Dr. Edmund Beard, the project principal investigator, is a former Dean of UMass' McCormack Graduate School. Author of three books and numerous articles or book chapters, Dr. Beard specializes in democratic political institutions and political behavior. Currently Senior Advisor in the Office of the President, University of Massachusetts, he has managed multiple U.S. State Department Rule of Law projects in China, Russia and throughout Eastern Europe. Contact Dr. Edmund Beard.
Ms. Adria Warren, co-Project Director and currently in private practice with Foley & Lardner LLP, has seventeen years of experience living in and working with China. Most recently, she served as the Washington-D.C. based Project Manager for the ABA's China and Cambodia programs, where she oversaw 62% increase in secured funding with $1.15 million in total grants under management in 2005. She is currently a Vice-Chair for the China Committee of the ABA's Section of International Law. Contact Ms. Adria Warren.
The Honorable R. Peter Anderson serves as co-Project Director.
Ms. Erica White, USAID project manager, is the assistant director of the Center for Democracy and Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Ms. White is the project grant manager for all the Center's Rule of Law programs. She has eight years of experience with international program management, including multiple programs in China, and was the UMass program leader for the 2006 Beijing-to-Boston initiative, which brought six Chinese judges to Boston for an unprecedented three month judicial internship program. Contact Ms. Erica White
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