World Policy Institute – Media Guide


Below is a summary of media activity in 2003-2004. Media activity in 2000-2001, 2004-2005, 2007, and 2008 is also available. A listing of recent book publications updates the information provided here.

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Senior Research Associate Frida Berrigan traveled to Amsterdam in June 2003 to address the annual meeting of the European Network Against the Arms Trade.

Silvana Paternostro was a guest lecturer at the Women’s Conference in Santiago de Chile, July 2003.

Ian Bremmer gave a briefing to White House staffers and various department officials on U.S foreign policy and Russian energy, February 2003.

Michele Wucker lectured on “Investigating Dictators and Strongmen,” at Trinity College, Washington, DC, September 2003.

Michele Wucker spoke on “The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in Santo Domingo and Latin America,” New York University, October 3, 2003.

Mira Kamdar presented a paper on “India and the New American Hegemony” at the Bingham McCutchen International Symposium on the New American Hegemony at the University of Connecticut School of Law, October 17, 2003.

Silvana Paternostro gave a lecture at a Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program panel on “Is Colombia the Next Vietnam?” in November 2003.

Masaru Tamamoto spoke on “A Nationalist’s Lament: The Slippery Slope of Koizumi’s Foreign Policy” at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC, in November 2003. (See

Belinda Cooper presented a paper entitled “Changing Hearts and Minds: The Domestic Influence of International Tribunals” at a conference on “The International Criminal Court and the Advent of International Criminal Justice” at the Minerva Center for Human Rights, TelAviv and Jerusalem, Israel, December 15, 2003.

ATRC Director William D. Hartung testified before the Democratic Policy Committee as part of Senate hearings to probe Halliburton activities in Iraq, February 13, 2004.

Michele Wucker moderated the Batey Relief Alliance’s second international conference, “Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the XXI Century,” at Barnard College, February 27, 2004.

Ian M. Cuthbertson cochaired and gave a presentation to a major international conference in Austria entitled “European Security after September 11 and the War in Iraq.” The meeting was focused on prospects and mechanisms for improving transatlantic cooperation on security issues as the struggle against international terrorism continues. The conference was held at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna, in February 2004.

Michele Wucker was a panelist at “Democracy for All: Reinstating Immigrant Voting Rights,” on March 16, 2004, at the City University of New York.

Mira Kamdar presented a paper on the Indian diaspora in the United States, sponsored by the Observer Research FoundationPacific Council for International Policy Joint Task Force on IndiaU.S Relations. The U.S side of task force was led by former U.S ambassador to India Richard Celeste, and the India side by former Indian ambassador to the United States Abid Hussain, March 18 and 19, 2004, in Jamnagar, India.

Michele Wucker spoke about Haiti and the Dominican Republic at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, PUCMM, Fundación Global, and the Diplomatic Academy of the Armed Forces of the Dominican Republic in March 2004.

Michele Wucker spoke on “The Impact of Haiti’s Crisis Beyond Its Borders” at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, April 8, 2004.

Stephen Schlesinger spoke on Iraq at the “What We Stand For” conference sponsored by the Nation Institute and New Democracy Project, New York University, May 14, 2004.

Ian Bremmer gave speeches at Boston University, the Japan Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, the SachsBloomberg Forum, Stanford University, the TwentyFirst Century Trust, and was a cochair of the Eurasia Summit, 2003–2004 (with Mark Malloch Brown, UNDP; and William Luers, UNAUSA).

Stephen Schlesinger lectured at the following sixteen locales over the 2003–2004 academic year on his new book, Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations: Occidental College Forum, Los Angeles, 9/29/03; World Affairs Council, San Francisco, 10/23/03; Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, 11/3/03; Columbia University Political Union, 11/25/03; United Nations panel at the UN Building, 1/7/04; American Historical Association, Washington, 1/9/04; Conference in New Delhi on the UN, 1/22–2/1/04; the Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, 2/11/04; Cardozo Law School, New York City, 2/19/04; the National Press Club, Washington, DC, 2/23/04; Vernon Center of New York University 2/24/04; Miller Center at the University of Virgina, 3/27/04; Center for Humanities at City University of New York, New York City, 4/13/04; UnitarianUniversalist Church convention, 4/13/04; Hunter College, 4/26/04; and Chattaqua, New York, 7/1/04.

Mustapha Tlili attended “Partners in Humanity,” a conference in Amman, Jordan, convened by Prince El Hassan bin Talal in July 2003. He also delivered a lecture at the Air Force Academy in October 2003, entitled “Religion, Culture, and the Middle East Crisis.” In addition, Mr. Tlili traveled to Malaysia and Brunei in February 2004, at the invitation of their respective governments, where he lectured at various universities and research institutions and gave briefings at both the Malaysian and Brunei ministries of foreign affairs.

Belinda Cooper moderated a panel on “Civil Liberties, the Rule of Law, and Terrorism: The American and German Experiences” for the Berlin Dialogues series of the Harvard Center for European Studies in Berlin, June 2004.

Kim Taipale gave several invited talks on technology and national security issues, including a presentation on “Counterterrorism, Privacy and Technology” at the American Bar Association conference on “National Security Law in a Changed World: The Fourteenth Annual Review of the Field,” cosponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security at Duke University School of Law (November 18-19, 2004). In October, he moderated the first panel discussion of the WPI Global Information Society Project’s Program on Law Enforcement and National Security in the Information Age, entitled “Technology, Security, and Privacy in the War on Terror.” He also spoke on “Technology for Security and Safety: Industry’s Role” at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France.



Silvana Paternostro made numerous appearances on Colombian radio in June 2003 commenting on women’s issues in Colombia.

Michele Wucker was interviewed about immigrant voting rights on Public Radio International’s To the Point and KCRW radio’s Which Way, LA?” in September 2003.

Stephen Schlesinger spoke on the Fox News Network about the U.S invasion of Iraq, September 25, 2003.

William D. Hartung spoke on Iraq policy, BBC World, October 9, 2003.

William D. Hartung was interviewed about Donald Rumsfeld, on The World Today, BBC World Service, October 12, 2003.

Stephen Schlesinger gave an interview on KRONTV, San Francisco, on the United Nations, October 24, 2003.

Mira Kamdar spoke about her memories of the John F. Kennedy assassination and what his presidency meant for immigrants to the United States on the fortieth anniversary of the assassination on Public Radio International and the BBC World Service’s The World with Lisa Mullins, November 22, 2003.

William D. Hartung was interviewed on Halliburton, Iraqi rebuilding contracts, and prospects for reform on CNN FN, March 6, 2004.

Michele Wucker spoke about Haiti’s crisis and refugees in the Dominican Republic on Newsweek on Air, Public Radio International, National Public Radio, and the Voice of America, March 2004.

William D. Hartung spoke on war profiteering and the Big Three contractors, Regional News Network, March 8, 2004.

William D. Hartung moderated a panel on CSPAN’s Book TV entitled, “Books on Bush,” featuring Mark Green, Eric Alterman, Joe Conason, and David Corn, March 8, 2004.

William D. Hartung spoke on war profiteering, The Power with Mark Thompson, XM Satellite Radio, March 9, 2004.

William D. Hartung was interviewed on his book, How Much Are You Making on the War, Daddy?, with listener callins, The Thom Hartmann Radio Program, March 10, 2004.

Stephen Schlesinger conducted a class at the New School University on the United Nations for CSPAN 2’s Book TV, March 27, 2004.

Michele Wucker appeared on the show Página Abierta and on Canal de Noticias’s morning news program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 2004.

William D. Hartung spoke on Iraq, the war on terror, and war profiteering in an interview on the Carl Lazenby show, Macomb, Mississippi, April 19, 2004.

William D. Hartung was interviewed on Iraq, terrorism, and U.S. military policy on The Popoff Radio Show with Mary Jane Popoff, KAHIFM, Sacramento, California, April 20, 2004.

William D. Hartung spoke on the role of Vice President Cheney in the national security debate, The Mitch Albom Show, April 27, 2004.

William D. Hartung spoke about the Bush administration policy in Iraq and beyond, The Tommy B Show, KBUL radio, Billings, Montana April 29, 2004.

Stephen Schlesinger discussed the Iraqi situation on the Warren Onley program, To the Point, on Los Angeles station KPFKFM, April 29, 2004.

Claudia Dreifus appeared with Julian Bond, Dorothy Height and Wade Henderson on a halfhour CBS Network special that aired in April 2004, Extraodinary Possibilities: The Civil Rights Movement—Then and Now.

Stephen Schlesinger appeared on CNN’s Diplomatic License to talk about his book on the founding of the UN, April 2004.

William D. Hartung was interviewed on the role of private military companies in Iraq, The Majority Report, Air America Radio, May 5, 2004.

William D. Hartung spoke on the prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq, ABC News Radio Network, May 6, 2004.

William D. Hartung participated in panel discussion on the future of development assistance on the BBC Radio 4 program Four Corners, May 10, 2004.

William D. Hartung spoke on Iraq and the role of private contractors on the Mark Thompson show, XM Satellite Radio, May 11, 2004.

Ian Bremmer made regular appearances on CNN, Fox News, the CBC’s Newsworld Today, and CNBC Europe; as well as on the weekly segment “Global Risk This Week” on CNBC’s WakeUp Call.

Ian M. Cuthbertson, as a result of the heavy focus of media and public attention on the issue of terrorism and the tensions in the transatlantic relationship due to the war in Iraq, has continued to give numerous press and electronic media interviews, including TV appearances on Fox and Friends on Fox News and World Report on CNN International, as well as on BBC, ITN, and CBC and Spanish, French, and German TV news programs. On radio, he has been interviewed on KPFKFM Los Angeles, Pacifica Radio, WNYC, and NPR.

Stephen Schlesinger discussed his new book, Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations, during the fall of 2003 and spring of 2004 on radio stations in Missouri, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Washington State, Alabama, and Michigan. They included such national outlets as ABC radio, Cable Radio Network, National Talk America, and Bloomberg Radio.

Mustapha Tlili was interviewed on CNN, Radio Canada, Radio Free Europe, and Wisconsin Public Radio during 2003–2004. Newspaper Articles, Oped Pieces, Citations, and Newswires

Frida Berrigan, “U.S. Weapons Aid Repression in Aceh,” Foreign Policy in Focus, June 11, 2003

Michelle Ciarrocca, “The Paris Air Show Will Go On,”, June 13, 2003.

Andrew Reding, “‘BaskinRobbins’ Voting: European Systems, With ‘31 Flavors,’ Offer Citizens Better Representation,” Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2003.

Ian Bremmer, “Hu’s on First, and China Is Playing Ball” Financial Times, July 14, 2003.

Ian Bremmer, “Talk, but Talk Tough,” New York Times, July 19, 2003.

Ian Bremmer, “Iraq Question Drives Horses for Courses,” Financial Times, August 8, 2003.

Ian Bremmer, “A Pakistani Model for Iraq,” Asian Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2003.

Ian Bremmer, “The New International Jungle,” Chosun Ilbo, (translated into Korean), August 26, 2003

Ceara Donnelley and William D. Hartung, “Insiders Profit from Iraq,”, August 13, 2003.

Michele Wucker, “Let Legal Immigrants Vote in City,” with Ron Hayduk, New York Daily News, September 23, 2003.

Stephen Schlesinger, “More Than Ever, We Need the UN,” Los Angeles Times oped page, September 24, 2003.

Ian Bremmer, “Mexico’s Long Wait May Finally Pay Off,” Financial Times, October 27, 2003.

Ian Bremmer, “Democracy Is Not Putin’s Priority,” Financial Times, October 29 2003; reprinted in Moscow Times, October 30, 2003.

Andrew Reding, “Bush’s Trade Policy Alienates Latin America”, Newsday, October 30, 2003.

Frida Berrigan, “Progress in Iraq? Shot Down, Killed, Wounded, Depressed,” Common Dreams, November 4, 2003.

Frida Berrigan, “Laughter and Lies in London: Smashing Sledgehammers in Iraq,” Common Dreams, November 20, 2003.

Belinda Cooper, “Three Glimpses of a Century Near Berlin,” New York Times “Travel” section, November 30, 2003.

Frida Berrigan, “A Growth Industry,” Peace News, September–November 2003.

Michelle Ciarrocca, “Nuclear Weapons: The Good, the Bad and the Ignored,” Extra! and, November–December 2003.

Ian Bremmer, “North Korea Crisis? What Crisis?” Nihon Keizai Shimbun, November 28 2003; reprinted as “North Korea Now Able to Spark Crisis with Its Only Trump Card— Nuke Test,” Nikkei Weekly, December 1, 2003.

William Hartung, “The Booming Defense Business,” Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2003.

Ian Bremmer, “Shevardnadze’s Legacy,” Outside View, United Press International, December 11, 2003.

William D. Hartung, “Capturing Saddam Hussein: Will It Mean a New Day for Iraq?,” Common Dreams, December 15, 2003.

William D. Hartung, “Every Day Is Christmas at the Pentagon,” Record (Bergen, NJ), December 15, 2003.

William D. Hartung, “What Do We Do Next in the War on Terrorism?” Record (Bergen, NJ), December 19, 2003; also on Global Beat Syndicate and syndicated by Knight Ridder; pub lished as an issue brief by Foreign Policy in Focus.

William D. Hartung, “Enduring Questions after the Capture of Saddam,” Global Beat Syndicate, December 22, 2003.

William D. Hartung, “High Price for Bad Advice,”, January 14, 2004.

Michelle Ciarrocca, “Bush’s Space Odyssey,” Common Dreams, January 20, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Dubai Rises amid Middle East Turmoil,” Financial Times, February 9, 2004.

Mira Kamdar, “Mallika’s Mahabharata,” Tehelka (India), February 28, 2004.

Belinda Cooper, “Turks Breach Wall of Silence on Armenians,” New York Times “Arts and Ideas” section, March 6, 2004.

William D. Hartung, “The High Cost of Privatized Warfare: Iraq and the Costs of War,” Counter Punch, March 6–7, 2004.

Michele Wucker, “Haiti Is Not Alone in This Crisis,” Washington Post Outlook, March 7, 2004

Ian Bremmer, “Terror beyond al Qaeda,” El Mundo, March 18, 2004; reprinted in Wprost (translated into Polish).

Ian Bremmer, “The Limits of Sovereignty in Iraq,” El País. March 28, 2004.

Michele Wucker was interviewed about Haiti in El Caribe,Hoy, and the Chicago Tribune in March 2004.

Mustapha Tlili, “A Vote for Starting Small,” Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Crude Politics in a Kingdom of Contradictions,” Financial Times, April 15, 2004.

Andrew Reding, “Haiti after Aristide: The Danger of a Revived Army,” International Herald Tribune, April 17, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Jitters over Turkey as it Seeks to Join EU,” Financial Times, May 17, 2004.

Armando Martínez gave commentary on U.SSpain relations after the recent elections and terrorist attacks in the Washington Times, “The World and I,” May 2004.

Armando Martínez was interviewed about Brazil in Folha de São Paulo, June 2004.



Silvana Paternostro, “Diary,”, June 16–20, 2003.

Frida Berrigan, “Weapons of Mass Deception,” In These Times, June 23, 2003.

Silvana Paternostro, “What They Were Thinking” interview in “The Way We Live Now, 72003,” New York Times Magazine, New York: July 20, 2003.

William Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca, “Ugly Americans in Paris,” Nation, July 24, 2003.

Belinda Cooper, “The Stray Cats of Tbilisi,” LA Weekly, August 1–7, 2003.

Silvana Paternostro, “Silvana Paternostro y los Derechos de la Mujer,” Revista Paula, Uruguay, August 2003.

Silvana Paternostro, “Solitude & Company: An Oral Biography of Gabriel García Márquez.” Paris Review, Summer 2003.

Sherle Schwenninger, “Revamping American Grand Strategy,” World Policy Journal, Fall 2003.

Silvana Paternostro, “Conversation: The Meaning of Spanglish” Newsweek Online: September 18, 2003.

Frida Berrigan, “Who They Know: Boeing’s Ties Bloat Government Budgets,” In These Times, September 19, 2003.

Silvana Paternostro, “Dancing Their Way Out of Poverty” Marie Claire, October 2003.

Ian Bremmer, “The Art of the Bluff: Why Kim Is Not Saddam,” National Interest, Fall 2003.

Sherle Schwenninger, “Middle East Democracy: A Reality Check for the United States,” Globalist, November 10, 2003.

Silvana Paternostro, “Colombia’s New Urban Realists” Críticas, November–December 2003.

Belinda Cooper, “The Western Connection: Western Support for the East German Opposition,” German Politics and Society, Winter 2003.

Sherle Schwenninger, “The Multipolar World vs. the Superpower,” Globalist, December 5, 2003.

Caroline Moser and Cathy McIlwaine, “Poverty, Violence and Livelihood: Security in Urban Colombian and Guatemala,” Progress in Development Studies, 2003 (vol. 3, no. 2).

Sherle Schwenninger, “America’s Suez Moment,” Atlantic Monthly, January–February 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “The Russian Roller Coaster,” World Policy Journal, Winter 2003–2004.

Frida Berrigan, “Oil and Democracy Don’t Mix,” In These Times, February 4, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Russia, Not Quite Europe,” Global Dialogue, Winter 2004 (vol. 6, no. 1) .

Ian Bremmer, “Diary of a Political Scientist,” Slate Magazine, February 2–6, 2004.

William D. Hartung, “Making Money on Terrorism,” Nation, February 23, 2004.

Frida Berrigan, “Outside the Inside,” In These Times, April 12, 2004.

Mira Kamdar, “India and the New American Hegemony,” Connecticut Journal of International Law,” Spring 2004 (19.2).

William D. Hartung, “Homeland Insecurity: The War on Terror and the War on Labor,” New Labor Forum, Spring 2004.

Michele Wucker, “Civics Lessons from Immigrants,” American Prospect, July 2003.

Michele Wucker, “Haiti: So Many Missteps,” World Policy Journal, Spring 2004.

Ian M. Cuthbertson, “Challenges for CounterTerrorism in Asia,” Homeland Security Asia, Summer 2004 (vol. 1, no. 1).

Mira Kamdar, “Lights, Camera, Action: NRIs, PIOs and OBIs Make the American Scene,” Seminar, June 2004.

Armando Martínez, “Is God Really Brazilian?” Vanguardia Dossier, Summer 2004.

Kim Taipale wrote “Technology, Security, and Privacy: The Fear of Frankenstein, the Mythology of Privacy, and the Lessons of King Ludd,” to be published in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology (December 2004).


Ian M. Cuthbertson reviewed Black Edelweiss: A Memoir of Combat and Conscience by a Soldier of the WaffenSS by Johann Voss, for The Journal of Military History, July 2003 (vol. 67, no. 3).

Belinda Cooper reviewed Peter Balakian’s The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response in the New York Times Book Review, October 19, 2003.

Michele Wucker reviewed Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy for the New York Times Book Review, March 28, 2004

Ian M. Cuthbertson reviewed Biowarrior: Inside the Soviet/Russian Biological War Machine by Igor V. Domaradskij and Wendy Orent for eExtreme, Spring 2004

Ian Bremmer reviewed After the Breakup of a MultiEthnic Empire: Russia, Successor States, and Eurasian Security by Susanne Michele Birgerson, in Slavonica, 2004.



Ian Bremmer, “The National Factor in the Former Soviet Union: Reasons, Forces, and Consequences,” in Jakub M. Godzimirski, ed., The Russian Federation: Ten Years of Statehood—What Now? (Oslo: Norway Institute for International Affairs, 2003)

Karl Meyer’s The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland was a finalist for the 2003 Gelber Prize.

Silvana Paternostro, “Three Days with Gabo” in Latin American Writers at Work: The Paris Review, Modern Library/Random House, New York, 2003.

The Bridge to a Middle Class (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003), edited by Sherle Schwenninger and Walter Russell Mead.

William D. Hartung, “The Hidden Costs of War: How the Bush Doctrine is Undermining Democracy in Iraq and Democracy in America,” in Irwin Abrams and Wang Gungwu, editors, The Iraq War and Its Consequences: Thoughts of Nobel Laureates and Eminent Scholars (World Scientific Press, 2003).

Sherle Schwenninger, “Rebalancing U.S.European Relations,” in George Papandreou, editor, Kastellorizo Report on EUU.S. Relations (Brussels: Palgrave Press, 2003).

Stephen Schlesinger contributed a chapter on Bush administration foreign policy to The Maze of Fear (Washington: Social Science Research Council, 2004).

Caroline Moser and Cathy McIlwaine, Encounters with Violence in Latin America: Urban Poor Perceptions from Colombia and Guatemala, London and New York: Routledge, 2004.

Ian M. Cuthbertson wrote “Peering into the Abyss: Understanding and Combating NBC Terrorism,” in the book edited by himself and Heinz Gaertner, The Ties That Bind: The Future of TransAtlantic Security in an Age of Terrorism, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

Ian M. Cuthbertson wrote a new introduction to Alfred T. Mahan’s Influence of Sea Power upon History, 16601783 (New York: Barnes & Noble, 2004).

Kim Taipale wrote ìTechnology, Security and Privacy: Designing Technical Systems to Support Policy (Enterprise Architecture and Civil Liberties),î a book chapter to be published in R. Popp and J. Yen, ì21st Century Enabling Technologies and Policies for Counter-Terrorismî (forthcoming 2005); and “Technology, Security and Privacy,î a book chapter to be published in ìCybercrime and Digital Law Enforcement,î Yale Information Society Project Book Series (NYU Press, forthcoming 2005).



Michelle Ciarrocca, “Missile Defense,” Foreign Policy in Focus, May 2003.

Ceara Donnelley and William D. Hartung, “New Numbers: The Price of Freedom in Iraq and Power in Washington,” August 12, 2003.

William D. Hartung, “Is What’s Good for Boeing and Halliburton Good for America? Contractors Are Cashing In on the War on Terror,” World Policy Institute Special Report, February 24, 2004; also in the Progressive at and on the Progress Report daily email update of the Center for American Progress.

Andrew Reding, “Sexual Orientation and Human Rights in the Americas,” World Policy Reports, December 2003.

William D. Hartung, “Iraq and the Costs of War,” Foreign Policy in Focus, March 2004.

Andrew Reding, “Democracy and Human Rights in Haiti,” World Policy Reports, March 2004.