BioProfessor John F. Stack, Jr. holds a joint appointment as Professor of Politics and International Relations and Law and Director of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Florida International University. As professor of Politics and International Relations and Law, Dr. Stack serves as an instructor to graduate students of SIPA's Department of Politics and International Relations and FIU's College of Law. He specializes in Ethnicity and World Politics, Administrative Law, National Security, and Constitutional Law. John Stack graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in 1972. He earned his Master of Arts (1974) and PhD (1977) from the Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Denver and his JD from University of Miami's School of Law in 1989. He was admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court in 1990. He twice served as chair of the Department of Political Science, and has been editor of the Florida International University Press. He has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies, and as chair of the University Research Council. He was instrumental in the founding of FIU's College of Law, and chaired the search and screen committees for many of the top administrative positions. John Stack is the author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of 13 books and 35 articles and chapters in edited books. His latest book is Globalization: Debunking the Myths, (2009). The second edition will appear in March 2010. The New Deal in South Florida: Design, Policy, and Community Building, 1932-1944 (2008), co-edited with John A. Stuart, won the 2009 Silver Medal second prize in the Florida Book Awards for Florida Non-fiction. He is also co-editor of Courts Crossing Borders: Blurring the Lines of Sovereignty (2005) with Mary L. Volcansek. As Director of the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University, John Stack oversees four academic departments, including Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations, and Department of Public Administration. Additionally, Professor Stack also oversees the progression of seventeen centers, institutes, and programs, including the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Asian Studies Program, European Studies Program, Global Energy Security Forum, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies, Judaic Studies Program, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Metropolitan Center, and Middle East Studies Program.