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Jeffrey Bachman

Jeffrey Bachman

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Professorial Lecturer

Jeff Bachman is a professor of human rights, with a focus in genocide, counterterrorism and human rights, media coverage of human rights events, and state responsibility and individual accountability for violations of human rights law and internation... [More]

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202-885-6826
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Evan Berry

Evan Berry

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Assistant Professor

Evan Berry is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at American University and Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs master's program. His research interests focus on the role of religious ideas, persons, and organizations in ... [More]

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202-885-2493
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Affiliate Faculty

Eric Abitbol

Eric Abitbol

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Adjunct Instructor

Eric Abitbol is an academic-practitioner in the field of environmental peacebuilding, housed in IPCR (International Peace and Conflict Resolution) and GEP (Global Environmental Politics) at American University. Specializing in Israeli-Palestinian rel... [More]

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202-885-6583
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Debra Bergoffen

Debra Bergoffen

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Bishop Hamilton Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr. Debra Bergoffen is the Bishop Hamilton Lecturer in Philosophy at American University and Professor Emerita of Philosophy at George Mason University. During her tenure at Mason she chaired the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and was... [More]



Eve Bratman

Eve Bratman

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Assistant Professor

Eve Bratman is an Assistant Professor at American University's School of International Service. Dr. Bratman's research concerns the relationship between policies for environmental improvement and the ways in which people respond to and influence thos... [More]

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202-885-1860
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Joseph Eldridge

Joseph Eldridge

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University Chaplain and Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Joe Eldridge has spent more than twenty-five years working in the public policy arena as an advocate and analyst on international human rights and humanitarian issues. In 1991 he established the Washington Office of the Lawyers Committee for Human Ri... [More]

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202-885-3336
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Daniel Esser

Daniel Esser

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Esser investigates development effectiveness in the context of local, national and global policies and programs. He focuses on three research areas: [1] local (in particular urban) governance in the context of armed conflict, [2] global health ag... [More]

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202-885-1892
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Ellen Feder

Ellen Feder

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Associate Professor

Ellen K. Feder works at the intersection of contemporary continental philosophy and feminist and critical race theory, particularly as these relate to matters of social policy. Family Bonds: Genealogies of Race and Gender applies Foucault's method to... [More]

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Gershon Greenberg

Gershon Greenberg

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Professor

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
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Kimberly Leighton

Kimberly Leighton

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Assistant Professor

Kim Leighton was raised in the Boston area, and has spent much of her life in New York and Western Mass. She spent her junior year abroad studying at Oxford University. After finishing her dissertation in philosophy on understandings of self-knowledg... [More]

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202-885-2415
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Julie Mertus

Julie Mertus

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Professor

Professor Julie Mertus has written widely on human rights and gender, conflict, the Balkans, U.S. foreign policy and U.N. institutions. She is the author or editor of ten books, including Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy, named "... [More]

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202-885-2215
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Shadi Mokhtari

Shadi Mokhtari

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Assistant Professor

Shadi Mokhtari specializes in human rights, Middle East Politics and Political Islam. She has an extensive background in human rights and women’s rights issues in the Middle East and Muslim World. She is the Editor in Chief of the Muslim World Journa... [More]

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202-885-6570
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Martyn Oliver

Martyn Oliver

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Professorial Lecturer

Martyn was born and raised in southern Minnesota. In addition to Washington State and Boston, his studies also took him to Scotland, Lebanon, Austria, and Morocco. His work explores the construction of religious identity, particularly how Western lit... [More]

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202-885-2943
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Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver

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Department Chair, Philosophy and Religion

Professor Oliver's teaching and research on Latin America explore philosophical topics such as marginality, feminism, nepantlismo, and transfronterismo. She works on the Hispanic essay of ideas and Latin American narrative. She has lived in Mexico, A... [More]

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202-885-2140
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Jin Y. Park

Jin Y. Park

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Associate Professor

Jin Y. Park is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Founding Director of Asian Studies Program at American University. Park specializes in East Asian Buddhism (especially Zen and Huayan Buddhism), philosophy of religion, postmodernism, ... [More]

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202-885-2919
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Jeffrey Reiman

Jeffrey Reiman

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Professor

Jeffrey Reiman is the William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942. After receiving his PhD, he joined the American University faculty in 1970, in the Center for the Administration of Justice (now called... [More]

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202-885-2927
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Abdul Aziz Said

Abdul Aziz Said

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Professor

Dr. Said is the senior ranking professor at American University and the first occupant of the endowed Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace. He founded the university-wide Center for Global Peace, which undertakes a range of activities, both on ... [More]

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202-885-1632
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Michael Schroeder

Michael Schroeder

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Professorial Lecturer

Michael Schroeder, Professorial Lecturer & Director of the Global Governance, Politics and Security Program (GGPS). Dr. Schroeder's teaching and research is focused on the United Nations system, global governance & international cooperation and polit... [More]

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202-885-1664
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Susan Shepler

Susan Shepler

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Associate Professor

Dr. Shepler's research interests include youth and conflict, reintegration of former child soldiers, post-conflict reconstruction, refugees, education and economic development, NGOs and globalization, transitional justice, and childhood studies. In a... [More]

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202-885-2454
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Lauren Weis

Lauren Weis

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Director, WGSS

I joined the American University faculty in 2008, and have been teaching courses in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, gender studies, and feminist theory. My philosophical research focuses on critiques of the Western metaphysical tradit... [More]

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