North America Experts

Medical Writer and 'The Doctor's World' Columnist, New York Times; Clinical Professor of Medicine, New York University
My professional life has combined two personal interests – medicine and journalism. As the first physician to work full time for a daily newspaper, beginning in 1969, I have ventured into some novel areas of journalism, like covering the personal health of political leaders.Stories about Sen. Thomas Eagleton's history of hospitalizations and electro-shock therapy for repeated episodes of...
Professor of Politics and Public Policy, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Robert Asselin is the Associate Director of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He served as Advisor and Speechwriter to the Prime Minister of Canada and to the Leader of the Official Opposition. Robert is also on the Advisory Board of Canada 2020, a progressive think tank based in Ottawa. He lectures in Canadian Politics, public policy, democratic...
Ph.D. Candidate, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Mary Barton is a doctoral candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. Her research examines early terrorism and counter-terrorism from a transnational perspective.
Associate Professor of Anthropology, George Mason University
Professor Bickford received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Rutgers University in 2002. From 2002-2004, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. His research focuses on war, militarization, the state, identity, memory, health, and technology in Germany and the United States. Dr. Bickford is the author of Fallen Elites: The Military Other in Po...
 EducationM.A., International Relations, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1986; A.B., Bowdoin College, 1979; Diplôme de Hautes Études de Lettres et Civilisation, Centre international d'études françaises, Université de Nice (France), 1983SubjectsCanada, NAFTA,U.S.-Canada Relations,U.S.-Canada RelationsHonorsCertificate of Merit, International Council f...
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Chair of the International Migration section of the American Sociological Association
Former United States Secretary of Commerce
National Invasive Species Council, assistant director for prevention and budgetary coordination
assistant secretary, Regulatory Cooperation Council Secretariat, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

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