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December 2016

Alan Abramson was quoted in a 12/15/16 article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, “Despite Layoffs, Nonprofit Associations Tout Strengths.”

Zoltan Acs gave the keynote at the 15th international entrepreneurship forum in Venice Italy.

Katrin B. Anacker presented “Introduction to Housing, second edition” at the Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) conference in Jacksonville, Florida in October 2016.

Jo-Marie Burt was one of 24 individuals to be interviewed in a new book recently published by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru Press, ¿Qué país es este? Contrapuntos en torno al Perú y los peruanos (What country is this: Contrasting views of Peru and Peruvians). The book, edited by the renowned Peruvian legal scholar and sociologist, Luis Pásara, asks 24 prominent Peruvian and Peruvianist scholars, diplomats and policy specialists to reflect on the changes that Peru has experienced in the past 30 years. Dr. Burt is one of two non Peruvians featured in the collection. Articles about the book have been featured in the daily El Comercio and La República.

She published several reports on the ongoing criminal prosecutions of grave human rights violations committed during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war for the International Justice Monitor based on research conducted in Guatemala in November and December 2016.

Burt was also an invited speaker at the international converence, A Conflict: Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala, hosted by the Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the University of Southern California, September 11-14, 2016. She spoke about her research on the genocide trial against former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt.

She was an invited speaker at the United States Department of State, along with Claudia Paz y Paz, the former Attorney General of Guatemala, on September 8, 2016. They discussed efforts to investigate and prosecute grave violations of human rights committed during that country’s 36-year civil war.

Louise Shelley gave spoke on the panel: “Greasing the Wheels: Understanding How Human Traffickers Exploit Corruption Networks: And What we Can Do about it;” and she spoke on the panel “Corruption, Security and Organized Crime,” at 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Panama City, Panama December 1-4, 2016.

Tojo Thatchenkery co-organized and co-chaired the International Conference on Management Cases in New Delhi in early December (1-2) which was attended by academics from North America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. He delivered a keynote speech on the topic of Quiet Leadership: Valuing Different Ways of Leading and Creating Innovation at the Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Science (ISABS) Conclave on Organization Development & Culture Building in Complex Environment: Beyond Frontiers & Limits in Clarks Amer, Jaipur, India, on December 3, 2016.

Ming Wan presented “Japanese Direct Investment in China: An Analysis of the Non-Market Business Environment,” at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, December 10, 2016; and “China’s Foreign Economic Assistance Policy,” at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, December 9, 2016.


November 2016

Zolten Acs organized a conference on entrepreneurship at Peking University in October.

Kingsley Haynes gave a lecture at the Hong University of Science and Technology: Spatial Impact of Transportation: A Spatial Econometric Approach.

Mark Katz gave a lecture, “Russian-American Relations,” at the Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations, Des Moines, Iowa, November 16, 2016.

Naoru Koizumi presented (with Gentili, M.) “Optimal Integration of Kidney Exchange Programs With Antibody Reduction Therapy to Increase Successful Transplant in Difficult to Match Recipients” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN; and (with Gentili, Ganesan, R. and Chen, C.H.,) “Mathematical Optimization and Simulation Analyses For Optimal Liver Allocation Boundaries” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Hilton Root presented “The Implications of the Korean Model for Sustainable Development” (Keynote presentation, 2016 International Academic Conference of Park Chung Hee Saemaul Undong Institute, Park Chung Hee Saemaul Undong Institute(PSI), Yeungnam University, South Korea, October 20, 2016). He gave a lecture “Network Dynamics and the Great Divergence” (lecture, Division of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University, November 8, 2016).

Roger Stough provided the following invited presentations:

The Rise of the Chinese Innovation Economy: Opening Up in 1979 to the Present, Economics Department, The University of Macau, November 3, 2016.

Dinner meeting with officials of the Chinese Adademy of Social Sciences to discuss China Innovation Policy and Economic Growth.  Beijing, China, November 7, 2016.

Regional Development and Leadership Innovation, Lecture as part of the 16th Anniversary of the School of Public Policy and Management, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, November 8, 2016.

Regional Economic Development Strategy and International Cooperation, Department of Economics, Remin University, Beijing, China, November 9, 2016.

Regional Economic Development Strategy, panel presentation to senior administrators, Deans and Chairs, Qinzhou University, Qinzhou, Guangxi Province, China. November 10, 2016.

Dinner meeting to discuss and critique development strategy and plan for the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Free Port Park, with Qinzhou and Quangxi offiicals, Qinzhou and Quanxi Officials, Qinzhou, Guangxi Province, China, November 10, 2016.

China Economic Development Strategy and International Relations, China ASEAN Research Center, Guanxi University, Nanning, Guangxi Province, China, November 11, 2016.

Dinner meeting with Guangxi Province officials regarding future development of the Province, the Free Port at Qinzhou, and other development projects, Nanning, China, November 11, 2016.

Regional Economic Development Strategy and the Greater Pearl River Area, presentation to the Director and senior staff of the Guangdong Strategic Planning Division of the Guandong Province government, Guangzhou, China, November 13, 2016.

Dinner meeting with local entrepreneurs in Guangzhou region to discuss their companies and development plans. Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, November 13, 2016 [These entrepreneurs were from Shenzhen, Dungwan, Zhongshan and Guangzhou: all were members of an entrepreneurship and innovation training program we held at the School of Public Policy circa 2008].

The Role of Innnovation in Regional Economic Development, TUS Park Research and Managment Team, Guangzhou, China, November 14, 2016 [TUS Park is one of several Innovation Parks that are managed by Tsinghua University at various Chinese and global locations.

Attend as a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Korean International Nuclear Graduate School(KINGS) in Kori and Busan, Korea, November 17-18.

The KINGS Education Model: Some Possibilities, Presentaton to the IAB, Admistration, Faculty and Students of KINGS, November 17, 2016.

Sita Slavov presented at a paper at the National Tax Association annual conference on November 10.

Ming Wan was moderator of a panel “People to People Engagement in China, India and the United States,” Confucius Institute U.S. Center, Washington, D.C., November 14, 2016.


October 2016

Zoltan Acs was a keynote speaker at the International Workshop & Small Business Economics Special Issue on Entrepreneurship in China at Peking University in Beijing, China.

Katrin Anacker presented (with Deirdre Pfeiffer and Brooks Louton) “The Economic Benefits and Burdens of Multigenerational Households for Seniors.” Housing Wealth and Welfare Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Terry Clower gave two presentations: AFCEA DC Cyber Security Summit: The DC Labor Market and the Cyber Workforce, and the Association of Building Contractors, Washington DC Summit: DC Metro Area Economic Performance and Outlook.

James Conant made a panel presentation titled “The Life Cycle of the Environmental Protection Agency: 1970 – 2035” at the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management’s Annual Conference in Seattle, WA.

Jonathan Gifford, at the request of the Chinese Public-Private Partnership Center, made a presentation, “Public Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Finance: Policy and Recent Evidence,” to a delegation of high ranking officials from multiple Chinese Ministries of Finance on October 8th. He was also invited to be a member of the DRBs in P3 Projects panel during the Dispute Resolution Board’s Annual meeting, where he made a presentation entitled, “Policy Trends in P3s: US and Canada.”

Jack Goldstone presented “Douglas North and Economic Growth – Why did Modern Economic Growth Arise?” at the Presidential Panel, Atlantic Economic Society annual conference, Washington DC, Oct. 15th; “Population and Education for the future Global Labor Force” – lecture for Harvard faculty and administrators, introduced by president Drew Faust Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching annual conference, Harvard University.  Sept. 30th; and “Climate and Conflict:  New Analyses of sub-national data in Africa and Asia” – at Doctoral Defense, Dept. of Government, University of Uppsala, Sweden.    Sept. 25th.

Bassam Haddad presented Neoliberal Development in Syria: 1986-2010 at Cornell University, October 8, 2016; Competing Narratives on Syria amid International Escalation at Stanford University, October 12, 2016; Beyond the Discursive Binary: Roots and Prospects of the Syrian Uprising at UC Berkeley, October 18; and Syria’s Binary Trap at George Mason University, October 24.

Kingsley Haynes presented a paper on the ‘Impact of the Earthquake on Telecommunications Infrastructure in Nepal’ at the Japan Regional Science Association meetings in Niigata, Japan.

James Pfiffner participated on a panel that discussed the transition of the presidency in 2016-17 at the Schar School Alumni Gala on October 14, 2016.

Louise Shelley was the keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking at University of Nebraska, Lincoln on October 7, 2016 and the title of my talk was “Human Trafficking: The Historical Roots of Present Trends.” She was also spoke on the Panel on Research on Human Trafficking and at the Law School Panel on October 6th on Prevention, Prosecution, Protection and Partnership.

Sita Slavov presented a paper at the International Atlantic Economic Society conference on 10/16.

Trevor Thrall moderated a Cato Policy Forum, “Refugees, Immigration, and National Security.”


September 2016

Katrin Anacker presented “Analyzing Census Tract Foreclosure Risk Rates for Hispanic Subgroups in the United States.” Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 03/29/16. She participate in a panel about my edited book “The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis” at the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 03/29/16.

Philip Auerswald was a panelist for “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems,” Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting, Saturday, August 6, 2016. He was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Surabaya, Indonesia, Monday, August 22, 2016. He was a panelist at GEC+, Daegu, South Korea, Friday, August 26, 2016.

Terry Clower gave two presentations: “Washington Area Economy: Performance and Outlook; Jefferson Institute for Public Policy,” at the Second Annual Conference on Virginia’s Economic Future (9/14); “ The Economic Impacts of Virginia’s Housing Industry,” presented to the Virginia Housing Commission (9/21).

Jonathan Gifford was invited to be part of a panel at the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation’s 20th Annual Meeting in Washington DC.  His presentation was entitled “Policy Trends in P3s: US and Canada.”

Mark Katz was a participant in a Schar School panel on “Foreign Policy and the 2016 Election,” Fairfax Campus, September 12, 2016. He gave a lecture, “Putin’s Policies toward the Middle East:  Dizzy with Success?” at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Russia- Eurasia Forum, September 14, 2016.

Richard Kauzlarich testified on Human Rights and US Policy in Azerbaijan before the House Tom Lantos Committee on September 15; met with the American Public Power Association on a Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP) project on Public Utility Modeling; participated at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission Roundtable on European national climate change policies post Paris (COP-21) agreement; participated in the CNA roundtable with French Ministry of Defense officials on national security implications of climate change; and met with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative on CESP project on public utility modeling.

Naoru Koizumi with C. Callender, C., Miles, P. and Melancon, J.K., presented “Organ donation in the U.S.:  The tale of the African American journey of moving from the bottom to the top” at the International Congress of the Transplantation Society, China.

Eric McGlinchey presented at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “Regime Succession in Uzbekistan,” and  the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference, “Succession in Uzbekistan.”

Hilton Root presented: “The Gradual Formation and Sudden Demise of Dynastic Succession in China and Europe” at Conflict and Cooperation: Power Transitions and the International Order, at the 2016 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA, Sept 2. He presented: “Resilience and stability trade-offs in China and Europe as systems of systems” at Political and Religious Differences, 3rd Annual WINIR Conference, Institutions and Human Behavior September 3-5 in Boston.

Sita Slavov testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on September 14, 2016.


Auust 2016

James K. Conant attended the International Conference on Budgetary Reform and Fiscal Management, held at the Phillips Collection and the Georgetown Marriot Hotel on June 16th and 17th.  Conference attendees included leading public budgeting scholars and practitioners from the U.S., Europe, and China.

Jonathan Gifford was co-author of two papers that were presented at the Second Annual Symposium on Transportation Informatics held at the Arlington campus in August: “Developing Transportation P3 Database Focusing on Project Stages”, Jonathan Gifford, Lisardo Bolaños, Lauren McCarthy, and Jeong Yun Kweun; “Impact of Political Risk on the Efficiency of Public-Private Partnerships”, Jonathan Gifford, Lisardo Bolaños, Lauren McCarthy, and Jeong Yun Kweun.

Mark Katz presented “Russia in the Middle East,” to the Russia Regional Intensive Area Studies Seminar at the Foreign Service Institute on August 11, 2016.

Richard Kauzlarich provided a day-long seminar, with his wife Anne Kauzlarich, on protocol to 23 representatives of the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality. On August 19, he presented at the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of State to the Eurasian Regional Studies Program on US foreign policy priorities in the South Caucasus.

Gregory Koblentz briefed the United Nations Security Council on August 23, 2016, on how terrorists could exploit emerging technologies, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, 3D printing, the Dark Web, and gene editing, to acquire and deliver weapons of mass destruction. His presentation was reported by the United Nations, Associated Press, Washington Post, and Economic Times, among other media outlets. The UN also has a webcast of the presentation. On August 10, he spoke at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA on “Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age.” On August 9, he presented a paper, “The North Korean Nuclear Conundrum,” to the Speaking Truth to Nonproliferation workshop held by the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center in Livermore, CA.

Paul Posner presented a paper at Transatlantic Dialogue in Ghent, Belgium, June 2016. Paper title: “The Politics of Fiscal Austerity in Europe – Threats to Regime Legitimacy,” co-author Steven Redburn.

Mark J. Rozell presented “Religion and U.S. Politics: An Overview of Church-State Separation and the Faith Factor in Elections and Public Policy”at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, July 25, 2016, Beijing, China; “Decentralized Politics, the Presidential Campaign and the Impact of a Trump or Clinton Victory”at the Global Value-Chain Training and Research Workshop,” University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), July 18-22, 2016, Beijing, China; and “The 2016 Presidential Nomination Process and Prospects for the General Election”at University of International Business and Economics, July 21, 2016, Beijing, China.

Ming Wan presented  “Sino-Japanese Relations,” Northeast Asia Introductory Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Virginia, August 11, 2016.

Janine Wedel gave talks at the Odessa Film Festival:  “Explaining Donald Trump:  Seismic  Social Change, New Influence Elites, and the Rise of the Anti-establishment,” July 22, 2016, Odessa, Ukraine; and at the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in Poznan,  Poland:  “Crony Capitalism in Western Democracies:  Twenty-First Century Power Brokers and the New Corruption,” July 27, 2016.”


July 2016

Katrin Anacker’s research (with Kristen B. Crossney) was quoted in an amici curiae (friends of the court) in the Supreme Court case Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al. v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

Terry Clower presented “Regional Economic Performance and Outlook” at Belvoir Quantico Business Alliance on July 29. He presented findings of new research, “the Economic Impacts of Virginia’s Housing Industry,” to the Virginia Housing Policy Advisory Council. July 9. He presented the “Washington, DC Region and Northern Virginia Economic Performance & Outlook” to the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce  program on State of the Economy on July 13. He was quoted in Virginia Business 6/29/16: Quoted in story on economic diversification in Northern Virginia; and WMAL am610 Radio, July 27, on a story about Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo.

James Conant attended the International Conference on Budgetary Reform and Fiscal Management, held at the Phillips Collection and the Georgetown Marriot Hotel on June 16th and 17th. Conference attendance was by invitation only and included leading public budgeting scholars and practitioners from the U.S., Europe, and China.

Tim Conlan, Pris Regan, Jennifer Victor, Robert McGrath, and Eric McGlinchey conducted a 3 week Research Methods course in Tbilisi, Georgia as part of a Department of State grant, Policy Research in Georgia.

Jonathan Gifford presented “From the Ivory Tower to the Pavement, Recent Developments in Transportation P3 Research,” on July 15th at ARTBA’s the 28th Annual P3 conference.

Paul Posner presented a paper, Fiscal Austerity in Portugal and Italy at the Transatlantic Dialogue in Ghent, Belgium, co- sponsored by the American Society for Public Administration and the European Public Administration Group with Steven Redburn in June 2016.

Louise Shelley spoke in London at the House of Lords on “The Rise of Reiderstvo: Implications for Russia and the West” on July 15.

Stefan Toepler and Del Daigle received an award from the Charity & Security Network to survey American charities with programs abroad about problems with international financial transactions due to anti-terrorism and money-laundering regulations.

Ming Wan presented “East Asian security,” Northeast Asia Introductory Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Virginia, July 20, 2016.

The Center for Public Private Partnership Policy had two poster presentations during the 14th World Conference on Transport Research in Shanghai, July 8-13. “The Governance of Surface Transportation in the 21st Century: VDOT Institutional Responses to Environmental Changes” — Jonathan Gifford, Lisardo Bolaños, Nobuhiko Daito, Morghan Transue and JeongYun Kweun. “Evaluating Highway Public-Private Partnerships: Evidence from U.S. Value for Money Studies” — Jeong Yun Kweun, Porter K. Wheeler, and Jonathan L. Gifford.


June 2016

Katrin Anacker organized the panel “The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis” and I presented “Analyzing Census Tract Foreclosure Risk Rates for Hispanic Subgroups in the United States” at the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, CA.

Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley spoke at a conference  on “History, Security and Arms Control” at the University College London, London UK, June 22, 2016. Dr. Ben Ouagrham Gormley contributed to a round table organized by the journal H-Diplo/ISSF on her recent book Barriers to Bioweapons:  The Challenge of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development. The proceedings of the roundtable will be published online in October 2016.

Jonathan Gifford was invited to participate in the International Transport Forum (ITF)/Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) working group: Private Investment in Infrastructure: Infrastructure Risk Treatment and Moving Beyond the Public-Private Partnership (P3).

David Hart presented a seminar on “Beyond the Headlines:  Science and Technology Policy and the 2016 US Elections” at the University of Manchester (UK) on June 22. On June 15, 2016, he (with co-PI Jeff Alexander, formerly of SRI) briefed a Federal interagency working group on “Enhancing the Usefulness of Science of Science and Innovation Policy Research.” On May 25, 2016, he presented “Collaborative Regional Strategies to Accelerate America’s Advanced Industries” at the Industry Studies Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Phillip Magness presented “Protectionism Resurgent? Electoral Dimensions of the Tariff in the Wake of the Panic of 1857” at the Policy History Conference, Nashville, TN June 2; and “Lincoln’s Forgotten Constitutional Amendments” Presented at the Society of Civil War Historians Conference, Chattanooga, TN, June 3.

Naoru Koizumi (with Ortiz, J., Kwan C., Zhang C., and Tang, L.) presented “Assessing the Impact of the Share35 Liver Allocation Policy: Survival Outcomes among Liver Re-Transplant Recipients” at the 2016 American Transplant Congress (ATC), Boston, MA. USA. She also presented (with Wong, T., Ortiz, J.) “Share35 Liver Allocation Is Associated with Increased Early Graft Failure Rate” at the 2016 American Transplant Congress (ATC), Boston, MA. USA.

Christine Pommerening was part of the DOE Distinguished Speaker Series on June 23.

Pris Regan presented a paper, “If These Canadians Lived in the United States How Would They Protect Their Privacy? The Functional Equivalence of Privacy Redress Mechanisms in Canada and the US,” at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference in Washington DC from June June 2-3.  The paper was co-authored with Colin Bennett and Robin Bayley.

Edward Rhodes and Trevor Thrall presented well-received papers at the Cato Institute’s The Case for Restraint: History and Politics conference.

William Schneider spoke at the Crawford Australian Leadership Forum at the Australian National University in Canberra and at the Institute for U.S. Studies at the University of Sydney.


May 2016

Philip Auerswald was a featured speaker at Council on Foreign Relations Roundtable Series on Entrepreneurial Cities in a Globalized Economy, Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Justin Gest convened the Crossroads Summit at the German Marshall Fund and George Mason University; lectured to Defense Intelligence Agency’s Strategic Leadership Course; and presented at the Council for European Studies in Philadelphia, PA.”

Jonathan Gifford hosted the Center for Transportation P3 Policy’s third annual forum, “Evidence: P3s and the Evolution of Infrastructure Delivery”  on April 26, 2016. The event focused on the Center’s new project examining evidence about the strengths and limitations of public-private partnerships for project delivery. Regional leaders also discussed the Purple Line, Interstate 66, and how P3s are figuring in transit projects in the greater Washington metro region.

Mark Katz was a participant on a panel on “Russia and the Middle East: What Does Putin Want?” Kennan Institute/Wilson Center, May 6, 2016.

Phillip Magness gave a public lecture hosted by the Political Science Dept. at the University of Washington: “The Empirical Evidence of Inequality in Piketty and Beyond”

Pris Regan facilitated a workshop on “Digital Decisions: Mitigating Risk of Discrimination in Automated Systems” at the Center for Democracy and Technology on April 27.

Frank Shafroth gave the keynote for a Bond Buyer Conference on what a Trump or Clinton victory might mean to the state and local cost of capital finance.

Louise Shelley spoke at a U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on terrorist finance on May 12. She published “Dirty Entanglements: Global Terrorism and Organized Crime” in International Reports of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, April 2016, 83-94. She spoke at the Technologies Against Crime International Conference in, Lyon, France on the topic of future trends in transnational crime. She moderated a session on human trafficking and served on the scientific committee for the conference that was co-sponsored with Interpol and the French Ministry of Interior.

Jennifer Victor moderated a panel on “What Gridlock and Polarization Mean for American Democracy” at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Ming Wan presented “Sino-Japanese Relations” at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia, May 18, 2016. He was a participant in the “Roundtable on China’s Five-Year Plan” at the Brookings Institution, May 3, 2016. He was also a guest on Voice of America television show on U.S.-China relations, May 5, 2016.


April 2016

Katrin Anacker was a discussant of four papers at academic conference, including “Affordable Housing and Housing Affordability” at the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Annual Meeting in San Diego. She made remarks at an academic conference: “Colloquy: Getting Tenure/Promotion — Research/Publication Strategies” at the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Annual Meeting in San Diego. She gave a public lecture: “Analyzing Seriously Delinquent Mortgages in Asian Census Tracts in the United States” at Iowa State University, College of Design’s Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series in Ames, Iowa.

Enrique (Desmond) Arias gave lectures at the University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin.  He also was co-director of a working group on organized crime in conflict zones as the Army War College Peace Keeping and Stabilization Operations Training and Education Workshop.

Ahsan Butt presented at George Washington University on ideas for a second book project, The Lies That Bind Us: Nationalism, Public Education, and History Textbooks. He also presented a paper titled “One Nation Under God: Religious Nationalism and Violence in World Politics” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association as well as the Washington D.C. India Politics workshop.

Kenneth Button presented “Why do we often Overstate the Role of Transport in Economic Development?” to the EU COST Action TU1408 Conference – Air Transport and Regional Development, Ponta Delgrada. He presented “A.J. Brown’s “The Great Inflation 1939 – 1951” is an Underrated Book,” to the 81st International Atlantic Economic Conference, Lisbon.

James K. Conant gave a presentation titled “The Life Cycle of the Council on Environmental Quality from 1970 to 2035” to the Public Finance and Budgeting Section, Western Social Science Association Annual Conference, Reno, Nevada.

Audrey Kurth Cronin chaired a well-attended session on the Islamic State at the International Studies Association in Atlanta, Georgia and gave a speech at the Chilton Club in Boston, Massachusetts.  Lastly, she spoke at the conference on Security Challenges Facing the Next Administration at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.

Mark Katz was a participant on a panel on “Regional Strategic Challenges,” Conference on “Assessing Russia’s Strategic Presence in Syria,” Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.

Gregory Koblentz participated in the UN Security Council’s 1540 Committee Civil Society Forum – A Dialogue with Academia and Civil Society on April 11-12. He presented a paper on the role of academia in implementing and strengthening Resolution 1540 and moderated a panel regarding academic outreach. Resolution 1540 (2004) “imposes binding obligations on all States to adopt legislation to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and their means of delivery, and  establish appropriate domestic controls over related materials to prevent their illicit trafficking. It also encourages enhanced international cooperation on such efforts.”

Naoru Koizumi presented (with (Fraser, C.) “A Trend Analysis of International Human Organ Trade in Egypt between 2008 and 2015” at the 8th IMA Conference on Quantitative Modelling in the Management Of Health and Social Care, London, UK. She presented ( with Gentili, and Melancon J.K.), “Optimal Integration of Anti-body Reduction Therapy in Kidney Exchange Programs for Disparity Reduction”, at the 8th IMA Conference on Quantitative Modelling in the Management Of Health and Social Care. London, UK.

Mariely Lopez-Santana was invited to attend a workshop on Multi-level Government and Sub-National Inequalities at CUNY. She presented her research on the Territorial Reconfiguration of Welfare States.

Jeremy Mayer served as the Seminar Consultant for the Fulbright in DC program, setting up panels and running a day long simulation of a presidential campaign for 100+ Fulbright scholars from all over the world.

Paul Posner testified on federal budget process reform before the Senate Budget Committee on April 13, 2016. He also appeared on a forum on federal budget process with the Chairman of the House Budget Committee covered by C Span on April 18. Posner also delivered a lecture on federal accountability and the policy process at a forum on accountability held by the National Academy of Public Administration.

Pris Regan presented a paper, “Big Data in the Education Arena: 21st Century Student Sorting and Tracking,” at the 7th Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference in Barcelona Spain, April 20 to April 23.  Elsa Talat Khwaja, a PhD student in Public Policy, was a co-author on the paper.

Jill A. Rough moderated a panel presentation of senior women in corporate America and US military and government service. The panel, entitled “Reflections on Leadership and Authenticity,” was part of the 2016 Officer Women’s Leadership Symposium held in Arlington, VA.

Louise Shelley spoke on the session called “Exploiting Tragedy: Corruption and the Refugee Crisis” at the 2016 OECD Integrity Forum: Fighting the Hidden Tariff: Global Trade without Corruption, in Paris. Dr. Shelley was the concluding speaker  at the 16th Alliance against Trafficking in Person Conference on Combat in trafficking in human beings for the purposed of forced Criminality, April 11-12, 2016, Vienna, Austria. She spoke on “Looking forward: recommendations for policy and research.”

Bonnie Stabile presented her paper, coauthored with Heidi Lawrence and Lourdes Fernandes of the English department, “Rhetorical Analysis of Media Coverage of Campus Sexual Assault: Implications for Policy” at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting in Chicago on April 7th.  Professor Stabile served as the Discussant on a panel on “Health Policy: Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, and Decriminalization” on April 9th at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting in Chicago.

Roger Stough presented a paper, “Relationship between labor market and the development transition: A case study of China,” at the 18th Annual Tinbergen Conference in Amsterdam. He was a co-host of the Tinbergen Conference. Dr. Stough provided a manuscript review for several journals: International Regional Science Review, British Journal of Medicine, Social and Economic Planning Systems, Qingdao Agricultural University review of water resources and policy in China, Journal of Growth and Change, University of Karachi draft manuscripts for Mega City Conferences. He also drafted the final constitution and by-laws for the Academy of Regional Science

 Tojo Thatchenkery delivered the keynote on “Quiet Leadership: Discovering the New Strategic Advantage and the Hidden Talent in Your Organization” at the annual conference of the Training Officers Consortium (TOC) in Ocean City, MD on April 19, 2016. The TOC, founded in 1938, is the primary association of training and development professionals in federal agencies as well as those providing such services to the agencies.

Jennifer Nicoll Victor was invited to participate in a research collaboration discussion on campaign finance at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civil Life at the University of Texas, Austin (co-sponsored by the Knight Foundation). She was invited to present at SLAMM (St. Louis Area Methods Meeting) sponsored by the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University. Her paper: “Can Congressional Caucuses Alleviate Partisan Polarization?” She was also invited to moderate a panel discussion at the Bipartisan Policy Center (co-sponsored by the National Capital Area Political Science Association). The panel will discuss the new book by James Thurber and Antoine Yoshinaka, “American Gridlock: The Sources, Character, and Impact of Political Polarization.”


March 2016

Zoltan Acs gave the keynote speech on the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Index at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress Medellin Columbia March 18.

Katrin Anacker (and Chang Kwon) presented “Analyzing CRA Lending Before, During and After the Subprime Lending and Foreclosure Crises in Central Cities, Mature Suburbs, and Developing Suburbs in the United States” at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 2015 Annual Fall Research Conference in Miami, Florida in November. She also presented “The New American Suburb: Race, Poverty, and the Economic Crisis” at the National Association of Realtors in Washington, DC, in December.

Philip Auerswald was a judge at the Hult Prize regional competition in Dubai on March 12. He spoke and hosted the GERN annual meeting at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2016 in Medellin, Columbia, March 14-17.

Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley contributed to a symposium on chemical and Biological weapons at the National Defense University.

Jonathan Gifford gave a briefing to guests of the State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). The program focuses on the role of public-private partnerships in restructuring economies. Dr. Gifford was asked to become a mentor for 1776 in the transportation arena. 1776 works with startups to identify how we can use technology to make the ways we travel across town and around the world faster, safer, more efficient, and more affordable. On January 13, he participated in a panel entitled “National U.S. Department of Transportation Act at Age 50: Consequences and Lessons” at the TRB 95th Annual Meeting. He participated as a speaker on the evaluation of P3s at the ARTBA “Town Gown” Roundtable held on January 9.

Paul Posner spoke about collaboration across federal, state and local governments at annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration on March 20 in Seattle.

Priscilla Regan presented a paper on “Big Data in Education: Developing Policy for Ethical Implementation in the US and Canada” at the annual meetings of the American Society for Public Administration in Seattle, March 18-22. The paper was co-authored with Elsa Talat Khwaja, a PhD student in Public Policy.  She organized and chaired a workshop on Big Data, Algorithms and Youth at George Mason University on February 25th. The workshop was funded by and is part of the SSHRC eQuality project.

Louise Shelley spoke at the Second Mafia dialogues on March 18th, in Naples, Italy, on Mafias and Islamic Terrorism. She was on a panel with the chief anti-mafia prosecutor of Italy. Asian Review quoted Dr. Shelley in its analysis of North Korea’s place in the global trade in illicit and counterfeit cigarettes: “North Korean counterfeit cigarette trade faces squeeze.” She is mentioned in Norwegian publication Altaposten story on the role of cigarette smuggling in terror finance. “Koster dyrt for lokale forhandlere“

Bonnie Stabile published a review of Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States in the March issue of Journal of Planning Education and Research. She gave a presentation on “Campus Sexual Assault: Rhetorical Analysis of Media Coverage and Implications for Policy” with co-authors Heidi Lawrence and Lourdes Fernandez from the English Department on March 16th in the Johnson Center.

Anne Washington was a featured speaker at The Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI), a multi-disciplinary research center located at the University of Maryland in February 2016. She presented “Interviewing Data – The Art of Interpretation in Analytics” at iConference 2016 in Philadelphia, PA, March 2016; and  “What are Data Supply Chains?” at the  Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, March 2016.

Janine Wedel gave a keynote address last week at the Swedish Research Council and the Institute for Future Studies on March 16 in Stockholm.


February 2016

David Armor and Jill Rough presented their paper, “SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE U.S. MILITARY: TRENDS AND RESPONSES,” at the March 3 Workshop on Women’s Health in Global Perspective, at George Mason University.

Katrin Anacker presented “Aging in Place: Analyzing Homeowner Characteristics, Mortgage Status, and Property Values in Mature and Developing Suburbs” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) in Houston, Texas.

Philip Auerswald recently spoke at the following events: PeaceTech Summit at USIP, the FutureWork Forum at NCSU, and at the I4J ECO Summit in Mountain View, CA co-hosted by Vint Cerf.

Jo-Marie Burt was an official observer for the Washington Office on Latin America, where she is a senior fellow, at the first-ever domestic trial to prosecute alleged sexual slavery and sexual abuse from the Guatemalan Civil War as international crimes is underway in Guatemala City.

Mark Katz was on a panel on Russia in the Middle East at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.  He was also on a panel on the interests and objectives of regional powers in Syria at Princeton University.

Eric McGlinchey provided commentary on the Tajik State’s Persecution of Islam for the Canadian Broadcast Company’s “The Current;” and Commentary on US – Kyrgyzstan Bilateral Relations for EurasiaNet.

Robert McGrath gave a talk at the University of Virginia’s American Politics Workshop, “Expertise, Conflict, and Agency Rulemaking in the U.S. States.”

Paul Posner was invited to give a guest lecture on performance budgeting before the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. Posner also testified on unfunded mandates before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee on February 24, 2016.

Jill A. Rough presented “Integrating Mom: An Exploratory Study of the Perceptions of and Challenges Facing Military Mothers,” at the 2016 International Society of Military Ethics Conference in Annapolis, MD.

Ming Wan gave a presentation on Sino-Japanese relations at Foreign Service Institute.

Janine Wedel gave a talk on her book “Unaccountable: Twenty-First Century Power Brokers and the New Corruption” at the Hertie School of Governance: Executive Mater of Public Administration in  course on Good Governance and  Anti-Corruption


January 2016

Katrin B. Anacker presented “Introduction to Housing, Second Edition.” Housing Education and Research Association 2015 Annual Conference.

Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley gave an invited seminar at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kenneth Button was a discussant for the paper “A comparative analysis of cost change for LCC and legacy carriers in the US airline industry”, at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Allied and Social Science Association meeting in San Francisco, January 3-5.

Audrey Kurth Cronin spoke at the Middle East Policy Council seminar, “The ISIS Threat to U.S. National Security: Policy Choices.

Katharine Destler gave the following presentations: “ Author Meets Readers Panel: Government against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences,” Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, January 2016; “When do Citizens Step in?  Race, Class and Choice as Predictors of Citizen Co-Production” and “Inequality in the Efficacy and Provision of Public Policy” Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting,  January 2016; and “Street Level Bureaucrats, Organizational Climate and Performance Management Reform,” Association for Public Policy and Management Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, November 2015.

David Hart moderated a panel, “From Science to Marketplace: The Federal Role in Innovation” at the American Energy Innovation Council.

Mark Katz gave a lecture on “The Perils of Putin:  Russia’s Foreign Policy toward the Middle East,” at Cambridge University in the UK in the Turbulent World Seminar Series co-sponsored by Pembroke College; the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies; and the Centre for the Study of the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa on January 13, 2016. In addition, he talked about Russian policy toward the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on January 13 and at the US Embassy in London on January 14. He and Audrey Cronin Audrey Cronin particpated at a Middle East Policy Council seminar: The ISIS Threat to U.S. National Security: Policy Choices.

Sonia Listokin was a discussant PrivacyCon at the FTC, January 14. She was a panelist: MediaPost, The Reckoning, January 19.

James Pfiffner made a presentation on “Presidential Transition from Campaigning to Governing” at the Washington Center’s Academic Seminar, “In Pursuit of the Presidency.” He presented a paper, “Magna Carta and the Contemporary Presidency,” at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. He made a presentation on the presidential appointments process at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Public Administration. He was a panel discussant on “The Obama Presidency and Constitutional Law” at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.

Paul Posner was the keynote speaker at a conference on performance budgeting held by the Dutch Ministry of Finance in The Hague, January 15.

Pris Regan gave a panel presentation on “How Does Privacy as a Good, and Issues of Measurement, Relate to Regulatory Choices” at the Privacy by Design Workshop at Georgetown Law School on January 6, 2016.  The workshop was sponsored by the Computing Community Consortium and NSF.  She also participated in a Technology Science Research Network Workshop on “Problems in the Public Interest” at Harvard University on January 12-13, 2016.  Along with Public Policy doctoral student Elsa Talat Khwaja, Regan participated in the eQuality 2015 Annual SSHRC Partnership Grant Team Meeting at the University of Ottawa on November 22-23, 2015.

Louise Shelley spoke on “The Supply Chain and Human Trafficking,” at a session on Expanding the Scope of Resilience: Concerns about Human Trafficking and Hazardous Materials, as part of the Transportation Research Board, 95th Annual Meeting, Jan. 13, 2016, Washington, DC. Dr. Shelley was interviewed by German website Taz.de about terror financing and networking.

Hugh Sockett presented two papers in November to the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain in Oxford: “Reviving Teaching for Freedom,” and to the Philosophy for Educational Renewal Group, London “The Epistemological Presence in the Classroom.”

Bonnie Stabile gave presentations on Academic Publishing for Doctoral and Masters Students at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) in Tbilisi, Georgia on January 12 and 13, 2016.

Roger Stough presented “Big Data and United States Public Policy,” at Big Data: It’s a Small World Workshop, Regional Science Academy January 19-20, 2016, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Jessica Terman presented “Putting your Money where your Mouth is: The Commitment to Green Procurement across American Cities” at the Northeastern Conference of Public Administration in Arlington, VA.

Tojo Thatchenkery co-chaired the International Conference on Management Cases in New Delhi in early December (3-4) which was attended by academics from North America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Toni-Michelle Travis gave the following talks: to female legislators from the Cameroons in the International Visitor Leadership Program of the State Department, “Federalism and American Women and Politics;” and to the APSA Congressional Fellows, Washington, D.C.: An American City State.

Ming Wan presented “The AIIB and the Struggle for the East Asian International Order” at the 2015 EWC/KIEP Conference “Strengthening North Pacific Cooperation,” Honolulu, Hawaii, December 14-15, 2015.


November 2015

Enrique Arias delivered the key note presentation at a conference on “The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela” at Tulane University on October 29.

Philip Auerswald spoke at GEW 2015 in Seoul, the GEW 2015 event at the World Bank, the StartupNations Summit in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Startup Istanbul 2015 Conference.

Katharine Destler presented “Performance Management Hits the Streets: Street Level Bureaucrats, Organizational Climate and Education Reform” at the Association for Public Policy & Management Annual Conference.

Jonathan Gifford participated in a roundtable on November 4 co-sponsored by the Center for Transportation P3 Policy and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) entitled “Public-Private Partnerships in Transit: Opportunities in Virginia.”

David Hart participated in a panel discussion of “Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors” at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation on November 3, 2015.

Mark Katz spoke at an AGSIW panel on the Gulf and Russian intervention in Syria.

Naoru Koizumi, presented “Optimal Integration of Anti-body Reduction Therapy in Kidney Exchange Programs for Disparity Reduction” at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in November in Philadelphia.

Tonya Neaves served as the Conference Coordinator for the Northeast Conference on Public Administration, hosted by the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, November 5-7. Jessica Terman served as its Academic Co-Chair while David Reed served as its Practitioner Co-Chair. NECoPA brought together approximately 150 field scholars and professionals from around the region, country, and even world.  Distinguished speakers included the Hon. Tom Davis (George Mason University Rector), Hon. Barbara Favola (Senator of the 31st District – Virginia), and Hon. Janice Lachance (Vice President of the American Society for Public Administration). Dr. Neaves along with her GRA Anne Fenley and Aaron Kestner a recent MPA graduate, traveled to the Republic of Cameroon to meet with leaders from the national government and its National School of Administration of Magistracy November 20-27.  The purpose of these meetings was to enhance a standing MOU that provides executive education training to its graduate students. Dr. Neaves, as the Program Director, also participated in the National Certified Public Manager Consortium annual business meeting October 28-30 in Phoenix, AZ, in hopes of furthering accreditation for Virginia’s recently established program as of this year.

Christine Pommerening was a panelist, “Transportation and Affiliated Infrastructures,” National Workshop on Resilience Research, National Research Foundation, Arlington, VA, October 22. She was also a panelist on “Breaching the Bundestag: A Preliminary Study of the 2015 Cybersecurity Incident at the German Parliament.” Presented at the Naval Postgraduate School 9th Annual Homeland Security Education Summit, Orlando, FL, September 25-26.

Paul Posner presented paper on Budgeting and Management: Marriage or Cohabitation, with Erica Ceka and Kurt Thurmaier at the annual conference of the Association for Budget and Financial Management in Washington, October 2. Dr. Posner led a session on the 2016 elections and schools of public affairs at the annual conference of the Network of Schools of Public Policy , Affairs and Administration in Brooklyn, October 16. He chaired a session on the federal budget process at the annual conference of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco, September 3.  He also presented paper coauthored with Tim Conlan, ” American Federalism in an Age of Partisan Polarization” at the APSA conference, September 4.

Priscilla Regan presented a paper, “Girls and Online Drama: Aggression, Surveillance or Entertainment” (co-authored with Political Science doctoral student Diana Sweet), at the Amsterdam Privacy Conference, October 23-26, 2015.  She also participated in a panel discussion on Institutional Barriers to Cybersecurity, sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration and American University, November 17th at the University Club in Washington DC.

Hilton Root presented at the Building Inclusive Democracy Consortium & Anvil Publishing launch “Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN” at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Philippine Economic Society, November 10, 2015, Makati City, Philippines.

Jill A. Rough, participated in a panel discussion on “Decoding the Abrams Doctrine for Army Structure,” at The Heritage Foundation in Washington DC.

Louise Shelley spoke to the Italian Senate for a panel on terrorist financing.

Hugh Sockett presented a paper “Knowledge and Virtue in Teaching and Learning” to the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain in Oxford, England on November 18.

Bonnie Stabile presented a workshop on “Writing Policy” at the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health on October 29.

Ming Wan presented “The Xi-Ma summit,” at the Woodrow Wilson Center Ground Truth Briefings, November 9, 2015; and “Sino-Japanese Relations” at the Northeast Asia Introductory Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Virginia, October 22, 2015.


October 2016

Philip Auerswald was the keynote speaker at the Kauffman Mayors Conference. Dr. Auerswald also represented the Global Entrepreneurship Network at StartupIstanbul.

Terry Clower presented “Economic Impacts of Local and Regional Parks” at the National Recreation and Park Association Annual Meeting; “Economic Outlook for Virginia and Key Regions” at the Virginia Economic Development Association; “Economic Conditions and Outlook for the Washington, DC MSA” for the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce; “Contribution of Transit Services to the Northern Virginia Economy” for the Virginia Municipal League; “The Washington, DC Leading Economic Index: Relevance Under Structural Change” for the Association of University Business and Economic Research; “Economic Conditions and Outlook: Opportunities for Asian Trade” for the Asia American Chamber of Commerce; “21st Century Economic Development” for Shanghai Municipal Committee Community Administration & Management Training Program; “Washington DC Economic Performance and Outlook” for Leadership Greater Washington, DC; “Economic Outlook and Structural Change in the DC Region” for Prince William County Economic Development Advisory Board; and “Economic and Demographic Outlook” for Washington Area School Superintendents Group. Dr. Clower provided a research report to Old Dominion University of the state of the Northern Virginia economy.

Audrey Kurth Cronin gave a speech in honor of Professor Sir Hew Strachan, entitled:  “The Emerging Context for the Changing Character of War” at Old Library, All Souls College, University of Oxford, England, on September 24. Dr. Cronin organized and moderated a panel on “Challenges in Cybersecurity,” the Schar School Alumni Gala and International Security program launch in October. She lectured on “The Wars in Algeria” to the US National War College Class of 2016.

Jonathan Gifford presented a paper, “Bankruptcy Policy and Surface Transportation Public-Private Partnerships: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. and Europe,” at the 4th Annual International Symposium on P3s hosted by the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) in New York, NY on September 15, 2015. The paper is co-authored with Schar School doctoral student Lisardo Bolanos and PhD candidate Jeong Yun Kweun. Dr. Gifford was an invited speaker at the National Governors Association State Planning Retreat on Public Private Partnerships on October 7, 2015 . His presentation was entitled: Public Private Partnerships 101: Part 2.

Kingsley Haynes gave a presentation at the dinner and a keynote at the Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International meetings in Okayama.

Mark Katz testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats. He presented “Intervention in Syria” at the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Priscilla Regan chaired a panel on “Preparing Students to be Data-Driven Public Sector Managers,” at the NASPAA Annual Conference in Brooklyn, New York, on October 15, 2015.

Hilton Root presented “Building Institutions to Spearhead Innovation,” Institutions, Risk, Uncertainty and the Global,” and “Implementing Effective Institution Reform: U.S Foreign Policy and Vietnam” as part of a speaking tour for the Department of State’s U.S. Speaker Program, Vietnam and Laos, October 19- 23, 2015. Dr. Root also gave the following keynotes and presentations: “Park Chung Hee’s Leadership: Community Participation and Economic Growth” (National Assembly, Seoul, South Korea, September 25, 2015); “Park Chung Hee’s Leadership: Community Participation and Economic Growth” (Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, North Gyeongsang, South Korea, September 24, 2015); “Leadership and Innovation” (Global Green Growth Forum GGGF, Seoul, South Korea, September 23, 2015); “Global diversities, fast, slow and endless” (Institutions, Development & Globalization, Second WINIR Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 12, 2015); and “Dynamics among Nations: Evolution of Legitimacy and Development in Modern States” (Diversities Reconsidered: Politics and Political Science in the 21st Century, 2015 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 5, 2015)

Louise Shelley gave a talk at the 8th Research Conference on Organised Crime, Sountering International Organised Crime Groups–Challenges and Opportunities, sponsored by the German Bundeskriminalamt.  She organized a session entitled “Terrorism-Crime Nexus: Implications for Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery” and spoke on Human Trafficking and Terrorism at the session at the  meeting of Historians against Slavery, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio September 24-26, 2015.

Sita Slavov presented “Social Security and Defined Benefit Pension Payout Choices:  Evidence from a Survey of Retirees,” Working Longer and Retirement Conference, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (Stanford, CA), October 9, 2015.

Bonnie Stabile was the featured speaker for the Dialogue and Difference Project’s event on “Recognizing and Mitigating Campus Sexual Violence” at George Mason University on October 16th, 2015.

Roger Stough will participate in the Board meeting of the KEPCO (Korea) International Nuclear Graduate School, Washington, D.C., November 11, 2015. Dr. Stough was appointed as a founding member of the Board in 2010. He will participate at the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) Annual Meeting in Portland Oregon in November. Dr. Stough will participate in board meetings for the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), Long Range Planning Committee of the RSAI and board meeting of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization.

Jessica Terman presented her paper, “Administrative Organization in the Weatherization Assistance Program” at the NSF sponsored Research Coordination Symposium on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems  at Carnegie Mellon University, October 5-7, 2015.

Trevor Thrall presented the lecture “Millennials and U.S. Foreign Policy” to the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy as part of the Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series on October 20.

Janine Wedel presented “Unaccountable: How Elites Corrupt Finance, Freedom and Security” at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on October 21.


September 2015

Katrin Anacker presented “Analyzing Census Tract Foreclosure Risk Rates for Asian Subgroups in California’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas” for the RD43: Research Committee on Housing and the Built Environment of the International Sociological Association Conference in Chicago, IL on September 19.

Jo-Marie Burt was a guest speaker at the presentation of the annual human rights report of Peru’s National Human Rights Coordinating Committee in Lima, Peru, on August 14, 2015. She presented the paper, “‘From Heaven to Hell in Ten Days’: The Genocide Trial in Guatemala,” at the XXXIII Annual Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 27-30, 2015. She was re-elected for a second term as co-chair of the Peru section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) at its May 2015 Annual Congress. Dr. Burt will introduce the film “NN,” directed by Héctor Gálvez, at the AFI Latin American Film Festival. She was quoted on the unfolding political crisis in Guatemala in PRI’s The World, La Unión, TeleSUR and Vice News.

Gregory Koblentz participated in Advanced Biological Training for FBI WMD Coordinators at Mason’s Biomedical Research Laboratory in Manassas, VA, giving a presentation on building collaboration among biosecurity stakeholders on September 10.

James Pfiffner presented a paper at the American Political Science Association National Convention in San Francisco on September 4, entitled, “Magna Carta and the Contemporary Presidency.” At the American Political Science Association National Convention in San Francisco, Dr. Pfiffner commented on papers on a panel on “The Obama Presidency and Constitutional Law” on September 6.

Priscilla Regan presented a paper on “Big Data, Privacy, and Federal Agency Accountability” at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in September in San Francisco. She also served as discussant on a panel on Governance in the Digital Age: The Promise and Perils of E-Government.

Louise Shelley presented on trafficking and corruption at the panel “Turning a Blind Eye: Combating Corruption Facilitating Wildlife Trafficking,” at the 16th International Anticorruption Congress, Malaysia, Singapore on September 3. On September 15, Dr. Shelley was part of a panel discussion focusing on the seminar’s theme: “21st Century Converging Threats: Nexus of Terrorism, Drugs and Illicit Trafficking” at the Senior Executive Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. On September 9, Dr. Louise Shelley testified before Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, as part of the House Committee on Financial Services. Also on September 9, Fox News Latino quoted Dr. Shelley’s book, Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective, in publication on trafficking in children in Central America. On September 3, Foreign Policy references TraCCC report from 2004 in story on corruption in education in the nation of Georgia.

Tojo Thatchenkery delivered a talk on “Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn” at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Learning, Enrichment, and Resource Network in Washington, DC on August 13.

Trevor Thrall presented “The Politics of American Foreign Policy” at an event on Capitol Hill on September 22.

Jennifer Victor presented the paper, “(Self)-Organizing the Legislature: Committees, LMOs, and Community Structures in EP and US Congress,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2-5, 2015. The blog to which Dr. Victor is a founding contributor has been picked-up by Vox.com. The blog is Mischiefs of Faction: http://www.vox.com/mischiefs-of-faction.

Anne Washington conducted a hands-on workshop at the APSA conference in San Francisco to fulfill the teaching outreach aspects for her NSF grant on Political informatics, called PInet.

The Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy had a paper published in Transport Reviews: “Data Review of Transportation Infrastructure Public–Private Partnership: A Meta-Analysis” co-authored by Zhenhua Chen, Nobuhiko Daito and Jonathan L. Gifford.


August 2015

Katrin Anacker presented “Analyzing Segregation in Mature and Developing Suburbs in the United States” at the American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 2015.

Audrey Cronin was in Australia during August serving as the 2015 honorary Keogh Chair, named by the Chief of the Australian Army in association with the University of New South Wales, giving three formal orations to the Australian Army. Dr. Cronin appeared on a high-profile panel on ISIS at the Center for a New American Security Annual Conference.

Kate Destler presented “Performance Management Hits the Street: Organizational Climate and Performance Management Reform” at the Public Management Research Conference at the Hubert Humphrey School in Minneapolis, MN in June 2015.

Jonathan Gifford testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business hearing titled, “The Road Ahead: Small Businesses and the Need for a Long-Term Surface Transportation Reauthorization” in June 2015. Dr. Gifford moderated a session entitled, “Overall Financing Mechanisms” at the 2nd International Conference on Public-Private Partnerships ICPPP in Austin, TX; and presented “The Governance of Surface Transportation in the 21st Century: Understanding the Challenges of Implementing New Technologies and New Procurement Methods” at the 19th Annual Conference of The International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE).

Andrew Hughes Hallett addressed the European Parliament on the implications of Quantitative Easing in June 2015. In summer 2015, Dr. Hallett has ongoing visiting professorships at University of Rome “La Sapienza” and University of Milan.

Kingsley Haynes gave a keynote on HSR Impacts in China at the 9th World Congress on High Speed Rail in Tokyo on the 50th Anniversary of Japan’s HSR program inaugural.

Gregory Koblentz presented “WMD Terrorism: How Much of a Threat Does it Represent?” to the National Chapter of ASIS International, McLean, VA, July 2015.

Mark Langevin presented “Global Terrorism: Risks and Strategies” and “Terrorism and Brazil: Risks and Strategies” at Centro Universitário de Brasilia’s (UniCEUB) International Relations Week.

Frank Manheim (with Jason Force) presented “Rankings And Trends In Biomass Production And Their Relationship To Renewable Energy Policies of Leading Nations” at the European Biomass Conference, Vienna, Austria, June 2-7, 2015.

Tonya Neaves presented the “Future of Loudoun’s Workforce” for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce as part as part of their policy series in July; and (with A. M. Kestner) presented the paper “Planning for Disaster: The Need for Street-Level, Collaborative Response” at the European Group on Public Administration Annual Meeting, August 2015, in Toulouse, France.

Paul Posner testified before House Budget Committee tomorrow morning on federal budget process reform in July.

Hilton Root gave three presentations in Beijing, China: one to the Office of the Vice President of UIBE, Beiking, China, in June 2015; and two to the International Relations School of University of International Business and Economics in May 2015.

Louise Shelley presented “The Relationship of Crime, Corruption and Terrorism.” at 2015 Current International Terrorist Crime Situation and Coping Strategy Seminar sponsored by the International Society of Criminology and the Asian Society of Criminology at Zhejiang Police College in June 2015.

Sita Slavov presented a paper at the Tax Economists Forum in July.

Roger Stough gave a lecture to Zhuhai, China Economic Development and policy officials on “New Directions in Regional Economic Development and Policy” in August 2015. Dr. Stough visited and advised programming for several Innovation Centers in Guangdong Province (Guangzhou, Longguan, Zhuhai and Zhaogian) July and August 2015; submitted a proposal to Kauffman Foundation on Women’s Entrepreneurship in India; and presented a paper at the European Regional Science Association annual meeting in Lisbon.

Jessica Terman presented “Services Provision and Vulnerable Populations in Energy Efficiency” at the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, Region Centro in Aguascalientes, Mexico in June 2015.

George Thompson gave presentations on Office of Foreign Assets Control and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act developments at the Minnesota Bar Association’s International Business Law Institute in April 2015. He obtained a “country of origin” ruling from U.S. Customs and Border Protection holding that a Chinese-origin network switch underwent a “substantial transformation” in becoming part of a U.S.-origin network storage system.


 

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