Don Dennis, President and Chair of the Executive Committee, after having been a naval officer in the South Pacific during WWII, has been Executive Director of Federal Union, 1946-49, (Associate, then) Executive Director of the Atlantic Union Committee, 1949-53, (General Manager, then) Vice President of the Foreign Policy Association, 1953-1986.He was in the U.S. Delegation to NATO's Atlantic Congress, London, 1959. He has served continuously as a Board member of Federal Union, which became the Atlantic Union Committee, and now the Streit Council, 1956-2006, during which time he served for over 30 years as Board Secretary, 1958-1992. At the same time, Dennis worked as Vice President of the Foreign Policy Association ( New York ) for 34 years, now retired. He has recently published Foreign Policy in a Democracy, The Role of the Foreign Policy Association (2003). See Who's Who in the World.
D. Bruce Shine, Chairman of the Board. Bruce Shine’s interest in Atlantic federation had its genesis in his service on the staff of the late U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver (D-TN), an active supporter of Streit’s goal of an Atlantic Union. Shine also served as a member of the staff of the International Secretariat of NATO in Paris . He then was Director of Education for Federal Union in the 1960s, and has been on the Boards of Federal Union/AUD/SC for the last 40 years. An attorney, Shine is a former Democratic National Committeeman (TN); former Deputy Special Counsel to the Vice President of the United States ; and former Commissioner of Aging, State of Tennessee . He is General Counsel to the Textile and Garment Council, United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC; as well as being a visiting fellow, International Maritime Law Institute, Malta ; and Honorary Consul, Republic of Malta . He is also the author of numerous law review articles on European Union employment law, as well as legal writings on the need for political federalism as an essential ingredient for the EU’s long-range development. He is the immediate past chair of the EU Law Section, European Union Studies Association, and lectures extensively on EU legal issues at law schools and bar associations. He is a former Chairman and Commissioner of the Tennessee Arts Commission, and is currently Commissioner of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission, both of which are official state agencies. Shine was named by Tennessee Business Magazine to its 2005 list of the "Best 101 Lawyers in Tennessee " and to its 2006 list of the "Best 150 Lawyers in Tennessee."
Edward Rawson, Vice Chair of the Streit Council Board, has been a supporter of our organization, since participating in the initial meeting that founded Federal Union in New York back in 1939. In 1947, he also took part in forming United World Federalists. He served as Treasurer-Administrative Director of the World Federalist Association from 1976 to 1997. He became an AUD Board member in the early 1990s. Rawson joined the Dept. of State as Director for the Yugoslavia Relief Program in 1949 and subsequently served as economic attaché in the embassy in Belgrade . During the mid-fifties, he was program operations officer for Korea and Philippines with the International Cooperation Administration (ICA), the predecessor to the US Agency for International Development (AID). In 1958, he returned to Washington as Special Assistant to the deputy of Administration of the ICA , and in accordance with a presidential request, served as the liaison officer between the US government and Project Hope. Following a tour with ICA 's office for International Relations, Rawson was administrative coordinator for AID's program outsourced to other government agencies until his retirement in 1976. In addition to his services with his role in the forming of the Streit Council, Rawson is on the boards of: The International Center, The Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia , Association to Unite Democracies, Citizens for Global Solutions and the Museum for Women in the Arts. He is the former Executive Vice President of the Campaign for UN Reform and President of the Capital Investment Association, as well as president of Rawson Family Enterprises.
Dr. Richard Henry, Vice President , Silver Spring, MD. NASA Academy Co-Director. Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University where he is also Dir. of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium. From 1976 to 1978 he was Deputy Dir., Astrophysics Div. of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A PhD from Princeton , he has been a Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Study there.
Erik Johnson, Treasurer of the Streit Council, was on the staff of AUD and the 21st Century Foundation in 1992-94. In 1995 he became an AUD Board member and chair of the Frank Fund Committee. From 1996 to 1999, Johnson was Director of Policy Studies at the Center for International Private Enterprise, an affiliate of National Endowment for Democracy. He joined the World Bank in 1999, and has focused mainly on the issues of knowledge management, capacity building and community-driven development. He is author of several publications on knowledge management and the role of think-tanks and civil society in policymaking.
Cynthia Hearn Dorfman, Secretary, joined Federal Union more than 30 years ago, serving as Director of Youth for Federal Union and on the Federal Union/AUD Boards. She also wrote and edited publications for the organization and contributed to Freedom & Union magazine. She was the co-director of the Europe/America Youth Conference in 1976 and served on the Executive Committee of the United States Youth Council in 1977-78. She earned a master's degree in international relations from International College, studying with Sir George Catlin, an early proponent of a transatlantic union between the U.S. and Great Britain. A recipient of the Vice President's "Reinventing Government", Cynthia is currently an executive with a U.S. government agency. She was a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2001.
Tiziana Stella, Executive Director of the Streit Council. Tiziana joined the Board in 2000, after having worked in several forms with the organization since 1991, and was active in the European Federalist Movement as a student in Italy. A specialist in transatlantic relations, European integration, US foreign policy, and federalism, Dr. Stella earned her Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Pavia, Italy. She was a Fulbright Scholar and a researcher with several Italian think tanks including the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi and the Fondazione Firpo. She worked for the Council for a Community of Democracies in preparation of the Warsaw 2000 conference that, under the leadership of Madeleine Albright, established the Community of Democracies. She has been a speaker at numerous international conferences on transatlantic relations, the EU, and cooperation among the democracies. She has taught for the University of Tubingen, Germany, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the Moscow State University, the U.S. Foreign Service Institute, the George Washington University, and the National Guard-based Institute of National Defense Studies in Washington, D.C. She was the organizer of an international conference in Moscow in 2002 on Russia and Euro-Atlantic integration, bringing together among others Hon. Strobe Talbott, Amb. Vladimir Lukin, Amb. Robert Hunter and former Russian Security Council Secretary Ivan Rybkin. Dr. Stella is the author of several publications on the history and prospects of transatlantic relations.
Dr. Richard T. Arndt, Washington, DC, taught 18th-century French literature at Columbia, where he earned his MA and PhD, until 1961; he then served for 24 years with USIA and State, first as Cultural Attache in Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Iran, Italy and France, then in various offices in State and USIA. Since retiring in 1985, he has taught at the University of Virginia, the George Washington University, and Johns Hopkins. Dr. Arndt has been President of the US Fulbright Association, chaired the National Peace Foundation board and its Advisory Council, and served as President and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council of Americans for UNESCO, the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. He graduated from Princeton and returned for a mid-career year at its Woodrow Wilson School, before a Fulbright year in France and graduate study at Columbia. He is the author of a number of books including First Resort of Kings, American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century (2005) and principal editor of The Fulbright Difference 1947-92 (1993). He is also the author of dozens of articles on US and foreign cultural diplomacy.
Daniel S. Cartwright, joined Federal Union in 1975, where he was active in Youth for Federal Union. He joined the Federal Union/AUD Board in the 1970s and has served as a Director ever since. An attorney and head of his own firm, Cartwright is a frequent lecturer on legal and ethical issues, and has also been President of the Houston Council for Drugs and Alcohol. Dan received the Waggoner Foundation’s Jay Waggoner Distinguished Service Award in 2001. He currently serves on the 2008 National Presidential Campaign Committee of Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).
Patricia Luce Chapman joined Federal Union after WWII. She served on the Board of the Atlantic Union Committee and has been a Director continuously on the Boards of Federal Union/AUD/SC. She was also Executive Director of Federal Union for seven years in the late 1970s. Patricia founded the Citizens for a Convention of Western Democracies (CON-WEST), a project of Federal Union in the years 1979-82. She has also been a member of the Standing Conference of Atlantic Organizations, and in 1983 she created the Micronesia Institute, which she led until 1998. She has participated in and led several conferences including ones at Wilton Park, Ditchley Park, and at the Johnson Center.
Hon. Paul Findley became an adherent of Streit’s ideas in 1940 while in college. After military service in WWII, he served as assistant editor for Freedom & Union magazine in 1948-49, and has been a decades-long member of the Boards of Federal Union/AUD/SC. Paul was a Member of Congress from Illinois, 1961-83. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, he focused on advancing the project of a transatlantic federation. He has been a newspaper publisher and is the author of several books. See Who’s Who in America.
Dr. William M. Irvine is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also Vice President of the Commission on Bio-astronomy at the International Astronomical Union. Prior to joining the Advisory Board at the Streit Council he was a member of Federal Union, Inc (subsequently known as Association to Unite the Democracies). Professor Irvine was Visiting Professor at the National Astronomical Observatories in Japan in 1990, as well as Acting Scientific Director at the Onsala Space Observatory in Sweden from 1979-81. He also was Visiting Professor at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in1977 and Chairman of the Division for Planetary Sciences at American Astronomical Society from 1973-74. Professor Irvine has published extensively with over 200 astronomical publications.
Donald N. Jensen, who holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard, and has also taught at Harvard, Cornell, and Stanford Universities, was in the Foreign Service from 1985 to 1996, serving as Deputy Chief at the U.S. Embassy’s Political/Internal Section in Moscow, and Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Don was a consultant/commentator for the PBS program "Return of the Czar", which won the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award for distinguished reporting of international affairs in 2001. Don is currently Director of Communications at radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Washington DC (previously RFE/RL Director in Prague), and is also Visiting Professor of Comparative Politics at George Washington University. See Who’s Who in America.Bob LeGrand, a career public affairs specialist, has had a lifetime interest in the protection of Human Rights within federations, with a specialization in the legislative branch of government. During his 10 years of service as press secretary for U.S. Representative Dean Gallo, LeGrand played a supporting role in U.S. policy as it affected rights of free movement in Europe both before and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In this position, he also was involved with group rights discussions in South Africa in the early 1990s. In 2003, LeGrand conducted preliminary research on the interest group representation patterns within the European Parliament in contrast to those of the U.S. Congress and state legislatures as part of the MBA program at the University of Maryland. An administrative employee of the federal government in the area of strategic planning, he is in preliminary discussion with members of the New Zealand government on group rights in Tertiary Education. Outside of government, he is currently designing a Web blog that promotes cross-cultural understanding between and among groups with diverse backgrounds.
Allan F. Matthews joined Federal Union in the 1940s and has been on the Federal Union/AUD/SC Boards for four decades, serving as AUD Secretary in 1995-2001. Allan was the initiator of the AUD citizens’ trans-national illustrative constitutional convention, which took place in The Hague in 1998. Allan was Editor of the "Minerals Yearbook", 1947-50, and a Programmer for the U.S. Agency for International Development, 1954-75. See "Who’s Who in America" and "Who’s Who in the World."
Charles Patrick served as President of AUD from 1991to 1994. Earlier in his career he was Assistant to the President of Rutgers University, New Jersey and Director of Public Information and Education at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has been an artist throughout his career establishing art galleries in the United States and overseas. Presently he is a Professor of Marketing at Temple University, Philadelphia.
Neal Potter. Neal has been a member of Federal Union/AUD/SC continuously since 1940, serving as chief volunteer in the Federal Union national office in 1942-45, and as editor of Federal Union World in 1943-45. Neal took part in forming United World Federalists (WFA) in 1947, and became an AUD Board member in the early 1990s. Neal has also served as chief Executive of Montgomery County (MD), 1990-94, and as a County Council member, 1970-90 and 1994-98. As an economist, Neal headed the Income Analysis Section of the Office of Price Administration 1940-45 and was Assistant Professor of Economics at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1946-47) and Washington State College (1947-50). As Research staff at the Resources for the Future (1955-70), Neal authored three books, on U.S., world, and Antarctic resources.
Steven Rosenberg joined the AUD Board in the early 1990s. An attorney with a J.D. degree from St. John’s University , Rosenberg served as general counsel for New York City ’s Office for Economic Development before working as Chief of Party on five USAID-funded public-administration reform projects in Central and Eastern Europe, including Albania , the Czech Republic and currently in Belgrade.
David B. Shine, Richmond, VA. With his BA in history from Hanover College, and MS in British and European history from the University of Edinburgh, David has taught history, math and English in secondary schools. He is currently with an employment agency and working on another degree. He has also been involved in a number of statewide political campaigns in communications and grass-roots building.
James H. Tipton became devoted to our movement from reading Union Now after getting out of the Army in 1943. He has served on the Boards of AUD/SC since the 1980s. A former professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, Jim also taught at the University of the Punjab at Lahore, Pakistan, and at Kabul,Afghanistan, as part of a Columbia University/USAID teacher-education project. He is also author of Community in Crisis: The elimination of segregation from a public school system (1953), based on a study of Gary, Indiana.
Randall G. Upton graduated from Beloit College in 1966 and earned his JD and LLM degrees from Georgetown University in the 1970s. As a State Department Foreign Service Reserve Officer assigned to the US Department of Commerce, he served on numerous delegations to international organizations of the UN in Geneva , Switzerland . He also served as the Senior Commercial Consul in Australia assigned to the US Co nsulate General in Sydney. Following his assignment in Sydney , he remained in Australia for 24 years with the American Chamber of Commerce and several national businesses. A sports enthusiast, he managed his own sports consulting firm for 18 years. Randall returned to the USA in 2003 to take up his current position at Beloit College where he works in the office of External Affairs and where he serves as an international education advocate and liaison for the College.
Rick Wicks joined AUD in the 1980s, and was AUD Administrative Director in 1986-87. He joined the AUD Board in 1990; and was AUD Treasurer in 1990-92. In 2002 he assisted in Moscow with the organization of AUD’s international conference on "Euro-Atlantic Integration and Russia after Sept. 11". Rick, a co-founder of World Democracy News, was its editor in 1987-89, as well as Vice President and President of the World Government Organizations Coalition, 1988-90. Rick has previously worked in social work and as an accountant, including as manager of an international economic consulting firm with USAID-funded projects. He is currently a researcher in theoretical economics at Goteborg University in Sweden, and is also a member of the Swedish Atlantic Council.
John D. Willard V received his BA from Loyola College in Baltimore and MA in history from the University of Maryland , Baltimore County . In the Spring of 2006 he was a Humanities Fellow at UMBC. He is AssistantDirector for the Martha Ross Center for Oral History, housed at the UMBC, and has taught in the Humanities Center , as well as the History Department. His diverse history projects, numbering more than a dozen, have included studies for the Armenian National Institute, the Apple Credit Union's 50th Anniversary, and the Distinguished Flying Cross Society. He is the author of numerous articles and narratives on the subjects of his projects. In addition to his efforts in academic history, Mr. Willard had a previous 18-year career as an environmental, health, and safety consultant.
Yuli Yeliseyev, Washington, DC. Yuli was born in the Soviet Union and came to the U.S. from St. Petersburg in 1991 on a scholarship from the George School. Continuing his study of economics on a four-year scholarship from Gettysburg College, he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He earned his MBA in finance from the University of Rochester, and became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He has completed the first year of the PhD program in economics from the University of Virginia. From 1999 to 2002 he worked as an economist with PlanEcon, covering macroeconomic and political developments in Russia and the Central Asian republics. He is currently a financial advisor, providing investment management and financial planning services, and serves as Treasurer of the Capital Investment Association.
Dario Zuddu was born in Genoa, Italy. He obtained his first degree in law from the University of Genoa in 2001 and his Master's degree in International Affairs from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University in 2005. He joined the Streit Council in 2005, and has given up his career as a lawyer to pursue his real passion, the advancement of transatlantic relations. Before undertaking graduate studies, he worked at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Italy in 2002, dealing with international judicial cooperation, and participated in the negotiation of US-Italy agreements on the transfer of convicted persons. At SAIS he concentrated on American foreign policy and international economics, with a dissertation on U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba and Vietnam . He has also worked as a researcher in US foreign policy at the National Security Archive of George Washington University. His field of expertise includes US-EU security cooperation, the war on terror, US policy on Latin America and transatlantic trade.
Todd Linton, a native of Ohio, is a graduate student at the University of Chicago, working on an MA in international relations. He also holds an MA in West European Studies from Indiana University, and did his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina. He was a research fellow at the Streit Council in the summer of 2006. He has also worked as an English teaching assistant at a high school in Aurillac, France, was an intern in the economic section of the U.S. embassy in Paris, and worked as a graduate assistant for two years at the West European Studies National Resource Center at Indiana University.
Ettore Greco, a visiting Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, is an expert in Transatlantic relations; Foreign and security policy of the EU; the EU's enlargement and its constitutional reform; Balkan issues; Italy's foreign policy. He received his M.A from the University of Pisa; Diploma, (1983) Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. Previously he served as Adjunct Professor of EU Institutions and EU Foreign Policy, University of Parma; Head of the program on Central/ Eastern Europe and Russia, Institute of International Affairs, Rome; Visiting Fellow, WEU Institute for Security Studies; Visiting fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. His current publications include:
"Fifteen Proposals for a Bipartisan European Policy in Italy," with T. P. Schioppa, and S. Silvestri, in The International Spectator (January-March 2006)
"Nuclear Non-Proliferation: The Transatlantic Debate," with R. Alcaro, and G. Gasparini, Quaderni IAI (February 2006)
The International Role of the European Union, ed. with R. Balfour (Gaeta: Artistic Publishing Company, 2003)
CFSP Reform and Transatlantic Relations," in Connections (September 2003).
Jim Huntley, a retired U.S. diplomat, is a native of Washington State. A specialist in world politics and economics, he concentrates on the highly developed industrial democracies of North America, Europe, and East Asia. He was a founder of the Atlantic Institute of International Affairs in Paris and served as a program executive at the Ford Foundation. For ten years he was a Fellow of the Battelle Memorial Institute in Seattle and its chief adviser on international affairs. He was also President of the Atlantic Council of the United States. He is a founder and current vice president of the Council for a Community of Democracies.
His published works include Europe and America: the Next Ten Years (1970), Uniting the Democracies (1980), and Pax Democratica (1998). His latest book, An Architect of Democracy: Building a Mosaic of Peace, was published this year. For over 40 years, he has authored numerous articles for US and European publications on these subjects. Mr. Huntley holds a M.A. in International Relations from Harvard University.
Lyubomir Ivanov, a native of Bulgaria, is an expert in foreign policy. Dr. Ivanov is a founding member and Chairman & CEO of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria. He has been founding President of the Manfred Worner Foundation since 1994. He was Coordinator of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program for Bulgaria of the German Marshall Fund. Formerly a member of the Bulgarian Parliament and Chairman of the Greens Parliamentary Group, he was co-author of the new Bulgarian Constitution and in 1991 Parliamentary Secretary of the Foreign Ministry. From 2001 to 2005, he was an advisor to the Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and since 2002 has been a member of the Presidential Council on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
His numerous publications, including two books , cover many diverse subjects, such as foreign policy, mathematics and linguistics. He was educated at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University, where he received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Logic and his M.Sc. in Mathematics.
George Modelski is Professor of Political Science Emeritus in the University of Washington, Seattle. Polish-born, he was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he received a B.Sc. in Economics, and earned a Ph.D. In International Relations (University of London). His principal appointments were at in the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Australian National University, Canberra, and since 1967, at the University of Washington, where he taught International Relations and World Politics. His visiting and research appointments included those at the University of Chicago, Princeton University (Center of International Studies), Harvard University (Center for International Affairs), the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Stockholm University, and University of Catania. Among the books he authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited are “Principles of World Politics”, “Long Cycles in World Politics,” ”Sea power in global politics,” “Documenting Global Leadership”, “A Theory of Foreign Policy,” “Leading Sectors and World Powers," “World System History,” and “ World Cities.” His research interests include evolution of global politics, world system history, and democratization. The current project is “Globalization as an Evolutionary Process.” A past member of the Seattle Committee for a Community of Democracies, he now resides in Washington DC.
John Richardson has been a World War II paratrooper, Wall Street lawyer (Sullivan & Cromwell) and investment banker (Paine Webber), CEO of Radio Free Europe, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational & Cultural Affairs, CEO of Youth for Understanding (home-stay exchanges for high school students), founding staff member of the U.S. Institute of Peace, founding board member and Chair of the National Endowment for Democracy, and board member of many other educational and service organizations.
He currently serves on the board of the Council for a Community of Democracies, the International Rescue Committee, American Forum for Global Education, the Social Science Foundation at the University of Denver, and World Learning.
He is a graduate of Harvard College and Law School.
Stan Sloan is the founding Director of the Atlantic Community Initiative, a Visiting Scholar at the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury College, and President of VIC–Vermont, a private consulting firm. He was educated at the University of Maine (BA), Columbia University's School of International Affairs (MIA), and American University’s School of International Service (PhD). He served as a commissioned officer in the USAF and worked at the CIA, as NATO and European Community desk officer and Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Western Europe. He was employed by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress from 1975 to 1999, and retired as the Senior Specialist in International Security Policy. From 1997 to 1998, he was the rapporteur for the North Atlantic Assembly (now NATO Parliamentary Assembly) special presidential report on “NATO in the 21 st Century.”
Dr. Sloan has lectured widely on Euro-Atlantic security issues at the NATO College in Rome, the Geneva Center for Security Policy, and the Wilton Park (UK) Foreign Office conference center. His most recent book, NATO, the European Union and the Atlantic Community: The Transatlantic Bargain Challenged, was published in 2005.
Dr. Miller Upton served as CEO and Chairman of the Federal Union/AUD Boards from 1976 to 1980. He was the first CEO to follow Clarence Streit in that position. He was also an Associate of the Council for a Community of Democracies, and was President Emeritus of Beloit College (Wisconsin). He served as Chairman of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO from 1971 to 1975, and as Chairman of the U.S. Delegation at the 18th UNESCO Biennial Conference in 1974. He taught at Lake Forest College, Northwestern University and Washington University in St. Louis, where he served also as Dean of the School of Business. Dr. Upton was also a former President of the American Finance Association.
Henry Luce, III was a supporter of Streit's ideas from 1948 on, and served on the Boards of AUD/SC from 1983 to 1988, and from 2003 to 2005. He served as president of the Henry Luce Foundation from 1958 to 2001, and was publisher of Fortune magazine from 1968 to 1969, and of Time magazine from 1969 to 1972. See Who’s Who in America.
Jane Elligett Leitner joined Federal Union and served continuously on the Boards of Federal Union/AUD/SC from the 1950s onward. In 1989 Jane initiated and coordinated the AUD project that drafted the Illustrative Constitution for a Union of the EC, NATO, OECD, and OSCE Democracies. She served as Chair of the AUD Board of Directors from 1991 to 1992, and also worked as a school administrator.
Sir Norman Angell
Gardner Cowles, Jr.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Sen. Estes Kefauver
Thomas W. Lamont
Gov. Herbert H. Lehman
Claire Booth Luce
Henry Luce, III
Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy
Justice Owen J. Roberts