Clarence Lusane is a political science professor, columnist, activist, and journalist. He has been a consultant to the World Council of Churches, the Congressional Black Caucus, and other non-profit and political organizations. He is the former chair of the National Alliance of Third World Journalists and an award-winning writer. He is on the Boards of Directors of the American Friends Service Committee (where he co-chairs the European Committee); Institute for Policy Studies; and International Possibilities Unlimited. Dr. Lusane is the author of Race in the Global Era: African Americans at the Millennium, African Americans at the Crossroads: The Restructuring of Black Leadership and the 1992 Elections, Pipe Dream Blues: Racism and the War on Drugs and numerous other books and articles. He has taught and conducted research at the Institute for Research in African Americans Studies at Columbia University, the Du Bois-Bunche Center for Public Policy at Medgar Evers College, and the Center for Drug Abuse Research at Howard University. Dr. Lusane worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven years. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Howard Unversity and currently is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of International Service at American University.