Hon. Clarine Nardi Riddle
Clarine Nardi Riddle is counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP where she leads the firm’s Washington, DC office and government affairs practice. She was Connecticut’s 22nd attorney general, and the only woman to date to serve in that role, from 1989–91. She also served as judge of the Connecticut Superior Court, Connecticut’s highest trial court of general jurisdiction, from 1991–93. From 1994 to 2003, she was senior vice president and general counsel of the National Multi Housing Council. Earlier in her career, she served as a counsel at the Indiana Legislative Services Agency, special counsel to the Connecticut Senate Majority Leader Joseph I. Lieberman (I–Conn.), and deputy corporation counsel for the City of New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in honors mathematics, a juris doctor degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and a doctor of humane letters from Saint Joseph College, Hartford, Connecticut. In 1999 she was inducted into the law school’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.
The Center’s Advisory Boards
Hon. Clarine Nardi Riddle
Jack A. Bobo
Jack Bobo is the CEO of Futurity, a food foresight company. He was previously the senior advisor for biotechnology in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. He also serves as the chief of the Department’s Biotechnology and Textile Trade Policy Division. Before joining the State Department, Bobo practiced at the Washington, D.C. firm of Crowell & Moring, LLP. Previously, Bobo received a research fellowship in international law at Cambridge University, served as an advisor to the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, and taught science in Mekambo, Gabon in Central Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Pamela Sumner Coffey
Pamela Sumner Coffey is the director of the international grants program at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a Washington, D.C.–based NGO. Before joining the campaign, Coffey was a senior international development specialist at Development Alternatives Inc., where she managed and provided technical expertise on global policy and institutional reform projects for USAID and the World Bank. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the IU Maurer School of Law.
Hon. David F. Hamilton
In November 2009, Judge Hamilton was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. From 1994 to 2009, he served as a U.S. district judge for the Southern District of Indiana, and was that court’s chief judge in 2008–2009. He grew up in southern Indiana, graduated from Haverford College and Yale Law School, and served as a law clerk for Judge Richard D. Cudahy of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 1983–84. He practiced law as an associate and then partner at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis, and served as counsel to the governor of Indiana from 1989–91.
Hon. Lee H. Hamilton
Lee H. Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. From 1965 to 1999, he was United States Representative from the 9th District of Indiana. While in Congress, Hamilton’s chairmanships included the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran. He also was chairman of the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress and worked to promote integrity and efficiency in the institution. In addition, he served as vice chair of National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission), co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, and co-chair of the Independent Task Force on Immigration and America’s Future. At Indiana University, Hamilton is a professor of practice in the School for Public and Environmental Affairs, a distinguished scholar in the School of Global and International Studies, and co-chair for IU’s International Engagement Advisory Board. From 1999 through 2010, Hamilton was president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Hamilton is a graduate of DePauw University and the IU Maurer School of Law. He is a member of the Law School’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.
Keith Luse is the executive director of the National Committee on North Korea. Previously, Luse was the senior East Asia policy advisor for Chairman and later Ranking Member Senator Richard G. Lugar (R–Ind.) at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2003 until 2013. Luse also served as staff director for Sen. Lugar at the Senate Agriculture Committee from 1999 through 2002, where the senator also served as chairman and later ranking member. In addition to assisting Senator Lugar at the Foreign Relations Committee on legislative initiatives, Luse directed or participated in several oversight projects and investigations. They included the integrity of the U.S.–funded humanitarian assistance distribution process inside North Korea; the murder of Americans in Papua, Indonesia; corruption and transparency challenges at the Asia Development Bank and the World Bank, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance to countries in East Asia with an emphasis on Cambodia and Indonesia.
In 2016, Luse was presented the Vietnam Medal of Friendship by President Truong Tan Sang for active contributions to the process of Normalization and Development of the U.S.–Vietnam relationship. Upon departing the Senate in 2013, Luse received the Philippine Legion of Honor Award from President Aquino for assisting Senator Lugar’s efforts to foster relations between the United States and the Philippines and Southeast Asia. He is also a co-recipient of the 2010 Kato Ryozo Award for Service to the U.S.–Japan Alliance.
Luse has also been a guest lecturer at The University of Indonesia (Jakarta), The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic Academy, The Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic Academy (Hanoi), The Foreign Language Institute (Pyongyang), The Indonesian Parliament (Jakarta) and several American universities.
PhD Advisory Board
Sameeksha Desai, Assistant Professor, Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Sara Friedman, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Sumit Ganguly, Professor, Department of Political Science
Ilana Gershon, Ruth N. Halls Professor of Anthropology
Jeffrey Isaac, James H. Rudy Professor, Department of Political Science
Feisal al-Istrabadi, Professor of Practice, Maurer School of Law; Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professorship in Global Strategic Studies, Central Eurasian Studies Department, IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Jayanth Krishnan, Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law
Lauren Morris MacLean, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science Christiana Ochoa, Professor of Law and Class of 1950 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor, Maurer School of Law; Academic Director, Indiana University Mexico Gateway
Sarah Phillips, Professor, Department of Anthropology
William Scheuerman, Professor, Department of Political Science
Nazif Shahrani, Chair and Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Beverly Stoeltje, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Timothy William Waters, Professor, Maurer School of Law