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U.S. foreign policy; Middle East
Professor, Department of Political Science, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Lisa Anderson is the sixth dean to lead SIPA. She has been on the faculty of Columbia since 1986 and, just prior to her appointment as dean, served as Chair of the Political Science Department at Columbia. Dean Anderson also served as director of Columbia’s Middle East Institute from 1990 to 1993. She is one of this country’s most eminent scholars of the Middle East and North Africa. Dean Anderson’s academic specialty is state formation and regime change. She is author of The State and Social Transformation in Tunisia and Libya, 1830-1980 (Princeton University Press, 1986), co-editor of The Origins of Arab Nationalism (Columbia University Press, 1991), and editor of Transitions to Democracy (Columbia University Press, 1999).
Performance measurement, incentive compensation, valuation
Assistant Professor, Accounting, Columbia Business School
Professor Balachandran is interested in performance measurement, incentive compensation and valuation, three subjects sometimes referred to collectively as shareholder value management. Specifically, he studies how firms use performance measures to align the interests of managers and shareholders and create shareholder value. Balachandran, who has more than 10 years of business experience, is a former management consultant at Ernst & Young and manager at Baxter Healthcare Corporation. He teaches the core course on managerial accounting.
Conflict resolution and peacekeeping
Senior Research Scholar; Director, Center for International Conflict Resolution, Columbia University
Andrea Bartoli’s area of concentration includes conflict resolution in Southern Africa, the role of religion in conflict resolution, and conflict resolution techniques. Mr. Bartoli’s recent publications include Somalia, Rwanda and Beyond: The Role of the International Media in Wars and Humanitarian Crises, co-edited with Edward Girardet and Jeffrey Carmel.
National Security, military strategy, international conflict
Richard K. Betts
Leo A. Shifrin Professor of War and Peace Studies; Director, Program in International Security Policy; and Director, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, School of International and Public Affairs
Richard K. Betts is the Leo A. Shifrin Professor of War and Peace Studies in the Political Science Department and the Director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is the author of Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crises (Harvard University Press, 1977) and three books published by the Brookings Institution: Surprise Attack (1982), Nuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance (1987), and Military Readiness (1995).
International trade policy, immigration, outsourcing, globalization
Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Arthur Lehman Professor of Economics, Professor of Political Science, School of International and Public Affairs
Jagdish Bhagwati is a Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was Economic Policy Adviser to the Director General, GATT (1991-1993) and also served as Special Adviser to the UN on Globalization and External Adviser to the Director General, WTO. Professor Bhagwati has published more than three hundred articles and fifty volumes and also writes frequently for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times, as well as reviews for The New Republic and The Times Literary Supplement. Professor Bhagwati is described as the most creative international trade theorist of his generation and is a leader in the fight for freer trade. His most recent book, In Defense of Globalization (Oxford, 2004), was published and has attracted worldwide acclaim.
Twentieth-century American history
Allan Nevins Professor of History, University Provost
Alan Brinkley works and teaches in the field of twentieth-century American history. He was chair of the history department from 2000-2003 and is currently University Provost. His published works include Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression (1982), which won the 1983 National Book Award; The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People (Knopf, 1992 and subsequent editions); The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War (Knopf, 1995); and Liberalism and Its Discontents (Harvard, 1998). He is presently writing a biography of Henry R. Luce.
International comparative management, international negotiations and cultural differences in decision making
Robert N. Bontempo
Adjunct Professor of Business Management, Columbia Business School
Professor Bontempo studies international comparative management, including international negotiations and cultural differences in decision making. His current research involves cultural factors in negotiation and international differences in risk perception. The winner of the 1994 Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom, Bontempo teaches the core course Leadership and the elective Managerial Negotiations at Columbia Business School. He is a consulting editor for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Federal funding for science research
University Professor, Chemistry and Biological Sciences, Columbia Medical Center
Professor Breslow’s research expertise includes the design and synthesis of new molecules with unique properties, and the study of these properties. Examples include the cyclopropenyl cation, the simplest aromatic system and the first aromatic compound prepared with other than six electrons in a ring. His work establishing the phenomenon of anti-aromaticity has involved the synthesis of novel molecules, as well as their study. Recently he has developed a new group of cytodifferentiating agents with potential use in cancer chemotherapy.
Election law, local and state government law, campaign finance reform
Vice Dean & Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation, Columbia Law School
Richard Briffault is the Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation at Columbia Law School, where he is also vice dean and director of Columbia’s Legislative Drafting Research Fund. Professor Briffault is the author of multiple law review articles regarding campaign finance law and federalism. He is also the author of Balancing Acts: The Reality Behind State Balanced Budget Requirements. Briffault’s principal areas of lecturing and publication are election law, state and local government law, and property law.
Images of violence in war, representations of leaders
Professor of Art History & Archaeology and Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University
Richard Brilliant was educated in classics and art history at Yale, and in law at Harvard. He spent many years living in Rome and visiting Greek and Roman sites, monuments, and museums throughout the Mediterranean and in Western Europe. Author of many books, articles, and reviews on aspects of Greek and Roman art, especially the latter, in recent years, motivated by broad historiographical interests, his work has concentrated on topics such as visual narrative, portraiture, interpretation, and problems of style.
Day care, childcare
Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
A leading scholar on the effects of poverty on families, Brooks-Gunn has participated in dozens of influential research projects on a variety of topics including the effects of growing up poor, the ramifications of certain public educational policies and methods of curbing drug use by inner-city youth. She is currently researching the test score gap between African Americans and Caucasians.
History of Middle East and North Africa, historical
methodology, history of technology and social history
Richard W. Bulliet
Professor of History, Columbia University
Richard Bulliet, professor, specializes in Middle Eastern history, the social and institutional history of Islamic countries, and the history of technology. He is the author of The Patricians of Nishapur: A Study in Medieval Islamic History (1972), The Camel and the Wheel (1975), Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period: An Essay in Quantitative History (1979), and Islam: The View from the Edge (1994). He edited Under Siege: Islam and Democracy (1994) and The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century (1998), co-edited The Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East (1996), and co-authored The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History (1997).
Federal Reserve, interest rates
Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial institutions, Columbia Business School
Charles Calomiris was previously an assistant professor at Northwestern, a visiting assistant professor at Stanford, a visiting associate professor at The Wharton School, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research among others. He is also a member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, an Adjunct Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Co-director of the AEI Project on Financial Deregulation. In addition he is a Fellow of the Council of Foreign Relations. Calomiris co-wrote "The Efficiency of Self-Regulated Payments Systems: Learning from the Suffolk System," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (1996); and "The Role of ROSCAs: Lumpy Durables or Event Insurance?" Journal of Development Economics (1998). Calomiris received the Chazen International Innovation Prize for the development of the course Emerging Financial Markets (1997-1998), among many other awards and honors.
Population and family health
Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health and a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Wendy Chavkin is the Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association; former director of the Bureau of Maternity Services and Family Planning, New York City Department of Health; Associate Editor of the American Journal of Public Health and Associate Contributing Editor on Women’s Health and Chair of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health. Among her most recent publications: “Welfare, Women and Children: It’s Time for Doctors to Speak Out,” Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association (2002).
Technology transfers, patent issues
Executive Director, Science & Technology Ventures (Technology Transfer Unit of Columbia University)
Dr. Cleare has worked at Johnson Matthey, a U.K.-based multinational world leader in advanced materials technology, for 30 years. His experiences range from senior R&D executive through business development to a range of senior business management positions. While in R&D, he was involved in the discovery and development of a major new class of anti-cancer drugs. Cleare has managed complex global businesses, negotiated and closed multi-million dollar licensing and technology transfer deals, and initiated multiple research funding agreements with major universities.
Environment and Energy
Director, Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy, and Director, Executive MPA Program, School of International and Public Affairs; Director, Office of Educational Programs, Earth Institute at Columbia University
Steven Cohen is the author of The Effective Public Manager (1988 ), and the co-author of Environmental Regulation Through Strategic Planning (1991), Total Quality Management in Government (1993), The New Effective Public Manager (1995), Tools for Innovators: Creative Strategies for Managing Public Sector Organizations (1998), and numerous articles on public management innovation, public ethics and environmental management. His most recent book is the co-authored 3rd edition of The Effective Public Manager. Dr. Cohen has taught courses in public management, policy analysis, environmental management environmental policy and management innovation. In addition to teaching, Cohen has been a Ford Foundation Fellow in Urban Environmental Policy, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Public and Environmental Policy and Implementation, and he has worked as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Currently Cohen serves on the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology and on the Board of Directors of Homes for the Homeless.
Diversity issues, affirmative action
Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education, Teachers College
Margaret Smith Crocco is Coordinator of the Program in Social Studies and Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College. She joined the Teachers College faculty in 1993 after eight years teaching and administering at a high school in Summit, New Jersey. Her recent research and publication projects involve the use of educational technology in the social studies, the education of African Americans at research institutions, and inclusion of gender and sexuality in the teaching of the social studies.
Affirmative action, race relations, civil rights, domestic violence
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw is professor of law at UCLA and Columbia and has written in the areas of civil rights, black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. She has lectured nationally and internationally on race matters, addressing audiences throughout Europe, Africa, and South America and has facilitated workshops for civil rights activists in Brazil and constitutional court judges in South Africa. Her work on race and gender was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution. In 2001, she authored the background paper on race and gender discrimination for the United Nations’ World Conference on Racism and helped facilitate the inclusion of gender in declaration of that conference.
Comparative politics, Japan, East Asia
Gerald L. Curtis
Burgess Professor of Political Science, Political Science Department
Gerald Curtis is the author of numerous books and articles in both English and Japanese concerning Japanese politics and society and U.S. relations with Japan and Asia. His most recent book, The Logic of Japanese Politics, was published in both English and Japanese. He has written on democratic development in the Journal of Democracy and published many articles and books dealing with U.S.-Japan relations and U.S. foreign policy in East Asia. In addition to his scholarly writings, Professor Curtis' political commentaries appear widely in the Japanese and foreign media. He has written a monthly column in the Tokyo Chunichi Shimbun since 1982 and he has been senior adviser for Newsweek Japan and Newsweek Korea.
Population and family health
Chairman and Professor of Clinical Population & Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health
Dr. Leslie Davidson is a pediatrician and a public health doctor at Columbia University Medical Center. She has worked in both academic and service pediatric and public health at Columbia for eight years. She has also led the Central Harlem School Health Program. Her primary research interests include disability in children, international child health, screening, and the epidemiology and prevention of accidents and violence.
Minority political incorporation, politics of immigration
Rodolfo de la Garza
Professor of Political Science, Vice President for Research of the Tomes Rivera Policy Institute, Columbia University
Rodolfo de la Garza combines interests in Political Behavior and Public Policy. In Political Behavior he specializes in ethnic politics, with particular emphasis on Latino public opinion and electoral involvement. His primary interests in public policy include immigration and immigrant settlement and incorporation. He has edited, co-edited and co-authored numerous books including Latinos and U. S. Foreign Policy: Lobbying for the Homeland?; Bridging the Border: Transforming Mexico-U. S. Relations; At the Crossroads: Mexican and U. S. Immigration Policy; Awash in the Mainstream: Latinos and the 1996 Elections; Ethnic Ironies: Latinos and the 1992 Elections; Latino Voices: Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban Perspectives on American Politics; Barrio Ballots: and The Chicano Political Experience. Currently he is directing studies on immigrant incorporation, Latinos and U. S. foreign policy and Latino voting patterns.
Global warming, energy and energy policy, sustainable development
Associate Professor, Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Peter deMenocal is associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, a research scientist of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a geologist, oceanographer, and climatologist. He studies marine sediment to reconstruct past changes in ocean circulation and terrestrial climate. Recent research projects include: Holocene climate and ocean circulation variability; tropical-ex-tropical paleoclimate linkages; Pliocene-Pleistocene evolution of tropical climates; African climate and human evolution. Peter deMenocal is the author of numerous scientific analyses, many of which have enlightened debate on the topic of global warming.
MTCT-Plus Initiative (mother-to-child transmission of HIV), global public health (AIDS)
Wafaa Mahmoud El-Sadr
Director, Center for Infectious Diseases Epidemiologic Research and of the MTCT- Plus Initiative (Mother-to-Child transmission of HIV), Columbia University Medical Center
Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., MPH, is Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Chief Division of Infectious Diseases at Harlem Hospital. She is also Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Epidemiologic Research and of the MTCT-Plus Initiative at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, working on expanding HIV/AIDS care in resource-limited settings in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Her research interests are in HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
American politics, rational choice, formal modeling, redistricting
Faculty Fellow, Political Science, Columbia University
David Epstein has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles, including Delegating Powers: A Transaction Cost Politics Approach to Policy Making Under Separate Powers (Cambridge University Press, 1999); The 45% Solution: Racial Redistricting and the Evolution of American Politics (Manuscript: Columbia University); “A Theory of Strategic Oversight: Congress, Lobbyists, and the Bureaucracy,” Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (1995); and “The Partisan Paradox and the Tariff, 1877-1934,” International Organization (1996).
American politics, political behavior, elections, methodology
Professor, Political Science, Columbia University
Robert Erikson has written numerous journal articles on American politics and elections, and has co-authored American Public Opinion (currently in its sixth edition, 2001) and Statehouse Democracy (1994). His latest co-authored book is The Macro Polity. Erikson is the former President of the Southwest Political Science Association, and former editor of the American Journal of Political Science.
Stem cell research, biotechnology, Parkinson’s disease, neurological disease, research funding, medicine and academia
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, Columbia Medical Center
Dr. Fischbach is a leading expert on stem cell research and biotechnology. He is also a specialist in the formation and maintenance of synapses, the junctions between nerve cells and their targets through which information is transferred. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Director of the Center for Bioethics and Professor of Bioethics, Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Fischbach served from 1998 to 2001 as Senior Advisor for Biomedical Ethics in the Office of the Director of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health. Her current work focuses on research ethics and contemporary issues in bioethics. Dr. Fischbach is a member of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (CPMC) Institutional Review Board (IRB), CPMC Ethics Committee, the Advisory Board for the Center for the Study of Science and Religion, the Mailman School of Public Health's Task Force on Genetics and Public Health, the Arnold Gold Foundation Medical and Professional Advisory Council, the Population Council IRB. She serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R).
Brazilian and Latin American development strategy, economic relations between industrialized and developing countries
Professor of International and Public Affairs, Director, Institute of Latin American Studies, Director, Center for Brazilian Studies, School of International and Public Affairs
Albert Fishlow is the director of the Columbia Institute of Latin American Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Brazil at Columbia. Fishlow’s published research has addressed issues in economic history, Brazilian and Latin American development strategy as well as economic relations between industrialized and developing countries. Recent publications include Latin America in the XXI century, in Louis Emmerij, (ed.); Economic and Social Development into the XXI century (Inter-American Development Bank, 1997); Contending with Capital Flows: What is Different about the 1990s?, in Miles Kahler, (ed.); Capital Flows and Financial Crises (1998); and The United States and the Americas: a 21st century View with James Jones (1999).
International relations, peacekeeping, war and peace in developing countries
Virginia Page Fortna
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science
Virginia Page Fortna is assistant professor of political science at Columbia University. Her research and scholarly interests involve international relations, peacekeeping, war and peace in developing countries, durability of peace after war, theories of conflict, and cooperation among adversaries.
Civil unions, gay marriage, civil rights, race relation
Katherine M. Franke
Vice Dean, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Law & Culture, Columbia Law School
Before holding her current positions at Columbia University, Katherine Franke was an Associate Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, 1997-2000; an Associate Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law, 1995-97; an Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild, 1990-1991; and a Supervising Attorney, New York City Commission on Human Rights, 1987-1990. She was also the Founder and Director, AIDS and Employment Project, San Francisco, CA, 1986-1987. Her principal areas of interest are civil rights law, jurisprudence of identity, feminist and critical race theory, and torts.
Jewish interest, arts and culture, education, voter apathy
Samuel G. Freedman
Professor of Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism
Samuel Freedman is an award-winning writer and professor. A former reporter for The New York Times, he is the author of four acclaimed books, most recently Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry. His previous books are Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School (1990); Upon This Rock: The Miracles of a Black Church (1993); and The Inheritance: How Three Families and America Moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond (1996).
Weapons of mass destruction, Iraq, United Nations, humanitarian issues, international press freedom issues
Director, International Program, Graduate School of Journalism
Joshua Friedman was a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica and a Peace Corps training instructor at Texas Tech University. He has served as assistant editor for Community News Service (N.Y.); statehouse bureau chief, New York Post; reporter, Philadelphia Inquirer; editor-in-chief, Soho Weekly News; reporter, U.N. bureau chief, special writer, Newsday; associate professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; member, board of directors, chairman, Committee to Protect Journalists. Joshua Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize winner for international reporting, 1985.
Deputy Vice President for Government and Community Affairs and Associate Dean at Columbia University Health Sciences
Ross A. Frommer is an expert on legislative and executive branch matters that relate to the health sciences at the federal, state, and local levels, and assists with the development and implementation of programs with the surrounding communities of the Columbia Medical Center. Prior to coming to Columbia University, Ross spent five years working for former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) as State Director in the New York City office and as the Regional Director of the upstate office in Oneonta, New York.
Budget deficits-federal, state and local; income distribution; unions; working poor; work-support policies
Associate Research Scholar, Director, Center for Urban Research and Policy, Chair, The Urban Studies Program, Barnard and Columbia Colleges
In 2002, Ester Fuchs was appointed a Special Advisor for Governance and Strategic Planning for New York City by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Fuchs’ main research interests are in the areas of American government and policy, political parties and elections, urban politics and policy, including fiscal policy, New York City politics, and statistical analysis. Among her many publications are Translating Your Vision Into Success: Basic Manual for Preparing a Business Plan (1998) and Political Participation and Political Representation in New York City (1997, co-author).
Prisoners’ rights, family law, appellate advocacy, professional responsibility
Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Philip Genty has written on issues concerning prisoners’ rights and family law and has served as a trainer and consultant to many advocacy organizations. He helped develop the Incarcerated Mothers Legal Project, coordinated by Volunteers of Legal Services, Inc., and the Women’s Prison Association. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty in 1989, he was an attorney at Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York; the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development; and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation. He serves on the Family Court Advisory and Rules Committee to the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York and the Advisory Group of the Federal Resource Center for Children of Prisoners.
Culture, journalism and sociology, mass media
Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Graduate School of Journalism
Todd Gitlin is a nationally known authority on the media and society. His articles have appeared in many publications. Gitlin is the author of Uptown: Poor Whites in Chicago (1970); Busy Being Born (1974); The Whole World is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the Left (1981); Inside Prime Time (1983); The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage (1987); Watching Television, editor (1987); The Murder of Albert Einstein (1992); The Twilight of Common Dreams: Why America is Wracked by Culture Wars (1995); Sacrifice (1999); Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives (2002) and Letters to a Young Activist (2003).
Health policy reform, mental health care policy
Department Chair, Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health
Sherry Glied’s principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental health care policy in the United States, with a particular focus on financing issues. Glied has recently published articles and reports on women's health insurance, child health insurance expansions, Medicaid managed care, and the role of insurance in hospital care. She is also the author of two reports to the Commonwealth Commission on Women’s Health on the changing pattern of mental health service use by women and has published several studies in this field. She has served as a Senior Economist for health care and labor market policy to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers under both President Bush and President Clinton. Glied is a recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Award through which she is currently studying the U.S. employer-based health insurance system.
Race relations, civil rights
Associate Professor of Anthropology and African-American Studies, and Director of the African-American Studies Graduate Program, Columbia University
Steven Gregory’s research interests include race and gender studies, urban ethnography, political economy and globalization. His work has appeared in the American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, Public Culture and Social Text. He is the author of Black Corona (1998), Santeria: A Study in Cultural Resistance (1999) and the co-editor of Race (1994).
Diversity issues, affirmative action
Assistant Professor of English Education, Teachers College
Greg Hamilton has spent the last fifteen years in New York City, teaching middle school, mentoring student teachers, and researching and writing on middle school readers, diversity, and young adult fiction. He has published Reading Jack (1998); Listening, Learning, and Talking It Through (2000); Mapping a History of Adolescence and Adolescent Literature, (2001); and Linking Science and Literature Through Technology (2002). He is also a contributor to Rationales for Young Adult Literature (Calendar Island Press, 1999), Becoming (Other)Wise: Enhancing Critical Reading Perspectives (Heinemann, 2000), and Teaching Writing Teachers (Boynton/Cook, 2002).
Kathryn R. Harrigan
Professor of Business Management, Columbia Business School
Kathryn Harrigan, who teaches courses in strategic management and international business strategy, is a specialist in corporate strategy, industry and competitor analysis, diversification strategy, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, industry restructurings and competitive problems of mature and declining-demand businesses. She serves on the boards of three publicly traded firms and is the author of several prize-winning books on strategy.
Economic costs of security due to terrorism
Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Professor of Finance & Economics, Columbia Business School
Geoffrey Heal’s current research interests include framing the economic costs of security due to terrorism, modeling the impact of markets for derivative securities on the allocation of risks in the economy; modeling the pricing of derivatives in a general equilibrium framework; and studying ways of controlling the impact of economic activity on the environment and ways of valuing the economic services provided by environmental assets. Heal teaches the core course Managerial Economics. Professor Heal’s recent publications include: Nature and the Marketplace, Island Press, 2000; Environmental Markets, Columbia University Press, 2000; Valuing the Future: Economic Theory and Sustainability, Columbia University Press, 1998; The Economics of Increasing Returns, Edward Elgar, 1999; and Sustainability: Dynamics and Uncertainty, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.
Environment and Energy
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Tanya Heikkila is an Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, where she is on the core faculty of the Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy. Heikkila’s scholarship focuses on water policy issues in the American west and in the management of environmental programs. Some of her publications include Institutions and Conjunctive Water Management among Three Western States"(with W. Bloomquist and E. Schlager); Institutional Boundaries and Common-Pool Resource Management: A Comparative Analysis of Water Management Programs in California; Water, Institutions and Conjunctive Management: Water Resource Use in Arizona, California and Colorado; Coordination in the Management of Water Resources: Understanding the Role of Property Rights Institutions. Her most recent work in analyzing water management in the rapidly developing arid American West has appeared in Natural Resources journal and the Journal of Policy and Management.
Education reform, Leave No Child Behind Act, educational equity, federal legislation, Head Start, charter and magnet schools, school vouchers
Professor of Political Science & Education, Teachers College; Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Jeffrey R. Henig has done much research over the years, focusing on the boundary between private action and public action in addressing social problems. Most recently, he has been focusing on the politics of school choice, charter schools, and coalition-building for urban school reform. He is the author or co-author of Neighborhood Mobilization: Redevelopment and Response (Rutgers, 1982), Public Policy and Federalism (St. Martins, 1985), Rethinking School Choice: Limits of the Market Metaphor (Princeton, 1994), Shrinking the State: The Political Underpinnings of Privatization (Cambridge, 1998) and The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics and the Challenge of Urban Education (Princeton, 1999).
Professor Emeritus, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights
Louis Henkin is the author of several publications including: How Nations Behave: Law and Foreign Policy; International Law: Politics and Values; Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Constitution; Constitutionalism, Democracy and Foreign Affairs; The Age of Rights; co-author of Right v. Might: International Law and the Use of Force; chief reporter of Restatement, Foreign Relations Law of the United States; co-editor of International Law, Cases and Materials; Constitutionalism and Rights: The Influence of the U.S. Constitution.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center
Barry Honig’s expertise involves the combined use of physical and chemical methods, amino acid sequence analysis, three dimensional structure analysis and data mining as tools in bioinformatics and genome analysis. His most current research is for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, involving computer studies of protein structure and function. He is also doing research for the National Library of Medicine, dealing with the center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Honig is the co-writer of Extending the Accuracy Limits of Prediction for Side Chain Conformations. He also co-wrote Electrostatics Contributions to Protein-Protein Interactions: Fast Energetic Filters for Docking and Their Physical Basis.
Economic and tax policy
Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance, Co-director, Entrepreneurship Program, Columbia Business School
Glenn Hubbard was named dean of Columbia Business School on July 1, 2004. His research spans tax policy, monetary economics, corporate finance and international finance. In addition to writing more than 90 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Professor Hubbard is the author of a leading textbook on money and financial markets. His commentaries have appeared in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Nikkei and the Daily Yomiuri, as well as on television (on PBS’s Nightly Business Report) and radio (on NPR’s Marketplace). Professor Hubbard was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush from February 2001 until March 2003. His responsibilities included advising the president on economic policy, tax and budget policy, emerging market financial issues, international finance, health care and environmental policy.
Charter and magnet schools, school vouchers
Assistant Professor of Education, Teachers College at Columbia University
Luis Huerta wrote “The Loss of Public Accountability? A Home Schooling Charter School In Rural California” and co-wrote “An Empowering Spirit Is Not Enough: A Latino Charter School Struggles Over Leadership,” both in Inside Charter Schools: The Paradox of Radical Decentralization (Harvard University Press, 2000).
Voting rights and electoral systems, civil procedure, campaign finance reform
Harold R. Medina Professor in Procedural Jurisprudence, Columbia Law School
Samuel Issacharoff performs research dealing with issues in civil procedure (especially complex litigation and class actions), law and economics, constitutional law, particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral systems, and employment law. He is one of the pioneers in the law of the political process, where his Law of Democracy casebook (co-authored with Stanford’s Pam Karlan and NYU’s Rick Pildes) and dozens of articles have helped to create a vibrant new area of constitutional law. He is also a leading figure in the field of procedure, both in the academy and outside. In addition to ongoing involvement in some of the front-burner cases in this area, he now serves as the Reporter for the newly created Project on Aggregate Litigation of the American Law Institute. His fifty plus published articles have appeared in every leading law review, as well as in leading journals in other fields. Professor Issacharoff is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
American social and urban history
Kenneth T. Jackson
Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences, Columbia University
Kenneth T. Jackson specializes in American social and urban history. His publications include The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915– 1930 (1967), Cities in American History (1972), Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (1985), Silent Cities: The Evolution of the American Cemetery, with Camilo Vergara (1990), and, as editor, The Encyclopedia of New York City (1995).
U.S. and Japan, U.S. and Asian economic and trade relations, international economic laws and policy
Merit E. Janow
Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Director, Master of International Affairs (MIA), Director, Program in International Economic Policy, Co-director, APEC Study Center
Merit E. Janow teaches graduate courses in international economic and trade policy at SIPA and international trade law and international antitrust at Columbia Law School. She is the author of a number of articles and books on U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Asian economic and trade relations as well as international economic law and policy subjects, including: "The Future of Competition Policy in the WTO" (Kluwer Publishers, forthcoming 2003); "Unilateral and Bilateral International Approaches to Competition Policy: Drawing on the Trade Experience" (Brookings Institution, 1999); "Competition Policy and the WTO" in The Uruguay Round and Beyond, ed. J. Bhagwati (University of Michigan Press, 1998); "U.S. Trade Policy Towards Japan and China" in Trade Policies for a New Era (Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1998), among others.
U.S. foreign policy, conflict resolution and peacekeeping, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, biological, chemical and nuclear disaster preparedness, security concerns vs. constitutional rights, Iraq, Middle East
Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Robert Jervis specializes in international politics in
general and security policy, decision-making, and theories of conflict and cooperation. His most recent book is System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life (Princeton University Press, 1997). Among his previous books are The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution (Cornell University Press, 1989), Perception and Misperception in International Politics (Princeton University Press, 1976) and The Logic of Images in International Relations (Columbia University Press, 1989). Professor Jervis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served as the president of the American Political Science Association.
EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit), fringe benefits, child-care/day care, work-support policies
Sheila B. Kamerman
Professor of Social Work, Co-Director, Institute for Child and Family Policy at Columbia University
Sheila B. Kamerman is an active and prolific social policy practitioner and scholar. In addition to her research and scholarly writing, she serves on several boards of directors of child and policy-related organizations, including: Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants and Toddlers and their Families; Citizen’s Committee for the Children of New York; the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch; and the National Partnership of Women and Families. She is on the Advisory Board of several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Public Policy, the Children and Youth Services Review, and the Social Service Review. She is a frequent lecturer on such topics as how America’s youngest children are neglected, family change and family policies internationally.
Cardiac physiology, pharmacology, prescription mediation (name-brand vs. generic)
Chairman, Pharmacology, Columbia University Medical Center
Robert Kass has been a professor of physiology and pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. His research interests are in cardiac electrophysiology and pharmacology. He has advanced knowledge of calcium and potassium channel function and regulation in cardiac muscle. He co-wrote several publications: K+ channel structure-activity relationships and mechanisms of drug- induced QT prolongation; Non-Equilibrium Gating in Cardiac Na+ Channels: An Original Mechanism of Arrhythmia and Requirement of subunit expression for cAMP-mediated regulation of a heart potassium channel.
American politics, comparative politics, political theory, urban politics, race relations, class formation, ethnicity and religion, political parties
Ruggles Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science
Ira Katznelson is an Americanist whose work has focused on comparative politics and political theory, as well a political and social history. He currently serves as interim Vice President for Arts and Sciences. His books include Liberalism's Crooked Circle (Princeton University Press, 1986); Shaped by War and Trade: International Influences on American Political Development (co-edited with Martin Shefter, Princeton University Press, 2002); Political Science: The State of the Discipline (Norton Publishers for the American Political Science Association, 2002); Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust (Columbia University Press, 2003); City Trenches: Urban Politics and the Patterning of Class in the United States (Pantheon Books, 1981); Schooling for All (co-authored with Margaret Weir, Basic Books, 1985) and Working Class Formation (co-edited with Pierre Birnbaum, Princeton University Press, 1995).
History of the modern Middle East, growth of nation-state, nationalism in the Arab world
Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Director, Middle East Institute
Rashid Khalidi's research and teaching encompass the history of the modern Middle East and in particular the countries of the southern and eastern Mediterranean, with an emphasis on the emergence of national identity, and the involvement of external powers in the region. He is particularly interested in the role of the press in the formation of new publics and new senses of community, in the place of education in the construction of identity, and in the way narratives of self have interacted over the past two centuries in this conflicted region. Professor Khalidi is the author of several books, including his most recent publication Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East, Beacon Press, 2004.
Global warming; energy; energy policy; sustainable development
Dr. Klaus Lackner
Ewing Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
Klaus Lackner is a research scientist at The Earth Institute. He joined the faculty of Columbia University in 2001. He held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1983. Since then, he has been a scientist in the Theoretical Division holding several management positions, among them Acting Associate Laboratory Director for Strategic and Supporting Research, which represents roughly a third of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Education reform, educational equity, federal legislation, Leave No Child Behind, Head Start, charter and magnet schools, school vouchers
William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College at Columbia University
Henry Levin is a specialist in the fields of economics and education. Much of his research and writing has focused on the cost-effectiveness of educational approaches, the educational outcomes related to a variety of finance mechanisms (e.g., school vouchers, private vs. public), the educational implications of high technologies, and investment strategies for high-risk students. Most recently, Dr. Levin has conceived and advanced Accelerated Schools, a reform program designed to accelerate the learning of disadvantaged youngsters in order to bring them into the educational mainstream by the end of elementary school. More than 700 elementary and middle schools in 37 states are employing the tools and training provided by Dr. Levin and his Stanford-based program.
College Students and multiculturalism, college and university leadership, curriculum, history of higher education
President, Teachers College, Professor of Education
Arthur Levine is president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Levine is the author of dozens of articles and reviews. His most recent book is When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today’s College Student (with Jeanette S. Cureton), published in 1998. Among other volumes are Beating the Odds: How the Poor Get to College, Higher Learning in America; Shaping Higher Education’s Future; When Dreams and Heroes Died: A Portrait of Today’s College Students; Handbook on Undergraduate Curriculum; Quest for Common Learning (with Ernest Boyer); Opportunity in Adversity (with Janice Green), and Why Innovation Fails.
Corporate governance, Federal reserve, interest rates, trade issues, labor force composition and productivity
Professor of Finance, Economics and International Business, Columbia Business School
Frank Lichtenberg has served as a special consultant for the U.S. Bureau of the Census, RAND Corporation, and the Economic Policy Institute. He is author of Corporate Takeovers and Productivity (MIT Press). Professor Lichtenberg has also authored numerous articles for such publications as the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Law and Economics, and The Wall Street Journal.
Bioterrorism, biological and chemical disasters
Director, Center for Public Health Preparedness, Columbia University Medical Center
Ian Lipkin, M.D., is internationally recognized as an authority on the use of molecular biological methods for pathogen discovery and the role of immune and microbial factors in neurologic and neuropsychiatric diseases. Dr. Lipkin established the first clinic for investigating neurologic manifestations of HIV infection. In 1983, he identified AIDS-associated inflammatory neuropathy and demonstrated that this crippling syndrome could be treated with plasmapheresis. Dr. Lipkin created molecular methods for rapidly detecting unknown viruses in clinical materials. The first application of these methods resulted in identification of Borna disease virus, a new type of virus that had eluded classical methods for virus purification. Dr. Lipkin is the leader of the team that established the method of domain specific differential display and subsequently identified the West Nile virus in the brains of encephalitis victims in New York State in the fall of 1999.
Critique and analysis of 2004 campaign, conventions and election
Managing Editor, The Campaign Desk (www.campaigndesk.org), Columbia Journalism Review Magazine
Steve Lovelady worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty-two years, the final five as managing editor, and has worked at Time Inc. as an editor-at-large for the past five years. He is the managing editor of The Campaign Desk at www.campaingdesk.org. The site is a daily report card for journalists covering the 2004 campaign trail and monitors news reporting, political commentary and analysis for thoroughness, accuracy and fairness. Though the target audience is reporters, anyone can access the site and track the Web staff's daily criticism or praise of news sources.
African history, politics, international relations
Herbert Lehman Professor of Government, Department of Anthropology, Director, Institute of African Studies, School of International and Public Affairs
Mahmood Mamdani's reputation as an expert in African history, politics and international relations has made him an important voice in contemporary debates about the changing role of Africa in a global context. His book Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism (Princeton University Press, 1996) has been hailed as one of the best scholarly works on Africa published in English, and won the prestigious Herskovits Award of the African Studies Association of the USA (1998). Other books include When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda (Princeton University Press, 2002); Beyond Rights Talk and Culture Talk: Comparative Essays on the Politics of Rights and Culture (editor, Palgrave Macmillan, November 2000); Crises and Reconstruction - African Perspectives: Two Lectures (with Colin Leys, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, December 1998); Imperialism and Fascism in Uganda (Africa World Press Inc., 1983), and many others.
City planning, comparative urban and community research, housing discrimination
Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University
Peter Marcuse is a former president of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission and the chair of the Housing Committee of Community Board 9 in Manhattan. In addition, he is an editorial board member of the Journal of Planning Education and Research and Comparative Urban and Community Research.
J. Paul Martin
Executive Director for the Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights
Joseph Martin is a co-founder (with Columbia Law School Professor Louis Henkin) of the Center for the Study of Human Rights. Professor Martin has published works on moral education, human rights, and human rights education. He has edited three collections of human rights documents and contributed to the Oxford Encyclopedia on Political Science and the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East, in addition to authoring several key publications. For the last five years, he has been working with human rights NGO coalitions in Africa to develop their own research and training programs.
Urban poverty, nonprofit organizations, politics, and Latina/o communities
Nicole P. Marwell
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latina/o Studies, Columbia University
Dr. Nicole Marwell is a faculty affiliate of Columbia’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Center for Urban Research and Policy, Center on Organizational Innovation, and Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. Professor Marwell's current projects include an ethnographic book manuscript The Sense and Nonsense of Community: Nonprofit Organizations and Neighborhood Revitalization; a quantitative analysis of government contracts to New York City nonprofit organizations; Contracting Out Social Provision: Tracking the Geographic Distribution of Public Funding to Nonprofit Organizations; and the New York City University-Nonprofit Information Transfer Project, a policy effort. Professor Marwell's forthcoming publications include "Nonprofit Community-Based Organizations as Political Actors" in the American Sociological Review, and "Ethnic and Post-Ethnic Politics: The Dominican Second Generation in New York City," in Becoming New Yorkers: The Second Generation Comes of Age (Russell Sage Foundation, eds. Philip Kasinitz, John Mollenkopf, and Mary Waters).
Kathleen Mc Keown
Professor, Computer Science; Director, Department of Computer Science
Kathleen R. Mc Keown’s research interests include text summarization, natural language generation, multi-media explanation, digital libraries, concept to speech generation and natural language interfaces. She received a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1985, a National Science Foundation Faculty Award for Women in 1991, and was selected as an AAAI Fellow in 1994. She served as President of the Association of Computational Linguistics in 1992, Vice President in 1991, and Secretary Treasurer for 1995-1997. Mc Keown co-wrote Improving Word Sense Disambiguation in Lexical Chaining; DefScriber: A Hybrid System for Definitional QA; and Discourse Segmentation of Multi-party Conversation.
Federal Reserve, interest rates
Alfred Lerner Professor Banking and Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School
Professor Mishkin’s research focuses on monetary policy and its impact on financial markets and the aggregate economy. He is the author of more than 100 articles and books, including the Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets, 5th edition, which is the No. 1–selling textbook in its field. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the editorial boards of seven professional journals. He has been an academic consultant to the board of governors for the Federal Reserve System and a visiting scholar at the Ministry of Finance in Japan and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Disaster preparedness; biological and chemical disasters
Director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health
Stephen S. Morse recently returned to Columbia after four years as program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Defense, where he co-directed the Pathogen Countermeasures program and subsequently directed the Advanced Diagnostics program. He is the editor of two books, Emerging Viruses (Oxford University Press, 1993; paperback, 1996) and The Evolutionary Biology of Viruses (Raven Press, 1994). He currently serves as a Section Editor of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases and is a former editor-in-chief of the Pasteur Institute’s journal Research in Virology.
Dr. Van C. Mow
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Mow has degrees in aeronautical engineering, applied mechanics, and applied mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU. He became the director of the New York Orthopedic Hospital Research Laboratory at CPMC in 1986. Also that year, he joined Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Since 1996 he has been director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Mow’s expertise is in biomechanics and orthopedic bioengineering. He has made many contributions to the understanding of the causes of osteoarthritis and the function of the knee, shoulder, wrist, and spine joints. Among his numerous awards and honors are membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the Stichting World Biomechanics Award, and honorary professorship at three universities in China.
Politics of policymaking in Latin America
Maria Victoria Murillo
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs [Fluent Spanish Speaker]
Maria Victoria Murillo works and teaches in the areas of Latin American politics, public policy, labor politics, and comparative politics. She is currently working on the politics of policymaking in Latin America with a particular focus on the privatization and regulation of public utilities, labor regulations, and education policies. Murillo is the author of Labor Unions, Partisan Coalitions, and Market Reforms in Latin America (Cambridge University Press 2001) as well as several articles on labor politics, market reforms, and the privatization of public utilities in Latin America in edited volumes and referee journals, such as World Politics and Desarrollo Economico.
Complex system dynamics, global warming, energy, energy policy, sustainable development
John C. Mutter
Deputy Director/Associate Vice Provost, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Professor Mutter’s principal area of research, marine seismology, has focused on an understanding of how the Earth’s crust was formed and evolved. He has studied physical mechanisms and processes associated with seafloor spreading, continental extension and the development of passive continental margins. Dr. Mutter’s initial studies focused on rifting and volcanism in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea, and he has recently completed research on active rifting in the Woodlark Basin off Papua New Guinea. Today, Mutter also is interested developing mechanisms for ensuring scientific advances made in developed countries can elevate the condition of people in resource-poor areas of the world. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 articles in scientific journals.
Terrorism and the media, mass-mediated terrorism, public opinion
Adjunct Political Professor, Columbia University
Brigitte L. Nacos, a long-time U.S. correspondent for newspapers in Germany, has taught American politics and government for more than a dozen years. Her particular fields of interest and research are the role of the mass media and public opinion in American politics and government, and the links among terrorism, the mass media, and public opinion. She is the author of The Press, Presidents, and Crisis (Columbia University Press, 1990); Terrorism and the Media: From the Iran Hostage Crisis to the World Trade Center Bombing (Columbia University Press, 1994, 1996); and Mass-Mediated Terrorism: The Central Role of the Media in Terrorism and Counterterrorism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000, 2002), among other publications.
Biological, chemical, and nuclear disaster preparedness, international arms trade, defense production
Stephanie G. Neuman
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, Senior Research Scholar, Institute of War and Peace Studies, School of International and Public Affairs
Stephanie Neuman’s teaching interests are international relations, comparative foreign policy, Third World security studies, and international arms trade and defense production. Her publications include Warfare and the Third World; “International Relations Theory and the Third World: An Oxymoron?” International Relations Theory and the Third World; “Control of Small Arms: A Response to Michael Klare,” Issues in Science and Technology; “The Arms Trade, Military Assistance, and Recent Wars,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (co-author); and “The Defense Sector and Economic Development,” The Arms Trade in the Post-Cold War World (co-editor).
Urban pollutants, child health, energy, energy policy, sustainable development
Director, International Energy Management and Policy program Center for Energy, Transportation and Public Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
David Nissen served in the U.S. Federal Energy Administration during the Carter Administration, and joined the faculty of the School of International and Public Affairs in July 2002. While at SIPA, Nissen will develop a program of research in energy business privatization and energy market restructuring. For 12 years prior to joining SIPA, Nissen managed the LNG and gas strategic consulting practice at Poten and Partners, Inc., a leading commercial and energy consulting firm. He has held senior positions with Exxon’s Corporate Planning Department and Chase Manhattan’s Corporate Lending Group. He has held faculty positions at the Rutgers School of Business and the Rice University Department of Economics.
Diversity issues, affirmative action
Debra A. Noumair
Associate Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College
Debra Noumair’s interests consist of group and organizational dynamics and the application of systems thinking to individual, team, and organizational performance. A related domain of inquiry is examining the influence of diversity and authority on leadership and followership behavior in groups, organizations, institutions, and society. She is the author of Group Dynamics, Organizational Irrationality, and Social Complexity: Group Relations Reader 3 (The A. K. Rice Institute); Personality Assessment in Organization Development (Handbook of Organization Development) and The Tiller of Authority in a Sea of Diversity: Empowerment, Disempowerment, and the Politics of Identity.
American politics, voting districts, institutional analysis
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Sharyn O’Halloran’s research interests include institutional analysis and statistical methods. Her recent publications include “Measuring the Electoral and Policy Impact of Majority-Minority Voting Districts,” with David Epstein, American Journal of Political Science, April 1999; “A Social Science Approach to Race, Redistricting, and Representation,” with David Epstein, American Political Science Review, March 1999; and “The Non-Delegation Doctrine and Separate Powers: A Political Science Approach,” with David Epstein, The Cardozo Law Review, 1999, among others.
Asian-American Studies and Southern Africa
Professor of International and Public Affairs; Director, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Director, Asian-American Studies Program
Gary Okihiro’s research interests are Asian-American Studies and Southern Africa. He is the author of several books on U.S. and African history, most recently of The Columbia Guide to Asian American History (Columbia University Press, 2001) and Common Ground: Reimagining American History (Princeton University Press, 2001). Others include A Social History of the Bakwena and Peoples of the Kalahari of Southern Africa, 19th Century (Edwin Mellen Press, 2000), Storied Lives: Japanese American Students and World War II (University of Washington Press, April 1999), and Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II (University of Washington Press, April 1996). He is the recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the American Studies Association, and is a past President of the Association for Asian American Studies.
Budget deficits-federal, state and local, trade issues
Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs
Arturo Porzecanski is the managing director of Emerging Markets Economics & Debt Strategy at ABN AMRO Securities in New York. He is the managing editor of ABN’s flagship publication, Emerging Markets Fortnightly. In the six years prior to joining ABN AMRO, Professor Porzecanski served as chief economist for the Americas at ING Barings. Previously, he was chief emerging markets economist at Kidder, Peabody & Co., chief economist at Republic National Bank of New York, senior economist at J.P. Morgan, research economist at the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies in Mexico City, and visiting economist at the International Monetary Fund. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and also the National Association of Business Economics.
Diversity issues, affirmative action, education reform, Leave No Child Behind, educational equity, federal legislation, Head Start, ethno-racial classification, immigration and immigrants
Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Kenneth Prewitt is the former director of the U.S. Census Bureau. He recently published Politics and Science in Census Taking (Russell Sage). He has also written and widely lectured on how ethno-racial classification is used in national statistics, and why it is now undergoing radical change. Among the dozen other books he has authored or co-authored are Political Socialization, Elites and American Democracy, The Recruitment of Political Leaders, and a textbook on American government. Among his 75 contributions to professional journals and edited collections are studies of the private foundations in the United States and essays on higher education. He has served on numerous editorial boards, most recently as the co-editor of the public policy section of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Associate Dean for Public Health Advocacy and Disaster Preparedness and Director of National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health
Dr. Irwin Redlener heads a new policy center on disaster preparedness. Redlener, former president of Montefiore Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital, is a prominent voice on a number of health issues, including bioterrorism, and an adviser to many elected officials, including Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). He also serves as president of the Children’s Health Fund, a nonprofit group based in Manhattan.
Teacher recruitment and certification
Professor of Education, Teachers College
Craig Richards’ interests include school finance, institutional incentives, market approaches to education, performance accountability systems and strategic management and organizational learning concepts. He is a certified secondary school teacher in economics and sociology. Richards’ dissertation was titled, “Race and Educational Employment: The Political Economy of Teacher Labor Market,” Stanford University (1983).
Family planning, maternal and child health, global public health (AIDS)
Dean, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia Medical Center
Allan Rosenfield, in addition to his positions at Columbia University, is the chair of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Advisory Council and chair of amFAR’s Public Policy Committee. He also serves on the boards of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. He is the past chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the American Public Health Association’s Executive Committee, and the New York Obstetrical Society. In addition, he is the former medical adviser for Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health to the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, and the former representative in Thailand, The Population Council.
U.S.-European affairs, political and economic issues, EU
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Glenda Rosenthal is counted among the nation's leading E.U. scholars, Professor Rosenthal has authored several books on the subject. Among them are The State of the European Community, The Maastricht Debates and Beyond, Vol. 2 (co-edited with Alan W. Cafruny) (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1993), The Expanding European Union: Past, Present, Future (co-edited with John Redmond) (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998), and Contemporary Western Europe: Problems and Responses (Praeger Publishers, 1984).
International economics and development, globalization, American foreign policy
Professor of Economics, School of International and Public Affairs and Health Policy and Management, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Jeffrey D. Sachs is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. Sachs is internationally renowned for his work as economic advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa, and his work with international agencies on problems of poverty reduction, debt cancellation for the poorest countries, and disease control. In April 2004 Professor Sachs was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, and the World Affairs Council of America identified him as one of the 500 most influential people in the United States in the field of foreign policy. Sachs' research interests include the links of health and development, economic geography, globalization, transition to market economies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, international financial markets, international macroeconomic policy coordination, emerging markets, economic development and growth, global competitiveness, and macroeconomic policies in developing and developed countries. He is author or co-author of more than two hundred scholarly articles, and has written or edited many books.
Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Xavier Sala-i-Martin is a professor of economics at Columbia University. He also serves as a senior economic adviser for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and as a consultant for the International Monetary Fund. Professor Sala-i-Martin focuses research on globalization trends, global competitiveness and economic growth, income inequality, income distribution and poverty. He is the author of numerous articles and publications on international economic issues.
Cultural law, family law, civil unions, gay marriage, law and gender
Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Carol Sanger practiced law in San Francisco for three years before entering teaching. She taught at the University of Oregon and at Santa Clara University Law School. She has been a visiting scholar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University; a visiting professor, Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School. Sanger joined the Columbia faculty in 1996. She is a member of the executive board of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She was awarded Columbia University Presidential Teaching Prize, 2001, and was a Fellow, Program on Law and Public Affairs, Princeton, 2003-04. Her teaching areas include contracts, family law, and courses focusing on law and gender. Her recent scholarship focuses on the regulation of maternal conduct, minors and abortion, and law's relation to culture. She was a co-editor of Cases and Materials on Contracts (6th ed., 2001).
U.S. foreign policy, conflict resolution
Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Warner Schilling is the co-author of Strategy, Politics, and Defense Budgets (with Paul Y. Hammond and Glenn H. Snyder) and American Arms and a Changing Europe: Dilemmas of Deterrence and Disarmament (with William T.R. Fox, Catherine M. Kelleher, and Donald J. Puchala). He is a former director of the Institute of War and Peace Studies and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Tax policy, equity issues
David M. Schizer
Dean, Columbia Law School
David M. Schizer is the youngest dean among the nation’s top law schools. Schizer has studied the influence of tax on corporate governance, and his work has provided government officials with theoretical and technical advice about how to curtail unfairness in the taxation of investments. He has taught federal income taxation, the taxation of financial instruments, corporate tax, and a special course on “deals.” Schizer's scholarly work has appeared in prestigious law journals.
Global warming, energy, energy policy, sustainable development
Vinton Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Peter Schlosser has been at Columbia since 1989. As chair of the Earth Institute’s academic committee, under his leadership, the committee will expand its scope, membership and responsibilities. His research focuses on studies of water movement and its variability in natural systems (oceans, lakes, rivers and groundwater) using natural and anthropogenic trace substances and isotopes as ‘dyes’ or as ‘radioactive clocks.’ He also studies ocean/atmosphere gas exchange, the reconstruction of continental paleotemperature records using groundwater as an archive, and anthropogenic impacts on natural systems.
Adolescent health and behavior
Irving Philips Professor of Child Psychiatry; Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Shaffer is an active researcher in the field of children's mental health. He was the first to identify a link between motor signs in early childhood and the occurrence of chronic anxiety states. He was the first investigator to identify the importance of antisocial and aggressive behavior in children who had committed suicide and to show the importance of alcohol abuse as a risk factor for older male teen suicides. He has earned many awards, including Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (1997), Agnes Purcell McGavin Award from the American Psychiatric Association (1995), and the American Mental Health Fund Prize for Research in Psychiatry (1990). In addition, Dr. Shaffer is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and books on the research and treatment of children's mental health.
American politics, public opinion and political behavior, elections and methodology
Professor of Political Science; Department of Political Science
Robert Shapiro has published numerous articles in major academic journals, and is co-author of The Rational Public: Fifty Years of Trends in Americansí Policy Preferences (with Benjamin I. Page, University of Chicago Press, 1992) and Politicians Donít Pander: Political Manipulation and the Loss of Democratic Responsiveness (with Lawrence R. Jacobs, University of Chicago Press, 2000). He serves on the editorial boards of Political Science Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly and Public Opinion Quarterly (editor of the "Poll Trends") and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. His current research is examining American national policymaking, political leadership and opinion from 1960 to the present.
Political, economic and security developments in the Persian Gulf
Senior Research Scholar, Adjunct Professor International Affairs, and Acting Director, Middle East Institute
Gary Sick is the author of All Fall Down: America’s Tragic Encounter With Iran (Random House, 1985) and October Surprise: America’s Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan (Random House/Times Books, 1992). He served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan, and was the principal White House aide for Iran during the Iranian Revolution and the hostage crisis. Sick is a captain (ret.) in the U.S. Navy, with service in the Persian Gulf, North Africa and the Mediterranean. He also is a former deputy director for International Affairs at the Ford Foundation, where he was responsible for programs relating to U.S. foreign policy. He is a member of the board of Human Rights Watch in New York and the chairman of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch/Middle East.
Economics of biodiversity conservation, climate change
Arthur A. Small, III
Assistant Professor of International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Arthur Small is Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he also maintains a strong affiliation with the Earth Institute. Small’s scholarship focuses on environmental and natural resource economics and policy. His particular areas of interest include the economics of biodiversity conservation, and climate change. Small’s work has appeared in several scholarly publications, including Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and The Elsevier Handbook of Agricultural Economics.
Medicaid, Medicare, uninsured
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Medical Center
Professor Sparer studies and writes about the politics of health care with an emphasis on the state and local role in the American health-care system. He is the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform (Temple University Press, 1996) and co-author of “Uneasy Alliances: Managed Care Plans Formed by Safety Net Providers,” as well as numerous articles and book chapters.
Social stratification, neighborhood effects and applications of finance
Professor of Sociology, Sociology Department
Michael Sobel's statistical research has focused on causal inference, models for categorical data, and structural equation models. His substantive research has been primarily in the area of social stratification. Current interests include neighborhood effects and applications of finance. He is the author of several publications including, Causal Inference in the Social Sciences (2000, Journal of the American Statistical Association).
Federal arts funding, arts philanthropy, non-profit organizations; international cultural affairs, diplomacy, U.S. image in the world, intercultural affairs, terrorism and the emerging culture of fear
Director of the National Arts Journalism Program, Columbia University
Andras Szántó joined the NAJP in 1997 after serving as research manager of the Media Studies Center, a media research think-tank in New York. He was appointed director in 2004. Szántó has co-authored and edited four books as well as numerous critical essays and research reports about culture, media and arts policy. His reporting and commentary have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The American Prospect, Interiors, Architecture, Print, I.D., The International Herald Tribune, Variety, and other domestic and international publications.
Supreme Court, U.S. crime statistics, prison policy (death penalty, sentencing) prisoners’ re-entry, affirmative action, race relations, civil rights, civil unions, gay marriage
Nash Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Law & Culture, Columbia Law School
Kendall Thomas joined Columbia University’s faculty in 1984. His teaching and research interests include U.S. and comparative constitutional law, human rights, legal philosophy, feminist legal theory, critical race theory and law and sexuality. He has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School, and Visiting Professor in American Studies and Afro-American Studies at Princeton University. He is a co-editor of Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Founded the Movement (The New Press, 1996) and What’s Left of Theory? (Routledge Press, 2000).
Technology and the arts
Director of Art and Technology, School of the Arts
Mark Tribe is the new director of art and technology. Tribe is the founder and director of the online new media art community Rhizome.org (founded in 1996). His projects include: Agenda for a Landscape, (New Museum, New York, 2002); net.ephemera, (Manchester, 2001); and email@example.com, (New Museum New York 2000).
American cities, urban poverty neighborhoods, community-based organizations, housing discrimination
Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Research in the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, and Director of the Center for Urban Research and Policy, Columbia University
Sudhir Venkatesh’s research focuses on American cities, with a particular interest in the social organization of urban poverty neighborhoods. Current research projects include a historical study of underground economies in Chicago’s African-American communities and Harlem after World War I; longitudinal ethnographic data collection on Chicago’s street gangs; a study of the role of community-based organizations in the lives of at-risk youth; and (with economist Steven Levitt) a study of the earnings and labor market outcomes of underground entrepreneurs.
Tax policy, equity issues
Ira S. Weiss
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Columbia Business School
Professor Weiss studies how taxes affect the decisions made by businesses and conducts research that may improve financial reporting. His tax research to date has focused on whether mutual fund managers take into account shareholder-level taxes when buying and selling securities. In the area of financial accounting, he has studied whether the relevance of financial reports has changed over time, and he is currently investigating how firms use discretion to manipulate financial reports.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Professor of Epidemiology, Population and Family Health, Columbia Medical Center
Carolyn Westhoff is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Professor of Epidemiology, Population and Family Health at Columbia University. She is the chair of the American Medical Women’s Association’s Reproductive Health Initiative and Associate Editor of the Journal of Contraception.
Race relations, civil rights, discrimination in hiring, housing, education
James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Patricia Williams, before coming to Columbia University, served as a deputy city attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and staff attorney for the Western Center on Law and Poverty in Los Angeles. She is the author of The Alchemy of Race and Rights: A Diary of a Law Professor (1991), The Rooster's Egg: On the Persistence of Prejudice (1995), and Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race (1997). In addition, she is a columnist for The Nation.
Nuclear, biological and chemical disasters
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Columbia Medical Center
C.S. Wuu is an associate professor of clinical radiation oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, and an associate professional medical physicist, Radiation Oncology Service, New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Social Security reform
Stephen P. Zeldes
Benjamin Rosen Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Stephen Zeldes joined the Columbia Business School faculty in 1996. His research has examined a wide range of applied macroeconomic issues, including Social Security reform, the determinants of household saving and portfolio choice, the effects of government budget deficits and the relationship between consumer spending and the stock market.
Teacher education, recruitment and certification
Evenden Professor of Education, Teachers College at Columbia University
Karen Kepler Zumwalt is one of the nation’s leading authorities on teacher education. She has been investigating alternate approaches in teacher education and certification. Her recent publications in this area include Alternate Routes to Teaching: Three Alternative Approaches, in the Journal of Teacher Education; Challenges to an Alternative Route for Teacher Education (coauthored with Gary Natriello, also a Teachers College faculty member), in The Changing Contexts of Teaching, and New Teachers for Urban Schools?
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