As of July 1, 2005, the Program on Nonviolent Sanctions and Cultural Survival has closed.
Doug Bond was an Associate Director of the Program and President of Virtual Research Associates, Inc (VRA). He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii. He is leading the PANDA Project - the development of a systematic framework to assess the strategic utility and dynamics of nonviolent direct action.
Theresa Camire was PONSACS' Program Coordinator. She received her B.A. in American History from Carleton College and is interested in public education and the study of race relations.
Theodore Macdonald was an Associate Director of the Program. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois-Urbana. He has conducted research on human rights, development, and environmental issues. He is currently coordinating research into local responses to induced social and environmental change and ethnic conflict.
David Maybury-Lewis was the Director of the Program and founder of Cultural Survival. He is Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. He received his doctorate from Oxford University and has conducted research among the indigenous peoples of South America. His current research interests focus on the relationships between indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, and the state.
Luis Fernando de Angulo was a Visiting Scholar. He is on the Board of Advisors at the Institute of Human Rights and International Relations, Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia. His research interests include comparative conflict analysis, civil society participation in conflict resolution, and institution building. He will be working with PONSACS and other Harvard Scholars this year to advance research on incorporating the role and interests of civil society into the peace process in Colombia.
Takeshi Wada was a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. His research interests include transnational and local social movements, NGO networks, and political events analysis.
S. James Anaya was Program Affiliate and Professor of Law at the University of Arizona, where he teaches and writes in the fields of international law, human rights, and Native American rights. He has practiced law representing Native American peoples and organizations in matters before US courts and international institutions. He received his B.A. from University of New Mexico and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Vincenzo Bollettino was a Program Affiliate and Senior Analyst at Virtual Research Associates, Inc. (VRA). He received his Ph.D. in International Politics and Political Theory from the University of Denver, Graduate School of International Studies. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago. His research interests include the early warning systems and the United Nations.
Joe Bond was a Program Affiliate and is Vice President for Protocol Development at Virtual Research Associates, Inc. (VRA). He also teaches in the Harvard University Extension School. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Purdue University. His interests include the assessment of the psychological factors which may impel foreign policy makers to use force. He is also engaged in the PANDA Project.
David Edeli was a Program Affiliate. He holds a BA with high honors in Social Studies from Harvard University. He currently works on issues of oil negotiations, development projects and ethnic politics in Ecuador.
Bret Gustafson was a Program Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Social Anthropology, Harvard University. His research interests include indigenous social movements, international development aid, and state reformism in Latin America.
Chang Wook Lee was a program Affiliate and Professor at the Graduate School of National Intelligence in Ceoul, Korea. He received his Ph. D. from Sung Kyun Kwan University. He is interestedin research on Early Warning Systems.
Churl Oh was a Program Affiliate and Vice President for Software Development at Virtual Research Assoicates, Inc. (VRA). He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Boston University. He is developing a political event generator and analysis software system for the automated reading, statistical assessment and interactive display of global news reports for the PANDA project.
Peter Poole was a Program Affiliate and co-Director of Local Earth Observation. He received his BS from London University in Sociology and Economics, Advanced Diploma in Photo Interpretation, ITC, The Netherlands, MA from Columbia University in Geography and a Ph.D. in Geography from McGill University. He is currently active in two areas: local training/mapping projects with indigenous communities in Guyana, Venezuela and Thailand; local capacity-building in aerial photography with local NGOs and communities in Ecuador and Colombia.
Jennifer Schirmer was a Program Affiliate. She is a former Lecturer of Social Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Washington University. In 1999, her book, The Guatemalan Military Project: A Violence Called Democracy (UPennPress), received the PIOOM Human Rights Award in Amsterdam. She is interested in research on the ability of groups of relatives of the disappeared to influence democratic transitions in guatemala, El Salvador, Argentina, and Chile.
Vera Troeger was a Program Affiliate. She received a Masters in Political Science Economics and Statistics at the University of Konstanz. She currently works as a Data Analyst for the Swiss Peace Foundation. Her research interests are political economy and methodological que stions of quantitative research in political science. Ve
Thomas Widmer was a Program Affiliate and Director of the Policy Analysis and Evaluation research unit and Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Zurich. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Zurich, Swizerland. His research interests include event data analysis, development of new analytical methods and early warning systems.