Bill Brisk

Course Leader Bio

I graduated from Brown with honors, NYU Law School as a Root-Tilden Scholar, and hold a PhD from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, focusing on Latin American and international politics.  I taught at the Inter-American University (San German, Puerto Rico) and the University of New Mexico where I developed a variety of honors courses that encouraged students to do advanced work.  This led to my taking administrative positions at the Inter-American Foundation and Harvard.  Having reached a dead end, I began a second career as a lawyer and, by good fortune, found “elder law” as a subject in which I was able to produce a major work.  I retired two years ago and since then have devoted myself to learning how to make the most of retirement.