Third Annual Rose Osborne Lecture

April 1, 2006
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 1501 IAB
Delivered by Dean Lisa Anderson
Co-sponsored by The Picker Center for Executive Education and the EMPA Forum
Lunch Served
RSVP: Picker Center for Executive Education,

Information about this year’s speaker: Dean Lisa Anderson

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Lisa Anderson the sixth dean to lead the School of International and Public Affairs, established in 1946. She has been on the faculty of Columbia since 1986 and, just prior to her appointment as Dean, served as Chair of the Political Science Department at Columbia. Dean Anderson also served as Director of Columbia’s Middle East Institute from 1990 to 1993. One of this country’s most eminent scholars of the Middle East and North Africa, Dean Anderson’s academic specialty is state formation and regime change. Author of The State and Social Transformation in Tunisia and Libya, 1830-1980 (Princeton University Press, 1986), co-editor of The Origins of Arab Nationalism (Columbia University Press, 1991), and editor of Transitions to Democracy (Columbia University Press, 1999), she has written more than 35 scholarly articles. She has testified before the Foreign Relations Committees of both the U.S. House and the Senate, published commentary in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, and appeared as an expert on the news programs of the major television and radio networks. In addition to her responsibilities at Columbia, Dean Anderson is on the Boards of Directors of the Social Science Research Council, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, and Human Rights Watch, where she serves as Co-chair of Human Rights Watch/Middle East. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the editorial committee of Comparative Politics.


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