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Last Updated: 7/18/11



Raymond Baker, senior fellow, director, Global Financial Integrity: Baker is a senior fellow and director of Global Financial Integrity, researching and writing on the linkages between corruption, money laundering and poverty. From 1996 to 1999 he was a Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution, undertaking a Program entitled, "Flight Capital, Poverty and Free-Market Economics," following receipt of a grant for research and writing from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He traveled to 23 countries to interview 335 central bankers, commercial bankers, government officials, economists, lawyers, tax collectors, security officers and sociologists on the relationships between bribery, commercial tax evasion, money laundering and economic growth. [more...]


Nicole Ball, senior fellow: Along with her position with CIP, Ball is also a senior visiting senior research fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ('Clingendael Institute') in The Hague. Ball has previously held positions at the Overseas Development Council, the National Security Archive in Washington, DC, the Swedish Institute for International Affairs in Stockholm and the University of Sussex in the UK. She has conducted research on a broad range of issues relating to security and development, including the economics of security; democratic governance of the security sector; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants; the international development community's role in assisting countries to recover from violent conflict and reform their security sectors. Her current work is focused on strengthening democratic security sector governance and on assessing the impact of funding mechanisms in fragile and conflict-affected states. [publications...]


Michael Barnes, senior fellow: Former U.S. Congressman Mike Barnes (D.MD-8) served in the House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987. He was a member of the Leadership, serving as Assistant Majority Whip, and served on the Foreign Affairs, Budget, Judiciary and District of Columbia Committees. He chaired the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Metropolitan Affairs Subcommittee of the DC Committee. He was a member of the Subcommittees on Europe and the Middle East and Asia and Pacific Affairs of the Foreign Affairs Committee. President Reagan appointed him to serve on the Kissinger Commission on Central America and the President's Commission on Drunk Driving. Subsequent to his congressional service he has practiced law and served as President of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Chair of the Center for National Policy, Chair of the US-Panama Business Council, Co-Chair of the US Committee for the United Nations Development Program, Chair of the Governor's Commission on Growth in the Chesapeake Bay Region (the "2020 Commission"), and a member of the boards of directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, University of Maryland Foundation, Center for International Policy, Public Voice, Overseas Development Council, US Association of Former Members of Congress, US Committee for UNICEF, WGL Holdings, Inc and its subsidiary Washington Gas Light Company. He is on the National Advisory Boards of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the United Nations Association. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, and Inter-American Dialogue. His current work as a Senior Fellow is focused on international and domestic politics and policy.


Tom Barry, senior policy analyst, TransBorder Project: As senior policy analyst and director of CIP's TransBorder Project, Barry specializes in immigration policy, homeland security, border security, and the outsourcing of national security. He co-founded the International Relations Center (IRC), and joined CIP in 2007. He has authored or co-authored more than twenty books on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, food aid, the United Nations, free trade and U.S. foreign policy. These include The Great Divide: Challenge of U.S.-Mexico Relations in the 1990s (Grove Press), Feeding the Crisis: U.S. Food Aid and Farm Policy in Central America (University of Nebraska), The Next Fifty Years: The United Nations and the United States, and the award-winning Zapata’s Revenge: Free Trade and the Farm Crisis in Mexico (South End Press). He has also edited volumes on foreign policy such as Global Focus: U.S. Foreign policy at the Turn of the Millennium (St. Martin’s Press). He writes for CIP's Americas Program, and blogs at:

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Patrick Benson, office manager, Global Financial Integrity: Prior to joining GFI, Patrick worked as an ESL teacher at the Lycée Hotelier de Marseille, a Culinary and Tourism school, located in Marseille, France. Patrick graduated from the Madrid Campus of Saint Louis University in Spain in 2010 with a degree (B.S.) in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish Literature and Philology.


Harry Blaney, senior fellow: Blaney brings over thirty years of experience in international affairs to CIP and has held senior positions in the federal government, policy research, and non-profit organizations. His experience includes the White House, State Department, foreign affairs think tanks, and U.S. diplomatic posts abroad. Currently, he is president and chief executive of the Coalition for American Leadership Abroad (COLEAD), an organization of some 50 non-profit foreign affairs groups supporting U.S. engagement in world affairs. An American diplomat for over 20 years, Blaney was a member of the Policy Planning Staff of Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Cyrus Vance. Blaney holds degrees from Allegheny College (B.A.) and Yale University (M.A.) and he conducted graduate work and research at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Landrum Bolling, senior fellow: He is the Director at large at Mercy Corps International. He has served as President and Rector at The Ecumenical Institute in Tantur Jerusalem from 1983-1988, a research professor at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown Univeristy's School of Foreign Service (1978-1981). He was the Chairman and Ceo of The Council on Foundations, President of the Lilly Endowment, and President of Earlham College in Indiana. He was also a foreign correspondent during and after World War II in Europe.


Sarah Bracht, outreach coordinator, Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development, Global Financial Integrity:Prior to joining GFI, Sarah worked as a legal assistant at BuckleySandler LLP, a financial services law firm located in Washington, D.C. Sarah graduated from the University of Dayton in 2006 with a B.A. in International Studies and French Language. As an undergraduate student, she conceived and coordinated a month-long international exposition to promote the exchange of cultural experiences and to advance study abroad opportunities. The program has since been turned into an annual event hosted by the University's Center for International Programs.


Tom Cardamone, managing director, Global Financial Integrity: Tom Cardamone brings 18 years of experience working for non-profit public policy organizations, primarily in the non-proliferation field, to CIP. His career includes a background as an analyst, Project Director and Executive Director for, and a consultant to, non-profit groups. For the three years prior to joining CIP Cardamone provided consulting services to NGOs in the areas of strategic organizational and program planning, development and web site content. From 2000 to 2003 Cardamone was Executive Director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, a Washington, D.C.-based arms control group. As a Project Director for the Center from 1993 – 2000, Cardamone developed and implemented the core components of an educational project on the economic, security and human rights implications of excessive military equipment sales to developing nations. [more...]


Laura Carlsen, director, Americas Project: Laura Carlsen holds a B.A. in Social Thought and Institutions from Stanford University and a Masters degree in Latin American Studies, also from Stanford. In 1986 she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study the impact of the Mexican economic crisis on women and has lived in Mexico City since then. She has published numerous articles and chapters on social, economic and political aspects of Mexico and recently co-edited Confronting Globalization: Economic integration and popular resistance in Mexico, and co-authored El Café en Mexico, centroamerica y el caribe: Una salida sustentable a la crisis. Before joining the Americas Project, Carlsen was a correspondent for Latin Trade magazine, editor of Business Mexico, freelance writer and researcher. As program director, she is responsible for writing, assigning and editing materials; representing the organization in public forums; seeking out and maintaining collaborative relationships; and administering the Mexico City office and staff.


Christine Clough, coordinator for the Task Force on Financial Integrity & Economic Development, Global Financial Integrity: Prior to joining GFI, Christine was employed most recently at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, working with Congress, Federal agencies, and the White House to advocate for the needs and critical role of small business in the U.S. economy. Christine also has experience working on terrorism and homeland security at think-tanks in Washington, DC.

Christine graduated from Connecticut College in 2006 with a degree in Economics and International Relations. She is currently enrolled in the Security Studies Program in the School for Foreign Service at Georgetown University working on a master’s degree.


W. Frick Curry, senior associate, development: Curry is a retired college professor and long-time political activist. He works part-time at CIP in all aspects of fundraising, development and information technology.


Monique Perry Danziger, communications director, Global Financial Integrity: With 9 years of communications and legislative work in Washington, DC under her belt, Monique is a seasoned media relations and policy expert as well as loyal DC resident. Before joining Global Financial Integrity, Monique did communications and government relations work for the Alliance to Save Energy, Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Environmental Trust.Monique graduated from Drew University, Madison NJ, with a BA in English and Political Science.  She hails from Bucks Country, PA. 


Bill Goodfellow, executive director: William Goodfellow was one of the founders of the Center for International Policy in 1975 and has been its executive director since 1985. Goodfellow oversees fundraising, program development and the day-to-day operations of the Center. During the late 1970s, Goodfellow and his colleagues at the Center successfully lobbied for legislation that requires the executive branch to consider a country’s human rights record before providing economic and military aid.
In the 1980s, Goodfellow promoted negotiations to end the civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. He worked closely with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias and championed the Arias/Contadora peace process in the United States. He attended every Central American summit meeting and spoke and published articles about the peace process, which silenced the guns in Central America and earned President Arias the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987. From 1972 to 1975, Goodfellow was an associate with the Indochina Resource Center, a Washington-based non-profit that provided the anti-war movement with academic research about Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.


Clark Gascoigne, director of new media and communications associate, Global Financial Integrity: Gascoigne is the New Media Coordinator for the Global Financial Integrity Program. He comes to GFI from the College Democrats of America (CDA) where he most recently served as the National Communications Director – coordinating youth communications with Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee throughout the 2008 election cycle.  A founding member of CDA’s new media effort, Clark previously served as the organization’s National New Media Director, and has over 4 years of political and non-profit communications experience.  He is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.


Melvin A. Goodman, senior fellow and director of the Intelligence Reform Project: Goodman is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. He was division chief and senior analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency from 1976 to 1986. He was a senior analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, State Department from 1974 to 1976. He was an intelligence adviser to the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks in Vienna and Washington. He is co-author of The Wars of Edvard Shevardnadze (2nd edition, 2001), The Phantom Defense, America's Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion (2001); Bush League Diplomacy; How the Neoconservatives are Putting the World at Risk (2004); Failure of Intelligence: the Decline and Fall of the CIA (2008).


Selig S. Harrison, director, Asia Project: Co-author of Out of Afghanistan: The Inside Story of the Soviet Withdrawal (Oxford University Press, 1996) and five other books on India, Pakistan, China, Japan and Korea, including India: The Most Dangerous Decades and In Afghanistan's Shadow, a study of ethnic conflicts in Pakistan. Served as Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for twenty-two years and has specialized in South and East Asia for fifty years as a journalist and scholar. He served as South Asia correspondent for the Associated Press and South Asia and Northeast Asia bureau chief for The Washington Post. [more...]

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William D. Hartung, director, Arms and Security Project: He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008). His previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. From July 2007 through March 2011, Mr. Hartung was the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He also worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. Bill Hartung’s articles on security issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the World Policy Journal. He has been a featured expert on national security issues on CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, the Lehrer Newshour, CNN, Fox News, and scores of local, regional, and international radio outlets. He blogs for the Huffington Post and TPM Café. Post.

  Matthew Hoh

Matthew Hoh, senior fellow, director, Afghanistan Study Group: Matthew Hoh is the Director of the Afghanistan Study Group, a network of foreign and public policy experts and professionals advocating for a change in US strategy in Afghanistan. A former State Department official, Matthew resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan over US strategic policy and goals in Afghanistan in September 2009. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Matthew served in Iraq; first in 2004-5 in Salah ad Din Province with a State Department reconstruction and governance team and then in 2006-7 in Anbar Province as a Marine Corps company commander. When not deployed, Matthew worked on Afghanistan and Iraq policy and operations issues at the Pentagon and State Department from 2002-8. Matthew’s writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post and his resignation letter has been cited as an Essential Document by the Council on Foreign Relations. Matthew was recently named the 2010 Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling.

  Glenn Hurowitz

Glenn Hurowitz, senior fellow: In addition to his position as a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, Glenn is the Director of the Tropical Forest & Climate Coalition. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times, The American Prospect, and many other publications. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Fear and Courage in the Democratic Party and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, CBS, NPR, Air America, and many other national media outlets. Glenn is the winner of the Suisman Reporting Prize and the Frank M. Patterson Prize in Political Science. A graduate of the Green Corps environmental organizing fellowship, he has held senior positions in the national environmental movement and is a veteran of many election campaigns.

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Drew Ann Jubert, comptroller: Drew comes to the Center for International Policy with over twenty years of non profit financial, human resource and administrative experience. Her most recent position was as director of finance and administration at the Atlantic Council of the US. Drew holds a bachelor's degree in economics and management from Sweet Briar College.

  Dev Kar, lead economist, Global Financial Integrity: Prior to joining the CIP, Dev was a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC. During a career spanning nearly 32 years at the IMF, Dev worked on a wide variety of macroeconomic and statistical issues, both at IMF headquarters and on different types of IMF missions to member countries (technical assistance, Article IV Consultations with member countries, and Use of IMF Resources). Dev has a Ph.D. in Economics from the George Washington University (Major: Monetary Economics), a M. Phil (Economics), also from the same university (Major: International Economics) and a M.S. (Computer Science) from Howard University (Major: Database Management Systems). His undergraduate degree in Physics is from St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta, India. Dev has published a number of articles on macroeconomic and statistical issues both inside and outside the IMF.


Heather Lowe, legal counsel and director of government affairs, Global Financial Integrity: Ms. Lowe brings international legislative experience and banking and finance law experience to her role, having worked as an aide to a British Member of the European Parliament in Brussels and as a banking and finance attorney at both Clifford Chance LLP in London and Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston. She is admitted to the Bar in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms Lowe is a graduate of Boston College Law School (J.D.) and The University of Chicago (A.B.). As part of her degree programs she also studied English, European and international law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and King’s College London.


Stephen Miles, coalition coordinator, Win Without War: Stephen Miles is the coalition coordinator for Win Without War, a diverse coalition of 40 member organizations formed in opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the underlying national security strategy that created them. Stephen is a veteran of campaign politics with a strong background in grassroots advocacy. Prior to joining Win Without War, Stephen worked in primarily in New Orleans working to elect Democratic candidates and advance progressive policies. He previously served as the Executive Director of the American Hellenic Council focused on advancing Greek American concerns through community-based advocacy. Stephen is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Tulane University with academic expertise in humanitarian interventions and Middle Eastern politics.


Paul Lubeck, senior fellow: Lubeck is a professor of political sociology, political economy and development studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also serves as Director of the Global Information Internship program and the Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies at the University. During Lubeck's service in the Peace Corps he served as a cooperative agent for the Ministry of Rural Development of the Niger Republic. He has conducted extensive research specializing in fieldwork in Muslim, in such regions as Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Mexico, and Malaysia. He has a number of publishing's that cover such topics as globalization, industrializing states, African businessmen, labor, Islamic social movements and regional development strategies.


Jim Mullins, senior fellow: Mullins is a retired businessman whose career was interspersed with stints of activism and leadership positions in the civil rights movement, opposition to the Vietnam War, Amnesty International, the United Nations Association and the American Civil Liberties Union. He has traveled extensively in the Middle East, China, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe during the Communist era. Upon retirement, he opened a Miami office associated with the International Center for Development Policy and spearheaded a media program exposing the terrorist tactics impeding free speech in the Cuban American community. He shuttled back and forth to Central America advancing dialogue for peace. He brought Soviet "new thinkers" to speak at universities throughout Florida after participating in an exchange of foreign policy specialists between the Soviet Union and the U.S. He has been an associate of the Center for International Policy since 1992 and organized delegations of open minded Cuban American leaders to visit Washington to present diverse views and changes in American policy towards Cuba. Now living in Palm Beach County, he writes a biweekly op-ed column on foreign policy for the South Florida Sun Sentinel and lectures at Palm Beach Community College on international relations.

  Abigail Poe, deputy director and director, Latin America Security program: As deputy director, Abigail Poe oversees the day-to-day operations of CIP, manages external outreach and communications, and works with the executive director to develop and implement fundraising strategies for the organization. Poe also runs CIP's Latin America Security program, which monitors security and U.S. military assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean. She has worked at CIP since 2005 as both director of operations and special projects manager. She holds a Master's degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a BA in Environmental Studies and Policy from Bates College. Before coming to CIP, Poe spent two years in Quito, Ecuador, where she produced a news-commentary radio show, developed and managed an online, direct-to-consumer flower company and worked as a project developer for a local non-profit.

  Meredith Pierce, operations manager and new media coordinator: Before coming to CIP, Pierce worked at the Washington Office on Latin America as the Rights and Development Intern. She has a Bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis. As the office manager and intern coordinator at CIP, Pierce is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and oversees the internship program.


Wayne Smith, senior fellow and director, Cuba Project: Smith is a CIP Senior Fellow and directs the Cuba Program and is a contributor to the National Security Program. He is a visiting professor of Latin American studies and Director of the University of Havana exchange Program at Johns Hopkins University. He is a former Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. During his twenty-five years with the State Department (1957-82), he served as executive secretary of President Kennedy's Latin American Task Force and chief of mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana. In addition, he served in Argentina, Brazil and the Soviet Union. [more...]


Robert White, senior fellow, former president of CIP : During his twenty-five-year Foreign Service career, White specialized in Latin American affairs with a particular emphasis on Central America. Among the posts he held were Latin America Director of the Peace Corps, deputy permanent representative to the Organization of American States, ambassador to Paraguay and to El Salvador. After retiring from the Foreign Service in 1981, White served as a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Since joining the Center for International Policy as its president in 1989, he has presided at conferences and led delegations to several Latin American and Caribbean countries, published numerous studies of U.S. policy toward the region, and led an ongoing effort to reform U.S. intelligence agencies.

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