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Proudly Published in 2021
Global Leadership and Upperclass Student Advisor and Part-Time NYU DC Lecturer Vicky Kiechel and her collaborators recently published a Routledge book, Our Extractive Age: Expressions of VIolence and Resistance. Her chapter is, "Extraction and the Built Environment: Violence and Other Social Consequences of Construction" and the volume is open access and available for free download online.
Liberal Studies Teaching Award for 2020 Global Site Faculty Recipients Announced
Liberal Studies congratulates Professors Alicia L. Gleason and Hagai M. Segal, the 2020 recipients of the Liberal Studies Teaching Award for Global Site Faculty. Alicia is NYU DC's Academic Writing Specialist and Part-Time Lecturer for Writing I & II. Check out the full announcement online.
"Alicia is a professor that is student-centered more than anything else. I feel personally challenged, engaged and inspired in her classroom. Above all I appreciate that Alicia is able to recognize the exchange occurring: we as students learn and grow and her as a writer and person learns from us.”
—LS student nominator
Dr. Astrada's recent publications (see drop down menu below), drawn from his Political Identities and American Constitution seminars at NYU - DC, explore the complex relationship between law, politics, policy, and society.
- Marvin L. Astrada, American Law, Society & Politics: A Critical Analysis of Supreme Court Power in the Present Political & Legal Process (Palgrave-MacMillan, Forthcoming, Spring 2021)
- Marvin L. Astrada & Felix E. Martin, Russia & Latin America: From Nation State to Society of States (New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2013).
- Marvin L. Astrada, American Power after 9/11 (New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2010).
- Marvin L. Astrada & Scott B. Astrada, Politics, Power & Community: Critically Re-Examining Notions of Law, Identity & Civil Society, __ NOVA L. REV. __ (Forthcoming, Spring 2021).
- Marvin L. Astrada, The People: A Pre-Primer for Critically Reevaluating Representation & Court Power in the Present, 88 Fordham L. Rev. 156 (2020). Available online.
- Marvin L. Astrada, Reevaluating Politicized Identity & Notions of an American Political Community in the Legal & Political Process, 8 Ind. J. L. Soc. Equal 19 (2020). Available online
- Marvin L. Astrada, Reevaluating Politicized Identity & Notions of an American Political Community in the Legal & Political Process, 8 Ind. J. L. Soc. Equal __ (Forthcoming, Fall/Winter 2019).
- Scott B. Astrada & Marvin L. Astrada, The Crisis of Truth: Critically Examining Immigration Rhetoric & Policy Under the Trump Administration, 22 Harv. Latinx L. Rev. __ (Forthcoming, Summer 2019). Available online.
- Marvin L. Astrada, Death, Law & Politics: The Effects of Embracing a Liberty-Restrictive vs. a Liberty-Enhancing Interpretation of Habeas Corpus, 48 U. Baltimore L. R. 147 (2019). Available online.
- Marvin L. Astrada & Scott B. Astrada, Enemy at the Gates: The Consequential Effects of Securitizing Immigration, Global Sec. & Intelligence Stud., vol. 3 no. 2 (Peer Reviewed, Fall/Winter 2018): 25-54. Available online.
- Marvin L. Astrada, Revisiting the WTO Rare Earths Dispute – Law, Trade, Sovereignty & Environmental Security in a Networked World, 46 Syracuse J. Int’l L. & Com. 1 (Fall 2018).
- Marvin L. Astrada, Reentry Philosophies, Approaches & Challenges, Judicature, vol. 102, no. 2 (Peer Reviewed, Summer 2018): 31-41. Available online.
- Marvin L. Astrada, Fear & Loathing in the Present Political Context: The Incubus of Securitizing Immigration, 32 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 169 (2018). Available online.
- Marvin L. Astrada, Security, Law & Public Policy – Assessing the Efficacy of a National Security vs. Law Enforcement Model to Combat Terrorism, 30 St. Thomas L. Rev. 180 (Spring 2018). Available online.
- Marvin L. Astrada, Examining the Present Security-Liberty Nexus: Civil Rico – Remedy to Procure Security or Threat to Civil Liberty, 36 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 357 (2018). Available online PDF.
- Marvin L. Astrada, The Nature of the Judicial Process: A Complex Systems Analysis of Checks & Balances & Separation of Powers in the Present Political Context, 21 Rich. Pub. Int. L. Rev. 263 (2018). Available online.
- Marvin L. Astrada & Scott B. Astrada, The Integrity of the Binary: Politics, Identity & the Law in the 21st Century, 17 U. Md. L. J. Race Relig. Gender & Class 173 (2017). Available online.
- Scott B. Astrada & Marvin L. Astrada, Being Latino in the 21st Century: Reexamining Politicized Identity & The Problem of Representation, 20 U. Pa. J. L. & Soc. Change 245 (2017). Available online.
- Marvin L Astrada, Exploring the Effects of Politicization of the Latino Identity, Scholastica (Aug. 2017). Available online.
- Marvin L. Astrada & Scott B. Astrada, Law, Continuity & Change: Revisiting the Reasonable Person Within the Demographic, Sociocultural & Political Realities of the 21st Century, 14 Rutgers J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 196 (2017). Available online PDF.
- American Constitution Society (May 2020). Expert Forum: Law & Policy Analysis, “The Enduring Problem of the Race-Blind Reasonable Person,” ACS Blog, May 11, 2020. Available online.
- New York University (April 2015). Transatlantic Videoconference: Magna Carta 800: A Discussion About the Great Charter (NYU Washington DC – NYU London). Available online.
- Margaret S. Williams, Donna Stienstra & Marvin L. Astrada, Survey of Harm to Cooperators. Prepared for the Criminal Law Committee, Judicial Conference of the United States (Washington D.C.: FJC, 2015) Available online PDF.
- Marvin L. Astrada, Strategic Culture: Concept & Application (Miami, FL: Florida International University, Jan. 2010).
- Marvin L. Astrada & Cristiana Eguizabal, Nicaraguan Strategic Culture (Miami, FL: Florida International University, Feb. 2010).
- Felix E. Martin and Marvin L. Astrada, Argentine Strategic Culture (Miami, FL: Florida International University, March 2010).
- Marvin L. Astrada, Conceptualizing American Power & Security in a post-9/11 Security Context: Conflict, Resistance & Global Security, 2001-Present (2008). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1355. Available online at FIU.edu.
In April 2019 Kiran was retained by the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) as a legal consultant to participate in the inaugural Tashkent Law Spring Forum and represent the membership of the American Bar Association (the world’s largest voluntary bar association). Tashkent Law Spring Forum was organized by the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan to engage the international legal community as it undertakes rapid domestic modernization and related legal reforms.
During the Forum, Kiran participated in a panel discussion organized by Uzbekistan’s Chamber of Advocates. Her presentation, titled “Best Practices for International Legal Practice: The International Lawyer’s Perspective,” was broadcast live, both online and on national television. Coverage of Kiran’s participation is available on ABA ROLI’s blog. Kiran also wrote about her experience on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
Learn about Dr. Herrick's most recent publications in the drop down menus below.
Herrick, C. 2019. “Cliven Bundy and the underrepresentation of self and place identity in multiple-use land management policy in the western United States.” Journal of the West. Spring 58(2): 12-28.
In this article I use the Cliven Bundy episode as a case illustration of the potential frictions between land and resource management regimes (e.g., FLPMA) and occupant images of self and place. Working from an interdisciplinary interpretive approach, I illustrate how existing federal statutes and programs take account of unique cultural perspectives and draw on the policy literature to support a forward-looking affirmation of the need for, and feasibility of, addressing self and place constructs in the context of multiple use land management.
Read the final page proof for the Journal of the West issue that includes Herrick's Bundy article.
Herrick, C. 2019. “Parsing the waters.” Issues in Science and Technology. Spring 35(3): 77-83.
The Trump administration’s efforts to reform US wetlands policy – through the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule – are a century or more out of date. All the same, wetlands protection would benefit from a clearer policy foundation.
Herrick, C. 2019. “A review of the US invasive species policy mix: Questioning the prospect of an integrated regime.” Environmental Policy and Governance. In Press.
In this paper, I draw upon the policy integration literature and apply a regime construct to review the proposition that the existing mix of U.S. invasive species policies can and should be more tightly integrated. By way of conclusion, I suggest that the current policy mix is not exhausted and recommend a program evaluation process framed to characterize and assess factors and conditions that might influence the comparative effectiveness of strategic alternatives to integration, such as coping and taming.
Read the full PDF article.
Herrick, C. 2018. “Self-identity and sense of place: Some thoughts regarding climate change adaptation policy formulation.” Environmental Values. 27(1): 81-101.
This article is an interdisciplinary critical analysis of scholarship dealing with self and place constructs and their potential application in climate change adaptation policy regimes. Drawing on the literature of applied policy analysis to explore of self and place constructs might be more meaningfully addressed in the climate change adaptation policy process, focusing on three typical phases of policy development and implementation: (1) the framing of policy issues, (2) assessment and selection of alternative policy instruments, and (3) post-implementation program management, including monitoring and evaluation.
Herrick, C. 2018. “President Obama’s war on coal? Some historical perspective.” Issues in Science and Technology. Winter 34(2): 84-85.
In his first State of the Union, President Trump claimed that “We have ended the war on American energy—and we have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal.” This has been a talking point for the president, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, and other politicians for several years. Is there any truth to the idea of a “war on coal”?
Vogel, J., Letson, D., and Herrick, C. 2017. “A framework for climate services evaluation and is application to the Caribbean Agrometeorological Initiative. Climate Services. 6:65-76.
The paper describes an elaborated logic model to structure evaluation of a climate services program, demonstrated through a case study of the Caribbean Agrometeorological Initiative. Moving beyond the ‘loading dock’ model of scientific information application, this logic model helps evaluators to address all elements of the provision of climate services – including the quality of weather and climate forecasts and resultant agronomic advisories, the distribution of that information, the uptake of that information, and actions taken by farmers.