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Accomplishments: September 9


Richard Bennett, SPA: awarded a plaque for "recognition for exceptional performance and dedication to the Antiterrorist Assistance Program," by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State, May.

David Lublin, SPA: was elected to the Town Council of the Town of Chevy Chase, May.


Gordon Adams, SIS: "Rebalancing and Integrating the National Security Toolkit, testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing titled "Implementing Smart Power: An Agenda for National Security Reform," April.

Kathe Hicks Albrecht, curator, visual resources, CAS: developed and chaired "The VR Curator and the Art Historian Partnership: Legacy Collections in University Databanks," at the College Art Association annual conference, Dallas, February.

Jack Child, language and foreign studies, CAS: lectured on the 1982 Falklands-Malvinas War to a Spanish IV class, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, May.

Robert Marshak, SPA: delivered three lectures and a faculty research workshop on topics related to organizational discourse and strategic change, during a visiting fellowship sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K., May.

Colman McCarthy, SIS: "Animal Rights and Human Wrongs," National Conference on Organized Resistance, American University, March.

David Rosenbloom, SPA: "Is Public Administration Dead?" Department of Political Science, Kansas State University, April.

Emilio Viano, SPA: presented a series of lectures on the 2008 presidential campaign in Buenos Aires at the invitation of the Center for North American Studies, Universidad del Salvador, May.

Brian Yates, psychology, CAS: "Measuring and Improving Cost-effectiveness and Cost-benefit in Psychological Services," second biannual meeting of the Romanian National Psychological Association, Timisoara, Romania.

Published Works

Naomi Baron, language and foreign studies, CAS: wrote the "Linguistics" section for Blackwell's International Encyclopedia of Communication, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association, April.

Erran Carmel, Kogod: coauthored with William McHenry, "Potential Threats of Offshoring Software R&D: An Analysis of U.S.-Based Firms that Use 'Common Criteria' Certification," in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, vol 5, issue 1, article 6.

Caren Goldberg, Kogod: coauthored with D. Allen, "Black and White and Read All Over: Race Differences in Reactions to Recruitment Web Sites," in Human Resource Management, 47, 2008.

Eric Lohr, history, CAS; and Tazreena Sajjad, PhD student: "Human Rights and Human Insecurity: The Contributions of U.S. Counterterrorism," Journal of Human Rights, vol 7, no 1, January-March 2008.

Julie Mertus, SIS: "The Rejection of Human Rights Framings: The Case of LGBT Advocacy in the U.S.," in Human Rights Quarterly, November 2007.

Don Williamson, Kogod: his article entitled "Are the Proposed Timely Mailing/Timely Filing Regulations Timely?" was cited by the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit as authority for its decision in Philadelphia Trade Association vs IRS, which dealt with whether certain refund claims were filed within the statute of limitations.

Andrew Yarrow, history, CAS: "Making tax day less painful," op-ed, Washington Times, March.


Peter Chinloy, Kogod: interviewed for the article "Top 5 Cities Surviving the Housing Bust," in Smart Money, May.

Camille Franklin, Career Center: appeared on WRC-TV's Friday Finds segment to discuss AU's networking tools as well as other online career networking tools, May.

Curtis Gans, director, Center for the Study of the American Electorate: quoted in the article "Will Exams Cost Obama Student Votes," Wall Street Journal, May.

Neil Kerwin, president: interviewed for the article "Fighting for the Right to the Rules," in the Washington Post, May.

Clovis Maksoud, SIS: interviewed by the Associated Press regarding the request by the European Union, Russia, the United Nations, and the United States to end West Bank settlement activity in order to maintain the peace process with Palestine, May.

Robert Pastor, SIS: interviewed for the article "Stores Hint at Change Under New Castro," in the New York Times, May.

Judith Shapiro, SIS; debated the Democratic Party's primary process on Voice of America television's China Branch, April.

James Thurber, director, CCPS, and SPA: quoted in the article "Clinton's West Virginia Win Won't Cut Obama's Lead," in, May.