||AWI draws on scholars
in art history, archaeology, international relations, and cultural
Erik Nemeth, Director
pursues research on the tactical significance of cultural patrimony
to regional and international security (www.culturalsecurity.org
In publishing on the intersection of art history, illicit markets,
political violence, and intelligence studies, he examines the evolving
role of cultural property in foreign affairs. Erik has published
in journals such as Terrorism and Political Violence, International
Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, and Cambridge Review
of International Affairs and presents at conferences in art history,
archaeology, information science, and criminology. He also serves
on the editorial board of Journal of Art Crime and as a trustee
for the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA).
Erik holds a BA in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Vision Science,
both from the University of California at Berkeley.
Value of Culture: Quantifying the Risk of Antiquities Looting"
Blouin Creative Leadership Summit - Latest News, September
“Conflict Art: Scholars Develop the Tactical Value of Cultural
Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 23:2, 299-323,
"The Art of Cultural Intelligence: Intelligence for Countering
Threats to Cultural property in Conflict"
Forum Archaeologiae, 55:6 (http://farch.net), June 2010.
“Cultural Security: The Evolving Role of Art in International
Terrorism and Political Violence, 19:1, 19-42, January
Mix, Senior Analyst
|Joshua Mix serves as a freelance
editor for literature on art history and a consultant on the trade
in cultural property. Most recently, he worked with the Getty Research
Institute on the Bibliography of the History of Art and the development
of a production system for citation indices. Joshua has participated
in archaeological excavations at the Roman bath complex of Chianciano
Terme near Orvieto, Italy, as well as at the site of Marion in Polis
Chrysochous, Cyprus. His research has focused upon Greek and Roman
pottery, including the illicit trafficking of ceramic antiquities
throughout Europe and the United States. Joshua holds a M.A. in Classical
Archaeology from the University of Arizona and B.A. in History of
Art from Arizona State University.
Hussain, Senior Analyst
|Yasmeen del Rosario Hussain
is the co-founder of Cultivating Understanding through Social Partnerships,
an organization for dialogue on capacity building and sustainability
formed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She holds a BA with honors in Legal Studies
from the University of California, Berkeley and two MAs with honors
in International Relations, Diplomacy, and Strategic Negotiations
from the American School of International Relations and Université
Paris XI, Faculté Jean Monnet. Her diverse training and experiences
include corporate liability; international security; dialogue studies;
ready-made garment exportation; World War II document analysis; and
arbitration in the securities industry. She spends the majority of
her time traveling, researching, writing, and editing.
The Perception of
Security: The Barcelona Process, thesis, MA International Relations,
American Graduate School of International Relations, Paris, France,
Cultivating Understanding through Social Partnerships, non-profit
organization, Dhaka Bangladesh, January 2009.
|James Cheney studies intersections
of politics and the creation of art through interdisciplinary research
in art history and foreign affairs. James draws on scholarly literature
in the United States, United Kingdom, and Italian language publications.
By tracking the choice and creation of vocabulary that art historians
employ, he identifies relationships between analyses of fine art and
political debates within particular nations. Most recently, James
was Senior Editor of the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
at the Getty Research Institute for eight years. He received his Masters
in Art History from Columbia University, and has lectured and taught
on a wide variety of subjects such as Early Netherlandish painting,
emblemata, art, and film in venues including University of Connecticut,
Storrs; Hofstra, New College; and Smith College. He is currently completing
a dissertation dedicated to Counter-Reformation imagery in illustrated
books printed in Antwerp, ca. 1600.
"Jan David's Pictographic
Catechism", 15th Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference for
Netherlandic Studies (ICNS), UCLA, June 2010.
Translation of "Introduction" by Vittorio Sgarbi for
Gaetano Pesce: Pieces from a Larger Puzzle, Italian Cultural
Institute of Los Angeles, 2010.
Review of Cosme Tura of Ferrara: Style, Politics and the Renaissance
City by Stephen Campbell, New York Review of Books, 1997.