Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows

 

 

John Baldacci John Baldacci https://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=9http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/9/John Baldacci.jpgFormer Governor of MaineJohn Elias Baldacci served two four-year terms as Maine'​​s Governor. Baldacci was first elected to public office in 1978, earning a seat on the Bangor City Council at the age of 23. In 1982, he was elected to the Maine State Senate, where he served for twelve years. Baldacci was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1994. He was re-elected to Congress by wide margins in 1996, 1998, and 2000. Baldacci was first elected Governor of the State of Maine in 2002. In his first term as Governor, he won approval for major initiatives including Dirigo Health, the Community College System, and Pine Tree Zones. Baldacci, in his second term, built on the foundation he created in his first four years in office. He inc​reased Maine'​​s competitiveness in the global economy; streamlined government services; attracted good jobs; and ensured that all Mainers have access to quality education, workforce training, and health care.​Politics and GovernmentState and federal budgeting; reinventing government at all levels; renewable energy development; providing affordable quality healthcare; quality of place–economic development and environmental quality.
Jeffrey BallJeffrey Ballhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=2http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/2/Jeffrey Ball.jpgScholar-in-Residence, Stanford University; writer on energy and the environment; former reporter, columnist, and editor, Wall Street Journal​​Jeffrey Ball, a writer on energy and the environment, is scholar-in-residence at Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and a lecturer at Stanford Law School. Ball's stories and essays have appeared in ​<em>The Atlantic</em>, <em>Foreign Affairs</em>, <em>Fortune</em>, <em>The New Republic</em>, <em>Slate</em>, and <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, among other publications. He came to Stanford in 2011 from The Wall Street Journal, where he was environment editor and spent more than a decade writing about energy and the environment as a reporter and columnist. Ball won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' top energy-writing prize in 2015 for a <em>Fortune</em> piece he wrote on Mexico's energy reform. He contributes commentary about energy issues on <em>WSJ.com</em> as a member of "The Experts," a Wall Street Journal panel. He speaks frequently about writing and about energy and environmental issues, including at colleges as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. At the Stanford center, a joint initiative of the university's law and business schools, Ball heads a project exploring the globalization of clean energy. It examines how China and the U.S. might deploy cleaner energy more efficiently if each played to its economic strengths. Ball graduated from Yale University, where he was editor-in-chief of the <em>Yale Daily News</em>. He and his wife are the resident fellows of Roble Hall, a Stanford undergraduate house, where they live with their two daughters. You can follow him on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/%40jeff_ball" target="_blank">@jeff_ball​</a>.Environment;Media/Journalism;New MediaSqueezed and confused America at an energy crossroads; green fight how companies and countries are racing to corner the clean-energy market; green dream can renewable energy Power the planet?; waste not how the world wastes energy—and how to stop it.
Nasrina BargzieNasrina Bargziehttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=20http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/20/Nasrina Bargzie.jpgCivil rights litigatorNasrina Bargzie serves as senior staff attorney at Advancing Justice–Asian Law Caucus, where she directs the National Security and Civil Rights program. In her work she uses litigation, policy advocacy, direct services and community outreach, and education to address issues of discrimination, free speech and civic engagement, detention, and surveillance affecting communities impacted by national security policies. She has a special focus on Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities. Bargzie’s work has included litigation of an administrative procedure act lawsuit challenging the federal government’s “suspicious activity reporting” program and litigation of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit disclosing over 50,000 pages of documents showing broad discrimination of AMEMSA communities in Northern California by federal authorities, among other litigations. Her work also includes helping to lead an effort that resulted in the passage of local legislation requiring local law enforcement to follow privacy protections and not engage in racial and religious profiling when working with federal officials. Bargzie interacts regularly with affected communities and her program responds to emerging needs of these communities. She has practiced before state and federal courts, administrative bodies, the United Nations, city councils, state and federal legislatures, and in community spaces. She speaks regularly with the media, lectures at local universities, and participates frequently on expert panels. Prior to her current work, Bargzie was a litigation associate at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, a fellow at the national ACLU, and a law clerk to the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She obtained her law degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law, and her BS degree from California State East Bay.Free speech on college campuses; civil and human rights of overly broad national security policies on Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities; domestic surveillance programs including “suspicious activity reporting” and spying on communities through community outreach, and mapping; First Amendment and civic engagement balanced against hate violence against communities; using international human rights mechanisms and strategies to advocate for a more humane world; how to teach the Israeli/Palestinian conflict on college campuses.
Dede BartlettDede Bartletthttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=3http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/3/Dede Bartlett.jpgDomestic violence prevention advocate; former Fortune 100 company executive​​Dede Bartlett is a career coach to thousands of university students and has lectured at 30 colleges and universities in the past five years. Her talks on career development and work/life issues are drawn from her impressive background as director of A Better Chance, immediate past chair of the advisory board of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and former officer of two Fortune 100 companies, Exxon Mobil and Altria. Bartlett was vice president of corporate affairs programs at Altria Group Inc. (formerly Philip Morris), where she developed the company’s award-winning domestic violence awareness programs. She has lectured around the world on domestic violence issues and sponsored more than 40 conferences in the United States, Europe, Central America, and Australia. She was honored by Lifetime Television, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and and the National Center for Victims of Crime. In 2005, Bartlett received the International Women’s Forum “Women Who Make a Difference Award” and has been listed in <em>Who’s Who in America</em> and <em>Who’s Who of American Women</em>. A professional who has worked in many economic climates, Bartlett can offer timely advice to students looking to succeed in difficult times.Art;Science and TechnologyWomen and corporate leadership; etiquette a dollars and sense issue; balancing career, marriage, and children; dating violence every student’s issue; what do you do when the devil wears Prada? tips to navigate any workplace; getting over getting fired, downsized, merged,and outsourced; the power of networking stop texting and start networking.
Richard BenedettoRichard Benedettohttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=17http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/17/Richard Benedetto.jpgJournalist; former White House CorrespondentRichard Benedetto is a retired White House Correspondent/columnist for <em>USA Today</em> and former political columnist for the Gannett News Service. He reported on government and politics on the local, state, and national levels for nearly 40 years. He continues his involvement in journalism as a consultant for C-SPAN, writing political commentary for various publications and teaching journalism in Washington, DC. Benedetto is a founding staff member of <em>USA Today</em>, joining the newspaper in 1982, prior to its debut. He wrote the national newspaper’s first Page One cover story. In addition to reporting on the White House and national politics, he wrote a weekly political column for the Gannett News Service, which serves Gannett Co. Inc.'s 89 daily newspapers and the <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/">USAToday.com</a> website. He covered the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He also covered every presidential campaign from 1984-2004 and every national political convention since 1976. University Press of America published Benedetto’s memoir of his long reporting career, <em>Politicians Are People, Too</em>, in May 2006. Benedetto received numerous journalism awards and was honored in 1998 with the National Italian American Foundation Media Award for his projection of a positive image for Italian Americans.Media/Journalism;Politics and GovernmentHow the Washington media are out of touch with the American public; the press and the presidency—covering the White House; how the internet and cable television have changed the role of journalists in political campaigns; political polling too much or not enough? do they influence public opinion or mirror it?; media bias myth or for real?
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.
Joan E. BertinJoan E. Bertinhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=16http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/16/Joan E. Bertin.jpgNon-profit executive; civil liberties lawyerSince 1997, Joan E. Bertin has been Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, a coalition of more than 50 national non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting freedom of speech and expression. She graduated from N.Y.U. Law School, where she was a fellow in the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program. Ms. Bertin spent more than a dozen years on the national legal staff of the ACLU where her areas of expertise include constitutional law, employment law, women’s civil rights, and science and law. Currently a faculty member at Columbia University, she also held the Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College. She frequently speaks and writes on legal and policy issues and is the author of more than 30 chapters and articles in professional books and journals.Law;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentThe history of the First Amendment and key Supreme Court decisions defining its scope; book and art censorship; restrictions on sexually explicit speech, including child pornography; academic freedom and student speech rights, including campus speech codes and the "Academic Bill of Rights"; political speech government secrecy, access to information, and the right of dissent; FCC regulation of broadcast decency; legal issues on labeling of music, film and video games; hate speech; censorship of science and sex education.
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. 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 story
Richard BlancoRichard Blancohttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=1http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/1/Richard Blanco.jpgPoet​Richard Blanco stands as the youngest, first Latino, and first openly gay person to serve as the Presidential inaugural poet. He joins the ranks of such luminary inaugural poets as Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams and Elizabeth Alexander. On January 21, 2013, he read “One Today” as an honorary participant in the official ceremony. Richard Blanco’s acclaimed first book, <em>City of a Hundred Fires</em>, explores the yearnings and negotiation of cultural identity as a Cuban-American and received the prestigious Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. His second book, Directions to <em>The Beach of the Dead</em> won the 2006 PEN/American Beyond Margins Award for its continued exploration of the universal themes of place and homecoming. His third collection, <em>Looking for The Gulf Motel</em>, was published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2012. His work has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2000, Great American Prose Poems and has been featured on National Public Radio’s <em>All Things Considered</em>. Blanco is a Fellow of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and a recipient of two Florida Artist Fellowships. A builder of cities and poems, Blanco is also a professional civil engineer.Writing;Education/YouthPoetry reading/talk navigating cultural, sexual, and artistic identities; the importance of contemporary poetry in curricula to foster new generations of poetry readers and lovers; the poem as a mirror a new paradigm for teaching, reading, and appreciating poetry; poetry writing workshop finding the emotional center of a poem and its reason for being; what's old is what's new contemporary takes on traditional poetic formsFellow Blanco will be unavailable during the 2016-2017 academic year.
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
Carroll BogertCarroll Bogerthttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=8http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/8/Carroll Bogert.jpgAssociate Director, Human Rights Watch; journalist; activist​Carroll Bogert joined <em>Newsweek</em> in 1988, serving as correspondent, then bureau chief in Moscow and then acting foreign editor in New York. Through her time at <em>Newsweek</em> she has covered such stories as the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of Gorbachev and rise of Yeltsin, the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, and other history making milestones. Carol joined Human Rights Watch in 1998 as Communications Director and is now the Associate Director of the organization. She frequently publishes on the op-ed pages of the <em>New York Times</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Financial Times</em>, and <em>USA Today</em>, and her commentaries have been aired on National Public Radio.International Affairs;Politics and Government;Nonprofit Organizations;Health;Media/JournalismInternational reporting are we getting the news we need?; does the U.S. lead the world on human rights?; has the war made us safer? a human rights perspective.
Jake BrightJake Brighthttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=19http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/19/Jake Bright.jpgWhitehead Fellow, Foreign Policy Association; authorJake Bright is a writer, author, and Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association with a focus on international business. He contributes as an editor and independently for publications including <em>Fortune</em>, <em>The Financial Times This Is Africa</em>, <em>TechCrunch</em>, and <em>U.S. News & World Report</em>. Bright is a frequent commentator to media outlets and his Africa focused business reporting has received "Best Business Column" distinction by <em>The Week</em> magazine. In 2015 Bright and Africa business expert Aubrey Hruby published <em>The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse</em> with Macmillan Publishing. The Next Africa related events, media, and speaking have included spots with Bloomberg News, HuffPost Live, <em>Fortune</em>, World Affairs Council, C-SPAN, the White House Silicon Valley Africa Forum, Mic.Com, Kenya’s iHub innovation center, The Atlantic Council, and M&A Advisor. The book has a particularly strong focus on Africa’s technology movement and startup culture. A sample of its IT chapters in TechCrunch received high circulation. Previously, Bright spent a decade in international finance as an officer at The Bank of New York Mellon. He began his career in The Department of Commerce and on White House staff as a speechwriter and chief aid to senior international economic advisers. He earned his BA in international relations with a certificate in African Studies from Michigan State University. He earned his MA in International Affairs, with a concentration in international economics, from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.International Affairs;Media/Journalism;Politics and Government;Science and Technology;Urban and Regional Planning;WritingAfrica’s transition from global disconnect to transformation led by business, technology, investment, entrepreneurship, and new cultural and commercial ties to the U.S.; the expanding role of technology in shaping Sub-Saharan Africa’s political economy and international relations.The necessity of engaging this shifting landscape to effective U.S. foreign and corporate policy toward Africa; U.S. economic policy in a 21st century world shaping America’s foreign commercial affairs toward greater domestic prosperity; academic and professional development for careers in international business and foreign affairs.
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.
Rhonesha ByngRhonesha Bynghttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=140http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/140/Byng.jpgFounder and CEO of Her Agenda; JournalistRhonesha 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 is part of the 2017 class of <em>Forbes</em>’ 30 Under 30 in both the media and dorm room founders categories. 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.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.
Frances CairncrossFrances Cairncrosshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=6http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/6/Frances Cairncross.jpgFormer senior editor, The Economist, journalist, and head of Oxford CollegeAs a journalist and especially as a journalist for 20 years on the staff of <em>The Economist</em>, Cairncross has built a career around two strengths: The first is an understanding of economics and how it pervades many of our decisions and much of our lives; and the second is an ability to explain clearly and amusingly complex ideas. Cairncross’ time on <em>The Economist</em> also taught her to be brief and to watch constantly for world-changing trends. Her book on the communications revolution, <em>The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution Will Change our Lives</em>, was the first to explore how the change in the cost structure and in technical possibilities of digital technology might alter politics, society, and economics. In her second career as the head of Oxford college, she learned how to relate directly to students and scholars. Her teaching focus included an introduction for MBA students to the broad consequences of demographic change, of the communications revolution, and of big data.Media/JournalismWhy environmental issues are so hard to resolve; how the digital revolution is changing society; what the implications of demographic change might be; what the five or six trends are that might change our world the most.
Oren CassOren Casshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=138http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/138/Cass, O.jpgExpert on energy and the environment; Senior Fellow, Manhattan InstituteOren Cass currently serves as senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where he focuses on energy, the environment, and the social safety net. 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, <em>Politico</em> 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>New York Times</em>, <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Los Angeles Time</em><em>s</em>, Bloomberg View,<em> Foreign Affairs</em>, <em>Weekly Standard</em>, and <em>Politic</em>o among others. 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.
Debra ChasnoffDebra Chasnoffhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=13http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/13/Debra Chasnoff.jpgAcademy Award–winning documentary filmmaker​Debra Chasnoff is a nationally recognized champion of film as an organizing tool for social justice campaigns and a pioneering leader in the international movement to create safe schools and communities. Chasnoff’s highly acclaimed documentaries address youth and bias issues and are hailed by educators and advocates as an effective tool to help open up dialogue and activism around many of the most challenging issues affecting young people’s lives and school environments. Chasnoff’s most recent film, <em>Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up</em>, is about the gender and sexuality pressures that teens and young adults face today. Chasnoff’s other award-winning films include <em>It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School, Let’s Get Real</em> (about bias and bullying), <em>That’s a Family!</em> (supporting youth growing up in diverse family structures), and the Academy Award-winning <em>Deadly Deception—General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment</em>. Chasnoff’s first film, <em>Choosing Children</em>, explored the once unheard of idea that lesbians and gay men could become parents. In addition to dozens of film festival awards, Chasnoff is the recipient of the Wallace A. Gerbode Foundation Fellowship for outstanding non-profit leadership, the Pathfinder Award from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and the first-ever alumna achievement award in documentary filmmaking from Wellesley College.Art;Media/Journalism;Diversity and GenderGoals and strategies for pursuing a life/career centered on social justice activism; creating media as tools for change; the pressures on youth to conform to gender norms; culture change strategies for addressing name-calling and bullying; why and how to build inclusive communities that are welcoming to children from all different family structures; the importance of adopting LGBT-inclusive curricula and how to do that.
Susan ClampittSusan Clampitthttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=22http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/22/Susan Clampitt.jpgNonprofit leader; leadership and strategic planning consultant​A leader in the arts, education, politics, public broadcasting, and academia, Susan Clampitt has served as consultant on leadership issues and strategic planning for dozens of noted organizations. She was previously Executive Director and General Manager of WAMU-FM in Washington, DC, one of the country’s leading NPR stations. Clampitt also worked in the White House as Director of Women's Appointments and as Director of Arts and Humanities Appointments and served as Deputy Chairman at the National Endowment for the Arts and Associate Administrator at the U.S. General Services Administration. She serves on a number of national boards, including the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and Arena Stage. A Helen Hayes Awards Judge, she has been a recipient of <em>FastCompany</em> magazine’s Fast 50 award and the Mayor’s Arts Award; she has also been an Aspen Institute Fellow.Nonprofit Organizations;Media/Journalism;Art;Diversity and GenderWomen’s leadership; public media; business transformation.
Eleanor CliftEleanor Clifthttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=4http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/4/Eleanor Clift.jpgWashington Correspondent, The Daily Beast​Eleanor Clift reports on the White House, Washington politics, and a variety of national issues. Formerly with <em>Newsweek</em>, she was part of the magazine's team that assembled a behind-the-scenes narrative of the historic 2008 election of Barack Obama, titled "A Long Time Coming." Clift's latest book, <em>Selecting a President</em>, is the debut of a new civics series geared towards high school seniors and college freshmen, clearly, concisely, and cleverly explains how the U.S. selects its president. Clift is a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated show, <em>The McLaughlin Group</em>, and has appeared as herself in several films, including <em>Independence Day</em>, <em>Murder at 1600</em>, and <em>Dave</em>, as well as the CBS series <em>Murphy Brown</em>. She was a key member of <em>Newsweek</em>’s 1992 election team and followed Bill Clinton’s campaign. In June 1992, she was named Deputy Washington Bureau Chief. Clift and her late husband, Tom Brazaitis, wrote two books: <em>War Without Bloodshed: The Art of Politics</em> and <em>Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling</em>, which tracks the rise of women in politics and features Hillary Clinton’s trailblazing run for the U.S. Senate while she was still living in the White House as First Lady. Clift is the author of <em>Founding Sisters and the 19th Amendment</em>, the story of suffrage, and <em>Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics</em>, which is a story of personal loss set against the backdrop of the public debate over the court-ordered removal of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube, which led to the brain-damaged woman’s death.Media/Journalism;Politics and Government2016 election and dynastic politics (Bush vs. Clinton again?); Washington gridlock, what is behind it and can it be fixed?; the media transformation from print to digital, what we gained, what we lost; women and politics will gender help or hinder Hillary Clinton's second run for president?; President Obama's legacy; the greying and browning of America how demographics affects political parties; how we make public policy, from the invasion of Iraq to stopping Iran from developing a nuclear bomb; and how to cover Washington politics.
Robert CoganRobert Coganhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=11http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/11/Robert Cogan.jpgComposer; faculty member, New England ConservatoryRobert Cogan has successfully followed a triple career as composer, music theorist, and teacher. For over thirty years, he has served as Chair of Graduate Theoretical Studies and Professor of Composition at the New England Conservatory. His book <em>New Images of Musical Sound</em>—one of four acclaimed volumes he has authored or co-authored—won the Society for Music Theory’s Distinguished Publication Award. More recently, he has published <em>Music Seen, Music Heard</em>, and <em>The Sounds of Song</em> and has written articles for various scholarly music journals. His compositions have been featured in performances by the Cleveland Orchestra, the North and West German Radios, and the RIAS Orchestra of Berlin, as well as at festivals including Avignon and Tanglewood.MusicMathematics and music; the art and science of music; what a composer does; new scientific images of music, sound, design, and performance; psychology/art/language; the art-science music of a new millennium; science, neuroscience, and art; global culture and American music; music’s history an alternative view.
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.
Monica CollinsMonica Collinshttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=23http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/23/Monica Collins.jpgSyndicated lifestyle columnist; nonprofit consultant; media critic​Monica Collins, a professional journalist, critic, consultant and entrepreneur, created and writes “Ask Dog Lady,” the humor lifestyle advice column of various platforms, including the Web at <a href="http://www.askdoglady.com/" target="_blank">www.askdoglady.com</a>, radio streaming on the Internet, and syndicated in newspapers throughout the country, including the <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em>, <em>Cleveland Plain Dealer</em>, <em>Gatehouse New England</em> and six magazines. Collins has a unique perspective on the media. She not only writes and sells her own column but she spent 25 years as media columnist/TV critic for <em>USA Today</em>, <em>TV Guide</em>, and <em>The Boston Herald</em>. She has written various profiles for <em>USA Weekend</em> magazine, including a 2008 cover piece on CNN's Anderson Cooper. Her columns also have run in <em>Vogue</em>, <em>Boston Magazine</em>, <em>Town & Country</em>, and Forbes/Life. Collins has appeared on <em>The Oprah Winfrey Show</em>, <em>Good Morning America</em>, <em>Nightline</em>, <em>The O'Reilly Factor</em>, <em>Inside Edition</em>, and NPR’s <em>All Things Considered</em>. Collins also has a business consulting on media strategy. Current clients include anti-hunger organizations trying to help during the economic crisis.Media/JournalismMulti-media creativity; entrepreneurial dream chasing; realities of television; newspaper survival; cultural criticism; honing ideas and fine writing.
Paula CrawfordPaula Crawfordhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=5http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/5/Paula Crawford.jpgArtistAn accomplished artist, Paula Crawford has a notable record of national, international, and regional exhibitions and citations that include exhibitions in New York, California, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, and Washington, as well as international shows in Peru, Paraguay, Canada, and Jordan. Crawford’s exhibitions have been reviewed or covered in international publications, such as Peru’s <em>El Commercio</em>, the <em>Toronto Globe and Mail</em>, Paraguay’s <em>Diario abc Color</em>, as well as the <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Stroll Magazine</em>, <em>Articulate Contemporary Art Review</em>, the <em>Baltimore Sun</em>, the <em>Washington Review</em>, and <em>Art News</em>. Crawford’s most recent works are inspired by structural affinities in the macro and microscopic landscape, and an exploration of liminal space, as interpreted through contemporary abstract painting. Crawford has also co-authored, with sculptor Kendall Buster, <em>The Critique Handbook</em>, <em>The Art Student’s Sourcebook and Survival Guide</em>. Now in its second edition, this practical manual provides analysis of the fundamental practice of “critique” in relation to studio artwork at the university level. <em>The Critique Handbook</em> has become a staple of artist, art faculty, and students of art across the United States and abroad.Art;Education/YouthArt critique both as a frame for discussion about art, and as a ritual by which we evaluate and understand it; meaning in painting; presence and silence in painting; how modernist painting has progressed in two particular directions the act (expressionism to performance) and the image (representation and idea).Fellows Jeffrey Brown and Paula Crawford only accept residencies as a couple.
Callie CrossleyCallie Crossleyhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=21http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/21/Callie Crossley.jpgTelevision and radio commentator; documentary and TV news producer​Callie Crossley is a media commentator and public speaker and currently hosts <em>Under the Radar with Callie Crossley</em>. Crossley formerly served as host for <em>Boston Public Radio</em> and <em>The Callie Crossley Show</em>. She is a regular contributor on National Public Radio, CNN, Fox 25 TV’s <em>Morning Show</em>, and the PBS <em>NewsHour</em>. Crossley was a producer for <em>Eyes On the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years</em>, the critically acclaimed documentary series, which earned her an Oscar nomination, a national Emmy, and major film and journalism awards, including the Gold Baton of the DuPont-Columbia Award, considered the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism. As a network television producer, Crossley also earned top awards for her health and medical stories produced for ABC News’ <em>20/20</em>. Crossley balances her commentary and speaking schedule with her work as Program Manager for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, designing and directing the foundation’s seminar series. Through her company, CrossChannels, she consults for both journalism projects and documentary filmmakers and leads media coaching workshops. Crossley has been both a Nieman Fellow and an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard University.Media/Journalism;Diversity and GenderPresidential politics; young people and political participation; journalism in the age of new media; career building; current events; civil rights history; ethics and journalism; women and leadership; documentary filmmaking.
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.
Charles F. (Chic) DambachCharles F. (Chic) Dambachhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=7http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/7/Charles F. (Chic) Dambach.jpgLecturer; writer; consultantChic Dambach’s wide-ranging career includes six years as president and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, during which he established a global network of organizations and professionals to help build sustainable peace and security. Previously, he served as chief of staff for Congressman John Garamendi, restructured and revitalized the National Peace Corps Association, helped build Operation Respect’s anti-bullying program, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia. Dambach’s memoir, <em>Exhaust the Limits: the Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder</em>, describes a lifetime of service particularly his initiatives that helped end the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the Congo civil war. Based on his achievements, Dambach has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and he delivered a TEDx talk on building peace at Johns Hopkins University. He serves as an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins and American Universities. He co-wrote <em>Structures and Practices of Nonprofit Boards</em> and <em>The Business Professional’s Guide to Nonprofit Board Service</em>, both published by BoardSource for which he was a senior governance consultant, and he continues to consult and lecture worldwide. A life of purpose, a life of service building civil society for a civilized society; the Peace Corps gateway to the world and pathway to a life of purpose; peacebuilding - a new and effective strategy to prevent and mitigate violent conflicts; pathways to peace and alternatives to violence.
Ramon E. DaubonRamon E. Daubonhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=26http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/26/Ramon E. Daubon.jpgIndependent consultant; President, Esquel GroupRamon E. Daubon is an independent consultant and president of the Esquel Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering stalwart citizenship for sustainable democracy and sustainable economic development, focusing strongly—though not exclusively— in Latin America. He also is a member of the board for the Institute for Democratic Education in America. Daubon formerly served as the vice president for external affairs at the Inter American Foundation and as an associate at the Charles Kettering Foundation. He has been executive director of the Caribbean Environment and Development Institute in Puerto Rico; deputy assistant administrator of USAID for its Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean; representative of the Ford Foundation for the Andean and Southern Cone Countries of South America; and vice president of the National Puerto Rican Coalition. He has been a consultant for the National Hispanic Housing Council, Partners of the Americas, and Casals & Associates. A native of Puerto Rico, he has published extensively on topics about Latin America and the Caribbean and the connection of economic and social development with democracy and the culture of civic engagement.International Affairs;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentCaribbean and Latin America; civil society and democratic citizenship; civic engagement and development; social capital; economic and social development; public-private partnerships; business citizenship; sustainable development; public policy processes; population, human resources, and labor migrations; Puerto Rico; U.S. urban development; the connection between civic capacity and economic capacity.
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 AttorneyFania E. Davis is co-founder and director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). Disparately impacting youth of color, punitive school discipline and juvenile justice policies activate cycles of youth violence and incarceration. RJOY works to interrupt these cycles by promoting institutional shifts toward restorative approaches that actively engage families, communities, and systems to repair harm and prevent re-offending. RJOY focuses on reducing racial disparities and public costs associated with high rates of incarceration, suspension, and expulsion. Davis’ close childhood connection to victims of the 1963 Sunday School bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, set her career path early in life. She is a long-time social justice activist, restorative justice scholar, and civil rights attorney. Davis earned a JD from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in indigenous studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has taught restorative justice and indigenous peacemaking at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has received the Ubunti Service to Humanity award, the Maloney award, and World Trust’s Healing Justice award. The <em>Los Angeles Times</em> named Davis a new civil rights leader of the 21st century.Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Law;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government;Urban and Regional Planning ​School-based restorative justice; race and restorative justice; the indigenous roots of restorative justice; social justice and restorative justice; truth and reconciliation; youth-based restorative justive; the school-to-prison pipeline; mass incarceration.
Stuart DiamondStuart Diamondhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=24http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/24/Stuart Diamond.jpgPresident, Empowered Media; internet entrepreneur; writer; journalist; composer/musician<p>​Stuart Diamond's career has covered a broad range of professions, including business leader, entrepreneur, producer, writer, journalist, composer, and musician. Diamond is co-founder of Empowered Media, an Internet company creating original media, distribution strategies, and proprietary software. Empowered specializes in creating new knowledge, networking, and business models for online environments. Through Empowered Diamond has worked with major defense contractors, international human rights organizations, the United Nations, and major health organizations. He has consulted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on counter-terrorism strategies. In addition, he has produced national television and online news programming, including The National Physician of the Year Awards. He also works with major financial institutions developing programs on the nature of trust in the financial system. Diamond is recognized as a composer and musician, having composed over 100 works in all media including symphonic and chamber music, theater, dance, film, and video. His ensemble, Electric Diamond, has been performing continuously since 1979. It is perhaps the only ensemble dedicated to presenting live classical electronic music concerts, with a repertoire covering a wide spectrum of music, from the Medieval to Baroque, and Romantic to Native American music, as well as original works. Through the years Diamond has developed a parallel career as a writer, authoring screenplays, novels, essays, poetry and documentaries for television.</p>Art;Business and Finance;International Affairs;Music;New Media;Politics and GovernmentThe internet; creating new knowledge and business models in online environments; the impact of modern media on society; finding integrity in art and business; entrepreneurship—thriving in a corporate world; writing as a means to understanding the world and making a living; the survival of the classical arts in a digital age; electronic music; integrating art and technology.
Michael DoyleMichael Doylehttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=25http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/25/Michael Doyle.jpgReporter, Washington Bureau, McClatchy Newspapers​​Michael Doyle covers regional, national and legal affairs issues for McClatchy, a chain of 31 newspapers. His beat includes the Supreme Court, the federal judiciary, agriculture, immigration and Western state politics. Mr. Doyle is the author of <em>The Forestport Breaks: A 19th Century Conspiracy Along the Black River Canal</em>, published by Syracuse University Press. He earned a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law School, where he was a Knight Journalism Fellow. He also earned a Master in Government from The Johns Hopkins University, with a thesis on the Freedom of Information Act. He has contributed freelance articles to <em>Slate</em>, <em>Washington Monthly</em>, <em>Yale Law Report</em> and other periodicals, and has appeared on C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News Channel and other electronic outlets. He is an adjunct lecturer at The George Washington University, where he teaches news writing in the School of Media and Public Affairs. He is a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Arlington County, Virginia.Media/Journalism;Politics and GovernmentLaw and politics; the Supreme Court and legal affairs; the Freedom of Information Act; environmental politics; journalism ethics and techniques; the press and public policy; immigration and ethnic politics.
David J. DunfordDavid J. Dunfordhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=27http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/27/David J. Dunford.jpgFormer U.S. Ambassador; expert on the Middle East​Dave Dunford’s 29 years in the U.S. Foreign Service included three years as U.S. Ambassador to Oman and four years as Deputy Ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. He worked for General Garner and Ambassador Bremer in Iraq in 2003 as the senior official in charge of reorganizing Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His other assignments included Economic Minister-Counselor in Cairo, Director of Egyptian Affairs in Washington, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President, and Coordinator of the multinational team tasked with setting up MENABANK, a proposed regional multilateral development bank in Cairo. Ambassador Dunford teaches courses on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Middle East Business Environment at the University of Arizona and consults for government and the private sector on Middle East issues. He recently co-authored, with former Iraqi Ambassador Ghassan Muhsin Hussein, a book about his experience in Iraq, <em>Talking to Strangers: The Struggle to Rebuild Iraq’s Foreign Ministry</em>. Dunford is former Chairman and active board member of AIPT, a non-profit organization specializing in international exchanges.International Affairs;Politics and GovernmentIssues related to the Middle East, including oil, Islam, and terrorism; Middle East politics and culture; the Arab-Israeli conflict; international political economy; international trade and finance; globalization; how to think about the Middle East; Foreign Service careers.
Pozzi EscotPozzi Escothttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=28http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/28/Pozzi Escot.jpgComposer; faculty member, New England Conservatory​​Pozzi Escot is Professor of Composition and Music Theory at the New England Conservatory and holds a professorship at Wheaton College. She is Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed journal Sonus, President of the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies, and Director of Tufts University’s Tallories International Composers’ Conference in France. She is widely regarded as a pioneer in the study of the relationship between music and mathematics and has published articles exploring this area of inquiry. In 1975, Ms. Escot was chosen as one of the five most remarkable women composers of the 20th century, and during the same year, the New York Philharmonic premiered her Fifth Symphony to critical acclaim. With Mr. Cogan, Ms. Escot co-wrote <em>Sonic Design: The Nature of Sound and Music</em> and <em>Sonic Design: Practice and Problems</em>. She has recently completed two books, <em>The Poetics of Simple Mathematics in Music</em> and <em>Oh How Wondrous—Hildegard von Bingen, Ten Essays</em>.Music;ArtMathematics and music; the art and science of music; what a composer does; new scientific images of music, sound, design, and performance; psychology/art/language; the art-science music of a new millennium; science, neuroscience, and art; global culture and American music; music’s history an alternative view.
Lee FeigonLee Feigonhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=31http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/31/Lee Feigon.jpgWriter; Director; East Asian expert​​Lee Feigon is the writer, director, and producer of the madcap revisionist documentary, The Passion of the Mao. Lee also serves as a research associate at the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Chicago, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He once was a Professor of History and Chair of East Asian Studies at Colby College. He has written for publications such as <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>Barron's</em>, <em>Nation</em>, the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, <em>The Atlantic</em>, and the <em>Boston Globe</em>. He has been interviewed on television shows such as <em>MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour</em>, CNN, CNBC’s <em>Hardball</em>, and the <em>NBC Nightly News</em>. He is the author of <em>Mao: A Reinterpretation</em>, the work on which the documentary is based, as well as of the acclaimed <em>Demystifying Tibet: Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows</em>, and <em>China Rising: The Meaning of Tiananmen</em>, a highly praised book that combines a historical perspective of the Tiananmen Movement with a first-hand view of the events leading up to this crisis. Among his earlier publications is: <em>Chen Duxiu: Founder of the Chinese Communist Party</em> (Princeton University Press, 1983). Among his other jobs is serving as the C.E.O. of Censea, one of the largest seafood companies in the United States. In the mid 1980s, he designed and built the Northern-most completely solar heated house in the Western hemisphere. He is presently in the midst of establishing a 1500-acre organic goat farm in Northern Maine.International Affairs;Writing;Politics and GovernmentHow to make a movie with little technical knowledge and no money; Mao and the image of China past and present; the internationalization of the Tibetan cause; globalization and slow eating a personal and business perspective; documentary filmmaking in the age of the internet; how to succeed in business without going to the office.
Anita Perez FergusonAnita Perez Fergusonhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=83http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/83/Anita Perez Ferguson.jpgDiversity Expert​Anita Perez Ferguson is director of the Hank Lacayo Institute for Workforce and Community Studies at California State University Channel Islands. Her doctoral research was on the diversity and network profiles of Fortune 500 directors. She has served as president of the National Women’s Political Caucus, White House liaison to the U.S. Department of Transportation, and chair of the Inter-American Foundation. In conjunction with several international organizations, Perez Ferguson has trained women in leadership and political skills in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. From 1996 to 1999, she was a weekly contributor to WAMC National Public Radio in New York. Her books include <em>Women Seen and Heard</em> and <em>A Passion for Politics</em>. <em>Hispanic Business Magazine</em> named her to its list, “The 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States.”Diversity and Gender;Media/Journalism;Politics and GovernmentThe changing face of American politics; diversity in corporate board rooms; grassroots development and organzing; Hispanic-Latino voting patterns
David J.R. FraktDavid J.R. Frakthttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=32http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/32/David J.R. Frakt.jpgLieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General​David J. R. Frakt is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps Reserve and an independent legal scholar, writer and commentator. After earning his JD at Harvard University, he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals before serving with the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps. After a decade on active duty, he has served nine more years in the Air Force Reserves. Frakt also has been a law professor, teaching at several law schools including Georgetown and Duke Universities. From April 2008 to August 2009, Frakt served as lead defense counsel with the office of military commissions, representing two detainees at Guantanamo facing war crimes and terrorism charges before the U.S. military commissions. He was the first defense counsel to win the pretrial dismissal of all charges against his client, Mohammed Jawad, a juvenile from Afghanistan, and also won Mohammed's release through a habeas corpus petition in federal court. His representation of Jawad earned him an international reputation as a champion of human rights and the rule of law. He was also the sole defense counsel in one of the only two military commission trials completed during President Bush's tenure in office, representing Ali Hamza al Bahlul. Frakt is a highly regarded expert in the field of international war crimes, military law, and military commissions and has been quoted frequently in the national media, including in the <em>New York Times</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Newsweek</em>, <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, <em>New York Review of Books</em>, <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>USA Today</em>, <em>Miami Herald</em>, <em>The Nation</em>, and <em>Atlantic Monthly</em>. He has written widely in both scholarly and popular periodicals. His articles and letters have been published in the <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>New York Review of Books</em>, <em>Duke Law Journal</em>, <em>Harvard Human Rights Journal</em>, <em>American Journal of Criminal Law</em>, <em>Air Force Law Review</em>, <em>Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law</em>, and <em>Florida State University Law Review</em>, as well as online on Salon.com, CNN.com, Huffington Post, and truthout.org. He has been a repeat guest on MSNBC's <em>Rachel Maddow Show</em> and on PRI's "The World" and debated terrorism issues on the “Intelligence Squared” debate series, broadcast nationally on Bloomberg News and NPR. Frakt is a contributor to the ACLU National Security Project’s Torture Report and was featured in the book <em>The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison, Outside the Law</em>, in the “Witness to Guantanamo” documentary interview project, and in the forthcoming documentary “Reckoning with Torture.” In 2013, he was invited by Salman Rushdie to present at the World Voices Festival of International Literature on the theme of “Bravery.” He is on the Board of Advisors of the National Institute of Military Justice and No More Guantanamos.LawTerrorists common criminals or war criminals?; our common humanity; defending detainees and the Constitution at Guantanamo; international justice from Nuremberg to the present; the true meaning of patriotism; thoughts on leadership, ethics, and heroism; introduction to the military justice system; the problem of child soldiers.
A. Lee FritschlerA. Lee Fritschlerhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=29http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/29/A. Lee Fritschler.jpgHigher education policymaker​The former Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education in the Clinton administration, Dr. A. Lee Fritschler set direction for higher education policy and administering the department's higher education programs, including financial aid, FIPSE, GEAR UP, TRIO, international education, the Fulbright program, Developing Institutions, and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Subsequently, he served as Vice President and Director of the Center for Public Policy Education at the Brookings Institution, which administers education programs in the United States and around the world for government and corporate executives. He is the first North American to serve on the Steering Committee of the European University Association, and he was the Chairman of the U.S. Postal Rate Commission. While President of Dickinson College, Dr. Fritschler co-founded the Annapolis Group, a contingent of 110 presidents of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, build support for liberal arts programs in colleges. He is currently Professor and Director of Executive Education in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is the author of many articles and four books, including <em>Smoking and Politics: Bureaucracy Centered Policy Making</em>. His newest book, a work he co-wrote with Bruce Smith and Jeremy Mayer, is <em>Closed Minds? Politics and Ideology in American Universities</em>. The book concludes that the problem with U.S. higher education is not that institutions are too political but that they are not political enough and questions the notion that ideological bias harms student education.Education/Youth;Politics and GovernmentThe federal role in higher education benign past, stormy present, and tempestuous future; how policy is made in government; bureaucracy-centered policymaking; higher education in modern Europe the great transformation; the demise of accountability in U.S. government contracting out and its cousins; the politics of smoking and health.
Peter FrumkinPeter Frumkinhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=30http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/30/Peter Frumkin.jpgDocumentary director, producer, and writer​​Peter Frumkin has been a director, writer, and producer of documentaries and non-fiction media for over 30 years. His works have been broadcast on PBS, the BBC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and Courtroom Television. His documentary subjects have included history, culture, science and engineering, health care policy, environmental policy, and medical ethics. His recent work includes AboutFace, a website about and for American military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder; <em>Tobacco Roads</em>, an investigation into tobacco smuggling in the Balkans; and <em>Caring for Your Parents</em>, which follows five Rhode Island families as they face the challenges of caring for ailing elderly parents. Frumkin’s accomplishments include the award winning film, <em>Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home</em> for the PBS <em>American Masters</em> series; and his nomination for a national Emmy for his producing work on <em>Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America</em>. Frumkin is also an accomplished proposal writer as well as an educator, who has led workshops on video-journalism in developing democracies and teaching university classes. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and is president of Peter Frumkin Productions, LLC in Boston, Massachusetts.Writing;Media/JournalismHow documentary filmmaking has changed as technology and the world have gotten smaller; the challenges of training journalists and developing a functioning press in emerging democracies; is it still possible to have a viable career as a documentary filmmaker?; developing a documentary project form and financing.
Nick GalassoNick Galassohttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=34http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/34/Nick Galasso.jpgResearcher on Economic Inequality​Nick Galasso joined Oxfam America in 2012, serving first as an American Council of Learned Societies public fellow and now as senior researcher. He leads Oxfam’s work on economic inequality and focuses on the intersection of elites, extreme wealth, and political capture. Galasso’s research gained attention in 2014 with the calculation, updated annually, that the richest 85 people possess the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. As a leading voice on inequality, he is a regular media guest for programs on Fox Business News, Al Jazeera America, ABC, CBS, Voice of America, Open Media Boston, and NPR stations across the U.S. Prior to working for Oxfam, Galasso taught international relations and political economy at Chestnut Hill College and the University of Delaware. His research has been published in the journals <em>Global Policy</em> and <em>Foreign Policy Analysis</em> and he regularly writes for Oxfam’s Politics of Poverty blog. He earned a PhD in global governance and lives in Washington, D.C.Business and Finance;Diversity and Gender;Health;International Affairs;Media/Journalism;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentIncome and wealth inequality trends (U.S. and developing countries); political institutions and development; economic globalization; how power disparities between ordinary citizens and elites drive economic inequality; the global goals to end extreme poverty; how tax avoidance and illicit financial flows undermine development and poverty reduction
Richard J. GoldstoneRichard J. Goldstonehttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=37http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/37/Richard J. Goldstone.jpgInternational human rights lawyer​Richard J. Goldstone is the co-chairperson of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association and a member of the U.N.-appointed committee investigating the Iraq Oil for Food Program. He has served as a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, as the chief prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, and as a member of the International Group of Advisers of the International Committee of the Red Cross. In May 2009, Goldstone will be honored by the MacArthur Foundation with the MacArthur Award for International Justice. Justice Goldstone has taught at the New York University School of Law, Harvard Law School, Fordham University School of Law, and Georgetown University Law Center. A Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he also serves on the boards of the Human Rights Institute of South Africa, Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights, the International Center for Transitional Justice, and the Center for Economic and Social Rights. His book, <em>For Humanity: Reflections of a War Crimes Investigator</em> (2000), chronicles his vast experiences including investigations on South African apartheid-era crimes and the U.N. war crimes tribunals.Law;Politics and GovernmentProsecuting war crimes; reconciliation and fault after severe human rights violations.
Emily Jane GoodmanEmily Jane Goodmanhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=40http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/40/Emily Jane Goodman.jpgJustice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York​​Before becoming a State Supreme Court Justice, Emily Goodman served in civil, criminal, and family courts. She has taught at the New York University Law School and the Center for Urban Legal Education at City College. Holding an M.J.A. from Columbia University in addition to her law degree, she writes on such subjects as mediation, custody, divorce, housing discrimination, and battered women. She has authored and co-authored several books, including <em>Women, Money, and Power</em>; <em>A Woman’s Guide to Marriage and Divorce in New York</em>; and <em>The Tenant Survival Book</em>. Her articles have appeared in <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>New York Law Journal</em>, <em>Ms.</em> magazine, <em>The Village Voice</em>, and <em>The National Law Journal</em>.​Diversity and Gender;Law;Politics and GovernmentLaw; politics women's issues; journalism
Barbara GottschalkBarbara Gottschalkhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=33http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/33/Barbara Gottschalk.jpgExecutive Vice President, Seeds of PeaceSeeds of Peace is an organization that brings together young people from Israel, Palestine, and other troubled areas for experience in living together peacefully. The organization has a summer camp in the United States and a Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem. More than 2,000 participants have graduated from the camp in Maine and then returned to their regions for regular meetings and coexistence programs. Barbara Gottschalk also has directed social service agencies responsible for treatment of people with mental and physical disabilities.Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;International Affairs;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentCommunity-building on a worldwide scale; learning to care about just about everyone on earth; social work methods put to work creatively; Seeds of Peace—how it works; media literacy; using interpersonal relationships internationally; stages of development for non-governmental organizations.
Marcia GrantMarcia Granthttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=35http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/35/Marcia Grant.jpgInternational Higher Education ExpertA veteran higher education administrator, Grant is noted for her ability to create organizational change to serve faculty, staff, students, and institutional mission. She has served in institutions in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. She is currently finishing a term as provost of Ashesi University College, in Berekuso, Easter Region, Ghana. Before going to Ghana, Grant spend over six year in Pakistan as director at Aga Khan University in Karachi and vice rector at Forman Christian College. In 1999, under the direction of Princess Lolowah-al-Faisal, she was asked to design and start a college for women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Today Effat College has 36 teachers and 200 students. A liberal arts education and early experiences in Latin America have had a profound impact on Ms. Grant’s values and career direction. She began her academic career teaching African and international politics at Oberlin College, and later, as a single parent, entered the Foreign Service of USIA. She served as Director of the Fulbright Program in Mexico and as a cultural attaché in Paris. For four years she led the Edward S. Mason program for Third World government officials at Harvard’s Kennedy School and then worked with the Institute of International Education in New York. In 2007 she received an honorary doctorate of law from Swarthmore University in recognition of her work in higher education.Diversity and Gender;Education/Youth;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and GovernmentWomen and Islam; creating liberal arts programs for women outside America and expanding their opportunities; the importance and possibilities of international academic exchanges; American foreign policy towards Latin America; why the U.S. and Europe differ in international politics; international careers.
Linda GreenlawLinda Greenlawhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=39http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/39/Linda Greenlaw.jpgCommercial fisher; author​Linda Greenlaw is a lifelong commercial fisherman and America’s only female swordfishing captain. She is the author of three <em>New York Times</em> bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman: <em>The Hungry Ocean</em> (1999), <em>The Lobster Chronicles</em> (2002) and <em>All Fishermen Are Liars</em> (2004). Additionally, Greenlaw has written two mysteries: <em>Slipknot</em> (2007) and <em>Fisherman’s Bend</em> (2008). <em>Seaworthy: A Swordfish Boat Captain Returns to The Sea</em> (2010) is a chronicle of her return to swordfishing after ten years as a lobsterman and marks her return to non-fiction. Her latest published work is <em>Lifesaving Lessons: Notes From An Accidental Mother</em> (2013); a nonfiction account of Greenlaw’s becoming the legal guardian of a troubled teen. Greenlaw is the winner of the U.S. Maritime literature award in 2003 and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004. She has appeared on <em>Good Morning America</em>, <em>Today</em>, CBS <em>Sunday Morning</em>, <em>The Martha Stewart Show</em>, and National Public Radio. Greenlaw first came to the public’s attention in Sebastian Junger’s book <em>The Perfect Storm</em>, where Junger called her “one of the best captains, period, on the entire east coast.” She was featured on the hit Discovery Channel series <em>Swords: Life on the Line</em>. Swords premiered in August 2009 and ran for three consecutive seasons. In 2011, Greenlaw worked as a consultant for the Kenyan Government and a Dubai based company establishing baseline fisheries resource statistics off the coast of Kenya and Somalia. She operates a custom boat shop, works on a mystery series, fishes for lobster and halibut, and serves as honorary chair of The Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Champaign for the Gulf of Maine. Greenlaw is a member of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute’s advisory board.Diversity and Gender;Environment;International Affairs;Politics and Government;Writing
David N. GreenleeDavid N. Greenleehttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=43http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/43/David N. Greenlee.jpgRetired U.S. AmbassadorDavid Greenlee served as chief of mission in Bolivia (2003-2006) and Paraguay (2000-2003) and, also with ambassador rank, as chair and U.S. delegate to the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group (1996-1997), a successful five-nation effort to mitigate civilian casualties in cross-border fighting between Hezbollah and Israel. His other positions include deputy chief of mission in Bolivia, Chile, and Spain, and special Haiti coordinator and political advisor to the U.S. Army chief of staff. Ambassador Greenlee is a graduate of Yale University and the National War College. He has also been a Peace Corps volunteer (Bolivia) and an Army officer with service in Vietnam. Since retiring from the foreign service in 2006, he has been working as an independent consultant and with the State Department on institutional issues related to the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and the reorganization of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).International Affairs;Politics and GovernmentThe politics of poverty in Latin America Bolivia as paradigm; striving for peace monitoring stability in the Arab-Israeli conflict; rethinking national security in the post-9/11 world the role of diplomats in military structures; the education of a career diplomat in an evolving foreign service.
Judith Berry GriffinJudith Berry Griffinhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=36http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/36/Judith Berry Griffin.jpgFounder, Ophelia J. Berry Fund; creator, Pathways to College​​Judith Berry Griffin’s combined experience as an education administrator and leader, consultant, author, and lecturer led her to establish The Ophelia J. Berry Fund in 2003. She is founding president of the Fund’s first program, Pathways to College, which is a national after-school initiative. The program helps high-potential students of color develop the critical thinking skills and habits of mind that make achieving a college education an attainable goal, thereby encouraging school-wide improvement and reform. Since its founding in 1992, the program has served more than 2,100 students. Many of its graduates go on to selective four-year colleges such as Brown University, Smith College, Stanford University, Hampshire College and the University of Chicago. Prior to her current role, Griffin served as national president of A Better Chance from 1983 to 2003. In addition, she served in the U.S. Department of Education. Griffin is the author of several books for children, the most recent of which, <em>Phoebe and the General</em>, was a nominee for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award. She is a recipient of The 2008 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. She was awarded the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in education in 2008 and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Gettysburg College in 2011. Griffin earned BA and MA degrees from the University of Chicago, which in 2001 awarded her its Professional Achievement Citation. She holds an additional graduate degree from Columbia University.Diversity and Gender;Education/YouthEducation in America
Robert GusentineRobert Gusentinehttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=41http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/41/Robert Gusentine.jpgRetired U.S. Navy captain, Co-founder and COO, Global Sounding Inc.​Robert Gusentine is co-founder and chief operating officer for Global Sounding Inc., a private enterprise designed to assess and monitor the global fresh water supply to provide accurate information to governments, businesses, and the global community. “Gus”, as he is known among friends and colleagues, is a retired U.S. Navy captain with 28 years of experience leading collaborative, high-performance teams of U.S. special operations forces worldwide. He served in over 30 countries and engaged with senior foreign government officials and U.S. and foreign ambassadors, among other global contacts. Gusentine serves on the board of directors for Elsie’s Hope, a non-profit corporation devoted to improving the living conditions of people around the world by providing sustainable access to clean water through water filtration systems in the field and other on-the-ground efforts. He is also a dedicated artist who enjoys painting in oil and watercolor.Business and Finance;Environment;Health;International Affairs;Nonprofit Organizations;Politics and Government;Science and TechnologyNational security and Operation Enduring Freedom; water security understanding a systemic problem through big data analytics; leadership; visualizing, communicating, and leading in an information-driven global world; team-building for problem-solving; organizational design to solve global problems.
Richard HalloranRichard Halloranhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=45http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/45/Richard Halloran.pngColumnist, The Rising East; freelance writer​Halloran did three tours as a foreign correspondent in East Asia for <em>Business Week</em>, <em>The Washington Post</em>, and <em>The New York Times</em>, each based in Tokyo. He was a military correspondent for <em>The New York Times</em> for ten years in Washington, DC. He has also covered diplomacy, economics, and energy, and has been an investigative reporter. Halloran has written six books, including <em>Japan: Images and Realities</em> and <em>To Arm a Nation: Rebuilding America’s Endangered Defenses</em>. His freelance articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and Asia and he has taught at the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, and the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. In military service, he was a paratrooper and served in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. His awards include the George Polk Award for National Reporting, Gerald Ford Prize for defense reporting, U.S. Army’s Medal for Outstanding Civilian Service, and Japan’s Order of the Sacred Treasure. Halloran graduated from Dartmouth College, earned an MA in East Asian Studies at the University of Michigan, and had a Ford Foundation Fellowship at Columbia University’s East Asia Institute.International Affairs;Politics and GovernmentU.S. relations with Asia; Asian security issues; democracy in Asia; journalism; non-fiction writing
Fumiko Mori HalloranFumiko Mori Halloranhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=46http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/46/Fumiko Mori Halloran.jpgWriter; journalist​In the first part of her career as a writer, Fumiko Mori Halloran wrote about America in Japanese for audiences in the land of her birth and education. In the latter period of her career, she has been writing about the land of her ancestors in English for audiences in her adopted home of America. Her first book, <em>Washington no Machi kara</em> (From the city of Washington) won the Oya Soichi Award for best nonfiction, a prize usually given to new writers of great promise. Her most recent book in Japanese was <em>Amerika Seishin no Minamoto</em> (Wellsprings of the American Spirit) about the Judeo-Christian ethic that underlies much of American society. She has written two novels, <em>Kuroi Kabe</em> (The Black Wall) about the Vietnam era in the U.S., and <em>Long Nights Alone: Love and Sorrow in Ancient Japan</em>. Her work has appeared in prominent newspapers in both nations including the <em>New York Times</em> and the <em>Nihon Keizai Shimbun</em>. She wrote an account of a long interview with former president Richard Nixon for the <em>Bungei Shinju</em>, a widely-circulated monthly magazine. Before becoming a writer, Halloran served as senior political analyst at the Japan Economic Institute in Washington, DC, as program officer at the Japan Center for International Exchange in Tokyo, and as bibliographer at the Japan Documentation Center of the East Asia Institute at Columbia University.Media/Journalism;WritingJapanese literature, religion, and culture; non-fiction and creative writing; classical literature; contemporary social issues in Japan; Asian history
Patrick HarbronPatrick Harbronhttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=42http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/42/Patrick Harbron.jpgPhotographer​​Patrick Harbron began his career photographing the luminaries of rock and roll. His photography of Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Blondie, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, and hundreds of others has been featured as album and DVD covers, in publicity and tour booklets, books, and magazines. Harbronʼs work in editorial and advertising followed, appearing in magazines including <em>LIFE</em>, <em>Rolling Stone</em>, <em>Time</em>, <em>Forbes</em>, <em>People</em>, and <em>New York</em> and for clients like Apple, IBM, American Express, GTE, AT&T, Pepsico, and Nabisco. Working with Bantam, he produced three books of photography. Harbron’s photography for television programs such as House of Cards, Smash, and Boardwalk Empire is commissioned by network clients that include Home Box Office, ABC Television, Sony, NBC, FX and Warner Brothers. Recognition for his work includes numerous awards for photography including The International Photography Awards, Hasselblad Masters, The Art Director’s Club of Canada, and American Photography. Since 2003, Harbron has been an adjunct faculty member at the International Center of Photography. His work has been exhibited in various group collections and solo shows, most recently in “Rock and Roll Icons—Photographs by Patrick Harbron” at The Library of The Performing Arts in the Lincoln Center.Why photography thrives in a visually saturated environment; photographer or content provider how photography is viewed in the digital age and the relationship between photographers and their corporate or consumer clients; creativity and survival building a business while retaining creative growth; an evening of rock and roll 20 years of rock and roll photography from 1976 to the mid-1990’s.
Mark HarrisMark Harrishttps://www.cic.edu/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/DispForm.aspx?ID=44http://cic-web01/m/w/Lists/WoodrowWilsonVisitingFellows/Attachments/44/Mark Harris.jpgJournalist; environmentalist; expert in green burial practices​​An award-winning journalist and a former environmental columnist with the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Mark Harris is a recognized authority on the “green burial” movement and the modern funeral industry. Harris’ book, <em>Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial</em> (2007, Scribner), has been called the “manifesto of the [green burial] movement.” It’s the first book to explore the environmental aftermath of modern burial and funerals in North America and to showcase the natural alternatives that are coming to replace them. Since the book's publication, Harris has worked with a local cemetery to establish and maintain Green Meadow, a natural burial ground in eastern Pennsylvania. He also gives presentations on the art and craft of environmental journalism. His current book project follows the construction of one of greenest and senior-friendly homes in the state of Georgia. Harris has been a guest on Terry Gross’ NPR show <em>Fresh Air</em>, CNN, MSNBC and ABC <em>World News</em>. His views on death and dying have been reported on in the <em>New York Times</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, and <em>U.S. News & World Report</em>, among others.Environment;Health;Media/JournalismGreen burials and funerals; death and dying in America; the art and craft of environmental journalism.

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