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Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Mohammed Abu-Nimer

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Professor

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
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Boaz Atzili

Boaz Atzili

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Boaz Atzili is a political scientist who researches and teaches international politics. His interest is in international security with an emphasis on territorial conflicts and the politics of borders, and the international aspects of state weakne... [More]

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202-885-1648
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Eve Bratman

Eve Bratman

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Assistant Professor

Eve Bratman is an assistant professor at SIS. Dr. Bratman's research involves sustainable development politics in the Brazilian Amazon. Her major research projects focus on the links between environmental policy, agriculture, and human rights in Braz... [More]

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202-885-1860
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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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202-885-1478
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Derrick L. Cogburn

Derrick L. Cogburn

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Associate Professor

Derrick Cogburn is Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service at American University. His research and teaching includes: global information and communication technology and socio-economic development; insti... [More]

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202-885-2400
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Ken Conca

Ken Conca

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Professor

Dr. Ken Conca’s research and teaching focus on global environmental governance, environmental peacebuilding in war-torn societies, environmental politics and policy in the United Nations system, water governance, and environmental policy analysis. He... [More]

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202-885-6391
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Dylan Craig

Dylan Craig

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Professorial Lecturer

Dylan Craig is an instructor of International Relations in the School of International Studies. His most recent work is on ‘proxy wars’: the invisible interstate wars which underpin many of today’s intractable civil conflicts. Before joining the SIS ... [More]

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202-885-6193
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Daniel Esser

Daniel Esser

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Esser researches violence, governance and aid effectiveness and focuses on cities and global health policy. He also pursues an interest in discourses and Pragmatism in international development. He has collected survey and interview data in Afgha... [More]

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202-885-1892
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Carolyn Gallaher

Carolyn Gallaher

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Associate Professor

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]

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202-885-1827
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Anders C. Hardig

Anders C. Hardig

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Anders Härdig is a Professorial Lecturer in the International Politics program at SIS. His main fields of expertise are international politics and comparative and regional studies with a special focus on social movements and grassroots networks i... [More]

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202-885-1541
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Patrick Jackson

Patrick Jackson

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Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is currently Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor of International Relations in the School of International Service. He previously taught at Columbia University and New York University. He received his Ph.... [More]

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202-885-2036
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Sikina Jinnah

Sikina Jinnah

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Sikina Jinnah’s research focuses on the changing dynamics of power and influence in global environmental politics. Her most recent projects examined the role of international bureaucracies in managing the politics of overlapping international reg... [More]

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202-885-1819
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John King

John King

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Assistant Professor

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202-885-2456
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Sarah Knight

Sarah Knight

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarah Cleeland Knight is Co-Director of the Global Scholars Program and Assistant Professor at American University's School of International Service. She also serves on the American University's Honors Advisory Committee. Dr. Knight's research ... [More]

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202-885-1613
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Nanette Levinson

Nanette Levinson

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Associate Professor

Nanette S. Levinson is Academic Director of the SIS/Sciences-Po Exchange and Editor of the International Communication Section, The International Studies Compendium Project. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. She served as Associate Dean from 1988-2005. ... [More]

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202-885-1480
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Linda Lucia Lubrano

Linda Lucia Lubrano

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Professor

Linda Lucia Lubrano retired from the SIS faculty after 45 years of teaching from 1968 to 2013. Honored for her distinguished teaching career, she offered a wide range of courses that bridged the humanities with the natural and social sciences. Her cl... [More]

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202-885-1654
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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. Previously, he was Professor and Dean at Queens College of the City University of New York, Professor... [More]

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202-885-1643
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Shoon Murray

Shoon Murray

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Associate Professor

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]

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202-885-1630
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Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

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Associate Professor

Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on the politics of population, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and she also studies the determinants of birth timing in the United States. Her most recent work on Africa explored the process of... [More]

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202-885-1636
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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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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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Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

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Scholar in Residence

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202-885-1564
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Anthony Wanis-St. John

Anthony Wanis-St. John

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Associate Professor

Dr. Anthony Wanis-St. John researches  international negotiation, military negotiations, ceasefires, humanitarian negotiations and peace processes. He has created several advanced courses on negotiation for SIS, ranging from interpersonal skills and ... [More]

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202-885-1544
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Paul Wapner

Paul Wapner

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Professor

Dr. Paul Wapner is Professor of Global Environmental Politics in SIS, and author of Living Through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism, and Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics. His research focuses on Environmental ... [More]

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202-885-1647
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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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