The Changing Nature of Government Service
Task Force Members
Paul A. Volcker
Paul A. Volcker (Task Force Chair) served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He is former Chairman of Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., as well as Professor Emeritus of International Economic Policy at Princeton University. Educated at Princeton and Harvard and the London School of Economics, Mr. Volcker divided the earlier stages of his career between the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the U.S. Treasury Department. He was recently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Accounting Standards Committee and also chaired an intensive investigation of the UN’s Oil-for-Food Program. He is involved as consultant, or director of a number of organizations.
William G. Barron, Jr.
William G. Barron Jr. (Task Force Director) is a consultant to the Bureau of the Census, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Princeton University. Before becoming a private consultant, Mr. Barron had been a Senior Client Executive at Northrop Grumman Corporation and a Visiting Lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University for the spring 2005 semester. Prior to returning to Princeton, Barron was Senior Vice President for Economic Studies at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. Previously, after retiring from the United States Census Bureau in 2002, Barron spent two years at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, where he was the Frederick H. Schultz class of 1951 Professor of International Economic Policy with the rank of Lecturer of Public and International Affairs for the 2002-2003 academic year, and, in 2003-2004, he held the position of John L. Weinberg/ Goldman Sachs and Company Visiting Professor and Lecturer in Public and International Affairs. Before leaving the Federal Government after more than 34 years of public service in 2002, Barron was Deputy Director, and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Census Bureau where he was Acting Director from January 2001 to March 2002. He joined the Commerce Department and the Bureau of the Census in July 1998, after a thirty-year career at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). At the BLS, Barron was Deputy Commissioner from 1983 to 1998, serving as Acting BLS Commissioner on several occasions, including twenty-three months as Acting Commissioner from January 1991 to October 2003. Barron is the only career civil servant ever to receive delegated authority to direct the work of the Federal Government’s two largest statistical agencies, the Census Bureau and the BLS. The recipient of numerous awards for management and public service, Barron has testified before the Congress on numerous occasions on a wide variety of technical and managerial topics.
Elizabeth L. Colagiuri
Elizabeth L. Colagiuri (Lead Author) is Senior Special Assistant to the Dean at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Executive Director of the Princeton Project on National Security. Her current work focuses on civil-military relations and national security affairs. Prior positions include Special Assistant to the President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Leslie H. Gelb., and Vice President for Marketing Strategy at Merrill Lynch Global Private Client. She was commissioned through the Navy ROTC program and served on active duty for five years, including two years as Assistant Protocol Officer to the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and one year as Administrative Assistant to the Navy’s Chief of Legislative Affairs. In 1998 she was a Rosenthal Fellow working on foreign policy issues for Senator Bob Graham (D-FL). She received a B.A. in government from Cornell University and an M.P.A. in international relations from the Woodrow Wilson School.
Richard N. Haass
Richard N. Haass is President of the Council on Foreign Relations, a position he has held since July 2003. Haass is the author or editor of ten books on American foreign policy. His most recent book, The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course, was published by Public Affairs. He is also the author of one book on management: The Bureaucratic Entrepreneur: How to Be Effective in Any Unruly Organization. From January 2001- June 2003, Haass was Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, Haass also served as U.S. Coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and was the lead U.S. Government official in support of the Northern Ireland peace process. For his efforts, he received the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award. Ambassador Haass has extensive additional government experience. From 1989-1993, he was Special Assistant to President George Bush and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. In 1991, Haass was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal for his contributions to the development and articulation of U.S. policy during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Previously, he served in the Departments of State (1981-85) and Defense (1979-80) and was a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate. Haass also was Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution, the Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Studies at Hamilton College, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A Rhodes Scholar, Haass holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and the Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University.
Alan B. Krueger
Alan B. Krueger holds the Bendheim Professorship in Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He has published widely on the economics of education, labor demand, income distribution, time allocation, well-being, social insurance, labor market regulation, and environmental economics. Since 1987 he has held a joint appointment in the Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He is the founding Director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is the author of What Makes a Terrorist, Education Matters: A Selection of Essays on Education, co-author of Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, and co-author of Inequality in American: What Role for Human Capital Policies? He is a member of the Board of the Russell Sage Foundation and the American Institutes for Research. He is a member of the editorial board of Science, and was editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives from 1996 to 2002 and co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association from 2003-05. In 1994-95 he served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association and serves as chief economist for the National Council on Economic Education. He was named a Sloan Fellow in Economics in 1992 and an NBER Olin Fellow in 1989-90. He was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1996 and a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists in 2005. He was awarded the Kershaw Prize by the Association for Public Policy and Management in 1997 (for distinguished contributions to public policy analysis by someone under the age of 40) and Mahalanobis Memorial Medal by the Indian Econometric Society in 2001. He was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor Economics with David Card in 2006. In 2002 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and in 2003 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. From March 2000 to March 2006 he was a regular contributor to the "Economic Scene" column in the New York Times. He received a B.S. degree (with honors) from Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations, an A.M. in Economics from Harvard University in 1985, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1987.
Susan Marquis is Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate school, one of the leading Ph.D. programs in policy analysis. Prior to joining PRGS, Susan was Vice President for Resource Management at LMI, a leading not-for-profit government research and consulting firm. The Resource Management business areas include acquisition & grants, resource & financial management, technology assessment/modeling & simulation, healthcare policy, strategic planning, and enterprise architectures and IT analysis, custom system and application development. As a corporate officer at LMI, Susan had additional responsibilities for strategic planning, developing and leading advanced degree intern and fellowship programs, and establishment of the LMI Research Institute. Susan joined LMI in 2002 from the Chief of Naval Operations staff and has served as a member of the Senior Executive Service in several positions, most recently as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Resource, Requirements and Assessments). Before the Navy, she was the Deputy Director, Assessment, Director, Planning and Analytic Support Division, OSD Program Analysis and Evaluation, holding several analytic and managerial positions. She served as a member of the 2004 and 2005 Defense Science Board Summer Studies related to “Transition to and from Hostilities” and “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” She has published several articles in Strategic Review and is the author of Unconventional Warfare: Rebuilding U.S. Special Operations Forces, published by the Brookings Institution Press. She received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College, Rutgers University, and MPA and Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Nolan McCarty is the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs and associate dean of the Woodrow Wilson School. His research interests include U.S. politics, democratic political institutions, and political game theory. He has co-authored two books: Political Game Theory (2006, Cambridge University Press with Adam Meirowitz) and Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches (2006, MIT Press with Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal). Other recent publications include The Realignment of National Politics and the Income Distribution (1997 with Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal), "Bureaucratic Capacity, Delegation, and Political Reform" (2004 with John Huber) in the American Political Science Review, "The Appointments Dilemma" (2004) in the American Journal of Political Science, "Political Resource Allocation: The Benefits and Costs of Voter Initiatives" (2001 with John G. Matsusaka) in the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, "The Hunt for Party Discipline" (2001 with Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal) in the American Political Science Review, "Cabinet Decision Rules and Political Uncertainty in Parliamentary Bargaining" (2001 with John Huber) in the American Political Science Review, and "The Politics of Blame: Bargaining before an Audience," (2000 with Timothy Groseclose) in the American Journal of Political Science. McCarty was the program co-chair of the 2005 Midwest Political Association Meetings and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences during academic 2004-05 year.
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, is also the Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations and former Dean of the Kennedy School. He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, did postgraduate work at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology. In 2004, he published Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics; and The Power Game: A Washington Novel. In 2008, he published The Powers to Lead and Understanding International Conflict (7th edition).
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is presently on leave, serving as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State. She was Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University from 2002-2009. Slaughter came to the Wilson School from Harvard Law School where she was the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law and Director of the International Legal Studies Program. She is also the former President of the American Society of International Law, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations. Drawing from this rich interdisciplinary expertise, Slaughter has written and taught broadly on global governance, international criminal law, and American foreign policy. Her most recent book is The Idea that Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World, published in 2007 by Basic Books. She is also the author of A New World Order, in which she identified transnational networks of government officials as an increasingly important component of global governance. Slaughter has been a frequent commentator on foreign affairs in newspapers, radio, and television. She was also the convener and academic co-chair of the Princeton Project on National Security, a multi-year research project aimed at developing a new, bipartisan national security strategy for the United States, and was a member of the National War Powers Commission.
Allison Stanger is Russell J. Leng '60 Professor of International Politics and Economics and Director of the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury College. Her new book, One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy, is forthcoming with Yale University Press in fall 2009. Stanger has published op-eds on this topic in the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, and Washington Post. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Academic Leadership Council of Business for Diplomatic Action, and the Board of the American Friends of the Václav Havel Library. She was also a contributor to the Booz Allen Hamilton project on the World's Most Enduring Institutions and the Princeton Project on National Security. Stanger received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University.
Max Stier is President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. He has worked in all three branches of the federal government. In 1982, he served on the personal staff of U.S. Representative Jim Leach (R-IA). Mr. Stier clerked for Chief Judge James Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1992 and for Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court in 1994. Between these two positions, Mr. Stier served as Special Litigation Counsel to Assistant Attorney General Anne Bingaman at the Department of Justice. In 1995, Mr. Stier joined the law firm of Williams & Connolly where he practiced primarily in the area of white collar defense. He comes most recently from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, having served as the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation. Mr. Stier is a graduate of Yale College and Stanford Law School, and a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration.
Lynn B. Thoman
Lynn B. Thoman’s professional activities include philanthropic, business and educational aspects. She is co-President of the Lowenstein Foundation which focuses on education, health, and medical research. Her business activities include being Managing Partner of Corporate Perspectives, a consulting firm. Prior to that, she worked at American Express where she was responsible for marketing for Card, Travel and Travelers Cheques for all countries outside the United States. She also managed strategic planning and prior to that, she managed the foreign exchange exposure for all divisions of American Express. Her educational activities include being Chair of the Dean's Council as well as co-Chair of the Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Princeton University); a member of the Steering Committee of Women In Leadership at Princeton; a member of the Board of Harvard Medical School and a member of the Harvard University Committee on Science and Engineering. She is also a member of the Board of Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) and an Honorary Trustee of The Nature Conservancy-ENY. She holds a BA in economics from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Task Force Advisors
Ann D. Corwin
Ann D. Corwin is responsible for directing the activities of the WWS Office of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations in assisting first-year MPA students obtain required summer internships and optional year-out internships; MPA, MPP, and Ph.D. students find permanent jobs after graduation; and WWS graduate students secure part-time work-study assignments. In that regard, she organizes annual recruiting visits, panels, workshops, and programs; authors job and work-study announcement memos; and provides general guidance and advice. In addition, she is responsible for managing the graduate alumni activities of the Woodrow Wilson School -- which includes preparing the annual WWS Graduate Alumni Directory; organizing the annual WWS Graduate Alumni Weekend; arranging alumni events in Washington, DC, New York City, and elsewhere; and overseeing the annual WWS graduate annual giving campaign. The WWS Office of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations also provides career assistance to WWS graduate alumni who return to the job market. Ann joined the WWS Office of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations in September 1974 and provides a personal and institutional memory for the office of both placement and alumni contacts.
David E. Lewis
David E. Lewis is professor of political science at Vanderbilt. His research interests include the presidency, executive branch politics, and public administration. He is the author of Presidents and the Politics of Agency Design (Stanford University Press, 2003) and numerous articles on American politics, public administration and management. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, American Politics Research, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Enterprise and Society, and Armed Forces and Society. His forthcoming book, The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance (Princeton University Press, 2008), analyzes the causes and consequences of presidential politicization of the executive branch. Ph.D. Stanford University.