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Ersin Kalaycıoğlu

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu is Professor of Political Science and Senior Scholar at Istanbul Policy Center at Sabancı University. Previously he was Rector of Işık University (2004 – 2007). Kalaycıoğlu taught at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabancı University (2002-2004), Boğaziçi University (1984-2002), and Istanbul University (1977-1982). In his long career, Kalaycıoğlu has taught at various U.S. universities as visiting faculty, including the University of Iowa (Department of Political Science, Spring and Summer of the 1980-1981) and at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (during the 1989-1990 and 1998-1999). Kalaycıoğlu is a Board Member of Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation and a member of Turkish Political Science Association, Turkish Social Science Association, and Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America (MESA). Professor Kalaycıoğlu’s research interests include political development, survey research, and electoral politics. Ersin Kalaycıoğlu received his undergraduate degree from Istanbul University’s Faculty of Economics in 1973 (major in Economics, minor in Political Science and Statistics). He received his M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1977) in Political Science from the University of Iowa.

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu

Ersin Kalaycıoğlu is Professor of Political Science and Senior Scholar at Istanbul Policy Center at Sabancı University. Previously he was Rector of Işık University (2004 – 2007). Kalaycıoğlu taught at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabancı University (2002-2004), Boğaziçi University (1984-2002), and Istanbul University (1977-1982). In his long career, Kalaycıoğlu has taught at various U.S. universities as visiting faculty, including the University of Iowa (Department of Political Science, Spring and Summer of the 1980-1981) and at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (during the 1989-1990 and 1998-1999). Kalaycıoğlu is a Board Member of Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation and a member of Turkish Political Science Association, Turkish Social Science Association, and Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America (MESA). Professor Kalaycıoğlu’s research interests include political development, survey research, and electoral politics. Ersin Kalaycıoğlu received his undergraduate degree from Istanbul University’s Faculty of Economics in 1973 (major in Economics, minor in Political Science and Statistics). He received his M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1977) in Political Science from the University of Iowa.

Dean Karlan

Dean Karlan is Professor of Economics at Yale University and President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and is a research fellow at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development.

Fred Kempe

Fred Kempe is the president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council. Under his leadership since 2007, the Council has achieved historic, industry-leading growth in size and influence, expanding its work through regional centers spanning the globe and through centers focused on topics ranging from international security and energy to global trade and next generation mentorship.
 
Before joining the Council, Kempe was a prize-winning editor and reporter at the Wall Street Journal for more than twenty-five years. In New York, he served as assistant managing editor, International, and columnist. Prior to that, he was the longest-serving editor and associate publisher ever of the Wall Street Journal Europe, running the global Wall Street Journal's editorial operations in Europe and the Middle East.

Miranda Kennedy

Miranda Kennedy was a New Delhi-based correspondent for American Public Media's Marketplace Radio and National Public Radio for five years. Her articles have been published in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Nation, and Slate. She recently moved to Washington, D.C., to work as an editor at National Public Radio's Morning Edition, which draws public radio's largest audience.

Bounsang Khamkeo

After his release from prison, Bounsang Khamkeo and his wife, Vieng, fled to the U.S., and eventually settled in Vancouver, Washington. He currently works as a behavioral health counselor with immigrant and refugee clients from Asia who suffer from substance addictions at the Avel Gordly Center for Healing with the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland.

Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti

Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti was born in 1943 in Zabul Province, Afghanistan and up to the age of seven lived in a nomadic caravan. In 1950 his parents settled on land in the Nad-i-Ali District of Helmand Province. His father died when Mohammad was eleven. A year later he did something no one else in his village had ever done; he started primary school.

As a way of thanking all the people who assisted him along the way, Mohammad is eager to help the current youth of Afghanistan. He remembers poignantly the day his own long journey began when he stood excitedly in line having his name added to the list of primary school students. He wants the children of Afghanistan to have the same opportunity to read and write so that they too can interact with the larger world around them. Mohammad will devote the rest of his life to this project.

Dr. Sergei Khrushchev

Dr. Sergei Khrushchev is a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies and focuses his research on the former Soviet Union’s transition from a centralized to a decentralized society, as well as its transformation from a central to a market economy and its international security during this transition.

Craig Kielburger

At 12 years of age, Craig Kielburger co-founded Free The Children in 1995, an organization delivering innovative programming to more than 4,000 youth groups and hundreds of thousands of young people in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom - the world’s largest network of children helping children through education. Today, he remains a passionate full-time volunteer for the organization, now an international charity and renowned educational partner that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.Every year, Craig and his brother Marc Kielburger organize We Day, Free The Children’s signature domestic event that reaches 90,000 students from 3,000 schools in person and more than 5.4 million through televised broadcasts. We Day has over two million followers on Facebook, making it one of the largest charitable causes in the world. Craig is also the co-founder of Me to We. An innovative social enterprise, Me to We provides people with better choices for a better world, including socially conscious and environmentally friendly clothes and accessories, life-changing international volunteer trips, leadership training programs and materials, a speakers’ bureau, and books that address issues of positive social change. In addition, half of Me to We’s net profit is donated to Free The Children, while the other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.

President Dae-jung Kim

Dae-jung Kim was born on January 6th, 1924 on Mokp'o, Haeui Island, Korea [now in South Chlla, South Korea]. He was an opposition leader during the tenure of President Park Chung Hee and became the President of South Korea from 1998-2003. Kim received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 for his efforts to restore democracy in South Korea and to improve relations with North Korea.

David Kinsella

David Kinsella (Ph.D. 1993, Yale University) is Professor and Chair of Political Science, and Director of the Public Affairs and Policy Ph.D. program in the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. He teaches courses on world politics, international law and organization, and national security policy.

Lawrence J. Korb

Lawrence J. Korb is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. He is also a senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Center for American Progress he was a senior fellow and director of national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From July 1998 to October 2002 he was council vice president, director of studies, and holder of the Maurice Greenberg Chair.

Prior to joining the council, Dr. Korb served as director of the Center for Public Policy Education and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution; Dr. Korb served as assistant secretary of defense (manpower, reserve affairs, installations, and logistics) from 1981 through 1985. Dr. Korb has authored, co-authored, edited, or contributed to more than 20 books and written more than 100 articles on national security issues. His books include The Joint Chiefs of Staff: The First Twenty-five Years; The Fall and Rise of the Pentagon; American National Security: Policy and Process, Future Visions for U.S. Defense Policy; Reshaping America's Military; A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Serving America’s Veterans; and Military Reform.

 

Ms. Tina Shagufta Kornmo

Ms. Kornmo balances a full time job in the medical profession with her work to promote gender equality, integrate minorities into Norwegian society, and advocate for diversity. She spearheads the LIM Network, which consists of dedicated individuals with diverse ethnic backgrounds, many of them Muslims, who want to contribute positively to the integration process and to the public debate. LIM authors columns published in the national newspapers, addressing difficult issues regarding gender equality, integration and diversity, and organizes demonstrations and public forums.

Jay Kravitz

Jay Kravitz is a Staff Scientist/Educator in the Global Health Center at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Prior to that he was an Assistant Professor at OHSU where he served as Director of the Preventative Medicine Residency Program. His international health experiences include refugee and displaced persons health care.

Alex Krebs

Alex Krebs is a tango dancer, instructor, and musician Alex has taught Argentine Tango in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, and across the US as well as in Germany, Italy, Sweden, and England. He has also co-taught with Argentine master Florencia Taccetti and performed with Luciana Valle and Florencia at the milonga "Torquato Tasso" in Buenos Aires.

Dr. Jane Kristof

Dr. Jane Kristof is Professor Emeritus of Art Fine & Performing Arts. She is a founding member of the Amnesty International local chapter and has been involved in Human Rights for over 30 years.

Nicholas D. Kristof

Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The Times since 2001, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week.

Mr. Kristof grew up on a sheep and cherry farm near Yamhill, Oregon. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and then studied law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, graduating with first class honors. He later studied Arabic in Cairo and Chinese in Taipei. While working in France after high school, he caught the travel bug and began backpacking around Africa and Asia during his student years, writing articles to cover his expenses. Mr. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 140 countries, plus all 50 states, every Chinese province and every main Japanese island. He's also one of the very few Americans to be at least a two-time visitor to every member of the Axis of Evil.

John Kroger

John Kroger is a former mob and drug crime prosecutor. He was elected Attorney General in November 2008 after winning the nominations of both the Democratic and Republican parties. As a federal criminal prosecutor, Kroger won major cases against mafia killers, drug kingpins and corrupt government officials. In recognition of his work, he won awards and commendations from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the State Department and the Department of Justice, including the Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance in 1999 for convicting two mafia captains for committing multiple murders. John Kroger has devoted his entire life to public service as a United States Marine, federal prosecutor, public policy expert, and teacher.

Paul Krugman

Princeton professor and winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, Krugman is recognized worldwide for his ground-breaking theory of international trade. In his bi-weekly column in the New York Times, Krugman delivers a no-holds-barred commentary on economic policy, politics, and more.



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