Joel S. Hellman is currently Political Counsellor at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Daniel S. Treisman is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Los Angeles, and the author of recent articles on fiscal politics and ethnic activism in post-Soviet Russia.
Christian Joppke is Associate Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He recently edited Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States (1998) and has just finished a book, Immigration and the Nation-State: A Comparison of the United States, Germany, and Britain, which will be published in 1998.
Peter J. Schraeder is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of United States Foreign Policy toward Africa: Incrementalism, Crisis and Change (1994), editor of Intervention into the 1990s: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Third World (1992), and author of African Politics and Society: A Mosaic in Transformation (forthcoming).
Steven W. Hook is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Kent State University. He is the author of National Interest and Foreign Aid (1995), editor of Foreign Aid toward the Millennium (1996), and coauthor, with John Spanier, of American Foreign Policy since World War II, 14th edition (1998).
Bruce Taylor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. He is writing a dissertation on the effects of political and economic liberalization on domestic political conflict.
Jeffrey T. Checkel is Senior Researcher and Coordinator, Research on European Identity Change, arena (Advanced Research on the Europeanization of the Nation State), University of Oslo. He is the author of Ideas and International Political Change: Soviet/Russian Behavior and the End of the Cold War (1997). His current project is a cross-national study exploring the relation between norms and identity change in contemporary Germany, Ukraine, and Russia.