Edward Kolodziej, Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science, is the Director of the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois. He has written or edited fourteen books on security, foreign policy, and global politics; contributed more than 130 articles to professional journals; and lectured in over 40 countries around the world. His latest publications include From Superpower to Besieged Global Power (University of Georgia Press, 2008) and articles on "Security" and "Global Governance" for Sage Encyclopedias in Power and Global Studies (2011). He is currently working on a volume on the theory and practice of global governance.
EllyHanauer is Associate Director at the Center for Global Studies. Prior to joining the University of Illinois, Elly worked as a Program Officer at the Institute of International Education where she managed government, corporate, and foundation sponsoredinternational scholarship, development and exchange programs. More recently Elly was Administrative Director of New York University’s Multinational Institute of American Studies where she ran two U.S. Department of State summer institutes for visiting scholars from around the world. Elly holds a B.A. in French from Wellesley College and a M.A. in French from Middlebury College in France. She is currently finishing up her PhD in International Education at NYU where her dissertation research focuses on how the topic of immigration is addressed in French secondary history education. Elly has also conducted research on recent trends in the internationalization of higher education, co-authoring and publishing an article in 2011 on the growth of offshore campuses in the Middle East. In addition to three years studying and conducting research in France, Elly has worked in Hungary and Italy. She speaks fluent French and has also studied Spanish, Arabic and Hindi.
Karen Hewitt is Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Global Studies. She organizes educational programs and activities for university researchers, K-12 educators and students, and the general public. She is the Center's liaison to the NGO Affiliate program of the United Nations Department of Public Information.
Lynne Rudasill is Associate Professor of Library Administration and the Center for Global Studies Librarian. Her research is focused on national and supra-national information policy, and she has also published in the areas of library user instruction and web page development. Lynne has presented papers at conferences in Ireland, Poland, South Africa, and Greece. Professor Rudasill serves on the Faculty Senate, the Military Education Committee, and is a member of the Library's Executive Committee.
The CGS Office Manager provides logistical and organizational support for programming, professional staff, and faculty. Lynn has been working for the University of Illinois for over 25 years. She received her bachelor's degree in General Studies from Eastern Illinois University. Prior to joining the Center, she worked in the political science department and housing department.
Charlene Dudley is the Office Assistant at the Center for Global Studies. She has worked at the Center for two years. She is currently in her junior year as a Psychology major at the University of Illinois. She is also James Scholar Honors Student.