Kenneth Scheve is Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Leitner Program in International & Comparative Political Economy at Yale University where he teaches courses in political economy and quantitative methods. His research interests are in international and comparative political economy and comparative political behavior.
Jóhanna Kristín Birnir is the recipient of this year's National Academies Research Council's Department of Homeland Security Resident Research Associateship at the START and CIDCM. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California Los Angeles in 2001 and accepted a position as Assistant Professor at SUNY-Buffalo that same year. Her research is in the field of Comparative Politics.
Avishai Margalit is one of the foremost thinkers and commentators on the contemporary human condition, the moral issues of our time, and current problems facing Western societies. In addition to his influence as a philosopher, he is highly regarded for his profound and cogent observations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the broader struggle between Islam and the West.