Washington University in St. Louis, United States of America
John Bowen – Washington University in St. Louis, United States of AmericaWatch Interview
John Bowen is a Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the Pluralism Advisory Group and has conducted ethnographic studies in Indonesia, France, and England. His current research focuses on comparative social studies of Islam across the world, and how Muslims work across plural sources of norms and values, including diverse interpretations of the Islamic tradition, law, codes and decisions, and local social norms. His publications include Can Islam Be French? Pluralism and Pragmatism in a Secularist State and “How the French State Justifies Controlling Muslim Bodies: From Harm-based to Values-based Reasoning.”
Niraja Gopal Jayal
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Niraja Gopal Jayal – Jawaharlal Nehru University, IndiaWatch Interview
Niraja Gopal Jayal is a Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her research interests include state-building, democracy in South Asia, and secularism in India. Her most recent publications include Citizenship and its Discontents: An Indian History and Representing India: Ethnic Diversity and the Governance of Public Institutions. She also serves on the Board of Governors for the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi.
Université de Montréal, Canada
Jane Jenson – Université de Montréal, CanadaWatch Interview
Jane Jenson is a Full Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal and a Senior Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s Successful Societies Program. She is also the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance. Her research is focused on ongoing changes in social citizenship in Canada, Europe, and Latin America. Her recent publications include “Historical Transformations of Canada’s Social Architecture: Institutions, Instruments, and Ideas” and “Narratives and Regimes of Social and Human Rights: The Jackpines of the Neoliberal Era.”
Sabanci University, Turkey
Fuat Keyman – Sabanci University, TurkeyWatch Interview
Fuat Keyman is the Director of the Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations at Sabanci University. His research interests include civil society development, democratization, globalization, and Turkey – EU relations. He is the author of Hegemony Through Transformation: Modernity, Democracy, and Foreign Policy in Turkey, and Competing Nationalism in Turkey. He has previously been the research director for various projects, such as Peter Berger and Samuel Huntington’s Many Globalizations, CIVICUS, and Mapping Civil Society in Turkey.
New York University, United States of America
Elisabeth King – New York University, United States of America
Elisabeth King is Associate Professor of International Education and Politics at New York University and Founding Director of NYU’s interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict Studies program. Her research interests include peacebuilding, development, and education in ethnically diverse and conflict-affected contexts. She is author of From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda and is co-authoring a new book entitled Diversity, Violence and Recognition. King uses a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to develop scholarly research that can be used to inform social change.
Queen’s University, Canada
Will Kymlicka – Queen’s University, CanadaWatch Interview
Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen’s University and a visiting professor in the Nationalism Studies program at the Central European University in Budapest. His research interests include democracy and diversity, in particular models of citizenship and social justice within multicultural societies. He is the author Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity and Finding Our Way: Rethinking Ethnocultural Relations in Canada. He has also edited several volumes, his most recent being Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World.
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Christina Murray – University of Cape Town, South Africa
Christina Murray is the Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. She was previously a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town and a senior advisor to the United Nations Department of Political Affairs on constitution making in post-conflict situations. Her research interests include human rights law (in particular relating to gender equality), international law, and constitutional law. From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Murray served on a panel of seven experts advising the South African Constitutional Assembly in drafting South Africa’s constitution. Her most recent constitutional work has concerned Somalia, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Nepal, Zimbabwe, and Pakistan.
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Frances Stewart – University of Oxford, United KingdomWatch Interview
Frances Stewart is a Professor Emeritus in Development Economics in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include development during conflict, group behavior, and horizontal inequalities. Among many publications, she is coauthor of UNICEF’s influential study, Adjustment with a Human Face, and leading author and editor of Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies.
Bennington College, United States of America
Rotimi Suberu – Bennington College, United States of AmericaWatch Interview
Rotimi Suberu teaches politics and international relations at Bennington College. His main research interests are Nigerian government and politics, the management of ethnic and religious conflicts, federalism and democratization. Suberu’s publications include Federalism and Ethnic in Conflict in Nigeria, numerous book chapters, and several articles in journals such as African Affairs, Journal of Modern African Studies, and Journal of Democracy. Suberu has served as a consultant to the Nigerian government, the World Bank, the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, and the Forum of Federations.
National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Helen Ting – National University of Malaysia, MalaysiaWatch Interview
Helen Ting is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies at the National University of Malaya. Her research interests include national identity, multiculturalism, national integration, and social relations. She also serves on the editorial board for Akademika and the Malaysian Journal of Chinese Studies. She has published chapters in several collections, including Transforming Malaysia: Dominant & Competing Paradigms and Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship.
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Stefan Wolff – University of Birmingham, United KingdomWatch Interview
Stefan Wolff is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham. A political scientist by background, he specializes in the management of contemporary international security challenges, especially in the prevention, management and settlement of ethnic conflicts and in post-conflict stabilization and state-building in deeply divided and war-torn societies. He has also been involved in various phases of conflict settlement processes, including in Iraq, Sudan, Moldova, Sri Lanka, and Kosovo.