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Mark Abdollahian

Dr. Mark Abdollahian delivers advanced analytics for data driven decision-making. His global experience spans national policy, corporate strategy, economic development, finance, public-private partnerships, M&A and business process reengineering. He creates, architects and implements enterprise class data and strategy analytics used by McKinsey, Booz Allen, the US Government, the World Bank and the United Nations as well as private sector companies worldwide, including Arthur Andersen, Motorola, McKinsey, Raytheon, British Aerospace, Chevron & DeBeers. Dr. Abdollahian develops, manages and applies predictive modeling to strategic and operational issues across government and business, focusing on bringing to market next generation innovations today. Dr. Abdollahian is author of dozens of articles and two books on data driven strategy across business, politics and economics, lectures to audiences worldwide and a board member for several private and nonprofit enterprises. He is a Full Clinical Professor at the School of Politics & Economics, Claremont Graduate University, and also cofounder and Chief Operating Officer at Sentia Group. In addition to Bachelors degrees in Political Science, History, and French from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Abdollahian holds a Master's degree in Foreign and Defense Policy and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Mathematical Modeling from Claremont Graduate University.

170 E. Tenth St.
Claremont, CA, 91711
United States

Email: mark.abdollahian@cgu.edu

Zining Yang

Zining Yang is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the School of Politics & Economics at Claremont Graduate University. She is also Research Associate at TransResearch Consortium, as well as a lecturer at Claremont Graduate University. Her research interests include international political economy, conflict and integration, international relations in East Asia, computational economics, agent-based models, network analysis, and system dynamic models. Ms. Yang has published several articles on environment and resource protection in China, East Asia diplomacy and the politically economy of Asian integration. Her work on European integration focuses on public support, the political economy of fiscal integration, and macroeconomic sentiment analysis for the European Union Center of California. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Beijing International Studies University (Beijing, China) in 2009, M.A. in International Studies from Claremont Graduate University in 2011, and is expected to receive her Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University in 2013.

170 E. Tenth St.
Claremont, CA
United States

Email: zining.yang@cgu.edu

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Hal Nelson

Hal Nelson is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and Economics. His research interests include international political economy, climate policy, civic engagement, and decision making. Dr. Nelson is a former member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where developed and executed arbitrage and risk management strategies for institutional investors. Dr. Nelson a senior advisor to the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) for Residential, Commercial and Industrial, power supply and helps U.S. states develop climate action plans to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases. He is a co-principal for Sustainable Energy Modeling Project (SEMPro).

160 E. Tenth St.
Claremont, CA, 91711
United States

Email: hal.nelson@cgu.edu


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