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Experts on countries of origin by surname

Radeljic, Dr Branislav

The Expert is an academic, consultant and policy analyst, specializing in EU, Balkan and East European political and socioeconomic development. He has a BA from the University of Rome La Sapienza, two MA degrees from the Free University of Brussels, and a PhD from the University of London. He has lectured for many years at the University of East London and has held visiting appointments at Antonio de Nebrija University in Madrid, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh. The Expert is the author of Europe and the Collapse of Yugoslavia: The Role of Non-State Actors and European Diplomacy (2012), editor of Europe and the post-Yugoslav Space (2013), Debating European Identity: Bright Ideas, Dim Prospects (2014) and European Community-Yugoslav Relations: Debates and Documents that Mattered (1968–1992) (2017), and co-editor of Religion in the post-Yugoslav Context (2015) and Kosovo and Serbia: Contested Options and Shared Consequences (2016). He has presented his research findings at numerous conferences and workshops, and has regularly been invited to give talks and commentary to different media outlets.

Occupation: Academic, Consultant and Policy Analyst
Countries of expertise: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia

Rahimi, Sadeq

The Expert’s research and publication interests have covered diverse aspects of culture, health and subjectivity ranging from collective self-esteem and perception of racism to schizophrenia and culture, political subjectivity, radicalization, clinical trials, behavioral economics, and artificial intelligence.

Occupation: Anthropologist, psychotherapist
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, China, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Ranjan, Rakesh

A labour expert by training, The Expert works on labour migration, refugee, remittances, settlement, diaspora, trafficking, exile and other inter-related issues. He has vast experience working with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and academic institutions. The Expert has gained extensive fieldwork experience in Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia.

Within the short span of his career, he has more than 30 publications on his credit, including authored books, journal articles, policy documents, project documents, and research chapters.

The Expert is currently working as an Assistant Professor with the Centre for Development Practice and Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He has also been associated with the Institute for Human Rights and Business as a South Asia Regional Hub consultant for the IHRB Migrant Workers Programme. The Expert is a Visiting Senior Fellow of the International Institute of Migration and Development and Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism.

The Expert has completed his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University and has received professional training from prestigious institutions like the European University Institute, International Labour Institute, African… Read more

Occupation: Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Practice and Research, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Countries of expertise: Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Qatar, Singapore

Rashti, Samim

Former practising solicitor in Iran with expertise of the Iranian legal and court system and Iranian documents. Fluent in Farsi.

Occupation: Former Iranian lawyer
Countries of expertise: Iran

Reid, Rachel

A well respected Expert who will provide rigorous and well researched analysis in a timely manner, with a strong background in human rights investigations and journalism at the Open Society Foundations, Human Rights Watch and the BBC. 

Occupation: Researcher and Writer (Conflict related human rights)
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan

Renteria-Valencia, Rodrigo F

Dr. Renteria-Valencia is a bi-national scholar anchored both in the United States and Mexico. I was trained as a cultural Anthropologist, first at the National School of Anthropology and History in Mexico City and then, at the University of Arizona in Tucson where I received my Ph.D. in 2015. For the past 6 years I have been serving as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Central Washington University. My ethnographic areas of expertise include northern, central and western Mexico, both in indigenous and mestizo contexts.

Occupation: Assistant Professor in Anthropology
Countries of expertise: Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, United States of America