Abraham F. Lowenthal is Robert F. Erburu Professor of Ethics, Globalization and Development at the University of Southern California, president emeritus of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. A recognized authority on Latin America and U.S.-Latin American relations, he was the founding director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Latin American Program, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Pacific Council. He is the author of Global California: Rising to the Cosmopolitan Challenge, published by Stanford University Press in March 2009. His previous publications include twelve books and numerous journal articles, including six in Foreign Affairs and five in Foreign Policy, and more than 150 newspaper pieces throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Lowenthal received his AB, MPA, and PhD degrees at Harvard University.