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The next G-8 Summit will be held at Sea Island, Georgia on June 8-10, 2004. The G-8 Summit brings together the leaders of the world's major industrial democracies-Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To assist media covering issues related to the upcoming G-8 Summit, we've compiled a list of Georgia Tech faculty who can provide expertise on a variety of topics.

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The next G-8 Summit will be held at Sea Island, Georgia on June 8-10, 2004. The G-8 Summit brings together the leaders of the world's major industrial democracies-Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The European Union will also attend the Summit.

To assist media covering issues related to the upcoming G-8 Summit, we've compiled a list of Georgia Tech faculty who can provide expertise on a variety of topics -business and economic issues, environmental issues, international affairs, public policy and more. For other topics, please call Institute Communications and Public Affairs for assistance at 404-894-4233 or 404-894-0870.

Global Importance of Education and Research

G. Wayne Clough
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-7460
E-mail: sean.selman@icpa.gatech.edu
Web site: www.gatech.edu/president/biography.html

Noted civil engineer G. Wayne Clough is the tenth president of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the first alumnus to serve as the Institute's president.

In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Dr. Clough to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He currently chairs the council's nanotechnology task force and previously chaired its Federal Research and Development panel. Dr. Clough is a member of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. His service activities also include membership on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and chair of the National Academy of Engineering's special interest committee, The Engineer of 2020.

Dr. Clough's interests include technology and higher education policy, economic development, diversity in higher education, and technology in a global setting. His civil engineering specialty is in geotechnical and earthquake engineering, and he has published more than 120 papers and reports and six book chapters.

Provost Jean Lou-Chameau
Provost and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-7460
E-mail: sean.selman@icpa.gatech.edu
Web site: www.provost.gatech.edu/aboutProvost.html

Jean-Lou Chameau is the former dean of Georgia Tech's College of Engineering, the largest such college in the United States, and he plays a key role in the Institute's goal of educating students who understand they will help create a more prosperous and sustainable society, both in the United States and abroad.

Chameau led efforts that resulted in the creation of Georgia Tech's Center for Sustainable Technology, which later became the Institute for Sustainable Technology and Development. He promotes research and development activities that recognize the global and multimedia nature of environmental issues and the linkages between technology, business, society, and the environment.

Conflict Resolution

Michael Elliott
Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning Program
College of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-9841
E-mail: michael.elliott@coa.gatech.edu
Web site: www.coa.gatech.edu/crp/facstaff/elliott.htm

Dr. Elliott is co-founder and director of the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, which develops and tests innovative techniques for consensus building; conducts research into complex organizational and public policy disputes; and builds the capacity of communities, institutions and individuals to manage conflict more productively. The CNCR has been working in Israel and the West Bank for more than five years on ways to build dispute resolution capacity within the country. Their primary focus is on land, urban development and environmental disputes between Israel and Palestinians. Other projects focus on dispute resolution in Estonia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Nicaragua and Germany.

The Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution:

Business and Economic Issues

Chul Chung
Assistant Professor, School of Economics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-9006
E-mail: chul.chung@econ.gatech.edu
Web site: www.econ.gatech.edu/Chung.htm

Dr. Chung's primary research/teaching interests are in the areas of international trade, economic geography, and applied microeconomics. Current research topics include the issues of consumer preferences and international trade, the effect of market size on production location and international trade, skill-biased wage premium in metropolitan areas, and the effects of trade liberalization on production structure and trade pattern (fragmentation).

Vivek Ghosal
Associate Professor, School of Economics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-4910
E-mail: vivek.ghosal@econ.gatech.edu
Web site: www.econ.gatech.edu/Ghosal.htm

Before joining the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2001, Dr. Ghosal was an Economist with the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he conducted economic analysis of mergers, joint ventures, cross-subsidization in postal markets, international and domestic postal reform, export trading act, and economic regulation. Some of the industries he examined include electricity, natural gas, coal, postal markets, oilfield drilling and services, and computer software.

Dr. Ghosal's current areas of research include the impact of uncertainty on firms' investment spending and entry and exit behavior, product and industry life cycles, the role played by technological change on firm turnover and industry dynamics, the political economy of antitrust, and the linkages between international trade and competition policies.

Narayanan Jayaraman
Professor of Finance, College of Management
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-4389
E-mail: narayan.jayaraman@mgt.gatech.edu
Web site: mgt.gatech.edu/directory/jayaraman.html

Dr. Jayaraman's research interests are in the areas of Corporate Finance, Options Markets, Japanese Capital Markets, Corporate Bankruptcy, and Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Program Committee for the Financial Management Association Annual Meetings, an ad-hoc referee for several professional journals, and has made over 40 presentations at national and international conferences including the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Financial Management Association, the European Financial Management Association, and the Pacific-Basin Finance Association. His research has been cited in major press publications including the Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Money Magazine, and TheStreet.com. His paper on the post-listing puzzle won the best paper award at the fourth annual Pacific-Basin conference in Hong Kong. He has taught in several executive education programs and has also served as a consultant for several organizations.

John R. McIntyre
Professor in the College of Management and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-1463
E-mail: ciber@mgt.gatech.edu
Web site: http://mgt.gatech.edu/directory/mcintyre.html

Dr. McIntyre is the director of the federally funded Georgia Tech program Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). He is also a senior fellow of the East-West Trade Policy Center of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in September l98l, he was Research Associate for International Management at the Dean Rusk Center of the University of Georgia Law School. He has had work experience with multinational firms in the U.K. and Italy. His non-academic activities include international business strategy consulting with Southeastern U.S., Japanese and European firms. He has served as a member of the Delegation of the European Communities Commission "European Union Task Force of Experts", in the U.S., since 1988. He has been editor of the annual Japanese Investment Yearbook in the Southeast of The Japan-America Society Inc. since l990. He is a regular radio and TV commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Company and a correspondent for the Paris quarterly Politique Internationale. Dr. McIntyre is an expert on the primary aluminum industry, and he is fluent in French, Italian, and Spanish.

Usha C. Nair-Reichert
Associate Professor, School of Economics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-4903
E-mail: usha.nair@econ.gatech.edu
Web site: www.econ.gatech.edu/Nair.htm

Dr. Nair-Reichert is a graduate of Purdue University. She teaches courses in international economics and operations of multinational enterprises. Her research interests are in the areas of trade policy, intellectual property rights, multinational investments, monetary policy and economic development. She has also worked with several community outreach projects focusing on issues such as poverty, health care and education.


Samuel Shelton
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-3289
E-mail: sam.shelton@me.gatech.edu
Web site: www.me.gatech.edu/me/people/academic.faculty/Shelton_Samuel.html

Dr. Shelton's research activities are in energy systems, with a focus in innovative conceptual design, modeling and the design optimization of energy systems. His current projects include combustion driven heat pump cycle innovation and design optimization for the development of cost effective and environmentally friendly heating, cooling and refrigeration systems; cost analysis for energy technologies for reduced global warming; chiller systems design and energy management in commercial buildings; and second law analysis for entropy minimization in aircraft as an energy system. Dr. Shelton also has a continuing long-term interest in internal combustion engines. He worked on the design and production management of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Torch.

Environmental Issues

William Chameides
Regents' Professor and Smithgall Chair in Atmospheric Sciences
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-1749
E-mail: wcham@eas.gatech.edu
Now studying how soot - prevalent throughout most of the world - might affect global warming

Judy Curry
Chair, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Insitute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-3955
E-mail: curryja@eas.gatech.edu
Web site: www.eas.gatech.edu/people/faculty/curry.html

Dr. Curry is a geophysicist who studies remote sensor technology, the climate of the polar regions and atmospheric modeling using high-performance computers.

Aris Georgakakos
Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Chair for Research, Head of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Program and Director of the Georgia Water Resources Institute.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-2240
E-mail: ageorgak@ce.gatech.edu
Web site: www.ce.gatech.edu/~ag5/

Dr. Georgakakos' research uses conventional and remote environmental sensors (such as radar, satellite, and ground gages) for climate and hydrologic forecasting, agricultural planning; river, reservoir, and aquifer simulation and management; and hydro-thermal power system planning and scheduling. Dr. Georgakakos' decision support systems are used for the management of floods, droughts, energy generation, agricultural and urban water supply, and environmental and ecological protection in several world regions including the Southeastern US, California, East Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Jordan and Greece.

Mark Hay
The Linda and Harry Teasely Chair in Environmental Biology
Professor, School of Biology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: (404) 894-8429
E-mail: mark.hay@biology.gatech.edu
Web site: www.biology.gatech.edu/professors/hay.html

Dr. Hay studies aquatic life and how various species use consumer-prey interactions, competition, and physical stresses to determine community structure and ecosystem functions. Much of his work examines ecosystems such as coral reefs, but his research recently expanded to include several projects on plankton. One of his goals is to use basic ecological and evolutionary investigations to facilitate management, conservation, and restoration of aquatic systems throughout the world.

Signals in the Sea grant:

F. Michael Saunders
Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-7693/9725
E-mail: michael.saunders@ce.gatech.edu
Web site: www.ce.gatech.edu/~msaunder/

Dr. Saunders' research interests include biotransformation and bioremediation (contaminated soils and sediments), phytoremediation of contaminated soils and groundwaters, natural attenuation process for hazardous and toxic organic contaminants, residue, hazardous wastes & sediments (characterization, treatment, remediation, reclamation and disposal), biological systems (treatability, system design, nutrient removal, thickening), environmentally-conscious products, processes, design & manufacturing and industrial Ecology.

Peter Webster
Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-1748
E-mail: pjw@eas.gatech.edu
Web site: www.eas.gatech.edu/people/faculty/webster.html

Dr. Webster maintains a joint appointment in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Among his research interests are low frequency atmospheric and ocean dynamics, ocean-atmosphere interactions and wave propagation. He has developed a new method for forecasting monsoon-season weather in Bangladesh that could improve agricultural production in south Asia and equatorial Africa. In the future, such forecasts could guide farmers in choosing optimal planting times and making other decisions -- such as better water management -- that affect crop production

Monsoon forecasting in Bangladesh: www.gtresearchnews.gatech.edu/newsrelease/forecasts.htm

International Affairs

Kirk Bowman
Assistant Professor and Program Director for Study Abroad to Argentina/Brazil, Costa Rica, and Cuba
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-6435
E-mail: kirk.bowman@inta.gatech.edu
Web site: www.inta.gatech.edu/bowman/index.htm

Dr. Bowman's research interests focus on Latin American Politics and Comparative Political Economy. He is in the early stages of a multi-year project on the political economy of tourism promotion in Latin America. The study examines state capacity through tourism ministries in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, and Uruguay. Dr. Bowman is also working on a book-length project with Fabrice Lehoucq (CIDE Mexico) and James Mahoney (Brown University) on democratic divergence and convergence in Central America in the 20th Century. In addition, Dr. Bowman is producing 15 short digital documentary films on political, economic, and social issues in Latin America made possible by a grant from the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation. The first completed film is "Tourism in Cuba: Fidel Incorporated," a 22-minute film presenting the gains and contradictions of Cuba's embrace of international tourism. The second film, "The Power of Protest," explores protest movements in Argentina and the United States.

William Long
School Chair and Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-8752
E-mail: william.long@inta.gatech.edu

Dr. Long's research focuses on international conflict resolution and international trade and technology transfer and their relationship to national security, economic competitiveness, and international cooperation. He is the author of three books War and Reconciliation (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003), Trade and Technology Incentives and Bilateral Cooperation (Ann Arbor; University of Michigan Press, 1996), and U.S. Export Control Policy (New York: Columbia University Press, 1989) and numerous articles and book chapters. He is the recipient of research and teaching awards from the Council on Foreign Relations, Hewlett, Pew, and MacArthur Foundations, the Fulbright Commission, and the U.S. Department of Education. Before entering academia, he practiced international law at the Washington, D.C. offices of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.

Fei-Ling Wang
Program Director for Study Abroad - China and Associate Professor
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Phone: 404-894-1904
E-mail: fei-ling.wang@inta.gatech.edu

Dr. Wang's research interests focus on World Politics and International Relations, Comparative and International Political Economy, and East Asia and China. His current projects include Institutional Exclusion and China's Hukou System and Chinese Foreign Policy. In addition, Dr. Wang leads Georgia Tech's study abroad program to China each summer.

Katja Weber
Co-Director of the European Union Center and Associate Professor
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-5409
E-mail: katja.weber@inta.gatech.edu
Web site: www.inta.gatech.edu/katja/katjahome.html

Dr. Weber's research interests include International Relations Theory, the European Union, Transatlantic Security Relations, and German Foreign Policy. In addition, she co-directs the European Union Center, officially designated by the European Commission and housed at Georgia Tech.

Brian Woodall
Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-1902
E-mail: brian.woodall@inta.gatech.edu

Dr. Woodall's research interests focus on International Relations, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics with Emphasis on Japan and East Asia. His current research projects include Deregulating Japan's Health Care and Pension Systems; Politics of Drug Approval in Japan; Political Feasibility of East Asian Free Trade Agreement; and Institutional Reform and the Changing Policymaking Behavior of a Political Elite.

Public Policy

Susan E. Cozzens
Professor, School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: (404) 385-0397
E-mail: susan.cozzens@pubpolicy.gatech.edu
Web site: www.spp.gatech.edu/people/faculty/scozzens.htm

Dr. Cozzens' current research is on science, technology, and inequalities, and she is active internationally in developing methods for research assessment and science and technology indicators. From 1995 through 1997, Dr. Cozzens was Director of the Office of Policy Support at the National Science Foundation. The Office coordinated policy and management initiatives for the NSF Director, primarily in peer review, strategic planning, and assessment. Dr. Cozzens has served as a consultant to the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy of the National Research Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Science Foundation, Institute of Medicine, Office of Technology Assessment, General Accounting Office, National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health, and on advisory committees for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Liberal Education and the Sciences, EPSCOR Evaluation), the National Academy of Sciences (NSF Decision-making for Major Awards), and the Office of Technology Assessment (Human Genome Project). She has been an invited speaker on science policy and research evaluation at the Ministry for Research and Technology in France, the Research Council of Norway, the Institute for Policy and Management in Beijing, and the Fundamental Science Foundation of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and is incoming chair of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Hans Klein
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-2258
E-mail: hans.klein@pubpolicy.gatech.edu
Web site: www.spp.gatech.edu/people/faculty/hklein.htm

Dr. Klein's research interests include: the development of large scale systems, federal technology policy, the politics of innovation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, public access television, Internet governance, and on-line democracy. Klein worked for five years in the European software industry, for such firms as Siemens (Munich), Schlumberger (Paris), and Olivetti (Milan). He has consulted for the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Klein is active in Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) and in 1999 was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Internet Society, the Society for the Social Study of Science, and the Alliance for Community Media.

Philip Shapira
Professor, School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: 404-894-7735
E-mail: philip.shapira@pubpolicy.gatech.edu
Website: www.spp.gatech.edu/people/faculty/pshapira.htm

Dr. Shapira teaches and conducts research on economic and regional development, industrial competitiveness, and technology policy. He has recently authored and co-authored publications and articles on industrial modernization, restructuring and economic development in a variety of academic journals. He was previously a Congressional Fellow with the United States Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. In 1993 and 1994, Shapira was a Visiting Fellow at the Japan Institute of Labor, Tokyo, examining Japanese regional development and technology strategies. He continues to work with the Japan Institute of Labor on a study of industrial and employment restructuring in selected U.S. and Japanese regions.

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