MEDIA ACTIVITY 2005-2006
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.
Belinda Cooper spent a week in Portland, Oregon, in January 2006, where she gave a talk on the situation at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a lawyers’ group on January 17 and to a local Jewish congregation on January 19
Belinda Cooper chaired a Harvard Center for European Studies panel discussion in Berlin on “The Current and Future Role of the Extreme Right in Germany.”
Ian Cuthbertson spoke on “Meeting the Challenge of Effectively Combating Terrorism in a Multi-Cultural Democracy,” Austrian Institute for International Relations, November 4, 2005.
Belinda Cooper spoke to visiting scholars and students at the Harvard Center for European Studies on changing Turkish attitudes toward the Armenian genocide in the context of EU accession and the development of Turkish civil society, Cambridge, November 1, 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson participated in “Pragmatic Realism. Russian Foreign Policy under Putin,” Vienna Meets Eastern Europe Panel Discussion, Austrian Institute of International Relations, 21 October, 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson participated in a panel discussion and press conference chaired by Franz Vranitzky, former Chancellor of Austria on the book. European Security and Transatlantic Relations after 9/11 and the Iraq War, edited by Professor Heinz Gaertner and Ian M. Cuthbertson, Pressclub Concordia, Vienna, 20 October, 2005
Ian Cuthbertson gave a lecture on “Confronting the Threat Posed by of Religiously Inspired Terrorism: Keeping a Sense of Proportion in the Face of Catastrophe” University of Vienna, 25 October 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson participated in “Between Helping to Prepare for Threats and Exaggerating Dangers: The Role of the Media in the Security Policy” a debate at the Austrian Institute of International Relations, 10 October, 2005
Ian Cuthbertson spoke on “Confronting the Threat of Nuclear, Biological. Chemical and Radiological (NBCR) Terrorism,” at the US Embassy’s symposium on “Energy Security and Strategic Policy: Challenges for the EU and the US” Vienna, 6 October, 2005
Ian Cuthbertson participated in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Technologies International Outreach Seminar to Industry, Permanent Mission of Japan, Vienna, 3 October 2005
Ian Cuthbertson participated in “Security in an Insecure World” debate during the City of Vienna’s “The Long Night of Foreign Policy,” at the Austrian Institute of International Relations, 1 October 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson was a City of Vienna Research Fellow on Crisis Management and Conflict Research at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna, 17 September-17 November 2005.
On August 9, 2005, Ian Cuthbertson was a guest for a 30-minute discussion and call-in segment during the ‘Under the Learning Tree’ show on the UK’s proposed new counter-terrorism measures on WBAI, Pacifica Radio’s New York station.
Kim Taipale participated in the National Science Foundation workshop on “Emerging Technologies in Security Evaluations,” Arlington, VA, July 13–14, 2005.
Kim Taipale presented “Data Mining and Counterterrorism: Methodology and Policy,” at “Advancing Analytic Techniques in Counterterrorism Analysis,” Arlington, VA, August 19, 2005.
Stephen Schlesinger was a panelist at the Foreign Policy Association meeting on U.N. Reform, September 15, 2005.
Kim Taipale presented “The Future of the Nation State: Confronting Hostile Adaptive Networks,” Global Information Society Project, New York, NY, Sept. 28, 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson participated in the “Security in an Insecure World” debate during the City of Vienna’s “The Long Night of Foreign Policy,” at the Austrian Institute of International Relations, October 1, 2005.
Stephanie Elizondo Griest gave the keynote address for the “Crossing Borders Toward the American Dream” program at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, October 3, 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson participated in “Between Helping to Prepare for Threats and Exaggerating Dangers: The Role of the Media in the Security Policy,” a debate at the Austrian Institute of International Relations, October 10, 2005.
Stephen Schlesinger gave a speech on the U.N., Occidental College event at the Harvard Club, October 19, 2005.
Stephanie Elizondo Griest spoke about immigration and indigenous resistance movements in Mexico at Barnard College at Columbia University, October 20, 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson spoke on “Meeting the Challenge of Effectively Combating Terrorism in a Multi-Cultural Democracy,” Austria, 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson participated in “Pragmatic Realism: Russian Foreign Policy under Putin,” Vienna Meets Eastern Europe Panel Discussion, Austrian Institute of International Relations, October 21, 2005.
Stephen Schlesinger gave a speech on FDR and the founding of the U.N., FDR Institute U.N. Program, October 23, 2005.
Kim Taipale spoke on “Technical and Policy Challenges: Implications for Evolving Business Models” at the 16th Annual Economic Crimes Institute Conference in McLean, VA, Oct. 24, 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson gave a lecture on “Confronting the Threat Posed by Religiously Inspired Terrorism: Keeping a Sense of Proportion in the Face of Catastrophe,” University of Vienna, October 25, 2005.
Stephanie Elizondo Griest gave a keynote on Latino cultural identity and immigration at Bowling Green State University’s “Latinopalooza” celebration in Bowling Green, Ohio, October 27, 2005.
Belinda Cooper spoke to visiting scholars and students at the Harvard Center for European Studies on changing Turkish attitudes toward the Armenian genocide in the context of E.U. accession and the development of Turkish civil society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 1, 2005.
Kim Taipale spoke at the Heritage Foundation roundtable “Science and Technology: Identity Theft” in Washington, DC, Nov. 2, 2005.
Stephen Schlesinger spoke at the 60th anniversary of the Nuremberg Conference, Harvard University, November 3-4, 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson participated with Dr. Mohammed Bashar Arafat of the Islamic Affairs Council of Maryland in a lecture and discussion focused on “Islam and the West: Challenges and Opportunities,” University of Vienna, November 10, 2005.
Ian Cuthbertson participated in a major international conference sponsored in Vienna by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs which focused on “Islam in a Pluralistic World.” Speakers included Mohammad Khatami, former President of the Republic of Iran, Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Jalal Talabani, President of the Republic of Iraq, and Mahmoud Zakzouk, Minister for Religious Affairs, Egypt. Vienna, November 14-16, 2005.
Stephanie Elizondo Griest spoke about traveling as a form of human rights advocacy at the Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, November 17, 2005.
Mira Kamdar participated in panel on “India-U.S. Relations: Are There Limits to the Emerging Partnership?” at the Pacific Council’s Members’ Weekend retreat in Half Moon Bay, California, on November 19, 2005. The panel was chaired by the Honorable Kenneth I. Juster, immediate past U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce, and included Dr. Yash P. Gupta, Dean, Marshall School of Business, UCLA, and Abid Hussain, former Indian Ambassador to the United States.
Stephen Schlesinger spoke at a panel on the U.N., French Institute, Nov 29, 2005.
Ian Bremmer led a Council on Foreign Relations roundtable on Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan elections, November 2005.
The Privatization of Foreign Policy Project was launched in New York, November 2005, and in Washington, DC, December 2005.
Belinda Cooper chaired a Harvard Center for European Studies panel discussion in Berlin December 5, 2005 on “The Current and Future Role of the Extreme Right in Germany.”
Stephanie Elizondo Griest performed monologues by Mexican undocumented workers for the Council of Humanities at Princeton University, December 15, 2005.
Stephen Schlesinger gave a presentation at the Truman Presidential Library, Kansas, on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, January 23, 2006.
Mira Kamdar participated in an Asia Society panel titled “Encyclopedic India: Ancient Cultures and New Opportunities” on February 2, 2006. Other speakers included Isher Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York and Stanley Wolpert, Professor of History, UCLA.
Stephanie Elizondo Griest gave a reading from her book Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana, Princeton Public Library in Princeton, New Jersey, February 27, 2006.
Claudia Dreifus was a presenter on a panel on “Science Communication” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis in February 2006. Her co-panelists included Nobel Laureate Sir Harry Kroto and University of Missouri Chemistry Professor Rainer Glaser.
Claudia Dreifus was the luncheon speaker at Columbia University’s Women in Science February 2006 meeting.
Kim Taipale spoke on “Confronting Hostile Networks: Information Operations in the War of Ideas,” at the Bantle Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) Symposium “Challenges in the Struggle Against Violent Extremism: Winning the War of Ideas” Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, March 29-30, 2006.
Michele Wucker testified in front of the Government Operations Committee of the New York City Council, November 14, 2005, regarding the Voting Rights Restoration Act, Prop. 628, which would extend municipal voting rights to legally present noncitizens. A copy of her testimony is available at www.immigrantvoting.org.
Michele Wucker spoke on U.S. national security policy involving noncitizens at the conference “Security Dilemmas and Options for National Immigration Policies,” coordinated by the Center for International Relations, Collegium Civitas, the German Marshall Fund, Fundaczya Club Obywatelski, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, in Warsaw, September 29, 2005. See event photos at http://www.csm.org.pl/pl/files/Dylematy_bezpieczenstwa.pdf. Her comments are online at http://www.csm.org.pl/en/files/raports/2005/rap_i_an_1005a.pdf
Michele Wucker spoke about “Fixing a Broken Immigration System” at the Bangor Foreign Policy Forum in Maine on August 1, 2005.
TV AND RADIO
Ian Cuthbertson was interviewed by about Muslims in Britain on National Public Radio’s “To the Point” on August 16, 2006.
Ian Cuthbertson was interviewed about the London Airport on August 10, 2006 in the following media: Fox News and WABC News (television) and the following radio stations: Bloomberg Radio (250 Affiliated Stations); KLIF Dallas; WTAM Cleveland; WREC Memphis; KFGO Fargo ND; WILM Wilmington DE; WIST New Orleans; KCMO Kansas City; WFLA Tampa; WOC Davenport IA; WOAI San Antonio.
Ian Cuthbertson was interviewed by Moore Parker on FM4 Radio, ORF, Vienna on 18 October 2005.
Bill Hartung was interviewed on KSLD Radio, San Diego, CA, July 12, 2005. Ian Cuthbertson was a guest for a 30-minute discussion and call-in segment on the U.K.’s proposed new counter-terrorism measures on the Under the Learning Tree show on WBAI, Pacifica Radio’s New York station, August 9, 2005.
Masaru Tamamoto was interviewed by BBC Radio on the current state of affairs in Japan, August 2005.
Stephen Schlesinger appeared in a PBS documentary on the U.N.’s founding, Workshop For Peace, shown on PBS, October 24, 2005.
Stephen Schlesinger appeared in Ron Silver’s documentary, Broken Promises: The United Nations at 60, distributed nationwide, October 2005.
Michele Wucker was interviewed for an Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio feature on migrant worker remittances, November 2005.
In association with the NSA wiretapping story, Patrick Radden Keefe made appearances on CNN American Morning, CNN International, and NPR’s Day to Day, BBC/NPR’s The World, PRI’s Open Source and the Leonard Lopate Show 2005/2006.
In 2005/2006 Andrew Meier made appearances on CNN, the BBC, and NPR as a commentator on Russian, Chechen and Ukrainian affairs.
Silvana Paternostro was interviewed on German Radio about women’s rights, January 2006.
Michele Wucker was interviewed on CNN en Español about Haiti’s elections, February 6, 2006.
Stephanie Elizondo Griest was interviewed about Latinos in publishing by Sylvia Martinez on American Latino TV on February 11, 2006.
Mira Kamdar did live commentary while Bush was in Delhi for Headlines Today, the English-language television news channel affiliated with Aaj Tak, March 2006.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, OP-ED PIECES , CITATIONS, AND NEWSWIRES
Stephen Schlesinger, “Hyde-jacking the United Nations,” Washington Examiner, July 5, 2005.
Frida Berrigan, “Oh Baby, It’s Drafty Out There,” Alternet, July 6, 2005.
Ian Bremmer, “Scandal and Instability Cloud Future for the Philippines,” Financial Times, July 11, 2005.
William Hartung, “Weapons in Space Put World at Risk,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, July 13, 2005.
William D. Hartung, “Drilling for the War’s Oil Factor,” Los Angeles Times, July 22, 2005.
Ian Bremmer, “Rove Scandal Chipping at Bush Agenda,” the Australian, July 25, 2005.
Ian Bremmer, “Investors Watch Cautiously as Putin Behaves like a Lame Duck,” Financial Times, August 1, 2005.
Ian Bremmer, “US-China Relationship Seen to Deteriorate,” Korea Herald, August 8, 2005.
William D. Hartung, “Iraq War 101: the Final Exam,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 10, 2005.
Ian Bremmer, “Prices Transform Oil into a Weapon,” International Herald Tribune, August 27, 2005.
Ian Bremmer, “Putting Bush to the test: The Caucasus and Democracy Promotion,” Global Dialogue, Summer/Autumn 2005.
Frida Berrigan, “US Leads the World in Sale of Military Goods,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 1, 2005.
Ian Bremmer, “Political Risks in China Should Give Investors Pause for Thought,” Financial Times, September 12, 2005.
Ian Bremmer, “The Blame Game,” BBC News Online, September 15, 2005.
Michele Wucker was quoted about Dominican-Haitian tensions in “The Politics of Rhythm: MRP Crosses Borders,” by Jordan Levin, the Miami Herald, September 25, 2005.
Silvana Paternostro, “Spirit of the Isthmus,” New York Times Magazine, November 20, 2005.
William D. Hartung, “The Tunnel at the End of the Light,” Global Beat Syndicate, November 21, 2005
Ian Bremmer, “Azerbaijan Stays Safe for Foreign Investors,” Financial Times, November 22, 2005.
Mira Kamdar was quoted in the November 2005 issue of India West in an article entitled, “U.S. Needs to ‘Work Harder’ on N-Pact,” by Richard Springer.
Benjamin A. Pauker, “Cambodian Border Town Bets on Vice,” Chicago Tribune, Dec 7, 2005.
Benjamin A. Pauker, “Thais Fight Insurgency in Muslim South,” Chicago Tribune, Dec 15, 2005.
Mira Kamdar was interviewed in the Times of India on the “Soft Power Assets Key to a Nation’s Success,” December 27, 2005.
Stephen Schlesinger, “The Bush Administration and U.N. Reform,” Foreign Policy Forum, 2005, Volumes XV and XVI.
Kim Taipale, Commentary (with James Jay Carafano), “Fixing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance,” Washington Times, Jan. 24, 2006.
Ian Bremmer, “A Bitter Conflict’s End May be in Sight,” International Herald Tribune, February 7, 2006.
Ian Bremmer, “Repercussions of Hamas’ Victory Won’t be Immediate Although the Same Old Problems Remain,” Daily Yomiuri, February 7, 2006.
Ian Cuthbertson was interviewed for a feature article, with photograph, in the Austrian newspaper, Der Standard, 14 October 2005
Ian Cuthbertson was interviewed by Christop Winder of the Austrian newspaper, Der Standard, 12 October 2005
Ian Cuthbertson was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor June 29, 2005. “Europe, US clash over terror war“
Michele Wucker was quoted in a (New York) City Limits magazine article, “Poll Position: Groups Push for Voting Rights,” September 19, 2005.
MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
Internationale Politik, the journal of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Auswaertige Politik, published an edition (in German) of Migration and Security in conjunction with the Program on Citizenship & Security’s March 2006 conference in Berlin. The edition, with some of the articles accessible in PDF format, can be found at http://www.internationalepolitik.de.
William Hartung, “Arms, to Arms,” American Prospect, August 2005.
Stephen Schlesinger, “The World Without the United Nations,” The InterDependent, Summer 2005.
Stephen Schlesinger, “The Perils of U.N. Reform,” the Nation, October 10, 2005.
Kim Taipale, “The Trusted Systems Problem: Security Envelopes, Statistical Threat Analysis, and the Presumption of Innocence,” IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 20 No. 5, pp. 80–82 (Sept./Oct. 2005).
Ian Bremmer, “Why Bush and Hu Don’t See Eye to Eye,” Fortune, October 31, 2005.
Michael A. Cohen & Maria Figueroa Küpçü, “Privatizing Foreign Policy,” World Policy Journal, Volume XXII, No 3, Fall 2005. Article featured in “World Watch: Foreign Policy Goes Private,” Thomas Omestad, US News & World Report, December 13, 2005; listed as a featured publication on the Foreign Policy Leadership Group website; highlighted by the American Information Resource Center as one of the significant documents of 2005; cited by University of Southern California, USC Center on Public Diplomacy. U.S. Embassy/Ankara—American Information Resource Center, USPolicy.be—Article Alert November 2005, George Washington University—Recommended for teachers of international affairs.
James H. Nolt, “The Pentagon Plays Its China Card,” World Policy Journal, Volume XXII, No 3, Fall 2005.
Patrick Keefe, “Listening In and Naming Names,” Slate.com, December 20, 2005.
Benjamin A. Pauker and Michele Wucker, “Diminishing Returns,” Harper’s magazine, December 2005.
Ian Bremmer, “Who’s in Charge in the Kremlin?” World Policy Journal, Volume XXII, No 4, Winter 2005-2006.
Ian Bremmer, “A New Forum for Peace,” (with Choi Sung-hong and Yoriko Kawaguchi), The National Interest, Winter 2005/2006.
Belinda Cooper, “Turks, Armenians, and the G-Word,” coauthored with Taner Akcam, World Policy Journal, Volume XXII, No 4, Winter 2005-2006.
Benjamin A. Pauker, “Thailand: A Fire This Time,” World Policy Journal, Volume XXII, No 4, Winter 2005-2006.
Masaru Tamamoto, “How Japan Imagines China and Sees Itself,” World Policy Journal, Volume XXII, No 4, Winter 2005-2006.
Stephen Schlesinger, “Year In Review,” The InterDependent. Winter 2005/2006.
Stephen Schlesinger, “It’s Time to Restore Kofi Annan’s Reputation,” New York Observer, January 9, 2006.
Patrick Keefe, “The Professional Paranoid,” Slate.com, January 17, 2006.
Patrick Keefe, “Der Globale Lauschangriff,” Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, January 30, 2006.
Ian Bremmer, “Taking a brick out of BRIC,” Fortune, February 20, 2006.
Patrick Keefe, “I Spy,” Wired, February 2006.
Kim Taipale, “Whispering Wires and Warrantless Wiretaps: Data Mining and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance,” Review of Law and Security, March 2006.
Claudia Dreifus’ interview with the Dalai Lama of Tibet appeared in the March 2006 issue of AARP — The Magazine.
Michele Wucker reviewed Richard Florida’s The Flight of the Creative Class in Washington Post Book World, June 19, 2005.
Masaru Tamamoto wrote a review of Unequal Allies?: United States Security and Alliance Policy Toward Japan. 1945-1960, Pacific Affairs, October 2005.
BOOKS AND CHAPTERS
Ian Cuthbertson co-edited the new book, European Security and Transatlantic Relations after 9/11 and the Iraq War: A Fork in the Road, published in Summer 2005.
Michele Wucker‘s book, Lockout: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right, was published May 8, 2006 by PublicAffairs Press
“Society: Participation and Engagement,” Maria Figueroa Küpçü in Governance for Sustainable Development, G. Ayre and R. Callway, eds. Earthscan/James & James, August 2005.
Kim Taipale, Chapter 64: “Introduction to Domestic Security and Civil Liberties,” in The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook (David Kamien, ed., McGraw-Hill, ISBN:0071446656, Sept. 2005).
Mira Kamdar signed a book contract with Scribner for a book on how India’s new global reach is changing our world, November 2005.
Ian Bremmer, Managing Strategic Surprise: Lessons from Risk Management and Risk Assessment (edited with Paul Bracken and David Gordon), (New York: Eurasia Group, 2005).
Michele Wucker’s first book, Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola, was excerpted in Caribbean Connections: The Dominican Republic (Anne Gallin, Ruth Glasser, Jocelyn Santana, and Patricia Pessar, eds., Washington, D.C.: Teaching for Change, 2005).
Kim Taipale, “Designing Technical Systems to Support Policy: Enterprise Architecture, Policy Appliances, and Civil Liberties,” in Emergent Information Technologies and Enabling Policies for Counter Terrorism (Robert Popp and John Yen, eds., Wiley-IEEE Press, Mar. 2006).
Ian Bremmer’s book forthcoming: The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall, Simon and Schuster, September 2006. Listed in the Harvard Business Review Reading List for 2006.
Michele Wucker’s essay “National Security and Noncitizens in the United States after 9/11” was published in the volume Immigration Policies and Security: The Transatlantic Security Challenges and Dilemmas for the European Migration Policy Project (Krystyna Iglicka, ed., Warsaw: Center for International Relations, 2006).
Stephanie Elizondo Griest, “Soviet No More,” in Travelers’ Tales: Prague and the Czech Republic, (Travelers Tales 2006).
Michele Wucker, Lockout: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right, (Public Affairs, May 8, 2006).
Stephanie Elizondo Griest has a forthcoming book on immigration and cultural identity in Mexico, 2008.
The Arms Trade Project released a major report, entitled “US Weapons at War 2005: Promoting Freedom or Fueling Conflict?” Press coverage of the report included: Ann Scott Tyson and Robin Wright, “Crackdown Muddies US-Uzbek Relations,” Washington Post, June 4, 2005; “U.S. Arms Potential Enemies for War on Terror,” Pitt News, June 2, 2005; Leslie Wayne, “U.S. Has Loosened Rules for Arms Sales, Study Says,” New York Times, May 27, 2005; Linda Gasparello, “Guns and Votes, The Bush Contradiction,” Defense Today, May 27, 2005; Martin Sieff, “US Arms Sales Go to Dictators,” United Press International, May 25, 2005.
The Arms Trade Project released a special report, “Tangled Web 2005: A Profile of the Missile Defense and Space Weapons Lobbies.” Coverage of the report included: Martin Sieff, “Report Blasts BMD Program,” United Press International, November 24, 2005; The Peter B. Collins Show, WXRA, Monterey, CA, November 29, 2005.
Mira Kamdar participated in the joint bilateral task force of the Pacific Council and the Observer Research Foundation, led by Ambassador Richard Celeste and Ambassador Abid Hussain with core participation by Ashley Tellis, Rafiq Dossani, Ian Lesser, Dan Sneider and Kamdar. The task force released the first bilateral report of its kind, “India-US Relations: A Vision for the Future,” in June 2005. Copies are available on the Pacific Council’s website at www.pacificcouncil.org.
Kim Taipale, “Who Am I? Authenticating Identity and Reputation in Trust-based Systems,” Global Information Society Project report No. 05:09:01 (2005).
Kim Taipale, “ID-me: Using Identity Registrars to Eliminate Identity Theft and Protect Privacy,” Global Information Society Project report No. 05:10:01 (2005).
Russia Project, “How Western Is Russian Westernization?” January 2006.
Ian Cuthbertson was named City of Vienna Research Fellow on Crisis Management and Conflict Research at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna, September 2005.
Ian Bremmer was made a monthly columnist for Slate Magazine, December 2005.
In 2005 Andrew Meier won an NEH fellowship, and was named the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers. Both fellowships will support the research and writing of Meier’s new book, a biography of a 1920s American Communist turned Soviet secret agent, Isaiah Oggins.
Kim Taipale was appointed Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School, 2005.
Stephanie Elizondo Griest was named a Hodder Fellow by the Council of Humanities at Princeton University. She will spend the 2005-2006 academic year on their campus, writing a book about cultural identity and immigration in Mexico.
Claudia Dreifus was awarded an honorary membership in the science research society, Sigma Xi. Each year, a journalist or political figure is named to this honorary position. Previous winners have included Vice President Al Gore, former Interior Secretary, Stuart Udall, and Father Theodore Hesburgh. She will be inducted into the society at a special reception at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit in November 2006.
Patrick Radden Keefe started a fellowship at the Century Foundation, where he will be working full time on policy issues relating to security, secrecy, intelligence, and human rights, 2006.