Dr. Joanna Regulska is a Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Vice President of International and Global Affairs. In her role as Vice President, Joanna oversees the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs at Rutgers University, which works through four pillars: Global Education, Global Programs, Global Relations, and Global Services. She has written extensively on women’s political participation, and on the process of democratization, citizens’ participation, and decentralization in Central and Eastern Europe. Her current research focuses on the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Georgia, as a result of the conflict with Russia, and their everyday practices and livelihood strategies of survival. Regulska has published more than 90 articles and chapters, and has presented more than 100 papers at national and international meetings of learned societies.