Amb. Barbara K. Bodine, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen; Diplomat-in-Residence
Ambassador Bodine served as Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen from 1997 to 2001. She also served in Baghdad as Deputy Principal Officer during the Iran-Iraq War, Kuwait as Deputy Chief of Mission during the Iraqi invasion and occupation of 1990-1991, and again, seconded to the Department of Defense, in Iraq in 2003 as the senior State Department official and the first coalition coordinator for reconstruction in Baghdad and the Central governorates. In addition to assignments in the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Bodine was Associate Coordinator for Counterterrorism Operations and subsequently acting overall Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Dean of the School of Professional Studies at the Foreign Service Institute; and Director of East African Affairs and Senior Advisor for International Security Negotiations and Agreements in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
Joshua Bolten ’76, John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor; former Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush
Bolten served from April 2006 through January 2009 as White House Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush. He worked for eight years in the White House under Bush, beginning in January 2001, as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy. In June 2003, Bolten joined the president's cabinet as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Bolten has had a long career in public service, beginning in 1985 when he served as counsel to the Senate Finance Committee. Bolten was the Executive Director for Legal and Government Affairs at Goldman Sachs in London from 1994 to 1999. He worked in the George H.W. Bush Administration as general counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative and as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs.
Sherman Boone, Assistant Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of International Affairs
Boone has policy planning and coordination responsibility for issues relating to the impact of SEC regulations on foreign securities markets and issuers, and for the Commission’s bilateral relations with foreign counterparts and activities in multilateral organizations such as IOSCO, the Financial Stability Board, IMF and OECD. Prior to joining the SEC in 2004, Boone served as Senior International Economist with the U.S. Treasury and Acting Deputy Director of the Office of International Banking and Securities Markets. In 1997-98, he was Director of International Economic Affairs with the National Security Council and National Economic Council at the White House. Boone’s previous Treasury Department experience included serving as staff director for the Committee on Hemispheric Financial Issues; monitoring Mexico’s financial markets and coordinating support package repayment issues; and working with the multilateral development banks in financial market and private sector development in emerging and transition economies.
Prof. Markus K. Brunnermeier, Edward S. Sanford Professor of Economics
Brunnermeier is a faculty member with Princeton’s Department of Economics and affiliated with Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance and the International Economics Section. He is also a research associate at The Center for Economic and Policy Research, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is a Sloan Research Fellow and the recipient of the Bernácer Prize granted for outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance. His research focuses on financial crisis, bubbles and significant mispricings due to institutional frictions, strategic considerations, and behavioral trading.
Nancy Cordes MPA *99, Congressional Correspondent, CBS News
Cordes joined CBS News in 2007 as CBS News Transportation and Consumer Safety Correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining CBS News, Cordes was an ABC News correspondent based in New York (2005-2007), where she reported for all ABC News broadcasts and covered many major news stories, including Hurricane Katrina, the war in Iraq and the 2004 election. Before that, she was a Washington-based correspondent for NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News (2003-2004). Prior to joining ABC News, Cordes was a reporter for WJLA-TV Washington, D.C., where she covered the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon, the 2000 Presidential race, the D.C.-area sniper attacks, and peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia.
Hon. Jon S. Corzine, Former Governor of New Jersey; former U.S. Senator; and former Chairman & CEO, Goldman Sachs
Amb. James I. Gadsden MCF *85, Former U.S. Ambassador to Iceland; Diplomat-in-Residence
James Gadsden served as U.S. Ambassador to Iceland from 2002-2005. He is currently a Diplomat-in-Residence at the Woodrow Wilson School, having served for over three decades in the U.S. Foreign Service, dealing extensively with European issues and transatlantic relations. Gadsden previously served as the Special Negotiator for Agricultural Biotechnology in the State Department's Bureau for Economic and Business Affairs. From 1997 to 2001, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, and from 1994 to 1997, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest. Gadsden's past assignments include service as Counselor for Economic Affairs in Paris; economic/political officer at the U.S. Mission to the European Communities in Brussels; and European Communities desk officer at the State Department.
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, (D-NJ)
Rep. Holt has represented Central New Jersey in Congress since 1999. He currently serves on the Committee on Education and Labor, the Committee on Natural Resources, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He is also the Chairman of the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel. Holt is co-chair of the Research and Development Caucus, and sits on Congressional caucuses concerning Children’s Environmental Health, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Biomedical Research, Internet, Community College, Farmland Protection, Human Rights, and a Women’s Right to Choose. Rep. Holt is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition and the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition and the House Democracy Assistance Commission (HDAC), which is comprised of 20 Members who help promote and support the development of democratic governments around the world.
Prof. G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics & International Affairs
Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School, and is co-faculty director of the Princeton Project on National Security. He is the author of “After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars” (Princeton, 2001), which won the 2002 Schroeder-Jervis Award presented by the American Political Science Association (APSA) for the best book in international history and politics. The book has been translated into Japanese, Italian and Chinese. Ikenberry has served as a member of an advisory group at the State Department and was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Henry Kissinger-Lawrence Summers commission on the Future of Transatlantic Relations.
Alan B. Krueger, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy & Chief Economist, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Bendheim Professor of Economics & Public Policy (on public service leave of absence)
Krueger is responsible for the review and analysis of both domestic and international economic issues and developments in the financial markets. Additionally, Krueger assists in the Secretary's role of Managing Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trusts, and in the development of microeconomic and macroeconomic policies. Krueger has held a joint appointment in the Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School since 1987. In 1994-1995 he served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the editorial board of Science.
U.S. Rep. Leonard J. Lance MPA *82, (R-NJ)
Congressman Leonard Lance was elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2008 to represent New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. He was sworn in on January 6, 2009 and was appointed to the House Financial Services Committee, where he works on a wide range of issues relating to the financial services sector and the American economy. Prior to coming to Congress, Lance served as a member of the New Jersey State Senate beginning in 2002, where he represented the 23rd Legislative District. He held the position of Minority Leader of the Senate from 2004 to 2008. Before his election to the State Senate Lance served in the New Jersey General Assembly for 11 years (1991-2002), where he chaired the Budget Committee.
Associate Dean Nolan McCarty, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics & Public Affairs
Nolan McCarty’s areas of interest include U.S. politics, democratic political institutions, and political methodology. He is the recipient of the Robert Eckles Swain National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution and the John M. Olin Fellowship in Political Economy. His most recent book, co-authored with Keith Poole of the University of California, San Diego, and Howard Rosenthal of New York University, “Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches,” is an analysis of how the increasing polarization of American politics has been accompanied and accelerated by greater income inequality, rising immigration, and other social and economic changes.
Col. Michael J. Meese MPA *90, Ph.D. *00, Professor/Department Head, U.S. Military Academy
Colonel Meese is a Professor, USMA, and Head of the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. From June to September 2007, he worked as a senior advisor to the Commander of Multinational Force-Iraq as the chief of his Initiatives Group to assist in General Petraeus's assessment, recommendations, and testimony concerning Iraq. From January-March 2007, he assisted with the development of Iraq campaign plan, concentrating on economic and political issues. In 2005, Meese was Executive Director of the Secretary of the Army's Transition Team. From 2003-2004, he was assigned as the United States Military Academy Fellow at the National War College where he taught National Strategy, Military Policy, and Bureaucratic Politics courses. He was deployed in 2003 as special advisor on political, economic, and military issues for Petraeus, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in Mosul, Iraq. From January to July 2002 he served as Executive Officer to the Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations) in Bosnia-Herzegovina conducting peacekeeping and counterterrorism operations.
Loretta J. Mester *85, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Loretta Mester joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in 1985. As director of research, serves as the Bank president's chief economic advisor and heads a staff of economists and analysts who conduct research on macroeconomics, banking, payments, finance, and the regional economy. In addition, she oversees the Bank's Payment Cards Center, which conducts research on consumer finance and payments, and the Bank's Financial Statistics Department, which collects data and reports from financial institutions. Mester is also an adjunct professor of finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Fellow in the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. She has taught in the undergraduate and MBA programs of the Finance Department at Wharton and in the Ph.D. program of the Finance Department at New York University. Mester's research interests include the organizational structure and production efficiency of financial institutions, the theory of financial intermediation, and agency problems and regulatory issues in banking.
Christina H. Paxson, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School; Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics & Public Affairs
In 2000 Paxson founded the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), an interdisciplinary health research center at the Woodrow Wilson School. During her time as director of CHW, the center started undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in health and health policy, and took on the leadership of the University’s Health Grand Challenges program. Paxson is a Senior Editor of The Future of Children; a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where she is a member of the programs on Aging, Health, and Children; and a Research Associate of Princeton’s Office of Population Research. Her research is on health, economic development and public policy, with a current focus on economic status and health outcomes over the life course in both developed and developing countries.
Robert C. Pozen, Chairman, MFS Investment Management; Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Robert Pozen is Chairman of MFS Investment Management®, which manages over $200 billion in assets for over five million investors worldwide. During 2002 and 2003, he was the John Olin Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, teaching interdisciplinary courses on corporate governance and financial institutions. He also serves as a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School. In late 2001 and 2002, Pozen served on President Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security. In 2003, he was Secretary of Economic Affairs for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
Uwe E. Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy; Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on health care economics, Reinhardt has been a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences since 1978. He is a past president of the Association of Health Services Research. From 1986 to 1995 he served as a commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Committee, established in 1986 by Congress to advise it on issues related to the payment of physicians. He is a senior associate of the Judge Institute for Management of Cambridge University, UK, and a trustee of Duke University, and the Duke University Health System. Reinhardt is or was a member of numerous editorial boards, among them the Journal of Health Economics, the Milbank Memorial Quarterly, Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow & Director, Greater Washington Research, The Brookings Institution; former Director, Congressional Budget Office
Alice Rivlin is a Visiting Professor at the Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. She is the Co-Director of the Greater Washington Research Program at Brookings. Rivlin served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board from 1996 to 1999. She was Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 1994 to 1996, and Deputy Director from 1993 to 1994. Rivlin was the founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office (1975-1983) and director of the Economic Studies Program at Brookings (1983-1987). She also served at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (1968-69).
Christina Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers
Romer was appointed Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in January 2009. Prior to her nomination, she was co-director of the Program in Monetary Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research and served as Vice President of the American Economic Association, where she was also a member of the executive committee. Romer was the Class of 1957-Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California Berkeley. Before teaching at Berkeley, she taught economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School from 1985-1988. Romer is known for her research on the causes and recovery of the Great Depression, and on the role that fiscal and monetary policy played in the country’s economic recovery.