|Pace University Experts Elections, 2008 Sources are listed with home or cell numbers or are available upon request. Public information contacts at end. Topics include Youth perspectives, Race, Voting, Voting rights and vote count problems, International affairs, New York State politics, Financial crisis and the election, Gender issues and politics, News coverage of the war, Impact of media on emotions, Social networking and politics, Economic conditions and the impact of white-collar crime, Computer infatuation and the housing fallout, Terrorism, Policing, Environmental and energy policy, International Court of Justice, Immigration, Health policy, Autism and special education, Bioethics, Supreme Court nominations.Youth perspective Alejandra Lopez, email@example.com Pace University student Alejandra Lopez is featured in “New Voices Vote 2008” on The Takeaway, the new national morning news program co-produced by Public Radio International and WNYC Radio in collaboration with the BBC World Service, The New York Times and WGBH Boston. She was interviewed while attending the Republican National Convention and blogged from the convention (http://dysoncollege.blogspot.com/), and is continuing to blog for New Voices and Pace University’s Dyson College. Check her out at: http://vote2008.thetakeaway.org/2008/09/24/alejandra-from-new-york-lets-talk-about-leadership/Youth views, race, voting Christopher Malone, Ph.D., Associate professor of political science and Director of the Pforzheimer Honors College, New York City campus Cell: 347-489-1520, Work: 914-773-3428, firstname.lastname@example.org Featured in the Washington Post as an innovative educator, Christopher Malone is in close touch with trends in undergraduate opinions. He is hosting an on-campus election night session in connection with his course called Road to the White House for Pace and local high school students. This summer, he traveled with students to the Democratic and Republican national conventions. Malone is quoted widely in media including the Los Angeles Times and Fox5 TV, served as a political commentator during the New York primaries for the Associated Press and 1010 WINS radio, and will do so again on election night. His students assisted the AP in tallying votes in the New York primary election and will do that again on election night. His current thoughts on the election are at http://www.dysoncollege.blogspot.com. Author of “Between Freedom and Bondage: Race and Voting Rights in the Antebellum North” (Routledge, 2007), he wrote the introductory chapter of the “Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics” (Oryx, 2000) and several parts of the “Encyclopedia of Third Party Practices in the United States” (M. E. Share, 2001).Race and voting rights Randolph M. McLaughlin, J.D., Professor of Law Work: 914-422-4340, Cell: 914-953-5156, email@example.com Randy McLaughlin began his legal career at the Center for Constitutional Rights, a civil rights/civil liberties legal organization in New York City. McLaughlin specializes in voting rights litigation. In 1991, after he filed a voting rights challenge to the election of the New Rochelle, NY City Council, the city changed its method of electing council members. On February 20, 1997, Professor McLaughlin won a landmark victory in a voting rights case against the Town of Hempstead, NY. A federal judge ruled that the town-wide method of electing the Town Council was discriminatory and ordered that the system be dismantled. In 2007, he intervened on behalf of an Hispanic political activist in a voting rights lawsuit brought by the United States Department of Justice against the Village of Port Chester, NY. On January 17, 2008, the district court issued an opinion and found that the Village’s at-large election system violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Professor McLaughlin teaches Civil Procedure, Labor Law, Civil Rights Law and Civil Rights Litigation and has been quoted widely in media regarding civil rights, labor law and voting rights.
Vote count problems David A. Caputo, Ph.D., President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science Cell: 917-232-2421, Home: 212-873-0481, firstname.lastname@example.org David A. Caputo, Ph.D., is a seasoned political commentator who is President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science at Pace University. He is now teaching a well-received course on the election. He predicts that in battleground states the parties will call into question registration tactics, and then call for greater observation by the Federal government at the polls, delaying the process. He believes that the legitimacy of the election could be thrown into question, and that there is a possibility that the election will be decided by the courts. He can comment on those and other insights into how votes will be cast and counted including early voting, use of provisional ballots, and the Help America Vote Act. Caputo’s work over the years in election administration provides a unique window into the problems faced by local election officials. He has been a Midwest consultant for the national election reporting service and the News Election Service. He has advised media organizations on election-night tallying, was an election-night commentator on nationwide ABC radio in 2004 and has provided election analyses for CNN Fox, WNYC radio, WCBS-TV, WABC-TV and CNN International.
International affairs, NY state politics, 9/11 Greg Julian, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Political Science Cell: 845-942-2199, Work: 914-773-3959, email@example.com Greg Julian is an expert on the UN, international affairs and local New York state politics. He is running for office in the 38th congressional district in Rockland County, NY. In his long career in teaching and public service, Julian has served as a New York State Democratic Committeeperson. He has been quoted widely in the media, especially on issues relating to New York politics.
Financial crisis and US Presidential election, international business Jorge Pinto, Director, Center for Global Finance Cell: 646-515-5010, Work: 212-346-1973, firstname.lastname@example.org In Spanish and English, Pinto has appeared on Bloomberg Television, CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, WABC-TV Eyewitness News, CNN en Español, and Univision. He has been quoted in the Associated Press, New York Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Investor’s Business Daily, China Daily, Houston Chronicle, Hispanic Business Magazine, El Universal (Mexico), La Opinion, Middle East magazine, and United Press International. A former Mexican consul and ambassador to Sweden, Europe and the US, and executive director of the World Bank, Pinto is an expert on global finance and the economy and teaches international business at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. He can discuss the impact of the financial crisis on the presidential election, and compare it to past elections. Pinto received his law degree from Mexico’s National University and has also studied law, economics, and political science at New York University and at the Sorbonne in France.
Gender issues in politics, women and the election Meghana Nayak, Ph.D., Assistant professor of political science Work: 212-346-1465, Mnayak@pace.edu Meghana Nayak is a political science professor who specializes in gender and politics. She recently co-authored a study guide for a documentary film on women and the 2008 presidential election with Pace professor Sid Ray. She has published articles in many top journals on gender and politics and recently co-edited a book, “International Relations from the Margins.” Her courses and expertise include international law and human rights, gender and politics, international politics and economic organizations, social movements, and U.S. state identity.
News coverage of the war and politics, impact of media on emotions and the election Michelle M. Pulaski Behling, Ph.D., Assistant professor of communications Home: 203-778-8064, Cell: 203-994-0452, Work: 914-773-3529, email@example.com Michelle Pulaski Behling is assistant professor of media and communication arts. She teaches media and politics, media ethics, professional communication, public speaking, television and radio communications, and censorship and mass media. Dr Pulaski Behling’s research focuses on the impact of the news media on the emotions of the viewing public, including media coverage of the war. She has been quoted several times in media including the Journal News in Westchester.
Social networking and the election Catherine Dwyer, Ph.D., Lecturer in Information Systems Work: 212-346-1728, firstname.lastname@example.org In Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Catherine Dwyer has extensively studied use of social networking sites and can comment on social networking as a promotional tool in the election. The headline on a write-up of her work in Computerworld said “Facebook, MySpace Users will Swap Privacy for Goodies,” and the story ran in media throughout the world.
Economic crisis Richard E. Ottoo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance Work: 212-618-6526, Home office: 212-694-1056, email@example.com Richard Ottoo is assistant professor of finance in the Lubin School of Business. He teaches managerial and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment analysis, financial analysis and policy and international finance. Research interests include valuation, real options, risk management and emerging markets finance. He has recently been featured on WABC-TV in an on-air interview about the government bailout and has been quoted in articles online offering tips for dealing with the current economic situation.
Economic crisis Aron Gottesman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance and Economics Work: 212-618-6525, firstname.lastname@example.org Aron Gottesman is an associate professor in the Lubin School of Business. His expertise includes financial markets, financial intermediation, and mutual funds. Published articles in academic journals include the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, and the Journal of Financial Services Research, among others. He has co-authored several books. His research has been cited and reviewed in newspapers and popular magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and Business Week. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on managerial finance, investment analysis and capital markets, presents corporate seminars on finance topics, and is consultant to both firms and governments.
Housing market fallout James W. Gabberty, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Information Systems and Faculty Fellow, Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship Work: 212-346-1008, Cell: 516-446-8019, email@example.com James Gabberty has long predicted that infatuation with computerized data processing would lead to widespread mistakes in evaluating deals in the housing market. His research interests include technology strategy and innovation, firm competitiveness, international trade, knowledge management, e-commerce, e-government, international marketing, and globalization.
Terrorism, policing and security Joseph Ryan, Ph.D., Professor and chair of criminal justice Cell: 914-924-3191, Work: 914-773-3814, firstname.lastname@example.org Joseph Ryan is professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology and a national expert on community policing, terrorism, police management related issues. He is currently conducting an impact evaluation of a master’s degree in homeland security and an Executive Leaders Program offered at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. A 25-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, from 1993 to 1996 he chaired an advisory group for the U.S. Department of Justice that developed security strategies for the 1996 summer Olympics. He produced a landmark evaluation of federal legislation that encouraged the hiring of the 100,000 community police officers and testified before a US Congressional sub committee about the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s need to develop risk management and outcome-based performance measurement strategies. He has been quoted in newspapers throughout the US.
National security, terrorism, White Collar Crime and the economic crisis, church and state Ralph Michael Stein, J.D., Professor of law Cell: 914-649-6613 (preferred contact number), Work: 914-422-4242, email@example.com Ralph Stein has been teaching national security law for 20 years and is an expert on surveillance of civilians and the separation of church and state. Having served in military intelligence at the national command level, he recently authored “Artillery Lends Dignity to What Otherwise Would Be a Common Brawl: An Essay on Post-Modern Warfare and the Classification of Captured Adversaries” (2002). He serves on the board of the Lower Hudson Valley chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union and is involved in civil liberties activities in both New York City and Westchester County. He speaks frequently to citizen and community groups and regularly comments for local and national media.
Energy policy, renewable energy, conservation James M. Van Nostrand, J.D., Executive Director of the Energy and Climate Center Work: 914-422-4082, Cell: 914-830-8055, firstname.lastname@example.org Jamie Van Nostrand became Executive Director of the Energy and Climate Center in spring 2008 following a career in private practice as a partner in the Environmental and Natural Resources practice group in a large Northwest-based law firm, Perkins Coie LLP. In his 22-year career in private practice, Van Nostrand represented energy clients in state regulatory proceedings in eight western states, as well as proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. His practice emphasized electricity and gas regulation, utility mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications, and administrative law. Van Nostrand represented electric, natural gas and combination utilities in dozens of general rate cases, and developed a specialized practice in the state regulatory approval of mergers and acquisitions, having handled several multi-state merger approvals in both the energy and telecommunications industries. From his years in private practice, Mr. Van Nostrand has experience in all aspects of the regulatory process affecting electric and natural gas utilities, including resource acquisition, renewable energy, and the design and implementation of energy efficiency and conservation programs. Van Nostrand was recognized by the Energy Bar Association as its 2007 State Regulatory Practitioner of the Year, and has been included for the last several years (including 2008) of The Best Lawyers in America.
Environmental policy David N. Cassuto, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of Law Work: 914-422-4456, Cell: 518-929-2520, Home: 518-392-2318, email@example.com A former professor of English specializing in literature and the environment, Professor Cassuto has published and lectured widely on legal, literary, and environmental issues. He is also a frequent speaker on legal and cultural studies. Professor Cassuto teaches in the areas of property, professional responsibility, animal law, water law, international comparative law, and legal and environmental theory.
Foreign relations, war crimes, international disputes, international court of justice Alexander K.A. Greenawalt, J.D., Associate Professor of Law Work: 914-422-4092, firstname.lastname@example.org If under a new administration the US agrees to participate in a new international court of justice at The Hague, Greenawalt will be a sought after expert. Alexander (Sasha) Greenawalt is an expert in international law, specifically war crimes tribunals, the International Criminal Court, and international disputes. Trained in history at Princeton and Yale and in law at Columbia, he has worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and for human rights organizations in Bosnia, speaks Serbo-Croatian, and has written on related issues for the Columbia Law Review and the NYU Journal of International Politics. He joined the Pace faculty from the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where his practice focused on international disputes. At Pace, Professor Greenawalt teaches U.S. Foreign Relations Law, International Law, and Administrative Law. Greenawalt joined the Pace faculty in 2006 from the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP where his practice focused on international disputes. He was a teaching fellow at Columbia Law School in 2005 and was previously a clerk for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2000-01). He was quoted in the LA Times and elsewhere after Radovan Karadzic was extradited to the war crimes tribunal at The Hague.
Immigration justice, domestic violence, women’s health issues, medical ethics Vanessa Merton, J.D., Professor of Law and Faculty Supervisor of the Immigration Justice Clinic; Work: 914-422-4333, email@example.com Vanessa Merton is a professor of law and faculty supervisor of the Immigration Justice Clinic at Pace Law School. She developed the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Clinic in conjunction with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She has lectured and published extensively on issues of biomedical and legal ethics and on health issues of importance to women, including domestic violence, the exclusion of women subjects from medical research, and the phenomenon of female genital mutilation. She is founding chair of the Institutional Review Board of the Community Research Initiative of New York, one of the first centers for community-based biomedical research on AIDS, and the first Associate for Law at the Hastings Center Institute for Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences. She received six national and state public interest practice awards for creating a disaster legal assistance program for victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks and for her unwavering dedication to public service. She has appeared several times in regional media for her expertise regarding immigration justice.
International human rights, racial and ethnic profiling, death penalty Thomas McDonnell, J.D., Professor of Law, Faculty Chairperson of the Criminal Law/Legal Writing Program Work: 914-422-4381, Cell: 914-489-0406, firstname.lastname@example.org Thomas McDonnell’s expertise in international human rights law covers a range of vital global issues including racial and ethnic profiling, kidnapping and renditions, and the death penalty. His articles on lawyering, legal research, and international human rights law have appeared in numerous publications including the National Law Journal and the Journal of Legal Education.
Special education Dianne Zager, Ph.D., Michael C. Koffler Professor in Autism, School of Education Work: 212-346-1885 or 212-346-1746, email@example.com Dianne Zager directs the Center for Teaching and Research in Autism (TARA) and the TARA Advanced Certification Program. She also coordinates the Special Education Teacher Preparation Program at Pace University’s NYC campus. Zager is a pioneer in the field of autism and has lectured across the United States in the areas of autism and developmental disabilities. A nationally recognized leader in the field of special education, Zager co-founded the journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. The third edition of her edited textbook, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education and Treatment was published in 2005. She has served as president of the Northeastern Educational Research Association and the New York State Federation of Chapters of the Council for Exceptional Children. She has been quoted widely in media regarding autism, including a recent feature on the autism inclusion class on WNBC-TV.
Supreme Court nominations, government ethics, white collar crime Bennett L. Gershman, J.D., James D. Hopkins Chair and Professor of Law Work: 914-422-4255, Home: 914-946-7958, firstname.lastname@example.org Bennett Gershman is a leading expert on white collar crime. The author of numerous articles as well as two books on prosecutorial and judicial ethics, he is a former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and served for four years with the Special New York State Prosecutor investigating corruption in the judicial system. He received his J.D. from New York University and his B.A. from Princeton University. Bennett L. Gershman is a leading authority on courtroom and government ethics.
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Pace experts are able to comment on the presidential election on topics such as: Youth perspectives, Race, Voting, Voting rights and vote count problems, International affairs, New York State politics, Financial crisis and the election, Gender issues and politics, News coverage of the war, Impact of media on emotions, Social networking and politics, Economic conditions and the impact of white-collar crime, Computer infatuation and the housing fallout, Terrorism, Policing, Environmental and energy policy, International Court of Justice, Immigration, Health policy, Autism and special education, Bioethics, Supreme Court nominations.