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]
Dr. Gordon Adams, a professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, has published widely on defense and national security policy, the defense policy process, and national security budgets. He is extensively used by the nation’s media for comment on U.S. national s... [More]
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a Visiting Professor and was First Distinguished Chair of Middle East & Is... [More]
Dr. Philip Brenner has published widely on U.S./Cuba relations, on contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and on the Cuban Missile Crisis. His most recent book is A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution.
Dr. Charles “Chuck” Call, an associate professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, focuses on post-war peacebuilding, democratization, human rights and policing and justice reform. He has conducted field research in all of Central Ameri... [More]
Dr. Elizabeth Cohn is an Assistant Professor specializing in U.S. foreign policy and Latin America. Her research interests include the U.S. promotion of democracy and Latin America. She is also deeply interested in pedagogies of teaching and is a fre... [More]
Maria De Jesus,
Dr. Maria De Jesus brings to AU a wealth of research and teaching experiences in the area of health communication and promotion, a critical area of focus in interstate and transnational relations. Her research examines the role of cross-cultural heal... [More]
Carolyn Gallaher is a broadly trained political geographer. Her work blends insights from political economy and cultural studies and is focused on two substantive areas of inquiry—the role of paramilitaries in irregular warfare and the influence of t... [More]
Dr. Clarence Lusane is the program director for Comparative and Regional Studies. He teaches courses in comparative race relations, modern social movements, comparative politics of the Americas and Europe and jazz and international relations. He is a... [More]
Dr. Christian J. Maisch teaches Foreign Policy in the Washington Semester Program of American University's School of Professional & Extended Studies. Dr. Maisch served as Associate Dean of the Washington Semester Program, Washington Professional De... [More]
Shoon Murray is Director of the US Foreign Policy Master’s Program, an SIS International Policy Research Scholar, and an Associate Professor. She teaches classes on American Foreign Policy, decision-making theory, and the role of public opinion, the ... [More]
Dr. Robert Pastor is a professor of international relations and director of the Center for North American Studies and the Center for Democracy and Election Management. From 2002-07, he was Vice President of International Affairs at AU where he transf... [More]
Dr. Persaud is the author and editor of books, articles, and journals, and is currently working on a study of the nuances of American hegemony.
Distinguished Economist in Residence
Dr. Arturo Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence, is an expert in international finance, emerging markets and Latin American economics. He previously taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Williams College, but is a late ... [More]
Distinguished Diplomat in Residence
Ambassador Anthony Quainton is the Diplomat-in-Residence and a professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, having previously served in the United States Foreign Service and held ambassadorships to the Central African Republic, Nicaragua, Kuwait, and Peru.
Cathy Lisa Schneider writes and teaches on social movements, collective violence, policing, criminal justice, immigration and racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Her publications include the books Police... [More]
Director - Dual Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Dr. Judith Shapiro is on the faculty of the Global Environmental Politics program and directs the Dual Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRSD) with University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is the author of China's Environmental ... [More]
Dr. Jordan Tama specializes in the U.S. foreign policy making process, presidential-congressional relations, strategic planning, intelligence reform, counterterrorism policy, and blue-ribbon commissions. He is the author of Terrorism and National Sec... [More]
Sharon K. Weiner writes about the intersection of organizational politics and U.S. national security policy. Her book Our Own Worst Enemy? Institutional Interests and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Expertise (MIT Press 2011) examines the role o... [More]
Dr. Guy Ziv is an assistant professor in the School of International Service's U.S. Foreign Policy Program. He teaches a variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses on U.S. foreign policy, the Middle East, and U.S.-Israel relations. His curren... [More]