2012-2013 Arlington Speakers
Audrey Kurth Cronin has had a combination of academic positions and government service throughout her career. She joined George Mason University’s School of Public Policy in September 2011. Prior to that, she was professor and director of the core course on military strategy at the U.S. National War College (2007-2011). There she received the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award for innovation with the curriculum and effective leadership of senior military and civilian faculty members.
She came to the war college from Oxford University, where she was Director of Studies for the Changing Character of War program from 2005 to 2007. She continues as a non-residential Senior Research Associate at Oxford. Before that, Dr. Cronin was Specialist in Terrorism at the Congressional Research Service, where she was responsible for advising Members of Congress in the aftermath of 9/11. She has served periodically in the Executive branch, including in the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Policy, where she drafted portions of the Secretary’s strategic plan.
Professor Cronin graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and then held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. She won a Marshall Scholarship to Oxford University, and captained the first women’s rowing team for St. Antony’s College.
Stephen S. Fuller holds the Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and is University Professor at George Mason University where he has been on the faulty since 1994. He also serves is Director of the Center for Regional Analysis. Previously, he was on the faculty at George Washington University for twenty-five years, including nine as Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development.
Dr. Fuller received a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University (1962) and his Doctorate in Regional Planning and Economic Development from Cornell University (1969).
He serves on the Executive Committee of ULI’s Washington District Council and on the Boards of Directors of Tompkins Builders and the Global Environment and Technology Foundation. He served on the Virginia Board of Economic Advisors for Governors Wilder, Allen, Warner, and Kaine.
Todd J. Zywicki is Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law and Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review. From 2003-2004, Professor Zywicki served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission. He has also taught at Vanderbilt University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Boston College Law School, and Mississippi College School of Law. He is the author of over 70 articles in leading law reviews and peer-reviewed economics journals.
Professor Zywicki clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced law in Atlanta. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he was a John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics, a Masters Degree in Economics from Clemson University, and his undergraduate degree cum Laude with high honors in his major from Dartmouth College.
He has lectured and consulted with government officials around the world, including Iceland, Italy, Japan, and Guatemala. Professor Zywicki has testified over a dozen times before Congress several times on issues of bankruptcy law and consumer credit and is a frequent commentator on legal and business issues in the print and broadcast media.