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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board


is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was the first holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to that he was Distinguished Senior Fellow at the East-West Center, founding director of East-West Center Washington and director of the integrated research program in East-West Center Honolulu. Alagappa has written numerous articles for leading journals and is author of more than ten books. His recent publications include: Nation Making in Asia: From Ethnic to Civic Nations? (Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia), The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia (Stanford University Press), Civil Society and Political Change in Asia: Expanding and Contracting Democratic Change (Stanford University Press), Asian Security Order: Instrumental and Normative Features (Stanford University Press), and Coercion and Governance: The Declining Political Role of the Military in Asia (Stanford University Press).




is Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology (courtesy) and Divisional Dean of Social and Behavioral Science at the Ohio State University. She directs the Program in Statistics and Methodology (PRISM). Box-Steffensmeier served as President of the Midwest Political Science Association and the Political Methodology Society as well as Treasurer of the American Political Science Association. She has twice received the Gosnell Award for the best work in political methodology and the Emerging Scholar Award of the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section of the American Political Science Association in 2001. She was an inaugural Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology. Her articles have been published in top journals and she is the coauthor of Time Series Analysis for Social Scientists and Event History Modeling: A Guide for Social Scientists (Cambridge University Press) and coeditor of the Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology (Oxford University Press).




is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology—Trondheim. His research interests are primarily in the field of political economy and has published widely in top international journals, such as International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, World Development, and Social Science and Medicine. Prof. de Soysa is a member of the Royal Norwegian Academy.




is professor of sociology at the European University Institute, where she directs the centre on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos) and professor of Political science at the Scuola Normale Superiore (on leave of absence). She is now working on a major ERC project, Mobilizing for Democracy, on civil society participation in democratization processes in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. She is the recipient of the Mattei Dogan prize for distinguished achievements in political sociology and has received a PhD h.c. from the University of Lausanne. Among her publications are: Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research (Oxford University Press), Mobilizing for Democracy (Oxford University Press), Can Democracy be Saved? (Polity), Clandestine Political Violence (Cambridge University Press), The Blackwell Enciclopaedia on Political and Social Movements (with D. Snow, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam), Mobilizing on the Extreme Right (with M. Caiani and C. Wagemann), (Oxford University Press); Meeting Democracy (ed. With D. Rucht), (Cambridge University Press) Los movimientos sociales (with M. Diani),(Madrid, CIS); and Social Movements and Europeanization, (Oxford University Press).




is a professor of political science at Columbia University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A former editor of Political Analysis and The American Journal of Political Science, he has also served on the editorial boards of many leading political science journals. He is the coauthor of The Timeline of Presidential Elections: How Campaigns Do (and Do Not) Matter (University of Chicago Press), American Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content, and Impact, (Pearson) and The Macro Polity (Cambridge University Press).




is the Lowenstein Professor of Political Science and a research professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is also co-director of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia. Inglehart helped found the Euro-Barometer surveys and directs the World Values Survey, which has surveyed representative national samples of the publics of 97 countries containing almost 90 percent of the world’s population. His research deals with changing belief systems and their impact on social and political change.He has been a visiting professor or visiting scholar in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Nigeria and New Zealand, and has served as a consultant to the U.S. State Department and the European Union. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Social and Political Science and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and will receive an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels in May 2010.




is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University. He is the author of Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War (Cornell University Press), System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life (Princeton); The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution (Cornell); Perception and Misperception in International Politics (Princeton); and The Logic of Images in International Relations (Columbia). Jervis also is a coeditor of the Security Studies Series published by Cornell University Press. He serves on the board of nine scholarly journals, has authored over 100 publications, and is a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also served as the president of the American Political Science Association.




is Professor of Political Education, Seoul National University, Korea and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Florida State University, U.S.A. He is also director of the Institute for the Study of Democratic Performance and the Political Education Institute (Korea). His research interests include democratic performance (general) and the application of rational-choice theory in developing countries. Author/Co-author of Rationality and Politics in the Korean Peninsula (Michigan State University); Mapping Policy Preferences: Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments, 1945-1998 (Oxford University Press); Korean Democracy in Transition: A Rational Blueprint for Developing Societies (University of Kentucky Press) among others. Author/Co-author of about 40 top political science journal articles. A former Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and a recipient of Korean Presidential Decoration.




is professor of International Relations and Political Economy at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and Director of the AUC Forum. He is an honorary professor at the University of Montreal and, since 1994 , an elected member of Canada’s Royal Society. He has also been a visiting professor at various universities, including Paris Sciences Po, Oxford, Harvard, and Algiers. In addition to media activity and public talks, Korany has published about 95 book chapters/articles in specialized periodicals from Revue Francaise de Sciences Politiques to World Politics. He has also published twelve books in English or French. His first book , Social Change, Charisma and International Behavior , was awarded the Hauchman Prize in Switzerland . His The Changing Middle East has been noted by CNN as indicating the “Arab Spring” a year before it happened. He was or is on the editorial board of such journals as European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Quarterly, International Political Science Review, El-Siassa El-Dawliyya, and Mediterranean Politics. He was Lead Author of the 10th Anniversary special volume of the UNDP’s Arab Human Development Report.




is a professor of political science and public policy and Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Duke University. She is president-elect of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) a past vice president of the American Political Science Association, a past president of the Southern Political Science Association, and a past president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and served on the Advisory Committee of the Directorate of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation. McClain is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Duke University Blue Ribbon Diversity Award (2012), the Graduate School Mentoring Award (2010), the American Political Science Association’s Frank J. Goodnow Award for contributions to the profession of political science (2007), and a Meta Mentoring Award from the Women’s Caucus for Political Science of the American Political Science Association (2007). She is also Director of the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute. She is the coauthor of Can We All Get Along?": Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics (Westview Press); and American Government in Black and White (Oxford University Press), with Steven Tauber, which won the American Political Science Association’s Race, Ethnicity and Politics Organized Section Best Book Award.




is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and Distinguished Research Professor. His research interests include regime change, democratization, and comparative authoritarianism. Among his publications are the following: Political Atlas of the Modern World: An Experiment in Multidimensional Statistical Analysis of the Political Systems of Modern States (editor and co-author), 2010: Wiley-Blackwell; Political Science. Textbook (editor and co-author) 2004-2013: Prospect Press (in Russian); Russian Foreign Policy: Concepts and Realities (co-editor and co-author), 2005: Central European University; Categories of Political Science (editor and co-author), 2002: ROSSPEN (in Russian); Democratic Transitions, 1999: MONF (in Russian); The Glasnost Papers (co-editor and co-author), 1990: Westview Press; and others.




is the Leonore Annenberg University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania with appointments in the Wharton School and departments of psychology and political science. He has published roughly 200 articles in peer-refereed journals and edited or written 10 books, including Expert political judgment: How good is it? How can we know? (Princeton University Press), Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics (Princeton University Press) and The Clash of Rights: Liberty, Equality, and Legitimacy in Liberal Democracy (Yale University Press). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford) and the Russell Sage Foundation.




is a professor of Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University, he has served as its president through 1998-2001. Dr. Turan is the past president of the Turkish Political Science Association and the Program Chair of the 21st World Congress of the International Political Science Association. He serves on the board of several foundations and corporations. He is widely published in English and Turkish on Comparative Politics, Turkish politics and foreign policy. His recent writings have been on the politics of water, the Turkish parliament and Turkish political parties.




Dr. Ren Xiao is currently a professor of international politics at the Institute of International Studies (IIS), Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy at IIS. Previously he was Senior Fellow and Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Department, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) and he has held research or visiting positions at the University of Turku, Finland, Nagoya University, Japan, and The George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA. His research concentrates on theory of international politics, international relations of the Asia-Pacific, Northeast Asian security, and Chinese foreign policy. He is coeditor of New Frontiers of China’s Foreign Relations (Lexington Books). His other publications (available in Chinese) include New Perspectives on International Relations Theory, The Changzheng Press, 2001 and U.S.-China-Japan Triangular Relationship, The Zhejiang People’s Publishing House, 2002. Dr. Ren serves on the editorial boards of some international academic journals including Globalizations, Journal of Global Policy and Governance, East Asia: An International Quarterly, and East Asian Policy. He is a member of the China National Committee of Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) and he worked at the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo in 2010 and 2011.