Authors of A Different View
Editor-in-Chief, A Different Viewadifferentview@iapss.org
Stephanie Kramer is a graduate with a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam. She also holds a Master's degree in Archaeology from the same university. While doing her studies, Stephanie enjoyed participating in Model United Nations programs and she was vice president of the student council of her faculty. Her main research interests are international relations, conflict studies, public policy, diplomacy, the European Union, participatory democracy and the politics of inequality. Currently, Stephanie lives in Athens to do research on the diplomatic dispute over the Elgin/Parthenon sculptures between the United Kingdom and Greece.
Editor-in-Chief, A Different View
Valentina is a Ph.D. researcher in Law at Birmingham City University. Her research involves the study of the Public Trust Doctrine in the context of Environmental Law. Her research aims to tie the doctrine of Public Trust to States Constitutions. To identify where constitutional provisions came from and investigate how they came to be adopted by the States and, to enquire, where there is not a constitutional provision in place, on what kind of litigation strategies it is possible to adopt. Prior to her Ph.D. Valentina did a Master at Lund University specialising in Asian Politics, Policy and Economics and held the position of Consulting Researcher and Human Right Officer for the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners in Burma.
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, A Different Viewadifferentview2@iapss.org
Kayla McCrary is currently a MSc student in International Relations at the Royal Holloway, University of London. Splitting her time as an undergraduate between the United Kingdom and her home country of the United States, she ultimately graduated with an Honours BSc in International Relations (minors in Modern European Studies and Political Science) from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. During her time as an undergraduate, Kayla participated in Model United Nations, worked in international development in Washington, D.C., and served as a peer reviewer for Scientia et Humanitas academic journal. Her main research interests include the ‘special relationship’ between the United States and the United Kingdom, British politics and foreign policy, and research methods in International Relations. Kayla is currently living in London and doing research on the diplomatic relationship between former President Barack Obama and former Prime Minister David Cameron.
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, A Different View
Marion Valentin is a cum laude graduate from La Sorbonne, where she received her master’s degree in English. She also graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in political science from the Catholic Institute of Higher Studies. Her research interests include the role of culture in the Cold War and use of French culture to combat ideological extremism within the francophone world. A lifelong traveler, she has lived in nine countries and four continents. She currently works as a teaching and pedagogical intern at Alliance française de Canberra in Australia.