Office Location: AC-4D06G
|On leave for 2020-2021 academic year|
|PhD||CUNY Graduate Center||Political Science||2007|
|MPhil||CUNY Graduate Center||Political Science||2007|
|MPA||Columbia University||Public Policy and Administration||1993|
|MIA||George Washington University||International Affairs||1991|
|BA||Smith College||Modern European Studies and International Affairs||1988|
|non-degree||Universite de Geneve||History/International Relations||1986-1987|
|non-degree||Hatues Etudes Internationales||International Relations||1986-1987|
Areas of Expertise
- Citizenship Policy
Comparative Public Policy
Books in Field Of Expertise
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Articles in Field Of Expertise
Harper, R.A. and Zubida, H.. "Thinking about the Meaning of Time, Temporary Labor Migrants in Israel." Time & Society. 29(2) 2020: 536-562.
Harper, R. A.. "The Meaning of Doing: Reflective Practice in Public Administration Education." Teaching Public Administration. 2 2018: 1-20.
Harper, R. A.. "Deconstructing naturalization ceremonies as public spectacles of citizenship." Space and Polity. 21(1) 2017: 92-107.
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "Being seen: visibility, families and dynamic remittance practices." Migration and Development. 1 2017: 1-21.
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "Here One Moment… and Gone the Next?” Remittance as a Social Visibility Tool." Sociological Inquiry. 86 2016: 324–347.
Shoshani A., Nakash O., Zubida H. and Harper, R.A.. "School Engagement, Acculturation, and Mental Health among Migrant Adolescents in Israel." School Psychology Quarterly. 31(2) 2015: 181-197.
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "'One of us?' Reaction formation and inclusion as a strategy in the ethnic state." Social Identities. 21 (2) 2015: 149-168.
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "The Money Magnet” - (Im)Mobility and Asian Temporary Labor Migrants in Israel." Hagira, Israel Journal of Migration. 4 2015: 74-93.
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "How Does the Construction of New Families Impact Remittances." Diversities. 15 2014: 6-19.
Shoshani, A., Nakash, O., Zubida H., Harper, R. A.. "Mental Health and Engagement in Risk Behaviors among Migrant Adolescents in Israel: The Protective Functions of Secure Attachment, Self-Esteem, and Perceived Peer Support." Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. 12 2014: 233-249.
Zubida H., Lavi L., Harper R. A., Nakash O., Shoshani A.. "Home and away: hybrid perspective on identity formation in 1.5 and second generation adolescent immigrants in Israel." Glocalism. 1 2014: DOI: 10.12893/gjcpi.2013.1.6.
Nakash, O; Nagar, M.; Shoshani, A.; Zubida, H.; Harper, R. A.. "The effect of acculturation and discrimination on mental health symptoms and risk behaviors among adolescent migrants in Israel." Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. 18 2012: 228-238.
Morse, J. M., Dimitroff, L.J., Harper, R. A., Koontz,A., Kumra, S., Matthew- Maich N., Mihas, P., and Murphy, C.. "Considering the Qualitative-Quantitative Language Divide." Qualitative Health Research. 21 2011: 1302.
Harper, R. A.. "Making Meaning of Naturalization, Citizenship and Beyond from the Perspective of Turkish Labor Migrants." Jahrbuch türkisch-deutsche Studien. 3 2011: 17-36.
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "Making Room at the Table: Incorporation of Foreign Workers in Israel." Policy and Society. 29 2010: 371-383.
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "In or Out – Migrant Workers in Israel: Boundaries of Israeli Citizenship." In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies. Vol. 5(1) 2010: 1-23.
Harper, R. A.. "Where Have All the Women's Issues Gone?." National Mothers’ Centers website. 2008: .
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "A question of hygiene or nationality? Exclusion and non-Jewish labour migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Israel, 2006-2017." Medicalising borders Selection, containment and quarantine since 1800. 2021: .
Harper, R. A. in Sarah Marusek, ed.. "Deconstructing naturalization ceremonies as public spectacles of citizenship." Digesting the Public Sphere. 2017: 92-107.
Harper, R. A. and Zubida, H. in Donnan, H., Leutloff-Grandits, C., & Hurd, M. (Eds.). "Living on borrowed time: borders, ticking clocks and timelessness among temporary labour migrants in Israel." Migrating Borders and Moving Times: Temporality and the Crossing of Borders in Europe. 2017: 102-120.
Harper, R. A. in Lena Malm and Sarah Green. "Borderlands." When Walls Disappear. 2013: 68-83.
Harper, R. A. and Zubida, H. in David Tal. "The Israeli Triangle; (de)constructing the borders between Israeliness, Jewishness and Migrant Workers." Israel Identity: Between East and West.. 2013: 177-196.
Harper, R. A. in Elliott Barkan. "Immigration and incorporation of new Americans: citizenship prior to 1980." Encyclopedia of US Immigration. 2013: 1569-1584.
Harper, R. A. in David Schultz. "Private prisons." Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice. 2010: .
Harper, R. A. in David Schultz, ed. "Citizenship & Alienage." Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution. 2008: .
Harper, R. A. in David Schultz, ed. "Loyalty Oaths." Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution. 2008: .
Harper, R. A. in Stefan Szwed, ed. "The New Germans: What’s New in the New German Citizenship Law." Building a New Transatlantic Generation. 2005: .
Harper, R. A. in Yuri Kazepov, ed. "The Transformation of Inner and Outer Space: Reflections on Space and 9/11”." Cities of Europe. Changing Contexts, Local Arrangements and the Challenge to Urban Cohesion. 2004: .
Harper, R. A. in Yuri Kazepov, ed. "New York." Cities of Europe. Changing Contexts, Local Arrangements and the Challenge to Urban Cohesion. 2004: .
Harper, R. A. in Lukas K. Sosoe, ed. "Hear My Voice: Mechanisms for Community Participation for Citizens, Residents, and the Undocumented - New York Perspectives." Diversite Humaine: Democratie, Multiculturalisme et Citoyenneté.. 2003: .
Harper, R. A. in Jonathan Karl, ed. "Country reports - Southwest Asia." Freedom in the World 1993. 1993: .
Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Harper, R. A. and M. O. Sharpe. "Learning through the Pandemic Transactional online education is failing our students." Academe. Fall 7/23/2020: .
Harper, R. A.. "Excerpt from “Thinking about IRB and research partners.” Presented at the roundtable “Will the real ‘research ethics’ stand up? IRBs, DA-RT, QTD, and the APSA Ethics Guide in the age of Trump,”." APSANET. 2019: 5 ms pages.
Harper, R. A.. "Coloring Our Houses: Populations, Civic Engagement and Historic Houses in New York City." New York City Historic Houses Trust Newsletter. Spring 2012: 12-13.
Harper, R. A.. "Ubiquitous Bridgets." New York City Historic Houses Trust Newsletter. Fall 2010: 9-10.
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "In or Out – Migrant Workers in Israel: The Citizenship Dilemma." COST Action IS0803, WG1 - Borders, Materiality, Signification. April 8-9 2010, Berlin. 2010: .
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "Who's in Who's Out? Social Borders and Israeli Migrant Workers." Israel Studies Program, (workshop) “I am in the East but my heart is in the West”. 2010: .
Harper, R. A., & Zubida, H.. "Money Family Construction and Borders." COST EastBordNet. 2010: .
Harper, R. A.. "Letter from Straubing, Germany." Lilith. 32 2007: 8.
Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Harper, R. A.. "Neutrality in Practice: Switzerland's Role in the Middle East." European Studies Journal. 1990: .
Harper, R. A.. "Approaching Negotiations in Cases of Unconventional Warfare." Capitol Area Peace Studies Conference Proceedings. 1990: .
Monographs in Field Of Expertise
Harper, R. A.. "New York." The New York City Conference on Immigration: Resource Guide. 1996: .
Harper, R. A.. "Directory of Services to Immigrants: A Guide to Community-Based Organizations in New York City. 1996. City of New York; New York." Directory of Services to Immigrants: A Guide to Community-Based Organizations in New York City. 1996. City of New York; New York. 1996: .
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
"Steven C. Roach’s (2020) Decency and Difference" November 2020: .
"Brown-Dean, Khalilah L. (2019) Identity politics in the United States (Polity)" September 2020: .
"Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Megan A. Haddock et al., eds. (2017) Explaining civil society development: a social origins approach, (Johns Hopkins University Press) in Choice" November 2017: .
"Diccon Bewes’ (2010) Swiss Watching: Inside Europe's Landlocked Island, Nicholas Brealey Publishing. Swiss American Historical Review" February 2014: .
"Daniel Kanstroom's Deportation Nation in The New York Law Journal" June 27, 2008: 2.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Zwischen Staatsangehörigkeit und gesellschaftlicher Zugehörigkeit: Forschungsergebnisse aus den USA und Deutschland’ (Between citizenship and social inclusion: recent research from the USA and Germany) (Lecture presented in German) " 2020: (invited)The Graduate Colloquium on Immigration Society – between diversity and inequality at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Germany.
" Israel: Complicated Country of Migration’ CUNY Graduate Center, ‘Politics of Migration’ " 2020: (invited) Graduate Center (CUNY).
" The Citizenship Show: Citizenship Meanings in US Naturalization Ceremonies " 2018: Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Meeting Columbia University, NY, NY, May 3-5 2018.
" Cities and Citizenmaking " 2018: WPSA annual meeting, Contested Truth, San Francisco, California.
" Roundtable member: “Will the real “research ethics” stand up? IRBs, DA-RT, QTD, and the APSA Ethics Guide in the age of Trump” " 2018: WPSA annual meeting, Contested Truth, San Francisco, California.
" Winding Clocks: Temporary Labor Migration and Multiple Timescapes " 2018: Temporal Belongings Project: Social Life of Time in Edinburgh, Scotland.
" Local Practices of Citizenship: The City as Citizenmaker " 2017: Immigrant Integration in U.S. Cities: Past Lessons, Current Practices, and Future Directions, Baruch College, CUNY.
" Public Spectacles of Citizenship: US Naturalization Ceremonies " 2017 (unable to attend): WPSA annual meeting, The Politics of Identity, Intergroup Bias, and Conflict and Cooperation, Vancouver, BC.
" Deconstructing Naturalization Borders " 2017: (invited) William E. Macaulay Honors College, CUNY, “The Peopling of New York City,”.
" A Question of Cleanliness/Hygiene, Culture or Nationality? Non-Jewish labor migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Israel (presented by Hani Zubida) " 2017: Border Crossing and Medicine: Quarantine, detention and containment in history and the present, Berlin, Germany.
" What’s so Social about Remittances? A Discussion of Ceasing Remittances and the “Social” in Social Remittances (presented by Hani Zubida) " 2016: 4th Ruppin International Conference on Immigration and Social Integration, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel.
" What’s the Time? In search of the meaning(s) of time for temporary labor migrants " 2016: Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Meeting at Columbia University, New York.
" Buying, Borrowing, Renting, Stealing: Thinking about the Meaning of Time, Temporary Labor Migrants and their Children in Israel " 2016: WPSA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
" Remittances as a Social Visibility Tool (presented by Hani Zubida) " 2016: Euroborderscapes conference, Barcelona, Spain.
" ’Why do they do it?’ A discussion of the meaning of citizenship and US naturalization ceremonies " 2016: (invited) United States Department of State presentation for foreign correspondents in at the US Mission to the United Nations, NY.
" Lost Generations – Children and Youth in Refugee Crises " 2016: (invited) German UN Youth Delegates to the United Nations held at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations.
" Writing Outside the Lines: Using Reflective Practice & Site-Based Performance Art (to Teach Political Science) " 2015: The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, York College.
" A Question of Time for Temporary Labor Migrants (and their Children) in Israel " 2015: Annual meeting of the Association for Israel Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
" The Money Magnet” - (Im)Mobility and Asian Temporary Labor Migrants in Israel " 2015: Western Political Science Association annual meeting, The Politics of People in Motion, Las Vegas, Nevada.
" Immigrants: Now that ‘they’ are here what do we do? Identity, Inclusion or Exclusion? (presented by Hani Zubida) " 2015: The Israeli Law and Society Association Annual Conference 2015, Law and Society Between the Private and the Public, Haifa University.
" Living on Borrowed Time: Borders, Ticking Clocks and Timelessness among Temporary Labor Migrants and their Children in Israel (presented by Hani Zubida) " 2014: Borders at the Interface: Bordering Europe Africa and the Middle East, Ben Gurion University.
" Living on Borrowed Time: Borders, Ticking Clocks, and Timelessness among Temporary Labor Migrants and their Children in Israe " 2014: Annual meeting of the Association for Israel Studies , Israel: Leadership and Critical Decisions, The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Sede-Boker Campus Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
" 'Here One Moment...And Gone the Next' Remittances as a Social Visibility Tool " 2014: Association for Borderlands Studies 1st World Conference - Post-Cold War Borders, Global Trends and Regional Responses.
" East or West? Israel's Migrant Worker Policy Caught Between Two Worlds. " 2014: Israeli Political Science Association.
" Here One Moment... and Gone the Next?" Remittance as a Social Visibility Tool " 2014: Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual Meeting.
" Remittance as a Social Visibility Tool " 2014: ,” New York State Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
" Living on Borrowed Time: Borders, Ticking Clocks and Timelessness among Temporary Labor Migrants and their Children in Israel " 2014: IS Academy Migration and Development.
" Here One Moment... and Gone the Next?" Remittance as a Social Visibility Tool " 2013: EastBordNet/COST Relocating Borders conference.
" Wedding Bells" - How do Construction of New Families in Host Countries Impact Remittances? " 2013: International Sociological Association RC31 Migration and Well-Being Research Frontiers.
" East or West? Israel's Migrant Worker Policy Caught Between Two Worlds " 2013: EastBordNet/COST Relocating Borders conference.
" Berlin – When Borders Disappear. " 2013: EastBordNet/COST Relocating Borders conference.
" Home and Away - Hybrid Perspective on Identity Formation in 1.5 and Second Generation Adolescent Immigrants in Israe " 2013: EastBordNet/COST Relocating Borders conference.
" The effect of acculturation and discrimination on mental health symptoms and risk behaviors among adolescent migrants in Israel” " 2013: Conference on African Refuges in Israel.
" Here One Moment... and Gone the Next? Remittances as a Social Visibility Tool " 2013: WPSA.
" 18 IUS SOLI” panel discussion about birthright citizenship in Italy and beyond " 2012: (invited) Calandra Institute, NY.
" Foreign Workers and Israeliness-Jewishness Dilemma " 2012: Provost Lecture Series, York College.
" Documents, Techniques and Technologies " 2012: (invited) EastBordNet/COST Working Group WS4, "Visualization in Berlin, Germany.
" Guess Who's Coming for Dinner? How an Ethnic State Makes Sense of Non Co-Ethnic Migrants " 2012: Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
" Migrant Workers in Israel " 2012: Official testimony presented by Dr. Hani Zubida before the Israeli Knesset, Committee on Foreign Workers.
" Should They Stay or Should They Go? Israel as an Ethnic State and the Question of Accommodation or Exclusion for Non-Coethnics Who Decide to Join the Ethnic State " 2012: Association for the Study of Nationalities.
" "Room at the Inn? – Accepting Difference and the Future of Migrant Workers in Israel" (with Hani Zubida) " 2011: EPSA Net Israel, The Annual conference of the Israeli Forum for Social Welfare, The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel,.
" Where do we fit? Migrant workers between Jewishness and Israeliness – the Current Israeli citizenship debate " 2011: The Israeli Law and Society Association Annual Conference.
" Will a Child Lead Them? Foreign Worker Children and the Israeliness-Jewishness Debate " 2011: Western Political Science Association annual meeting, San Antonio, April 2011..
" "Money Family Construction and Borders". (invited lecture) " 2010: (invited) COST Action IS0803, WS2 - Trusting the Neighbours: Debt, Credit, Coupons and Gifts Across Borders..
" Social Borders, Israeli Migrant Workers and The Future of Israel as a Jewish State " 2010: (invited) Institute for Israel Studies Workshop at the University of Calgary, Canada.
" "Who's in Who's Out? Social Borders and Israeli Migrant Workers". . " 2010: Israel Studies Program, (workshop) “I am in the East but my heart is in the West” October 3-5, University of Calgary.
" The Core of the Identity, the Heart of the Dispute: Who's an Israeli? "Who is in and who is out? Social Borders and Migrant Workers in Israel" (with Hani Zubida) " 2010: Bar-Ilan University.
" Harvesting the Power of Social Networking for the Political Science Classroom (with Wendy Johnson) " 2010: American Political Science Association Teaching & Learning.
" After the Oath: The Legacy of the Bush Administration on IUS Citizenship Policy " 2009: American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
" Representing Citizenship: A German Case " 2009: Wayne State University Annual Citizenship Conference.
" Generating Political Science Space in a MySpace World: Dealing with Differing Technologic Comfort " 2009: American Political Science Association Teaching & Learning.
" Interpreting Citizenship: What Does Citizenship Mean? " 2009: Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
" Where Have All the Women’s Issues Gone? " 2009: York College.
" Non sum qualis eram: The Transformation from Permanent Resident into Citizen " 2004: Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Center.
" Genre and Writing Within the Discipline " 2004: CUNY Graduate Center Writing Fellows Seminar.
" When It’s All About the Grade: The Writing Process in a Grade-Focused World " 2003: CUNY Graduate Center Writing Fellows Seminar.
" Other Kinds of Potentates: a qualitative study examining the perception of the influence of US immigration policy on the private lives of Indian immigrants in New York City " 2000: IPSA.
" Hear My Voice: Mechanisms for Community Participation - New York Perspectives " 1996: Democracy, Citizenship & Pluralism, University of Montreal.
" German Integration Policies: Living in the Land of Illusion " 1994: Robert Bosch Foundation.
" Ethnic Tension, Youth and Revolution: Eastern Europe in Turmoil " 1993: George Washington University.
" Defense or Refugee Management: Role of the US Armed Forces " 1993: Columbia University MPA Conference.
" The Myth and Kurdistan " 1991: George Washington University Low Intensity Conflict Student Conference.
" Approaching Negotiations in Cases of Unconventional " 1990: Capitol Area Peace Studies Conference.
" The European Community " 1988: Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Student Conference.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Faculty of the Year, York College, elected by York College Student Government Association: 2019.
Provost's Award, for sponsoring students in Undergraduate Research: 2019.
Leadership Award, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators of the City of New York: 2018.
Dean’s Award, for sponsoring students in Undergraduate Research: 2018.
Dean’s Award, for sponsoring students in Undergraduate Research: 2017.
Ivo Duchacek Award: 2005.
Sigma Iota Rho: 1991.
PSC-CUNY, Making Citizens, Revealing Ourselves: Naturalization as a Public Performance of Citizenship TRADA-49-549. 2018-2019: $3499.
New York Council on the Humanities, Public Speakers Grant. 2017-2018: $400.
York College Alumni Association, Ronald H. Brown Summer Pre-Law Preparatory Program. 2017: $2000.
Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Israel Studies. 2016: $1500.
York College Alumni Association, Ronald H. Brown Summer Pre-Law Preparatory Program. 2016: $5000(rejected).
PSC-CUNY, Foreign Workers in Israel: where do we draw the borders?. 2015-2016: $6000.
PSC-CUNY, Foreign Workers in Israel: where do we draw the borders?. 2014-2015: $6000.
New York Council for the Humanities, Community Conversations on Democracy. 2014-2015: $400.
York College Alumni Association, Ronald H. Brown Summer Pre-Law Preparatory Program. 2014: $2500.
Auxiliary Enterprises, Citizenship Policy and Civic Engagement. 2014: $400.
York College Alumni Association, Ronald H. Brown Summer Pre-Law Preparatory Program. 2013: $1000.
Auxiliary Enterprises, Citizenship & Recidivism. 2013-2014: $700.
Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Summer Institute for Israel Studies. 2012: $15,000 (value).
PSC-CUNY, Foreign Workers in Israel: where do we draw the borders?. 2012-2013: $6000.
New York Council for the Humanities, Community Conversations on Democracy. 2012: $400.
PSC-CUNY, Foreign Workers in Israel: where do we draw the borders?. 2011-2012: $6000.
PSC-CUNY, Where For Art Thou, Classic Immigration State?. 2010-2011: $3867.
York College Alumni Association, Ronald H. Brown Summer Pre-Law Preparatory Program. 2010: $2000.
CUNY, Faculty Fellowship Publication Project. 2010: course release.
CUNY-CETL, Finding Political Science Space in a MySpace World. 2009-2010: course release.
PSC-CUNY, Who We Are: An examination of citizenship manuals. 2009-2010: $3750.
Nippon Foundation, 100 Books About Japan for York Library. 2009: $4000 (value).
Wellesley College, Mary A. Hildreth Fund, Does Citizenship Really Matter?. 2008: $3000.
Harvard Univeristy Minda da Gunzburg Center, non sum qualis eram. 2004: $1000.
CUNY, Graduate Study. 1998-2003: tuition plus stipend.
Robert Bosch Foundation, German-American Intercultural Relations. 1993-1994: $35,000+ living expenses.
Offices Held In Professional Societies
Section Chair - Section 24: States, Local and Urban Politics, Western Political Science Association: 2017-2018.
Section Chair - Section 7: (Im)migration & Citizenship, Western Political Science Association: 2015-2016.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Expert Reviewer: Austrian Science Fund (similar to US NSF): 2016.
External Expert, EastBordNet/Cost (European Union-funded Scientific and Technical Consortium): 2010-present.
Journal Reviewer: Oñati Socio-Legal Series (Spain): 2017.
Journal Reviewer: PLOS: 2015-present.
Journal Reviewer: Social Currents: 2014-present.
Journal Reviewer: Journal of Applied Gerontology: 2013-present.
Journal Reviewer: Ethnicity and Health: 2012-present.
Journal Reviewer: Qualitative Health Research: 2011-present.
Journal Reviewer: Journal of Political Science Education: 2009-present.
Journal Reviewer:Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies: 2011-present.
Chair, WPSA Panel 07.06: “Citizenship, National Identity, and Belonging: Finding Meaning in Membership”: 2017 (appointed).
Chair, WPSA, Panel 06.03 ”Immigrant Participation and Socialization”: 2014.
Chair, Relocating Borders Conference, Panel 356, “Europe and its Eastern Borders,” Berlin, Germany: 2013.
Chair, WPSA, Panel 05.07 “Comparative Perspectives on Immigration and Immigrant policies”: 2011.
Discussant, WPSA, Panel 06.03 ”Immigrant Participation and Socialization”: 2014.
Discussant, WPSA Panel 06.06 “Immigrants at the Margins: Rights, Citizenship, and (Im)Mobility,” Las Vegas, Nevada: 2015.
Discussant, WPSA, Panel 05.07 “Immigrant Incorporation in Europe”: 2012.
Discussant, WPSA, Panel 05.09 “Narrative/Discursive Approaches to Immigration Issues”: 2011.
Sponsor for 6 Graduate Students working on research on Israel Studies: 2010-present.
Sponsor for 5 Undergraduate Students working on research on Temporary Labor Migrants in Israel: 2012-present.
Sponsor for 32 Undergraduate Students working on research on Political Science topics: 2010-present.
Sponsor for 3 Undergraduate Students working on research on Citizenship & Immigration Policy: 2016-present.
Event Organizer, Constitution, Leadership and the Media with Jami Floyd, host npr’s ‘All Things Considered’ (grant funded): 2017.
Event Organizer, The Oath of the Presidency and the Constitution: 2016.
Event Organizer, ‘How Does the World See the 2016 US Presidential Elections?’ an event with foreign correspondents to comment on the elections with Wang Guan – CCTV (Chinese media); Robert Poredos - Slovene Press Agency (Slovenian media); James Reinl – Al Jazeera English (Arab world media); Bobby Talukdar, G. L. Group of Publications (Indian media); Andrew Visconti - AGL News Syndicate (Italian media): 2016.
Event Organizer, Right to Privacy, CITIZENFOUR (grant funded): 2015.
Event Organizer, Mass incarceration and Recidivism in Light of the Constitution: 2014.
Event Organizer, citizenship rights in the Constitution, the DREAM act and access to citizenship for undocumented immigrants: 2013.
Event Organizer, contemporary significance of Constitution Drafter and Jamaica, NY native son Rufus King with guest speaker Roy Fox from Rufus King Manor: 2012.
Event Organizer, Public Art - Civil Liberties in a Post-9/11 World: 2011.
Event Organizer, Public Discussion and Vote on Pending Proposals to Eliminate Birthright Citizenship: 2010.
Event Organizer, Public Art - What Would you Say to the Framers of the Constitution?: 2009.
Series Organizer, “Tea with Lawyers” a series of afternoon events with attorneys discussing the field, hot topics, career opportunities, law school admissions and preparation: 2009-present.
Co-Organizer, Lunches with…(series of lunches with professionals in Political Science): 2015-2016.
Co-Organizer, ‘Foreclosure’ an event in conjunction with Writing On It All, a participatory public art program, to think about the administration and politics of housing foreclosure policy: 2016.
Co-Organizer, Personal Statements Workshop: 2015-present.
Organizer, Chair and Discussant, Politics & Social Movements Panel, Cultural Diversity Week: 2014-2016.
Chair and Discussant, Student Research Day panel, “What the Data Say”: 2014.
Co-Organizer and Discussant (with Samuel Ghelli, Foreign Languages) “18 IUS SOLI” funded film and discussion about citizenship policy in Italy: 2014.
Co-Organizer, New York Council on the Humanities funded and Rufus King Manor joint sponsored event, Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan "Poking Fun: Political Puns and Social Satire in the Genre Paintings of William Sidney Mount": 2014.
Organizer, Chair and Discussant, Funded Film and Panel Discussion on Recidivism with Mika’il DeVeaux, Executive Director of Citizens Against Recidivism, Adjunct Lecturer at York College and Toni Luck, MSW and York College Alumna: 2014.
Co-Organizer, "From Battleground to Empire State: New York and the Legacy of the War of 1812." Given by Alfred Ronzoni, New York Council on the Humanities funded and Rufus King Manor and History and Philosophy Department: 2013.
Chair and Discussant, student panel “Did the Court Get it Wrong? An examination of recent US Supreme Court Decisions,” York College School of Arts & Sciences Fall Exhibition: 2013.
Sponsor, Undergraduate Research Day – sponsor student research and presentations: 2013-present.
Co-Organizer (with Bill Hughes), Political Science and Journalism joint-sponsored event "Covering Elections: Beyond Stump Speeches and Press Releases." Panel discussion featuring Errol Louis, NY1's Political News anchor, Brian Fritsch, the campaign manager for Queens Borough President candidate Melinda Katz and Bob Liff, a former NY Newsday City Hall reporter now working for power consultant George Arzt: 2013.
Organizer, “Regulations and Policy Making: Where Have We Come and Where are We Going” given by Dr. Dilcia Granville-Mattiasich, Public Affairs Specialist, US Food and Drug Administration: 2012.
Organizer, “Affordable Health Care” given by Dr. Jaime Torres, Regional Director of US Health and Human Services: 2012.
Organizer, “Legal Issues and the Trayvon Martin Case” Judge William Erlbaum: 2012.
Co-Organizer, presentation by the Innocence Project for an interdisciplinary event with Biology Department: 2011.
Co-Organizer, “Attending Graduate School” workshop with Drs. Kathariya Mokrue and Kristin Davies: 2011.
Organizer, “What’s it Like to be a Judge?” presentation by Justices William Erlbaum and Daniel Lewis of the NYS Supreme Court: 2010.
Organizer, “Surviving Bureaucracy and Alternatives to Incarceration” Frank DeJesus, Legal Aid: 2009.
Organizer, “American Politics and Local Communities” presented by NYC Councilman Thomas White: 2009.
Presenter, “Reed v Reed: 40 Years of Equal Protection for Women”: 2011.
Organizer, “US Citizenship and Naturalization Services” Panel Program with Shyconia Burden, Stephen Wittreich and Ernesto Stewart of the Citizenship and Naturalization Services: 2012.
Guide, Accompany Pre-Law students on annual visits to Queens Criminal Court: 2008-present.
Guide and Advocate, Accompany students to the Law School Admissions Council Annual Meeting: 2008-present.
Guide, Accompany Pre-Law Students on tours of CUNY Law School St. John’s University Law: 2008-present.
Organizer, “Environmental Policy Today” with Eric Schaaf, Director of Region 2, Environmental Protection Agency: 2013.
Guide, Visited the Tenement Museum and provided a tour of the Lower East Side with students: 2012.
Co-Organizer, “Do You Want to Be A Diplomat?” Patricia Guy, CUNY Diplomat in Residence: 2012.
Co-Organizer, Kenneth Browne memorial lecture in conjunction with Student Development and the Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association: 2013-present.
Invited Speaker for In-Coming Pre-Law Students to Ronald H. Brown Summer Pre-Law Preparatory Program, St. John’s University School of Law: 2008-present.
Appointed Member, Strategic Planning Committee, New York City Historic Houses Trust: 2017-present.
Member, New York City Historic Houses Trust Directors' Council: 2009-present.
Member, Koerber Foundation/CDS International “IntegrationXchange” Selection Committee: 2006-2007.
Member, Robert Bosch Foundation Selection Committee: 2000-2001.
Vice President, Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association: 1993-2003.
Expert Advisor, Ministerial Council for Immigrant Issues - Quebec, Canada: 1996.
Expert Witness for Asylum Cases: 1993-1996.