Carol Edler Baumann
Director Emerita, Institute of World Affairs
Carol Edler Baumann is Director Emerita of the Institute of World Affairs and Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she served for thirty-five years. From 1979 to 1982 she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the US State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. She was also a member of the President’s Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies from 1978 to 1979. In 1968 she ran for Congress as the Democratic candidate from the 9th Congressional district.
Dr. Baumann serves or has served on such national boards as the Foreign Policy Association, UNA-USA, the National Council of World Affairs Organizations, the Atlantic Council of the US, the Middle East Policy Council, and is a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She currently also serves on the board of the Institute of World Affairs at UWM and has been a member of the Governor’s Commission on the United Nations since as early as 1964 (64-79, 82-89, 04-present). Dr. Baumann has written several books and articles dealing with European affairs and trans-Atlantic relations. She also wrote “The Diplomatic Kidnappings” which was one of the earliest studies of international terrorism.
Having earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Baumann was then awarded a Marshall Scholarship to attend the London School of Economics and Political Science where she received her Ph.D. in 1957.