Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows

 

 

Julius E. ColesJulius E. Coleshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=10http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/10/Julius E. Coles.jpgDirector, Office of Global Education and Andrew Young Center for International Affairs, Morehouse CollegeJulius E. Coles is the director of Morehouse College's Andrew Young Center for International Affairs, a position he also held from 1997 to 2002. Before assuming this position, he served as president of Africare until 2009. Most of Coles' career has been spent as a senior official with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). While with USAID, Coles was mission director in Swaziland and Senegal and served in Vietnam, Morocco, Liberia, Nepal and Washington, DC. He earned a BA from Morehouse College and a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University. He has also studied at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, the U.S. Department of State Foreign Institute's Senior Seminar, the Federal Executive Institute, and Institut de Français. Coles retired from the U.S. Government's Foreign Service in 1994 with the rank of Career Minister. He has received numerous awards including the James Madison Medal from Princeton University (2007), Morehouse College National Alumnus of the Year (2006), Amistad Achievement Award (2003), Distinguished Career Service Award (1995), and Presidential Meritorious Service Award (1983–1986), and he was decorated by president Abdou Diouf of Senegal as Commander in the Order of the Lion (1994).International Affairs;HealthThe African food crisis; African prospects in the new millennium; prospects for reconstruction in Liberia; Africa and the diaspora bridging the gap for sustainable development; Africa's development and the millennium challenge account; the American college student vs. globalization.
Robert ShetterlyRobert Shetterlyhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=100http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/100/Robert Shetterly.jpgPainter; illustrator; activist​​Robert Shetterly taught himself drawing, printmaking, and painting after attending Harvard University. For twelve years he illustrated the editorial page drawings for the <em>Maine Times</em>, the <em>National Audubon</em>'s children's newspaper <em>Audubon Adventures</em>, and more than 30 books. Now, his paintings and prints are in collections all over the U.S. and Europe. A collection of his drawings and etchings, <em>Speaking Fire at Stones</em>, was published in 1993 with poems written in response to them by William Carpenter. He is well known for his series of 70 painted etchings in response to William Blake's <em>Proverbs of Hell</em> and for another series of 50 painted etchings reflecting on the metaphor of the Annunciation. His painting has tended toward the narrative and the surreal, and he has not been, until 2002, a portrait painter. For over 17 years he has been painting the series of portraits, numbering now over 240, called <em>Americans Who Tell the Truth</em>. The show has been traveling around the country for over 15 years. Venues, across more than 30 states, have included everything from university museums and grade school libraries to sandwich shops and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. In 2018, Syracuse University exhibited the entire collection which was the first time all the portraits have been seen together. A book of portraits by the same name was published in 2005 and in 2006 won the top award of the International Reading Association for Intermediate Non-fiction. The portraits have given him an opportunity to speak with children and adults all over this country about the necessity of dissent in a democracy, the obligations of citizenship, sustainability, U.S. history, and how democracy cannot function if politicians do not tell the truth and the media do not report it. He has also engaged in a wide variety of political and humanitarian work with many of the people whose portraits he has painted. In the spring of 2007, he traveled to Rwanda to work in a village of survivors of the 1994 genocide. Much of his current work focuses on honoring and working with the activists trying to bring an end to the terrible practice of Mountaintop Removal by coal companies in Appalachia. Since 1990, he has been President of the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) and producer of the UMVA’s Maine Masters Project, an on-going series of video documentaries about Maine artists. The Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits can be seen at <a href="http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/" target="_blank">www.americanswhotellthetruth.org</a>. His essays about his work are also available there.Art;Politics and GovernmentThe necessity of dissent in the maintenance of democracy; the obligations of citizenship; what are the contradictions between idealism and politics, truth telling, and compromise?; do we have a free press?; workshop in self-portraiture
Caitlin ShetterlyCaitlin Shetterlyhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=101http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/101/Shetterly, C web.jpgAuthor, Journalist<p>Caitlin Shetterly is the author of<em> Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future</em> (Putnam, 2016) which won the Maine Literary Award for Best Nonfiction of 2016, was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Publisher's Weekly, and a Top Pick of 2016 by Goop; <em>Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke and Finding Home</em> (Voice, 2011); and the Indie bestseller <em>Fault Lines: Stories of Divorce</em> (Putnam Berkely Group, 2001). Shetterly writes regularly for <em>The New York Times</em> and her work has been featured in <em>The New York Times Magazine</em>, <em>Elle</em>, <em>Self</em>, <em>DownEast</em>, and on websites of Oprah.com, CNN.com and Medium.com. She has been a regular contributor to NPR and PRI with stories on Weekend Edition, Morning Edition,This American Life, Studio 360 and various other public radio shows. From 2003-2007, Caitlin wrote the dating column for the <em>Portland Phoenix</em>. Shetterly lives with her two sons, husband, cat and rabbit in Maine. She is currently at work on a novel set in her home state and a book of poems. <br></p>Media/Journalism;WritingThe art of navel gazing the popularity and power of memoir writing; hard stories why we tell them, why we need them; the death of the American dream the changing meaning of those three powerful words and how America has changed along with them; women in the recession more women are supporting their families than ever before in American history. How does this change gender roles and expectations? How does this affect marriages and children?; the problem with stuff how to live and eat simply (and locally) during tough times, and the gifts you receive along the way; the difference between telling story for public radio and writing a book how the two media influence and shape each other and the storyteller
Susan ShawSusan Shawhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=102http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/102/Susan Shaw.jpgScientist; author; activist​Susan Shaw is a marine toxicologist, author, explorer, and founder/director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute, now named the Shaw Institute in her honor. A Fulbright Scholar with dual degrees from Columbia University in film and public health/environmental toxicology, Shaw was commissioned by Ansel Adams in 1980 to write <em>Overexposure</em>, the first book on the health hazards of photographic chemicals. For the past two decades, Shaw has conducted pioneering research documenting the effects of hundreds of human-made chemicals in the ocean environment. She is credited as the first scientist to show that flame retardant chemicals used in consumer products have contaminated marine mammals and commercially important fish stocks in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. Her findings have influenced policies banning toxic flame retardant chemicals nation-wide. She serves on the International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP), a select group of scientists advising policymakers on the management of toxic chemicals and polluting industries in developed and developing countries. An outspoken and influential voice on ocean pollution, Shaw dove in the Gulf of Mexico oil slick in May 2010 and observed first-hand how oil and dispersants affect life in the water column. The experience prompted her to launch an independent investigation of toxic impacts on the food web. Recently, Shaw joined the elite Strategic Sciences Working Group (SSWG), the U.S. Department of Interior’s interdisciplinary team of scientists from federal, academic, and non-governmental organizations charged with developing a science-based assessment with recommendations for action to accelerate a sustainable recovery for the ecosystems, economy, and people of the Gulf of Mexico. Shaw was most recently recognized by <em>MORE</em> magazine's 2nd Annual Noisemaker Awards as one of 11 women who were "voices to be reckoned with" in 2010. Shaw was tapped "for warning America that the 'cure' for the oil disaster in the Gulf may be worse than the spill."Environment;Health;Science and TechnologyOur imperiled gulf a marine toxicologist’s perspective on the deepwater horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; oceans in crisis emerging health risks, possible solutions; toxic secrets, toxic seas the fate of chemicals in a changing climate; ocean pollution health effects of emerging environmental contaminants; status and trends of persistent organic pollutants in marine mammals and fish from the northwest Atlantic; life on the ledge the uncertain future of the harbor seal.
David K. ShiplerDavid K. Shiplerhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=103http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/103/David K. Shipler.jpgAuthor; former Foreign Correspondent, The New York Times​David K. Shipler worked for the <em>New York Times</em> from 1966 to 1988, reporting from New York, Saigon, Moscow, and Jerusalem before serving as chief diplomatic correspondent in Washington, DC. He shared a George Polk Award for his coverage of the 1982 war in Lebanon and was executive producer, writer, and narrator of two PBS documentaries on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one of which won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. He is the author of seven books: <em>Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams</em>; <em>Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land</em> (which won a Pulitzer Prize); <em>A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America</em>; <em>The Working Poor: Invisible in America</em>; <em>The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties</em>; and most recently published, <em>Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America</em>; and most recently published, <em>Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword</em>. He has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a trustee of Dartmouth College, chair of the Pulitzer jury on general nonfiction, and a writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California. He has taught at Darthmouth, Princeton, and American Universities. Diversity and Gender;International Affairs;Media/Journalism;Writing Black-white relations and racial stereotyping in the U.S.; poverty in America; U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Russia; Vietnam; civil liberties; criminal justice; freedom of speech; the state of journalism; the writing process.
Anil Singh-MolaresAnil Singh-Molareshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=104http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/104/Anil Singh-Molares.jpgSpirituality expert; former Microsoft executive; philanthropistBorn in Holland and raised in Europe and the United States, Anil Singh-Molares is a global citizen, businessperson, and an ordained Zen priest. Fluent in Spanish, French, and English, he is a citizen of both the United States and Spain. He currently serves as executive director of Spiritual Directors International (SDI) based in Bellevue, Washington. With almost thirty years of experience, SDI works to promote the interests of its members worldwide, and to inspire and connect seekers with spiritual guidance. SDI's inclusive global community comprises about 7,000 members, and spans spiritual directors, seekers, ministers, students, theology and rabbinical school faculty and students, health care providers, chaplains, social workers, mental health providers, life coaches, mindfulness trainers, mindful lawyers, social justice workers, psychologists, psychotherapists, and peacemakers, among others. SDI’s three main areas of focus are communicating the value of spiritual direction, nurturing the spiritual direction community, and advancing spiritual companionship through collaboration with others. Drawing on his liberal arts education, cross-cultural upbringing, and managerial skills, Singh-Molares advanced during 1991-2003 from managing a Microsoft foreign language team to overseeing all internationalization vendor relations for the company. Winner of the Microsoft Achievement award, he negotiated all contracts related to internationalization vendors, giving him a deep understanding of international business as well as the pros and cons of outsourcing. Since leaving the software giant, he has shifted his focus from the business realm. In addition to his work at SDI, he was the founder of two non-profits, the Preeclampsia Foundation and the Compassionate Action Network (now merged with the Charter for Compassion International). In his spare time, he loves to cook and plays Flamenco guitar.​​Business and Finance;Health;International Affairs;Science and TechnologyThe liberal arts and a career in business; citizenship and cosmopolitanism; globalization (ideals and realities); the balanced individual professional and personal values; pros and cons of outsourcing; philosophy and a life in business; immigration and identity; the entrepreneur and the corporate executive; philanthropy; personal and corporate transformation.
Stanley R. SloanStanley R. Sloanhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=105http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/105/Sloan 2019.jpgIndependent writer; lecturer​Stanley Sloan serves as a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States, and a visiting scholar in political science at Middlebury College where he has taught courses in Middlebury’s winter term for the past 14 years. His most recent book,<em> Transatlantic Traumas: Has Illiberalism Brought the West to the Brink of Collapse?</em> was published in March 2018. It follows on the heels of his 2016 book, <em>Defense of the West: NATO, the European Union and the Transatlantic Bargain</em>. He regularly lectures on transatlantic relations at the NATO College in Rome, Italy. Sloan began his 30-year career in public service with the CIA and then worked as a senior specialist for the Congressional Research Service on international security policy. For more than two decades he was a leading expert for Congress on NATO and transatlantic relations. He has authored dozens of Congressional research service reports, journal articles, intelligence estimates and reports, and opinion editorials. International Affairs;Media/Journalism;Politics and Government;Writing External threats posed by Russia and the Islamic State; Illiberal political parties and movements; the future of liberal democracy; transatlantic political and security relations; NATO; Congress and foreign policy; careers in foreign policy
Toby SmithToby Smithhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=106http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/106/Toby Smith.jpgSports journalist; author​Toby Smith is a journalist whose work has concentrated primarily on sports, particularly its attendant controversies. Smith has been a sports editor and freelance contributor to major publications, including <em>Sports Illustrated</em>, <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>Chicago Tribune</em> and the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>. He has covered events such as the Davis Cup (tennis), the World Cup (soccer), and the Super Bowl. He has written ten books of nonfiction, some of which have focused on sports, the latest of which is "BUSH LEAGUE BOYS: The Postwar Legends of Baseball in the American Southwest," published in 2014. He also wrote "LITTLE GRAY MEN," which explores the goofiness of flying saucer fanatics. Smith has been interviewed on ESPN Classic, PBS, and the National Geographic Channel. He was twice named a Fulbright scholar to Romania where he created the first course in sports writing. He has worked in Seoul, London, Armenia, Albuquerque, and Connecticut. He has taught at Ohio State, University of New Mexico, Wesleyan University and other national and international institutions.Media/Journalism;WritingSports in American culture; UFOs, Roswell, and the whole enchilada why this spaceship stuff just will not go away; writing on what you know best; race in America—in particular Jack Johnson, the first black man to hold the world heavyweight boxing championship; how to get a job in the sports field
Franklin (Chuck) SpinneyFranklin (Chuck) Spinneyhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=107http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/107/Franklin Spinney.jpgRetired Engineer and Analyst, Office of the Secretary of Defense​Spinney retired in 2003 from the Defense Department after 33 years of service—eight as an Air Force officer and 25 as a civilian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.   He became famous in the early 1980s for what became known as the “Spinney Report," which criticized the reckless pursuit of costly complex weapon systems by the Pentagon, with deliberate disregard to their budgetary consequences. Despite attempts by his superiors to bury his controversial work, it eventually was exposed during a United States Senate Budget Committee on Defense hearing, which though scheduled to go unnoticed, made the cover of <em>Time </em>magazine on March 7, 1983. When he retired from the Pentagon after 33 years, his retirement interview with Bill Moyers won an Emmy for being the best news magazine show of 2003.  He also appeared in two award winning documentary movies: <em>Why We Fight</em> (2005) and <em>Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn</em> (2019).  After retirement, Chuck and his wife Alison moved aboard a small sailboat, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and spent 10 years exploring the Mediterranean Sea, before returning to the United States in 2015. He has written over 200 op-eds that appeared occasionally in the mainstream media (including the <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>Newsday</em>, and regional papers) as well as the web-based media spanning the political spectrum from the <em>American Conservative</em> on the right to <em>Counterpunch</em> on the left.  His website, The Blaster: Comments on Politics, Foreign Policy, and Defense, contains many of his reports and writings and can be found at <a href="http://chuckspinney.blogspot.com/">http://chuckspinney.blogspot.com</a>.International Affairs;Politics and GovernmentDefense and foreign policy—the political economy of defense spending and why that spending is out of control; how the domestic politics of defense distorts foreign policy and weakens the military; domestic politics and the origins of the new cold war; the militarization of American foreign policy; the central role of water in the Arab/Israeli disputes.
Eric StangeEric Stangehttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=109http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/109/Eric Stange.jpgDocumentary filmmaker; Executive Producer and Director, Spy Pond Productions​Eric Stange is a documentary filmmaker who specializes in historical subjects, and new media forms of documentary storytelling. His films have appeared on PBS, The Discovery Channel, the National Geographic channel, and the BBC. Most recently, he completed <em>The Man Who Made Government Work</em>, about James A. Baker, former Secretary of State in the George H. W. Bush administration. The film explores the end of the Cold War, the changing nature of U.S. power, and the roles of negotiation and compromise in effecting policy change. Previous films for PBS include <em>The Wall and After The Wall</em> about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany; <em>The War That Made America</em>, about the French and Indian War; and <em>Murder At Harvard</em>, an analysis of historical inquiry through a real murder story. His work in new media includes co-producing an award-winning iPhone app walking tour of historic Boston based on one of his films, among other projects for mobile media. He specializes in both short and long format pieces that combine rigorous research with innovative visualization techniques and imaginative storytelling. Stange was a fellow at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, where he developed a mini-series, Picturing the Past, about forms of historical representation. He is member of the board of Common-Place, an academic web site for studies in early American history, and writes a column for American Heritage magazine on history and new media. See also <a href="http://www.spypondproductions.com/" target="_blank">www.spypondproductions.com</a>.The filmmaking process and the television profession; media literacy and genre-blurring in our TV-dominated culture; historical literacy; analysis of non-fiction television; careers in media; documentary production; art in film and documentaries
Mary TaborMary Taborhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=110http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/110/Mary Tabor.jpgAuthor; former public affairs director, American Petroleum Institute​Mary Tabor published her first book of fiction at age 60 after a 16-year career in corporate America, a senior executive, director of public affairs writing for the oil industry. She was a high school English teacher who joined the business world, then made a transition from the business world to the creative world, leaving her corporate job when she was 50 to earn an MFA degree in Creative Writing. Her book, <em>The Woman Who Never Cooked</em>, won Mid-List Press’s First Series Award. Ms. Tabor’s experience spans the worlds of journalism, business, education and fiction writing. She teaches fiction writing at George Washington University and the Smithsonian’s Campus-on-the-Mall, and she works with the Washington, DC, library to reach less-privileged populations on how to begin writing.Business and Finance;WritingThe craft and invention of fiction writing; bridging the gap from business and politics to the creative world; establishing a foundation for attaining life-long career goals based on a liberal arts education
Amber TamblynAmber Tamblynhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=111http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/111/Amber Tamblyn.jpgActor and author​Amber Tamblyn has been a versatile actress and author since the age of 11. Her first professional appearance was on <em>General Hospital</em>, at the age of 11 and she was the title character in CBS’s <em>Joan of Arcadia</em> and also starred on <em>House M.D.</em> Her film credits include <em>The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants</em>, <em>Spring Breakdown</em>, <em>127 Hours</em>, and <em>The Ring</em>. Her acting has garnered numerous awards, including a Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for Best Actress in a Daytime Series two years in a row and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Actress in a Drama Series. In 2014, Tamblyn directed her first feature film, an adaptation of Janet Finch’s novel, <em>Paint in Black</em>. Tamblyn is the co-founder of the nonprofit Write Now Poetry, which works to build an audience for unique poetry events, and she curates an annual poetry series at the Getty Museum. As with her acting, Tamblyn began writing at a young age. Her first poem was published in <em>The San Francisco Chronicle</em> when she was 12. She has gone on to publish numerous volumes of poetry and prose, including <em>Free Stallion</em>, the Borders Cook Choice Award for Breakout Writing. Her latest book, <em>Dark Sparkler</em>, is an intimate look at the lives and deaths of 30 child star actresses.Art;Writing;Nonprofit OrganizationsHollyweird—entertainment business realities, successes, pitfalls, hardships, and discoveries; how to find your own creative voice as a writer; how to be a better and braver writer; poetry workshops on personal storytelling; how to get published; how to accept rejection as a creative professional
Nancy E. TateNancy E. Tatehttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=112http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/112/Nancy E. Tate.jpgCo-chair, 2020 Former Women’s Vote Centennial InitiativeSince 2015, Nancy Tate has served as the co-chair of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, an information sharing collaborative focused on commemorating the 100th anniversary of women winning the Constitutional right to vote.In this capacity she works with numerous organizations and museums, and is also on the board of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial.From 2000 to 2015, she served as the executive director of the League of Women Voters of the United States, the only successor to the women’s suffrage movement.The League is a nonpartisan organization encouraging informed and active citizen participation in federal, state and local government, and operates in all states and over 700 local communities. Before accepting the top staff position at the League, Tate was the chief operating officer of the National Academy of Public Administration, an independent, nonprofit organization working to improve the effectiveness of government at all levels. Previously she served as a senior director in a management consulting firm, after working in the federal Department of Energy, Department of Education, and Office of Economic Opportunity. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of George Washington University’s School of Public Policy and Public Administration and as a citizen representative on the Audit Commission of Arlington County, VA. Tate has a BA in political science from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in public administration from The George Washington University.Diversity and Gender;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government The women’s suffrage struggle and its relevance today; the U.S. election system – and possible reforms.
Kathleen Kennedy TownsendKathleen Kennedy Townsendhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=113http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/113/Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.jpgFormer Lt. Governor of Maryland, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney GeneralKathleen Kennedy Townsend is director of retirement security at the Economic Policy Institute, and currently serves as a research professor at Georgetown University, where she founded the Center for Retirement Initiatives. She has also served as chair of the Governor’s Retirement Security Task Force for the State of Maryland. As the State of Maryland’s first woman lieutenant governor, from 1995 to 2003, Townsend was in charge of a multimillion dollar budget and had oversight of several major cabinet departments. Prior to being elected lieutenant governor, Townsend served as deputy assistant attorney general of the United States. Townsend has taught foreign policy at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland. She founded the Maryland Student Service Alliance, making Maryland the first and still only state to make community service a requirement for high school graduation. An honors graduate of Harvard University, Townsend received her law degree from the University of New Mexico where she was a member of the law review. She has received 14 honorary degrees. Townsend’s book, <em>Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches Mixed God with Politics and Lost Their Way</em>, was published by Warner Books in 2007. She has appeared on <em>Meet the Press</em>, <em>The Colbert Report</em>, <em>Larry King Live</em>, and <em>On the Record with Greta Van Susteran</em>. She is the eldest child of U.S. Senator and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy.Women taking power seriously; the pursuit of happiness volunteerism and service; the human factor poverty and global climate change; progress and possibility in Africa; failing America’s faithful religion’s role in politics, public policy conundrums in an off economy
Clyde TuggleClyde Tugglehttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=114http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/114/Clyde Tuggle.jpgSenior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer, The Coca-Cola Company​​Clyde Tuggle joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1989 in the corporate issues communications department. During his 23 years with the company, Tuggle served in numerous capacities as a senior executive in Atlanta and Europe. After returning to Atlanta in 2000, he became president of the Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus business unit in 2005. He assumed his current position as senior vice president, global public affairs and communications in 2009, reporting directly to the chair and CEO. He has been instrumental in driving Coca-Cola’s social media strategy and implementation in response to the new media that have unfolded during the past decade. Tuggle is a trustee of the Georgia Research Alliance and serves on the board of directors for the U.S.-Russia Business Council and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has received distinctions such as being named to <em>PR Week</em>’s “Power List” and the <em>Holmes Report</em>’s “100 Most Important In-House Communicators in the World.”Business and Finance;International AffairsRussia an insider’s view of one of the world’s most complex markets; the new frontier finding growth in emerging and developed markets; just getting started Coca-Cola’s next 125 years; building sustainable communities and growth companies
Mercedes TunstallMercedes Tunstallhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=115http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/115/Mercedes Tunstall.jpgLawyer, Cybersecurity Expert​Mercedes Kelley Tunstall is a partner at Ballard Spahr, where she is practice leader of the privacy and data security group and member of the mortgage, bank regulatory, and software and business design patent groups. A graduate of DePauw University with an undergraduate degree in music, Tunstall went on to get her JD from University of Michigan Law School. She made her mark as a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Comission, where she investigated and litigated the commission’s first internet hijacking case, among other early Internet fraud matters. Tunstall also served as in-house attorney for Bank of America, where she oversaw e-commerence, and at HSBC, where she managed consumer financial services litigation. In her role at Ballard Spahr, Tunstall works with clients to develop new financial products and services, including mobile wallets and virtual currencies. This intersection of technology, customer protection, and regulatory and privacy concerns is an increasing public concern. She has testified before two subcommittees of the U.S. Senate on the legality of the virtual currency bitcoin.Business and Finance;Law;New Media;Politics and Government;Science and TechnologyCybersecurity and the critical infrastructure; privacy for consumers; financial regulation; virtual currency and financial innovation; women in law and banking
Stephen G. VetterStephen G. Vetterhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=116http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/116/Stephen Vetter.jpgExecutive Director, TessaMaes Foundation, and former President, Partners of the AmericasStephen G. Vetter is executive director of the TesseMaes Foundation, which was created in 2017 to improve access to healthy foods and life-practices. The Foundation’s signature initiative is “Crop Circles,” a national campaign designed to address the national “food desert” challenge through solution-based partnerships that bring together food distributors, food growers, and all types of non-profit organizations concerned with bringing meaningful change to those in need of healthy nutrition. Prior to his work at TesseMaes, Vetter served as president and CEO of Partners of the Americas (Partners), an international non-profit that was created by President John F. Kennedy under the Alliance for Progress. In his work with Partners, he developed a partnership with the White House, U.S. Department of State and NAFSA: Association of International Educators to implement President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative to provide access to higher education in the hemisphere. Vetter previously held a number of executive-level positions at the Inter-American Foundation and served as the president and CEO of Eureka Communities, a nonprofit leadership program that provided fellowship support to inner city leaders working to improve the life conditions of children and families living in poverty. With over 35 years of experience in international and domestic development, Vetter offers a rich background in international voluntary service, grassroots community leadership, and developing public-private partnerships to reduce poverty and improve the economic and social development of disadvantaged populations. He has served on a number of philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate boards and committees. He served as a member of the steering committee of the Council on Foundation's "Philanthropy Along the Border" initiative, on the White House’s "Summit of the America's Civil Society Task Force," as an Observer to the Central American Peace Initiative in Sweden and El Salvador and as an advisory council member on the Board of Yankelovitch Partners Inc., a market research firm serving the Fortune 500 companies. Vetter has also served on the boards of Aid to Artisans, The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and on the Ford Foundation’s Committee on Social Justice Philanthropy. He recently served on the Advisory Board of the 911 Fund, The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy and on the board of the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance. He earned both his MA and BA n Economics from Ohio University. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.Business and Finance;Education/Youth;International Affairs;Politics and Government;Nonprofit OrganizationsThe importance of service learning for students; the power of volunteers in a global society; the loss of social trust and what it means for the new citizen; global environmental change and local responses—what you can do; youth leadership issues; the importance of a liberal education in a conservative world; healthy food access and food "deserts"
Rodney BentRodney Benthttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=12http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/12/Rodney Bent.jpgInternational Affairs SpecialistRodney Bent was most recently director of the United Nations secretary-general’s office in Washington. Prior to that, he was a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of State and Booz Allen Hamilton. Bent was deputy chief executive officer and acting CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent U.S. foreign aid agency, from 2006 to 2009. Before his time at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, he was a professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives’ appropriations committee, working on various international affairs issues, including assistance to the Middle East and responses to the Asian tsunami. From 2003 to 2004, Bent served as senior advisor to the Iraqi ministry of finance and the Iraqi ministry of planning for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. For his work in Iraq, he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. Bent spent 20 years at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where his final position was deputy associate director for the international affairs division. He also served as assistant vice president in project finance at Bankers Trust Company and an international economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As a member of the senior executive service at OMB, he was awarded a Presidential Rank Award as a Distinguished Executive in 2001 and a Presidential Rank Award as a Meritorious Executive in 1997. Bent earned an MBA from Cornell University, an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an AB in history from Cornell University.Business and Finance;International Affairs;Politics and GovernmentU.S. foreign assistance—beyond good intentions; the alphabet soup of U.S. agencies for international development; how to help low-income countries help themselves; the United Nations—essential yet flawed; sustainable development goals; the federal budget—resources are policy; the occupation of Iraq—planning for the wrong things.
Robert WienerRobert Wienerhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=120http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/120/Robert Wiener.jpgExecutive Director, California Coalition for Rural Housing Project​Robert Wiener is the founder and Director of the California Coalition for Rural Housing Project (CCRH), which has been the leading voice in California for the production and preservation of affordable rural housing since 1981. Under his leadership, CCRH has successfully lobbied for millions of dollars in state housing assistance, benefiting farm workers, first-time homebuyers, the elderly and disabled, and large families living in rural and urbanizing communities. Before forming CCRH, Dr. Wiener worked with community development groups in Alaska, Oregon, and California. He is a member of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning and the National Rural Housing Coalition, and he sits on the board of the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. He is the author and co-editor of <em>Housing in Rural America: Building Affordable and Inclusive Communities</em> and has published articles on housing issues in trade magazines and books.Business and Finance;Education/Youth;Environment;Health;Politics and Government;Urban and Regional PlanningHistory of the federal housing program; housing and social policy; housing and poverty in rural America; residential segregation and discrimination; community development; how to start, sustain, and administer nonprofit organizations
Helen WhitneyHelen Whitneyhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=122http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/122/Helen Whitney.jpgProducer, director, and writer Helen Whitney is an accomplished documentary and feature filmmaker. Her work has garnered many awards, among them: The Emmy, the Peabody, an Oscar nomination, The DuPont Columbia Journalism Award, The Humanitas Award, and the Edward R. Murrow award for Excellence in Journalism. Her most recent film is a two-hour documentary called<em> Into The Night: Portraits of Life and Death</em>. The film, which debuted at Austin Film Festival 2017 and was broadcasted on PBS, is now streaming on Hulu. Whitney’s work reflects her lifelong interest in the spiritual landscape and an equally passionate interest in the lives of outsiders. Her hour-long specials explored the lives of McCarthy Era victims, the mentally ill, gang members, Trappist monks, and the photographer Richard Avedon. Her later and longer films include: the four hour PBS Frontline series, <em>The Mormons</em>; her three hour Frontline production about John Paul II, <em>T</em><em>he Millennial Pope</em>; the two hour PBS special about 9/11 <em>Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero</em>; the three hour PBS series about forgiveness, <em>A Time to Love and a Time to Hate</em>. Earlier in her career, she wrote and directed a number of dramatic features for television, and has worked with a range of actors including Estelle Parsons, Austin Pendleton, Blair Brown, David Strathairn, Lindsay Crouse. Whitney has been invited to speak and present her films at universities, churches, seminaries, and museums. Among them: Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Berkely, Pomona, The National Cathedral, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She has presented endowed lectures at Boston University, Yale Divinity School, and at the Memorial Church at Harvard University. She was selected to be the William Belden Noble lecturer, following such illustrious former lecturers as Paul Tillich, Harvey Cox, and Marilyn Robinson. Most recently, she has been traveling to cities across the country presenting <em>Into The Night</em> to packed audiences of millennials and baby boomers. Both generations seem to be craving a greater openness about death and dying. The death positive movement represents a shift in the culture and mortality-themed courses are now seen in high and college curriculums. She is a long serving CIC Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and enjoys her visits to small private colleges around the country.Art;Politics and GovernmentDocumentary and dramatic filmmaking; narrative screenwriting; interviewing techniques; casting; archival research; illumining spiritual themes; storytelling in the digital age; journalistic ethics; mortality; faith; religious history; the Death Positive movement; forgiveness in the personal and political realm; the challenges of creating a legacy career working as a woman in a male-dominated industry
Don WinkelmannDon Winkelmannhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=123http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/123/Don Winkelmann.jpgFormer Chairman, Technical Advisory Committee, Consultative Group on International Agricultural ResearchAfter teaching economics at Iowa State University, Don Winkelmann worked in developing countries for 30 years, forging ties among agriculture’s academic, private, and public sectors. From 1972 to 1985 he headed the Economics Program of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico, which focuses on developing improved technologies for maize and wheat farmers in developing countries. He then headed the Center until 1995, when he became Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee of the CGIAR, which aims to alleviate poverty and protect the environment in developing countries through improved agricultural technologies. He holds honorary doctorates from Punjab Agricultural University (India) and El Colegio de Postgraduados (Mexico). In 1994 he received the Condecoración del Aguila Azteca, Mexico’s award to foreigners. He is active in Santa Fe’s civil society, in particular its Council on International Relations and its International Folk Art Market.Business and Finance;Environment;Health;International Affairs;Science and Technology;Politics and GovernmentMediating poverty in developing countries through sustainable agriculture; agriculture’s effects on the environment—managing better from Kansas to Kenya; genetically modified organisms—poverty, ethics, and recognizing potentials and trade-offs; globalization and the rural poor—upsides and downsides; immigration—winners and losers
Kenneth YalowitzKenneth Yalowitzhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=125http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/125/Kenneth Yalowitz.jpgFormer U.S. Ambassador to Belarus and GeorgiaDuring his 36 year career in the United States Foreign Service, Kenneth Yalowitz served twice as Ambassador, first to Belarus in 1994-97, and then to Georgia from 1998-2001. He also served in Moscow (twice), The Hague, and the U.S. Mission to NATO. His domestic assignments included: the Arms Control Agency, Deputy Director for Economics of the Office of Soviet Union Affairs, and Congressional Foreign Affairs Fellow. He won the State Department’s Superior Honor Award for his coordination of the interagency U.S. response to the 1983 Soviet shooting down of KAL flight 007. As Ambassador to Georgia, he received the State Department’s Frasure Award in recognition of his efforts to prevent the spread of the Chechen war into Georgia. After his retirement in 2001, Ambassador Yalowitz served for nine years as director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College where he was also a member of the Institutional Review Board. He directed the MA Program in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University from 2015 until retiring in July, 2018. He is adjunct professor at Georgetown and the Stanford University in Washington Program and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Currently, he is the Cyrus Vance Visiting Scholar at Mount Holyoke College. He was elected as a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Council on Foreign Relations. International Affairs;Law;Politics and Government Russia’s relations and conflicts with its neighbors; security implications of climate change; prospects for U.S.-Russia cooperation in the Arctic; conflict prevention and resolution; and US foreign policy and the conduct of diplomacy
Walter P. BlassWalter P. Blasshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=127http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/127/Walter Blass.jpgBusiness Executive, International Affairs Expert​​​Walter Blass served as assistant Laos desk officer in the U.S. foreign aid program and a Navy officer before a 25 year career at AT&T ending as director of strategic planning. During his tenure at AT&T he took a leave of absence to serve two years as Afghanistan director for the Peace Corps, as well as to serve as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow to ten colleges and universities. After his service at AT&T, he served as professor in the MBA program at Fordham University and as a visiting professor at various international institutions including in France, Singapore, Mexico, and Russia. Blass served for 41 years as a trustee of Guilford College in Greensboro. His interests include globalization, immigration, and technology.Business and Finance;International Affairs;Politics and GovernmentWorld War II; The holocaust and survivor guilt; being a refugee; why foreign aid is not what it’s cracked up to be; Afghanistan then and now; globalization and technology change what’s the right response—protection or adaptation—at the corporate and national level; mentoring from both sides of the table; teaching from cases as opposed to textbooks
Sayu Bhojwani Sayu Bhojwani https://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=128http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/128/Bhojwani.jpgFounder and President, The New American Leaders Project​Sayu Bhojwani served as New York City's first commissioner of immigrant affairs and is the founder of South Asian Youth Action, a community-based organization in Queens. Since 2010, she has served as founder and president of The New American Leaders Project, which is based in New York City. The organization aims to make democracy more inclusive by preparing first and second generation Americans to use their power and potential in elected office. She is the author of <em>People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door</em>, to be published in October 2018 by New Press. Bhojwani writings have been featured in the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, the <em>New York Times</em>, <em>The National</em>, <em>Huffington Post</em>, and <em>Medium</em>. Bhojwani earned a PhD in politics and education from Columbia University, where her research focused on immigrant political participation. She has served as a visiting scholar at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;International Affairs;Media/Journalism;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentCivic engagement; diversity and inclusion, immigration and the American narrative; strengthening democracy by engaging America’s newest citizens; closing the representation gap in American leadership; my story is America’s storyAvailable for visits starting Spring 2021.
Michael HingsonMichael Hingsonhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=130http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/130/Hingson, M.jpgAuthor, Diversity and Inclusion ExpertMichael Hingson’s life changed dramatically on September 11, 2001 when he and his guide dog, Roselle, escaped from the 78th floor of Tower One in the World Trade Center moments before it collapsed. Hingson’s <em>Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero</em>, became a <em>New York Times</em> bestseller. The book gives readers a look at how a guide dog team works and how the bond between dog and man saved lives and brought hope during a dark time in America’s history. After seeing the power of sharing his story, Hingson decided to end his nearly three decade career in computer sales and management and join the California-based Guide Dogs for the Blind team as national public affairs director in 2002. He currently serves as CEO of the Do More Foundation. This foundation helps provide full access and inclusion through technology to all blind and low vision persons. The foundation connects blind students, blind employees, and society at large using technology, most of it developed by Aira Tech Corporation. <span><span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></span></span>Hingson has served as a member of the board for the Colorado Center for the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind in California. He was appointed a national ambassador for the Braille Literacy Campaign of the national Federation of the Blind. He and his dog, Roselle, were awarded the 2011 Hero Dog Award by the American Humane Association. Business and Finance;Diversity and Gender;Nonprofit Organizations;WritingLabrador lessons from a canine hero; living a better life through understanding the power of trust and teamwork; moving from diversity to inclusion; the invaluable power of the human-animal bond.
Idelle A. HowittIdelle A. Howitthttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=131http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/131/Howitt, I.jpgAttorney; Political Activist; VolunteerIdelle A. Howitt began her career as a banking attorney at the Federal Reserve Board, but her legal experience also includes work on Native American rights, civic engagement, and tax codes, and she has two decades of experience as an entrepreneur. Her recent positions include pro-bono general counsel for Center for New York City Neighborhoods, chief legal officer and managing editor for Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, and managing director and chief counsel for Howitt & Associates. Most recently, Howitt spent 18 months volunteering in the U.S. presidential campaign and is currently developing a nonpartisan group of women attorneys to become more involved in public service in a variety of forms: elective office, appointive office, campaign management, or pro bono legal counsel to local candidates.Business and Finance;Diversity and Gender;Law;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentThe ever-evolving career; the 2016 election is over; now what?; creating income distribution for ten million Americans using a single federal tax law; how to slash your federal tax bill when you buy, sell, gift, or inherit stock in 99 percent of all American businesses.
Fania E. DavisFania E. Davishttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=132http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/132/Davis, F.jpgSocial Activist, Restorative Justice Scholar, Civil Rights Attorney<p>Fania E. Davis is a leading national voice on restorative justice. She is a long-time social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, and writer with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge. Coming of age in Birmingham, Alabama during the social ferment of the civil rights era, the murder of two close childhood friends in the 1963 Sunday School bombing crystallized within Fania a passionate commitment to social transformation. For the next decades, she was active in the Civil Rights, Black liberation, women's, prisoners', peace, anti-racial violence and anti-apartheid movements. Studying with indigenous healers, particularly in Africa, catalyzed Fania's search for a healing justice, ultimately leading Fania to bring restorative justice to Oakland, California where she was the founding director of the nationally-acclaimed Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY).  Her numerous honors include the Ubuntu Award for service to humanity, the Dennis Maloney Award for excellence in Youth Restorative Justice, the Tikkun (Repair the World) Award, the Ella Baker Jo Baker Award, the Bioneers' Changemaker Award, and the Ebony POWER 100 award.  The <em>Los Angeles Times</em> named her a New Civil Rights Leader of the 21st Century. Davis is the published author of numerous articles, essays and book chapters on restorative justice. She is the author of the <em>Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing and U.S. Social Transformation</em>. </p>Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Law;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government;Urban and Regional Planning Restorative justice; racial justice; school-based restorative justice; restorative justice to interrupt the racialized school-to-prison pipeline and mass incarceration; a restorative justice-based truth and reconciliation process to transform historical harm against African-Americans; gender and restorative justice; restorative justice to promote community peace and healing; and other subjects. Fania Davis is unavailable for visits in 2019.
Douglas L. McElhaneyDouglas L. McElhaneyhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=133http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/133/McElhaney.jpgFormer Ambassador, Foreign Affairs ExpertDouglas L. McElhaney is a 34 veteran of the US Department of State. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2004-2007 where he helped renegotiate a wartime constitution. McElhaney previously served as American Consul General in Italy, and acting Ambassador in France. He oversaw U.S. negotiations that enabled the entry of the first three eastern European countries into the NATO alliance and was a major player in the planning for NATO interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo. McElhaney also served in Cairo, Windhoek (Namibia), Lisbon, and Rome. After leaving the Foreign Service, McElhaney taught as distinguished Ambassador in residence at the University of Miami. He is the founder of the St. Petersburg (FL) Conference on World Affairs which is a large public seminar on global issue. International Affairs;Law;Politics and GovernmentLet the Europeans pay for their own defense?; American foreign policy—is military intervention the only alternative?; is the European Union forever?; does the Western alliance need to take a more robust approach toward Putin's land grabs?; what is the proper role of the U.S. in the Middle East?; America and Europe—allies or competitors?
Jeffrey RosenJeffrey Rosenhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=134http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/134/Rosen.jpgJeffrey Rosen is president and CEO of the National Constitution Center. He is also a professor of law at The George Washington University Law School, a contributing editor of <em>The Atlantic</em>, and a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His new book, <em>Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet</em>, was published on June 1, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Brandeis’s Supreme Court confirmation. His other books include <em>The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America</em>, the best-selling companion book to the award-winning PBS series; <em>The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America</em>; <em>The Naked Crowd: Freedom and Security in an Anxious Age</em>; and <em>The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America</em>, which <em>The New York Times </em>called the definitive text in privacy perils in the digital age. Rosen is coeditor, with Benjamin Wittes, of <em>Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change</em>, the proceedings of the Brookings Project on Technology and the Constitution. His essays and commentaries have appeared in <em>The Atlantic</em>, <em>The New York Times Magazine</em>, on National Public Radio, in the <em>New Republic</em>, where he was the legal affairs editor, and in <em>The New Yorker</em>, where he has been a staff writer. <em>The Chicago Tribune </em>named him one of the ten best magazine journalists in America, and the Los Angeles Times called him the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School.Law;Media/Journalism;Politics and Government;WritingFuture of the Supreme Court; history of the Supreme Court; privacy in the internet age; past and future of the Constitution; why Brandeis matters; free speech in the internet age. Fellow Rosen is available to visit institutions in the Philadelphia area.
Angela Maria KelleyAngela Maria Kelleyhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=137http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/137/Kelley, Angela M.jpgImmigration Expert; Former White House advisor<p>Angela Maria Kelley currently serves as senior strategic advisor for immigration at the Open Society Foundations and Open Society Policy Center. Her work focuses on the policies and politics of immigration and integration at the state and federal level. Kelley previously served as executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and senior vice president at the Center for American Progress (CAP) from 2015 to 2017 and vice president for immigration policy from 2009 to 2014. Under her leadership, CAP published numerous impactful reports and analysis on topics such as the economic impact of state anti-immigrant laws, the economic value of immigration reform, and the integration trends of America’s newcomers. In 2014, Kelley served as White House advisor on immigration executive actions. Kelley is herself the daughter of South American immigrants. Early in her career, she served as a legal services attorney, representing refugees and immigrants. She is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and was a Georgetown University Law School Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow.</p>Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;International Affairs;Law;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government;Urban and Regional Planning ​The current debate on immigration the policies and politics driving the issue; the Dream Act and DREAMers How the introduction of legislation led to the rise of a youth movement; from soundbites to sensible solutions what are the elements of a workable immigration system; today’s immigrants from newcomers to new Americans.
Oren CassOren Casshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=138http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/138/Cass, O.jpgSenior Fellow, Manhattan InstituteOren Cass currently serves as senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute where his work on strengthening the labor market addresses issues ranging from the social safety net and environmental regulation to trade and immigration to education and organized labor. He also writes extensively on the nature and implications of climate change and on the process of formulating and evaluating public policy. His recent book, <em>The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America</em>, has been described by J.D. Vance as “a brilliant book” which serves as a “a wake-up call to our political class, and indeed the whole country, that rising consumption can’t replace that most basic of goods—a job.” He was domestic policy director of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2011–12. In that role, Cass shaped campaign policy and communication on issues from health care to energy to trade. Since then, he has outlined new conservative policy approaches on poverty, organized labor, international trade, climate change, and environmental regulation. In 2015, Politico recognized him as one of 50 "thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics" for his work as the "conservative poverty crusader." Cass’ writings have been featured in the <em>Wall Street</em><em> Journal</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Los Angeles Times</em>,<em> Bloomberg View</em>, <em>Foreign Affairs</em>, <em>Weekly Standar</em><em>d</em>, and <em>Politico</em> among others. An opinion piece, “The Communal Power of a Real Job,” appeared in the <em>New York Times</em> on August 3, 2019. He has testified before House and Senate congressional committees; and made presentations at numerous conferences and university campuses. Earlier in his career, Cass served as management consultant for Bain & Company in the firm’s Boston and New Delhi offices, where he advised global companies across a range of industries on implementing growth strategies and performance-improvement programs. He earned a BA in political economy from Williams College and a JD from Harvard University, where he was an editor and the vice president of volume 125 of the Harvard Law Review.Environment;International Affairs;Media/Journalism;Politics and Government;Science and Technology;Urban and Regional Planning ​How to think about climate change; the limits of climate change policy; new approaches to environmental regulation and the administrative state; a conservative anti-poverty agenda; the limits of free trade; the state of American politics and the conservative movement; the state of organized labor.
Ron CurrieRon Curriehttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=139http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/139/Currie, RF.jpgAuthorRon Currie is the author of four novels, the most recent of which is <em>The One-Eyed Man</em>. His first book, <em>God is Dead</em>, was published in 2007 and received the Young Lions Fiction award from the New York Public Library. His fiction, nonfiction, and criticism have appeared in the <em>New York Times</em>, the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, the <em>Believer</em>, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. He’s the recipient of numerous awards including the Alex Award from the American Library Association, the Addison Metcalf award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Pushcart Prize. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. When not writing, he volunteers at The Telling Room, a nonprofit writing center for children, where he leads in-school writing residencies and works in the Young Emerging Author program, a one-on-one mentorship with promising high school authors. Art;Writing;Media/Journalism ​Writing fiction; writing non-fiction and journalism; contemporary American literature; art and class; art in the age of identity politics.
Rhonesha ByngRhonesha Bynghttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=140http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/140/Byng 2019.jpgFounder and CEO of Her Agenda; Journalist<p>Rhonesha Byng is founder and CEO of Her Agenda. <em>HerAgenda.com</em> is an award-winning digital media platform that bridges the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women. The site provides access to content and community that gives millennial women access to information and inspiration to help them get started or to move to the next level of their career. Byng was part of the 2017 class of <em>Forbes</em>' 30 Under 30 in both the media and dorm room founders categories. <em>ESSENCE </em>magazine named her among 50 Founders To Watch. Previously she was named to the 28 Under 28 by NBC BLK and BET 29 People To Know lists. Byng is a journalist and has served as writer and on-camera reporter for NBC, The Huffington Post, and others. She has received awards from the Associated Press, the New York Association of Black Journalists, and early in her career, an Emmy award as part of team coverage for a breaking news story as a field producer with WNBC-TV in New York. Byng is an alumna Posse Scholar and attended DePauw University on a full-tuition leadership scholarship.</p>Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Media/Journalism;New Media;Writing ​The story of Her Agenda; beyond the bubble—how to make moves both on and off campus to build relationships you need to launch your career after graduation; creating the motto for your life; the power of champions; what millennial women want for their lives and career.
Michael RhodinMichael Rhodinhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=141http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/141/Rhodin, Michael.jpgExpert on artificial intelligence; former head of IBM Watson Business DevelopmentMichael Rhodin retired from IBM in 2017 after 33 years including 7 years as a corporate officer. Most recently, he was responsible for founding the IBM Watson business units. Prior to that, Rhodin founded IBM’s solution units around their Smarter Planet initiatives including Smarter Cities, Smarter Commerce and Smarter Analytics. He also served as head of IBM European operations. Rhodin is a member Supervisory Board for TomTom, based in Amsterdam, a leader in telematics, high definition mapping technologies and consumer navigation and sports devices, on the board of HZO, a leader in electronics waterproofing systems, and a member of the International Advisory Board for Santander, one of the world’s leading financial services organizations. He earned a BS in Computer Science and was recognized with an Alumni Merit Award in 2016 from the University of Michigan where he currently serves as a member of the National Advisory Board for the Computer Science program. He received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Roanoke College for his contributions to the development of artificial intelligence systems.Business and Finance;Science and Technology The information age and the changing nature of work; artificial intelligence systems and their implications on society; careers in technology
Elizabeth DayElizabeth Dayhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=142http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/142/Day, Elizabeth.jpgBritish journalist and award-winning novelistElizabeth Day is a British journalist and award-winning writer. She has written four novels. Her debut novel <em>Scissors, Paper, Stone</em> was published in 2011 and won a Betty Trask Award. <em>Home Fires</em> (2013) was an <em>Observer </em>book of the year and <em>Paradise City </em>(2015) was named one of the best novels of the year in the <em>Observer</em>, <em>Paste Magazine, </em>and the <em>Evening Standard</em>, and was <em>People</em> magazine's book of the week. Her most recent novel, <em>The Party </em>(2017), was been published in seven countries and was an Amazon bestseller and an <em>Irish Times </em>and <em>Observe</em>r book of the year. Day serves as a feature writer for numerous publications in the UK and US including The Telegraph, <em>The Times</em>, the <em>Guardian</em>, the <em>Observer</em>, <em>Vogue</em>, <em>Elle</em>, and <em>Cosmopolitan</em>. She is a contributing editor for <em>Harper's Bazaar</em>. Earlier in her career, Day was a staff feature writer for the<em> Observer</em> for nine years and wrote for at The Evening Standard, <em>The Mail on Sunday</em>, and <em>The Sunday Telegrap</em><em>h</em>. She won a British Press Award in 2004 for Young Journalist of the Year and was Highly Commended as Feature Writer of the Year in 2013. Day graduated from Cambridge University with a Double First in History and was a Queens' College History scholar.Diversity and Gender;Media/Journalism;Writing ​Creative writing workshop; how to transition from journalism to writing fiction; reportage and the art of empathy; race, celebrity and masters of the universe How a British writer sees America; the rise of the childfree woman
Wendy R. WeiserWendy R. Weiserhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=143http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/143/Wesier, w.jpgDirector, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice; lawyer Wendy Weiser directs the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice a non-partisan think tank and public interest law center that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice based at New York University School of Law. Her program focuses on voting rights and elections, money in politics and ethics, redistricting and representation, government dysfunction, rule of law, and fair courts. She founded and directed the program’s Voting Rights and Elections Project, directing litigation, research, and advocacy efforts to enhance political participation and prevent voter disenfranchisement across the country. Weiser has authored a number of nationally-recognized publications and articles on voting rights and election reform; litigated ground-breaking lawsuits on democracy issues; testified before both houses of Congress and in a variety of state legislatures; and provided policy and legislative drafting assistance to federal and state legislators and administrators across the country. She is a frequent public speaker and media contributor on democracy issues. She has appeared on CBS News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS, ABC News, and NPR, among others; her commentary has been published in <em>The New York Times</em>, the <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>USA Today</em>, and elsewhere; and she is frequently quoted by <em>The New York Times</em>, the <em>Washington Post</em>, the <em>National Journal</em>, <em>Politico</em>, and other news outlets across the country. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Weiser was a senior attorney at NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she worked on issues of access to the courts and domestic violence, a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and a law clerk to Judge Eugene H. Nickerson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She received her JD from Yale Law School and her BA from Yale College. Diversity and Gender;Law;Media/Journalism;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government;Writing ​The state of voting rights in 2018 (or 2019); voting rights and the courts; voting and public policy modernizing elections; voting and public policy securing elections from foreign interference; the push to restrict voting access over the past decade; automatic voter registration; voting after a criminal conviction.
Janus AdamsJanus Adamshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=144http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/144/Adams, Janus.jpgAuthor, Talk Show Host, and Creator of BackPaxJanus Adams is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, talk show host, and author. Her most recent book (May 2019) is <em>Byline: Janus Adams</em>—collected columns, articles, essays, and plays. She is founder and publisher of BackPax, a history-based adventure series of books, audios, and board games for children. A northern school desegregation pioneer at eight, she was one of the four children selected to break New York’s de facto school segregation in the wake of <em>Brown v. Board of Education</em>. A lifelong human rights activist, she launched BackPax when negative images of race and gender began to taint her twin daughters lives. In 1990, she founded Harambee—the first national book club for African American literature. Her work has been licensed by McDonald’s; and underwritten by the Ford Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, among others. She is the co-executive producer and host of “The Janus Adams Show” a weekly public radio program about race and courage. She served as NPR’s first National Arts Correspondent and is a pioneer of issue-oriented African American and women’s programming. A founding board member of Amistad America, Inc. and the Women’s Media Center, she is a volunteer Mentor-Editor for The OpEd Project (which serves to increase the range of voices and the quality of ideas in the public debate). A classical pianist, she graduated New York’s High School of Performing Arts. She earned a BA in Theatre from the State University of New York, New Paltz, an MA in Black Studies from Mills College, and is ABD in History and Black Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds honorary degrees from Shaw University and SUNY New Paltz, her alma mater. More information is available on <a href="https://www.janusadams.com/" target="_blank">www.JanusAdams.com</a> and <a href="https://www.backpaxkids.com/" target="_blank">www.BackPaxKids.com</a>. Art;Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Media/Journalism;Nonprofit Organizations;Writing;New Media ​History and healing; Thank You, Dr. King a northern school desegregation pioneer speaks; theatre of the ear (drama workshop); rewriting the historical narrative; writing for your life; ‘serious’ game design.
Nevin M. Katz, MDNevin M. Katz, MDhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=145http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/145/Katz, N.jpgThoracic and Cardiac Surgeon<p>​Nevin M. Katz, MD, currently serves as adjunct associate professor of cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins University, clinical professor of surgery at The George Washington University Medical Center, and president and executive director of FACTS-Care, the Foundation for the Advancement of Cardiothoracic Surgical Care. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a chief residency in cardiovascular surgery at the Children's Hospital in Boston, and a fellowship and residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Alabama. Katz joined the faculty of Georgetown University in 1980, rose to professor of surgery, and initiated and directed their heart transplant program. In 2001, he joined the faculty of George Washington University as clinical professor of surgery and changed his focus to the new evolving specialty of cardiothoracic surgical critical care. In August 2005, Katz founded the Foundation for the Advancement of CardioThoracic Surgical Care (FACTS-Care), which provides multi-disciplinary educational activities focused on the specialty of CVT Critical Care. He continues to serve as FACTS-Care president and executive director. In July 2010, he joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University division of cardiac surgery focusing on cardiovascular surgical critical care. There he created a multi-disciplinary research group focused on cardiac surgery associated acute kidney injury. As an advisor for Johns Hopkins University School of Biomedical Engineering master's degree candidates, Katz assisted the candidates in the design of a project that resulted in the production of the Renalert device, which has been used in scientific studies, and led to the formation of the company Renalert, LLC. Katz is a co-founder of the company, and serves as the chief scientific officer. His professional memberships include the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He earned his BA from Swarthmore College and his MD from Case Western Reserve University.</p>Health;Science and Technology ​The variety of medical professions; medical school presentation of body systems applied to critical care management; the development of innovative technology—from medical complication to research to innovation; the value of checklists in medical practice; meeting the challenge of acute kidney injury—the new concept of acute kidney stress; The Team of Medical Professionals Providing Patient Care – Specialties, Communication & Checklists; Goal Directed Hemodynamic Management – Key for Optimal Critical Care
Daniella Gibbs Léger Daniella Gibbs Léger https://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=146http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/146/Leger, Daniella.jpgPolitical Communications and Strategy ExpertDaniella Gibbs Léger served as special assistant to the president and director of message events in the Obama administration. In that role she was responsible for planning and executing the president’s official domestic events. She now serves as executive vice president for communications and strategy at The Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization. Previously, Léger was the organization’s senior vice president for American values and new communities, where her work focused on the intersection of politics, race, demographic change, religion, and values. Prior to working at the White House, she served as vice president for communications, also at CAP, where she specialized in domestic and economic policy as well as communications strategy. Léger served as deputy director of communications for Democratic National Committee. During her tenure at the Democratic National Committee, Léger also served as communications director for the Women’s Vote Center, African American and specialty media, and was a regional media director during the 2004 presidential cycle. Prior to that, Léger spent two years at the National Newspaper Publishers Association as their marketing associate and political liaison. Léger also worked at Sony Music in New York City for three years before moving to Washington, D.C. Léger has been a guest on numerous TV and radio shows and has been quoted in various print publications. Her columns have been posted on the Huffington Post and TheGrio.com, and she is currently a contributing columnist for Essence.com and Loop21.com. Named one “DC’s Top 9 Blacks Behind the Scenes” and of the top 15 African American women in politics under 40, Léger holds a degree in government and a minor in sociology from the University of Virginia.Diversity and Gender;Media/Journalism;Politics and Government​Domestic politics; race in America; the Trump Administration; the Obama administration; the importance of public policy
Jane E. BestJane E. Besthttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=147http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/147/Best, J.jpgEntrepreneur, Financial Educator, Co-Founder of Hunger Nonprofit OrganizationJane E. Best is an entrepreneur, independent financial consultant, and educator. She is passionate about educating all individuals on how to manage money and is also a trainer for women on financial wellness. Best has a unique perspective on how to manage money, how to use money as a tool for personal growth and social transformation, and as a way to cultivate peace. Early in her career, she worked on Wall Street at Sanford C. Bernstein and established an independent boutique investment firm, specializing in all aspects of intergenerational wealth management, insurance, and life planning services. Currently, she offers personalized financial planning, consulting, and training on financial principles through Best Financial Services, a Registered Investment Adviser in California.  She is a co-founder of God’s Love We Deliver (GLWD) a New York City based nonprofit non-sectarian organization that employs 100 people and has 14,000 active volunteers. GLWD is currently delivering two million nutritionally tailored meals per year to people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Best has a background in integrative medicine, is involved with the farm-to-table and sustainable living movement, and is an active consultant to organizations whose mission is to move food-as-medicine into the core of healthcare.  She is the advisor for the Solomon Dutka Fund at the NY Community Trust, a donor-advised fund which offers grants primarily for medical research.  She earned her BA in holistic health with a minor in women’s health care at San Francisco State University.  She is a Chartered Financial Consultant, Registered Financial Consultant, and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary.Business and Finance;Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Health;Nonprofit Organizations ​The principles and practices of finance; money as a tool for personal and social transformation; financial education for women; starting your own non-profit organization; living a life of social impact; food-as-medicine
Allison RiggsAllison Riggshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=148http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/148/Riggs, Allison.jpgAttorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice; Voting Rights ActivistAllison Riggs is senior staff attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice based in Durham, North Carolina, where she leads their voting rights program. Her voting rights work has been focused on fighting for fair redistricting plans, fighting against voter suppression, and advocating for electoral reforms that would expand access to voting. Riggs has litigated redistricting cases on behalf of State NAACP Conferences in Texas, Florida, Virginia and North Carolina. In 2018, she argued the Texas redistricting case in the United States Supreme Court. Riggs works closely with grassroots organizations and communities of color as they seek to advance their political and civil rights. In October 2018, she was appointed to the North Carolina Complete Count Commission by Governor Roy Cooper. Riggs is a recipient of the National NAACP Legal Department’s Foot Soldier Award. She received her undergraduate, MA, and JD from the University of Florida. Diversity and Gender;Law;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government ​Voting rights and the Roberts Supreme Court; the 2020 U.S. census and the ensuing redistricting cycle; proactive voting access reforms that can expand voting rights; the community-lawyering approach to civil rights advocacy and litigation; the intersection of voting rights and criminal justice reform movements; felony disenfranchisement
Steven R. WeismanSteven R. Weismanhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=149http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/149/Weisman, S.jpgExpert in Global Economics, Journalism, and American JudaismSteven R. Weisman has served as vice president for publications and communications at the Peterson Institute for Economics since 2008. He had previously been the chief international economics correspondent of the <em>New York Times</em> since 2006. He served as a member of the editorial board of the <em>Times</em>, specializing in politics and economics (1995–2002). His work has appeared in the <em>Times Book Review</em>, <em>Times Magazine</em>, and the paper's news, features, and culture sections since 1968. Before serving as chief international economics correspondent, he was chief diplomatic correspondent and won the Edward Weintal Prize in 2004 for his reporting on diplomacy and international affairs, awarded by the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Earlier he served as deputy foreign editor for the<em> Times</em>. Weisman wrote about the emergence of Japan and India as global economic powers while serving as bureau chief for the Times in Tokyo and New Delhi. He also covered the war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. During the first term of President Ronald Reagan, Weisman was senior White House correspondent, specializing in foreign policy, budget, tax, and other economic issues. His coverage of the New York City fiscal crisis earned a Silurian Society Award in 1975. He is the author of <em>The Great Tax Wars: Lincoln to Wilson—The Fierce Battles over Money and Power That Transformed the Nation </em>(2002), which received the Hillman Prize in 2003 for the book that most advances the cause of social justice. He is also the editor of the book <em>Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary</em> (2010). His book <em>The Great Tradeoff: Confronting Moral Conflicts in the Era of Globalization</em>, was published in 2016. His most recent book, <em>The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion</em>, was published in 2018. It garnered laudatory reviews in the <em>New York Times</em>, <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, and many other publications. He is graduate of Yale University. Business and Finance;Diversity and Gender;International Affairs;Media/Journalism;New Media;Politics and Government;Writing ​Global economics, especially moral dilemmas posed by trade, inequality, economic nationalism; U.S. politics and modern U.S. presidencies; international affairs; the state of contemporary journalism and challenges of social media and the internet, “fake news,” etc.; New York City, changing politics and economics; India; Japan; Jewish American history, the evolution and conflicts within American Judaism and relations with Israel
Jeffrey BrownJeffrey Brownhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=15http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/15/Jeffrey Brown.jpgAnchor and Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHourJeffrey Brown is a co-anchor and senior correspondent for the PBS <em>NewsHour</em>, public television's nightly news program airing nationally and abroad. In a career spanning more than twenty years at the <em>NewsHour</em>, Brown has served in a variety of roles, both on and off camera. As anchor and correspondent, he has interviewed leading newsmakers, conducted studio discussions on a vast array of topics, and reported from around the United States and abroad, including the Middle East and Haiti. As arts correspondent, he has profiled and interviewed many of the world's leading writers, musicians, and other artists. As senior producer for national affairs for more than a decade, he helped shape the program's coverage of the economy, healthcare, social policy, culture, and other areas. In addition, he is the creator and host of "Art Beat", the <em>NewsHour</em>'s popular online arts and culture blog. Brown is the author of a book of poetry, <em>The News</em> (May 2015), that uses poetry to explore and re-tell moments as of his life as a journalist. His work as correspondent and producer has garnered an Emmy, six Cine Golden Eagle Awards, and other honors. Prior to joining the <em>NewsHour</em>, Brown helped produce numerous public television series for Media & Society Seminars, an independent production company headed by Fred W. Friendly. He attended the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Classics), the UC Berkeley School of Law, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.S.).Art;Media/Journalism;International Affairs;New Media;WritingThe changing media landscape and "the public voice" exploring changes in technology and consumer behavior, the dividing of the news audience, the evolution of the media business, and the impact for good and bad on an informed citizenry; "public a defense" addressing the concern that the very notion of the 'public good' is under stress in many areas of our culture and our increasingly fractured politics; arts in American culture and journalism; the practice of “NewsHour” journalism.Fellows Jeffrey Brown and Paula Crawford only accept residencies as a couple.
Julie C. Lythcott-HaimsJulie C. Lythcott-Haimshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=150http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/150/Lythcott-Haims.jpgBest-selling non-fiction writer, former university deanHumans need agency in order to make their way forward; Julie Lythcott-Haims is deeply interested in what impedes us. She is the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>How to Raise an Adult</em>, an anti-helicopter parenting manifesto which gave rise to one of the top TED Talks of 2016, and now has over 3 million views. Lythcott-Haims second book is the critically-acclaimed prose poetry memoir <em>Real American</em>, which illustrates her experience with racism as a Black and biracial person and her journey toward self-acceptance. <em>Real American</em> expresses also, through her path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.” A third book on how to be an adult, for young adults, is forthcoming. Lythcott-Haims’ work has appeared throughout the media including in the <em>New York Times</em>, the <em>Chicago Tribun</em>e, <em>The Atlanti</em>c, the <em>PBS News Hour</em>, <em>The Today Show</em>, and National Public Radio. She is a former corporate lawyer and served as Dean of Freshman at Stanford University where she received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award. Lythcott-Haims earned a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of thirty years, their teenagers, and her mother. Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Media/Journalism;Writing ​Authenticity; Forging a Self, Crafting a Life; The Harm of Overparenting; Learning to Love My Black and Biracial Self in a Country Where Black Lives Were Never Meant to Matter
Sheila S. WalkerSheila S. Walkerhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=151http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/151/Walker, S.jpgCultural Anthropologist; Documentary Filmmaker; Expert in African diasporaSheila S. Walker is a cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker, who has done fieldwork, lectured, and participated in cultural events in most of Africa and the global African diaspora. She currently serves as executive director of Afrodiaspora, Inc., with the goal to share her experiences and knowledge of the global African diaspora. Walker’s book, <em>African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas</em>, and companion documentary, <em>Scattered Africa: Faces and Voices of the African Diaspora</em>, are based on her international conference on “The African Diaspora and the Modern World.” Her book, <em>Conocimiento desde adentro: Los afro-sudamericanos hablan de sus pueblos y sus historias/Conhecimento desde dentro: Os afro-sul-americanos falam de seus povos e suas histórias/Knowledge from the Inside: Afro-South Americans Speak of their People and their Histories</em> (in Spanish and Portuguese), features chapters by Afrodescendants from all the Spanish-speaking countries in South America. Her most recent documentary is <em>Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora</em>. Walker previously was professor of anthropology and director of the Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and professor of anthropology and director of the African Diaspora and the World program at Spelman College. She teaches in English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish. Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Art;International Affairs ​The African diaspora in the Americas; the global African diaspora; powerful women of Africa and the African diaspora; African spiritualities in the Americas; screening and discussion of Walker’s documentaries
Arnold R. IsaacsArnold R. Isaacshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=152http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/152/Issacs.jpgAuthor, former journalist and war correspondent, international journalism trainer Arnold R. Isaacs is an author, freelance writer and editor, and educator, and was previously a foreign and national correspondent for the <em>Baltimore Sun</em>. Among other major national and international stories for the <em>Sun</em>, he reported on the last years and the final days of the Vietnam war. His 1983 book <em>Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia </em>was named by both the <em>New York Times</em> and the American Library Association on their lists of Notable Books of the Year. A selection of his wartime reporting appears in the Library of America anthology <em>Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975</em>. Isaacs also wrote <em>Vietnam Shadows: The War, Its Ghosts, and Its Legacy</em> and an online report <em></em><a href="http://www.fromtroubledlands.net/" target="_blank">From Troubled Lands: Listening to Pakistani Americans and Afghan Americans in post-9/11 America</a>. After leaving the <em>Sun</em>, Isaacs traveled extensively as a teacher and international journalism trainer, conducting programs in 20-plus countries in the former Soviet Union, the Balkans and Central Europe, South and Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Overseas teaching assignments included a Knight International Press Fellowship in Poland and a Fulbright Fellowship in Bulgaria and additional visiting faculty appointments in China, Ukraine, and the Republic of Georgia. At home, as a part-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins and Towson Universities, he taught writing workshops and courses on Vietnam, news media and politics, and the post-Communist experience. Aside from his own books, Isaacs has contributed to various others, including <em>National Geographic Eyewitness to the 20th Century</em> and<em> The Life of Kings: the Baltimore Sun and the Golden Age of the American Newspaper</em>. He has also written numerous articles and reviews for major online and print publications including Foreign Policy.com, TomDispatch.com, <em>Washington Post</em>, and <em>New York Times</em>. In addition, he has been a contributing writer/editor for the<em> Academy for Critical Incident Analysis</em> at John Jay College in New York; its predecessor, the <em>Critical Incident Analysis Group</em> at the University of Virginia; and the FBI's <em>Critical Incident Response Group</em>, writing or editing documents on topics such as the bioterror threat, the Columbine High School and Virginia Tech shootings, workplace violence, serial killers, and other subjects illustrating the effects of natural and manmade traumatic events. See <a href="http://www.arnoldisaacs.net/" target="_blank">www.arnoldisaacs.net</a> for additional information. International Affairs;Media/Journalism;Politics and Government ​Fake news and the power of lies; unexpected moments of truth from witnessing war and other stories; journalism and international reporting 45 years ago and now; principles and practice of journalism; covering traumatic events and traumatized people; close-up glimpses of the collapse of Communism and the deeply confusing experience of living through it
David McKeanDavid McKeanhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=153http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/153/mcKean.jpgAuthor, public servant, historian David McKean currently serves as senior fellow of The German Marshall Fund of the United States where he is writing a book about Franklin Roosevelt and his ambassadors in Western Europe, pre-WWII, to be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2020. McKean has a long career in public service, serving as U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg in 2016-17. He held the position of director of policy planning at the Department of State from 2013 until 2016, under Secretary of State John Kerry. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Honor and Superior Honor Awards. Before joining the Department of State, Ambassador McKean served as chief of staff to Senator John F. Kerry from 1999-2008 and as staff director for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (2009-10). McKean also served as minority staff director on the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (1997-98), and senior counsel on the U.S. Senate Campaign Finance Investigation (1997). He was a senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2011-12) and worked as CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston (2010-11). He has authored four books on American political history: <em>Friends in High Places </em>with Douglas Frantz, a <em>New York Times</em> notable book; <em>Tommy the Cork,</em> a <em>Washington Post Book World</em> cover and best book; and <em>The Great Decision </em>with Cliff Sloan, a History Book of the Month Club selection; and most recently,<em> Suspected of Independence: The Life of Thomas McKean.</em> He served for many years as a board member for the Foundation for the National Archives. He is currently a board member of School Year Abroad. McKean is a graduate of Harvard College, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Duke University School of Law.International Affairs;Media/Journalism;Politics and Government;Writing U.S. Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump; Franklin Roosevelt and the Coming of WWII; Is Washington Broken? Examining our nation’s democratic institutions in the twenty-first century; The 2020 presidential campaign
Theresa BrownTheresa Brownhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=154http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/154/Brown, T.jpgTheresa Brown is a registered nurse, nursing instructor, and author. Her <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives</em> (2015), portrays one real shift worked by a hospital nurse. It shows a day-in-the-life of an RN, but also all the life in one day in the hospital. Brown is a frequent contributor to the <em>New York Times</em>, where she writes about nursing and health care. Her Opinion series, “Bedside,” examined health care from a nurse’s point of view. One of her columns for the <em>New York Times</em> “Well” blog earned Brown an invitation to the White House, where President Obama quoted her in defense of the Affordable Care Act. Brown has written for CNN.com, <em>The Journal of the American Medical Association</em>, Slate.com, and the <em>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</em>, and has a quarterly column in <em>The American Journal of Nursing</em> called “What I’m Reading,” that discusses books of interest to nurses. She has been interviewed on the NPR program “Fresh Air” and has appeared on “Hardball,” “20/20” and NPR’s <em>Talk of the Nation</em>. She speaks nationally on topics relating to nursing, health care and end of life. Her first book, <em>Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between</em> (2010), is used as a text-book at schools of nursing around the country. Brown earned a PhD in English from the University of Chicago and taught English for three years at Tufts University before returning to school to become a nurse.Health;Media/Journalism;Writing ​U.S. health care why it's broken, how we can fix it; healing the health care system what I learned as a patient; nurses matter what “the most trusted profession” means; challenges of RNS & MDS working together; how I came to write about nursing and why it makes me a better nurse
Scott NashScott Nashhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=155http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/155/Nash, S.jpgScott Nash is a successful entrepreneur. At the age of 22, he started MOM’s Organic Market in his mom’s garage, with only $100. Through innovation and strategic vision, Nash has grown MOM’s into one of the nation’s premier chains of family owned and operated organic grocery stores with more than 1,300 employees across five states in the mid-Atlantic region. MOM’s is unique in that its core values include finding your gratitude, letting go of ego, and rising by lifting others, among holistic ideals. Nash also works to close the income gap between the extremely wealthy and poor, as well as to diminish the negative impact of advertising and technology on children. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland. <br>Business and Finance;Environment ​Running a profitable socially responsible corporation; what is means to be entrepreneurial; building a strong brand
Paul DresherPaul Dresherhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=156http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/156/Dresher.jpgMusic Composer​Paul Dresher is music composer noted for his ability to integrate diverse musical influences into his own coherent and unique personal style. He pursues many forms of musical expression including new music theater, chamber and orchestral composition, live instrumental electro-acoustic music, musical instrument invention, and scores for theater and dance. In recent years, Dresher’s work has moved beyond the concert hall and opera house into the visual arts and museum world with the Sound Maze, which is a hands-on interactive exhibition of a dozen of his very large scale invented musical instruments/sound sculptures. Dresher was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition for 2006-07. He has received commissions from the Library of Congress, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA, the Kronos Quartet, the San Francisco Symphony, Zeitgeist, San Francisco Ballet, Walker Arts Center, Seattle Chamber Players, California EAR Unit, Present Music, and Chamber Music America. Dresher has performed or had his works performed at venues including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Festival d’Automne in Paris, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, and the Minnesota Opera. As the founder and artistic director of Musical Traditions Inc./Paul Dresher Ensemble, he has led, since 1984, the creation of numerous award–winning multi-disciplinary collaborative works of opera and music theater, and has produced hundreds of concerts and national/ international tours. The Ensemble has also commissioned and premiered dozens of new compositions from a wide range of today’s most important contemporary composers (including three who subsequently went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in Composition). Dresher has taught at the Cornish College of the Arts, Stanford University, and the University of Southern Maine. He earned his BA in music from University of California, Berkeley and his MA in composition from University of California San Diego.Art;Music ​Contemporary music and contemporary culture; fashioning a passion into a profession; technolody and contemporary music; what would happen if? an exploration into the creative process

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