political Science

  • Emeritus

Alfred J. DiMaio
Emeritus Professor of Political Science
Division Coordinator, Social Science
Pre-Law Advisor

Education:
B.A., Colby College ; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Areas of Interest:
Professor DiMaio has broad interests in the evolution and impact of the American political experience as evidenced in its constitutional development and practices, in the functioning of its governing institutions and in the processes of political decision making and leadership. In addition, DiMaio applies the constitutional and political practices to issues of civil liberties and the struggle for equality. DiMaio’s other long term interests and involvement are with Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Politics and Foreign Policy. Of particular focus is the period of transition from the previous era to the present and the ongoing experiments in a more democratic politics.

Contact Information:
Office: H844
Telephone: (718) 488-1194
Fax: (718) 488-1086
Email: adimaio@liu.edu

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  • Jayne S. Werner
    Emeritus Professor of Political Science

    Education:
    B.A., University of Pittsburgh ; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Areas of Interest:
    Professor Werner teaches American Foreign Policy and Asian Studies. Her research covers the history and politics of Vietnam , including the Vietnam War, the social and cultural politics of colonial and contemporary Vietnam , state-society relations, and the politics of doi moi (economic reform). In 1995-96 Professor Werner conducted research in a village south of Hanoi , looking at gender relations, the household, and the nation-state in northern Vietnamese society. Her most recent publication is Gender, Household, State: Doi Moi in Vietnam (co-edited with Daniele Belanger), Cornell University Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2002. Professor Werner is a member of the editorial board of Critical Asian Studies. A recognized authority on Vietnam , Werner has organized international conferences on Vietnam at Columbia University and in Hanoi , and is known for her work on the Cao Dai religious movement in Vietnam . She currently holds the position of Associate Research Scholar at the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University . At the Brooklyn Campus of LIU, she was the Project Director of a faculty development grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This program comprised 25 Brooklyn Campus faculty members and focused on Classic Texts of Non-Western Civilizations.

    Contact Information:
    Office: H845
    Telephone: (718) 488-1195
    Fax: (718) 488-1086
    Email: jayne.werner@liu.edu<