Dr. Frederick B. Mills
Frederick B. Mills, Ph.D. is Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University. He earned his doctorate at American University (1985) in Philosophy. His research in philosophy includes the history of philosophy; ethics; phenomenology; political philosophy, theory of education; and philosophy of mind. His research in public policy includes U.S. immigration policy; U.S. foreign policy; Salvadoran history and culture; and business ethics. Dr. Mills has published a textbook in philosophy, a chapter for a NASW book on social policy, and articles in philosophy and on public policy issues. He has presented papers at professional association conferences on a variety of philosophical and public policy topics. He served as Editor of Humanities and Technology Review from 2007 to 2011 and now serves as Associate Editor. Dr. Mills currently serves on four boards: The Mind Project (Illinois State University); Association for Economic Development in El Salvador; The Center for Global Engagement (BSU); and The Humanities and Technology Association. He also serves as the president of the AAUP chapter of Bowie State University.
Dr. Sean Burges
Sean W. Burges holds a Ph.D. in Politics & International Studies from the University of Warwick, England. He is currently an Adjunct Professor with the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. His research interests focus on Brazilian foreign policy, inter-American affairs and emerging market countries (BRICs) in world affairs, with special reference to trade and foreign aid. He is the author of Brazilian Foreign Policy After the Cold War (University Press of Florida, 2009), and has published on Brazil, inter-American affairs and democratization in International Relations, Third World Quarterly, The Bulletin of Latin American Research, The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Canadian Foreign Policy, International Journal, and The Cambridge Review of International Affairs as well as in edited volumes with Johns Hopkins University Press and Palgrave Macmillan. His news and editorial contributions have been made to Swiss National Radio, the BBC World Service, The National Post, Miami Herald, Journal of Commerce, Financial Post, Washington Post, Washington Times, Maclean’s, Brazil Magazine, FOCAL Point and Military Review. Burges is currently working on the tension between the OECD member countries and BRIC countries in the new international economic and aid governance order as well as an extended research project on the state-business nexus in contemporary Brazilian development policy.
Chris McGillion is a senior lecturer in the School of Communication, and currently directs Journalism Studies, at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia. He is a former senior journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald.
He has written extensively on Latin America and U.S. foreign policy for a variety of newspapers, magazines and journals in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. He is the co-author of Unfinished Business: America and Cuba After the Cold War, 1989-2001 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002) and co-editor of Cuba, the United States, and the Post-Cold War World (University Press of Florida, 2005).
Dr. Morris Morley
Morris Morley is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. A specialist on United States-Latin American Relations, he is the author of Imperial State and Revolution: The United States and Cuba, 1952-1986 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987) and Washington, Somoza and the Sandinistas: State and Regime in U.S. Policy toward Nicaragua, 1969-1981 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994; and the co-author of U.S. Hegemony Under Siege: Class, Politics and Development in Latin America (London: Verso, 1990), Latin America in the Time of Cholera: Electoral Politics, Market Economics, and Permanent Crisis (New York: Routledge, 1992) and Unfinished Business: America and Cuba After the Cold War, 1989-2001 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002). Mr. Morley is the co-editor of Cuba, the United States and the Post-Cold War World: The International Dimensions of the Washington-Havana Relationship. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005
GeorgeAnn Potter is a US trained economic anthropologist who grew up in Bolivia and returned there over a dozen years ago to work with the social movements, especially women peasants in the Chapare and now nationally with the country-wide Co-Federation of Peasant Women “Bartolina Sisa.” She works closely with the Bartolina’s executive director and president. For the last five years George Ann has also led mostly US human rights groups to Bolivia in association with Global Exchange , the Taskforce on the Americas and independent groups for “Northerners” interested to know the true Bolivian reality. Every year George Ann also sponsors interns from around the world (US, Canada, Europe and even India) who likewise want to share their skills while learnng about Bolivian social movements.
Greg Grandin is currently a Professor of History at New York University. Dr. Grandin received his BA from Brooklyn College CUNY and his PhD in History from Yale University in 1999. His new book, Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, is currently a finalist for the National Book Award (winner announced on Nov 18th). He is also the author of The Blood of Guatemala (Duke, 2000), winner of the Latin American Studies Association’s Bryce Wood Book Award for the best book on Latin America; The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America in the Cold War (Chicago, 2004); Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism (Metropolitan, 2006).
Dr. Grandin is the co-editor of Human Rights and Revolutions (2007, with Marilyn Young, Jeffrey Wasserstron, and Lynn Hunt); Truth Commissions: State Terror, History, Memory (special issue of Radical History Review, (co-edited with Thomas Klubock, January 2007); A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War (with Gilbert Joseph, forthcoming from Duke University Press, 2011).
He has served on the United Nations Truth Commission for Guatemala, as a consultant and has published in Harper’s, The Nation, The London Review of Books, the Boston Review, the New York Times, as well as in numerous academic journals, including the Hispanic American Historical Review, the American Historical Review (“The Instruction of Great Catastrophe: Truth Commissions, State Formation, and National identity in Argentina, Chile, and Guatemala” and “Your Americanism and Mine: Americanism and Anti-Americanism in the Americas”).
He has most recently been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, Ryskamp Fellowship Program.
Dr. Grandin is currently working on two book projects: American Exceptionalisms, a history of US-Latin American relations as immanent critique, and a history of the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay in the early 1930s, tentatively titled War and Peace: Conflict and Diplomacy in the Making of the Americas.
Dr. Julie M. Feinsilver
Julie Feinsilver is currently an independent consultant and scholar. She has conducted research on Cuban medical diplomacy since 1979, although not continuously. Ms. Feinsilver is the author of the book, Healing the Masses: Cuban Health Politics At Home and Abroad (University of California Press, 1993), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on Cuba dealing with medical diplomacy, biotechnology, non-traditional exports, foreign relations, and the politics of health.
Ms. Feinsilver earned a Ph.D. in sociology at Yale University (1989) and taught Latin American politics and development, environment and development and international law courses at Oberlin College, Bard College, Colgate University and Wesleyan University.
After academia, she worked for the Pan American Health Organization in Research and Technological Development, where she wrote articles on biodiversity and biotechnology and was the scientific editor of and contributor to the book, Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Sustainable Development in Health and Agriculture: Emerging Connections (PAHO, 1996). She later worked as a consultant to both the President of the Osvaldo Cruz Foundation of the Ministry of Health of Brazil and to the Secretary of Science and Technology of Panama. Finally, Ms. Feinsilver spent the last 12 years of her non-academic career at the Inter-American Development Bank in a variety of positions. After leaving the IDB in late 2008, Ms. Feinsilver returned to academic research and writing, but also has continued to work on issues of public sector reform and management for results as an independent consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank.
Dr. Denise Stanley
Denise Stanley holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She previously received degrees from Occidental College, the London School of Economics and Oxford University. She has undertaken internship, missionary, and consulting assignments in the Dominican Republic and Central America for a variety of foundations and non-governmental organizations. Her masters thesis centers on group lending while the doctoral dissertation examines mariculture and non-traditional exports. She is currently employed as an Associate Professor of Economics at California State University-Fullerton, with a specialty in applied microeconomics. She regularly teaches on Latin American Economics. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Teaching and Research Award for the 2006-2007 period to assess the impact of immigrant remittances in the economies of the receiving communities.
Her research interests focus on remittances and migration in Central America, socio-economic and environmental impacts of export industries, basic needs achievement, and broader concerns of survey design and interpretation. Her publications have appeared in journals including the Journal of Development Economics, World Development, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Finance, Contemporary Economic Policy, Society and Natural Resources, and Grassroots Development.