Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Faculty Directors

Charlotte Walker-Said

Charlotte Walker-Said is a scholar of human rights, religion, and law in modern Africa. A historian by training, she has co-authored a book on the human rights challenges of businesses in sub-Saharan Africa entitled, Corporate Social Responsibility? Human Rights in the New Global Economy (University of Chicago Press, 2015), and a book on the history of religious influence in cultural and legal transformation in colonial Africa, entitled, Faith, Power & Family: Christianity and Social Change in French Cameroon (James Currey, 2018). She has authored numerous other articles and book chapters on human rights, religion, immigration, business, and law in Africa and her current research examines human rights in a number of challenging domains in Africa, including immigration and investment policy. She received her PhD from Yale University in 2010 and her AB from Princeton University in 2003.

Heath Brown

Heath Brown is Associate Professor of Public Policy at John Jay College Criminal Justice University of New York, and the CUNY Graduate Center. He has worked at the US Congressional Budget Office as a Research Fellow, at the American Bus Association as a Policy Assistant, and at the Council of Graduate Schools as Research and Policy Director. He is the author of four books, including his latest, Immigrants and Electoral Politics: Nonprofit Advocacy in a Time of Demographic Change which was published by Cornell University Press in 2016. He has written for The Atlantic, American Prospect, and the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. He is currently working on a project on conservative policy making since the 1970s in the United States, especially the impact of demographic change on participation in choice-based policies. This will be the basis of his work during his ARC visit. He serves on the Executive Board of the American Political Science Association - Political Organizations and Parties (POP) Section, is reviews editor of Interest Groups and Advocacy, and is the co-lead of the New York City chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network.

Administrative Leads

Anthony Carpi
Vice Provost for Research, International Partnerships, & Student Professional Advancement.

Charles Davidson
Interim ​Assistant. Dean, Student Professional Advancement 

Christine Orbeta
Associate Director, Moelis Social Entrepreneurship Program

Advisory Committee

Faculty Committee