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Key Political and Governmental Strategist Richard Gordon Joins IGA as Distinguished Fellow

Richard_Gordon.pngNew Brunswick, NJ – The Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) is pleased to announce that Richard S. Gordon, a respected figure in national Democratic politics, will join the institute as a Distinguished Fellow.

“We are very pleased that Richard Gordon is joining us,” said Edmund Janniger, President and Chairman of the IGA. “With over three decades of experience at the pinnacle of government, public policy and the law, Mr. Gordon will be a pivotal voice in shaping how we perceive complex political and policy matters.”

Mr. Gordon has served as a senior advisor to presidential candidates, members of the United States Cabinet, attorneys general, comptrollers, treasurers and mayors on a myriad of complex political and policy matters. Mr. Gordon is the founder and president of the Gordon Law Firm. Previously, Mr. Gordon was a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge, an international law firm. He was part of the firm’s Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice. 

Mr. Gordon served as the senior advisor to Senator Evan Bayh’s presidential campaign, and was part of Vice President Walter Mondale’s presidential campaign staff. He is a member of the chairman’s board and the Governor’s Advisory Council of the Democratic Governors Association, a position he has retained since the board’s inception. He is also a member of the Republican Governors Association’s National Finance Committee.

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Bishop Manuel Aurelio Cruz Joins IGA as Distinguished Fellow

Manuel_A._Cruz.jpgNew Brunswick, NJ – The Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) announced today that the Most Reverend Manuel Aurelio Cruz, D.D., Titular Bishop of Gaguari and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has joined the institute as a Distinguished Fellow. Bishop Cruz is a member of the New Jersey Catholic Conference’s Committee on Ethics, and is a faculty member at Rutgers University.

“We are very proud to announce that Bishop Manuel Aurelio Cruz has agreed to serve as a Distinguished Fellow,” said Edmund Janniger, President and Chairman of the IGA. “He is a leader of enormous experience, achievement, and range who will work to enhance understanding of global affairs via cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue.”

On June 9, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI named Msgr. Cruz as the Titular Bishop of Gaguari and an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark. His episcopal ordination was held on September 8, 2008. Today he serves in the Archdiocese as Regional Bishop of Union County, Vicar for the Archdiocese’s Hispanic Apostolate, and Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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Jean-Marc Coicaud Joins IGA as Distinguished Fellow

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New Brunswick, NJ – The Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) is pleased to announce that Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of the Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs, will join the IGA as a Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Coicaud is also Professor of Law and Global Affairs at Rutgers University.

“We are honored that Jean-Marc Coicaud is joining the IGA family,” said Edmund Janniger, President and Chairman of the IGA. “Dr. Coicaud is one of the most recognized scholars in the field of international affairs. He will help us achieve new levels of excellence in policy leadership.” 

Dr. Coicaud joined the faculty of Rutgers University in 2011. He is Professor of Law and Global Affairs, and Director of the Division of Global Affairs. He is also a Global Ethics Fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Prior to joining Rutgers, from 2003 to 2011, he served as the Director of the United Nations University (UNU) Office at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Dr. Coicaud held senior leadership positions at the UN Department of Political Affairs, UNU in Tokyo, European Parliament, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France. He began his UN career in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General as a speechwriter for Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

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Former Congressman Herbert C. Klein Joins IGA as Distinguished Fellow

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New Brunswick, NJ – The Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) is pleased to announce that the Hon. Herbert C. Klein, one of New Jersey's leading trial lawyers and former U.S. Congressman for New Jersey's 8th district, has joined the institute as a Distinguished Fellow. Congressman Klein is Of Counsel at law firm Genova Burns.

“Former U.S. Congressman Herbert C. Klein has had an exemplary career in public service, in law, and in the world of business. We are honored that he is joining the Institute of Global Affairs. Congressman Klein’s extensive knowledge and understanding will be crucial in the IGA’s efforts to find actionable solutions for pressing global challenges,” said Edmund Janniger, President and Chairman of the IGA.

In the public sector, Congressman Klein has served on the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology during his tenure as Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He has played key roles in legislation revolving around interstate banking and the closure of the Resolution Trust Corporation, which re-established the financial integrity of the savings and thrift industry. Since leaving Congress, he has also served as an official election monitor for parliamentary elections in Yugoslavia and Ukraine. Additionally, Congressman Klein served in the New Jersey General Assembly where he was Associate Majority Leader and wrote the legislation which created the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

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Rear Admiral (Ret.) Kenneth P. Moritsugu Joins IGA as Distinguished Fellow

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New Brunswick, NJ – The Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) is honored to welcome retired Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, former Surgeon General of the United States, as a Distinguished Fellow.

“We are privileged to have Rear Admiral Moritsugu, an extraordinary global health leader, join the IGA,” said Edmund Janniger, the IGA’s President and Chairman. “Rear Admiral Moritsugu will undoubtedly bring unparalleled insight and expertise to the institute.”

Rear Admiral Moritsugu served as the Surgeon General of the United States, in 2002 and again from July 2006 to September 2007. He was the operational commander of the 6,500 Commissioned Corps health professionals. A career officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) for 37 years, he served as the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States from 1998. In these roles, he was responsible for the development and issuance of twenty major documents from the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States. He retired from the Commissioned Corps of the USPHS in 2007.

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Former U.S. Senator Robert C. Krueger Joins IGA as Distinguished Fellow

robert-krueger.jpgNew Brunswick, NJ – The Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) is pleased to announce that the Hon. Robert C. Krueger, a former U.S. Senator from Texas, Congressman, and three-time Ambassador, has joined the institute as a Distinguished Fellow. Senator Krueger is a visiting professor at Texas Tech University.

“We are delighted that former U.S. Senator Robert C. Krueger is joining the IGA family. He is respected worldwide for his expertise on diplomacy, public affairs, and human rights,” said Edmund Janniger, President and Chairman of the IGA.

A native of New Braunfels, Texas, Senator Krueger graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Southern Methodist University. He earned his master’s degree from Duke University and completed his Doctor of Philosophy in English literature at the University of Oxford. He began his teaching career at age 25 at Duke University and by age 36 was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He also served as professor of business and government relations with the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas from 1985 to 1986, and as professor of public affairs with Rice University from 1986 to 1988.

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Institute of Global Affairs Announces Corporate Officers

11357062_1760613427498535_4913322461803960055_o.jpgNew Brunswick, NJ – Edmund J. Janniger, a Polish American political strategist and politician, will become the 1st President and Chairman of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA). Justin Schulberg will serve as the Executive Vice President; Zac Handler has been selected as Secretary-Treasurer.

Before assuming leadership of the IGA, Mr. Janniger served as Advisor to the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Poland, Antoni Macierewicz. Earlier, he was the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Law and Justice (PiS) party in the10th District, and the Deputy Chief of Staff to PiS Vice President Macierewicz. Mr. Janniger is the Founding President of the Rutgers Council on Public and International Affairs, a student-run nonpartisan organization sponsored by the School of Public Affairs and Administration. He serves as a Rutgers University Senator, and is a Member of the Rutgers University Senate Executive Committee, elected and subsequently reelected to the position by the full Rutgers University Senate.

Justin Schulberg will become Executive Vice President of the IGA. A Presidential Scholar at Rutgers University, Mr. Schulberg is a Member of the Rutgers University Senate Executive Committee, a Rutgers University Senator, and the Senate Leader of the Rutgers University Student Assembly. As Vice President for Administration of the Rutgers University Interfraternity Council, Mr. Schulberg manages an annual budget of well over $25,000. He is active in national and international politics, having advised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, PiS Vice President Antoni Macierewicz, and New Jersey Assemblywoman Donna Simon. Mr. Schulberg is a Research Assistant at the Aresty Research Center, and studies mathematics and political science at Rutgers University.

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