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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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Foundation and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs of Science Po. He was founding executive director of Human Rights Watch.
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).
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 is a 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).
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 [End Page 224] series include “The Book of Kings” (2012) and “Our House Is on Fire” (2013).
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.
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).
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 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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.