Eugene Meyer Professor of British History and Literature at Bard CollegeVIEW MORE >>
Dr. Aldous is the author and editor of nine books, including The Lion and the Unicorn: Gladstone vs. Disraeli (Norton, 2007); Great Irish Speeches (Quercus, 2007); Macmillan, Eisenhower and the Cold War (Four Courts, 2005); and Tunes of Glory: The Life of Malcolm Sargent (Random House, 2001). His most recent publication, Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship (W.W Norton, 2012) was a New York Times Editor's Choice, was selected for the Sunday Times Top nonfiction books, and a Publishers Weekly starred review. Prior to joining the faculty at Bard College, Aldous was Chair of the School of History and Archives at the University of Dublin. He is a Fellow at the Royal Historical Society, has contributed to op-eds to the New York Times, and is a commentator for the BBC. Dr. Aldous received his Ph.D from the University of Cambridge.
Research Professor of Political Science at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany and a Senior Fellow at the State University of New York Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) VIEW MORE >>
Prior to his present position, Dr. Baskin was Director of Research at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Canada, a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a UN official in peace operations in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo immediately at the end of the armed conflict. In Kosovo, he served as the Municipal Administrator in Kosovo’s second largest city, Prizren, and as the Deputy Regional Administrator in southern Kosovo. At SUNY/CID he managed several development projects and directed a major research project on distributive policy making and constituency development funds in developing countries. He has written extensively on nationalism, state-building and democratization in the Balkans, and has consulted with the Governments of Canada , the United States State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, and the World Bank.
Director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Vice President for international Affairs and Civic Engagement at Bard CollegeVIEW MORE >>
For a decade, Dr. Becker has overseen the academic development of Bard's international partnerships, including those in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and the West Bank. He is also an associate professor of political studies at Bard College specializing in Russian and Eastern European politics, media and politics, and education reform. He played a central role in founding Bard's Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York City and Bard's Debate and Model United Nations teams. He served as the Assistant Vice President of the Central European University from 1995-1997, the European Director from 1994-1995, and the Ukraine Director from 1992-1993 at the Civic Engagement Project. Jonathan earned his B.A. from McGill University and his Ph.D. from St. Antony's College, Oxford. He is the author of Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition (1999; revised and expanded edition, 2002) and articles and chapters in a variety of publications, including the European Journal of Communication, Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly, and The Globalist. He created and oversees Bard's Center for Civic Engagement.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, SUNY New PaltzVIEW MORE >>
Kathleen M. Dowley received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University, and her MA in Russian and east European Studies from the University of Michigan. She teaches courses on Women and Politics, European Politics and Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict. Her research focuses on governance in multiethnic societies, with a special emphasis on post-communist Europe. She is also the Director of the SUNY Model European Union program, and has published articles in the Comparative Political Studies, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Europe-Asia Studies and Post-Communist Studies.
International Coordinator, Institute for Writing and Thinking, Bard College VIEW MORE >>
Celia Bland works with faculty from Bard’s partner campuses around the world, leading workshops on such topics as designing a syllabus, teaching engaged reading, and responding to student writing. She came to Bard in 1999 and has held the positions of director of college writing, director of the Bard Academic Resources Center, dean of studies, and writer-in-residence.
Dr. Jonathan Cristol
Director, Globalization and International Affairs Program Assistant Professor of International AffairsVIEW MORE >>
Cristol has worked with the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program in New York City since 2003 and is currently the Director. Dr. Cristol has extensive experience with international scholars and students, as well as foreign policy-related pubic and private institutions. His academic area of specialty is international relations theory, the nature of power, America and the Arab world, 20th-century diplomatic history, and the intersection of popular culture and world politics. He is conversant in Arabic and conversant in Hebrew, and was awarded a Mellon grant for Curricular Development for a seminar he developed with West Point. Dr. Cristol received a B.A from Bard College, a M.A. from Yale University, and his PhD from the University of Bristol.
Alan K. Henrikson
Director of Diplomatic Studies, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University VIEW MORE >>
Dr. Henrikson teaches American diplomatic history, contemporary U.S.-European relations, global political geography, and the history, theory, and practice of diplomacy at Tufts University. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Dr. Henrikson was the Fulbright Schuman Professor of US-EU Relations at the College of Europe in Bruges. In 2009 he was Guest Lecturer in diplomatic studies at the University of Pretoria, discussing U.S. relations with countries of southern Africa. In 2005 he was Visiting Professor at the European Commission in Brussels where he taught a course for Commission officials on "American Foreign Policy Making." During the Spring of 2003 he was Fulbright/Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Relations at the Diplomatische Akademie in Vienna. He has been an Associate and a Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, where he also has served as Counselor on Canadian Affairs. He has written widely on the history and current problems of American foreign policy, U.S.-European Union relations, and the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Currently he is a member of the National Council of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrAlan K. Henrikson is Lee E. Dirks Professor of Diplomatic History and the Director of Diplomatic Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he teaches American diplomatic history, contemporary U.S.-European relations, global political geography, and the history, theory, and practice of diplomacy. During the academic year 2010-2011 he was Fulbright Schuman Professor of US-EU Relations at the College of Europe in Bruges. In August 2009 he was Guest Lecturer in diplomatic studies, discussing also U.S. relations with countries of southern Africa, at the University of Pretoria. In November 2005 he was Visiting Professor at the European Commission in Brussels where he taught a course for Commission officials on “American Foreign Policy Making.” During the Spring of 2003 he was Fulbright/Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Relations at the Diplomatische Akademie in Vienna. He has been an Associate and a Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, where he also has served as Counselor on Canadian Affairs.
During 1986-1987 he was Lloyd I. Miller Visiting Professor of Diplomatic History and Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs in the Foreign Service Institute of the United States Department of State. He also has been Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Defense Studies in Tokyo and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Visiting Professor of Diplomatic History at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing.
He has written widely on the history and current problems of American foreign policy, U.S.-European Union relations, and the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. His writings also have addressed Nordic/Arctic geostrategic issues, the Canadian-U.S.-Mexican “continental” relationship, the diplomacy of Caribbean island countries and other small states, the geographical “mental maps” of American foreign policy makers, and the “consensus” procedures developed in international organizations and multilateral diplomacy—the subject of Negotiating World Order: The Artisanship and Architecture of Global Diplomacy. Recent publications of his include: “United States Contemporary Diplomacy: Implementing a Foreign Policy of ‘Engagement,’” in Diplomacy in a Globalizing World (2012); “Global Challenges for a Global NATO,” Journal of Southeastern European Security Strategy and Transatlantic Leadership (2011); “The Northern Mind in American Diplomacy,” The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs (2010); “FDR and the ‘World-wide Arena,’” in FDR’s World: War, Peace an Legacies (2008); “The Diplomacy of Small States: The Case of Jordan,” Jordan Journal of International Affairs (2008); “The Washington Diplomatic Corps,” in The Diplomatic Corps as an Institution of International Society (2007); What Can Public Diplomacy Achieve? (2006); “Diplomacy’s Possible Futures,” The Hague Journal of Diplomacy (2006); “Niche Diplomacy in the World Public Arena: The Global ‘Corners’ of Canada and Norway,” in The New Public Diplomacy: Soft Power in International Relations (2005); The Future of Diplomacy? Five Projective Visions (2005); “The Geography of Diplomacy,” in The Geography of War and Peace (2005); “Good Neighbour Diplomacy Revisited,” in Holding the Line: Borders in a Global World (2005); and “Diplomacy and Small States in Today’s World,” in In Face of Man, Vol. 2, The Dr. Eric Williams Memorial Lectures (2005).ees from the University of Oxford, where he read Philosophy-Politics-and-Economics at Balliol College as a Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Henrikson also received A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees in History from Harvard University where he was a Harvard National Scholar and a Danforth Graduate Fellow.
International Coordinator for the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College VIEW MORE >>
In her role at the Institute for Writing and Thinking, Ms. Bland works with faculty from Bard's partner campuses around the world, leading workshops on topics such as designing a syllabus, teaching engaged reading, and responding to student writing. She came to Bard in 1999 and has held the positions of director of college writing, director of the Bard Academic Resources Center, dean of studies, and writer-in-residence. She has published both poetry and prose in Poetry International, Boston Review, Evergreen Review, Drunken Boat, Cortland Review, Narrative Magazine, and Lumina. The Madonna Comix, with an introduction by Luc Sante, will appear in 2013. Ms. Bland received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. from New York University.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Bard CollegeVIEW MORE >>
Gilhooley received an M.A., University of Edinburgh; M.A., University of London, Institute for the Study of the Americas; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Previously served as lecturer at Ithaca College. His publications include: “The Framers Themselves: Constitutional Authorship during the Ratification,” American Political Thought 2:1 (2013); and review of "John Dreijmanis's Max Weber's Complete Writings on Academic and Political Vocations,"Political Studies Review. His awards and honors include Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Thomas H. Critchlow Award, and Gilder Lehrman Fellowship, among others. Member, American Political Science Association, Midwestern Political Science Association, American Historical Association, Society of Early Americanists. At Bard: 2013–2015.
Former Ambassador and International Education Activities Advisor
Ambassador Robert Gosende was a career officer in the U.S. foreign service, with postings in Libya, Russia, Poland, South Africa and Somalia (where he served in the 1970s and again as President Clinton's Special Envoy in 1993). He also held key positions in Washington and served as fellow and diplomat-in-residence at Harvard, Tufts and Georgetown. Following his diplomatic career he was Vice Chancellor for International Programs at the State University of New York, where he was also the John Ryan Fellow in International Education.
Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy (Tufts University) VIEW MORE >>
Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou is Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy (Tufts University), where she teaches in the Program in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. She is Co-Chair of the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe Study Group at Harvard University’s CES. Before coming to Fletcher, Prodromou served a diplomatic appointment as Vice Chair and Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (2004-2012); and since 2011, is a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group, serving on the Subgroup on Religious Freedom, Democracy, and Security in the Middle East and North Africa. Her research deals with issues of religious freedom, democratization, and security threats, with particular focus on comparative religion-political regimes in the Near East and on Transatlantic responses to religious radicalism. Published widely in scholarly and policy journals and international media, she has been involved in research and advisory work for international and non-governmental organizations on religious freedom rights. Her current research focuses on rights of religious minorities under secularist and non-secularist regimes, as well as on strategies of religious institutions to state repression and persecution. She holds a Ph.D. and an S. M. in political science from MIT. She was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the Tufts University Alumni Association in 2008.
Glen Johnson is Professor Emeritus at Vassar College where he was the Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of Political Science and International Relations. He joined the Vassar faculty in 1964 and served as Chair of the Political Science Department, founding Director of the International Studies Program, Dean of Freshmen, and Assistant to the President. He was Acting President of Vassar College in 1997 and again in 2003.
The author and co-author of several books and a number of articles on US foreign policy, international human rights, India’s foreign policy and ex-untouchables, Professor Johnson has been twice a Fulbright scholar in India where he was Director of the American Studies Research Centre in Hyderabad from 1990-93.
After retiring from Vassar, he spent two years at the American University in Cairo, Egypt as Distinguished Visiting Professor and Executive Director of the Center for American Studies and Research. For the last three years he has served as academic facilitator for the Fulbright-Nehru Seminar in Higher Education in Washington, Philadelphia and New York.
He has been president of the boards of the Poughkeepsie Day School, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill and the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley. In 2013 he was awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal.
Professor Johnson did his undergraduate work at Georgetown College in Kentucky and earned his MA and Ph. D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Director of the Human Rights Project and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Literature, Human Rights Program at Bard College VIEW MORE >>
Dr. Keenan is Director of the Human Rights Project and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Literature, Human Rights Program at Bard College. He is the recipient of the following awards: Fellowship, Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers (1991-92); Shorenstein Fellow, Joan Shorenstein Center for Press and Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard (1998). He is the author of Fables of Responsibility: Aberrations and Predicaments in Ethics and Politics (1997); articles in PMLA, New York Times, Wired, Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, among others. He was the editor of The End(s) of the Museum and coeditor of New Media, Old Media. He is an editorial and advisory board member of Journal of Human Rights, Grey Room, WITNESS, and Scholars at Risk Network. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College, a Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. from Yale University.
Director of International Academic Initiatives and Senior Fellow at the Center for Civic Engagement, Bard College VIEW MORE >>
From 2011-2013, Ketterer served as Egypt Country Director for AMIDEAST, a US NGO focused on education, cultural affairs and public diplomacy. He previously served as Vice Chancellor at the State University of New York, where he also was director of the Center for International Development. In government, he served on the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration, the New York Governor's Commission on Higher Education and at the New York State Senate. He was a Boren Fellow in Morocco and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Tunisia. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and a research scholar at the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. Proficient in Arabic and French, he completed a B.A. in Political Science and Middle East Studies from Fordham University, an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University, and his course work for a Ph.D. in Comparative Politics of the Middle East and Africa from The Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Professor of Modern International History & Politics at The Sage CollegesVIEW MORE >>
Dr. Steven A. Leibo, a professor of Modern International History & Politics, has spent his career teaching at The Sage Colleges and the State University of New York at Albany. He is a former Fulbright scholar, who specializes in the relationship between Asia and the West with a focus on technology ranging from early Chinese Industrialization to Climate Change issues. Since 1997 Dr. Leibo has served as an international affairs commentator for WAMC Northeast Public Radio. He is currently a Climate “Mentor” for Al Gore’s Climate Reality project and in November 0f 2012 Dr. Leibo appeared as a guest on Mr. Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality: The Dirty Weather Report global webcast which attracted over 16 million viewers He also the international adviser for Brill Publication’s series Chinese research on climate change. He was recently elected to membership on the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Professor Leibo is the author/and or editor/adviser for many academic and popular works, among them:
East, And Southeast Asia 2013 Rowman & Littlefield Transferring Technology to China: Prosper Giquel and the Self-Strengthening Movement. Berkeley, 1985
Journal of the Chinese Civil War by Prosper Giquel 1864. Hawaii, 1985
Adviser with Li Yang of the English language translation of Tsinghua University’s Annual Review of Low Carbon Development in China (2011-2012) in press Brill Publications
“The New Mongolia: From Gold Rush to Climate Change” winter edition 2023/4 Education About Asia.
“Asia & the Climate Crisis” Education about Asia Winter 2010/11 issue vol. 15, number 3)
“Can Historians Be Helpful in Addressing the Climate Crisis” History News Network September 2008
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Marist CollegeVIEW MORE >>
A specialist in international relations and comparative politics, Dr. Juris completed a B.A. degree at Westminster College (MO), and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Delaware. He previously taught at the University of Delaware and Washington College (MD), the 10th-oldest college in the US. He has conducted field research in Muslim communities in the United Kingdom, Italy and the US, and published in journals including Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Middle East Journal, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (see Google Scholar).His research has been supported by grants and awards from Marist College, International Studies Association and University of Delaware. Currently, his main research focus is on completing a book manuscript analyzing reactive conflict spillover to migrant communities.
Dr. Juris was born in Latvia and first came to the US as a Rotary International High School Exchange Student. Besides English, he is also fluent in Latvian (native) and Russian, intermediate in French, and is currently learning Mandarin Chinese. His hobbies include traveling, running and tennis.
Walter Russell Mead
James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and Editor-at-Large of The American InterestVIEW MORE >>
From 1997 to 2010, Professor Mead was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, serving as the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy from 2003 until his departure. Until 2011, he was also a Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy at Yale International Security Studies Program. He is the author of Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World which received the Lionel Gelber Award for best book in English on international relations in 2002. His most recent book, God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World is a major study of 400 years of conflict between Anglophone powers and rivals ranging from absolute monarchies like Spain and France through Communist and Fascist enemies in the twentieth century to al-Qaeda today. Professor Mead is also the author of the "Via Meadia" blog at The-American-Interest.com, where he writes regular essays on international affairs, religion, politics, culture, education, economics, technology, literature, and the media. His writings are frequently linked to and discussed by major news outlets and websites such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, the Financial Times, the Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal. He has traveled widely in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and often speaks at conferences in the United States and abroad. Mead is an honors graduate of Groton and Yale University.
Assistant Professor of Africana and Historical Studies, Bard CollegeVIEW MORE >>
At Bard since 2013, Drew has a B.A. from Williams College and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He previously taught at Williams, where he was Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellow in History and Art. Other fellowships received from the Mellon Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, Getty Foundation, Smithsonian Institute, and Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Drew also received a Thomas J. Watson fellowship in 2005, and traveled to Botswana and Uganda to study the use of visual arts in addressing HIV/AIDS.
Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, Bard CollegeVIEW MORE >>
Erin Cannan joined the staff of the Bard Center for Civic Engagement after 15 years in the Division of Student Affairs at Bard. Erin arrived at Bard in 1995 as assistant dean of students/director of first-year students, responsible for orientation and student activities. She was promoted to dean of student affairs, responsible for the oversight of 12 departments within the Division of Student Affairs, and overseeing the work of the dean of campus life.
As associate director of CCE, Erin’s primary focus is on the development of local volunteer and internship opportunities. She facilitates local connections to school districts, government, and business while working to develop partnerships within the center network.
Erin earned her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo in 1992 and a master’s degree in student personnel services from Edinboro University.
Director of the Trusee Leader Scholar Program and Dean for Social Action, Bard CollegeVIEW MORE >>
Students in the Trustee Leader Scholar Program (TLS) propose, design, and implement civic engagement projects based on their own passionate interests. TLS projects are local, national, and international, and may be initiated at any point during a student's college career. Several TLS projects have grown into permanent, College-sponsored ventures. These include the Bard Prison Initiative, which offers degree-bearing programs at five New York State prisons; La Voz, an award-winning, Spanish-language magazine that serves the Hudson Valley Hispanic community; and the Early College in New Orleans, a satellite campus of Bard within the city's public high schools. The hallmark of a TLS project is the student's ownership of the work.
Assistant Director for Administration, Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) VIEW MORE >>
James Utermark joined SUNY/CID in 2006 and is the Assistant Director for Administration. In this capacity, he oversees human resources, budget and administration operations for the Albany office. In addition, Mr. Utermark serves as Senior Legislative Specialist on the new Strengthening Governmental Institutions and Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SGISP) project. Previously, he served as Project Director for the Uganda Parliamentary Research and Internship Program (PRIP), sponsored by Higher Education for Development, and was the senior technical representative for the Southern Africa Development Community - Parliamentary Forum organizational assessment task order.
He brings more than two decades of experience working in legislatures and state government administration. Prior to moving to SUNY/CID, Mr. Utermark spent three years as director of student programs for the New York State Senate. In this role, he managed the Senate’s highly-regarded graduate fellowship and undergraduate internship programs. Additionally, Mr. Utermark collaborated with SUNY/CID to launch the International Senate Fellow program. This six to nine-month long program introduced representatives from SUNY/CID projects in Afghanistan, Kenya, Morocco, Jordan, Uganda and Zimbabwe to the New York State Legislature and the legislative process. The program is one of several SUNY/CID projects that link New York’s governmental institutions and SUNY campuses with the world community.
Visiting Instructor in Humanities and Faculty Adviser for the Bard College Debate Team VIEW MORE >>
Ms. Zisman currently teaches in the Bard College Philosophy Department and is the faculty advisor to the Bard Debate Team. She has taught at New York University and at debate institutes and workshops throughout the US and Europe, and was the Director of Debate at Bard College from 2004 to 2008. She has held research fellowships in Berlin and Weimar, Germany, and presented at academic conferences at Cornell, Yale, and the University of Zurich. She was the recipient of NYU's 2010 "Outstanding Teaching Award." Ms. Zisman received her B.A. from Vassar College and her M.A. from New York University where she is currently a Ph.D candidate.
David B. Roosevelt is currently president/CEO of a philanthropic foundation and consultant to several charitable organizations. A presidential appointee to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Commission, he has served on the boards of Americorp's National Civilian Community Corps and numerous other charitable organizations and foundations. He is a frequent lecturer and public speaker on the heritage of the Roosevelt family.
Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute & Senior Fellow at the Bard College Center for Civic EngagementVIEW MORE >>
A specialist in Anglo-American relations and U.S. foreign and economic policy under Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dr. Woolner has delivered papers on FDR's foreign and domestic policy in Canada, the United States, France, Russia, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Korea. His publications include a number of articles, op-ed pieces and reviews. He is the co-editor with Warren Kimball and David Reynolds of FDR's World: War, Peace and Legacies; with Henry Henderson of FDR and the Environment; and with Richard Kurial of FDR, the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church in America, 1933-1945. In the fall of 2007, Dr. Woolner was awarded a Churchill Archives By-Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge in support of his research on Anglo-American relations during the latter stages of the Second World War. Dr. Woolner holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from McGill University, and a B.A. summa cum laude in English Literature and History with a minor in Latin from the University of Minnesota. He has taught at McGill University, Marist College, and the University of Prince Edward Island.
Patricia A. Fahy was elected in November 2012 to represent the 109th Assembly District from the City of Albany, and the Towns of Bethlehem, Guilderland, and New Scotland. Pat successfully ran on a platform of education and jobs, bringing over two decades of experience at all three levels of government and extensive community service. Pat served as Associate Commissioner of Intergovernmental Affairs and Federal Policy for the state's Department of Labor from 2007 to 2012. As lead advocate and liaison for the Department's federal and congressional relations, Pat advocated for federal funding for New York in the economic stimulus package, extended unemployment benefits, grant proposals, and youth training initiatives. While at the Department of Labor, Pat served as co-chair of the Disconnected Youth Work Group. She was also served a four-year term as a citywide elected member of the Albany Board of Education. Before moving to Albany in 1997, she served as Executive Director of the business-led Chicago Workforce Board, and spent over nine years in Washington, DC, in a number of capacities. Pat has also served as a consultant on education and workforce training issues for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute and the National Commission for Education and the Economy (NCEE). Pat has a master's in public administration from University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor's in political science from Northern Illinois University.
Director of International Policy, NYS Department of Economic Development VIEW MORE >>
Ms. Wilkie formulates strategies advancing New York's international economic development; analyzes and interprets macroeconomic, investment and trade policy developments; and advises senior management on international economic matters. She was also the Senior Legislative Budget Analyst on the Ways & Means Committee of the New York State Assembly. Prior to this, she was an adjunct professor at Sienna College, where she taught International Finance and International Economics courses, and responsible for Latin American marketing and administration for Mellon Bank. Ms. Wilkie received her B.A. from SUNY-Albany and her M.A. in European Politics and International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS.
Giles first joined Oxford Analytica in 1985 and has spent much of his career working with both the Advisory and Analysis practices.
He has been involved in a number of the company’s joint ventures, working with a range of partners from the New York Times to a cyber conflict analytics operation. Recent projects include coordinating production of a multi-country political risk index and developing an industry-specific country survey template to help a client plan its operational investments.
Director of the United Nations Alliance of CivilizationsVIEW MORE >>
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, a special project of the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, announced the appointment of Matthew Hodes as incoming Director effective on 1 February 2013. Mr. Hodes, who previously served with the United Nations in the 1990s at headquarters and in the field, brings with him extensive experience in peacemaking, peacekeeping and post-conflict nation building in the public and non-for-profit sectors.
From the early 1990’s until 2001, Hodes served the United Nations in multiple capacities, including providing policy and legal advice for the UNPROFOR leadership during the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. In 1995 he opened the first office in Sarajevo for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and returned to Sarajevo to focus on rebuilding the Bosnian judicial system for the Office of the High Representative of Bosnia from 1999–2001.
In 2001 Hodes went to work for The Carter Center. From 2003-2007 he was Director of the Conflict Resolution Program, where he advised former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter on matters relating to armed conflicts and political disputes, while leading the Center’s mediation and negotiation assistance activities around the world. In 2010, Mr. Hodes went on to serve as Director of Programs for Club de Madrid, where he focused on transformational leadership in transitional societies and equitable development policies. He has also worked as a private consultant, advising public sector and not-for-profit agencies.
Managing Director, Global Risk Analysis at Control RisksVIEW MORE >>
Michael Moran is Managing Director, Global Risk Analysis at Control Risks, and is based in the New York office. A foreign policy analyst, author and geo-strategist for investment banks and other institutions, he concentrates on macro risk and US energy, foreign policy and global economic matters. He is author of The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy and the Future of American Power, and co-author of the The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind Africa's Economic Revolution.
Before joining Control Risks, Michael served as head of thought leadership at the investment bank Renaissance Capital, focused primarily on global energy issues and oil and gas opportunities in frontier markets, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Before that, as a collaborator of Dr. Nouriel Roubini, Michael served as chief geo-strategist for Roubini Global Economics and helped launch the company’s product offering and digital strategy.
Before moving to financial services, Michael spent four years running digital strategy and editorial at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he launched CFR’s Crisis Guides series, which garnered three Emmy awards and numerous other honors. He was also a senior correspondent and ran international coverage for MSNBC.com; a London-based US affairs analyst for the BBC World Service; a Munich-based senior editor for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; and, in his early career, a reporter for the Associated Press and several newspapers.
Adviser on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism to the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF).VIEW MORE >>
Prior to working for CTITF, Tom previously served for three-and-a-half years as the Policy Director for Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Human Rights for Amnesty International USA, also acting as the movement’s observer at the Military Commissions hearings in Guantanamo. He also spent two years as Executive Director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center in New Haven, Connecticut and has worked extensively during the past seven years as a consultant on post-conflict justice projects in Darfur, Uganda, Iraq, Colombia, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia.
In 2003-2004 Tom was Head of the Coalition Provisional Authority’s Crimes against Humanity Investigation Unit in Baghdad, Iraq. He served four years in Bosnia and Kosovo as a war crimes investigator with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and six years as an Intelligence Officer in the British Security Service (MI5).
Tom has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on international terrorism in both Yale University’s Residential College Seminar Program, Bard College’s Globalization and International Affairs Program, and the National Defense University at Fort Bragg. He has also taught a graduate course on Terrorism and Human Rights at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is a member of the adjunct faculty of the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies (DIILS) and the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU).
David A. Andelman is the Editor and Publisher of World Policy Journal, the 32- year-old global magazine and website dealing with international affairs. He also serves as a member of the Board of Contributors of USA Today. Previously he served as an Executive Editor of Forbes, Business Editor of The New York Daily News, and for five years as news editor of Bloomberg News. He began his career as a domestic and foreign correspondent for The New York Times, serving in various posts in New York and Washington, as Southeast Asia bureau chief, based in Bangkok, then East European bureau chief, based in Belgrade. He then moved to CBS News where he spent seven years as Paris Correspondent, traveling through and reporting from 80 countries. He served for two years as Washington Correspondent for CNBC before moving to Bloomberg. He is the author of three books: The Peacemakers, published by Harper & Row; The Fourth World War, published by William Morrow, which he co-authored with the Count de Marenches, long-time head of French intelligence; and A Shattered Peace: Versailles, 1919 and the Price We Pay Today, published in November 2014 in a new Centennial Edition, with a Foreword by Sir Harold Evans. Mr. Andelman has written for such publications as Harpers, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs. He is a graduate of Harvard University with an A.B. degree in diplomatic history and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association, the Grolier Club, the National Press Club and is President-emeritus of the Overseas Press Club of America.
Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University; previously, lead environmental reporter for the New York Times VIEW MORE >>
Andrew Revkin is the senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for the Op-Ed section of The New York Times. He has spent three decades covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon rain forest to the changing conditions around the Arctic, from the troubled relationship of climate science and politics to the environmental impacts of rising human populations and resource appetites.
From 1995 through 2009, he covered the environment for The Times as a staff reporter. His quarter century of coverage of global warming has earned most of the major awards for science journalism along with the John Chancellor Award for sustained journalistic excellence from Columbia University. Revkin has been a pioneer in multimedia communication, blogging and shooting still and video imagery in far-flung places. Dot Earth was created under a John Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Revkin has also carried his journalism to a new generation in The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World, the first book on Arctic climate change written for the whole family. His other books are The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest, which was the basis for a much-lauded HBO film, and Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, which accompanied the first museum exhibition on climate change, at the American Museum of Natural History, in 1992.
At Pace, he teaches courses on blogging, environmental-science communication and documentary video with a focus on sustainable development. He has written three book chapters on communication and the environment and speaks to varied audiences around the world about the power of the Web to foster progress on a finite planet. Revkin lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and two sons. In spare moments, he is a performing songwriter who occasionally backs up Pete Seeger and plays in a twangy roots jam band, Breakneck Ridge.
Joel H. Rosenthal
President of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International AffairsVIEW MORE >>
Dr. Rosenthal is adjunct professor at New York University and chairman of the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) program in New York City. During his tenure as president of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, he has developed the Carnegie Ethics Studio, producing multimedia programs for television, radio, and web audiences worldwide. The Council has also established its Global Ethics Network of Fellows located in two dozen countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East. As a scholar and teacher, Rosenthal has focused on ethics in U.S. foreign policy, with special emphasis on issues of war and peace, human rights, and pluralism. Rosenthal's recent writing is a series of reflections on the moral dimensions of globalization, including essays on patriotism, the "global ethic," and the role of religion in democratic societies. Rosenthal received his Ph.D. from Yale University and B.A. from Harvard University. In addition to his ongoing teaching duties, he lectures frequently at universities and public venues across the United States and around the world.
U.S. Military Academy, West Point
Dr. Scott Silverstone
Professor (International Relations) at United States Military Academy at West Point VIEW MORE >>
Dr. Silverstone has been a professor of International Relations in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point since July 2001. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. In 1999-2000 he was on the international relations faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and was the Assistant Director of the Browne Center for International Politics. In 2000-2001 he was a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Dr. Silverstone's main areas of academic interest include international relations theory, international security, and American foreign policy. He is a research fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and is the author of Preventive War and American Democracy (Routledge Press, 2007) and Divided Union: The Politics of War in the Early American Republic (Cornell University Press, 2004). He is currently writing a book on preventive war and the rise of German power in the 1930s.
Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Price
Director, Combatting Terrorism Center, US Military AcademyVIEW MORE >>
Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Price is the Director of the Combating Terrorism Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a former aviator and current FA59 strategist who has served in a variety of command and staff positions in operational assignments to include deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Arts in International Relations from St. Mary’s University, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University. In addition to published work on the effects of leadership decapitation against terrorist organizations, his research interests include the organizational behavior of terrorist groups, counterterrorism policy, national security, and U.S. foreign policy. He has taught courses on international relations, foreign policy, and U.S. national security.
Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise InstituteVIEW MORE >>
Dan Blumenthal is the director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations. Mr. Blumenthal has both served in and advised the U.S. government on China issues for over a decade. From 2001 to 2004, he served as senior director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia at the Department of Defense. Additionally, he served as a commissioner on the congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission since 2006-2012, and held the position of vice chairman in 2007. He has also served on the Academic Advisory Board of the congressional U.S.-China Working Group. Mr. Blumenthal is the co-author of "An Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century" (AEI Press, November 2012).
Dr. Calingaert oversees Freedom House’s contributions to policy debate on democracy and human rights issues and outreach to the U.S. Congress, foreign governments, media, and Freedom House supporters. He previously supervised Freedom House’s civil society and media programs worldwide. He contributes frequently to policy and media discussions on democracy issues, including internet freedom, elections, authoritarian regimes, and democracy assistance. He also has taught at Georgetown University’s Master of Arts (M.A.) Program in Democracy and Governance, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and American University’s School of Public Affairs. Prior to joining Freedom House, Dr. Calingaert was Associate Director of American University’s Center for Democracy and Election Management and Associate Director of the Commission on Federal Election Reform, which was co-chaired by Jimmy Carter and James A. Baker, III. He served as Director for Asia and as Deputy Director for Eastern Europe at the International Republican Institute (IRI), where he designed and managed a wide range of democracy promotion programs. These programs strengthened civil society, parliaments, governance, political parties, and elections in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Calingaert began his career as a researcher at the RAND Corporation and later directed programs for the Civic Education Project to reform social science education at universities across Eastern Europe and Eurasia. He graduated with highest honors in International Relations from Tufts University and earned his M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford University.
At 17, Chris enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC Commission at nearby Siena College. The first in his family to go to college, Chris graduated magna cum laude with a BA in History. He later earned an MPA and PhD in Government from Cornell University and is the author of Securing the State, a book on national security decision-making published in 2008. Over the course of his 24-year Army career, Chris rose to the rank of Colonel and deployed seven times. This included four combat tours to Iraq, and separate deployments to Kosovo, the Southwestern US for a counter-drug operation, and to Haiti where he commanded the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) during the opening month of that humanitarian relief operation. Chris earned two Legions of Merit, four Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star, the Master Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab. Other key assignments included tours teaching American Politics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, serving as a Congressional Fellow with US Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA), the Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and completing a Hoover National Security Affairs Fellowship at Stanford University. Chris was also the Distinguished Honor Graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. After retiring from the Army in 2010, Chris and his family returned home to Kinderhook and now live around the corner from where he grew up and his mom still lives. He was elected to represent the 20th Congressional District in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 to represent the 19th Congressional District. In Congress, Chris serves on the House Armed Services Committee (Subcommittees: Tactical Air and Land Forces; Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Military Personnel), the House Agriculture Committee (Subcommittees: General Farm Commodities and Risk Management; Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit), and the Republican Policy Committee.
Theodore joined AMIDEAST in 2003 as President and CEO. AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.
From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Kattouf served in Baghdad as Deputy Chief of Mission. He then served in Sanaa, one year as Deputy Chief of Mission, and one year as Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Mr. Kattouf returned to the United States in 1988 to serve as Deputy Director and subsequently Director of the Office of Lebanon, Jordan and Syrian Affairs. In 1992, he returned overseas, first as Deputy Chief of Mission in Damascus, then as Deputy Chief of Mission in Riyadh, where he served from 1995 to 1998. President Clinton nominated Mr. Kattouf as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and was confirmed by the Senate in September 1998. He was then nominated by President Bush as Ambassador to Syria and confirmed by the Senate in August 2001.
Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Former President of the World Bank, Dean of SAIS, Ambassador to Indonesia & U.S. Deputy Secretary of DefenseVIEW MORE >>
Paul Wolfowitz spent more than three decades in public service and higher education. Most recently, he served as president of the World Bank and deputy secretary of defense. As ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Wolfowitz became known for his advocacy of reform and political openness and for his interest in development issues, which dates back to his doctoral dissertation on water desalination in the Middle East. At AEI, Mr. Wolfowitz works on development issues. He spent more than three decades as a public servant, ambassador and educator, including 24 years in government service under seven U.S. presidents. From 1994-2001, he served as Dean and Professor of International Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). Earlier, he taught political science at Yale University. Mr. Wolfowitz has written widely on foreign policy, diplomacy and national security, and was a member of the advisory board of Foreign Affairs. In government, Mr. Wolfowitz served three years under Secretary of State George Shultz as Ambassador to Indonesia, the largest country in the Muslim world. As Deputy Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001-2005, Mr. Wolfowitz's responsibilities included oversight of the budget process as well as development of policy to respond to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Mr. Wolfowitz majored in Mathematics at Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY, and earned a Ph.D in Political Science at the University of Chicago.