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Erica Bornstein is professor of Anthropology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has authored two ethnographic monographs: Disquieting Gifts: Humanitarianism in New Delhi (Stanford 2012), which won the 2013 ARNOVA award for outstanding book on nonprofit and voluntary action research, and The Spirit of Development: Protestant NGOs, Morality, and Economics in Zimbabwe (Stanford, 2005). She is the coeditor of Forces of Compassion: Humanitarianism between Ethics and Politics (School for Advanced Research Press, 2011), and is currently writing a book on the regulation of nonprofits, philanthropy, and civil society in India.

Jo Guldi is Associate Professor of the History of Britain and its Empire at Southern Methodist University, a Fellow of the Center for Creative Computing there, and PI of a $1 million NSF grant about property ownership entitled "The Unaffordable World." She is also the former holder of the Hans Rothfels chair at Brown University, a former fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows, author of Roads to Power (Harvard 2012) and co-author, with David Armitage, of The History Manifesto (Cambridge 2014).

Amy Kapczynski is professor of law at Yale Law School, faculty co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, and co-founder of the Law and Political Economy Blog ( Her research agenda investigates how law structures political economy, with particular attention to issues of inequality and health. Prior to teaching, she served as law clerk to Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Steven Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. She has been involved in access to medicines work since 1999.

Nicholas Mulder is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Columbia. He works on twentieth-century modern European and international history, with a special interest in political economy, varieties of internationalism, and the history of war. He is currently finishing his dissertation "The Economic Weapon: Interwar Internationalism and the Rise of Sanctions," which examines the interwar origins of economic sanctions in Euro-American politics between 1914 and 1945, and charts how this instrument initially became established as part of the disciplinary toolkit of today's international order. He will be a Postdoctoral Associate in 2019-2020 and Assistant Professor of Modern European History at Cornell University starting in fall 2020.

Benjamin Thomas White teaches history at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. A Middle East historian by background, he now teaches the history of refugees in the world since the late nineteenth century. His first book, The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: the Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2011. His article "Refugees and the definition of Syria, 1920–1939," published by Past and Present (May 2017), won the Khayrallah Prize in Migration Studies and the article prize of the Syrian Studies Association.

Jason Zhu is a student at the University of Michigan Law School, and a graduate of Columbia University and Sciences Po, where he studied modern history. His interests are jurisprudence, literature, and European and Chinese history, especially the link between them. He lives in Ann Arbor and New York.



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