Meet the staff of the Global Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University.


Michael A. Genovese, President | Global Policy Institute

Michael A. Genovese earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1979. He currently holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies, is a professor of political science, and is 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.



Dr. Gene Park, Director | Global Policy Institute

Gene Park's research interests include comparative and international political economy; Japanese foreign policy and politics; and the politics of monetary policy, public spending and taxation. He also has a broad interest in East Asian security. His most recent co-authored book is "Taming Japan's Deflation: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy" (Cornell University Press, 2018). An earlier book, "Spending without Taxation: FILP and Politics of Public Finance," was published in 2011 (Stanford University Press). He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Swarthmore College and Ph.D. in Political Science from University of California Berkeley. He is an avid tennis player.



Brittany Benjamin Amante, Graduate Assistant | Global Policy Institute

Brittany Benjamin Amante is a first-year graduate student in the Marital & Family Therapy - Art Therapy Program. Previously, she graduated summa cum laude from Santa Clara University with a degree in communication/journalism and art history. She also worked at the YWCA as lead case manager for the women's shelter program and as a program assistant for the Palo Alto Public Art Program. She is passionate about women's rights and representation, and she hopes to use the art therapy model to bring healing to marginalized groups around the world.