School of International Service
- Dr. Clarence Lusane is the program director for Comparative and Regional Studies. He teaches courses in comparative race relations, modern social movements, comparative politics of the Americas and Europe and jazz and international relations. He is a national columnist for the Black Voices syndicated news network, and has published his writings in national publications and presented them at leading American and international universities and in the international media. He is the Co-Chair of U.S. Civil Society Committee of the Brazil-U.S. Joint Action Plan for the Elimination of Racism, a government-to-government project to address the issue of racism in Brazil. He is also the Co-Chair of the TransAfrica Forum Scholars Council, and a long-standing board member of the Institute of Policy Studies. Dr. Lusane's latest book is The Black History of the White House (City Lights Books 2010).
DegreesPhD, Howard University
- SIS - School of International Service
- SIS - 335 A
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Professor Lusane's current research interests are in international race politics, human rights, and electoral politics. He teaches courses in comparative race relations; modern social movements; comparative politics of African, the Caribbean and Europe; black political theory and political behavior; international drug politics; and jazz and international relations. He is currently conducting research on the intersection of jazz and international relations. This work examines how jazz has been politically and ideologically appropriated by a wide range of social groups in the international community.
- The Black Scholar
- Race and Class
- Washington Post
- Miami Herald
- Baltimore Sun
- Oakland Tribune
- The Black History of the White House, 2011.
- Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice: Foreign Policy, Race, and the New American Century, 2006.
- Hitler's Black Victims: The Experiences of Afro-Germans, Africans, Afro-Europeans and African Americans During the Nazi Era, 2002.
- Race in the Global Era: African Americans at the Millennium, 1997.
- No Easy Victories: A History of Black Elected Officials, 1997.
- African Americans at the Crossroads: The Restructuring of Black Leadership and the 1992 Elections, 1994.
- The Struggle for Equal Education, 1992.
- Pipe Dream Blues: Racism and the War on Drugs, 1991.
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