Victor A. Friedman
Victor Friedman is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. He is also Director of the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, a National Resource Center at Chicago. During the Yugoslav Wars of Succession he worked for the United Nations as a senior policy and political analyst in Macedonia and consulted for other international organizations. Dr. Friedman earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Susan Foster McCarter
Susan Foster McCarter was awarded her Ph.D. in Mediterranean Studies (Prehistoric Archaeology) from Brandeis University and her B.A. from Barnard College. She teaches at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Her most recent publication is an introduction to the Neolithic period.
Richard Wright holds the Orvil E. Dryfoos Chair in Public Affairs and has been a professor of Geography at Dartmouth College for the last 28 years. His research and teaching focus on population and economic geography, especially migration, race, and ethnicity. On this trip he will discuss the Balkanization metaphor—its roots and application—as well as analyze population and migration in Eastern Europe over the last 20 years.