Geoffrey McGovern is director of Intellectual Property and a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research has focused on matters of civil justice, statutory compliance, asbestos litigation, national defense, and homeland security. Past RAND research includes a series of extensive studies of asbestos personal injury bankruptcy trusts; and examinations of state judicial resourcing and management, and intellectual property considerations for homeland security. Prior to joining RAND, McGovern was a Fulbright Fellow in Finland. He is on the lecturing faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Politics and Strategy, and received his Ph.D. in political science from Binghamton University in New York and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.