Visiting Speakers

Véronique Dimier

Senior Lecturer
Université Libre de Bruxelles

Véronique Dimier (PhD Etudes Politiques, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble) is Senior Lecturer at Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is the author of several books: 'Le gouvernement des colonies, regards croisés franco-britanniques, (Editions de l’Universitéde Bruxelles, 2004); Recycling empire: the invention of a EU aid bureaucracy 1958-2008 (Palgrave, 2014) and articles in peer reviews, most notably: “For a Republic “diverse and indivisible”? experience from the colonial past”.,Journal of contemporary European history, (UK), Vol 13, n°1, 2004, p. 45-66; “Constructing conditionality: the bureaucratization of EC development aid”, European Foreign Affairs Review, n°11, 2006, p. 263-280;With M. Mcgeever “Diplomats without a flag: the institutionalization of the delegations of the European Commission in ACP countries »,  Journal of Common Market Studies (UK), vol. 4, n°3, 2006, p. 483-505; «Three universities and the British elite: a science of colonial administration in the UK », Public Administration,(UK) 2005, n°84, n°2, 2006, p. 337-366; “French laicité in debate”: French culture, politics and Society (USA), 2007.

Craig Dworkin

University of Utah

Craig Dworkin is the author of several books of poetry, including, most recently: Chapter XXIV (Red Butte Press, 2013); An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Williamstown (Publication Studio, 2015); Alkali (Counterpath, 2015); and 12 Erroneous Displacements and a Fact (Information As Material, 2016). In addition to two scholarly monographs, he has edited a half-dozen collection, including The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound (with Marjorie Perloff) and Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (with Kenneth Goldsmith). He teaches literature and theory at the University of Utah and serves as Founding Senior Editor to Eclipse Editions and Archive <>.

Elazar Elhanan

Assistant Professor
The City College of New York

Elazar Elhanan is an assistant professor of Hebrew and Yiddish lit. in the Jewish Studies program, the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, City College New York. Elhanan received his PhD in Comparative Literature and Middle East studies from Columbia University. His work is concerned with the relations between language, identity and nation-building.  Elhanan is currently working on a book manuscript based on his dissertation entitled "The Path Leading to the Abyss: Hebrew and Yiddish in Yaakov Steinberg's poetry."

Lowell Fiet

University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras

Lowell Fiet teaches in the English, Theater, and Interdisciplinary Studies Departments at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. He did his MA and PhD in Theater at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and taught in the theater departments at Michigan State University (1973-76) and the University of Oregon (1976-78) before moving to the University of Puerto Rico in 1978. Widely published as a theater critic and scholar, his essays on US and Puerto Rican theater and Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanic Caribbean performance have been published in the US, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, Argentina, England, Holland, Spain, and elsewhere. 

Flores Forbes

Associate Vice President for Strategic Policy and Program Implementation
Columbia University

Flores last served as Chief Strategic Officer for the Abyssinian Development Corporation.  Prior to his tenure at Abyssinian, Flores worked for the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, where he served first as Deputy Director of Land Use Housing and Development and then as Director of Borough President Fields' Northern Manhattan Office.  Flores has also written extensively; his work includes a study of his life as a radical in the 1970's.  Flores holds an undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University.  He received a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and was a Revson Fellow at Columbia. 

Stefan Fröhlich

Senior Fellow; Professor for International Politics
Transatlantic Academy; University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Stefan Fröhlich is a Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy and a Professor for International Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. His areas of research include EU foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations, German foreign policy, and international political economy. His books include The New Geopolitics of Transatlantic Relations: Coordinated Responses to Common Dangers (2012), Die EU als globaler Akteur (The EU as a Global Actor, second edition 2014) and Strategic Implications of Euro-Atlantic Enlargement (with Esther Brimmer, 2005). Fröhlich received his PhD in Political Science (1989) and Habilitation (1996) from the University of Bonn. 

Timothy Frye

Marshall D Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy
Columbia University

Timothy Frye (Ph.D., Columbia, 1997) is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy and the Director of The Harriman Institute. Professor Frye received a B.A. in Russian language and literature from Middlebury College in 1986, an M.I.A. from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs in 1992, and a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1997.

Jared Gardner

Professor of English & Film Studies
Ohio State University

Jared Gardner is Professor in the Department of English & the Film Studies Program at Ohio State University, specializing in American literature, film, and popular culture.