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SIS Faculty Conducting Research in Asia

Amitav Acharya

Amitav Acharya

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Professor

Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Chair of the ASEAN Studies Center. Previously, he was Professor of Global Governance at the University of Bristol, Professor at York University, Toronto, and at Nanyang... [More]

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202-885-3153
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Robin Broad

Robin Broad

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Professor

Dr. Robin Broad, Professor of International Development, established the International Development Program’s unique curricular offerings on economic globalization and development and on environment and development with a focus on social, environmenta... [More]

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Daniel Esser

Daniel Esser

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Assistant Professor

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

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202-885-1892
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Pek Koon Heng-Blackburn

Pek Koon Heng-Blackburn

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Pek Koon Heng teaches courses on International Relations and International Political Economy in Southeast and East Asia. She also directs SIS’s summer graduate program on “Globalization and Regionalism in East Asia” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In ... [More]

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Ji-Young Lee

Ji-Young Lee

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Ji-Young Lee’s research focuses on East Asian international relations, security, and diplomatic history. Her first book examines Chinese hegemony in early modern East Asia and is currently under review. Her second project investigates how China’s... [More]

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202-885-6561
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Surjit Mansingh

Surjit Mansingh

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Adjunct Professor

Professor Surjit Mansingh presently teaches as an adjunct in the School of International Service. She retired a few years ago from her position as Professor and Chairperson, Centre for International Politics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New De... [More]

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James Mittelman

James Mittelman

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University Professor

James Mittelman is University Professor of International Affairs, and was founding Chair of Comparative and Regional Studies at American University. His work focuses on globalization, development, and political economy, with emphasis on sub-Saharan A... [More]

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202-885-1643
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Tazreena Sajjad

Tazreena Sajjad

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Tazreena Sajjad currently serves as Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) in the School of International Service (SIS). Her fields of specialization are International Politics and International... [More]

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202-885-6572
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Judith Shapiro

Judith Shapiro

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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]

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202-885-1629
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Maina Chawla Singh

Maina Chawla Singh

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Scholar in Residence

Dr. Maina Singh has lectured widely at international institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Cornell, Michigan, Indiana, Brandeis, and at the Library of Congress. She was Scholar-in-Residence, Haddasah-Brandeis Institute(2008); Fellow at Schu... [More]

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202-885-2488
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Sharon Weiner

Sharon Weiner

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Associate Professor

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]

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202-885-1634
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Quansheng Zhao

Quansheng Zhao

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Professor

Dr. Quansheng Zhao is Professor of international relations and Chair of Asian Studies Program Research Council at American University; serving as Director of the Division of Comparative and Regional Studies for three terms (1999-2008). Zhao received ... [More]

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202-885-1662
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