Dr. Alasdair Roberts
Roberts is director and professor at the School of Public Policy. He writes extensively on problems of governance, law, and public policy. His most recent book, Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century (Cornell University Press) received the 2021 Book Award from the American Society for Public Administration's Section on Public Administration Research. Roberts is also the author of Can Government Do Anything Right? (Polity Books, 2018), Four Crises of American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2017), The End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent, (Cornell University Press, 2013), America’s First Great Depression (Cornell University Press, 2012), The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Architecture of Government (Oxford University Press, 2010), The Collapse of Fortress Bush: The Crisis of Authority in American Government (New York University Press, 2008), and Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age, (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Blacked Out received the Brownlow Book Award from the US National Academy of Public Administration and three other academic book awards. The Logic of Capitalism received an honorable mention from the Best Book award committee of the American Society of Public Administration’s Section on Public Administration Research. Roberts has also won several awards for his journal articles. Roberts was elected as a fellow of the US National Academy of Public Administration in 2007. From 2009 to 2017, he was co-editor of the journal Governance. He serves on the editorial boards of several other journals in the field of public administration. He has a PhD in public policy and a master's of public policy from Harvard University and a JD from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Carolyn Dudek
Carolyn M. Dudek is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and director of the European Studies program at Hofstra University. She specializes in comparative politics with regional focuses in Europe and Latin America. She is the author of EU Accession and Spanish Regional Development: Winners and Losers. In addition, she has published several articles and book chapters on trans-Atlantic agricultural trade and regulatory disparities, Spanish politics, regional nationalism in Europe, European Union regional development policy, EU-Latin American relations, the immigration crisis in Europe, and the rise of the far right. She is also a regular editorial contributor to La Razón, a national newspaper in Spain.
Dr. Dudek is a Buffalo (Kenmore) native and received her bachelors’ degree from Canisius College. She holds an MA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Spain and a Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowship to Argentina. She also served as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Her current research focuses on the EU Combatting Antisemitism Policy and she is the grant writer and primary coordinator for an EU ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet Module Programme recently awarded to Hofstra University, which focuses on EU anti-discrimination and hate crime policy. In spring 2021, she was named Mentor of the Year at Hofstra University.
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