This year Prof. Harbeson is on leave as a Visiting Fellow in the Center of International Studies, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University where he is working on a book on Democratization and the State in sub-Saharan Africa. From 1998 to 2001 chaired the Department of Political Science at City College. His most recent book is Africa in World Politics: The State System in Flux, coedited with Donald Rothchild. He's been a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington and Regional Democracy and Governance Advisor, Agency for International Development. He has been elected to the governing Council of the American Political Science Association for a two year term (2003-2005). On the Council, he chairs the international affairs committee concerned primarily with the Higher Education Act Renewal, especially Title VI. He is also e member of the Council task force on Difference and Inequality in the Developing world. He is co-founder of the APSA section on Comparative Democratization and was the sections first chair. He is the founder and current chair of APSA's African Politics Conference Group.