Armin Krishnan is Assistant Professor for Security Studies at East Carolina University. He has studied political science and security studies at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and Salford University, U.K. He previously taught intellligence and security studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has written three books on new developments in contemporary warfare, including the privatization of military services, autonomous weapons, and targeted killing. His current research focuses on U.S. government secrecy, U.S. shadow wars, and covert action since the end of the Cold War.
Chair, Department of Anthropology Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, Watson Institute for International Studies
Catherine Lutz is Chair of Brown Universitys Anthropology Department and is jointly appointed in the schools Watson Institute for International Studies. She is the author of numerous books on the US military and its impact beyond the battlefield, the car and its place in US culture, and other topics in cultural anthropology. Dr. Lutz is Co-Director of the Costs of War, a multidisciplinary initiative to analyze the human, economic, social and political costs of the recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. She also co-founded the Network of Concerned Anthropologists and previously served as president of the American Ethnological Society.
Professor of International Affairs & Comparative Literature, School of International Affairs
Sophia A. McClennen works on the intersections between culture, politics, and society. She is currently a Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature at Penn State University and founding director of the Center for Global Studies.
Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights Lecturer, Harvard College
Jessica Stern is a Lecturer in Government at Harvard University, a Fellow at the FXB Center for Human Rights at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and an Advanced Academic Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis. She is also a member of Hoover Institution’s Task Force on National Security and Law. She is also the author of several books and numerous articles on terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Trygve Throntveit received his PhD in history from Harvard University in 2008, where he later served as lecturer and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History. Dr. Throntveit is currently a fellow in U.S. foreign policy and international security at the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College. He is the author of several book chapters and articles in American political and intellectual history and the history of the U.S. role in international affairs. His book-in-progress, entitled Power without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment, will be published by the University of Chicago Press.
Doctoral candidate, Department of Political Science
W. Kindred Winecoff is a Ph. D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studies international relations (specialization in international political economy) and political methodology. His research focuses primarily on the politics of the global financial system. He is a frequent contributor to IPE at UNC, a group blog focusing on the global political economy.