Daniel G. Abele is a research associate at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D. C.
Audrey L. Altstadt is associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is author of a monograph on Azerbaijan.
Zoia V. Anaiban is an ethnosociologist in the Tuvinian Scientific Institute of Language and head of the Sociology Department.
Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer teaches in the Department of Sociology at Georgetown University and is the co-ordinator of the Program on Social, Regional, and Ethnic Studies at the University's Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies. She is also the editor of the journal Anthropology and Archeology of Eurasia.
Zoltan Barany is an associate professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin.
Leokadia Drobizheva is head of the Department of Sociology and Interethnic Relations at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Founding President of Women in Global Security (WINGS). She is also the president of the Russian Sociological Association's Research Committee on Ethnic Sociology and serves as a consultant to the Russian Duma and the Analytical Center that advises the president of the Russian Federation.
Daria Fane is a foreign service officer at the U. S. Department of State. During 1995 she was the Cullom Davis Fellow in the Practice of International Diplomacy at Columbia University.
Rose Gottemoeller, previously at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), is currently director of the Office of Nonproliferation and National Security in the U. S. Department of Energy.
Klara Hallik is a senior fellow at the Institute of International and Social Studies, Estonian Academy of Sciences, and she served in the USSR Supreme Soviet's Commission on Interethnic Relations and Nationality Policy in 1989 and 1990.