World Policy Institute – Media Guide



Below is a summary of media activity in 2007. Media activity for 2000-2001 and 2003 -2004, 2004 -2005, 2005-2006, and 2008 is also available.

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Silvana Paternostro was featured on the Leonard Lopate show, December 26, 2007 to discuss her book, My Colombian War.


To a standing-room-only audience, Silvana Paternostro read from and discussed her new book, My Colombian War, December 10, 2007, at The Half King in New York City.


David Rieff, "Aid to Africa Debate," New York City. December 9, 2007. Mr. Rieff argues for the motion "Aid to Africa is doing more harm than good." Video here.


Nina Khrushcheva discussed her new book, Imagining Nabokov, at The Harriman Institute at Columbia University December 5, 2007.


Kim Taipale keynoted Security in the Global Marketplace, Forbes CEO Breakfast Series, November 15, 2007.


Kim Taipale debated "Privacy vs. National Security" as part of the Miller Center on Public Affairs National Debate Series, Washington, DC, November. 13, 2007.


Peter Kaufman gave a Brown Bag discussion at University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, November 8, 2007.


Stephanie Griest performed from both "Around the Bloc" and "Mexican Enough" at the KGB Bar at 85 E. 4th Street in NYC. November 8, 2007.

Stephanie Griest held a "Crash Course in Memoir Writing Workshop" at MediaBistro in New York City November 7, 2007.

Ian Bremmer spoke at the World Alternative Investment Summit, Montreal Canada, November 5-7, 2007.

Peter Kaufman, "Moving Images and Digital Libraries," presented at the Digital Library Federation Fall Forum, November 6, 2007 in Philadelphia.

Jeff Madrick participated in a one day workshop, “The Economics of Global Warming,” October 12, 2007 at The New School.

Michele Wucker spoke at the Wake Forest University conference “Voices of our Time: Immigration – Recasting the Debate,” October 3-5, 2007.

Peter Kaufman participated in the University of Illinois Forum on Open Access, Alternative Publishing Models, and Author Rights at UIUC, October 3, 2007.

Alon Ben-Meir hosted Bahranian Ambassador to the United States Al Belooshi in a conversation (October 2, 2007) for his continuing series “Global Leaders Series: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir.” Details of this and other conversations can be found here.

Patrick Radden Keefe spoke about "The Espionage Industrial Complex: Costs of Privatizing Intelligence Post-9/11" on October 2, 2007, at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs.

Belinda Cooper chaired the panel, “Truth Commissions, Transitional Justice, Victims and Perpetrators,” at the Harvard Center for European Studies in Berlin (panelists included former WPI project leaders Priscilla Hayner and Lars Waldorf), October 1, 2007. 

Mira Kamdar spoke at the Houston World Affairs Council, September 26, 2007.

Peter Kaufman participated in PICNIC’s "Create More Using Public Content," on September 6, 2007 in Amsterdam.

Peter Kaufman participated in the panel, "Music, Television, and New Media," at the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s annual conference, September 5-7, 2007, in Philadelphia.

Michele Wucker spoke about “Fortress America: Tough Questions and Answers on Immigration” at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, September 5, 2007.

Kim Taipale presented Seeking Symmetry on the Information Front: Confronting Global Jihad on the Internet, (16 Nat’l Strategy F. Rev. 14) New York, NY, May 23, 2007.

Peter Kaufman, "Why Museums Matter," was the title of Mr. Kaufman’s remarks at the Association of American Museums’ annual meeting in Chicago, May 15, 2007.

Kim Taipale, Testimony, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Modernization: Reconciling Signals Intelligence Activity with Targeted Wiretapping, before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Hearing on The Foreign Intelligence Modernization Act of 2007, May 1, 2007.

The webcast of Michele Wucker’s April 27, 2007 address to the New Voices, New Visions conference at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was recently uploaded.

Kim Taipale discussed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance at the NYLS Media Law & Policy conference at the New York City Bar Association, March 29, 2007.

Kim Taipale testified on the Privacy Implications of Government Data Mining Programs before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, January 10, 2007. [HTML] [PDF]




Nina Khrushcheva, was interviewed on December 23, 2007 for Ian Master’s "Live from the Left Coast," radio program. Streaming audio here.

Nina Khrushcheva spoke on December 4, 2007 with Wisconsin Public Radio‘s Kathleen Dunn about Russia’s parliamentary elections. CLICK FOR AUDIO

Nina Khrushcheva, participated in a debate on NPR’s Intelligence Squared, November 7, 2007, arguing against the proposition that Russia is becoming America’s enemy. CLICK FOR AUDIO

Belinda Cooper was interviewed by “All Things Considered” commentator Melissa Block on the controversial Congressional resolution recognizing the Turkish genocide of the Armenians in the early 20th century. October 16, 2007. Listen to the audiocast here.

Nina Khrushcheva participated in a debate on NPR’s Intelligence Squared, arguing against the proposition that Russia is becoming America’s enemy. CLICK FOR AUDIO

Mira Kamdar, CNN International, Hong Kong (remote from New York), Interview on the GAP and child labor in India, October 30, 2007.


Mira Kamdar, Bloomberg Asia Pacific, Hong Kong (remote from New York), Interview on Secretary Paulson’s visit to India, October 29, 2007.


Mira Kamdar, "Asia Society Presents India@60," Asian America Television, in conversation with Vishakha Desai and Joydeep Mukherjee, New York, October 2, 2007.


Mira Kamdar, "India After Gandhi," BookTV / CSPAN, introduced author Ramachandra Guha and moderated discussion with audience, sponsored by SAJA (South Asian Journalists Association), Tamarind Art Gallery, New York, September 25, 2007.


Mira Kamdar, Reuters TV, New York, Interview on Indo-US nuclear deal, September 19, 2007.

Nina Khrushcheva, participated in round-table discussion on Russia on the Charlie Rose Show, August 25, 2007. Video.

Kim Taipale appeared on Digital Age with James Goodale: Will the CIA Ever Learn to Blog? (WNYE-PBS) on March 18, 2007 (also Jul. 1, 2007) Video here.

Kim Taipale, Interview with Government Computer News (GCN), January 22, 2007.

Michele Wucker discussed current immigration policy and proposed reforms in many TV and radio media including Clear Channel Radio (June 14 and Sept. 24); Bloomberg Radio (Aug. 14), Newsweek On Air radio, June 9; Fox TV "Hannity & Colmes" June 4; NBC’s Today Show May 19; WOR Radio (New York City) February 20; KBOO radio (Portland), January 29; New Jersey Public Radio, January 6; and in dozens of appearances on MSNBC.



Claudia Dreifus, "On the Ground and in the Water, Chasing a Giant Waves Path," International Herald Tribune, December 26, 2007.

Claudia Dreifus, "Zoologist Gives a Voice to Big Cats in the Wilderness," The New York Times, December 18, 2007.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest, "Tears from Turkey," for Divine Caroline,  November 15, 2007.

Alon Ben-Meir, "Realpolitik: Save the Saudi Initiative," in Middle East Times, November 14, 2007.

Ian Bremmer, "Hugo Chavez’s Most Dangerous Enemy? It’s Chavez Himself," on The November 14, 2007.

Kim Taipale. “Privacy vs. Security? Security.”, November 9, 2007.

Michele Wucker. "A Mexican Steinbeck’s Work Resurfaces" Texas Observer. November 2, 2007.

Andrew Reding.Why No Equal Rights for Serbs?The Globe and Mail (Canada). November 2, 2007.

Ian Bremmer. Turkey: Too Much Success? International Herald Tribune. October 19, 2007.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest, "Tibetan Truths," for Divine Caroline, October 17, 2007.

Mira Kamdar. China, Burma, and the West: A Conflict of Interests October 14, 2007

Martin Walker "China’s Own Crisis" UPI, October 8, 2007. 

Martin Walker "The High Price of China’s Growth," UPI, October 1, 2007.

Nina Khrushcheva, “Putin of All the Russias,” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, The Daily Star, Lebanon, The Independent, Bangladesh, Moscow Times, Russia, etc.), October 2007.

Mira Kamdar, “Forget the Israel Lobby. The Hill’s Next Big Player is Made in India,” Washington Post Outlook, September 30, 2007. 

Belinda Cooper translated Jochen Bittner’s “Among the Believers,” from the German for The Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2007.

Ian Bremmer, “The twilight nears for Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf,” The Daily Star, September 11, 2007.

Nina Khrushcheva, “Kremlin Musical Chairs,” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, Die Welt, Germany, The Daily Star, Lebanon, The Independent, Bangladesh, Ziua, Romania, etc.), September 2007.

Claudia Dreifus, “Through Analysis, Gut Reaction Gains Credibility,” The New York Times, August 28, 2007.

Alon Ben-Meir,Mid-East Peace Conference Under the Shadow of the Iraq War,” August 20, 2007.

Claudia Dreifus, “A Conversation with Gino Segre: In the Footsteps of His Uncle, Then His Father,” The New York Times, August 14, 2007.

Mira Kamdar, “India and the United States,”, August 13, 2007.

Nina Khrushcheva, Russia's Inspector General” in the International Herald

Tribune, August 10, 2007.  

Ian Bremmer, "Zimbabwes Ruined Economy Signals End for Mugabe,", August 7, 2007.

Ian Bremmer, “Zimbabwe’s Ruined Economy Signals End for Mugabe,”, August 7, 2007. 

Nina Khrushcheva, “Back to the Brink in Ukraine,” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, The Daily Star, Lebanon, The Independent, Bangladesh, Ziua, Romania, etc.), August 2007.

Claudia Dreifus, "Using the ‘Beauties of Physics’ to Conquer Science Illiteracy," The New York Times, July 17, 2007.

Nina Khrushcheva, “Good Bye, The Propagandist (Dick Cheney)” in Vedomosti, July 6, 2007 (in Russian).

Nina Khrushcheva, “Putin and Bush: The Last Reunion of the Twins” in Vedomosti, June 6, 2007 (in Russian).

Nina Khrushcheva, “The Liars’ Last Reunion: George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin at G-8,” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, The Maimi Herald, USA, The Daily Star, Lebanon, El Tiempo, Colombia, etc.), June 2007.

Nina Khrushcheva, Nabokov’s Big in Beijing” in The Moscow Times, April 20, 2007.

Michele Wucker, "A Safe Haven in New Haven," The New York Times, April 15, 2007.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest, "Ten Tips for Wandering Women," for Divine Caroline, April 13, 2007.

Michele Wucker, "Borderline Pandering." April 11, 2007. ( George Bush and John McCain used to support sensible immigration reform. So why are they now pandering to a vocal minority of immigration hardliners?

Nina Khrushcheva, "The Hero of His Time: Boris Yeltsin,” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, Der Standard, Austria, The Maimi Herald, USA, etc.), April 2007

Nina Khrushcheva, “Playing the Ukrainian Card” in the International Herald Tribune, March 15, 2007.

Michele Wucker, Family Second, The New York Times. February 28, 2007.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest, "Eight Places Every Woman Should Go," Yahoo! Travel News. February 19, 2007

Nina Khrushcheva, "Fidel Castro: The Autumn Commandanta," published by by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, The New York Sun, The Star-Ledger, USA, etc.), January 2007.




Eric Alterman, "What’s Really Wrong with the MSM?" in The Nation, December 24, 2007.

Sherle Schwenninger. “Undebated Challenges,” The Nation, November 19, 2007.

Mira Kamdar, “Climate Change Challenge for the Poor, Part II,” YaleGlobal, September 28, 2007.

Sherle Schwenninger co-authored with Bernard Schwartz, “Public Investment Works: Since 1993 balanced budgets have been liberals’ holy grail. It’s time to reconsider,” for Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, #6, Fall 2007.

Martin Walker Globalization 2.0,” Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 2007.

Nina Khrushcheva, “The View from Here: On Russia” in Business Spotlight Verlag, Germany, no. 5, August-September 2007.

Mira Kamdar, "An American in Paris? A Guided Tour of Sarkoland," World Policy Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2007.

Ian Cuthbertson, "A Rose by Any Other Name," World Policy Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2007.

Martin Walker, "Russia v. Europe: The Energy Wars," World Policy Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2007.

Peter Kaufman, "Video, Education, and Open Content: Notes Toward a New Research Action and Agenda," in First Monday, Vol. 12, No. 4, April 2007.

Nina Khrushcheva, “Imagining Nabokov: Death is But a Question of Style,” Nabokov OnLine Journal, Spring/Summer 2007.

Belinda Cooper, "Torture: Now Congress Is Accountable," World Policy Journal, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2006/07.

Mira Kamdar, "The Real Prize in India-U.S. Relations," World Policy Journal, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2006/07.

Sherle Schwenninger, "A Goldilocks World Economy?," World Policy Journal, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2006/07.

Kim Taipale, "Rethinking Foreign Intelligence Surveillance," World Policy Journal, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2006/07.


Belinda Cooper wrote a review of Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man at Guantanamo in Internationale Politik (Global edition), December, 2007.

Michele Wucker reviewed "Immigration and National Security" by Christopher Rudolph in the Summer 2007 issue of the Global edition of Internationale Politik.

Michele Wucker reviewed three new books bringing different interpretations to the nation’s struggle with immigration in "Wanted But Not Welcome" in The Texas Observer, March 23, 2007.



Stephanie Elizondo Griest‘s guidebook, 100 Places Every Woman Should Go (Traveler’s Tales, 2007) won the GOLD PRIZE for Best Travel Book of 2007 in the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation’s Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest contributed the chapter, "Abandoned in Uzbekistan," to Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo (Seal Press, 2007).

Mira Kamdar, Planet India (2007) launched Scribner’s new imprint in India, where it is near the top of the Best Seller list. "This book is an absolute MUST read. It’s by far the best book on India and globalization to date and on top of that it’s a fun read." (Clyde Prestowitz, author of Rogue Nation and Three Billion New Capitalists).  More Praise from Asia Times Jul. 28, 2007.

Mira Kamdar‘s Planet India was included by The Nation for its list of best books on Asia, 2007.

Zachary Karabell, Peace Be Upon You: Fourteen Centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence in the Middle East (Knopf, 2007). “Historians have so often focused on religious conflict–crusades, jihads, pogroms–that Karabell fears many readers have forgotten how often the devout have lived in peace with those of different faiths.” (Booklist, starred review) 


2007 New In Paperback:

Ian Bremmer, The J-Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall (Simon & Schuster, September 2007). “Timely, thoughtful, and written with verve and clarity, this is an impressive work of analysis and prescription,” raves Strobe Talbott.

Michele Wucker, Lockout: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right (PublicAffairs, August 2007). "A forcefully argued and informative book…both correct and important" –/Washington Post Book World/ A Book World “Best Nonfiction of 2006” Selection

Silvana Paternostro’s memoir, My Colombian War: A Journey Through the Country I Left Behind (Henry Holt, 2007) was published in November 2007. “An intensely personal memoir, it demonstrates at the same time a firm grasp of the political, economic, and social realities that provide the background against which the headline news of Colombia in 2007, and 2008 and succeeding years, will continue to unfold. It makes fascinating reading.”—David Fromkin, Professor of International Relations, Boston University.  Read a preview in the September 16, 2007 New York Times Magazine “Lives” column

Nina Khrushcheva‘s Visiting Nabokov (Vremya Publishers, Moscow), was published in November 2007 (in Russian).

Nina Khruscheva’s new book, Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics was published in November 2007, by Yale University Press.

Claudia Dreifus is working on a book on higher education with political scientist Andrew Hacker.

David Rieff, with Roy Gutman and Anthony Dworkin, saw the reprint of Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know (W.W. Norton, 2007) come to light.


Coming in 2008:

The French edition of MIRA KAMDAR’s new book will be published in January 2008 as Planet India: L’Ascension turbulente d’un géant démocratique (Actes Sud; translator Andre Levin). The U.S. paperback edition, following the February 2007 hardcover, will be published in February 2008 with a new subtitle as Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World. Pre-purchase a copy at Amazon here.

WPI Senior Fellow Eric Alterman’s new book, Why We’re Liberals: A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America, was published by Viking in March 2008.

In June 2008, W.W. Norton will publish Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East, by World Policy Journal editor KARL MEYER and Shareen Blair Brysac. Kingmakers tells the story of how the modern Middle East came to be, told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. The narrative is character driven (from Lawrence of Arabia to Paul Wolfowitz and many more in between), whose aim is to restore to life the colorful figures who for good or ill gave us the Middle East in which Americans are enmeshed today. Pre-purchase a copy at Amazon here.


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