Pinar Bilgin (Ph.D. in International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, 2000).
After working briefly for the general secretariat of the National Security Council of Turkey, the author completed her postgraduate studies in the UK. Since then she has been an Associate Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. She spent 2006-07 academic year as a Woodrow Wilson fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. She is the author of Regional Security in the Middle East: a Critical Perspective (Routledge, 2005). She has published articles in Political Geography, European Journal of Political Research, Third World Quarterly and Security Dialogue. She is an Associate Editor of Security Dialogue. Her co-authored work on state failure was awarded the prize of best article published in Politics in 2004 by the Political Studies Association, United Kingdom. She also received Young Scientists Award by Turkish Academy of Sciences (2008) and Young Scientist Incentive Award by Scientific and technological research Council of Turkey (2009). Dr. Bilgin is a member of the International Studies Association (ISA), British International Studies Association (BISA) and member and President-elect of Central and Eastern European International Studies Association (CEEISA).
Paul D. Williams (Ph.D. in International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, 2001).
He is Associate Professor of International Affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, USA. His books include (author) British Foreign Policy under New Labour, 1997-2005 (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005), (co-author) Understanding Peacekeeping (Polity, 2nd edition 2010), (editor) Security Studies: An Introduction (Routledge, 2008), (co-editor) The International Politics of Mass Atrocities: The Case of Darfur (Routledge, 2010), Africa in International Politics (Routledge, 2004), Peace Operations and Global Order (Routledge, 2005), The New Multilateralism in South African Diplomacy (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006); Security and Development: A Necessary Partnership? (Georgetown University Press, forthcoming).
Masashi Sekiguchi, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
James K. Galbraith is Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and at the Department of Government, the University of Texas at Austin. He is presently national chairman of Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR), an international association of professional economists concerned with peace and security issues. He is also a Senior Scholar with the Jerome Levy Economics Institute and Director of the University of Texas Inequality Project. Professor Galbraith holds degrees from Harvard and Yale (Ph.D. in Economics, 1981). He studied economics as a Marshall Scholar at Kings College, Cambridge in 19745, and then served on the staff of the US Congress, including as Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee in 19812. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1985. His book, Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay, was reissued in paperback in 2000 by the University of Chicago Press. Inequality and Industrial Change: A Global View, co-edited with Maureen Berner, was published in 2001 by Cambridge University Press.
Visit the University of Texas Inequality Project (UTIP) website at http://utip.gov.utexas.edu for current research and an archive of published writings, and the ECAAR website at www.ecaar.org for the work of ECAAR.
Sohail Tahir Inayatullah is visiting professor, Center for Futures Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan; adjunct professor, The University of the Sunshine Coast; visiting academic, the Communication Centre, Queensland University of Technology; and professor, International Management Centres Association, University of Action Learning. In 1999, he was UNESCO Chair, the University of Trier, Germany and Tamkang Chair, Tamkang University, Taiwan.
He is also a fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. He is the coeditor of the Journal of Futures Studies (www.ed.tku.edu.tw/develop/JFS) and associate editor of New Renaissance (www.ru.org). He is on the editorial board of Futures, Development and Foresight. Among his authored/edited books are: Macrohistory and Macrohistorians; Situating Sarkar; Understanding Sarkar; Transcending Boundaries; The University in Transformation, Judicial Foresight, and Transforming Communication. His CD-ROMs include: Futures Studies: Methods, Issues and Civilizational Visions and The Views of Futurists—Volume 4 of The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies. He is the author of over 200 journal articles, book chapters, and magazine pieces.
Dr. Jarrod Wiener (B.A. Political Science, UPEI; M.A. International Relations, Kent; LL.M. International European and Commercial Law, Kent; Ph.D. International Relations, Kent) is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and founding Director of the Brussels School of International Studies. He was from 1995–6 an elected member of the Executive Committee of the British International Studies Association, and he is currently a member of the International Studies Association and the Academic Council on the United Nations System. Dr Wiener’s research interests include globalization, international political economy, and global governance. His publications include his monographs: Globalization and the Harmonization of Law (Pinter, 1999), and Making Rules in the Uruguay Round of the GATT (Ashgate, 1995). His journal articles include: "Globalisation and disciplinary neo-liberal governance," Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory (Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2001); "Money laundering: trans-national criminals, globalisation, and the forces of ‘redomestication’," Journal of Money Laundering Control (Vol.1, No.1, 1996). His contributions to edited volumes include a chapter on international legal harmonization in Stuart Nagel (ed.), Multinational Policy Towards Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy (Rowman Littlefield, forth-coming, 2002); and a contribution on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade to the World Encyclopedia of Peace, edited by former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar.
Professor Robert Schrire holds the Chair of Political Studies and was for many years its head at the University of Cape Town where he is also the founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy (ISPP).In this latter capacity, he has provided policy proposals for a wide range of political parties and organisations on strategy, labour, and economic policy.
He was educated in economics at the University of Cape Town before studying economics, politics and public management at the American University in Washington D.C. and Columbia University. He obtained his doctorate in political science at the University of California where he also taught.
As an academic professor Schrire has taught at the State University of New York, Johns Hopkins University, Sciences Po in Paris, the University of Western Australia, and Curtain Institute of Technology amongst others. He has also held visiting fellowships at Princeton and Berkeley. In addition to his academic activities, he has held consultancies at the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, the US Department of State, and has assisted the constitutional committee of the South African parliament on electoral reform.
He has written widely in leading journals and has published several books and monographs in the fields of South African political economy, international relations theory, globalization, and conflict regulation.
He travels widely in Africa, where he has served as the external examiner for the University of Zimbabwe, and has led several academic study tours Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He is at present completing a collaborative study of transitions in South Africa and Chile with an emphasis on transitional justice and economic through policy.
Dr. Irene Lyons Murphy is an author and policy analyst who specializes in national and international issues. She has most recently been a faculty affiliate at Colorado State University and previously was an adjunct professor at the George Washington University’s Graduate Women’s Studies Program. She has written extensively in the field of national and international policies related to the environment and human rights. She is the author of Public Policy on the Status of Women, Lexington Books, 1974, and over 30 published and unpublished papers on the role of women in the US public and private sector. She was actively involved in the national and international women’s movement, serving as the executive director of a federation of women’s professional organizations. There is a collection of her papers at the Schlesinger Library, Harvard University. She has a masters and Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Columbia University and is a graduate of Barnard College. She presently works as an independent consultant in Washington, DC.