Greg Ahlgren’s latest novel, Fort Fisher: The Battle for the Gibraltar of the South, was recently published. A historical novel told from the point of view of enlisted combatants on both sides, as well as from the point of view of a woman who served as the chief Union spy, Fort Fisher tells the story of the four-day battle between the combined forces of the Union Army and Navy against the Confederate Army at Fort Fisher. In addition to his work as an author, Ahlgren has been a criminal justice professor, a state legislator, and a political activist. His books include the alternate history time-travel novel, Prologue, and the international thriller, The Medici Legacy. He and Stephen Monier co-authored the true crime book Crime of the Century: The Lindbergh Kidnapping Hoax.
Mary Daly has been appointed executive vice president and director of economic research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In her role, Ms. Daly will oversee research that supports the development of monetary policy and that helps to further the understanding of the economy nationally and globally. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Daly was senior vice president and associate director of Economic Research at the San Francisco Fed. Currently, she serves on the U.S. Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers and is a research fellow at the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. She also serves on the Bank’s Executive Committee, the governance group in charge of strategic direction and policy for the Twelfth District, and chairs the Bank’s Diversity Council. More information can be found at: http://www.frbsf.org/our-district/press/news-releases/2016/mary-c-daly-appointed-executive-vice-president-and-director-of-research/?utm_source=frbsf-home-in-the-news&utm_medium=frbsf&utm_campaign=in-the-news
The American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) announced that Judith Douglas is now Chair of the Institute for Innovation Advisory Board after serving as Vice Chair for 3 months. ACT-IAC created the Institute for Innovation to provide “an objective, non-partisan forum for strategic thought leadership to advance government missions through the innovative application and management of information technology.” Douglas is a client industry executive at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where she utilizes her expertise in public service at the federal, state, and local levels. The press release can be found here: https://www.actiac.org/judith-douglas-selected-chair-institute-innovation-advisory-board-0
The American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) announced that Judith Douglas was selected as Vice Chair of the Institute for Innovation Advisory Board. ACT-IAC created the Institute for Innovation to provide “an objective, non-partisan forum for strategic thought leadership to advance government missions through the innovative application and management of information technology.” Douglas is a client industry executive at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where she utilizes her expertise in public service at the federal, state, and local levels. The press release can be found here: https://www.actiac.org/act-iac-announces-new-vice-chair-institute-innovation-advisory-board.
Dr. Robert Deal recently published his book, The Law of the Whale Hunt: Dispute Resolution, Property Law, and American Whalers, 1780-1880. In the book, Deal offers a historically rich account of how whalers settled disputes in the absence of formal legal institutions and the subsequent formation of property law regulating the American whaling industry. Deal is an associate professor of American history and director of graduate studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He specializes in legal and environmental history. More details about the book can be found here: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/early-republic-and-antebellum-history/law-whale-hunt-dispute-resolution-property-law-and-american-whalers-17801880?format=HB
Teena Curry is now a Grants Management Specialist for the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, DC. She is responsible for assisting with, tracking, and analyzing audit-related issues. The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that funds national programs, such as AmeriCorps, and works with local partners to benefit local communities across the United States.
Dr. J. Martin Rochester recently published his tenth book, The New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for An Unruly World. In the book, Rochester examines the constantly evolving relationship between war and international law. Rochester is the Curators Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, specializing in international law, organization, and politics. More details about the book can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/The-New-Warfare-Rethinking-Rules-for-an-Unruly-World/Rochester/p/book/9781138191891.