Work with thought leaders and academic experts in Political Science and International Relations

Companies can benefit from working with Political Science and International Relations experts in several ways. These experts can provide valuable insights into global political trends, help navigate complex international regulations, offer strategic guidance for expanding into new markets, conduct research on geopolitical risks, and provide informed decision-making support for international operations.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in Political Science and International Relations include Christos Makridis, Dr.Umud Shokri, Julie Klinger, Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Anna Jobin, Jennifer Aaker, Keerty Nakray, Do-Yeong KIM--, Lauren Duncan, Dr Abiodun Alao, Dr Troy Smith, Martin Brauch, and Dr. Jermaine McCalpin.

Christos Makridis

Nashville, TN
Web3 and Labor Economist in Academia, Entrepreneurship, and Policy
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Political Science and International Relations
Other Research Expertise (16)
Economics and Econometrics
Pharmacology (medical)
And 11 more
Christos A. Makridis holds academic appointments at Columbia Business School, Stanford University, Baylor University, University of Nicosia, and Arizona State University. He is also an adjunct scholar at the Manhattan Institute, senior adviser at Gallup, and senior adviser at the National AI Institute in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Christos is the CEO/co-founder of [Dainamic](, a technology startup working to democratize the use and application of data science and AI techniques for small and mid sized organizations, and CTO/co-founder of [Living Opera](, a web3 startup working to bridge classical music and blockchain technologies. Christos previously served on the White House Council of Economic Advisers managing the cybersecurity, technology, and space activities, as a Non-resident Fellow at the Cyber Security Project in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as a Digital Fellow at the Initiative at the Digital Economy in the MIT Sloan School of Management, a a Non-resident Research Scientist at Datacamp, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Christos’ primary academic research focuses on labor economics, the digital economy, and personal finance and well-being. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed research papers in academic journals and over 170 news articles in the press. Christos earned a Bachelor’s in Economics and Minor in Mathematics at Arizona State University, as well a dual Masters and PhDs in Economics and Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

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Dr.Umud Shokri

washington dc
Senior Visiting Fellow
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Political Science and International Relations
Other Research Expertise (11)
Energy Diplomacy
Energy Security
Central Asia
Middle East. GCC
Sociology and Political Science
And 6 more
Dr. Umud Shokri is a distinguished authority in energy strategy and foreign policy, boasting a Ph.D. in International Relations that underpins his unparalleled expertise in global energy dynamics, climate change, clean energy technologies, energy security, and complex geopolitics. With over two decades of experience in energy security and Geopolitical Risk Intelligence, he has contributed significantly to international relations. As the author of "US Energy Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea Basin: Changing Trends Since 2001," his contributions are substantial.   Dr. Shokri's extensive knowledge encompasses diverse areas. He conducts pioneering research on the energy transition landscape, examining policies, technologies, and market dynamics driving the shift toward clean and renewable energy sources. Additionally, he focuses on the role of critical minerals in renewable energy technologies and the associated geopolitics and supply chain challenges.   At George Mason University, he serves as a senior visiting fellow, sharing his wisdom with future energy and foreign policy leaders. Driven by his passion for renewable energy, he advocates for its transformative potential in addressing climate change. His research also extends to electric vehicles (EVs), where he explores policies, infrastructure, and market dynamics crucial for global EV adoption and sustainable transportation. Beyond energy and climate, Dr. Shokri delves into geopolitics. He analyzes Iranian regional and foreign policy, trade, security, military relations with neighbors, and regional rivalries in the Middle East, offering valuable insights into the impacts of these rivalries across the region.   Furthermore, he provides valuable perspectives on U.S. relations with the Caucasus, Central Asia, GCC, and MENA, enhancing our understanding of global politics and energy security. Dr. Shokri's writings cover various topics, from analyzing politics and economics in oil-rich nations to advocating sustainable urban development and the global transition to clean energy. His influence extends to major news outlets, including The New York Times, Al Jazeera, Liberation, Asharq News, and CNN Arabia.   Driven by the urgency of an energy transition and climate change, he tirelessly promotes clean energy adoption and a sustainable future. In conclusion, Dr. Umud Shokri's legacy is poised to shape clean energy adoption, climate action, and international relations. Through his groundbreaking research, analyses, and unwavering dedication, he paves the way for a greener and more prosperous tomorrow. His impact resonates across academia, policy, and the global community, driving transformative change for years to come.

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Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Classics professor at UChicago and Director of IFK
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Political Science and International Relations
Other Research Expertise (8)
History and Philosophy of Science
Political Science and International Relations
Literature and Literary Theory
Cultural Studies
And 3 more
Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer works on Roman imperial literature, the history of rhetoric and philosophy, and on the reception of the western classical tradition in contemporary China.  She is the author of 5 books on the ancient novel, Neronian literature, political theatricality, and Stoic philosophy, the most recent of which is Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural (Winner of the 2016 Goodwin Award of Merit).  She has also edited or co-edited 7 wide-ranging essay collections (two of them Cambridge Companions) and the “Seneca in Translation” series from the University of Chicago. Bartsch’s new translation of Vergil’s Aeneid was released from Random House in 2021; in 2022, she is publishing a monograph on the contemporary Chinese reception of ancient Greek political philosophy.  Bartsch has been a Guggenheim fellow, edits the journal KNOW, and has held visiting scholar positions in St. Andrews, Taipei, and Rome. Starting in academic year 2015, she has led a university-wide initiative to explore the historical and social contexts in which knowledge is created, legitimized, and circulated.

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Keerty Nakray

Sociology, Social Policy and Public Health (Social Impact Consultant; DEI)
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Political Science and International Relations
Other Research Expertise (13)
Gender Budgets
Comparative Welfare States
Child Poverty
Social Policy
Public Administration
And 8 more
Dr. Keerty Nakray is an academic, researcher, administrator, consultant and author specializing in the sustainable development goals (SDGs); the environment; social governance; diversity, equality, and inclusion; comparative welfare and social policies; gender and social policy; and children and disability. She has edited and authored over 40 evidenced-based publications on a wide variety of those topics. She has extensive expertise in evidence-based research and feminist approaches to preventing gender-based violence and public health. She has developed and implemented intervention training for healthcare providers on identifying and referring victims of violence and abuse. Specifically, her work serves hard-to-reach groups (survivors of violence and abuse, child brides, impoverished populations) using mixed methods, quantitative surveys, and participatory community/action, research, and feminist approaches. Keerty received her PhD from Queens University, Belfast. Among her many publications, she is co-editor of Social and Economic Transitions in China and India: Welfare and Policy Changes; Social Science Research Ethics for a Globalising World: Interdisciplinary and Cross- Cultural Perspectives (Routledge Advances in Research Methods); and Gender-Based Violence and Its Impact on Public Health: International Perspectives on Budgets and Policies.

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Dr Troy Smith

Scholar with publications in problematic social media use, online behaviours and cybercrime with extensive training and experience in intelligence and analysis for national security
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Political Science and International Relations
Other Research Expertise (20)
Online Behaviours
Internet and Social Media Addiction / Problematic Use
Clinical Psychology
Psychiatry and Mental health
And 15 more
Dr. Troy Smith is a distinguished figure in the intersection of cybercrime and online behaviours, with an impressive career in national security spanning over 15 years. His expertise has not only been instrumental in advancing research within these fields but has also significantly contributed to the development of strategic policies and frameworks at both national and international levels. His work is deeply rooted in understanding the complexities of cybercrime, cyberwarfare, and the psychological impacts of social media use, making him a pivotal contributor to initiatives aimed at enhancing digital and space domain collaboration across regions. With a solid foundation in cybercrime and the nuances of online behaviours, Dr. Smith's scholarly output includes a wealth of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and presentations that explore the depths of intelligence, cybercrime victimization, terrorist activities in cyberspace, online behaviours and maladaptive social media use landscape. Dr. Smith's role extends beyond research; he is actively involved in shaping the future of cybersecurity education and policy-making. He has played a crucial role in committees focused on developing graduate programs in cybercrime, sector mapping, and establishing national occupational standards. His expertise has also been recognized in international circles, as evidenced by his participation in the Organization of American States Cybersecurity publication and his recent involvement in Working Group 7 of the CYBERSPACE project funded by the European Union. As a contributor to the peer review process for several international journals, including the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, BMC Psychiatry, and Cyberpsychology, his insights have propelled forward the discourse on cybersecurity and online behaviour assessment. Dr. Smith's scholarly and professional achievements are further recognized through awards and participation in prestigious programs, such as the Executive MBA program in Spain and the EU Cyber Diplomacy Fellowship Programme. His extensive experience and ongoing contributions to cybersecurity and national security sectors underscore his standing as a leading expert and advocate for international collaboration and policy development in the fight against cybercrime. <br>

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Dr. Jermaine McCalpin

Chair, African and African American Studies at New Jersey City University
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Political Science and International Relations
Other Research Expertise (7)
Truth Commissions
Political Science and International Relations
And 2 more
I am an academic thought leader, author, internationally recognized expert and consultant on transitional justice, genocides, reparations, and truth commissions. I have travelled to Ghana, South Africa, Cambodia, and Armenia and across the US and Canada presenting on the Armenian genocide, reparations for slavery and Native American genocides. I have written several articles, book chapters and co-edited volumes on truth commissions, restorative justice, genocides and reparations. I have also authored two books in grief and loss. I am currently Associate Professor and Chair of the African and African American Studies Program at New Jersey City University. I was previously Associate Director of the Centre for Caribbean Thought and Lecturer of Transitional Justice in the Department of Government, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona (2007-2016). I attended the distinguished Calabar High School ( Jamaica) from 1989 -1996. I received his B.Sc. in Political Science and International Relations (First Class Honours) in 1999 and M.Sc. (2002) from The University of the West Indies, Mona. I was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Graduate Fellowship between 2000-2002. I later earned his M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. in Political Science in 2006 from Brown University. For stellar contributions to academia, in 2021 I was awarded The UWI Pelican Award, the highest accolade commended by the UWI Alumni Association to a fellow alumni for global distinction in his field of expertise. In December 2021 I awarded the Distinguished Educator Award by the Union of Jamaican Alumni Association USA for stellar contributions to the field of education in the diaspora. I have a passion for education, social justice, and mentoring. And I help to mold the lives of many young men at Calabar, UWI and across Jamaica. I serve as Academic Affairs Coordinator for the Calabar Old Boys’ Association in Jamaica and the Director of Academic Enrichment for the Calabar Alumni NY Chapter. I am 2nd Vice President of the Community Education Council of District 29 in New York City. I am Chairman of the Each One Reach One Foundation. I am a frequent contributor to current affairs programmes in Jamaica, the UK, Canada, Armenia, and the United States

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Example Political Science and International Relations projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on Political Science and International Relations?

Market Entry Strategy

An expert in Political Science and International Relations can assist companies in developing a market entry strategy for expanding into new countries. They can analyze the political landscape, assess regulatory frameworks, and identify potential risks and opportunities.

Geopolitical Risk Assessment

Political Science and International Relations experts can conduct thorough geopolitical risk assessments for companies operating in volatile regions. They can analyze political stability, social unrest, and regional conflicts to help companies mitigate risks and make informed decisions.

Policy Analysis

Companies can collaborate with experts in Political Science and International Relations to analyze and evaluate government policies and regulations. This analysis can help companies understand the impact of policies on their operations and develop effective advocacy strategies.

International Relations Consulting

Political Science experts can provide consulting services on international relations, diplomacy, and global governance. They can assist companies in navigating diplomatic channels, building international partnerships, and understanding the geopolitical implications of their actions.

Conflict Resolution

Political Science and International Relations experts can offer their expertise in conflict resolution to companies facing disputes or conflicts in international business dealings. They can provide mediation, negotiation, and diplomatic strategies to help resolve conflicts and maintain positive relationships.