Professor of Development Politics and Economy & DPU Director, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL
Michael is Professor of Development Politics and Economy and Director of UCL's Development Planning Unit (DPU). He has twelve years' experience in senior management in the private sector and lectures in 'market-led approaches to development' (a module titled 'Society and Market: Private Agency for Development') and was responsible for teaching development management at DPU ('Development in Practice').
He is actively involved in a number of groups, including the Anglo-Somali Society, Somaliland Focus (UK) and Kayd Somali Arts and Culture Ltd. He has worked in New Zealand and the UK and has also been involved in development work in Somalia/Puntland/Somaliland, Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya.
Research, consultancy and teaching interests lie in the related areas of development management and governance, including: state formation in developing countries; post-conflict reconstruction; state-led development and approaches to regulation of the market to promote equitable development; livelihoods in informal economies – especially African cities; frameworks for understanding and measuring development and wellbeing; and the ethical foundations for development intervention. Michael has established a particular focus on the Somali areas and Ethiopia within the Horn of Africa.
Dr. Weigold’s research interests are consumer behavior, health campaigns and warning labels. He has conducted research in advertising and impression management, information seeking, and political communication.
Professor in History of Art, University of York
Michael White is a Professor in History of Art working chiefly on the interwar avant-gardes. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Theo van Doesburg and has a special interest in De Stijl and modernism in the Netherlands. He was consultant curator of the 2010 Tate Modern exhibition ‘Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World’, advised the Kunstmuseum Den Haag on the display of its permanent Mondrian and De Stijl collections, and was the external curator of the exhibition 'Mondrian and his Studios' at Tate Liverpool in 2014.
Michael is also the author of ‘Generation Dada: The Berlin Avant-Garde and the First World War’ (Yale University Press, 2013) and the co-editor of ‘Virgin Microbe: Essays on Dada’ (Northwestern University Press, 2013). The dual interests he has in abstraction and Dada are informing his latest research projects.
Group Leader, The Francis Crick Institute
I am a Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK. I generated and analysed the first synaptic wiring diagram, or connectome, of an entire insect brain. Using this brain map and linked experimental tools, my group aims to understand how brain-wide computations generate social behaviours and how these computations go awry after social isolation or in disease.
I am originally from northern Indiana in the US, where I received Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology and Studio Art at the University of Notre Dame. From there, I received a PhD in Cell Biology working with Vladimir Gelfand studying cytoskeleton rearrangement in neurons and oocytes at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. I worked as a postdoc studying how innate and learned valences are integrated in the Drosophila larva brain at Janelia Research Campus, HHMI in Ashburn, Virginia. Before my appointment at the Crick, I was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, UK, working with Marta Zlatic and Albert Cardona at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology / Department of Zoology.
Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis
Michael Wysession, Ph.D., is Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences. He is an expert on the Earth’s inner structure and has mapped various sections of the Earth and is most noted for his map of the Earth’s core-mantle boundary.
Professor Wysession's research in seismology has primarily involved the computer modeling and interpretation of seismic data for Earth structure, addressing questions of Earth composition and dynamics. Areas of focus have been core-mantle boundary region structure and dynamics, core structure, physical causes of mantle and crustal attenuation, causes of intraplate volcanism and seismicity, and the forensic identification of seismic sources such as nuclear tests and military operations. He is the first geologist to map the Earth’s core-mantle boundary, some 2,000 miles below our feet. His research has been supported by 22 NSF grants, as well as funding from the Packard, Kemper, Lilly, and Pew Foundations.
Emeritus Professor in Zoology, University of Sydney
Associate professor, The University of Melbourne
Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Michael Rose is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town.
He specialises in the science of science: How can we improve science as a whole? Important aspects he studies include collaboration, migration, career choice and journal policies.
Professor of Business Analytics and Operations Management, University of Dayton
Michael Gorman is Niehaus Chair in Business Analytics and Operations Management at the University of Dayton.
Established Professor of Computer Science, University of Galway
Prof. Michael Madden is the Established Professor and Head of School of Computer Science in University of Galway. He leads the Machine Learning Research Group there, and he lectures on Machine Learning and Deep Learning topics. His research focuses on new theoretical advances in machine learning, including deep learning, motivated by addressing important data-driven applications in medicine, engineering, and the physical sciences. This has led to over 100 publications, 4 patents and a spin-out company. He has also been a Visiting Research Scientist in University of Helsinki, University of California Irvine, and UC Berkeley.
Doctoral Student, Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology, American University
Michael H. Becker, M.A. is a doctoral student in the Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology at American University in Washington, DC.
His research interests include the individual and group correlates of support for, and participation in violent extremism, process and outcome measures in P/CVE programming, and theoretical testing. His work has been featured in the European Journal of Criminology, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Criminology & Criminal Justice, and Terrorism and Political Violence.
Professor of Communication, College of Charleston
Michael J. Lee is a professor at the College of Charleston where he teaches and researches in political communication. His first book, Creating Conservatism: Postwar Words that Made an American Movement (Michigan State, 2014), won five national book awards. His latest book (co-authored with R. Jarrod Atchison) is We Are Not One People: Secession and Separatism in American Politics Since 1776 (Oxford, 2022).
Mitacs Elevate Post-Doctoral Scholar, McGill University
I take inspiration from nature when designing surfaces to solve engineering problems. This includes anti-wetting, anti-icing, and anti-fouling surfaces.
Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Communications Studies, Mount Royal University
Michael Roberts is Associate Dean and an Associate Professor at the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. He completed his PhD in International Business and Strategic Management in the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He has been teaching since 1995, and had taught at business schools in Canada and South Korea including the KAIST Graduate School of Management. Michael joined Bissett in 2019 after completing his term of International Business, Strategy, and Law at MacEwan University. Most of Michael’s work is focused on the transfer of practices across international boundaries, with a particular focus on South Korea. He has published scholarly papers, policy focused reports, and written cases that focus on Asia region and South Korea in particular. Michael has published work for peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Management Studies (JMS), International Journal of Human Resource Management, and International Business Review (IBR).
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Kennesaw State University
Michael K. Logan is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Kennesaw State University. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Nebraska Omaha (2020). Michael's research focuses violent extremism, offender decision-making, and malevolent creativity and innovation. Michael's research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE), and his research appears in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency; Terrorism and Political Violence; Perspectives on Terrorism; Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts; and Journal of Creative Behavior. Additionally, Michael is an Editorial Board member for Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward Terrorism and Genocide.
Professor of American Studies, Wellesley College
Michael P. Jeffries is Dean of Academic Affairs, Class of 1949 Professor in Ethics, and Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and works at the intersection of race, culture, and politics.
Dr. Jeffries is the author of four books. Black and Queer on Campus (NYU Press, 2023) provides an inside look at Black LGBTQ college students and their experiences. Behind the Laughs: Community and Inequality in Comedy (Stanford University Press, 2017) explores the world of professional comedy, where social and professional demands force artists to build strong communities in an industry divided along lines of race, class, and gender. Paint the White House Black: Barack Obama and the Meaning of Race in America (Stanford University Press, 2013) uses Obama's presidency to demonstrate how race relies on other social forces, like gender and class, for its meaning and impact. Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop (University of Chicago Press, 2011) puts the spotlight on hip-hop fans and describes how everyday listeners define hip-hop and use it in their lives.
Dr. Jeffries has published dozens of essays and works of criticism in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and The Boston Globe, and has been interviewed by The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, and other outlets. He is a regular contributor on television and radio at Boston's public broadcasting station, WGBH, and he tweets @M_P_Jeffries.
Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Colorado Denver
Dr. Michael P. Moore studies physiological and developmental limits on evolution. His research with dragonflies and amphibians details why organisms have been able to adapt to some environments but not others. This work also helps us predict the ways that organisms will and will not respond to our changing planet.
Associate Professor, Gustavson School of Business and Lansdowne Chair in Finance, University of Victoria
Professor King is the Lansdowne Chair in Finance at University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business where his research is on banking and fintech, financial markets, and climate finance. He previously worked at Western's Ivey Business School (2011-2019), in central banking in Ottawa and Basel (2001-2011) and investment banking in New York, London and Zurich (1992-1998). He holds the CFA designation and teaches undergraduates and executives.
Professor of History and Legal Studies, Bryant University
Michael S. Bryant is a Professor of History and Legal Studies specializing in the impact of the Holocaust on the law, human rights, German criminal law, and international humanitarian law. Professor Bryant has worked in the United States and abroad in Holocaust research and education. He received a B.A. from The Ohio State University, a J.D. from Emory University, and a Ph.D. in Modern European History from The Ohio State University, and has taught for The Ohio State University, the University of Toledo, Bryant University, Creighton University Law School, and the National Judicial College in the areas of history, criminal justice, law, and human rights. He also served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force (1990-94). Professor Bryant is the author of Confronting the "Good Death": Nazi Euthanasia on Trial, 1945-53 (University Press of Colorado, 2005) and numerous articles on the postwar adjudication of Nazi-era crimes. He has served as a member of the Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program and is currently a member of the Board of Editors for Human Rights Review. Additionally, he has held fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the German Exchange Service (DAAD), the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Professor Bryant’s study of the major West German "Operation Reinhard" death camp investigations and trials of the 1960’s was published in 2014 by the University of Tennessee Press, winning the Book of the Year Award from the American National Chapter, Association Internationale de Droit Penal. His third book, A World History of War Crimes, was published in the fall of 2015 by Bloomsbury Academic Press in London (the second, significantly expanded edition was published in 2021). In 2020 he published Nazi Crimes and their Punishment (Hackett) and in 2021 his co-authored casebook Comparative Law: Global Legal Traditions (Carolina Academic Press) appeared in print.
PhD Student, School of Computing, Australian National University
After obtaining a masters from London Business School, I worked for 7 years in the technology sector in the UK, Italy, US and India. After founding a successful machine learning consultancy in London, I returned home to Australia to undertake research focused on artificial intelligence, studying at the ANU.
Professor of Law, American University
Michael W. Carroll is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (2009 – present). He teaches and writes about intellectual property law and cyberlaw. Professor Carroll's research focuses on the search for balance in intellectual property law over time in the face of challenges posed by new technologies. His research includes projects about the social costs imposed by one-size-fits-all intellectual property rights and about the history of copyright in music.
Professor Carroll also is recognized as a leading advocate for open access over the Internet to the research that appears in scholarly and scientific journals. He has written white papers and has given numerous presentations to university faculty, administrators, and staff around the country on this issue. In addition, he speaks about and promotes publication of open educational resources and open scientific data.
Professor Carroll is a founding member of Creative Commons, Inc. (2001 – 2015), a global organization that provides free, standardized copyright licenses to enable and to encourage legal sharing of creative and other copyrighted works. He remains involved with the Creative Commons USA project at WCL (2015 – present). He also served on the Board of the Public Library of Science (2012 – 2022) and served on the National Research Council’s Board on Research Data and Information (2008–2013).
Prior to joining the WCL faculty, Professor Carroll taught at the Villanova University School of Law (2001–09), and he served as a law clerk to Judge Judith W. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Joyce Hens Green, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He practiced law at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (1996–97; 2000–01) (now WilmerHale) in Washington, D.C. Prior to entering law school, Professor Carroll was a journalist in Chicago, a high school teacher in Zimbabwe, and a project assistant at the Africa-America Institute, where he worked on providing election monitoring and election assistance in Africa. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Chicago.
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University
Dr. Crowder is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Dean of the Graduate School at Miami University. Dr. Crowder's research interests lie in bioinorganic chemistry, including metalloenzymes, antibiotic resistance, metal ion homeostasis and inhibitor design.
PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, Western University
Michaela Kent is a PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. She is based at the Western Institute for Neuroscience and is co-supervised by Dr. Emma Duerden and Dr. Jody Culham.
Her interest in the developing brain has been a driving factor behind previous work. During an undergraduate degree at Glasgow Caledonian University, Michaela wrote a dissertation focussing on the neurodevelopment of children raised in orphanages. She then completed a Master’s degree in Brain Science at the University of Glasgow, working primarily on a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study exploring aspects of social cognition. Whilst in Glasgow, Michaela worked with Dr. Ruud Hortensius and as part of the Social Brain in Action Lab on the ERC-funded Social Robots research project. Building on her neuroimaging background, Michaela is now working to use functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study the developing brain in naturalistic settings. Specifically, she uses fNIRS and behavioural measures to study how socio-cognitive skills develop and how brain responses to social interactions might be influenced by the environment.
Outside of her research, Michaela serves on the Executive Committee for the Society of Neuroscience Graduate Students and as a graduate teaching assistant at Western University.
Lecturer of Law, University of Adelaide
Legal scholar expert in voluntary assisted dying, decision making capacity, medical law and health law
PhD Candidate, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University
PhD Candidate with experience in qualitative research, writing, teaching, and public speaking. Diverse work experience including curation, communications, Indigenous governance, education, and curriculum development.
Research interests include decolonization, resurgence, grounded normativity, colonialism/settler colonialism, genocide, belonging, Indigenous corrections, Indigenous justice, Haida tll yahda/making things right/justice, race/racism, corrections, research methods, self-determination, Indigenous rights and governance, and anything Haida Nation/Haida Gwaii related.
Researcher, Hate & Extremism Insights Aotearoa, University of Auckland, Waipapa Taumata Rau
Postdoctoral Fellow in Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University
Michal Lehmann, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University. She completed her Ph.D. at the Hebrew University Business School, focusing on the intricacies of humility in work teams of two members. Her research delves into the causes, outcomes, and boundary conditions of virtues in the workplace, with a special emphasis on how humility can enhance understanding of people from diverse backgrounds.
Prior to her academic pursuits, Dr. Lehmann worked for a decade as a global training manager in the high-tech industry in Israel.
Professor of Engineering, University at Buffalo
Michel Bruneau is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and author of the book "The Blessings of Disaster: The Lessons That Catastrophes Teach Us and Why Our Future Depends on It". He is recognized for the impact of his research contributions to the design and behavior of structures subjected to extreme events, and in particular earthquakes. He is one of the most cited researchers in these fields. He is the lead author of the seminar 2003 paper that formulated the concept and expression of disaster resilience in a manner that has since driven research in this field. He has participated in various expert peer review panels, project advisory committees, and special project design teams. He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and – most significantly – Emeritus Director of a National Science Foundation’s national engineering research center focused on preventing disasters from extreme events. He has worked for more than three decades as part of multidisciplinary teams advancing the goal of disaster resilience and has received more than 20 prestigious awards for this innovative work, including a lifetime achievement award.
Head of the Venom System Lab, University of Galway
I am a zoologist specialised in the evolution and development of venom systems, predation strategies and prey detection in venomous invertebrates.
I am currently investigating a range of related topics including the morphology and development of spider venom glands and the potential of arthropod venom as a novel source of antimicrobial compounds for the pharmaceutical industry.
You can find out more about my work on my lab page: https://www.facebook.com/dugonlab/
Professeur et Titulaire de la Chaire de Gouvernance S.A. Jarislowsky, Concordia University
Membre de la Société royale du Canada
Membre de l'Ordre de l'excellence en éducation du Québec
FCPA auditeur, FCA
Administrateur de sociétés certifié
Expertise en analyse financière, états financiers, gouvernance d'entreprise, responsabilité des entreprises, rémunération
Psychologie, Université de Bourgogne – UBFC
Professeur des universités et psychologue praticien certifié Europsy intervenant auprès d’institutions professionnelles et sportives (interventions, formations et supervisions). Directeur adjoint du Laboratoire de psychologie Psy-DREPI et Directeur de l’Ecole Doctorale SEPT à l’université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, il est impliqué dans les organisations nationale FFPP et européenne (EFPA). Ses recherches, enseignements et pratiques portent sur l’analyse des processus d’adaptation psychologique. En tant que psychologue praticien certifié Europsy, il intervient auprès d’institutions professionnelles et sportives dans la préparation psychologique des sujets soumis à ces situations contraignantes (interventions, formations et supervisions).
Doctorant et chargé de cours en sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Je suis doctorant et chargé de cours en sociologie à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Mes recherches portent sur la sociologie de la mémoire collective. J'étudie le traitement, dans les débats publics, politiques et historiographiques, du passé fasciste en Espagne et en Italie. Mon approche se situe au carrefour de l’histoire intellectuelle et de l’analyse politique.
Professor of Economics, Kingston University
Michela Vecchi is Professor of Economics at Kingston University. Her main areas of research are skills, productivity, technical change and wellbeing. Currently, she is working on an analysis of green skills for the net-zero transition in London, on the skill mismatch among UK graduates, and on the relation between dance, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.
Michela is member of the Royal Economic Society, and she is the programme deputy chair for the 2024 Royal Economic Society Conference. Before joining Kingston, Michela worked at Middlesex University, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), Stirling University and Glasgow University. Michela has also worked in cooperation with the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). She is visiting fellow at National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Michele Geraci is a managing director-level investment banker with vast international experience, having worked over the last 20 years in fund management, equity research, corporate finance, management consultancy, and as a telecom engineer across Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Michele regularly participates in conferences and forums. He has been invited twice to the “China Summit”, organised by The Economist, where he gave speeches on financial system reform and on China’s growing role in international affairs. He is a frequent guest on television news programmes (for example, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, CCTV, Al Jazeera) and is often quoted in the media. He is a regular contributor to China Daily and a columnist of Caixin Magazine, offering commentaries on financial and economic issues.
Michele Gilman is the Venable Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Professor Gilman directs the Civil Advocacy Clinic, where she supervises students representing low-income individuals and community groups in a wide range of litigation, legislation, and law reform matters. She also teaches evidence, federal administrative law, and poverty law. Professor Gilman writes extensively about social welfare issues, and her articles have appeared in journals including the California Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Brooklyn Law Review. In addition, she is a co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism, which works to apply the insights of feminist legal theory to legal practice and policy. Professor Gilman is the immediate past President of the Board of the Public Justice Center, a member of the Committee on Litigation and Legal Priorities of the ACLU of Maryland, a member of the Judicial Selection committee of the Women’s Law Center, and received the 2010 University of Maryland Board of Regents Award for Public Service. She received her B.A. from Duke University, and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.