10Nov

Dr. Sherman Garnett speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Being Russia: The Past, Present and Future of a Superpower”

Sherman Garnett is a professor in and dean of James Madison College.

  • His interests include the former Soviet Union, especially Russian foreign and security policy, Ukraine and comparative political and security issues for the post-Communist world.
  • He was most recently a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he directed projects on security and national identity in the former USSR and Russian-Chinese relations.
  • Before that, he worked for more than a dozen years on arms control and post-Communist security policy questions in a variety of positions in the U.S. government, finishing his government service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.
  • He earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan.
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10Nov

Dr. Kyle Evered speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Being Russia: The Past, Present and Future of a Superpower”

Kyle Evered is an associate professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences.

  • Trained to study geographies of the Middle East and North Africa and the former Soviet states of Eurasia, most of Evered’s research deals with topics associated with geographies of Turkey and its neighboring states.
  • In particular, he has published on the cultural and historical geographies, political geographies, and cultural ecologies of the country and its wider regions.
  • He earned his doctorate from the University of Oregon.
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10Nov

Dr. Matthew Pauly speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Being Russia: The Past, Present and Future of a Superpower”

Matthew Pauly is an associate professor in the Department of History.

  • Pauly was a U.S. Department of State Fascell Fellow at the American Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine prior to teaching.
  • He is the author of Breaking the Tongue: Language, Education, and Power in Soviet Ukraine as well as numerous articles, essays, and reviews on early Soviet nationalities policy and the intersection between national identity, education, and childhood in late imperial Russia and the Soviet Union.
  • At MSU, he is a core faculty member of the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and Peace and Justice Studies.
  • He earned his doctorate from Indiana University.

 

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10Nov

Dr. Lisa Cook speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Being Russia: The Past, Present and Future of a Superpower”

Lisa Cook is an associate professor of economics in the Department of Economics and associate professor of international relations in James Madison College.

  • She’s an economist primarily interested in macroeconomics, development economics, and economic history.
  • Cook also studies the economics of innovation and financial institutions and crises, including Tsarist, Soviet, and Post-Soviet behavior of inventors in the territory that was once the Soviet Union.
  • Prior to teaching, Cook served as Senior Advisor on Finance and Development in the U.S. Department of Treasury.
  • She earned her doctorate from the University of California-Berkeley.
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28Sep

Dr. William Taylor speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Water Wars: Our H2O Futures”

William Taylor is University Distinguished Professor in Global Fisheries Systems in the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

  • He is an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology, population dynamics, governance, and management.
  • Throughout his career, he has been active in the American Fisheries Society, serving as president of the society, the Michigan Chapter, and the North Central Division. Currently, he holds a U.S. Presidential appointment as a U.S. Commissioner (alternate) for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
  • He earned his doctorate from Arizona State University.
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28Sep

Dr. Jade Mitchell speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Water Wars: Our H20 Futures”

Jade Mitchell is an assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.

  • Her research interests include risk assessment, understanding the chemical and microbial stressors from diverse environmental exposures including bioterrorism and food safety; doing quantitative analysis, decision analysis, Bayesian statistics, and systems analysis; conducting dose-response and exposure modeling including both exogenous and endogenous fate; and risk management and environmental policy.
  • She has earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards.
  • She earned her doctorate from Drexel University.
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28Sep

Dr. David Hyndman speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Water Wars: Our H20 Futures”

David Hyndman is a professor in and chairperson of the Michigan State University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

  • His research interests include developing novel methods to characterize the aquifers that store and transmit water supplies critical to human and ecological health, helping develop methods to clean contaminated aquifers using emerging technologies such as bioremediation, and quantifying the human impacts on changes in climate and land use on the water cycle.
  • His research involves coupling novel models with high-resolution field data to explore the physical, chemical, and ecological processes in natural and anthropogenically altered systems.
  • He earned his doctorate from Stanford University.
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28Sep

Dr. Joan Rose speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Water Wars: Our H2O Futures”

Joan Rose is the Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair in Water Research in the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • She’s director of the Water Quality, Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, and co-director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment and the Center for Water Sciences.
  • She is an international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety, publishing more than 250 manuscripts. In 2016, she was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize – the world’s most-prestigious water award.
  • She earned her doctorate from the University of Arizona.
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29Mar

Dr. Robert Montgomery speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Transforming the World: The Power of Imagination”

Robert Montgomery is an assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University.

He is Director of the Research on the Ecology of Carnivores and their Prey Lab, which is designed to develop innovative solutions for wildlife conservation problems and train students from underrepresented backgrounds so that the future of wildlife conservation leadership can be a more diverse one.

Robert is also a research associate at the University of Oxford.

He earned his doctorate from Michigan State University.

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29Mar

Dr. Laura Apol speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens “Transforming the World: The Power of Imagination”

Laura Apol is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.

She teaches poetry, writing, and literature in face-to-face, international, and online environments. 

In addition to numerous professional publications, she is the author of collections of her own poems: “Falling into Grace”, “Crossing the Ladder of Sun”, “Celestial Bodies”. And her newest collection, “Requiem, Rwanda” was drawn from her work using writing to facilitate healing among survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. She is currently working on a novel-in-poems for adolescents entitled Tutsi, based on the story of one survivor.

Laura earned her doctorate from the University of Iowa.

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