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Johan Elverskog is Dedman Family Distinguished Professor, Chair of Religious Studies, and, by courtesy, Professor of History at Southern Methodist University. He is the author and editor of nine books, including most recently Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600–1920 (Cambria Press, 2016) and The Buddha's Footprint: An Environmental History of Asia (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020).

Bong-Koo Kang is a Professor of International Politics at the Asia-Pacific Research Center, Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. His main research interests have focused on the issues of the foreign and security policy of Russia and Eurasian states, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and international and regional politics among greater Eurasian major powers. He is the author of a book and numerous journal articles and book chapters in Korean, including Formation of Contemporary Russian Foreign Policy (Hanyang University Press, 1999); "Weakening of the Liberal International Order and Russia's Sovereign Internationalism" (2019); "Indo-Russian Strategic Partnership in the Modi Era" (2017); "Facelift of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Does Softer Balancing Continue?" (2016, in English); "Transforming Distrust into Partnership?: The Driving Forces and Prospect of Russian-Iranian Strategic Cooperation" (2016); "The Ukraine Crisis and US-Russia Relations" (2015); and "Russia's Crimea Annexation: 'New Cold War' or the End of the Post-Soviet Era?"(2014).

Gulnara Z. Karimova is an Assistant Professor at the College of Media and Mass Communication at the American University in the Emirates. She possesses a unique combination of practical experience and theoretical understanding in the field of marketing communications, specializing in marketing artificial intelligence (AI) by developing a unique framework for marketing AI. Having a Ph.D. from a university in Cyprus, a significant publication record, many professional certificates from top technological players (IBM), and international experience in integrated marketing communications enables her both to provide consultancy to various companies and to share knowledge with students. Her primary research interests are related to marketing, artificial intelligence, and visual rhetoric. Her research has been published in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Consumer Marketing and Journal of Marketing Communications. [End Page 143]

Hye-Jin Kim is a Humanities Korea research professor at the Institute of Russian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul, South Korea). Her research focuses on various ethnic groups of Russia such as Finno-Ugric peoples, small indigenous peoples of the North, and Korean-Russians, as well as republics in Russia. She has published widely on topics related to nationalities and their cultures in Russia and Eurasian countries.

Yevgeniya D. Kim is a Senior Lecturer at KIMEP University, Kazakhstan. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in operations management, logistics, and information systems. Her interests lie in e-commerce and logistics. She has been a fellow at Chonbuk National University (South Korea) and Eindhoven Technical University (The Netherlands).

Yulian Konstantinov recently retired from his positions of Visiting Lecturer at Murmansk Arctic State University and Adjunct Professor at the Arctic University of Norway in Trømso. Before that he was an Affiliated Researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology in Halle (Germany) and lectured in a number of European and American research centers and universities. He is known for his contributions to the study of postsocialism in Bulgaria and northwestern Russia. From 1994 to 2016 he conducted sustained field research with Sami, Komi, and Nenets reindeer herders in the Kola Peninsula, Murmansk Region. His books include Reindeer Herders: Field-Notes from the Kola Peninsula (Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2005) and Conversations with Power: Soviet and Post-Soviet Developments in the Reindeer Husbandry Part of the Kola Peninsula (Uppsala: Uppsala University). His extensive research with reindeer herders has been published in article form in leading anthropological journals.

Christopher J Marquette is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from Loyola University (Chicago), and a Ph.D. in Finance from Texas A&M University. He has taught at universities in the United States and the United Arab Emirates for the past 20 years. He has also done executive...


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