North America Experts
Author and Journalist
Linda Killian's first book was THE FRESHMEN: What Happened to the Republican Revolution? in which she followed Newt Gingrich's career as Speaker of the House closely. This critically acclaimed book is a behind-the-scenes account of the104th Congress - the story of the GOP freshmen of '94 and the Republican takeover of Congress. It reveals the maneuvering and intrigues, the personal and...
Business Advisor, Law Firm of Borden, Ladner Gervais; Former Premier of Alberta
Director of State-Federal Relations, State of Alaska
Assistant Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Relations
Assistant research professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Relations
Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Energy
Associate Professor of Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
Growing up in a country as diverse as India, I remember being fascinated by ethnicity, or the differences in the self-perceptions, culture and practices of individuals belonging to different groups, right from a young age. Migration to the U.S. for graduate study heightened my interest in the phenomenon, since it drew attention to my own ethnic identity, something I had taken for granted in India....
Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
I took a circuitous route to becoming a 20th century U.S. constitutional historian. Stirred initially by an interest in the consequences of social and political reform, I came to appreciate constitutional upheavals as prisms through which to observe complex historical developments. From my early work on national prohibition through a comprehensive study of the amendment process to recent study of...
prize-winning staff writer for <i>The Washington Post</i> since 1963; freelance journalist; chairman of the Fund for Investigative Journalism
Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs, Case Western Reserve University
My interests in the politics of international finance were sparked by various jobs I held during school breaks from Georgetown University at a large bank headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Nearing graduation, I passed the written and oral components of the US foreign service exam and subsequently began graduate study at the University of Virginia waiting to join the Department of State as an econom...