Adam Hochschild and Mladen Joksic

Adam Hochschild is an award-winning author, journalist, and lecturer. His books include King Leopold’s Ghost; To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918; Bury the Chains; The Mirror at Midnight; and The Unquiet Ghost. Hochschild was a co-founder of Mother Jones. His many accolades include National Book Award finalist, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, and two-time winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize.

Mladen Joksic is grants manager for the Carnegie Council. Born and raised in Milosevic’s Yugoslavia, he spent five years as a member of Otpor, a youth movement that worked first to help bring about regime change and later to secure Serbia’s democratic transition. Prior to coming to the United States, Joksic completed the European Commission’s prestigious Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy. In 2009 he received an M.A. (cum laude) in public policy from Central European University, where he specialized in international public policy. In 2008, he received his first M.A. (with merit) in development studies from the Institute of Social Studies, having focused on governance and democracy.