BORN: August 18, 1966 in New Haven, Connecticut.
EDUCATION: Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, MD., 1984; B.A., Middlebury College, Political Science and Russian, 1988; D.Phil, Oxford University, Political Philosophy, 1993.
HONORS AND AWARDS: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Overseas Research Scholarship (Oxford University), Discovery Award, Hollywood Film Festival, 2001.
INTERNSHIPS (all in Washington D.C.): Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Congress House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on International Economic Policy and Trade; Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
EMPLOYMENT (in ascending order): U.S. News and World Report (research desk); SRI International, Foreign Technology Unit (research assistant); International Alert, London (Program Officer for former Soviet Union. Focus: Chechnia and Abkhazia); SIBAUTO/Mercedes Benz, Tyumen, Russia (marketing and corporate strategy); Strategic Investment and Hedging (SIH), automotive export consultant, Paris.
BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS: HEARTLANDS: Sketches of Rural America, (Fotohof, Salzburg, 2007) with Andreas Horvath (photos) and others; Marx for a Post-Communist Era: On Poverty, Corruption and Banality (Routledge, London, 2001); Sibirischer Schwindel: Zwei Abenteuerromane, (Eichborn, Frankfurt, 2002); The Incarnate God from Hegel to Marx, Oxford Doctoral Dissertation, 1993; Soviet Perceptions of the United States, w/Phil Bayer (SRI International/U.S. Government, 1989).
MY BOOKS REVIEWED IN: The Times Literary Supplement, History of Political Thought, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Tagesspiegel, TAZ, Frankfurter Rundschau, Neue Zuercher Zeitung among others.
ARTICLES: Over 50 articles and essays for PLAYBOY (Germany), The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The National Interest, Newsweek, Die Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Washington City Paper, and The Washington Times. Also, academic articles in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Oxford Analytica, and The World Today. Other scholarly work includes book chapters, conference presentations, and literary readings.
MUSICAL: Hundreds of performances as lounge pianist/vocalist in hotels and nightclubs. Also, church organist in chapel services.
PERSONAL: Married with two sons.
LANGUAGES: Fluent in German, French and Russian. Some Italian.