Dr. Kathryn Bryk Friedman is Director of Law and Policy Research at the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, The State University of New York. In this capacity, Friedman conceptualizes and directs institute research initiatives related to governance, law, and policy, with particular emphasis on Canada-U.S. border security in the post 9-11 environment. She frequently speaks on bi-national and international law issues to academic and non-academic audiences, including policymakers in Canada and the United States.
Dr. Kathryn (Kate) A. Foster is Director of the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, The State University of New York. Prior to assuming her current position in 2005, Foster was chair of the University at Buffalo Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Foster earned her B.A. in geography from Johns Hopkins University, her M.C.P. (city planning) from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in public and international affairs from Princeton University.