Speakers at ReThinking Global Security
are researchers and practitioners from
diverse fields, including international relations, history, film studies,
literature, economics, diplomacy, information technology, visual arts, and women
Luisela Alvaray is Professor in the Film Department of the Arts School at Universidad Central de Venezuela. She is author of Las versiones filmicas: Los discursos que se miran, and A la luz del projectors: itinerario de una espectadora.
Robert J. Beck
is Director of Academic Technology at UWM's Center for International
Education and Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science. Among
his published works are International Law and the Rise of Nations,
International Rules, International Law and
the Use of Force, and The Grenada Invasion. He has
also published articles in such journals as International Security,
the Review of International Studies, and the International Journal of Refugee Law.
Marcus Bullock is Professor in UWM's Department of English. He is co-editor of Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume I, 1913-26 and author of The Violent Eve: Ernst Junger's Visions and Revisions on the European Right and Romanticism and Marxism: The Philosophical Development of Literary Theory and Literary History. His Teaching Areas include 18th- to 20th-century European Literature and the Frankfurt School.
Nick Drager is Coordinator in the Strategy Unit in the Office of the
Director General of the World Health Organisation. He has extensive
experience working with senior government officials in developing countries
worldwide and their major development partners in: sector analysis, health
policy development, strategic planning and resource allocation decisions.
His current work focuses on emerging global public health issues related to
globalization and trade.
Handelman is Professor and Chair in the Political Science Department
of UWM. Among his books are The Challenge of Third World
Development and Mexican Politics: The Dynamics of Change.
Professor of Government and International Studies and Senior Fellow and
Director of Policy Studies at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International
Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Lopez's research interests
focus primarily on the problems of state violence and coercion, especially
economic sanctions, and gross violations of human rights. With Michael
Stohl, he has been editor and contributor to five books on repression and
state terror, most notably, Government Violence and Repression: An Agenda
for Research. Working with David Cortright since 1992, he has written
more than twenty articles and book chapters, as well as five books, on
is Director of Overseas Programs and Partnerships in UWM's Center for
International Education. Terry received his law degree from St. Johnís
University and worked for over five years as a criminal defense attorney for
the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York. For three years he lived and
worked as a human rights attorney in Chile investigating and documenting the
disappeared and executed for the Commission of Truth and Reconciliation.
Upon his return to the United States in 1991, he worked for six years as a
policy analyst and director of a public policy office in Washington, D.C.
His research interests are in human rights, rule of law, conflict resolution
and development of civil societies.
Petro is Professor of English and Film Studies and Director of the
Center for International Education at UWM. She is author of Aftershocks
of the New: Feminism and Film History, Joyless Streets: Women and
Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany, editor of
Fugitive Images: From Photography to Video, and co-editor of
Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights and Global Cities:
Cinema, Architecture, and Urbanism in a Digital Age.
Robert Ricigliano is Director of UWM's Peace Studies Program and Adjunct Professor in UWM's Communication Department. He is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Applied Conflict Resolution Organizations Network (ACRON). The author of The Chaordic Peace Process. Facing Ethnic Conflicts: Toward a New Realism, Rob received his law degree from Harvard. His research focuses on integrated approaches to peacebuilding, peace processes, and facilitation and complex public disputes.
Kristin Ruggiero is Associate
Professor of History and Director of the Center for Latin American and
Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an Associate
Director of the Center for International Education. Her book, Modernity
in the Flesh: Medicine, Law and Society in Turn-of-the-Century Argentina,
is forthcoming from Stanford University Press in fall of 2003. Research for
this work was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the
National Science Foundation.