12:00 – 1:30pm
Social Ecology I, Room 306
Department of Political Science
Department of Government and Poltiics
University of Maryland
Transnational Organizations and Security in Threatening Environments
Department of Sociology
Paul Merage School of Business
About the Speakers
Deborah Avant is an adjunct fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy. Her research has been funded by the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Olin Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, among others. She serves on the editorial boards of several journals including the American Political Science Review, Security Studies and International Studies Quarterly as well as on the steering committee of the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation. She has chaired the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ISA) and served on several boards including the executive board of ISA, the executive board of Women in International Security (WIIS) and the board of visitors for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC).
Virginia Haufler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. She earned her B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. She is an expert in the fields of global governance, multinational corporations, international regulation and self-regulation, and corporate social responsibility. She has presented her work at numerous conferences and workshops, conducted interviews for radio and newspapers, and consulted for the United Nations and not-for-profit organizations.