North America Experts
Assistant Secretary and Chief Diplomatic Officer, Office of International Affairs, Department of Homeland Security
Alan Bersin commenced service as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Department of Homeland Security on January 3, 2012. In that capacity, he oversees the Department's international engagement and serves as the principal advisor to Secretary Janet Napolitano on all international affairs. Previously, Bersin served as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and...
EducationM.A., International Relations, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1986; A.B., Bowdoin College, 1979; Diplôme de Hautes Études de Lettres et Civilisation, Centre international d'études françaises, Université de Nice (France), 1983SubjectsCanada, NAFTA,U.S.-Canada Relations,U.S.-Canada RelationsHonorsCertificate of Merit, International Council f...
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Journalist, USA Today
Author and veteran journalist Joan Biskupic, currently a Public Policy Scholar at The Wilson Center, has covered the Supreme Court for twenty years. She has written several books on the judiciary, including American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2009, and Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the...
Journalist in Residence, Global Economy and Development Program, The Brookings Institution
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Erfurt, Germany
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Chair of the International Migration section of the American Sociological Association
Attorney, former Chief Democratic Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Political Scientist, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario; Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan
ExpertiseCanadian and American politics