The Info List - Clarence Lusane

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CLARENCE LUSANE (born in 1953 in Detroit
, Michigan
) is an African American author, activist, lecturer and free-lance journalist. His most recent major work is his book The Black History of the White House .


* 1 Background * 2 Awards and Fellowships * 3 Media Appearances * 4 Publications * 5 References * 6 External links


Clarence Lusane
Clarence Lusane
received his Ph.D. in political science from Howard University in 1997. For more than 30 years, Lusane has written about and been active in national and international anti-racism politics, globalization, U.S. foreign policy, human rights and social issues such as education and drug policy.

Dr. Lusane is the former editor of the journal Black Political Agenda, and has edited newsletters for a number of national non-profit organizations. He is a national columnist for the Black Voices syndicated news network, and his writings have appeared in The Black Scholar , Race "> Lusane on a panel at American University

Dr. Lusane is an Associate Professor of Political Science at American University 's School of International Service, where he teaches courses in comparative race relations, modern social movements, comparative politics of Africa
, the Caribbean
and Europe
, black political theory and political behavior, international drug politics, and jazz and international relations. Dr. Lusane has lectured at numerous universities nationwide, including Harvard University
Harvard University
, Georgetown University
Georgetown University
, George Washington University
George Washington University
, the University of California, Berkeley , the University of Chicago
University of Chicago
and Yale University , among others. He has also lectured on US race relations in numerous foreign nations, including Colombia
, Cuba
, England
, France
, Germany
, Guadeloupe
, Haiti
, Japan
, the Netherlands
, Panama
, Switzerland
, and Zimbabwe

Professor Lusane's current research interests are in international race politics, human rights , and electoral politics . He is currently conducting research on the intersection of jazz and international relations. This work examines how jazz has been politically and ideologically appropriated by a wide range of social groups in the international community.


For nearly 20 years, Lusane has won research and writing awards. His essay, “Rhapsodic Aspirations: Rap, Race, and Power Politics,” won the 1993 Larry Neal
Larry Neal
Writers’ Competition Grand Prize for Art Criticism. In 1983, his article, “Israeli Arms to Central America,” won the prestigious Project Censored Investigative Reporting Award as the most censored story of the year. In 2001-2002, he received the prestigious British Council Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy where he investigated the impact of regional anti-racism legislation on the anti-racist movement in the UK.


* The Black Scholar * Race and Class * Washington Post * Miami Herald * Baltimore Sun * Oakland Tribune * C-SPAN * PBS * BET * BBC TV (USA)


* Pipe Dream Blues: Racism and the War on Drugs (1991) * The Struggle for Equal Education: the African-American Experience (1992) * African Americans at the Crossroads: The Restructuring of Black Leadership and the 1992 Elections (1994) * No Easy Victories: A History of Black Elected Officials (1997) * Race in the Global Era: African Americans at the Millennium (1997) * Hitler’s Black Victims: The Experiences of Afro-Germans, Africans, Afro-Europeans and African Americans During the Nazi Era (Routledge, 2002) * Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice: Foreign Policy, Race, and the New American Century (Praeger, 2006) * The Black History of the White House (City Lights Publishers, 2010) ISBN 978-0-87286-532-7 .


* ^ Lusane, Clarence (2010). The Black History of the White House. City Lights Publishers. ISBN 978-0-87286-532-7 . * ^ "School of International Service at American University - Clarence Lusane". .sis.american.edu. Retrieved 2010-07-18. * ^ A B C D E F G H "Speak Out : Biography and Booking information". Speakoutnow.org. Retrieved 2010-07-18. * ^ Clarence Lusane. "Profile Clarence Lusane". American.edu. Retrieved 2010-07-18.