Sunday, October 14, 2007

Three more cheers for Jonny - England 14 - France 9

Once again, good old Jonny's boot comes up big for England...England is back in the Rugby World Cup Finals...I am still recovering from watching the match...Today, South Africa takes on Argentina...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Interview in Manager (Slovenian)

Please see the current issue of Manager ( for an interview that I gave when I was in Slovenia. The interview was conducted at a local café in Ljubljana by Bojana Humar. She interviewed me on various issues ranging from ideas for entrepreneurship to my views on foreign policy and my work at the University of Washington. During the interview we also touched on issues such as how did I get involved in entrepreneurship and key events/experiences that have informed my current professional (and personal) trajectory.

Reference: Humar, B. “LJUDJE & IDEJE – MLADI: Indijčeve ameriške sanje,” Manager (Slovenian), October 10, 2007, 38-40

Picture Credit: Andrej Kriz

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Three Cheers for Jonny Wilkinson...England 12 – Australia 10

Just got back from the Kangaroo and the Kiwi (, a pub in Seattle, after watching the England vs. Australia rugby match….England 12 – Australia 10…the difference in the game…good old Wilko (Wilkinson)…The forwards played excellent as well...For those interested in catching some rugby, I will see you at the Pub…next game, New Zealand vs. France…my money is on the All Blacks…

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Presentation at ISA's 49th Annual Convention...

I will be giving a talk at the 49th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) in San Francisco, CA (March 26-29, 2008). The title of my talk is "Information Disconnects and Organizational Fragmentation: Lessons for Global Intelligence Failure" and is based on a manuscript that I am currently working on.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Qatar National Research Fund

I was recently asked to consider serving as a reviewer for the Qatar National Research Fund. I have gladly accepted this honor. I grew up in Qatar (spent 16 years there) and it is nice to be able to contribute back to the country. More information on the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF) can be found at: QNRF is the Qatar’s equivalent to the National Science Foundation (USA).

As noted on the QNRF website:

"Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) was established in 2006 to administer funding for original, competitively selected research in engineering and technology, physical and life sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences and the arts.

QNRF play a vital role in the development of Qatar's knowledge-based economy: by providing financial support to researchers at all levels, from students to professionals, in the private, public and academic sectors, they seek to advance knowledge and education on a national, regional and international scale. Further, as part of their overall strategy QNRF aim to foster collaborations within academia and through public private partnership inside and outside of Qatar

Qatar Foundation envisions research as a catalyst for expanding and diversifying a country's economy; enhancing the education and well-being of its citizens and the training and development of its workforce. QNRF actively seeks internationally recognized researchers to study topics of regional and global importance; however it is primarily dedicated to funding research in the national interest and fostering improvements in the health, environment and security for the people of Qatar and the region."