1986 - Ph.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
1961 - B.A., Goucher College
My teaching is focused on international relations and environmental politics, two multi-disciplinary courses of study at the college. On occasion, I offer a summer study course on European politics, conducted on site in France.
From 2005-2011, I served as coordinator for the NHIOP Thomas J. Dodd Research Center for the Study of International Affairs and Law. Off campus, I am a principal founder and president of the Triglav Circle, an international group of scholars, professionals, and public officials located in the U.S. and Europe, focused on the ethical and spiritual dimensions of contemporary political and economic life. The circle is a non-governmental organization with special consultative status in the UN Economic and Social Council.
Born in Englewood, New Jersey into a military family, I traveled much of my early life, living abroad and attending high schools in Japan and Germany. After receiving my B.A. from Goucher College, I attended the University of Oslo in Norway as a Fulbright Scholar; and thereafter the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where I obtained my M.A. and Ph.D.
My first position was as an economic affairs officer in the United Nations and served the organization in a number of different positions in New York and Geneva, Switzerland. I continue to maintain contacts with this organization and bring students to New York City for field study at the UN headquarters. With the recognition of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, I have since written about the United Nations.
Research and Publications
I am the author of International Advertising Handbook, A User's Guide to Rules and Regulations, a conflicts of law study covering countries in all the regions of the world. I am co-editor of and contributor to People and Their Planet: Searching for Balance. I also edited and contributed to Candles in the Dark: A New Spirit for a Plural World: the book was launched with ceremony at the United Nations.
My current research focuses on the values of art to politics. My most recent article, "Art and International Relations" was published this year in the International Studies Association Compendium, by Blackwell Publishers.
I am married to a French national and live a good part of the year in France. I have three grown daughters: two are international lawyers and one a college professor.