Dr. Norman A. Bailey is an economic consultant, adjunct professor of Economic Statecraft at the Institute of World Politics. He is president of The Institute for Global Economic Growth and Vice Chairman of The Americas Forum. He serves on various boards of directors, editorial and advisory boards. Dr. Bailey is a lecturer and researcher at the National Security Studies Center, University of Haifa, Israel. In 1981 he joined the Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director of International Economic Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council in the White House. Since 1984 Dr. Bailey has been an international economic consultant to governments, government agencies, corporations, banks, investment banking firms, trade associations and trading companies on five continents. He is professor emeritus of The City University of New York — and served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence during the George W. Bush Administration for Cuba and Venezuela. Dr. Bailey has been awarded two honorary degrees, the National Security Award and the Cold War Commemorative Medal. He is a Knight of the Portuguese Royal Order of Our Lady of the Conception of Vila Vicosa. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Bailey is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds the degrees of Master of International Affairs and Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University. He is the author, co-author or editor of several books and hundreds of articles.