Geoff Gilbert is a Professor of Law in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He was Head of Department between 2000-2003 and 2011-13. In 2012, he was appointed a Professorial Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Refugee Law since 2002. He is author of ‘Current Issues in the Application of the Exclusion Clauses’ in Feller, Türk and Nicholson, Refugee Protection in International Law (2003), part of UNHCR’s Global Consultations on the 50th Anniversary of the 1951 Convention. He was founding Director of Studies for UNHCR’s annual Thematic Refugees and Human Rights course for judges, government officials and UNHCR staff at the International Institute for Humanitarian Law, Sanremo, Italy, from 2005 to 2007. In 2014 he was appointed a consultant to UNHCR (with Anna Magdalena Rüsch) on Rule of Law: Engagement for Solutions and is part of the Solutions Alliance Thematic Group on Rule of Law.
He was Specialist Adviser to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights in its inquiry into the treatment of asylum-seekers, 2006-07. He was part of the Human Rights Centre's research programme on human rights in situations of acute crisis that was carried out on behalf of DfID and then directed Essex's residential training programme of human rights for DfID staff, 2006-07. He drafted a report in 2010 for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on a possible Protocol to the ECHR dealing with minority rights. He has carried out human rights training on behalf of the Council of Europe and UNHCR in the Russian Federation (Siberia, the Urals and Kalmykskaya), Georgia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Kosovo. He has advised governments on their laws in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the FSU, and was the Director of the OSCE training programme on combating torture for judges in Serbia and Montenegro. His areas of interest are international criminal law, the protection of refugees and other displaced persons in international law, the protection of minorities in international law, international humanitarian law and international human rights law. In 2009 he was elected a Bencher of the Middle Temple and was called in February 2010.
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Future Manufacturing), Swinburne University of Technology
Geoff Brooks is responsible for co-ordinating and developing manufacturing related research and education across Swinburne University of Technology. His own expertise is in the field of process metallurgy and he has published over 150 papers on various aspects of steelmaking, aluminium and magnesium production. Geoff has held senior positions at University of Wollongong, McMaster University in Canada, CSIRO and is now Head of the High Temperature Processing group at Swinburne University of Technology. He received his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 1994; he has a Degree in Chemical Engineering at RMIT and a Bachelor of Arts (HPS, Media) from Swinburne. In 2013, Geoff was awarded the John Elliott Lectureship by the AIST, acknowledging his contribution to process metallurgy. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers.
Lecturer in Transport and Logistics Management, University of Sydney
Geoffrey Clifton is a Lecturer in Transport and Logistics Management at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney. Geoffrey specialises in the management of public transport services, particularly the passenger supply chain and enhanced bus services. Geoffrey has worked as a consultant to the transport industry and government.
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University
Geoff Robinson is a political historian and lecturer in History and Politics at Deakin University. Before taking up an academic position he worked in higher education management and policy development and as a tutor at Monash University. His doctoral research examined the NSW Labor government of 1930-32, led by Premier Jack Lang, as an example of the limits of reformism under a capitalist economy. He has published several articles and book chapters on Australian labour history and politics and a book based on his PhD When the Labor Party Dreams was published in 2009.
Professor Brock was Head of Journalism at City University London in 2009-14 and is now a part-time professor.
He began his reporting career at the Yorkshire Evening Press and The Observer, joining The Times in 1981. After starting at The Times as a feature writer, he became a features editor and, in 1984, op-ed page editor.
He was foreign editor, Brussels bureau chief, European Editor, Managing Editor, Saturday Editor and most recently International Editor in a 28-year career at the newspaper.
He is a board member of the World Editors Forum and the International Press Institute (IPI) and chair of the British committee of the IPI. He broadcasts and lectures frequently and reviews for the Times Literary Supplement.
His latest book is Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age.
Professor Cook’s teaching interests are in the areas of marketing, management, sales management, marketing communications, services marketing, industry/vertical marketing, industrial/ organizational psychology and TeleBusiness
He has taught at Boston University, Nazareth College, St. John Fisher College, Roberts Wesleyan College, SUNY Geneseo, Keuka College and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he has served as the evening chairperson for the Marketing Program. He was a distinguished professor at RIT. He instructs both at the undergraduate and graduate level
Cook was employed by the Ford Division of the Ford Motor Company for 10 years in various marketing and management assignments both in the operations side of the business and in the Headquarters Marketing Staff
He recently retired from the Xerox Corporation after 30 years of service in numerous sales, marketing and customer service assignments including: district manager, division manager, industry marketing, general manager, customer services marketing, division manager of national account service and marketing manager, TeleBusiness
He has served as a president of the Rochester, NY, chapter of the American Marketing Association and serves on the new business books review board of the Journal of Consumer Marketing. Cook has recently completed a marketing case study on “JOLT, America’s Original Energy Drink!” that should be published soon
He has served as a member of the Business Advisory Council for the John Wiley School of Business at SUNY Geneseo. He was a member of the RIT President’s Speakers Bureau and speaks on the subjects of quality, customer satisfaction, customer services marketing, affinity marketing and telebusiness
He recently coauthored an article in the Chief Marketing Officer Journal, Volume 2, with Paulo Albuquerque, assistant professor of marketing at the Simon School, entitled “The (un) Importance of Marketing and the CMO in the American Auto Industry.” Cook was formerly a board member of the Landmark Society of Western New York Inc
and currently is a board member of Randy Henderson Ford/Lincoln in Webster, NY
He was also a member of the Sounding Board of Contributors of the Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) and has been asked to serve as the Simon School faculty advisor for Alpha Kappa Psi, the new business fraternity at the University of Rochester
BS, Business Administration, Indiana University MBA, Marketing The Ohio State University
PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne
I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne, researching lobbying activities and the effectiveness of advocacy advertising campaigns in Australia and the United States.
My research expertise includes economic philosophy, lobbying, political and advocacy advertising, and the political economy of gun-control.
I currently tutor and lecture in political science and political economy at the University of Melbourne. I am also the course coordinator and lecturer in environmental economics at RMIT University.
I have undergraduate and masters degrees majoring in politics and economics.
Georges Van Den Abbeele is Dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California at Irvine. He has previously served as dean at Northeastern University in Boston and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has also taught at Berkeley, Davis, Miami and Harvard universities. A native of Belgium, he earned a bachelor's degree from Reed College and the Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is the author of Travel as Metaphor, co-editor of Community at Loose Ends, A World of Fables and French Civilization and its Discontents. He has also published over fifty articles on travel narrative, critical theory, and Renaissance literature. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and recipient of the Blaise Pascal medal.
I only own 2 suitcases, a fully stamped passport, a small part of a start-up business and a college degree. I am passionate about building companies, marketing and learning foreign languages. I also code a little. Previously I worked for Barclays Accelerator and Techstars in London, UK. Went to Lund University in Sweden and Rollins in Florida, USA.
Senior Lecturer in Politics, The Open University
I am a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Open University. I have two main areas of research. One area covers various aspects of Spanish politics including historical memory, citizen participation, social movements and electoral politics. Another area covers governance and citizen participation and draws on case-studies in Spain and the UK.
Gerard de Valence is a Senior Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment, in the Faculty of Design Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney. He was Director of the Postgraduate Property Development course from 2006-13, and previously was Director of the Facilities Management course.
Prior to becoming an academic in 1992 he had ten years experience as an analyst and economist in the private sector doing research on the property, building and construction industries for the Australian Stock Exchange, the Property Council of Australia and the NSW Royal Commission into Productivity in the Building Industry.
He has a long-standing interest in industry performance and development, and worked on industry policy in the 1990s with both the Australian Construction Industry Development Agency and the NSW Department of Public Works and Services. For the Commonwealth Government he was a consultant for DIS, including the 1998 Building for Growth construction industry policy, and the 2002 Cole Royal Commission into the industry.
His research has broadly focused on issues around the structure, conduct and technological trajectory of the building and construction industry, with over a hundred refereed papers and book chapters published. He was co-editor with Rick Best of the three volume Building in Value series of books published between 1999 and 2003: Pre-design Issues; Design and Construction; and Workplace Strategies and Facilities Management. As Coordinator between 2003 and 2011 of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Working Commission on Building Economics (W55) he was a leader of the largest research group in the field. In 2012 Taylor and Francis published a new book he edited called Modern Construction Economics: Theory and Application.
Gerard has a blog on Construction Industry Economics and Policy at http://gerard-de-valence.blogspot.com.au/
Lecturer in Accounting, CQUniversity Australia
I am a CPA, where I am also recognised as Specialist in IT. I am also a member of the Australian Computer Society.
My research interests include ethics, the nature of accounting, and governance.
I have published research on the European Parliament, the British House of Commons, the constitutional and budgetary politics of the EU and on Euroscepticism in the Journal of European Public Policy, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Party Politics and in the Journal of Public Policy. In 2012, Palgrave-Macmillan published my co-edited volume on the Reform of the European Union Budget. I am currently conducting research on the conintuity of consensus in the European Parliament following the Enlargement of the EU to ten new member states in 2004 and on the reform of the EU budget.
From 2009 to 2012, I was programme director of the interdisciplinary BA in European Studies and I teach courses at BA and MSc level in EU politics and policy, comparative democracy and democratization, and comparative institutional politics. In the past I have taught courses on government and public policy of France, comparative European politics, and at an introductory level on democracy in Europe. I also supervise two research students, one on the subject of the European Parliament committee system, and the other on EU anti-corruption policy.
Research interests: My main areas of research are budgetary decision-making in the EU and comparative legislative politics (with a particular focus on the European Parliament). I also have research interests in comparative electoral and party politics and in constitutional reform.
I am a member of Royal Holloway’s Centre for European Politics as well as the following external research networks: European Parliament Research Group, European Legislative Politics Research Group and of the European Parties, Elections and Referendums Network.
My PhD thesis (London School of Economics) of 2005 on Institutionalised Consensus in the European Parliament is now available for download here for free subject to academic or not-for-profit use as well as due citation as follows - Benedetto, Giacomo (2005) Institutionalised consensus in Europe’s parliament. PhD thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London. It is accessible at: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/848/
Reader in Psychology, University of Glasgow
My research interests are broad, and are strongly influenced by my education in Cognitive Psychology at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psychological Research and subsequent neurobiological research at the Medical School of Washington University in St.Louis. My current research is best described as a mix of Cognitive (they of thinking, attention, perception, action, memory, etc), Differential (studying differences between individuals), and Educational Psychology (the psychology of learning processes). I am particularly interested in gender differences in thought and behaviour, the psychology of learning, as well as in meta-cognitive processes, such attention and executive control.
One of my aims is to understand and reduce performance gaps between boys and girls in school. For example, in international surveys, British boys fall behind in reading skills, and British girls in mathematics (this is the case in most countries). More research is necessary to be able to reduce these fairly persistent gaps, which limit children's career opportunities. This research is a good example of combining Differential and Cognitive Psychology.
In the past, I have gained much experience with a wide variety of extremely different laboratory measurement techniques (see my publications below). Currently, I use behavioral measures from my own lab as well as "secondary data", in particular those from the Programme for International Student Assessment (the largest international test of school children with millions of data points). The main academic aim of this research is to understand variation in human attitudes and cognition. The practical aim is to improve learning and education.
Most of my past and present research has been funded with grants from the ESRC, NIH, German Science Foundation (DFG), Max-Planck-Society, James S. McDonnell Foundation, British Academy, and Nuffield Foundation, and I would like to thank the funding organisations and collaborators for their support.
Gillian came to Royal Holloway in April 2012 as Professor of Organization Studies). Previously she has held lecturing and research positions at Birkbeck, University of London, the University of Cardiff and the University of Sheffield. She has research interests in identity at work, work-life boundaries, volunteers and voluntary work, rhetoric and rhetorical analysis, technological development and change in organizations, the technological mediation of work, sociomateriality, and the implications of smartphones and social media for working practices and organizational processes. In the recent past she has investigated the implications of smartphone use for identity, communication and information sharing (with Dr Katrina Pritchard, Birkbeck, and supported by British Academy grant SG-54143).
Currently she is involved as co-investigator on a multi-institution EPSRC-funded project examining the relationship between work-life balance, use of digital technologies and identity (see the project website http://www.digitalbrainswitch.org.uk.). She also has a research interest in the working practices of academics, particularly qualitative research methods and on-line qualitative research.
She has edited several qualitative research method compendia (with Prof Catherine Cassell, Leeds University Business School), the latest of which Qualitative Organizational Research: Core Methods and Current Challenges was published by Sage in April 2012 (http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book235422?siteId=sage-us&prodTypes=any&q=symon+and+cassell&fs=1 ). Catherine and Gillian are founding editors of the journal Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/qrom.htm). Gillian is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Dr Navarria's research interests include the relationship between authoritarian regimes in Asia and the language and tactics of democracy; the role new communication media have in politics; the meaning of representation and the role of civil society in contemporary democracies. He is also interested and work on issues related to current Italian politics.. He is currently working on a research project focusing on the effects communication media have on prevailing power-dynamics between state and citizens in China. He is also co-editor of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between the Sydney Democracy Network and The Conversation. The material published in this series aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Dr Navaria and John Watson (Politics and Society Editor at The Conversation) coordinate the project. He is the convener of SDN fortnightly research seminars series. He has a PhD in Politics and Media from the University of Westminster and a Degree in Philosophy from the University of Catania.. I hold a PhD in Politics from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom, and a MA Degree in Philosophy from the University of Catania, Italy.
Professor of Economics, Australian National University
Professor Glenn Withers AO is Professor of Economics at the Australian National University and President-Elect of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He has chaired various public Inquiries and has headed bodies such as the Economic Planning Advisory Commission and the National Population Council. He was chair of the Expert Working Group for Australia’s Comparative Advantage, a report for the Australian Council of Learned Academies
He was founding CEO of Universities Australia. Prior to that he was Professor of Public Policy at ANU and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. He is a Monash and Harvard graduate and has held academic posts in Australia and overseas including at Harvard and Cambridge and at La Trobe and Macquarie Universities.
He has produced a significant number of books, academic papers and government and consultancy reports. He has worked in and for government, including as chair of various Australian government bodies such as the National Population Council and the Economic Planning Advisory Commission, and he has chaired public inquiries regarding population issues, immigration, and infrastructure financing and was a member of the Faulkner inquiry into child care and Co-Commissioner of the Productivity Commission's Stocktake of Micro-economic Reform. He is a Board member of CEDA and Chair of CEDA's Council on Economic Policy.
Professor Withers helped to establish the Productivity Commmission, the Crawford School, ANZSOG and Universities Australia. He has been an adviser to private sector and community sector organisations in Australia and overseas, ranging from the North West Shelf Consortium and the Business Council of Australia to the OECD and UNDP. Professor Withers was awarded an Order of Australia for services to applied economics, including for design of the Australian immigration points system.
Glyn Davis is a Professor of Political Science, and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Melbourne.
Göran Roos is a member of the Economic Development Board of South Australia, a member of the Council for Flinders University and also a Stretton Fellow appointed by the City of Playford at University of Adelaide. Adjunct Professor at Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide, South Australia; Australia; Adjunct Professor at University of Technology Sydney Business School, Australia; and Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Business, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Göran is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) as well as of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
He was a member of the Prime Ministers Manufacturing Leaders Group and has been both a member of the board and chairman of the board for VTT International in Finland as well as Visiting Professor of Innovation Management and Business Model Innovation at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland [where he still holds the title of Professor]; Senior Advisor to Aalto Executive Education Academy in Helsinki; Professor in Strategic Design in the Faculty of Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia; Honorary Professor at Warwick Business School in the UK; Adjunct Professor at Mawson Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; Visiting Professor of Intangible Asset Management and Performance Measurement at the Centre for Business Performance, Cranfield University; part-time visiting Intellectual Capital Adjunct at Melbourne Business School, Mt. Eliza Centre for Executive Education and part-time Industrial Professor of Strategy and Internationalisation at the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo. He has also been on the International Advisory Group (IAG) for DesignGov, the Australian Centre for Excellence in Public Sector Design; a member of CSIRO’s Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council; a Visiting Research Associate in technology-based business development at the Institute for Policy Science located at the University of Saitama Campus Kita-Urawa, Japan and in Biotechnology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, and in Intellectual Capital at Henley Management College. He has also been a member of Valio’s International Scientific Board and was a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting.
Göran is the founder or co-founder of several companies in many countries and is presently the Managing Director for Innovation Performance Pty Ltd. He has also worked as a consultant in more than 50 countries as well as having served in management positions in several European and US-based corporations and he has been supporting the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing in Australia.
Göran is one of the founders of modern intellectual capital science and a recognised world expert in this field as well as a major contributor to the thinking and practice in the areas of strategy and innovation management as well as industrial and innovation policy.
Göran is the author and co-author of over one hundred books, book chapters, papers and articles on Intellectual Capital, Innovation Management, Strategy and Industrial Policy many of which have been recognised with awards. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Strategic Change Management; the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital; the Journal of Intellectual Capital; and 设计 She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation.
Göran was named one of the 13 most influential thinkers for the 21st Century by the Spanish business journal “Direccion y Progreso” and was appointed “Manufacturing for the Future” Thinker in Residence by the South Australian Premier for the year 2011 and an appointed member of the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Leaders Group 2012/2013. He was selected for Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Top 10 Speeches 2013: A collection of the most influential and interesting speeches from the CEDA platform in 2013 for the speech: “The future of manufacturing in Australia: Innovation and productivity” at the launch of CEDA’s major research publication for 2013, Australia Adjusting: Optimising national prosperity.
Gordon MacKerron was Director of SPRU from 2008 until the end of 2013 and is now Professor of Sci8ence and Technology Policy . He was previously Director of the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU from April 2005 to November 2008. Prior to this, he spent four years as Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting, London and had an earlier career for over 20 years at SPRU. He is an economist specialising in energy and environmental economics, with degrees in economics from the Universities of Cambridge and Sussex. His academic career has specialized in the economics and policy issues of electricity and especially nuclear power, in which he has published and broadcast widely.
He has frequently been Specialist Adviser or invited witness before House of Commons Select Committee inquiries on energy subjects. From June to December 2001 he was on secondment to the PIU, Cabinet Office, as Deputy leader of the UK Government's Energy Review team. He has subsequently assisted the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in its consultation process leading up to a major Energy White Paper released in February 2003 and subsequently advised DTI on security of supply and low carbon technology strategies.
Professor MacKerron has also been the expert witness on economic issues for the Irish Government in its two international court cases on the subject of Sellafield before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague in 2002 and 2003. Professor MacKerron chaired the Energy Panel, DTI/OST Technology Foresight Programme (1995-98). Between 2003 and 2007 he was Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, an independent body charged with recommending the best approach to long-term radioactive waste management to the UK Government. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution from 2009 until its demise in 2011. He will be a Visting Exchange Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University from March till July 2014, working on proliferation issus surounding the growth in civilain nuclear power around the world.
My research interests are in the fields of animal behaviour, ecology and conservation, with particular focus on the effects of human activities on wildlife, animal cognition and the behavioural ecology of large herbivores. I have studied African elephants for over a decade, addressing questions on foraging and movement ecology as well as investigating the detailed social and ecological knowledge of elephant family groups and their matriarchs. The research that I have conducted on elephant cognition has involved extensive use of acoustic playbacks, whereby animal vocalisations are broadcast to study the responses of elephants to social and ecological threats. More recently, I have applied these playback techniques to understand the effects of anthropogenic noise - a growing source of environmental disturbance - on animal behavior and wildlife ecology. I am also interested in the role that large herbivores play in ecosystem function and structure in natural and human altered habitats.
University Associate, School of Economics and Finance, University of Tasmania
Graeme Wells teaches and publishes in a variety of areas in macroeconomics and economic policy. He has also held teaching and research positions at ANU and universities in Wellington, Oslo, Santa Barbara and Guelph. In addition to his academic work, Dr Wells has been a consultant to a variety of policy-making agencies such as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, The New Zealand Treasury, The Australian Treasury and EPAC. For a number of years was Co Editor of the journal 'Agenda', which provides a forum for debate on current policy issues in Australia and New Zealand.
I am a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham (UK). I am currently the Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Transfer) at our campus in Malaysia. I am also CEO of a commercialisation company (MyResearch Sdn Bhd). Prior to entering academic , I worked in industry for almost 20 years.
I am Editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions of Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, as well as an Associate Editor of nine other journals.
My research interests include:
Lecturer in Immunology, Edinburgh Napier University
My research focuses on cellular-therapy for the treatment of autoimmune disease. We have shown in models of rheumatoid arthritis that naturally occurring suppressive white blood cells modified using gene-transfer can home to disease sites and actively suppress disease. We are now working on translating this work to the clinic for both rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. My work utilises many of the approaches developed in the field of cancer cell therapy, an area of research I was involved in during my PhD.
I was awarded my PhD from UCL in 2009, followed by fellowship from Arthritis Research UK at the Centre for Rheumatology Research. I am currently a Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University.
Greg Barton is co-director of the Australian Intervention Support Hub (AISH) and professor of Global Islamic Politics at the Alfred Deakin Institute.
Greg has been active for the past twenty year in inter-faith dialogue initiatives and has a deep commitment to building understanding of Islam and Muslim society. The central axis of his research interests is the way in which religious thought, individual believers and religious communities respond to modernity and to the modern nation state. He also has a strong general interest in comparative international politics. He has undertaken extensive research on Indonesia politics and society, especially of the role of Islam. Since 2004 he has made a comparative study of progressive Islamic thought in Turkey and Indonesia.
He also has a general interest in security studies and human security and a particular interest in countering violent extremism continues to research Islamic and Islamist movements in Southeast Asia and around the world.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Gregory L. Hall, MD, is a primary care physician practicing in Cleveland, Ohio for over 20 years. A native Clevelander, he attended Williams College and majored in psychology while taking pre-med coursework.
After graduation from Williams College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and working summers as a research assistant at the Cleveland Clinic, he attended the Medical College of Ohio, and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Hall serves on the teaching faculty at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and has an appointment of Assistant Clinical Professor. He has co-chaired the City of Cleveland’s Public Health Advisory Committee, and co-chaired the leadership board of Steps to a Healthier Cleveland which oversaw health awareness and improvement activities throughout the area.
In 2002, Dr. Hall received a governor’s appointment to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, on which he now serves as Chairman. In January of 2008, he was appointed to Ohio Medicaid Medical Care Advisory Committee and served on its executive committee.
In 2010, he was appointed to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health which oversees Ohio’s largest county’s broad range of quality driven public health programs and services.
Ph.D. Student in History, Energy and Foreign Relations, Georgetown University
Gregory Brew is a PhD candidate in the History Department of Georgetown University. He previously completed a BA in History at the University of Chicago and an MA in Global, International and Comparative History at Georgetown University.
His work focuses on US history, the history of the international oil industry and the modern Middle East, with a particular focus on Iran. His current project concerns Anglo-American modernization projects in Iran from 1925 to 1963, the relationship between oil revenues and economic development, and the ways in which modernization was meant to integrate Iran into a global oil system, before and after the 1953 Anglo-American coup d'etat.
Gregory reads Persian and regularly contributes to on-line publications on topics such as Iranian oil, US foreign policy, the international energy industry and Middle Eastern politics. He is also a contributing analyst for Wikistrat and a contributing writer for OilPrice.com.
In 2016 Gregory was awarded the Edwin J. Beinecke Jr. Scholarship by the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Foundation. He has received grants from the Cosmos Club Foundation, the Rockefeller Archive Center and from Georgetown University, including the Evan Armstrong North Graduate Student Scholarship in 2013.
Lecturer in Film Studies, Bangor University
I am Lecturer in Film Studies at Bangor University, from January 2016. Previously I taught Film, Television and Media Studies at University of Warwick (where I completed by PhD in December 2012), University of York, Leeds Beckett University and Manchester Metropolitan University. My book, The American President in Film and Television: Myth, Politics and Representation, was published by Peter Lang in 2014. It recently achieved runner-up in the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies' 2016 Best Monograph award.
Originally, I worked on mathematical logic and its applications to theoretical computer science. I applied combinatorics and probability to computer theory, and worked on "probabilistic methods." In addition, I got interested in mathematics education and philosophy. Meanwhile, because of an upheaval at my campus, I became active in the faculty union and involved in university policies and politics as well as Islam in America and terrorism. Then some chemists got me involved in crystallography and crystal design, and hence in nanoscience: much of my work during the last decade has been in applications of algebra, combinatorics and geometry to crystal design and other nanostructures, which involves some scientific computing. I have published on all these subjects in academic journals.
Greg’s expertise is in international law with research interests in its applications to counter-terrorism and to environmental protection. He teaches across these areas and Administrative Law.
His research in the area of environmental protection addresses mechanisms for the effective implementation of international environmental standards. In relation to counterterrorism, Greg is currently researching the laws of armed conflict in their application to non-State actors engaged in political violence at the level of hostilities.
Greg is an Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law and is a member of the Editorial Board (previously Editor-in-Chief) of the Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL).
Professor of Economics, University of York
I am an academic economist at the University of York. I hold a BSc in Economics from METU, Ankara Turkey and MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick. I completed my PhD at York and have taught at various institutions, including University of Durham, METU, and University of York where I currently hold a Chair in Economics.
My main research interests are macroeconomics, political economy and international finance. More specifically my research has focussed on currency and financial crises, monetary policy, politics and policy making and more recently macroprudential policy and fiscal austerity.
Professor of History, University of St Andrews
Guy Rowlands’ research interests lie principally in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century military, naval, financial and French history.
His first book, The Dynastic State and the Army under Louis XIV. Royal Service and Private Interest, 1661 to 1701 (Cambridge University Press, 2002), used political, social, cultural and military approaches to examine how Louis XIV and his ministers were able to increase the size of the French army five-fold over a period of 30 years, and it stressed the importance of integrating the multiple private interests of noble families into calculations of how to organise the state. This book was co-winner of the Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone Prize in 2003.
His recent work has been on early eighteenth-century financial history. His second book, entitled The Financial Decline of a Great Power. War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV's France (Oxford University Press, 2012), places military paymasters and suppliers at the centre of an explanation of how and why the French state’s financial situation deteriorated dramatically during the War of the Spanish Succession. Louis XIV bequeathed a legacy of debt generated in this war to his successors that made an ultimate breakdown of government much more likely. The book focusses, as no book on early modern state finances has done before, on the full range of state financial activity – taxation, borrowing, monetary policy, the appropriations system and expenditure – to explain how things went so badly wrong.
His third book, Dangerous and Dishonest Men: the International Bankers of Louis XIV’s France (Palgrave, 2014), follows up the previous study by looking at the extraordinary but damaging role played by foreign exchange and international bankers in France’s eighteenth-century troubles. At the start of the eighteenth century Louis XIV needed to remit huge sums of money abroad to support his armies during the War of the Spanish Succession. This book explains how international bankers moved French money across Europe, and how the foreign exchange system was so overloaded by the demands of war that a massive banking crash resulted.
Prof. Rowlands is currently in negotiation with a major press for the production of a work of grand synthesis on “War and the State in the Early Modern European World”. He is planning a bid to funding councils for a major project on the emerging western European states, military power and the civilian contractors who serviced and supplied their armed forces in the period 1660-1730. In recent decades the defence establishments of the NATO powers have employed civilian contractors for logistical tasks on a very large scale once again, but there seems to be a real lack of appreciation that so many of these arrangements have been tried before, and particularly so once the state started to emerge in a recognisably modern form after the mid-seventeenth century. As part of this he is already working on another book on arms, artillery and absolute monarchy in Louis XIV’s France.
In the longer term he is working towards a comprehensive, international history of logistics from the mid-17th century to the present day. Prof. Rowlands also has extensive interests in European international and transnational relations between the 1660s and the outbreak of the French Revolution (1789), and he maintains an interest in Jacobitism on the continent between 1688 and 1720.
Dr Gwilym Croucher is a higher education researcher, analyst and policy adviser at the University of Melbourne. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education as well as Principal Policy Adviser in Chancellery at the University. Previously he has worked as a researcher and lecturer in policy and political studies, as well as holding administrative positions in higher education. Gwilym is a regular media commentator on higher education and is currently a Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery Project examining the origins and effects of the Unified National System of Higher Education in Australia.
H V Jagadish is the Bernard A Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His area of work is Data Science.
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