John W. Slocum

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John Slocum is the MacArthur Foundation "Director of Global Migration and Human Mobility, and Co-Chair of the Higher Education Initiative in Russia.

"Prior to joining the Foundation in 1997, Slocum was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma, and held a postdoctoral position at Cornell University's Peace Studies Program. He has traveled extensively in the former Soviet Union and is the author of several publications on issues of nationality and state-formation in Tsarist and contemporary Russia, and on the external relations of Tatarstan, part of the Russian Federation. In Summer 2005, Slocum was a visiting fellow at the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society in Berlin. His latest research compares U.S. and German foundation assistance to Russia, and examines the development of Russia’s philanthropic sector.

"Slocum's undergraduate degree is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his master's and Ph.D. (in political science) are from the University of Chicago." [1]

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  1. Global Migration and Human Mobility Staff, MacArthur Foundation, accessed November 2, 2008.