Christopher Kolmos is a recent graduate who earned his Master's in International Relations from American University in Washington D.C., and his Bachelor’s in the same subject from the University of Washington in Seattle. In both cases, Christopher focused on European studies, with a special focus on Russia and the former Soviet Union. Previously, Christopher worked as a research intern at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.
Tiziana Stella is a historian of US foreign policy, international organization, and federalism. Since 2004, she has been the Executive Director of the Streit Council, where she manages programs and research. She is currently working on an intellectual biography of Clarence Streit that focuses on the impact of federalist thinking on US foreign policy planning in the twentieth century.
Tiziana received a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Pavia, Italy. She conducted her Ph.D. research in the US as a Fulbright Scholar and a Luigi Einaudi Foundation fellow. She has been a researcher with several European and American organizations, including the Luigi Firpo Foundation. Her dissertation won the Alberto Aquarone Prize for best work on American history.
Tiziana worked for the Council for a Community of Democracies in preparation for the Warsaw 2000 conference that, led by US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, established the Community of Democracies. From 2001 to 2004, she directed the Euro-Atlantic Institute for International Integration Studies, overseeing the work of an American-Russian foreign policy research group.
She is the author of several publications and has been a speaker at numerous international conferences on issues related to the history of and prospects for the international order, and the reform of Western institutions. She taught at the Russian State University for the Humanities; the Moscow State Institute of International Relations; the Moscow State University; and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. She also led academic seminars for the US National Guard’s Institute for National Defense Studies in Washington, DC; the US Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia; the University of Tubingen in Germany; and several Italian universities.
Joseph A. Elmo earned his Master of Arts in European History, Politics and Society from Columbia University in the City of New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts – Summa Cum Laude – in Interdisciplinary History from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University. His undergraduate and graduate theses both focused on the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), particularly through the lens of identity and propaganda, respectfully. Joseph's research interests include American, European, and intellectual history; the state and its discontents; and transatlantic and international relations.