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SIS Faculty Conducting Research in International Relations

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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Gordon Adams

Gordon Adams

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Professor

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]

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202-885-1651
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Akbar Ahmed

Akbar Ahmed

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Professor

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]

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202-885-1641
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Boaz Atzili

Boaz Atzili

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Associate 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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Aaron Boesenecker

Aaron Boesenecker

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Aaron P. Boesenecker joined the SIS faculty in the fall of 2009.  He teaches across various SIS programs, including the Undergraduate Program, Global Governance, Politics & Security, Comparative & Regional Studies, and the SIS Ph.D. Program. His... [More]

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202-885-6326
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David Bosco

David Bosco

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Assistant Professor

David Bosco, assistant professor of International Politics, is a past Fulbright Scholar and senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine. Formerly an attorney at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, he focused on international arbitration, litigation, and... [More]

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202-885-3713
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Christine B. N. Chin

Christine B. N. Chin

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Professor

Dr. Chin’s research and teaching interests are in the political economy of transnational migration, Southeast Asian studies and intercultural relations. She is the author of In Service and Servitude: Foreign Female Domestic Workers and the Malaysian ... [More]

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202-885-1866
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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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Tamar Gutner

Tamar Gutner

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Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education

Professor Gutner is currently Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education. Her research and teaching interests include international organizations, global environmental politics, and international political economy. Her research focuses... [More]

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202-885-1620
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Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim

Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim

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Professorial Lecturer

Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim, PhD, obtained a BSc in Political Science from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University – Egypt. He was appointed as a Teaching Assistant in the FEPS Department of Public Administration in 2001... [More]

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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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202-885-1688
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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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Ji-Young Lee

Ji-Young Lee

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Ji-Young Lee’s research and teaching focus on East Asian security, Korean politics and foreign policy, East Asian diplomatic history and international relations theory. Prior to AU, she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Politics and ... [More]

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202-885-6561
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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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Nathan Paxton

Nathan Paxton

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Nathan A. Paxton studies international relations, organizational decisionmaking, global public health, and political theory, and he is a member of the International Development Program in SIS. His current research focuses on two areas: the effect... [More]

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202-885-2460
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Christopher Rudolph

Christopher Rudolph

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Associate Professor

Christopher Rudolph has expertise in the areas of national security, international political economy, international migration, ethnic conflict, and international law. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, International Organ... [More]

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202-885-1686
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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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Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

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Scholar in Residence

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Jordan Tama

Jordan Tama

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Jordan Tama specializes in the politics, processes, and institutions of U.S. foreign and national security policy making, including presidential-congressional relations, national security strategy, intelligence and counterterrorism policy, and th... [More]

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202-885-2332
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Mamuka Tsereteli

Mamuka Tsereteli

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli is a Director, Center for Black Sea-Caspian Studies at School of International Service at American University. He served as an Assistant Professor at School of International Service in 2007-2011. Dr. Tsereteli teaches classes on ... [More]

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202-885-3150
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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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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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Quansheng Zhao

Quansheng Zhao

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Professor

Dr. Quansheng Zhao is Professor of international relations and Director of Center for Asian Studies at American University; serving as Director of the Division of Comparative and Regional Studies for three terms (1999-2008). Zhao received his B.A. fr... [More]

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