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SIS Faculty Conducting Research in Security

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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Kenki Adachi

Kenki Adachi

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Scholar in Residence

Kenki Adachi is Professor of International Politics at the College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. He is currently a visiting professor at the School of International Service, American University and teaching Japanese Polit... [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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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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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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Lynn Kunkle

Lynn Kunkle

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Assistant Professor

Lynn Kunkle is an assistant professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution with interests in religion, culture, U.S. foreign policy, Islam and Western relations and the Middle East. She is an expert of interfaith dialogue and has traveled a... [More]

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202-885-6578
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James Lee

James Lee

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Lee's work crosses disciplines to reflect the complex world we live in. His August 2009 book, "Climate Change and Armed Conflict: Hot and Cold Wars", is a ground breaking look at the nexus of social problems that will result from climate change. ... [More]

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202-885-2285
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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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Randolph Persaud

Randolph Persaud

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Associate Professor

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.

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202-885-1757
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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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Daniel Schneider

Daniel Schneider

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Assistant Professor

Before coming to American University, Professor Daniel Schneider served as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was also the Department of Justice's Resident Legal Advisor to Russia. He later served as a con... [More]

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202-885-1687
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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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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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