Institute Scholars and Practitioners in Residence (INSPIRE)

Past Practicioners/Scholars

2010-11 Practitioners/Scholars-in-Residence:

Zachary Iscol IGL INSPIRE Fellow for NIMEP, working with and accompanying the students who conducted research in Kurdistan. A combat decorated Marine Infantry Officer, Iscol fought in the November 2004 battle to retake Fallujah and did two tours in Iraq. Iscol produced a documentary, The Western Front, on the Iraq war. Iscol has also written, spoken, and lectured about his experiences in Iraq. In January 2005, he testified, on active duty, before the US Senate about the need to protect and provide asylum to Iraqi translators who are hunted for serving alongside the US Military.

Pervez Hoodbhoy IGL INSPIRE Fellow and a participant in EPIIC's 2009-10 year on "South Asia: Conflict, Culture, Complexity and Change," both in the symposium and int he professional workshop on the future of Afghanistan. Pervez Hoodbhoy is proffes of nuclear and high energy physics, as well as chairman, at the department of physics, Quaid-e-Azam Univerisyt in Islamabad, Pakistan. He remains an active physicist who often lectures at US and European research laboratories and universities. Dr Hoodbhoy received the Baker Award for Electronics and the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics. He is a sponsor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and a member of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism in the World Federation of Scientists. Dr Hoodbhoy is a recipient of the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award from the Institute.

COL James Brown IGL INSPIRE Fellow for ALLIES and Military Security Fellow at the FLetcher School in 2010-11. COL Brown is the Deputy Commander for the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne) located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He supervises the bridgade staff to support the training, resouricng, equipping, and deployment of regionally-oriented, language-trained CA teams/elements to assist Combatant Commanders, Ambassadors, and the interagency to monitor and execute Civil Affairs operations in support of US objectives throughout the United States Special Operations Command.

2008-09 Practitioners/Scholars-in-Residence:

James HenryIGL INSPIRE Fellow who had participated in previous year’s EPIIC symposium. Mr. Henry is the author of The Blood Bankers: Tales from the Global Underground Economy as well as numerous articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Harpers, The Washington Monthly, Fortune, Business Week, Newsweek, and Time. He is the former Chief Economist at McKinsey & Company; Co-Chair, The Tax Justice Network (US); and founder of both the Sag Harbor Group and Submerging Markets ( Mr. Henry’s unique, first-person approach to investigative economics, and his expertise in offshore banking, have taken him to more than 50 developing countries. He was hired by the Government of Paraguay to help that country recover the assets stolen by General Stroessner.

2007-08 Practitioners/Scholars-in-Residence:

Gregg Nakano IGL INSPIRE Fellow and advisor to the ALLIES program, is a former Marine Infantry Officer who fought in the Gulf War and studied in Iran and China after leaving the military. A DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) expert, he is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and now works for the Military Liaison Unit at the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, part of the US Agency for International Development.


2006-07 Practitioners/Scholars-in-Residence:


Sanjoy Hazarika Sanjoy Hazarika is one of India’s most distinguished polymaths. He is the former award-winning correspondent for the New York Times, a member of India’s National Security Advisory Board, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) Review Committee, and the National Council of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). He is the Managing Trustee for the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES), the Consulting Editor for The Statesman, and a visiting Professor at the Centre for Policy Research. He has written extensively on the North-east and made documentary films about the region and the neighborhood where he travels, including Tibet, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. He is acknowledged as a specialist on migration and his books include Bhopal: The Lesson of a Tragedy (1988); Strangers of the Mist: Tales of War and Peace from India’s North East (1994), and Rites of Passage: Border Crossings, Imagined Homelands, India’s East and Bangladesh (2000). During his residency, Mr. Hazarika consulted with a wide range of programs including Global Health Division at Tufts University School of Medicine, Engineers Without Borders, Water, System, Science and Society, the EPIIC program (Education foor Public Inquiry and International Citizenship), and the China Cross-Cultural Leadership Program.

2005-06 Practitioners/Scholars-in-Residence:

Rick Berry | Year Long Residency Rick Berry’s work in digital and traditional media explores the matrix of art, technology and cognitive dynamics in popular culture. For over two decades, his works have been included in art annuals and gallery exhibitions, commissioned as book and comics art, featured in anthologies on the history of fantastic art, and won numerous awards. Contact sheet of Rick Berry's IGL-inspired art (pdf) Rick Berry extended biography (pdf) Braid Website

October 18-20, 2005 >

Jim MacMillan A graduate of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Jim MacMillan has pursued a career in photojournalism for the last 17 years. Since 1991, he has worked for the Philadelphia Daily News, where he is currently a Photo-columnist. While on leave from the Philadelphia Daily News, he was a photographer and photo editor for the Associated Press in Iraq. He covered more than 200 combat missions while embedded with the U.S. forces. While he was there, the AP staff in Iraq won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

October 31-November 4, 2005>

Mort Rosenblum Mort Rosenblum is the former chief correspondent for the Associated Press and former chief editor of the International Herald Tribune. Rosenblum has reported on nearly every major international conflict since the Congo mercenary wars and the Biafra secession in the 1960s. From 1970 to 1973, he covered Vietnam, the violent breakup of Pakistan, and war in Ceylon. He reported on the fracture of Yugoslavia from the first shots in Ljubljana to the final chapters in Kosovo. After September 11, he was in the initial group of reporters to reach Kabul. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including Back Home: A Foreign Correspondent Rediscovers America and Coups and Earthquakes: Reporting the World to America. Rosenblum was a 2005-06 IGL Scholar/Practitioner-in-Residence.

Jack Blum Jack Blum is the Senior Counsel for Special Projects for Finance Sector Compliance Advisers Limited, and a US Attorney admitted at the district of Columbia Bar, the US Court of Appeals for the district of Columbia Circuit and the US Supreme Court. Blum is an expert on controlling government corruption, international financial crime, money laundering, international tax havens and drug trafficking.

2004 Practitioner/Scholar-in-Residence:

September 30-October 21, 2004 Professor Peter Droege: Asia-Pacific Chair, World Council for Renewable Energy; Director, Solar City, International Energy Agency; Adviser, Beijing Municipal Institute for City Planning and Design; Leader, United Nations Development Programme missions in Africa and the Middle East; Editor, Intelligent Environments: IT, Telecommunications and Urban Form; Professor, Urban Design Program, Sydney University He will lecture on the global ecosystem and sustainability nexus, probing the links between the petroleum economy, ecosystem exhaustion and global water scarcity.