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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.