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2009 Failed States Index – Press Page

Press Page Experts available for comment on the 2009 Failed States Index. For Interview Requests Contact: Dianna Pierce, Public Relations Manager / ph: (202) 728-7316 / e-mail: dianna.pierce@foreignpolicy.com   The Fund for Peace Pauline H. BakerPresident The Fund for Peace Pauline H. Baker, president of the Fund for Peace, pioneered the methodology that is the ...

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Press Page

Experts available for comment on the 2009 Failed States Index.

For Interview Requests Contact:
Dianna Pierce, Public Relations Manager / ph: (202) 728-7316 / e-mail: dianna.pierce@foreignpolicy.com

 

The Fund for Peace

Pauline H. Baker
President
The Fund for Peace

Pauline H. Baker, president of the Fund for Peace, pioneered the methodology that is the basis for the Failed States Index. In collaboration with the team at the Fund for Peace, she oversaw the production and analysis of the index. Baker is a political scientist with more than 40 years of experience working on issues concerning weak and failing states. She taught at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Georgetown University. Baker was formerly staff director of the African Affairs Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She has published more than 80 articles, essays, and books. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her undergraduate degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University.

William Ferroggiaro
Senior Associate
The Fund for Peace

William Ferroggiaro is a Senior Associate at the Fund for Peace. He has focused his professional activities in the areas of citizen participation, government accountability, and national security, and has consulted for the U.S. Department of State and other entities on four continents. For more than a decade, he directed the freedom of information project at the National Security Archive, where he initiated a project investigating Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. He also served as research consultant for the Frontline documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda.” During 2005-2006, he consulted for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, leading a ‘lessons-learned’ study of U.S. policy toward Rwanda. He has commented for media, conducted training, and advised government and civil society groups in the U.S. and abroad. He received his M.A. from American University and B.S. from Santa Clara University.

FOREIGN POLICY magazine

Blake Hounshell
Managing Editor
FOREIGN POLICY magazine

Blake Hounshell is managing editor at FP, having formerly been Web editor before February 2009. He arrived in Washington in 2006 after more than a year in Cairo, where he studied Arabic, missed his Steelers finally win one for the thumb, and worked for the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies. Blake oversees Passport and commissions articles for ForeignPolicy.com. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in political science, his interests include Middle East politics, the impact of energy use on the environment, international trade, and the digital economy. He frequently appears on various radio programs.

Elizabeth Dickinson
Assistant Editor
FOREIGN POLICY magazine

Elizabeth Dickinson is assistant editor and coordinator of this year’s Failed State Index for Foreign Policy.  She has also lived in two, and reported from seven, of the top 60 failed states.  Prior to joining FP, Elizabeth worked in West Africa as Nigeria Correspondent for The Economist.  She held previous internships with the Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels and the New York Times’ West African bureau in Dakar.  Her writing has appeared in IRIN News, AllAfrica.com, the International Herald Tribune, Newsweek International, and the Mail and Guardian.  Elizabeth holds a B.A. in African and International Studies from Yale University.

For Interview Requests Contact: Dianna Pierce, Public Relations Manager / ph: (202) 728-7316 / e-mail: dianna.pierce@foreignpolicy.com

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