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BrazinskyGregg Brazinsky, Director
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503R
Tel: (202) 994-0987


ollapallyDeepa Ollapally, Associate Director
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503R
Tel: (202) 994-8854


teitelbaumEmmanuel Teitelbaum, Director, Asian Studies Program
Monroe Hall
2115 G Street, N.W., Room 411
Phone: (202) 994-9125
Fax: (202) 994-7743

GrinbergMiriam Grinberg, Program Associate
1957 E Street, NW Suite 503P
Tel: (202) 994-4360

bouffardMike Bouffard, Program Coordinator
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503Q
Tel: (202) 994-5874


yarrLinda Yarr, Director, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA)
1957 E Street, NW Suite 503N
Tel: (202) 994-4313


Mike Bouffard holds a MA in Security Policy Studies from GW and a BA in International Studies with a minor in Mandarin Chinese from American University. His research has been published by the National Defense University in Washington, DC. Before joining the Sigur Center in 2012, Michael worked on public diplomacy issues for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP). He has spent time living in Beijing, China where he studied at Peking University while also interning for the Beijing Center for Policy Research. He has also interned for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as well as the U.S. Campaign for Burma.

Miriam Grinberg is the Program Associate for the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. Since graduating with a BA in Political Science from Gettysburg College in 2011, she has gone on to complete an MA in International Politics and East Asia and a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Prior to joining the Sigur Center, she worked as a communications assistant for the Politics, Sociology and Philosophy departments at Warwick, and has held visiting research fellow positions at American University, Waseda University in Tokyo, and the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa.


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