Michael A. Genovese, President, Global Policy Institute

Michael A. Genovese received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1979. He currently holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies, is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University. In 2006, he was made a Fellow at the Queens College, Oxford University. In 2015 he was named President of the Global Policy Institute.  

Jennifer M. Ramos, Global Policy Institute Senior Fellow

Jennifer M. Ramos is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. Her research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of political change, with an emphasis on the role of ideas, norms, and identity. In addition, she specializes in US public opinion and foreign policy.  Her current research interests include religion and foreign policy preferences, drone warfare, and  the preventive use of force.  

Kerstin Fisk, Global Policy Institute Fellow

Kerstin Fisk’s research focuses on issues of security, peace, and conflict, with an emphasis on forced migration and political violence. She received a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in 2013. Her dissertation, entitled “Moving Targets: Refugee Geography and the Diffusion of Conflict and Violence in Africa,” investigates how refugee settlement patterns affect patterns of violence by state and non-state armed actors in African conflicts. Her recent work also includes “Actions Speak Louder than Words: Preventive Self-Defense as a Cascading Norm” with Jennifer M. Ramos, published in International Studies Perspectives.

Dr. Gene Park, Global Policy Institute Fellow

Dr. Gene Park specializes in comparative politics, international relations, and political economy.  His research focuses broadly on understanding the reciprocal relationship between politics and markets.  Current projects include a comparative study of the politics of budget deficits, a study of Japanese monetary policy, and a survey study on the determinants of tax attitudes.

Janie Steckinrider, Global Policy Institute Fellow

Dr. Steckenrider's research and teaching in Political Science are focused in the areas of political gerontology and women's studies. Her publications include Women as Political Leaders (with Michael Genovese, Taylor and Francis Press) and New Direction in Old Age Policies (with Tonya Parrott, SUNY Press) and articles in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, Southwest Journal of Aging, Encyclopedia of Aging and Journal of Women and Politics.

Hon. Graham Allen, MP, Global Policy Institute non-resident Fellow & member of British House of Commons