Naomi Schalit is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in religion and Near Eastern studies, Schalit began her career at the San Jose Mercury News. She has worked as a reporter and producer at Maine Public Radio, edited the opinion pages for two Maine newspapers and, with her husband, John Christie, founded the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a non-profit news outlet that produces investigative and accountability reporting about Maine government and public affairs.
Ore Koren (Ph.D., Minnesota 2018) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, specializing in international relations and research methodology. Koren completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota, where he also obtained a MSc in Applied Economics. Previously, Koren was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Dickey Center at Dartmouth College and a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace. Within international relations, his research has involved innovative approaches to studying the causes of civil conflict and political violence. His methodological interests include limited dependent variable models and applied Bayesian statistics, mixed and combined methods approaches, and event data. Koren's work has appeared or is forthcoming in multiple academic journals, and has been mentioned in numerous policy outlets. He has also coauthored a book, The Politics of Mass Killing in Autocratic Regimes, which was published in June 2018.
One of the progressive left’s strengths has always been a willingness to offer support and learn from others around the globe, it's a mistake to cede internationalism to a xenophobic, ‘western culture’ obsessed right.