Director, Center for International Education and Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law, Washington and Lee University. I spent three years in the Middle East as Dean of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. I've written extensively on politics, elections and law in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. I also have written regular baseball columns for Ron Shandler and @Majorleaguefantasysports. I'm a native of Boston and a raging, unrepentant and now redeemed and no longer suffering fan of Boston sports. I'm married almost 30 years. I have two sons and a pup who runs my life.