The Institute invites select scholars and policy experts to generate innovative ideas and contribute to the development of proposals on contemporary global governance challenges. Below is a list of our current Fellows with their biographies and select recent publications.
Brian F. Aull is a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition for a Strong U.N. (CSUN) and serves on the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Cambridge, MA. He has previously served on the Cambridge Peace Commission and assisted in drafting the mission statement of the Alliance for our Common Future. A staff scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Mr. Aull earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University as well as a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT.
The Coalition for a Strong U.N. does advocacy and public education work in all of CGS's key areas. He believes it important to create new kinds of democratic cultures that connect ordinary people to all the "big" institutions and foster more widespread civic education and popular participation in shaping the world. Specifically, Mr. Aull has worked on the Peace Platform published by CSUN (www.strongun.org/pp.htm). He suggests using the Global Responsibility Index as an educational tool to bridge the gap between "world affairs" and the concerns of citizens at the grass roots level. Brian Aull adheres to the Baha'i Faith, which advocates a collective security system.
Tom Camarella is President of the Culver City Democratic Club, delegate to the 47th CA Assembly District for the California State Democratic Party, member of the Culver City Landlord/Tenant Mediation Board, board member of the Southern California Americans for Democratic Action and member of the 47th CA Assembly District Environmental Task Force. Previously, Mr. Camarella has held the positions of President for the Southern California Region of WFA/CGS, Treasurer of CGS National, Chair of numerous WFA National Committees, member of the Culver City Charter Review Committee, board member of the Labor Community Strategy Center, board member of the U.S. Institute for Peace, and President of International Criminal Court Alliance. Mr. Camarella was also a union representative and contract negotiator for 20 years and negotiated $5 billion in contracts. Tom Camarella attended six colleges in ten years without losing one credit as he alternated traveling, working and educating. He earned his B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Music from California State University and his J.D. from Western State University. In 2001, he became a California Certified Mediator.
Of Citizens for Global Solutions' core issues, he is most interested in International Law and Justice, in supporting the International Criminal Court and protecting human rights. He also believes in confronting the challenges of climate change and global health issues. Furthermore, Mr. Camarella would like to stimulate the growth of Citizens for Global Solutions' membership to "increase our clout for a wonderful circle of cause and effect". In particular, he quotes WFI Director Scott Hoffman's statement that "Our great political challenge is to harness the widespread, but not passionately held, universalism of the American public toward the realization of a transformed foreign policy".
Joshua Cooper is a lecturer with over a decade of experience teaching at various higher education institutions in Hawaii. He has developed over 30 curricula in political science to focus on core themes of nonviolence, ecology, human rights and social justice. He also teaches journalism courses focusing on media literacy. Cooper has taught over 100 classes at the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University and The International University Asia Pacific. He also teaches at summer programs with a specialty on human rights of indigenous peoples at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C. Cooper also teaches intensive courses on emerging issues in peace and human rights at the International Training Center for Teaching Peace and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. He has presented over 100 papers featuring original research at global conferences such as the International Peace Research Association in Africa, Asia and the Americas along with annual conferences focusing on environment, women’s rights and indigenous peoples rights at university symposiums and community forums across the world. He speaks regularly at United Nations and various NGOs assemblies to contribute to policy making to promote and protect human rights.
As a human rights advocate engaged in global and regional mechanisms guaranteeing fundamental freedoms, Cooper has participated as an official observer at United Nations meetings of the human rights machinery for over a decade and has prepared interventions, presented firsthand accounts of violations, held briefings to provide legal updates, met with officials and experts to pose questions to government delegations and proposed recommendations to realize human rights around the world. He has attended every level of the UN Charter bodies from working groups to the General Assembly, drafting international guidelines, declarations and conventions for adoption. He also actively participated in the reform of the United Nations human rights charter bodies resulting in the new UN Human Rights Council and its subsidiary bodies. Cooper’s participation in the meetings forming these new international instruments provided a rare glimpse of history in the making where he was able to secure the role of civil society for future generations. He has participated in procedures such as the Universal Periodic Review for numerous movements across the regions of the UN and has successfully influenced the direction of the discussion in partnership with grassroots NGOs. He often responds to requests from communities experiencing gross human rights violations exercising campaigns triggering the special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. He also has attended the main human rights treaty bodies focusing on civil, political, economic, social, cultural, racial discrimination, women, torture, children, migrant workers, disabilities and disappearances. Cooper participated in the preparation of national shadow reports, meeting with experts, coordinating NGO engagement with the OHCHR secretariat, presenting specific violations of rights enshrined in the conventions and also testimony for the treaty bodies. He has also attended the world conferences on global issues such as racial discrimination, children and climate change and has also participated in the regional mechanisms of the Organization of American States such as the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights. Recently, Cooper shared his skills in human rights advocacy with Pacific Island governments such as Tuvalu to protect and promote human rights in the treaty bodies. Cooper advised the Tuvalu Mission to the UN through the women’s rights global treaty, CEDAW.
Tad Daley is a political author, an international policy analyst, and an activist for enduring world peace. He is currently the Peace and Disarmament Fellow in the LA Office of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is also on the national policy board of Progressive Democrats of America and is chair of their nuclear disarmament task force. He earned a B.A. in Political Science, a MSc in International Studies, a J.D., and a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis. Previously, Dr. Daley has served as a political advisor to Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-California), the late U.S. Senator Alan Cranston (D-California), and Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). He ran for U.S. Congress himself in a 2001 special election to represent mid-city LA. He also worked at the RAND Corporation.
Dr. Daley is particularly interested in abolishing nuclear weapons, ending genocide, and reinventing the United Nations.
He has published more than 70 articles, including "Non-Proliferation and the Nuclear Double Standard"; "The Me Too Club"; "U.S. Must Lead Others in Eliminating Nuclear Weapons"; "A U.N. Volunteer Force Can Stop Crimes Against Humanity" and "Desk Chairs on the Titanic" (on the timid U.N. reform report from Kofi Annan's High Level Panel on Threats, Challenge, and Change).
Stephen L. Damours is Coordinator for the Washington DC Meditation Center of Self-Realization Fellowship and member of the World Federalist Institute Steering Committee. Previously, he has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of WFA, chaired WFA's Education Committee and Publications Task Force, and served on WFA's Partners Planning Commission and Growth and Outreach Commission. He has also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Council of the Campaign for U.N. Reform and on CUNR's Political Action Committee and Nominating Committee. He has held a variety of management consulting, program analysis, and human resources positions in the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Damours earned his B.A. from Wheaton College and his M.A. from the University of Chicago.
He is interested in the "unilateralism and militarism of U.S. foreign policy and its lack of commitment to-or outright hostility toward-multilateral solutions to problems of human rights, global environmental protection, especially global warming; justice, especially the ICC, and peace and war, particularly the Iraq war". Mr. Damours' most notable publication is his book, America the Almighty: The Maverick Hyperpower, in response to which he has given interviews on U.S. foreign policy throughout the United States. More information about America the Almighty can be found at the website: www.americathealmighty.com
Furthermore, Mr. Damours developed the Peace-War knowledge base, a key component of a computer program that asks the user questions about the characteristics of any given country and its relationships to its neighbors and feeds the information provided into a statistical inference engine. The knowledge base is then used to calculate the probability that a country will be at peace or at war in the near to mid-term future.
Mr. David is a trustee of the WFA Endowment Fund and President of the National Center for Addiction Recovery, LLC. Previously, he served in several capacities for the World Federalist Association: Chair of the Board, Chair of the Development Committee, and Chair of the Committee on Organizational Effectiveness.
Although interested in all CGS's areas of involvement, Mr. David would like to discuss in particular regional (continental or hemispheric) federation, mutual security pacts, and trade agreements.
Mr. David has had "a nearly life-long interest in issues of global security, war and peace, and the U.N. [He is] keenly interested in long-term planning for global peace, security, sustainability, and prosperity".
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Ronald J. Glossop is Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville (SIUE), member of the national board of Citizens for Global Solutions Education Fund, Chair of Citizens for Global Solutions of Greater St. Louis, Vice-President of UNA of Greater St. Louis, Coordinator of the St. Louis Coalition for the ICC, President of the American Association of Teachers of Esperanto, and Director of Infanoy chirkaw la Mondo [Esperanto for "Children around the World"]. Previously, Dr. Glossop held positions as Chair of the World Federalist Association of Greater St. Louis (1970-2004), Vice-President of the National World Federalist Association (1994-2003), and Coordinator of the Peace Studies Program at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (1974-1998). He has also taught a course on "Global Problems & Human Survival" for twenty years. Dr. Glossop earned his B.A. from Carthage College (summa cum laude) and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.
Of Citizens for Global Solutions' core issues, Dr. Glossop is interested mainly in Peace and Security through expanding democracy and restricting national sovereignty. In particular, he supports the International Criminal Court, the Responsibility to Protect principle, creation of a force of individually recruited U.N. peacekeepers, and education for world citizenship. He emphasizes the need to substitute democracy for violence as the way to resolve social conflicts, both within and between nations. He addresses these issues in his books World Federation? (1994) and Confronting War (4th ed., 2001). He is especially interested in human rights issues with regard to language use and is therefore active in the Esperanto movement. He has published articles in Esperanto about World Citizenship and his book World Federation? was translated into Esperanto.
Scott Hoffman is WFI Director at Citizens for Global Solutions. He is also the guitar teacher at the Capitol Hill Day School and St. Peter's Interparish School, both on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mr. Hoffman served as Field Director of the World Federalist Association from 1990 to 2004 and Executive Director of the World Federalist Association of New England from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Hoffman earned a B.A. in English from Harvard College and an M.A.T. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Mr. Hoffman's experience lies in U.S.-Global Engagement, Peace and Security, International Law and Justice and International Institutions. He is particularly interested in international institutions and believes that: "a portion of WFI's work should be devoted to detailed study of creating global institutions capable of preventing war and passing and enforcing binding global legislation.... I consider myself a combination of an idealist and a pragmatist. I have believed that world federation was the answer to the world's problems since I was in high school. However, I also believe it's important for Citizens for Global Solutions to have the professionalism and political savvy to convey our message with credibility so that we can influence other NGOs and decision-makers. It makes sense for it to focus most of its work on ‘first step' programs which are supported by other organizations and have a chance of succeeding within the next few years, like a U.N. Emergency Peace Service. Part of WFI's role should be to help CGS continue to frame its work within the context of our long-term goals".
Mr. Hoffman has published editorials in the American Friends Service Committee journal in New England and the World Federalist newsletter. He was also co-editor of A New World Order (WFA, 1991).
Didier Jacobs is Special Advisor to the President at Oxfam America. He was previously a policy researcher at Oxfam America, specializing on global governance and international finance. He authored the book Global Democracy: The Struggle for Political and Civil Rights in the 21st Century (Vanderbilt University Press, 2007). Before joining Oxfam, Mr. Jacobs was a researcher at the London School of Economics and Catholic University of Louvain, as well as an aid worker for Médecins Sans Frontières in Liberiaduring the civil war. He earned a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Master in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain.
Robert C. Johansen is a Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He earned a B.A. from Manchester College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Previously, Professor Johansen served as President of the Institute for World Order and President of the World Policy Institute.
Professor Johansen would like to focus his work in WFI on U.S.-Global Engagement, Peace and Security, International Law and Justice and International Institutions. His particular interest and experience lies in global governance, global democratization, as well as U.S. peacekeeping and enforcement. He is also knowledgeable about the role of international norms and institutions in the prevention of armed conflict as well as the International Criminal Court and U.S. policy regarding it.
Professor Johansen is the author of "The Impact of U.S. Policies Toward the International Criminal Court on the Ability of the International Community to Enforce International Laws Prohibiting War Crime, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity" and editor of A United Nations Emergency Peace Service: To Prevent Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity.
US Army 1944 to 1947 - Tanks - Occupation of Korea - Lieutenant; 1949 BA Bucknell University; 1952 JD Rutgers Univ. School of Law; 1954-55 Asst. Prosecutor Essex County, NJ; 1955-56 Trial Attorney, US Dept of Justice; 1957 to 1999 Private Practice of Law - Kronisch, Schkeeper and Lesser.
1975-76 President, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), NJ Branch; 1976-1977; UWF Chapter Chairman at Bucknell Univ. and Rutgers Law School; NJ State Chair - UWF; WFA and CfGS Board Member; 1988 to 2011 Center for War/Peace Studies: Board Member - received at 39 Foreign Ministries after presentations at their Missions to the U.N.
1974 to date - Member, Board of Editors NJ Law Journal; Guest Lecturer at UNA-USA, UWF, WFA & CfGS Chapters throughout the U.S.; Guest Lecturer at Seton Hall Univ. Law School and Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations; Since 2003 the subject has been the two weighted voting measures which would transform the U.N. confederation into a federation: Binding Triad for Revitalization of the General Assembly and the Schwartzberg Proposal for Regional Representation as a Basis for Security Council Reform.
Genevieve Marcus is Co-President of Experimental Cities, Inc., Research Director for ECI, and President of the Equal Relationships Institute. She also holds the positions of Councilor for the Green Party of Los Angeles County, President of the Hollywood Chapter of CGS, and Vice President of the California Region of Citizens for Global Solutions. Previously, Dr. Marcus was Founder and Editor in Chief of the CUE (Computer Users in Education) Newsletter: Telecommunications in Educations News, Editor in Chief of the New Relationships Newsletter, lecturer at UCLA's Music Department, officer of World Citizens Assembly, California, and Education and Outreach Consultant for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Society.
Dr. Marcus is interested in the structure and dynamics of international cooperation. Her work on relationships is applicable to Peace and Security, as it applies from families to nations. Experimental Cities, of which she is Co-President, works on projects affecting energy security, pollution, and global poverty. These issues are of particular importance to Dr. Marcus. She believes this era of profound globalization and widespread telecommunication calls for different thinking and different structures to address human relationships at all levels and would like to discuss finding innovative approaches to new and existing problems.
Dr. Marcus is the author of "Equal Time: Maintaining A Balance in Today's Intimate Relationships". She believes that the principles for good intimate relationships apply to all relationships. She feels that "the world has not done enough to bring women's voices into the planning and decision-making processes. We have been limping along with input from only half of the human species. Recent research shows once again that women and men think differently. CGS can give more support to ideas emanating from women worldwide"
Colette Mazzucelli (MALD, Fletcher School (Tufts); PhD, Georgetown) has taught on graduate faculty, Center for Global Affairs at New York University, where she is Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Affairs, since 2005. Dr. Mazzucelli is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Hofstra University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where she teaches in the Honors and Distance Learning Programs. She has taught courses in comparative politics, international relations, EUrope in the 21st Century, as well as ethnic conflicts at the millennium and is currently developing the India regional course for the Center for Global Affairs at New York University. Dr. Mazzucelli is particularly interested in the integration of mobile phone learning in the global affairs curriculum. Her area of inquiry focuses on the influences, positive and negative, of evolving information technologies and social networks on the prospects for global governance. In addition, Dr. Mazzucelli participates as a member of the Board of Directors, Center for War/Peace Studies and of the UN Chronicle Advisory Group at the United Nations. Her 2009-10 syllabi are featured in a Faculty Spotlight online inForeign Affairs Classroom webpages. Dr. Mazzucelli's biography appears in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2011 and Marquis Who's Who in America 2011. In 2010, she was profiled in the Council on Foreign Relations Educators Bulletin. Dr. Mazzucelli has been the recipient of eleven major international fellowships in seven countries. She toured for the United States Information Service in Europe with speaking engagements in France, Germany and Poland. As a participant in the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program for Future American Leaders, Dr. Mazzucelli assisted with the ratification of the Treaty on European Union ('Maastricht') in 1992-93. She co-edited and authored chapters in LEADERSHIP IN THE BIG BANGS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION with Dr. Derek Beach (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). Dr. Mazzucelli is the author of FRANCE AND GERMANY AT MAASTRICHT: POLITICS AND NEGOTIATIONS TO CREATE THE EUROPEAN UNION (Routledge, 1997; Kindle Edition, 2007) as well as a contributor to many edited volumes in transatlantic relations and European security.
Saul Mendlovitz is Dag Hammarskjold Professor at Rutgers Law School, Founder and President of World Order Models Project, Founder and Co-Chair of Global Action to Prevent War, and Representative of five NGOs to United Nations. Previously, he served as a board member of the Arms Control Association, a member of the Social Science Research Advisory Board of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Mr. Mendlovitz earned his B.A. from Syracuse University; and his M.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago.
Of Citizens for Global Solutions' core issues, Mr. Mendlovitz is drawn to International Law and Justice, International Institution, Peace and Security, and U.S. Global Engagement. He is particularly interested in the establishment of an independent United Nations rapid response force. Publications he has contributed to include A United Nations Peace Emergency Service, edited by Robert Johanson; and A Reader on Second Assembly & Parliamentary Proposals, edited by Mendlovitz and Barbara Martin Walker.
Donna Park is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions and serves as the Secretary on the Board. She also leads the Chapter’s team working for World Peace Through World Law. She is a member of the Cincinnati Peace Committee sponsored by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC). She is a student of Nonviolent Communication as developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.
Donna has a BA and MA in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. She spent over 30 years working in the global pharmaceutical industry where she had responsibility for Global Clinical Data Management and Global Regulatory Submissions. She was the first Data Manager to receive the Career Achievement Award from the Biostatistics and Data Management Technical Group at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association. She has been successful in working across disciplines, countries and companies to bring about organizational change.
Donna is passionate about the need for a representative government for all humanity to foster world peace through world law. She is currently putting together a consortium of Catholic High Schools and Universities in the Cincinnati area to sponsor a visit by the Vatican Observer to the UN to dialogue with Cincinnati students and adults on Nuclear Concerns and a Representative Government for all Humanity.
James Riker is Director of the Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program at the University of Maryland and a board member for the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID). He is Coordinator of the Democratic Governance and Parliamentary Oversight (DGPO) Project and for the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition as well as a member and rapporteur for its High Level Panel on IMF Board Accountability. His lengthy career has included positions such as Associate Director of Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland, Associate Director for the Global Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Vice-Chair and Co-founding member and then Chair of the Global Development Section of The International Studies Association (ISA). He also served as a faculty advisor for the student group, Terps for Global Solutions (UMD campus group of Citizens for Global Solutions) in 2004-2005. Dr. Riker earned a B.A. from Pomona College in Environmental Policy, a M.A. in Government and a Ph.D. in Government: Comparative Politics, International Relations, Southeast Asian Studies, and International Agriculture & Rural Development from Cornell University.
Dr. Riker has interest and expertise in reassessing responsibilities and reinvigorating U.S. leadership on global priorities, assessing the impact of the Global War on Terror and the prospects for a new human security agenda in Southeast Asia, re-envisioning human security and strategies for eradicating hunger and poverty as well as the global politics of environmentally sustainable development. He also expresses interest in strategies for securing human rights and democracy at the regional and global levels and strategies for enhancing United Nations-Civil Society relations. He supports civil society advocacy for democratic accountability of the international financial institutions. He is interested in serious discussion on building the institutional bases for global democracy in the transition from a U.S. hegemonic world, and on effective participatory and collaborative governance approaches to poverty alleviation and food security.
Dr. Riker is the author of Promising Visions and Strategies to Advancing Global Democracy and co-editor of Restructuring World Politics: Transnational Social Movements, Networks, and Norms and Government-NGO Relations in Asia: Prospects and Challenges for People-Centered Development. He is editor of A Program to End Hunger: Hunger 2000, and The Changing Politics of Hunger: Hunger 1999.
Mike Rose earned a BSEE, a M.S. in Optics, and a Ph.D. in Quantum Optics from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Rose is concerned with the issues of U.S.-Global Engagement, Peace and Security, Global Health and Environment, International Law and Justice, and International Institutions. He is especially interested in U.S. participation in international institutions and cooperation with global partners and supporting the ICC, the U.N., and other international organizations. Mike believes in linking international economics institutions (e.g. WTO) to international governance and legal institutions to maximize compliance and progress.
Schwartzberg is a Professor Emeritus in at the University of Minnesota. He has been President of the Minnesota Chapter of CGS for eleven years, and Advisory Board Member of the UNA of Minnesota, Council Member and Co-Founder of the MN Alliance of Peacemakers, Member and Co-Founder of the Kashmir Study Group, Council Member of the WFM, Council Member of UNPA (advocating a UN Parliamentary Assembly), and other NGOs and IGOs. Previously, he was Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota (1964-2000), Chair of the Department of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Professor of Geography and South Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (1960-64), Fulbright Professor at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi (1979-80). Dr. Schwartzberg was also an advisor to the Indian Census, Secretary of the US National Commission for the International Geographical Union, Director of Minnesota Studies in International Development, active in various Peace Corps training projects; council member of the Association for Asian Studies, and member of Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the American Institute of Indian Studies.
Although interested in all of Citizens for Global Solutions' core issues, Dr. Schwartzberg has particular expertise in U.N. Reform, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and political geography. His work has been extensively published, and he has been recognized with several major awards for academic excellence. Some of his work can be found on-line via CGS, WFM, Kashmir Study Group, University of Chicago South Asia Digital Library, and his own website, http://www.tc.umn.edu/~schwa004.
Dr. Schwartzberg has given hundreds of public presentations on world federalism and various aspects of U.N. reform throughout the U.S., in many other countries and at the U.N. itself. He is active in the Academic Council on the United Nations System and has had articles on peacekeeping and weighted voting published in its journal, Global Governance. His monograph, Revitalizing the United Nations: Reform through Weighted Voting, has enjoyed worldwide circulation. His article on a U.N. Administrative Academy was published in the UN Chronicle. For the past several years he has been working on a book, now nearing completion, entitled Designs for a Workable World.
He has lived abroad for nearly eight years, with periods of residence in India, Germany, France and Spain and travel to approximately 100 countries in every major region of the world other than Africa south of the Sahara.
Jane Shevtsov is currently working on her Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of Georgia. She is the co-founder of www.worldbeyondborders.org. Ms. Shevtsov earned her B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from UCLA.
Ms. Shevtsov is most interested in Global Health and Environment, International Institutions, and Peace and Security. She has long-term experience working on issues directly relevant to global government and has published an op-ed piece on world government in the Daily Bruin.
Harlan M. Smith is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Minnesota. His courses have covered macro and micro theory, money and banking, economic development, comparative economic systems, international economics, and ethics and economic philosophy. He continues to teach a class each semester. Previous positions include Professor of Economics at Brown University and fellow at Harvard University. He also worked at the Postwar Division of Bureau of Labor Statistics. Professor Smith earned his B.A. in Sociology and his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Since childhood, Professor Smith has been dedicated to abolishing war and has pursued this goal in his education and professional career. His studies of the causes of war, compounded by the bombing of Hiroshima led him to become a proponent of world government. Professor Smith has the "most expertise in dealing with global economic issues, especially what now is called globalization, though I also did graduate work in political science where I think the main problems lie, domestic and global". He is interested in dialogue on how to institutionalize the inherent goodness in people and how to induce governments and businesses to better serve the common interest. Professor Smith is currently working on an article "[suggesting] ways that four global problems might be advanced a step at a time if one or more nation, or one or more prominent NGOs, signed a compact indicating what they would commit to do on one or more such problems, inviting others to follow them or take steps of their own".
Hank Stone is a retired engineer living in Ionia, near Rochester, NY. He became a nuclear disarmament activist in the early 80s, and published a monthly newsletter The Peace Network for 12 years. During that time he learned that nuclear disarmament is not enough, ending the war system is not enough, and democratic world federal government is not enough: the interconnected global problems (climate change, peak oil, fresh water shortages, economic insecurity, overpopulation, and the war system) must be solved together.
Hank is on the board of Global Constitution Forums and American Movement for World Government, on the advisory board of Democratic World Federalists, and President of the Coalition for Democratic World Government. He is active in Peace Action and Education, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Rochester's Human Rights Day committee, Creating the Future, and PeaceWorks Rochester. He maintains The Peace Directory (listing 100+ local groups involved with peace, sustainability, community, and human rights). As a member of Citizens for a United Earth, has printed and distributed 50,000+ Earth Dot bumper stickers (e.g. Every Child Deserves a Future that Works, www.c-u-e.org), and sends articles to a 1000+ member [PEACE] distribution list.
His recent articles and presentations include "EarthPlan," "How to Save the World," "Ten Principles for the Success of the Human Race," "Twelve Rules for Joyful Activism," and "Sustainable Prosperity."
Andrew Strauss is a Professor of International Law at Widener University's School of Law. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools' section on International Law. He also served as a member of the Executive Committee for its Section on Conflicts of Law. He was a visiting Associate Professor at Rutgers (Camden) Law School and Honorary Fellow at the Center for International Studies at New York University School of Law. Mr. Strauss was also employed as an Associate at Graham & James and Shearman & Sterling. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board at the Center for U.N. Reform Education and ONEVOICE and as Director of the Geneva/Nairobi International Law Institutes. Mr. Strauss also served as a representative to the United Nations for Aliran and was a consulting attorney for Human Rights Watch. He earned his B.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Mr. Strauss's focus in WFI is on Peace and Security and International Institutions, particularly global democracy and global parliament. He has published numerous articles and given many presentations. Some of these publications include: "Taking Democracy Global: Assessing the Benefits and Challenges of a Global Parliamentary Assembly"; Citizens in the International Realm: The New Participatory Demands; On the Creation of a Global Peoples Assembly: Legitimacy and the Power of Popular Sovereignty; Governing the Whole World; and Time for Ordinary Israelis and Palestinians to Talk It Through. Some presentations include: "Pursuing International Trade Remedies to the Problem of Global Warming"; "Climate Justice: The Prospects for Climate Change Litigation"; "Taking Democracy Global"; and "Grand Schemes and Incrementalism: Toward a Model of Change in the International Legal System".
Betty C. Taylor is President of the Alliance for the Visual Arts as well as President of the local Chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions (Akron, Ohio). She also served as Chair of the Trade Study for the local League of Women Voters in 2003. Mrs. Taylor earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.F.A. in Sculpture with a certificate in Interior Design from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.
Mrs. Taylor is most interested in U.S.-Global Engagement, International Law and Justice and International Institutions. She believes that "we need to keep the long-range goal of World Peace through World Law with Justice in sight at all times". She is also concerned with action on the farm bill.
Mrs. Barbara Martin Walker is a member of the Council of the World Federalist Movement and Co-Founder of the Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN). Previously, she was Treasurer of the World Federalist Movement. She has also held various volunteer positions with the World Federalist Association. Mrs. Walker earned a B.A. from Wellesley College and a M.A. in Teaching at Trinity College.
Mrs. Walker's areas of expertise include U.S.-Global Engagement and International Institutions. She has organized conferences for teachers on "Teaching About the United Nations" and edited two anthologies published by WFA, "World Federalist Reader I" and "Uniting the Peoples and Nations".
Lucy Law Webster is Vice Chair of the Council of the World Federalist Movement and Secretary of the Board and U.N. Representative of Economists for Peace and Security. She is also Executive Director of the Center for War/Peace Studies. Previously, she worked in the United Nations Secretariat, as a Political Affairs Officer in the Department for Disarmament Affairs, and before that as Special Assistant to the Secretary General of the Second World Conference to Combat Racism and on related human rights issues. She also worked for UNICEF, UNDP, UNEP and on the staff of Economists for Peace and Security on issues relating to sustainable development and international equity and excessive militarization. Ms. Webster earned a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College, an M.S. in International Relations from Long Island University and an M.A. in Global Political Economy and Finance from the New School for Social Research. More information about Ms. Webster and her projects can be found on her website: www.lvistas.net