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Ethan Nadelmann is the executive director of The Lindesmith Center—Drug Policy Foundation. His writings on drug policy have appeared in numerous publications, including Science, Rolling Stone, Foreign Affairs, and American Heritage. He is the author of Cops Across Borders: The Internationalization of U.S. Criminal Law Enforcement (1993).
Hamid Naficy, associate professor of film and media studies in the department of art and art history at Rice University, is the editor of Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place (1999) and the author of The Making of Exile Cultures: Iranian Television in Los Angeles (1993). He has published extensively on Iranian and post-colonial cinema as well as on exile culture and media. His volume An Accented Cinema: Diasporic and Exile Filmmaking is forthcoming (2001).
Azar Nafisi is a visiting fellow and professional lecturer at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, as well as director of The Dialogue Project. She has lectured and written extensively on women's issues, human rights, and the relationship between culture and politics in the Muslim world. Her most recent book is the best-selling Reading Lolita in Tehran (2003).
Kumi Naidoo, secretary general and CEO of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, has led numerous education and social justice initiatives around the world. The founding director of the South African NGO Coalition, he has worked extensively in adult education and social and economic justice in South Africa, and has published several articles on NGOs, civil society, and youth and resistance politics in South Africa.
Debra Nails is visiting lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
rukmini bhaya nair
Rukmini Bhaya Nair is honorary professor of linguistics and literature at the India Institute of Technology Delhi, senior research associate at the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, University of Johannesburg, and global professorial fellow at the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary University of London. Her academic books include Lying on the Postcolonial Couch: The Idea of Indifference (2002), Narrative Gravity: Conversation, Cognition, Culture (2003), and Poetry in a Time of Terror: Essays in the Postcolonial Preternatural (2009). An award-winning poet, she has also published three volumes of poetry with Penguin.
Afsaneh Najmabadi is Francis Lee Higginson professor of history and of studies of women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University and the author of Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity (2005).
Jean-Luc Nancy teaches philosophy at the University of Human Sciences in Strasbourg. His most recent book is Ego Sum (1979).
A. David Napier
A. David Napier is professor of medical anthropology and director of the Science, Medicine, and Society Network at University College London. He has published on law, anthropology, intellectual property and biodiversity; his new book, Making Things Better (2013), explores notions of property, local value, and exchange across cultures.
julie beth napolin
Julie Beth Napolin is an associate professor of digital humanities at the New School. In 2021, her monograph The Fact of Resonance: Modernist Acoustics and Narrative Form (2020) was shortlisted for the Memory Studies Association First Book Award. She is currently working on a book about recitation and remediation in contemporary art and life.
Raoul Naroll is professor of anthropology, sociology, and political science at Northwestern University. He has completed a manuscript, Twenty Deterrence Histories: A Cross-Historical Survey and is working on another manuscript, By His Own Hand: A Cross Cultural Study at Suicide.
Biography not available.
Caribbean Integration: Papers on Social, Political, and Economic Integration. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: Institute of Caribbean Studies, 1967. [Review of book by S. Lewis and T. G. Mathews], Vol. 36 No. 2 (Summer 1969)
Maurice Natanson is professor of philosophy and fellow of Cowell College at the University of California at Santa Cruz. His most recent work is The Journeying Self: A Study in Philosophy and Social Role.
Michael Naumann is a professor at Humbolt University. He is the publisher of Die Zeit, in Hamburg, Germany, and the former Minister for Culture and Media of Germany. He served as CEO for both Metropolitan Books and Henry Holt, Inc., and Rowohlt Verlahg, Germany.
Victor S. Navasky
Victor s. Navasky has served as editor, publisher, and now publisher emeritus of The Nation. He is also the George Delacorte Professor of Magazine Journalism at the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he directs the Delacorte Center of Magazines and chairs the Columbia Journalism Review.
Ian Neary has recently published The State and Politics in Japan (2002) and Human Rights in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan (2002). He is currently working on a biography of Matsumoto Jiichiro.
Walter S. Neffite
Walter S. Neff is professor of psychology at New York University. His books include Work and Human Behavior (1968), and he is now working on The Person and the Community.
Berhanu Nega is professor of economics at Bucknell University. The founder and former director of the Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Organization at Addis Ababa University, he was elected mayor of Addis Ababa as a democratic opposition leader and was subsequently arrested on charges of treason. He returned to the United States upon his release.
Aryeh Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations, where he served as president between 1993 and 2012. Previously he was founding executive director of Human Rights Watch and before that executive director of American Civil Liberties Union. His most recent book is The International Human Rights Movement: A History.
Professor emeritus of economics, Graduate Faculty of the New School, worked on a testable model in economic dynamics.
The Economics of Location. [Translated from the second revised edition, by William H. Woglom, with the assistance of Wolfgang F. Stolper.] [Review of book by August Losch], Vol. 23 No. 1 (Spring 1956)
Dorothy Nelkin, professor of sociology at Cornell University, is currently Clare Boothe Luce visiting professor at New York University. She is the author of Selling Science: How the Press Covers Science and Technology (1987).
Edward Nell is professor of economics in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. His work Free Market Capitalism: A Critique of Theory and Practice will be published next year.
Benjamin Nelson is professor of sociology and history at the Graduate Faculty of the New School. He is the author of The Idea of Usury: From Tribal Brotherhood to Universal Otherhood (2nd ed., 1969).
Daniel N. Nelson is professor of international studies at Old Dominion University. He is the editor of After Authoritarianism (1995) and is currently working on Germany and the Balance Between Threats and Capacities (forthcoming).
Julie A. Nelson
Julie A. Nelson is senior research associate with the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. She is the author of Feminism, Objectivity, and Economics (1986), and coeditor of Beyond Economic Man (1993) and Eeminht Economics Today (2003).
Marie Coleman Nelson
Marie Coleman Nelson who has published extensively in the field of psychoanalysis, is now a practicing analyst in Nairobi, Kenya.
Mark Neocleous is lecturer in politics at Brunel University and co-editor of Radical Philosophy. His publications include The Fabrication of Social Order: A Critical Theory of Police Power (2000) and Imagining the State (2002).
Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York. Her first feature-length film, Women without Men (2009), received the Silver Lion Award for Best Director in the 66th Venice International Film Festival. Neshat’s recent photographic series include “The Book of Kings” (2012) and “Our House Is on Fire” (2013).
Randolph M. Nesse
Randolph M. Nesse is professor of psychiatry and director of the ISR Evolution and Human Adaptation Program at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine (1994).
Charles Nesson is William F. Weld professor of law at Harvard Law School and director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He has moderated several television programs, including the PBS series The Constitution: That Delicate Balance and CBS's Eye on the Media: Media and Business.
Marion Nestle is professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. Among other appointments, Dr. Nestle was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services, with principal responsibility as Managing Editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health.
Harry Neumann, professor of philosophy and government at Scripps College and the Claremont Graduate School, has contributed many articles to Western journals on the question of academic freedom in liberal democracies and communist regimes.
Biography not available.
Pilot Project India: The Story of Rural Development at Etawah, Uttar Pardesh. [in collaborations with McKim Marriott and Richard L. Park, with foreword by Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant]. Berkeley: U. of Cal. Press [Review of book by Albert Mayer.], Vol. 26 No. 4 (Winter 1959)
Evan Neuwirth is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at The New School for Social Research.
Robert Neville is professor of philosophy and professor and director of the Center for Religious Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His most recent book is Creativity and God (1980).
William M. Newman
Keith Nield, lecturer in social history at the University of Hull, is editor of the journal Social History.
Kai Nielsen is professor and head of the department of philosophy at the University of Calgary and the author most recently of Why Be Moral? (1989).
Benjamin Nienass is an assistant professor of political science at California State University, San Marcos. Coeditor of Silence, Screen, and Spectacle: Rethinking Social Memory in the Age of Information (2014), he has also published in The Review of Politics and Globalizations, among others.
Ashakant Nimbark is instructor in Sociology, Douglass College, Rutgers University. He has lectured and researched in Bombay and Bhavnagar, India, and has studied firsthand the ideology and program of Gandhism. At present he is investigating Gandhian leadership in contemporary Indian political and social life.
David Nirenberg is the Charlotte Bloomberg professor in the humanities at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages (1996) and Enmity and Assimilation: Jews, Christians, and Converts in Medieval Spain (2003).
Robert Nisbet, Albert Schweitzer professor emeritus at Columbia University, is currently resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. His History of the Idea of Progress was published in 1979.
Deogratias (Deo) Niyizonkiza
Deogratias (Deo) Niyizonkiza is founder and director of Village Health Works and a leading advocate for the most impoverished people in the world. His story is told in Tracy Kidder's book, Strength in What Remains (2009).
David W. Noble
David W. Noble, assistant professor of history at the University of Minnesota, has contributed to numerous journals and wrote The Paradox of Progressive Thought (1958).
Melissa Nobles is the Kenan Shahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at MIT. She is the author of The Politics of Official Apologies (2008) and co-editor of Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation in East Asia (with Kwak, 2013).
John T. Noonan Jr.
John T. Noonan Jr. is United States Senior Circuit Judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is the author, most recently, of A Church that Can and Cannot Change: The Development of Catholic Moral Teaching (2005).
Guy Nordenson is a partner at Guy Nordenson and Associates and professor of architecture and structural engineering at Princeton University. His practice includes an expertise in climate adaptation design and engineering. Nordenson is a member of the New York City Panel on Climate Change.
Ingeborg Nordmann is professor (studienleiterin) of German literature and philosophy and political sciences at the Evangelische Stadtakademie Frankfurt. Her publications include Hannah Arendt. Denktagebuch 1950-1973 (with Ludz, 2002) and Hannah Arendt: Wege ins politische Denken (in Korta, 2006).
Chon Noriega, assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico, edited Chicanos and Film (1991).
Suzanne Nossel is executive director of the PEN American Center. Prior to joining PEN, she served as executive director of Amnesty International USA.
Alec Nove, reader in Russian economic and social studies at the University of London, has written numerous articles on various aspects of the Soviet economy. In 1955 he was a member of the British agricultural delegation to the then-USSR, and he traveled widely there in 1956.
Krysztof Nowak is assistant professor in the Institute of Sociology at Warsaw university
Biography not available.
Sulayman S. Nyang
Sulayman S. Nyang is a professor of African Studies at Howard University. He was deputy ambassador and head of chancery of the Gambia embassy in Saudi Arabia. He is also co-director of Muslims in the American Public Square.
David E. Nye is professor of American studies at Odense University In Denmark. His most recently published works are Consuming Power: A Social History of American Energies (1997) and Narratives and Spaces: Technology and the Construction of American Culture (1997). He is also the author of American Technological Sublime (1994), Electrifying America (1990, Dexter Prize, Abel Wolman Award), and Image Worlds (1985). Dr. Nye is currently working on Narrating Power.