Professor Paulette Kurzer is the Senior Vice-President of Guardian Six LLC. She is currently employed at the University of Arizona where she is a Professor of Political Science. She arrived at the University of Arizona in 1994 and received her Ph.D. at Rutgers University. At the University of Arizona, she teaches courses on comparative politics and politics of advanced industrialized states, at both the graduate and undergraduate level. She was Director of Undergraduate Studies at the UofA (2001-2005) and she is currently directing the UofA online Masters of Art degree in International Security Studies. This program is specifically geared to the needs of military personnel and individuals seeking careers in the Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, and non-governmental organizations.

Professor Kurzer has published widely and her main publications are in three separate and different research areas. She has written on consumer protection and agricultural biotechnology, with a special emphasis on the trade conflicts between the E.U. and the U.S. Her most recent publication in that field is appearing in an edited volume, Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Biotechnologies: Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences (forthcoming with Routledge: Genetics and Society series). She also works on the impact of the euro crisis on the smaller E.U. member states (such as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the Netherlands). She has presented several papers on this topic at the conferences of the Council for European Studies, American Political Science Association, and the European Union Studies Association. Her most recent article on this topic will appear in a journal, Governance, in mid-2013. Finally, she also writes on public health and has a forthcoming volume, co-edited with Scott Greer, entitled: Public Health: Regional and Global Trends to be published by Routledge (European Union and Social Policy series) and appearing in September 2012.

Aside from these recent publications, she is the editor of a comparative politics textbook, Comparative Governance (McGraw Hill/Create). She is also the author of two previous books: Business and Banking (Cornell University Press 1993) and Markets and Moral Regulation (Cambridge University Press 2001) as well as dozens of articles and book chapters in both American and European venues. She was elected to serve on the board of several professional associations such as the European Union Studies Association and the American Political Science Association.

Professor of Political Science
Director of Distance Learning Programs
Agricultural Biotechnology / Genetically Modified Organisms
European Union
Industrial Policy
International Economic Relations
Macro-economic Policy
Public Health and Consumer Protection