Karolina Hrga is executive director of the Center for Women's Studies, the first non-institutional educational center for feminist knowledge production in Croatia, founded in 1995 by a group of feminists, theorists and scholars, peace activists and artists. The program offers insight into the various themes of feminism and gender studies, women's culture and history, women's rights and gender equality.
She is also translator and editor-in-chief of the non-profit audiovisual web portal Slobodni Filozofski - SkriptaTV which emerged as part of the student struggle for publicly funded higher education 2008-2010. Her current focus is the connection between class exploitation and other oppressive regimes (gender, racial, sexual and other) from the feminist materialist perspective.
Valerie M. Hudson is Professor and George H.W. Bush Chair in the Department of International Affairs at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, where she directs the Program on Women, Peace, and Security. She is the author or editor of several books, including (with Andrea Den Boer) Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population (MIT Press, 2004), which won the American Association of Publishers Award for the Best Book in Political Science, and the Otis Dudley Duncan Award for Best Book in Social Demography, resulting in feature stories in the New York Times, The Economist, 60 Minutes, and other news publications. Hudson was named to the list of Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2009, and in 2015 was recognized as Distinguished Scholar of Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA/ISA) and awarded an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowship as well as an inaugural Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Australian National University (2017). Hudson is one of the Principal Investigators of The WomanStats Project (http://womanstats.org), which includes the largest compilation of data on the status of women in the world today, and her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation as well as the Minerva Initiative of the US Department of Defense. Her book Sex and World Peace, co-authored with Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli and Chad Emmett, and published by Columbia University Press, was listed by Gloria Steinem in 2014 as one of the top three books on her “Reading Our Way to the Revolution” list. Hudson’s most recent book with Patricia Leidl, also from Columbia University Press, is entitled The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy (2015). Her latest book project is The First Political Order: Sex, Governance, and National Security.