Professor GIUSEPPE AMMENDOLA
For over twenty-five years, Professor Giuseppe Ammendola has been teaching courses in international political economy, international business, international management, international finance, international trade and investment, international marketing, international relations, American government, US foreign policy, and the European Union. In addition to teaching at NYU, he has taught at the City University of New York. He has also taught and lectured at various Italian graduate business schools and postdoctoral institutions.
Dr. Ammendola consults for mid- and small-sized companies on strategic management, marketing, and business plan evaluation and writing. His writings include the book From Creditor to Debtor: The U.S. Pursuit of Foreign Capital - The Case of the Repeal of the Withholding Tax, published in the "Foreign Economic Policy of the United States - Outstanding Studies" Series as well as the internationally recognized country study "The Government of Italy" in Michael Curtis, ed., Western European Government and Politics. He is the editor and main author of the book The European Union: Multidisciplinary Views. As a guest commentator on Bloomberg TV, Dr. Ammendola's analyses in several languages on the US economy and capital markets have reached millions worldwide. He has given hundreds of presentations (including many in Spanish, French, and Portuguese) to corporate, government, and nonprofit managers as well as general audiences on many aspects of the global economy.
Professor Ammendola earned a Doctorate in Economics and Business, summa cum laude, from the University of Naples and a Ph.D. in Political Science with a specialization in International Political Economy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where he also worked at several research institutes. He came to the United States as a Fulbright scholar. Dr. Ammendola has received the New York University SCPS Excellence in Teaching Award. He currently holds the Joseph Schumpeter Visiting Professor Chair in International Economics at the Universidade Autonoma of Lisbon.
Professor MAHA HOSAIN AZIZ
Professor Maha Hosain Aziz teaches interdisciplinary courses on political rhetoric analysis and political opinion writing in the MA Program of the Politics Department at New York University (NYU). She is also a Research Associate at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Outside of academia, Dr Aziz is a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat, a cutting-edge geopolitical consultancy that applies a global crowd-sourcing methodology to analyze politics. She is also an Asia Insight columnist for Bloomberg Business week, covering political risk, strategy and analysis. She is working on a book that was inspired by her political opinion writing.
Previously, Dr Aziz was a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Politics and International Studies Department at SOAS, co-convening an undergraduate course on democracy, development and militant groups in South Asia. She also taught an undergraduate course on British politics and democratic institutions at the London School of Economics (LSE), winning one university-wide teaching excellence award and two departmental teaching prizes in one year.
At the LSE, she was the C&J Modi/Narayanan Fellow while pursuing her doctoral research on the moral economy. Before her PhD, she worked in investment banking and media, and earned a bachelors at Brown University, a masters at Columbia University and a masters at the LSE.
Professor O. GOKCE BAYKAL
Gokce Baykal received her BA, MA degrees from Marmara University in Turkey and MA degree (2007) from New York University. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate (expected in 2013) in the Department of Politics, Rutgers University where she is working on her dissertation entitled “Giving Money to the Poor: The Political Payoffs of Allocating Conditional Cash Transfers in Turkey: Making Clients or Citizens?”. Her doctoral research project investigates: first, whether political or objective criteria explain the emergence, implementation and allocation of CCT in Turkey, and second, whether transferring cash based on conditions to the poor empower their social citizenship or produce/reproduce linkages, obligations to reciprocate in terms of supporting the political party allocating them. She was on the fieldwork for 6 months in Tekirdag and Diyarbakir in 2011 conducting in-depth interviews with Roma and Kurdish people, who benefit from cash transfer program. She is desiring that her academic research makes a contribution to the formulation of better social policies targeting poor people in developing countries. Her teaching experience is based on having developed and taught three comparative politics related courses independently and teaching assisting more than fifteen sections.
Prosper Bernard, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Graduate School and University Center of
the City University of New York. He is a faculty member at the City University of New York (College of
Staten Island) where he teaches comparative politics, American government, and international politics.
Professor Bernard joined NYU’s Politics department in 2006 where he teaches Theories and Concepts of
Political Economy in the fall semester and Political Economy of Advanced Industrialized Countries in
In 2010 Professor Bernard was Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance and Public Administration
and a Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of
Ottawa, Canada. He has been a guest speaker at the University of Québec in Montréal, Chinese University
of Mining and Technology, Fudan University, and Donghua University. Dr. Bernard also has served as
a consultant to private and non-governmental organizations.
Professor Bernard has expertise in the areas of political economy, human security, and internationa
criminal justice. His regions of focus are North America, Western Europe, and East Asia. His current
research focuses on government reactions to the Great Recession, middle power foreign policy strategies
in a unipolar world, and the International Criminal Court.
His most recent articles have appeared in American Review of Canadian Studies, International Journal of
Humanities and Social Science, Journal of Humanities and Social Science, and Options Politiques/Policy
Options. He has published book chapters on topics relating to international public procurement and
Chinese society and politics. He is the author of External Pressure, National Response: Industrial
Adjustment in Canada since the 1970s (University Press of America, 2009).
Professor ELI F. BLEICH
Eli F. Bleich is President and CEO of mediagroup inc. - a New York based motion picture production company - with more than 25 years of experience in the design and production of media for political and public affairs campaigns.
In addition to numerous US House, Senate, and Gubernatorial campaigns, Bleich served as the Creative Director of the 1980 Jimmy Carter US Presidential Campaign, producing and directing all campaign media. He has also participated in numerous other political campaigns both nationally and internationally - including ones in Venezuela, Bolivia, and the Sudan.
Bleich is a recipient of numerous awards for documentary filmmaking and is himself a graduate of NYU’s Film School - and The New School’s Graduate Program in Media Studies. He has held “The Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Chair” in Propaganda and Documentary Film at San Diego State College, and has taught in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America; and is a past member of the International Association of Political Consultants.
Professor BONNIE C. BRENNAN
Professor Bonnie Brennan holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Utah (1978). She received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law (1989) and graduated with a Ph.D. in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (2006). She is currently practicing as appellate counsel at The Legal Aid Society here in New York. Her work on minorities addresses an important gap in the field of international law and human rights. Her dissertation The Fate of Minorities: The UN Endeavor to Create a Minority Protection Regime was on the subject of minorities, minority rights and the evolution of a minority rights regime under the auspices of the United Nations. While she remains interested in minority rights, her dissertation also piqued her interest in the discrete but closely related topic of the rights of indigenous peoples. She is currently working on a book on the subject preliminarily entitled, The American Genocide.
Han Il CHANG
Hi, I am Han Il Chang, a doctoral candidate (expected in 2013) in the Department of Politics, New York University, specializing in Comparative Political Economy, Identity Politics, Experimental Political Science, and Game Theory. I obtained my BA degree from Korea University in Korea. Then, I came to New York for my MA degree from New York University 7 years ago. My doctoral research projects investigate three ways in which identity politics is manifested: clientelism, strategic adjustment of ingroup bias, and an electoral appeal to group identity. In addition, I am currently working on two research projects, one a lab in the field experiment to test effects of citizenship on interethnic cooperation and the other a lab experiment to test predictions derived from a model where indirect reciprocity is formalized as a costly signaling game.
Professor PATTY CHANG
Patty Chang holds a D. Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford, an M.I.A. in International Security Policy from Columbia University, and B.A. in European Studies from Barnard College. She has taught at the NYU Center for Global Affairs since 2009, offering courses on International Relations and Civil Wars in Africa. Currently, she is a consultant and researcher in international security. Her work focuses on conflict management and post-conflict peacebuilding, especially small arms and light weapons control, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants, and security sector reform. Her regional expertise is in the sub-region of West Africa and she has conducted extensive field work in Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau. Her recent research has focused on the micro-foundations of violence and small arms diffusion in civil wars. She has worked with a number of different organizations including the United Nations Development Programme, EuropeAid, the Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, and the United Nations Department of Political Affairs.
Professor PATRICIA DeGENNARO
Patricia (Tricia) DeGennaro holds an MBA in International Trade and Finance from George Washington University and an MPA in International Security and Conflict Resolution from Harvard University. She has taught international security courses at NYU’s Department of Global Affairs and has guest lectured at the US Military Academy, West Point.
In addition to her work as a professor, she is a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute where she focuses on and joint interagency, intergovernmental and multinational coordination and a subject matter expert for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command Center for Intelligence. Her areas of expertise are the Middle East, South Asia and Balkans. Her recent research focuses on moving beyond war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
DeGennaro capitalizes on over twenty years of experience as a writer, independent analyst and consultant in international relations and economic development and has published several articles on US foreign policy and national security topics. She is often an expert commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Fox News, BBC and various nationally and internationally syndicated radio programs. DeGennaro is also a regular columnist on the Huffington Post.
Professor AROLDA ELBASANI
Arolda Elbasani is a visiting fellow at Columbia University. She has a PHD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence; an MA in International Relations from Central European University and MA from Bilkent University. She has hold several research and teaching positions among which Social Science Award Fellow at WZB, Berlin; Chair of International Relations Department at European University, Tirana; and Post-doc Fellow at Free University, Berlin. Her research interests lay at the intersection of theories of institutional change, EU integration, comparative democratization and political Islam. Her publications include an edited book on Europeanization in Western Balkans forthcoming with Routledge; and a number of articles and reviews in peer reviewed journals including Central European Political Science Review, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Europe Asia Studies, and Sudosteuropa. She is currently working on two projects: 1) Islam and Democratization and 1) Europeanization of State Administration in the Post-communist Countries.
Professor ANNA DI LELLIO
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAnna Di Lellio
(Sociology PhD, Columbia University; Masters in Public Policy, NYU) is a sociologist, policy analyst and journalist, with a broad range of interests and experience, from American politics and culture to nationalism, security and state-building in the Balkans. She is an expert on Kosovo, where she worked for years, as political adviser to the Prime Minister; Media Commissioner (the interim regulator of broadcasting and print media for the United Nations Mission); and research analyst and advisor for IOM and the UN on the Kosovo Liberation Army program of reintegration. Dr. Di Lellio currently lectures on humanitarian intervention and the ethics of war at the Graduate Program in International Relations (GPIA) at The New School (NYC), and political communication and media ethics at the Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Communication (KIJAC) in Prishtina. She is the author of The Battle of Kosovo 1389. An Albanian Epic (London: I.B. Tauris 2009) and the editor of The Case for Kosova. A Passage to Independence (London: Anthem Press 2006).
Professor ROBERT WILLIAM DRY
Mr. Dry served in the U.S. Department of State for more than three decades. As a Foreign Service Officer, in addition to assignments in the Persian Gulf region - Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Oman, he also served in China, Indonesia, Vietnam and France, as well as in Washington. As long term ‘chargé d’affaires’ or acting ambassador, and deputy chief of mission at the American Embassy in Muscat from 2001 – 2004, he obtained unfettered access to Omani military facilities for U.S. forces to stage ‘Operation Enduring Freedom,’ the war against Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. From 2008 until his retirement from public service in summer 2010, the Department detailed Mr. Dry to City College of New York as the diplomat-in-residence for the greater New York area. In that role, he encouraged individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to pursue international internships and careers, particularly in the U.S. national security system. At City College, he also taught U.S. foreign and environmental policy. A JD graduate of George Washington University, Mr. Dry is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia. He also possesses an MA from the University of Glasgow in Scotland in Arabic and Islamic Studies. He is married with two wonderful daughters.
Professor JOHN ENTELIS
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is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Middle East Studies Program at Fordham University. He received his PhD from New York University and studied Arabic in Cairo, Harvard, and Princeton. He has been awarded several Fulbright awards including a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to conduct research in Lebanon (1968-1969), a Senior Fulbright Professorship at the University of Algiers in 1977-1978 and one at the University of Tunis in 1985, and a Fulbright Regional Research Award to Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia in 1989. He has also directed three National Endowment for the Humanities summer institutes and seminars. Professor Entelis is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly publications on the comparative and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa including: Pluralism and Party Transformation in Lebanon (1974) Comparative Politics of North Africa (1980, 1984), The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa (1980, 1986, 1995, 2002, 2007), Political Elites in Arab North Africa (1982), Algeria: The Revolution Institutionalized (1986), Culture and Counterculture in Moroccan Politics (1989,1996), State and Society in Algeria (1992), and Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa (1997). He has also written scores of book chapters, articles and book reviews that have appeared in the leading scholarly journals in the fields of political science, international relations, Middle Eastern affairs, and North African studies. He has also published analytic pieces in The New York Times and Le Monde Diplomatique, among many others. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of North African Studies and Secretary of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) and editor of Westview's series on "State, Culture, and Society in Arab North Africa."
Professor CHUCK FREILICH
Professor Freilich holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hebrew University, an MS in Organizational Behavior from Tel Aviv University and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from Columbia University. Former Deputy Israeli National Security Adviser and currently a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard University, Prof. Freilich specializes in International Relations Theory, US Foreign Policy, especially in Middle East, Middle East, Israeli national security strategy and decision making, decision making theory. Author of numerous publications, Prof. Freilich is working on his book National Security Decision Making in Israel.
Professor STUART GOTTLIEB
Stuart Gottlieb teaches in the International Security Policy Program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Before joining Columbia in 2003, Gottlieb worked for nearly five years in the United States Senate, first as senior foreign policy adviser to Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and subsequently as policy adviser and chief speechwriter for Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT). He has also worked on several political campaigns, including New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's (R-NY) reelection campaign in 1997 and presidential campaign in 2008. From 2003 to 2007 Professor Gottlieb was a senior partner of Prides Crossing Executive Communication, LLC, a speechwriting and communications consulting firm based in New York City which he co-founded. From 2003 to 2011 he taught international affairs and policy studies at Yale. Professor Gottlieb holds a B.A. in political science and journalism from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Ph.D. in international relations from Columbia University. He writes frequently on foreign affairs and policy issues. His most recent book is Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Causes, Contexts, and Responses (CQ Press, 2010).
Professor JOSEPH HELMAN
Joseph Helman serves in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where he is a member of the Senior National Intelligence Service. He has over twenty years of national security experience in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Additionally, he served as the Director for Intelligence for the Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (2008), and as the National Intelligence Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to his government service, he worked on Middle East projects at the United States Institute of Peace. Dr. Helman also serves as an adjunct professor in the Security Policy Studies Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Helman holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in political science and an M.A. in Middle Eastern studies from George Washington University, and a B.A. in international studies from the University of South Florida.
Professor BRIAN HOPKINS
Brian Hopkins is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey. His research interests include the analysis of discrete fair division situations and the structure of all 2 by 2 games. He has also published on integer partitions, graph theory, combinatorial proofs, history of mathematics, and mathematics education. In April 2011 he received the Award for Distinguished Teaching by the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America, one of 26 such awards given around the country.
Professor SOPHIA N. JOHNSON
BA (Toronto), Ph.D. (Rutgers)
Sophia N. Johnson the CEO of the South Asia Consulting Group, LLC, a strategy-driven, global economic consulting firm. Dr. Johnson and her team focus on a range of industries - including environment, manufacturing, public sector, renewable eneregy and social sector innovation - but her core area of work is in the analysis of governance patterns and locations of economic activity after market reforms.
Dr. Johnson teaches in the interdisciplinary field of political economics, focusing on the non-market, collective, and political activities of individuals and organizations, in the Department of Politics and the Center for Global Affairs at New York University.
Dr. Johnson has lived and worked in mainland South Asia. She has also taught international affairs and sustainability at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), has lectured widely and is the author of the forthcoming publications, Economic Reforms, Governance and Change in India (Cambridge, 2012).
Professor MARIA G. KOWALSKI
Professor Kowalski holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University (2004). She is the author of “Substantial Freedom as Identity of Right and Duty” in Identity and Difference: Hegelian Studies in Logic, Mind and Politics, 2007. She has presented numerous conference papers on Hegel, Kant, Rawls, etc. Currently she is working on a manuscript dealing with Hegel's philosophy of right and freedom. Research interests include: history of political philosophy, theories of justice, theories of rights, ethics, freedom, liberalism and legal theory/jurisprudence.
Professor SETH NYE
Mr. Nye has spent nearly ten years working in areas of counterterrorism, intelligence and international security. For the last four years he was a Senior Intelligence Analyst and Team Leader for the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD’s) Counterterrorism Bureau and Intelligence Division. At the NYPD he specialized in Central/South Asian terrorism, assisted the New York City Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and was responsible for managing a group of analysts supporting terrorism related investigations. Prior to the NYPD, Mr. Nye was a Navy Intelligence Officer where among various positions he was assigned to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A) and a F/A-18F Super Hornet squadron. He deployed to Afghanistan and served on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mr. Nye is currently a consultant for the West Point Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). He has been an Associate Fellow at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, taught at the FBI Academy at Quantico and been a featured speaker at major terrorism and international security related conferences. Mr. Nye has a B.A. in History from University of California, Santa Barbara and a M.A. in History from University College Dublin, Ireland.
Professor DERMOT O’BRIEN
Professor O’Brien earned his B.A. (1990), and M.A. (1992) at University College, Dublin and he received his Ph.D. at N.Y.U.’s Department of Politics (2000). Besides teaching at NYU from 2001, he is also Associate Director for Academic Support in the College of Arts and Science since 2006. Prof. O’Brien teaches classes in the history of political theory, Nietzsche’s impact on the twentieth century, democratic theory, globalization, comparative politics and European politics. His abiding interest is in individuality and the conflict between nationalism and cosmopolitanism. He is currently working on a book for the general reader entitled “Nietzsche and Me.”
Professor JOEL H. ROSENTHAL
Professor Rosenthal holds a B.A. from Harvard University (1982) and a Ph.D. from Yale University (1988). He is the President of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He focuses on Ethics, U.S. Foreign Policy, and International Relations. Author of several books on the subject professor Rosenthal is also co-author of Ethics and the Future of Conflict (with Albert C. Pierce and Anthony Lang) published by Prentice Hall, in 2004 and author of Righteous Realists published by Louisiana State University Press, in 1991.
Professor LAURIE P. SALITAN
Professor Salitan holds a D.Phil (1986) from the University of Oxford and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (1983). She previously taught Soviet and ethnic politics at The Johns Hopkins University. She chaired the Seminar on Soviet Republics and Regional Issues at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University. She was a Carnegie Corporation Fellow at the Duke University Center on East-West Trade, Investment, and Communication and was a Senior Associate Member at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Dr. Salitan is the author of the book Politics and Nationality in Contemporary Soviet-Jewish Emigration, 1968-89, as well as numerous other publications. Her field is comparative politics and her current research relates to ethnic politics. In the NYU Masters Program Professor Salitan teaches the following courses: Ethnic Conflict, Ethnopolitics in Divided Societies, and The Politics of Russia and the CIS.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgProfessor Raymond Smith holds an M.A. in international relations from Yale University and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University, with an emphasis on American Politics. Prof. Smith is an adjunct assistant professor of political science at both New York University and Columbia University, where he has taught a wide variety of American politics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels over the past ten years. Within the NYU Politics Department, he regularly teaches “American Politics: Theories and Arguments” and has taught a seminar on “Majority Rule and Minority Rights”; he has also and has advised many NYU students on their master's papers. At Columbia, he has taught “American Parties and Elections” and “Race and Ethnicity in American Politics.” From 1999-2005, Dr. Smith served as general editor of the book series "Political Participation in America" (ABC-CLIO Publishers), and since 2008 has been serving as general editor of the book series “New Trends and Ideas in American Politics” (Praeger Publishers). He is author or co-author of several books involving American politics, including Drugs Into Bodies: Global AIDS Treatment Activism (with Patricia Siplon; Praeger, 2006); a textbook entitled The American Anomaly: US Government Politics in Comparative Perspective (Routledge, 2nd edition 2010); and Importing Democracy: Ideas from Around the World to Reform and Revitalize American Politics and Government (Praeger, 2010). His most recent publication is an edited volume of primary documents, with commentary, about The Politics of Sexuality in the U.S. since 1965 (Greenwood, 2010).
Professor TONY SPANAKOS
Professor Spanakos holds an A.B. in Political Science, Princeton University (1995), an M.A. (1998) and a Ph.D. in Political Science, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2000). He specializes in Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Democratization, and Latin America. He has taught and published extensively on these subjects. Prof. Spanakos has been selected by the CIES and the US and Venezuelan Fulbright Commissions to teach at the Institute of Superior Study of Administration and to do research on credibility of economic policies (Jan –Aug 2008). Currently he is working on his book focusing on the topic of credibility and economic policy, and on the effect of elections and political events on economics in developing countries.
Professor LOUISE STANTON
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is a lawyer and adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science—Masters Program at New York University where she teaches US Intelligence & Global Security, Comparative Civil-Military Relations, Advanced American Government, and advises students. In October 2009, her first book, The Civilian-Military Divide: Obstacles to the Integration of Intelligence in the United States, was published by Praeger Security International. In addition, she is Assistant Professor and PreLaw Advisor at New Jersey City University. Prof. Stanton received her PhD in global affairs from Rutgers University in May 2007. A lawyer, Louise received a B.A. degree in politics from Georgetown University, and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to the academic sector, she practiced law in the private sector, served in various policy-making capacities in NJ state government, and was a lobbyist. Prof. Stanton is a member of International Studies Association, American Political Science Association, Women in International Security, fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and National Association of PreLaw Advisors.
Professor MEHMET TABAK
Professor Mehmet Tabak received his BA from University of California, Berkeley (1996), and his MA, M.Phil, and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University (2004). Besides teaching at NYU, Prof. Tabak has taught at Columbia and CUNY. His research interests include modern political thought, theories of the state, globalization, and Marxist theory. Prof. Tabak is the author of Dialectics of Human Nature in Marx’s Philosophy (Palgrave, 2012). He is currently working on a book on Hegel’s dialectic.
Professor CALIN TRENKOV-WERMUTH
Professor Calin Trenkov-Wermuth holds an M.Phil. (2002) and Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Cambridge (2008), and an A.B. in world politics and history from Hamilton College (2000). He focuses on rule of law reform, transitional justice, international territorial administration, and the United Nations. Previously his research focused on European foreign and security policy and transatlantic relations. Professor Trenkov-Wermuth has worked at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He was a Visiting Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, and also a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Europe. He currently teaches at Baruch College, City University of New York, and has previously also taught at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of United Nations Justice: Legal and Judicial Reform in Governance Operations (United Nations University Press, 2010).
Professor ROBERT WEISSBERG
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Prof. Weissberg
has previously taught at Cornell and University of Illinois-Urbana. He has written ten books on public opinion, tolerance, political socialization, political activism, American government and other topics. Also published articles in the major professional journals (APSR, JOP, POQ, AJPS etc) and more popular magazines such as the Weekly Standard. Among his major (recent) publications are: Political Tolerance (Sage, 1998); The Politics of Empowerment (Praeger, 1999); Polling, Policy and Public Opinion: The Case Against Heeding the “Voice of the People” (Palgrave 2002); The Limits of Civic Activism: Cautionary Tales on the Use of Politics (Transactions, 2005); Pernicious Tolerance: How Teaching to “Accept Differences” Undermines Civil Society (Transactions, in press). Currently completing a book on the inculcation of "tolerance" in schools. The book shows how the older notion of tolerance--suffering the odious--has been transformed into "appreciating differences" and why this shift can have significant political consequences.