Rose McDermott is
a Professor of Political Science at Brown
University. She is currently
a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford
University. She holds a Ph.D.
in Political Science and an M.A. in Experimental Social Psychology, both from Stanford
University. She held a National
Institute on Drug Abuse Post Doctoral Fellowship in Substance Abuse Treatment
Outcome Research at the San Francisco VA
through the University of San Francisco Psychiatry Department. Professor
McDermott has also held fellowships at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic
Studies and the Women and Public Policy Program, both at Harvard
University. Professor McDermott's
main area of research concerns political psychology in international relations.
She is the author of Risk Taking in International Relations: Prospect Theory in
American Foreign Policy (University of Michigan Press, 1998), Political
Psychology in International Relations (University of Michigan Press, 2004), and
Presidential Illness, Leadership and Decision Making (Cambridge University
Press, 2007). She is co-editor of Measuring Identity: A Guide for Social
Science Research, with Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko Herrera, and Alastair Iain Johnson
(Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
She has written numerous articles
and book chapters on experimentation, the impact of emotion on decision making,
social identity, and evolutionary and neuroscientific models of political
science. She is currently involved in a series of projects investigating
the endogenous sources of aggression, and a book project on pandemic disease.
Herbert Abrams is a professor of radiology, emeritus, at the Stanford
School of Medicine and a member-in-residence at CISAC, where he directs the
Project on Disabled Leadership. He was Professor and Director of Diagnostic
Radiology at Stanford from 1960 to 1967, and was then appointed
and served as Philip H. Cook Professor and Chairman of Radiology at Harvard
University from 1967 to 1985. He
returned to Stanford in 1985 as Professor of Radiology in order to spend most
of his time in research in CISAC. Dr. Abrams' present focus is on presidential
disability and its potential impact on decision making.