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  1. Boaz Atzili, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Boaz Atzili is the Director of the SIS Doctoral Program. He is a political scientist who researches and teaches international politics. His interest is in international security with an emphasis on the politics of borders and territoriality, dete… More

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    (202) 885-1648

  2. Michael Brenner, Distinguished Historian in Residence and Director, Center for Israel Studies

    CAS - History

    Michael Brenner is the Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies and directs AU’s Center for Israel Studies. He received his PhD at Columbia University and taught previously at Indiana and Brandeis Universities. Since 1997 he has been Prof… More

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    (202) 885-2752

  3. Max Paul Friedman, Professor

    CAS - History

    Max Paul Friedman specializes in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations. A graduate of Oberlin College and U.C. Berkeley, he was a Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow and has taught at Boulder, Buenos Aires, Tallahassee, and Cologne. His first book, Nazi… More

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    (202) 885-2154

  4. Gershon Greenberg, Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Gershon Greenberg is the author of three definitive bibliographies of religious thought and the Holocaust, and numerous articles on German-Jewish philosophy, history of Jewish thought in America and religious responses through the Holocaust. He has s… More

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    (202) 885-2912

  5. Gregg Ivers, Professor

    SPA - Government

    Gregg Ivers is Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Professor Ivers is the author or editor of eight books, including To Build a Wall: American Jews and the Separation of Church and State, Creating Constitut… More

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    (202) 885-2976

  6. Caleen Jennings, Professor

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Caleen Sinnette Jennings is Professor of Theatre; since joining the faculty in 1989, she has directed for the main stage season and taught thirteen different courses in the theatre and general education programs. In 2003 she received American Univers… More

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    (202) 885-3430

  7. Alan Kraut, University Professor

    CAS - History

    Alan M. Kraut is University Professor of History and an affiliate faculty member of the School of International Service. He is also a Non-resident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute. Currently, he is the President of the Organization of America… More

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    (202) 885-2410

  8. Lisa Leff, Associate Professor

    CAS - History

    Lisa Leff is a historian of 19th and 20th century Europe whose research focuses on Jews in France. Her first book, Sacred Bonds of Solidarity (Stanford UP, 2006), examines the rise of Jewish international aid in 19th century France. Her second book, … More

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    (202) 885-6377

  9. Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor

    CAS - History

    Allan J. Lichtman received his PhD from Harvard University in 1973 with a specialty in modern American history and quantitative methods. He became an Assistant Professor of History at American University in 1973 and a Full Professor in 1980. He was t… More

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    (202) 885-2411

  10. Eric Lohr, Professor and Susan Carmel Lehrman Chair of Russian History and Culture

    CAS - History

    Eric Lohr published his most recent book, Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union, with Harvard University Press in September 2012. He received his MA in Russian Studies and PhD in History from Harvard University. He then taught at Harvard a… More

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    (202) 885-2464

  11. Gail Mardirosian, Associate Professor Emerita

    Gail Humphries Mardirosian focuses on the arts in the international arena and has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Prague, CZ and a Likhachev Fellow to St. Petersburg, Russia. She has also guest lectured in Sweden, Greece, and Slovakia. She was rec… More

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    (202) 885-3880

  12. Pamela Nadell, Department Chair, History

    CAS - History

    Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History and is Chair of the Department of History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program. A specialist in American Jewish history and women’s history, she teaches a variety … More

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    (202) 885-2425