Angelika von Wahl is an Associate Professor in the International Affairs Program. She studies comparative and international politics with an emphasis on public policy in post-industrial states, specifically the USA, Western Europe, and Japan. Her research focuses on two areas: 1. Welfare states and gender and 2. Global human right and reparations. She has published two monographs and numerous articles in journals such as West European Politics, Social Politics, and German Politics and Society. Her latest publication is “The Politics of Reparations: Why, When and How Democratic Governments Get Involved” in Historical Justice in International Perspective, Manfred Berg and Bernd Schäfer (eds.)(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 2008). A number of publications on human rights and social policy are forthcoming. Professor von Wahl has also been an Adjunct Associate Professor and German Academic Exchange Professor (DAAD) in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Fulbright Student in Political Science at Duke University.