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EPGA Co-Directors 

  1. Jeffrey Bachman, Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Jeff Bachman is a Professorial Lecturer in Human Rights and Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs MA Program. His teaching and research interests focus primarily on U.S. foreign policy and human rights. He is also interested in the rol… More

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    (202) 885-6826

  2. Evan Berry, Associate Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Evan Berry is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs master's program. His research examines the relationship between religion and the public sphere in contemporary societies, with spec… More

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    (202) 885-2493

Affiliate Faculty 

  1. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Mohammed Abu-Nimer, of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, serves as Director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute. He has conducted interreligious conflict resolution training and interfaith dialogue workshops in confl… More

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    (202) 885-1656

  2. Debra Bergoffen, 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

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  3. Robin Broad, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Robin Broad, Professor of International Development, established and heads SIS’s International Development Program’s unique curricular offerings on economic globalization and development and on environment and development with a focus on social, … More

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    (202) 885-1478

  4. Charles Call, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Charles “Chuck” Call, an associate professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, focuses on post-war peacebuilding, statebuilding, democratization, human rights and police and justice reform. He has conducted field research in Central… More

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    (202) 885-1693

  5. Doga Eralp, Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr Eralp is a scholar-practitioner of international conflict resolution with more than a decade of experience in international dialogue facilitation. His work focuses on international conflict, culture, human rights, collective memory, international … More

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    (202) 885-6830

  6. Ellen Feder, Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Ellen K. Feder is the William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy and Social Policy. She works at the intersection of contemporary continental philosophy and feminist and critical race theory, particularly as these relate to matters of social pol… More

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    (202) 885-2931

  7. 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

  8. Kimberly Leighton, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    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

  9. Martyn Oliver, Director, Arab World Studies

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    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

  10. Amy Oliver, Department Chair, Philosophy and Religion

    CAS - 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

  11. Jin Y. Park, Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Jin Y. Park is Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Founding Director of Asian Studies Program at American University. Park's research areas include East Asian Buddhism (especially Zen and Huayan Buddhism), postmodernism, deconstruction, Buddhist… More

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    (202) 885-2919

  12. Lauren Weis, Director, WGSS

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    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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    (202) 885-2926

  13. Barbara Wien, Professorial Lecturer

    SIS - School of Intl Service

    Since 1981, Barbara Wien has worked to stop human rights abuses, violence and war.  She has protected civilians from death squads in conflict zones, led eight nonprofit organizations, taught alternatives to war and violence at six universities, and d… More

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    (202) 885-6429