jo-anne hart

Professor, Lesley University
Research Faculty, Brown University

Professor Hart has been a university professor for more than two decades teaching and researching, mostly at Brown University where she is currently a research affiliate. She also taught at Barnard and Columbia University and at the Naval War College in the Strategy and Policy Department. Currently Professor Hart is a professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA teaching Middle East history and politics and courses in technology and education. Her numerous publications appear in books and academic journals in the field of international relations. Dr. Hart lectures widely around the US and abroad and gives briefings for the State Department, and the US military. She divides her time between international security/Middle East conflict resolution and civic education teaching and activism. She is also a national leader in civic education. She developed Growing Voters - a project to create and nationally distribute free learning activities for US elections to increase civic engagement among primary and secondary students. In the 2008 Presidential race Growing Voters materials were used in every American state. She was an undergraduate at UCLA and received her doctorate in Political Science at New York University (NYU). On our board since 1991, she was a founding member of the Middle East security group as well as the Iran group. She continues to be an active participant in Search conflict resolution projects.