Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor was designated an Honorary Professor (Honorarprofessor) of the Institute of Politics in June 2007. He has been teaching and doing research at Leipzig University during the summer semesters since 1999. He is also a tenured professor of public administration at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He previously taught at Howard University in Washington, D.C., the University of Texas at Austin, and the Brazilian School of Public Administration in Rio de Janeiro. He is the author of five books, the editor of three books, and the co-editor of three other books. He is also the author of many book chapters and numerous articles that have appeared in professional journals in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Belgium, Great Britain, the Netherlands, India, South Korea, Poland, and the People’s Republic of China. He holds a Master degree in Latin American History and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from New York University. He also holds a Master degree in Public Administration and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico. He is a life member of the American Society for Public Administration and a member of several other professional organizations both in the United States and abroad. One of the volumes he edited, Bureaucratic, Societal, and Ethical Transformation of the former East Germany appeared in 2004 and his most recent book, The Leipzig Model: Myth or Reality? A Study of City Management in the Former East Germany was published in November 2007. He is currently working on a new book entitled Planning Strategies for Urban Development. A Comparative Analysis of Leipzig, Germany and Miami, Florida.