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Dr. Jason Jackson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jason Jackson is an Assistant Professor in Political Economy and Urban Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.…

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Dr. Nabil Nasr

Associate Provost and Director

Dr. Nabil Nasr, Associate Provost and Director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, joined RIT in 1989 as an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering. In 1997 he founded the Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery, which has become a leading source of applied research and solutions in remanufacturing technologies.…

Dr. Michael Hozik


Dr. Michael Hozik is Professor of Geology at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He earned a PhD from the University of Massachusetts, an M.S. from theUniversity of Colorado, and a B.S Dickinson College.…

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Prof. Abdelfattah Y. M. Nour


Abdelfattah Y.M. Nour is a Professor of Basic Medical Sciences at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained his  PhD and MS from  Cornell University. He graduated from University of Khartoum (DVM).

Kaitlyn Busler


Kaitlyn Busler is a researcher from the Columbia University, USA.

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Dr. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda

Executive Director

Dr. Raúl Hinjosa-Ojeda is an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Born in Mexico and raised in Chicago, he received a B.A. (Economics), M.A. (Anthropology) and Ph.D.…

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Prof. Tantatape Brahmasrene


Prof. Tantatape Brahmasrene is Professor of Finance & International Business in College of Business at Purdue University. Dr. Brahmasrene is a 2001 J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar, a 2003 Fulbright Senior Specialists in Thailand and a 2007 Fulbright Senior Specialists in Kazakhstan.…

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Dr. Jill Gerhardt


Dr Jill Gerhardt received a Bachelor’s Degree from Rowan (New Jersey), a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook (New York), Master of Science in Information Systems from Drexel (Pennsylvania), and a PhD in Information Science and Technology from Drexel.…

Swapnil Mishra

UG Student

Swapnil Mishra is an undergraduate student pursuing a major in Economics with minors in Business Management and International Relations at Knox College, Illinois.

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Ahmed Hussain Adam 

Visiting Fellow

Ahmed Hussain Adam is a Visiting Fellow with the Cornell University Institute for African Development. Mr. Adam is a prominent Sudanese politician and scholar from Darfur. He studied law in Sudan and public international law in the UK, where he received his LL/M in International Law from Westminster University, London.…

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Dr. Pablo Catalan

Associate Professor

Dr. Pablo Catalan is an Associate Professor in Public Policy with a major in Science, Technology and Innovation, and a minor in Management Technology. Before coming to Georgia Tech, Pablo worked at the Directorate of Strategic Studies of the University of Concepcion (UdeC) in Chile and was part of the Organizing Committee of the Global Biotechnology Forum held in Concepcion in March 2004 organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the National Chilean Government.…

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Dr. Jerry Carbo

Associate Professor

Jerry Carbo is an Associate Professor of Management in the John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University. He holds a BBA from Texas Christian University, a JD from The Pennsylvania State University and an MILR and PhD from the NY State School of Labor Relations at Cornell University.…

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prof. Paloma Bernal Turnes


My GOAL is to make a difference in the field of international trade in teaching, research, and policy design. I am a consultant in international trade with specialization in statistics: multiple regression, structural equation modeling, latent class analysis, multi-mediation modeling, and multilevel modeling.…

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Dr. Krista Sykes


Krista Sykes, PhD, is the founder of Architecture In Context, a firm that provides research and writing services for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals. An established author of books and articles, she has been involved with the design industry for 15 years.…

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Dr. Elena Berger

Senior Policy Advisor

Elena Berger is a PhD holder in Public Policy with a major in Science, Technology and Innovation and a minor in energy policy. She has been working on the Technology Policy Assessment Center (TPAC) at Georgia Tech on a project exploring the dynamics of international research collaboration.…

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Dr. Jung-Wan Lee

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jung-Wan Lee holds a PhD in Business Administration (Marketing) and Advanced Degrees in Management (MBA) and Electronic Commerce (MSc) with solid applied backgrounds in International Business and Management. His teaching interests focus on technology marketing, international marketing, innovation management, international business and management.…

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Prof. Osama O. Awadelkarim


Osama O. Awadelkarim is a Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics Pennsylvania State University, USA. he obtained his PhD from Reading UniversityUK. he is active in establishing contacts with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to promote Afro-American undergraduate students in engineering research at Penn State.…