Carole Corcoran is the Director of Special Projects and Corporate Secretary of the International Crisis Group (ICG) in New York, New York. B.A., New York University; J.D., New York University. Ms. Corcoran joined the ICG as General Counsel and Director of Special Projects when she opened its New York office in 2001 after serving as pro bono Of-Counsel since 1997. As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary she manages and oversees all legal and governance issues regarding Crisis Group’s global operations. As Director of Special Projects, she initiates and supports projects aimed at organizational development and outreach. While on leave of absence from the ICG, she served as Senior Advisor and Director of Special Initiatives of the Wesley K. Clark Presidential Campaign (2003- 2004). Ms. Corcoran was the First Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Daiwa Securities America Inc. (1999-2000). She was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sanwa Securities (USA) Co, L.P (and its U.S. and foreign related entities) and Executive Committee member of Sanwa Securities Delaware Inc. (1991-1998). Her membership and affiliations include the Council on Foreign Relations, Leadership Council on Children in Armed Conflict and the New York Bar Association.
Dr. William E. DeMars is Associate Professor of Government and Chairman of the Department of Government at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. B.A., Creighton University; M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining Wofford’s faculty in 2001, Dr. DeMars was Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Consultant on International Humanitarian Affairs in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of Notre Dame (2000-2001). From 1996-2000, Dr. DeMars was Assistant Professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo. He was also the Acting Director of the Office of African Studies at the American University in Cairo (1997-1998). From 1994-1996, Dr. DeMars was a Research Fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to that he was Assistant Professor Politics at Earlham College (1993-1994). Dr. DeMars has published two books, NGOs and Transnational Networks: Wild Cards in World Politics (London: Pluto Press, 2005) and Breaking Cycles of Violence: Conflict Prevention and Intrastate Crises (Janie Leatherman, William DeMars, Patrick Gaffney, and Raimo Vyrynen. West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press, 1999).
Omar Encarnacion is Professor of Political Studies at Bard College. B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Princeton University. Recipient, Ford Foundation/National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (1998), Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship (1997), Princeton University Presidential Fellowship (1990–95), Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship to Spain (1993), Council of European Studies Predissertation Fellowship (1992). Visiting fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1998), Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies (1997), Center for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences of the Juan March Institute, Madrid (1994), Yale University Political Science Department (1993). Author of The Myth of Civil Society: Social Capital and Democratic Consolidation in Spain and Brazil (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), and articles and reviews in Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, South European Society and Politics, World Policy Journal, Studies in Comparative International Development, Orbis, and Political Science Quarterly.
Walter Russell Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College. B.A., Yale University. Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations. Author, Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2001, winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize and nominated for the 2002 Arthur Ross Book Award); Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk (2004); God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2008). Contributing editor to and writer on international affairs for Los Angeles Times; writes articles, book reviews, and op-ed pieces for Harper's, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and other magazines and newspapers. Finalist, National Magazine Award (essays and criticism), 1997. President's Fellow, World Policy Institute at The New School (1987-97).
Anne Pilsbury is an attorney and Director of Central American Legal Assistance. B.A., Penn State University; M.A. American University; J.D. Antioch School of Law. Prior to attending law school, she worked for the City Council and Mayor’s Office in the District of Columbia. She is a member of the Bar in Washington, D.C. and has litigated extensively in the field of civil rights for immigrants and others. Central American Legal Assistance is one of the nation’s busiest non-profits serving the Latino immigrant community in New York City. Anne began the organization in the mid-1980’s in response to the civil violence in Central America. CALA, located in Brooklyn, New York, has hosted Bard interns from the inception of the program.
Joel Rosenthal has been president of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs since 1995. B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D. Yale University. Dr. Rosenthal lectures and writes frequently on ethics, U.S. foreign policy, and international relations. Under his direction, the Carnegie Council sponsors educational programs for a worldwide audience. Recent partners in this work include the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the International Studies Association (ISA), the Oxford Centre for Practical Ethics, and the Shanghai International Studies University, among many others. Among his current professional activities, Dr. Rosenthal is editor-in-chief of the journal Ethics & International Affairs, and has oversight responsibilities for the Council’s main projects on ethics and armed conflict; comparative human rights; justice and the world economy; environmental policy; and the politics of reconciliation. Selected publications include Righteous Realists (1991), Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader 2nd edition (1999), Ethics and the Future of Conflict with Albert C. Pierce and Anthony Lang (2004), “New Rules for War?” Naval War College Review (forthcoming, summer 2004), “Cycles for Moral Dialogue” in Edward W. Lehman ed. Autonomy and Order (2000), “Henry Stimson’s Clue” World Policy Journal, Fall, 1997, and “Ethics,” Bruce W. Jentleson, et.al., Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations, 1996. He also serves as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University and teaches a course at BGIA titled Realism Reconsidered.
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