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MemberVictoria Phillips

Victoria Phillips is the author of Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy, which explores the international political life of Martha Graham to promote the United States on in over thirty nations for every presidential administration from Franklin D. Roosevelt through George H.W. Bush. She has begun her next work, a political biography of Eleanor Lansing Dulles in divided Cold War Europe, 1945-1961. Through Columbia University’s Cultural Initiative at the European Institute, Victoria runs the Cold War Archival Research Project (CWAR) and takes advanced students from Columbia, the London School of Economics, and West Point Military Academy to archives in the US and Europe to conduct primary research on Cold War power, and the intersection of soft and hard. She was a Lecturer in History at the European Institute and Department of History, Associated Faculty at the Harriman Institute, visiting professor at the Institute of International Relations at Corvinus University of Budapest and a Distinguished Fellow at its Institute for Advanced Studies, and will continue in 2020 as a Visiting Fellow in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics.    Her articles have appeared in such varied publications as the New York TimesAmerican Communist History, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, Dance ChronicleBallet News, and Dance Research Journal. She has curated several public exhibitions in the United States and Europe, and has lectured at renowned universities, colleges, high schools, arts academies, and international institutes. At present she serves on the boards of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the European Institute at Columbia University, The British Academy of Dance Scholars, and the Historic Dance Theatre. She is on the editorial boards of American Communist History and Dance Chronicle. Her primary research is held at the Library of Congress as the Victoria Phillips Collection. She is the Chair of the SHAFR Task Force on Remote Research in response to the current COVID crisis.  

MemberAlbert N. Mitchell II

Mr. Mitchell is one of the country’s most successful inner-city youth program architects. His accomplishments include designing 28 youth programs for the New Jersey State Health Department, the Camden County Prosecutor Office, the Camden Board of Education, the Camden City Police Department, the Camden City Recreation Department, and the Camden Housing Authority. He attended the University of Rutgers, New Jersey and has appeared frequently on local television shows. Mr. Mitchell is also known nationally for his skills as a market research analyst. His former clients include: the United States Mini-soccer Federation (USMF), the Soccer Association for Youth (SAY), R&R Associates (publishers), and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). In the first six months of operating NJ MED, Mr. Mitchell successfully directed the agency’s first grant award, “The New Jersey Minority Males Community Challenge Grant,” awarded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services. He shares a strength-based and community-focused philosophy of understanding the non-profit sector. To date, he has led NJ MED in developing partnerships with 42 other non-profit organizations in the Camden County area in providing direct services for over 2,500 youths and their families in the City of Camden, New Jersey.

MemberDavid Hope

I am an economic historian specialising in the history of British overseas trade circa 1700 to 1850. I am particularly interested in the connections between commerce, colonialism, and consumption through the study of chartered trading companies, commodities, merchants, and distribution. As Economic History Society Anniversary Fellow — a one-year postdoctoral position co-sponsored by the Economic History Society, Newcastle University, and the Institute of Historical Research (School of Advanced Study, University of London) — I am writing my first monograph on the subject of the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British Atlantic fur trade: a publication that advances my doctoral thesis beyond the records of the Hudson’s Bay Company by using new research into Scottish-Canadian merchant papers undertaken in Montreal, Ottawa, and Winnipeg over the summer of 2018. By locating the British fur trade within the wider ‘Atlantic World’, the book explores what this trade suggests about the institution of empire, the emergence of an integrated Atlantic economy, and the circulation of commodities in an era of protoglobalisation and burgeoning consumerism. I joined Newcastle University in October 2016 as a Teacher in History after completing my doctorate at Northumbria University. I have taught widely on the history of Britain, Europe, the Americas, and world empires at Newcastle, Northumbria, and Teesside Universities.

Membertheo ploeg

Neo-accelerationist (nX) and speculative design aficionado. I tell stories of possible futures and live together with cat Adorno. Love coffee and good music.   I strongly believe we can shape the future. With my own studio hyperspace, I explore alternative futures of an accelerating world. As lead and ambassador speculative design at Speculative Futures Amsterdam, I translate my findings into useful ways of challenging the current status quo.   At Fontys School of Journalism, I explore alternative futures of journalism.   I share my love of pop and media culture as co-founder of FRNKFRT, and I blog about pop culture at STASIS.

MemberDaniel Tonga

Daniel Tonga is an award winning Journalist, Economist, Author and accomplished Communication professional with a proven track record in media and communication. He previously served as Editor, Producer and Head of News Department at Prime Television Zambia.   Daniel was a contributing researcher to a book titled, ‘An Enterprise Map of Zambia’ commissioned by International Growth Centre (ICG) and London School of Economics (LSE) which profiles leading industry companies in Zambia.   He has authored several research papers which have been published by different media and communication journals.   As a freelance Journalist, Daniel has contributed his work to world’s leading media outlets including Voice of America VOA, France24, Global Times China, Kenya Television Network KTN and Talk Radio 702 among others.   Daniel holds a Diploma (Dip) in Journalism, Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Economics, Master’s Degree (MA) in Global Business Journalism and Master’s of Science Degree (MSc) in Economics and Finance.   He is a practicing Public Relations and Communications specialist with a leading public relations private consulting firm in Zambia.  

MemberSimon Mollan

I am Associate Professor of International Business and Strategic Management at the Management School at the University of York. Between 2017 and 2020 I was the Director of the Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity Pathway at the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. Prior to that I was Head of the International Business, Strategy, and Management Group at the Management School, University of York (2013-2017). Before joining the University of York I held academic posts at the University of Liverpool, Durham University, and York St John University, and was a Visiting Research Fellow at Duke University, North Carolina (Spring and Summer 2019). I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Durham University and the University of Glasgow. I did my PhD in economic history at Durham University.   I have previously served as the Chair of the Management History Research Group (UK) (2015-2019), and President of the Economic and Business History Society (2019-2020). I am the current Director of the EBHS Doctoral Workshop, and an Associate Editor of the open access journal, Essays in Economic and Business History

MemberGregor Wolbring

Associate Professor University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, Community Health Sciences, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Interests Ability Studies (ability, ability expectation  and ableism ethics and governance), disability studies, social, ethical, legal, economic, environmental, cultural and governance issues of new, emerging and converging sciences and technologies (S&T) such as nanoscale S&T, cognitive sciences, neuromorphic engineering, genetics, synthetic biology, robotics, brain computer interfaces, human  enhancement; impact of S&T on marginalized populations, especially disabled people; sports; human security, global health, health- (technology assessment, law, care and policies), sustainability studies; conflict studies; ecohealth, climate, water and energy issues and bioethics issues, http://www.crds.org/research/faculty/Gregor_Wolbring2.shtml

MemberJulio A. Molinete

Julio Antonio Molinete poet, narrator, journalist, and documentary maker. With an MFA in Bilingual Creative Writing from UTEP (2014) and credited with a “Lone Star Emmy” as a news producer (2019), he has won literary awards such as Dulce María Loynaz (2017), BorderSenses (2014), and “October 20” (1999). He has published many books of poetry, including “Brújula Quebrada” (NEO Club Ediciones, 2017), “La piedad se llama Dalila” (Ediciones Bayamo, 2002), and “En coche por el arcoíris” (Editorial Sanlope, 2000). His work has been published in anthologies, literary magazines, tabloids, and newspapers in the United States, Chile, Spain, Ecuador, Argentina and Mexico.

MemberAndrzej Klimczuk

Andrzej Klimczuk, PhD, a sociologist and public policy expert, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy of the Collegium of Socio-Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. Editor and correspondent of publications about computer and video games in the years 2002-2009. In 2011-2013 Vice President of the Foundation’s Laboratory Research and Social Action “SocLab.” External expert of institutions such as the European Commission, URBACT III Programme, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme, Fondazione Cariplo, and International Federation on Ageing. Member of various scientific organizations such as the Polish Sociological Association, Polish Society of Gerontology, and European Sociological Association. Author of many scientific papers in the field of gerontology and social policy, e.g., books: “Kapitał społeczny ludzi starych na przykładzie mieszkańców miasta Białystok” [Social Capital of Old People on the Example of Bialystok Residents], Wiedza i Edukacja, Lublin 2012; “Experts and Cultural Narcissism: Relations in the Early 21st Century”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken 2012; “Aging in the Social Space” (co-authored with Ł. Tomczyk), The Association of Social Gerontologists, Białystok-Kraków 2015; “Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy”, the two-volume set, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2015, 2017; “Generations, intergenerational relationships, generational policy: A multilingual compendium” (co-edited with K. Lüscher and M. Sanchez), Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, 17 languages, editions 2015, 2016 and 2017; “Selected Contemporary Challenges of Ageing Policy” (co-edited with Ł. Tomczyk), Pedagogical University of Kraków, Kraków 2017; and “Between Successful and Unsuccessful Ageing: Selected Aspects and Contexts” (co-edited with Ł. Tomczyk), Pedagogical University of Kraków, Kraków 2019.