• PWH VISITING FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS

  • Jockin Arputham is president of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), and president of the National Slum Dwellers Federation in India.  Launched in 1996, SDI is a network of community-based organizations of the urban poor in 33 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  Arputham has worked for more than 40 years in slums and shanty towns, building representative organizations into powerful partners with governments and international agencies for the betterment of urban living. Arputham was the winner of the 2000 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding and an honorary Ph.D. from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India, in 2009.  In 2011, the Government of India bestowed on him its fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri award.

  • Lady Catherine Ashton is a British Labour politician who served as the high representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and first vice president of the European Commission in the Barroso Commission from 2009-14. On January 1, 2017, Ashton became the Chancellor of the University of Warwick, succeeding Sir Richard Lambert and becoming Warwick's first female Chancellor.  Ashton began her parliamentary career in the House of Lords in 1990. She served as a junior education minister from 2001-04. In 2004, Ashton became a junior minister in the Department of Constitutional Affairs and in 2006 was admitted to the Privy Council. The following year, Ashton served as a junior justice minister before being promoted to leader of the House of Lords by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. In that role she was responsible for the entire Government legislative program in the House of Lords and was instrumental in easing the passage of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty through the upper house. In October 2008 she became trade commissioner in the EU, the first female British commissioner and the first female trade commissioner.

  • Tarun Chhabra served as the director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council from 2016-17. Prior thereto he was director for Human Rights and National Security on the National Security Council. From 2013-15 he was a speechwriter for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Tarun previously worked in the Executive Office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and on the staff of Annan's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and an M.Phil. in international relations from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. His B.A. is from Stanford, and he was a Fulbright Fellow in Russia.

  • Bathsheba “Sheba” Nell Crocker served as the assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs from 2014-17. Crocker held other positions at the U.S. Department of State, including as a senior adviser to the secretary of state, as the principal deputy director in the Office of Policy Planning under Jake Sullivan, and as chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. Crocker was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2002-03. From 2003-05, Crocker worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project as a fellow and co-director. Crocker was also the deputy chief of staff at the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, from 2005-07. Afterward, she was the senior advisor to the assistant secretary-general for Peacebuilding Support at the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, from 2007- 08. From 2008-09, Crocker was a senior policy and advocacy officer for international affairs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Arafat Jamal is a senior United Nations diplomat with over twenty years of international experience focused on leading in emergencies, managing operations, coordinating amongst agencies, resettling refugees, conducting humanitarian diplomacy, and formulating and evaluating policy. He currently works at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, where he heads its Inter-Agency Coordination Service, which focuses on fostering inclusive and optimized collaboration in order to meet refugee needs as efficiently as possible.  Jamal also has an extensive background in managing displacement emergencies (Syrians in Jordan 2011-12, Libya 2011, Lebanon 2006, Sierra Leoneans in Guinea 1999, Western Afghanistan 1998-99, Rwandans in Zaire 1998), policy formulation, evaluation and refugee resettlement.  He has authored several papers focusing on topics including minimum standards and essential needs, the practical meaning of refugee protection and the political and strategic implications of resettlement. He holds a Master’s in Forced Migration (Oxon), a B.A in History, and a B.Sc. in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University.

  • Ian Klaus served as senior adviser for Global Cities at the U.S. Department of State. In that role, he led the Department’s work at the nexus of urbanization and foreign policy and worked with cities around the world, from the Middle East to South America. He also served as the United States deputy negotiator for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). Previously, he served on the Secretary of State's Policy Planning staff. Prior to that, he was Ernest May Fellow for history and security studies at the Kennedy School of Government. He is a frequent commentator on urbanization and foreign policy issues. He is the author of Forging Capitalism and Elvis Is Titanic. He holds a Ph.D. in international history from Harvard University.

  • Jacob Lief is the Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services to vulnerable children living in the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from cradle to career. After visiting South Africa to observe the country’s historic elections, he returned to the Eastern Cape to co-found Ubuntu in 1999. He has since developed the organization into a world-class institution that supports more than 2,000 children on their pathway out of poverty. Lief appeared in Fortune Magazine's “40 Under 40" list of the most influential young people in business. In partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Lief was the host of the podcast series Philanthropy Unfiltered. In 2012, he became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Committee and was named one of the world’s 101 most innovative visionaries at the Decide Now Act Summit. Lief has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and in 2009, he was selected as an Aspen Institute Global Fellow. Jacob received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has also served as a lecturer.

  • Susan Martin is the Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita of International Migration and the founder of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is currently serving as Chair of the Thematic Working Group on Environmental Change and Migration in the Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development in the World Bank. Previously Martin served as the executive director of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, established by legislation to advise Congress and the President on U.S. immigration and refugee policy. Prior to joining the Commission's staff, Martin was the Director of Research and Programs at the Refugee Policy Group, a Washington, D.C.-based center for analysis of U.S. and international refugee policy and programs. She was assistant professor at the American Studies Department of Brandeis University and lecturer in the History of American Civilization Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Martin earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers University.

  • Scott Mulhauser is the former Chief of Staff at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. During a remarkable time in the U.S.-China relationship, Scott helped run one of the largest and busiest posts in the world that included five consulates, 49 federal agencies and more than 2,200 employees. Scott led trade missions on behalf of U.S. industries, spoke regularly on behalf of the Embassy and the U.S. government, traveled to more than half of China’s provinces and worked closely with leading officials in both countries.  Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of The Export-Import Bank of the United States, an agency that creates and supports U.S. jobs through financing the export of goods and services abroad. Scott spent the 2012 election as Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s Deputy Chief of Staff, regularly counseling and traveling across the country with the Vice President and overseeing key pieces of his campaign operation. Before his more recent work, Scott spent more than a dozen years on Capitol Hill and played key roles in numerous landmark legislative and political battles including health care reform, tax cuts, multiple free trade agreements, tax reform efforts, deficit reduction and more. He served as Senior Advisor and Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee and in senior roles for Senators Frank Lautenberg, John Breaux and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in addition to work as an attorney in private practice and time as a visiting fellow at Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service.  Scott is a native of Washington, DC and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Georgetown University Law Center.

  • Dominic “Dom” Tierney is associate professor of political science at Swarthmore College, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He completed his Ph.D. in international politics at Oxford University in 2003, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Mershon Center at Ohio State University and the Olin Institute at Harvard University before coming to Swarthmore in 2005. In 2008-09, he was a research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He has published four books: Failing to Win: Perceptions of Victory and Defeat in International Politics, with Dominic Johnson; FDR and the Spanish Civil War: Neutrality and Commitment in the Struggle that Divided AmericaHow We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War; and his latest book, The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts.

  • Thomas Wright is fellow and director of the Project on International Order and Strategy, as well as a fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe, at the Brookings Institution. Wright works on U.S. foreign policy and grand strategy, Donald Trump's worldview, and the future of Europe and Asian security.  Wright's writings have appeared in the American Political Science ReviewOrbisSurvivalThe Washington QuarterlyFinancial TimesInternational Herald Tribune and The Washington Post, as well as in a number of international newspapers and media outlets.  His upcoming book, All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power, will be published by Yale University Press in May 2017. Wright has a doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master of Philosophy from Cambridge University, and a bachelor's and master's from University College Dublin. 

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