World Policy Institute – Media Guide



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

Extensive outreach efforts ensure a wide audience for the Institute’s policy analysis. The numerous books and articles on national and international affairs written by the Institute’s senior fellows and professional staff and the ideas presented in World Policy Journal are often quoted in coverage of American foreign policy issues.

Journal Editor Karl Meyer and the senior fellows are regularly asked to share their views on a wide range of policy issues. Articles, op-eds, and book reviews published in a wide array of newspapers, magazines, and journals, and commentary featured in the electronic media provide broad exposure for WPI policy recommendations.

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Stephanie Elizondo Griest discussed the Hispanic diaspora on a panel with Kamila Shamsie and Edgardo Cozarinsky, Cervantes Institute ‘s Literary Festival at the Royal Festival Hall’s Voice Box, London, England, July 3, 2004.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest spoke at the “Creating Future Journalists” program at the UNITY Journalism Conference at the Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, August 5, 2004.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest presented at the Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana’s “Rogue Nation” exhibition on contemporary Chinese and Cuban Art, San Jose, California, August 19, 2004. Project Associate Frida Berrigan gave a talk on new nuclear weapons research and development, Wisconsin, August 2004.

Claudia Dreifus gave the keynote speech at the American Neurochemistry Association’s annual dinner, Tavern on the Green, August 2004.

Mira Kamdar attended the 57th annual DPI-NGO conference at the United Nations on “Millennium Development Goals: Civil Society Takes Action,” as the representative of the United Nations for the French human rights group MRAP, September 8-10, 2004.

Mira Kamdar presented a paper on and chaired the panel on “Engaging New Constituencies: Culture and Entertainment” at the second meeting of the Bilateral Task Force on India and the Future of Indo-US Relations, sponsored by the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Observer Research Foundation, Marina Del Rey, California, September 13, 2004.

Ian Bremmer gave the keynote speech titled “The State of Global Energy Risk,” Asia Energy Forum, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, September 2004.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest performed at the Texas Book Festival ‘s “First Edition Literary Gala” along with Sir Harold Evans and H.W.Brands, Austin Marriott at the Capitol, Austin, Texas, October 29, 2004.

Kim Taipale spoke on “Technology for Security and Safety: Industry’s Role,” at a conference hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France, October 25, 2004.

Masaru Tamamoto spoke on Islam and Modernity at a Beijing University Conference, October 2004.

Kim Taipale spoke at a panel discussion on “How Should the US Implement Information Sharing? A Discussion of the Executive Order Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans,” The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, Virginia, November 9, 2004.

Kim Taipale gave a speech on “Counterterrorism Technology and Privacy” 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, in Arlington, Virginia on November 18-19, 2004.

Kim Taipale gave a speech on “Public Safety vs. Personal Privacy: The Case For and Against Secure Flight,” InfoSecurity 2004 conference, New York, December 8, 2004.

In 2004-2005, The Arms Trade Resource Center continued its Study Group on the Economics of Security in the Post-9/11 World. This monthly meeting brings together academics, economists, consultants, and independents to discuss such topics as military spending, responses to nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran, how terrorist networks are funded, homeland security, and the economic impact of civil wars.

Belinda Cooper moderated a panel titled “The Intersection of Terrorism,Security and Immigration,” cosponsored by Citizenship and Security Program and CES Berlin Dialogues, Berlin, Germany, January 24, 2005.

Belinda Cooper did a presentation on “The War on Terror and Human Rights: Guantanamo and Beyond,” McCloy Forum, Berlin, January 25, 2005.

Michele Wucker spoke about cultural conflict in the Dominican Republic and Haiti in presentations at the University of Vermont, February 25, 2005, and at a benefit for the Columbia University International Family AIDS Program, April 6,2005.

Claudia Dreifus lead a panel of distinguished female scientists speaking on women in science internationally at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting sponsored by the AAAS, Seed Magazine, and L’Oreal, Washington, DC, February 21, 2005. Among the panelists were Alice Rangel de Paiva Abreu, Director of the Office of Science and Technology, Organization of American States; Monique Frize of Canada, President of the International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists; and Dr. Shirley Malcolm of the AAAS.

Belinda Cooper judged the Midwestern regional semifinals of Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, February 2005.

Masaru Tamamoto spoke on Disaster Management and Governance Reform, City University of Hong Kong, School of Law Conference, March 2005.

Karl Meyer was keynote speaker at a conference on the rise and fall of empires at Chapel Hill, NC, arranged by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, March 5, 2005. He also spoke at University of Indiana in Bloomington, April 2005, and at the National War College, Washington, DC, May 2005.

Michele Wucker spoke about the impact of migrant worker remittances on women as part of the “Gender and Immigration Trends” panel, Lehman College April 6, 2005.

Belinda Cooper gave a presentation on the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, Ohio Northern University Law School, April 20, 2005.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest gave the keynote address at Ohio State University’s “Images of You” Diversity Conference, Columbus, Ohio, April 23, 2005.

Mira Kamdar gave a lecture on “Women, Islam and the Transformation of the West,” Columbia University, April 27, 2005.

Michele Wucker moderated the Batey Relief Alliance’s III International Conference, “HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic and Haiti: A Bilateral Challenge,” sponsored by the Columbia University International Family AIDS Program and Barnard College, April 30, 2005.The day-long event attracted an impressive roster of international experts on HIV/AIDS,including Haiti’s Dr. Jean William Pape and New York City’s Dr. Stephen Nicholas.

Belinda Cooper participated in a symposium on “Justice in Transition — Prosecution and Amnesty in Germany and South Africa,” Berlin, April 2005.

Mira Kamdar gave a lecture on “India’s Soft Power Advantage,” Portland State University, May 6, 2005.

Eric Alterman gave numerous lectures and made panel appearances at various universities and groups, including the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the Aspen Institute, Harvard University, and Brooklyn College, where he became a Professor of English in 2004.

After the publication of How Much Are You Making on the War, Daddy? A Quick and Dirty Guide to War Profiteering in the Bush Administration, William Hartung appeared at a number of public events to promote the book. He spoke in the San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Philadelphia. Audiences addressed ranged from panels at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and the national conference of Physicians for Social Responsibility, to workshops with activists affiliated with California Peace Action and Global Exchanges. Hartung also appeared before numerous audiences of high school and university students, retired foreign services officers, and major donors to the peace and security community. Interviews were done at each stop with National Public Radio and Pacifica Radio affiliates, and in Minneapolis Hartung briefed the editorial board of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (April 2005).



William Hartung participated in a one-hour interview about “War Advocates, Profiting from Iraqi Reconstruction,” on To The Point with Warren Olney ,Public Radio International, July 20, 2004.

William Hartung gave an interview on US military spending for a news piece focused on a Brazilian proposal to tax the arms trade, Globo TV Brazil, July 21, 2004.

William Hartung spoke about Halliburton’s role in Iraq on Marketplace, National Public Radio, August 18, 2004.

Frida Berrigan spoke with Zlatica Hoke about the arms trade, Voice of America, August 25, 2004.

William Hartung was featured in The Money Trail, a segment of ABC World News Tonight, speaking about arms companies’ efforts to lobby decision-makers at the Republican National Convention, September 1, 2004.

William Hartung appeared on Now with Bill Moyers during the Republican National Convention, in a segment titled, “Republicans Pitch a Big Tent in New York,” September 3, 2004.

William Hartung was interviewed for the Japanese television program The Sunday Show about the role of the arms lobby in shaping US foreign and military policies, September 12, 2004

In fall 2004, Media Education Foundation’s documentary Hijacking Catastrophe: Fear and the Selling of American Empire premiered in theaters. The film featured interviews with William Hartung, and was widely reviewed in the New York Times, Newsweek, and other major publications.

Kim Taipale provided research assistance to the producers of “Peter Jennings Reporting: No Place to Hide,” an ABC News documentary on surveillance in America produced by PJ Productions and the Center for Investigative Reporting, 2004.

Ian M.Cuthbertson has continued to give a number of press and electronic media interviews, including TV appearances on Fox and Friends on Fox News and on CNN International, as well as the BBC, ITN, CBC, and Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and German TV news programs. On radio, he has been interviewed on KPFK-FM Los Angeles, Pacifica Radio, WNYC and NPR (April 2005).

In 2004, Stephanie Elizondo Griest was interviewed on Nuestra Palabra’s “Latino Writers Having Their Say” on KPFT Houston, Texas; A View from the Other Side on KNON Dallas, Texas; NPR’s Musica Suave on KEDT Corpus Christi, Texas; Texas Public Radio’s Texas Matters, KSTX San Antonio, Texas; Sexto Sol on KPFT Houston, Texas; the Jack Riccardi Show on KTSA San Antonio, Texas; Public Exposure on KWPX in Washington State (April 2005).

Ian Bremmer made regular appearances on radio: BBC, Newsweek on Air, NPR; and TV: CNN, Fox News, CNBC, and the Charlie Rose Show (April 2005).

Frida Berrigan spoke with Kim Dobson of KAOS on Indonesian military and international tsunami relief challenges in Aceh, Olympia, Washington, January 13, 2005.

Frida Berrigan spoke about the military budget, The Leon Charney Report, January 13, 2005.

Frida Berrigan spoke about the about the peace accord in Sudan, Drivetime: The Voice of the Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, January 26, 2005.

Mira Kamdar was interviewed on implications for India and South Asia of Condoleeza Rice’s nomination as Secretary of State, the South Asia World network, February 2, 2005.

Mira Kamdar was interviewed by Columbia School of Journalism’s Sreenath Sreenivasan for his new show Pulse, American Desi, February 3, 2005.

William Hartung spoke with Michael Krasny about “Bush’s 2006 Budget Proposal” on KQED’s Forum in the San Francisco Bay Area February 8,2005.
William Hartung discussed the robotic “Army of the Future,” Contacted: Coast to Coast with Ron Reagan and Monica Crowley, MSNBC, February 16, 2005.

Claudia Dreifus was interviewed by historian Blanche Wiesen Cook for a syndicated television show Jewish Women in America, April 2005.



Ian Bremmer, “Strains Between the Saudis and Bush,” International Herald Tribune, July 3–4, 2004.

Frida Berrigan was quoted in Inter Press Service article, “IRAQ: Arms Suppliers Scramble to Feed Hungry Market,” by Thalif Deen, July 9, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Kerry Made His Case for Edwards,” Knight Ridder Tribune Syndicate, including Daily Record (Washington State), July 10, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “A Crisis in Saudi Arabia? Not So Fast,” El País, July 13, 2004.

Frida Berrigan, “Mass Destruction in Small Packages,” AlterNet syndicate, July 21, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Putin ‘s Meddling Could Cost Russia Dearly,” International Herald Tribune, August 6, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “The Proliferation Lesson,” International Herald Tribune, August 21–22, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Next, a Very Different War on Terror,” International Herald Tribune, August 30, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Rivalry in Beijing Makes the Neighbors Nervous,” International Herald Tribune, September 3, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Showdown Over Iran Nukes,” International Herald Tribune, September 15, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “America ‘s Energy Challenge” (with Crispin Hawes), The National Interest, Fall 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Neoconservatives Against Neorealists: The Future of a Dispute,” Le Figaro, October 7, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Would Turkey Split the EU and the US?” International Herald Tribune, October 22, 2004.

William Hartung’s letter to the editor “Mr. Nitze’s Change of Heart,” was published by the Washington Post, October 28, 2004.

Mira Kamdar, “America’s Decline Begins,” Tehelka, November 20, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Different Dynamic for Bush Doctrine,” The Australian, November 22, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “High Marks on Ratings Can’t Hide Russia’s Rising Problems,” Financial Times, November 23, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Ukraine at the Crossroads,” Outside View, United Press International, November 30, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Wrapping up ‘National Assets,'” Moscow Times, December 16, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “Ukraine: The Revolution is Over: Now What?” International Herald Tribune, January 3, 2005.

Ian Bremmer, “Rice’s Challenge,” Outside View, United Press International, January 5, 2005.

Jeff Madrick, “Less Government Better for Business? Not if History Provides a Guide,” New York Times, January 20, 2005.

Jeff Madrick, “On the Edge for Economists, 2005 Should be an Interesting Year,” The Boston Globe, January 23, 2005

Ian Bremmer, “Are the US and China on a Collision Course?” Fortune, January 24, 2005.

Ian Bremmer, “The Election is Over but Much is to be Resolved in Ukraine,” Financial Times, January 24, 2005.

Ian Bremmer, “Bush Signals a Revolution in Foreign Policy,” International Herald Tribune, January 29–30, 2005.

William Hartung‘s response to the 2005 State of the Union, “Less Perfect Union: Falling Short,”, February 3, 2005.

Mira Kamdar, “The Neo-Con Coup: Let Them Eat Cake,” Tehelka , February 12, 2005

Ian Bremmer, “China and America’s Common Energy Interests,” Financial Times, March 16, 2005.

Ian Bremmer, “Fracas of Diplomacy?” El País, March 20, 2005.

Ian Bremmer, “Uncertainty Surrounds Stamina of China’s Economic Expansion,” Financial Times, March 21, 2005.

Ian Bremmer, “George Kennan’s Lessons for the War on Terror,” International Herald Tribune, March 24, 2005.

Ian Bremmer, “Latin America’s New Fidel,” International Herald Tribune, April 27, 2005.

Ian Bremmer, “South Africa’s Election Gamble,” Financial Times, May 2, 2005.



Belinda Cooper, “Letter from Cracow: Of Klezmers and Conciliation,” Newsweek, August 2, 2004.

Frida Berrigan, “Seeking True Security,” In These Times, August 30, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “The Saudi Paradox,” World Policy Journal, Fall 2004.

Mira Kamdar, “Saffron Nightmares,” American Theatre magazine, November 2004.

Frida Berrigan, “Meet the New War Resisters,” The Progressive, December 2004.

Frida Berrigan‘s research on depleted uranium was quoted in the December 2004 issue of Vanity Fair in Graydon Carter’s Editor’s Letter.

Kim Taipale, “Technology,Security and Privacy: The Fear of Frankenstein, the Mythology of Privacy, and the Lessons of King Ludd,” Yale Journal of Law & Technology, Vol.7, and in the International Journal of Communications Law & Technology, Vol.9, December 2004.

Frida Berrigan, “The Real Scandal,” In These Times, December 2004.

Ian Cuthbertson, “Prisons and the Education of Terrorists,” The World Policy Journal, Vol. XXI, No.4, 2004/2005.

Masaru Tamamoto, “After the Tsunami, How Japan Can Lead,” Far Eastern Economic Review, Jan/Feb 2005.

Jeff Madrick, “The Producers,” New York Review of Books, Volume 52, Number 4, March 10, 2005.

Ian Bremmer appointed contributing editor to The National Interest, May 2005.

Ian Bremmer, “Defining the Business of Politics,” Harvard Business Review, June 2005.

Ian Bremmer, “The Dragon Awakes,” The National Interest, Summer 2005.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest, “Lessons From the Bloc,” Bitch magazine, Winter 2005.

William Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca, “Pentagon Priorities Put Troops, Security at Risk,” Tampa Tribune , February 7, 2005.

William Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca, “Cuts May Stop Bush From Invading Iran,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 9, 2005.

William Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca, “Battling The Pentagon,” The Nation, February 14, 2005.

Belinda Cooper translated from German and provided substantive input for Gerhard Werle, Principles of International Criminal Law, TMC Asser Press, The Netherlands, April 2005.


Mira Kamdar, “Bridging Parallel Worlds,” a review of Bill Clinton’s autobiography My Life, Biblio, July/August 2004.

Mira Kamdar has been named Book Review Editor for India Review, 2005.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest won “Best Travel Book of the Year” Award from the National Association of Travel Journalists of America for 2004.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest‘s book, Around the Bloc, was featured in the New York Times Book Review’s Recommended Summer Reading edition on June 6, 2004.



Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Around The Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana (Villard/Random House, 2004).

Ian M.Cuthbertson, “Peering into the Abyss: Understanding and Combating NBC Terrorism,” in European Security and Transatlantic Security after 9/11 and the War in Iraq (Ian M.Cuthbertson and Heinz Gaertner eds., Palgrave/MacMillan, London, 2005).

Ian M.Cuthbertson wrote a new Introduction to Francis Parkman’s seminal study on the French and Indian Wars Montcalm and Wolfe (Barnes & Noble, New York, 2005).

Ian Bremmer, “Nationalism after Independence in the Post-Soviet States,” in Nationalism after Independence (Lowell Barrington, ed., University of Michigan Press, 2005).

Stephanie Elizondo Griest, “Border Lines ” in Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times (Basic Books, 2005).

Kim Taipale, “Foreword to Part 13: Domestic Counterterrorism and Civil Liberties,” in The McGraw-Hill Handbook of Homeland Security (David Kamien, ed., McGraw-Hill, forthcoming 2005).

Kim Taipale, “Designing Technical Systems to Support Policy: Enterprise Architecture, Policy Appliances, and Civil Liberties,” Chapter 9.4 in 21st Century Information Technologies and Enabling Policies for Counter-Terrorism (Robert Popp and John Yen, eds., IEEE Press, forthcoming 2005).

Kim Taipale, “Technology, Security and Privacy,” in Cybercrime and Digital Law Enforcement, Yale Information Society Project series (J.M. Balkin, et al., eds., NYU Press, forthcoming 2005).

David Rieff’s new collection of essays, At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention (Simon &Schuster, 2005), includes two essays originally published in World Policy Journal: “A New Age of Liberal Imperialism?” (Summer 1999) and “In Defense of Afro-Pessimism” (Winter 1998/99).

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



Ian Bremmer, “US relations with Arab & Islamic States: US relations with Saudi Arabia; US relations with Syria; US relations with Iran; US supply-side energy policy,” Arab & Islamic States Policy Team & Task Force (Director, with Phil O ‘Neill, Chairman), advising Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and the Democratic National Committee, 2004.

Kim Taipale, “Policy Appliance Reference Model,” released as part of the World Policy Institute Program on Law Enforcement and National Security in the Information Age (PLENSIA), Jan. 27, 2004.

Ian Bremmer, “New and Old Faces in Russian Foreign Policy,” National Intelligence Council, Summer 2004.

Kim Taipale,”Government Should Not Rush to Massive ID Surveillance System,” written statement released as part of the World Policy Institute Program on Law Enforcement and National Security in the Information Age (PLENSIA), Oct. 29, 2004.

William D. Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca, “The Ties that Bind: Arms Industry Influence in the Bush Administration and Beyond,” October 2004.

Michelle Ciarrocca, “Missile Defense All Over Again,” Foreign Policy In Focus, Foreign Policy in Focus Brief, October 2004.

Kim Taipale, “Not Issuing Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens is Bad for National Security,” written statement released as part of the World Policy Institute Program on Law Enforcement and National Security in the Information Age (PLENSIA), Dec.17, 2004.

William D. Hartung and Frida Berrigan, “Dollar Shift: The Iraq War and the Changing Face of Pentagon Contracting,” February 2005.

Arms Trade Project forthcoming report, Weapons at War, 2005.