Christopher Chambers

Biography

Christopher Chambers is a Washington, D.C. native and a Professor of Media Studies at Georgetown University. He is contributor to SiriusXM satellite radio news channels, NBC’s The Grio.com, ABC News, CrimeReads and China’s CGTV News. He is a former attorney for Independence Bank and the United States Department of Justice in Washington, as well as a mediation and arbitration specialist for The Lash Group in Charlotte, NC. He currently serves as an advisor to the Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity start up Soteryx Corporation in Saratoga Springs, New York. He’s written the award-winning bestselling novels and short stories in his spare time, including the crime novel Scavenge (starred in Publisher’s Weekly) and a story in the upcoming Black Panther, Tales of Wakanda, from Marvel Comics.

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Austin Clayton

Biography

Austin Clayton is currently the Program Director at the International Conflict Resolution Center where he also conducts research on the conflicts of the South Caucasus region. He received a Master of Research in Political Science from Pompeu Fabra University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University. Austin developed an interest in the South Caucasus region after studying energy security at Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia as part of an EU-supported initiative. Following the completion of his undergraduate studies, he returned to the region and served as a Research Intern at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in Tbilisi, Georgia. He later worked as a political risk consultant and freelance journalist while residing in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Jacob Levitan

Biography

Jacob Levitan is a Researcher for Eastern Europe and the Balkans at the International Conflict Resolution Center. He is a 2018 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a major in International and Area Studies with a Eurasian Concentration and a minor in Russian Language and Literature. Jacob Levtian’s academic and professional focus has pertained to national security and Eurasia, especially regarding Russia. Jacob is interested in the relationship between Russian collective memory and its relationship to Russian foreign policy, especially in how it impacts Russia’s relations with the West. He has written an academic paper for Washington University in St. Louis on this subject following field research conducted in Russia. Jacob provides research at ICR Center, with special focus on Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans.

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