Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon is a Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization and teaches at American University in Washington, DC. She has also taught at the Air Force University's Culture and Language Center, the National Defense University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, George Washington University, American University, Rochester Institute of Technology - Center for Advanced Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Emory University. She was the Director of the Center for Culture and Security and professor of Politics and Culture at the Institute of World Politics. Elected as full member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she is the author of several books, including The Utopian Conceit and the War on Freedom (2019), The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World (2016), Soulmates: Resurrecting Eve (2012), Cultural Intelligence for Winning the Peace (2009), Why America is Such a Hard Sell: Beyond Pride and Prejudice (2007), the anthology Every Vote Counts: The Role of Elections in Building Democracy, which she co-edited with Richard Soudriette (2007), The Bloody Flag: Post-Communist Nationalism in Eastern Europe -- Spotlight on Romania (1991), Notes from the Other Side of Night (1979, 1991, and 2012) along with over two hundred articles and reviews ranging from international affairs to philosophy. As first Director and then Vice President for Programs at the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), she has designed, conducted, and managed projects related to a wide variety of democratization projects. Born in Romania, she emigrated with her family to the US; she earned a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and was an Earhart Foundation post-doctoral fellow at the Hoover Institution.