI in 2010 to develop the Institute’s Arctic program, five years prior to the U.S. assuming the Arctic Council chairmanship. Dingman launched Arctic in Context, which provides needed context on Arctic issues at a crucial time.

Erica DingmanSenior Fellow
Erica Dingman joined WPI in 2010 to develop the Institute’s Arctic program, five years prior to the U.S. assuming the Arctic Council chairmanship. Dingman launched Arctic in Context, which provides needed context on Arctic issues at a crucial time.
Catherine Maloff
Executive Director

Kate Maloff is Executive Director at the World Policy Institute. She directs strategic partnership and program development initiatives, manages external affairs, oversees growth of the Institute’s global fellows program, advises on publishing of its flagship quarterly magazine, and produces a regular series of events bridging business and policy circles around industry-driving financial and political trends.

 

Catherine MaloffExecutive Director
Kate Maloff is Executive Director at the World Policy Institute. She directs strategic partnership and program development initiatives, manages external affairs, oversees growth of the Institute’s global fellows program, advises on publishing of its flagship quarterly magazine, and produces a regular series of events bridging business and policy circles around industry-driving financial and political trends.  
John McNamara
Director of Advertising
John McNamaraDirector of Advertising
Yaffa Fredrick
Special Projects Editor

Yaffa Fredrick’s career has taken her from the halls of the World Health Organization in Geneva to the Office of the District Attorney in New York. In her most recent role at MTV Networks, she created and produced the channel’s first youth journalism show, “Campus Dispatch”— providing a platform for millennials to engage in major global policy discussions. Her segments featured in-depth profiles of Syrian student activists, climate change advocates, and emerging women’s rights organizations.

 

Yaffa FredrickSpecial Projects Editor
Yaffa Fredrick’s career has taken her from the halls of the World Health Organization in Geneva to the Office of the District Attorney in New York. In her most recent role at MTV Networks, she created and produced the channel’s first youth journalism show, “Campus Dispatch”— providing a platform for millennials to engage in major global policy discussions. Her segments featured in-depth profiles of Syrian student activists, climate change advocates, and emerging women’s rights organizations.  
Laurel Jarombek
Online News Editor & Program Associate
Laurel JarombekOnline News Editor & Program Associate
Alon Ben-Meir
Senior Fellow

Dr. Ben-Meir is an expert on Middle East politics and affairs, specializing in international negotiations and conflict resolution.

Alon Ben-MeirSenior Fellow
Dr. Ben-Meir is an expert on Middle East politics and affairs, specializing in international negotiations and conflict resolution.
Belinda Cooper
Senior Fellow

Belinda Cooper is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs and Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Cooper teaches on human rights and international law, including issues in the “war on terror.”

Belinda CooperSenior Fellow
Belinda Cooper is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs and Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Cooper teaches on human rights and international law, including issues in the “war on terror.”
Siddharth Dube
Senior Fellow

Siddharth Dube is a non-fiction writer and specialist commentator on poverty, public health, and development. Dube has worked and consulted for the World Bank, UNICEF, WHO and most recently as senior adviser to the Executive Director of UNAIDS.

Siddharth DubeSenior Fellow
Siddharth Dube is a non-fiction writer and specialist commentator on poverty, public health, and development. Dube has worked and consulted for the World Bank, UNICEF, WHO and most recently as senior adviser to the Executive Director of UNAIDS.
Patricia DeGennaro
Senior Fellow

Patricia (Tricia) DeGennaro is an adjunct assistant professor at NYU’s Department of Politics. DeGennaro capitalizes on over fifteen years of experience in a writer, independent analyst and consultant in international relations and economic development.

Patricia DeGennaroSenior Fellow
Patricia (Tricia) DeGennaro is an adjunct assistant professor at NYU’s Department of Politics. DeGennaro capitalizes on over fifteen years of experience in a writer, independent analyst and consultant in international relations and economic development.
Michelle Fanzo
Senior Fellow

Michelle Fanzo has numerous years of experience in international affairs and journalism, including working in the UN Office of the Secretary-General under Kofi Annan. She has worked in Africa, Asia and Afghanistan supporting operations in the field.

Michelle FanzoSenior Fellow
Michelle Fanzo has numerous years of experience in international affairs and journalism, including working in the UN Office of the Secretary-General under Kofi Annan. She has worked in Africa, Asia and Afghanistan supporting operations in the field.
Paul Hockenos
Senior Fellow

Paul Hockenos is a New York- and Berlin-based author and political analyst who has written about European affairs since 1989. He has been awarded prize journalism fellowships from the German Marshall Fund and financing from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Paul HockenosSenior Fellow
Paul Hockenos is a New York- and Berlin-based author and political analyst who has written about European affairs since 1989. He has been awarded prize journalism fellowships from the German Marshall Fund and financing from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Nina Khrushcheva
Senior Fellow

Nina Khrushcheva is associate professor at the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School University. She frequently makes media appearances, including on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, PBS’s World Focus and CNN’s World View. 

Nina KhrushchevaSenior Fellow
Nina Khrushcheva is associate professor at the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School University. She frequently makes media appearances, including on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, PBS’s World Focus and CNN’s World View. 
Greg Lindsay
Senior Fellow

Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, and speaker. He is a contributing writer for Fast Company and an author of the international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.  Greg speaks frequently about globalization, innovation, and the future of cities.

Greg LindsaySenior Fellow
Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, and speaker. He is a contributing writer for Fast Company and an author of the international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.  Greg speaks frequently about globalization, innovation, and the future of cities.
Kavitha Rajagopalan
Senior Fellow

Kavitha Rajagopalan is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, specializing in global migration and the future of citizenship, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Kavitha RajagopalanSenior Fellow
Kavitha Rajagopalan is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, specializing in global migration and the future of citizenship, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
Shaun Randol
Senior Fellow

Shaun Randol is the World Policy Institute’s first Associate Fellow, a position created to bring promising young writers and thinkers into WPI’s network of public intellectuals. Shaun is the Founder and Editor of The Mantle.

Shaun RandolSenior Fellow
Shaun Randol is the World Policy Institute’s first Associate Fellow, a position created to bring promising young writers and thinkers into WPI’s network of public intellectuals. Shaun is the Founder and Editor of The Mantle.
Sherle Schwenninger
Senior Fellow

Sherle Schwenninger is the Director of the New America Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program. Recently he served as a senior program coordinator for the Project on Development, Trade, and International Finance at CFR.

 

Sherle SchwenningerSenior Fellow
Sherle Schwenninger is the Director of the New America Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program. Recently he served as a senior program coordinator for the Project on Development, Trade, and International Finance at CFR.  
Kim Taipale
Senior Fellow

Kim Taipale is the founder and executive director of the Stilwell Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy – a private non-partisan research and advisory organization focused on information, technology, and national security policy.

Kim TaipaleSenior Fellow
Kim Taipale is the founder and executive director of the Stilwell Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy – a private non-partisan research and advisory organization focused on information, technology, and national security policy.
Masaru Tamamoto
Senior Fellow

Masaru Tamamoto is a research associate in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge.  He divides his time between England and Japan.

Masaru TamamotoSenior Fellow
Masaru Tamamoto is a research associate in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge.  He divides his time between England and Japan.
Lissa Weinmann
Senior Fellow

Ms. Weinmann is a writer and communications/political consultant with diverse national and international public affairs experience currently focusing on the socioeconomic impacts and democratic implications of national energy strategies on communities across the world.

Lissa WeinmannSenior Fellow
Ms. Weinmann is a writer and communications/political consultant with diverse national and international public affairs experience currently focusing on the socioeconomic impacts and democratic implications of national energy strategies on communities across the world.
Esther Ngumbi
Senior Fellow

Dr. Esther Ngumbi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Entomology at Auburn University. She is passionate about issues related to hunger, gender, education, youth activism and sustainability.

Esther NgumbiSenior Fellow
Dr. Esther Ngumbi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Entomology at Auburn University. She is passionate about issues related to hunger, gender, education, youth activism and sustainability.
Maha Aziz
Senior Fellow

Dr Maha Hosain Aziz is a professor teaching and researching political risk & prediction at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She is a consultant at Wikistrat, the world’s first crowdsourced consultancy, focused on political risk and prediction analysis.

Maha AzizSenior Fellow
Dr Maha Hosain Aziz is a professor teaching and researching political risk & prediction at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She is a consultant at Wikistrat, the world’s first crowdsourced consultancy, focused on political risk and prediction analysis.
Peter Lupoff
Senior Fellow

Peter M. Lupoff founded Tiburon Holdings in 2009. Peter was part of the investment staff and Chief Investment Officer and Co-Portfolio Manager. Mr. Lupoff, no longer involved in the day-to-day operations, remains an Advisor to the firm.

Peter LupoffSenior Fellow
Peter M. Lupoff founded Tiburon Holdings in 2009. Peter was part of the investment staff and Chief Investment Officer and Co-Portfolio Manager. Mr. Lupoff, no longer involved in the day-to-day operations, remains an Advisor to the firm.
Arctic In Context

Actions outside the immediate control of the Arctic dramatically shape its past, present, and future. Arctic in Context provides needed context on Arctic issues at a crucial time for the region.

Arctic In Context
Actions outside the immediate control of the Arctic dramatically shape its past, present, and future. Arctic in Context provides needed context on Arctic issues at a crucial time for the region.
Program for African Thought

If you don’t tell your own story, someone else will. PATH brings African expertise front and center in the telling of African stories – providing the local frameworks and insights that can unearth innovation, identify risk, improve transparency, and inform engagement with a complex continent.

Program for African Thought
If you don’t tell your own story, someone else will. PATH brings African expertise front and center in the telling of African stories – providing the local frameworks and insights that can unearth innovation, identify risk, improve transparency, and inform engagement with a complex continent.
Arts-Policy Nexus

There is not enough of a two-way dialogue between socially-engaged artists and policymakers. Finding new ways to connect likeminded – yet isolated – groups in order to create broader constituencies for human-centered public policy may be crucial to our collective future.

Arts-Policy Nexus
There is not enough of a two-way dialogue between socially-engaged artists and policymakers. Finding new ways to connect likeminded – yet isolated – groups in order to create broader constituencies for human-centered public policy may be crucial to our collective future.
Living Well Collective

This two-year project intends to deepen local actions and capacities while creating strong linkages between global allies and local Bolivian efforts. The establishment of the Living Well Collaborative will offer a physical and virtual home from which these sparks of local, regenerative economies can bring to light the real-life connection among happiness levels, community-building, and our care for the Mother Earth.

Living Well Collective
This two-year project intends to deepen local actions and capacities while creating strong linkages between global allies and local Bolivian efforts. The establishment of the Living Well Collaborative will offer a physical and virtual home from which these sparks of local, regenerative economies can bring to light the real-life connection among happiness levels, community-building, and our care for the Mother Earth.
World Policy Investigative Journalism Development Program

Across the globe, journalism serves as a critical fourth estate, holding both the public and private sector to account for the important decisions they make each day. The World Policy Institute is dedicated to developing the skills of young investigative journalists across the globe.

World Policy Investigative Journalism Development Program
Across the globe, journalism serves as a critical fourth estate, holding both the public and private sector to account for the important decisions they make each day. The World Policy Institute is dedicated to developing the skills of young investigative journalists across the globe.
Ade Adeyemi
Senior Fellow

Adeyemi is currently working for UCLH Foundation Trust in London and is a Consulting Fellow at Chatham House. His main policy interests are health system reforms and advising government ministries on how to finance and implement national universal health coverage reforms.

Ade AdeyemiSenior Fellow
Adeyemi is currently working for UCLH Foundation Trust in London and is a Consulting Fellow at Chatham House. His main policy interests are health system reforms and advising government ministries on how to finance and implement national universal health coverage reforms.
Nahema Marchal
Program Associate

Nahema Marchal joins the World Policy Institute from the New School for Social Research, where she recently completed her Masters in Politics and Political Philosophy. In 2010, she left her native France for the University of Bristol, where she worked as features editor of the university’s newspaper, an event programmer for Bristol’s Creative Arts Magazine and an intern at the Guardian. At the New School, Nahema worked as Assistant Event Coordinator for the Center for Public Scholarship, organizing public conferences and discussions on critical social issues – from international corruption to climate change and art censorship.

Nahema MarchalProgram Associate
Nahema Marchal joins the World Policy Institute from the New School for Social Research, where she recently completed her Masters in Politics and Political Philosophy. In 2010, she left her native France for the University of Bristol, where she worked as features editor of the university’s newspaper, an event programmer for Bristol’s Creative Arts Magazine and an intern at the Guardian. At the New School, Nahema worked as Assistant Event Coordinator for the Center for Public Scholarship, organizing public conferences and discussions on critical social issues – from international corruption to climate change and art censorship.
Danielle Robinson
Program Associate

Danielle Robinson is an MS candidate in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from The New School University with a focus on equity in public policy, disaster risk management, and environmental resilience. Prior to joining the PATH, she worked with organizations such as the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center and Network and at Yom Institute of Economic Development on issues of both urban and rural livelihood in the Horn of Africa. Her current research looks at the development of public-private partnerships for disaster resilience in Ethiopia with a particular focus on women’s empowerment and institutional capacity building.

Danielle RobinsonProgram Associate
Danielle Robinson is an MS candidate in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from The New School University with a focus on equity in public policy, disaster risk management, and environmental resilience. Prior to joining the PATH, she worked with organizations such as the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center and Network and at Yom Institute of Economic Development on issues of both urban and rural livelihood in the Horn of Africa. Her current research looks at the development of public-private partnerships for disaster resilience in Ethiopia with a particular focus on women’s empowerment and institutional capacity building.
Peter Osunde
Program Associate

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Peter specializes in peace conflict and development. He has helped draft policy papers for women, peace and security at UN Women in New York and has worked as an intern in the UN Women country office in Liberia where he evaluated and reported on gender recruitment strategies of Liberian security agencies. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations at the United States International University in Nairobi, a Master’s Degree in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford and is currently continuing his graduate education in Politics at The New School for Social Research. 

Peter OsundeProgram Associate
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Peter specializes in peace conflict and development. He has helped draft policy papers for women, peace and security at UN Women in New York and has worked as an intern in the UN Women country office in Liberia where he evaluated and reported on gender recruitment strategies of Liberian security agencies. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations at the United States International University in Nairobi, a Master’s Degree in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford and is currently continuing his graduate education in Politics at The New School for Social Research. 
Alexandra Boggs
Editor

Alexandra holds an MFA in fiction writing from The New School and is a graduate student in Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She has worked with refugees at the International Rescue Committee, as a human rights observer with communities in the Ixcan, Guatemala, and as an amanuensis for a blind writer. Along with her work at PATH, she is working on a literary translation for an emerging Chilean writer, as well as her own collection of short fiction.

Alexandra BoggsEditor
Alexandra holds an MFA in fiction writing from The New School and is a graduate student in Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She has worked with refugees at the International Rescue Committee, as a human rights observer with communities in the Ixcan, Guatemala, and as an amanuensis for a blind writer. Along with her work at PATH, she is working on a literary translation for an emerging Chilean writer, as well as her own collection of short fiction.
Jessica Loudis
Editor, World Policy Journal
Jessica LoudisEditor, World Policy Journal
Ilan Greenberg
Senior Editorial Advisor
Ilan GreenbergSenior Editorial Advisor