IRANIAN FREEDOM INSTITUTE

for a Free and Democratic IRAN

A new edition of her autobiographical book, Notes From the Other Side of Night, was released in 2013 by Transaction Publishers. Her most recent anthology, entitled Cultural Intelligence for Winning the Peace, was published by IWP Press in September 2009 Her latest book, Soulmates: Resurrecting Eve, was published by Transaction Press in 2011. Her previous book, Why America is Such a Hard Sell: Beyond Pride and Prejudice was published in 2007, as was Every Vote Counts: The Role of Elections in Building Democracy, which she co-edited with Richard Soudriette.  Her book The Bloody Flag: Post-Communist Nationalism in Eastern Europe -- Spotlight on Romania was published by Transaction Press in 1991.
 
Her anthology on civic education, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, Ironic Points of Light, was published in Estonian and Russian in 1998. She has also written and edited a textbook on civic education, which is being used, in country-specific versions, throughout Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, endorsed by the Departments of Education in these countries.  She has published over two hundred articles and reviews on international affairs, human rights, literature, and philosophy, and has made frequent appearances on radio and television.
 
During the 1990s, she was first the Director and later the Vice President for Programs at IFES – the International Foundation for Electoral Systems - where she designed, conducted, and managed projects related to a wide variety of democratization projects. Born in Romania, she emigrated with her family and arrived in the U.S. as a teenager. After receiving her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago, she held post-doctoral fellowships in international relations at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and at the Institute of Humane Studies. She has also taught at Emory University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, American University, the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Institute of World Politics where she was Director of the Center for Culture and Security. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs and has served on the board of advisors of the Auschwitz-based human rights organization Oswiencim Institute for Human Rights and the International Advisory Board of B‘nai Brith.
 
Upon her departure from IFES, on Sept. 10, 2002, the Board of Directors passed a resolution in gratitude “for her many years of distinguished service and her tremendous contributions to [IFES’] cause,” commending her “for her efforts in demonstrating that freedom and democratic ideals matter and that they are the primary tools needed to achieve a more peaceful and democratic world.”

Dr Juliana Geran Pilon

Juliana Pilon is a writer, professor, policy analyst, and democracy activist. Until January, 2014, she was the Director of the Center for Culture and Security at the Institute of World Politics, where she has taught, intermittently, since 1993.