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Faculty

American University has one of the largest concentrations of faculty, referred to as Scholar-Practitioners, focused on international development. The development faculty is distinguished by its scholarly reputation, its diversity, its combination of theory and field experience, its commitment to teaching, and its maintenance of a strong collegial relationship with the students in the program.

Vidyamali Samarasinghe

Vidyamali Samarasinghe

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Professor

Vidyamali Samarasinghe is a Professor in the International Development Program of the School of International Service, American University, Washington D.C. Currently she is the Director of the International Development Program. Vidyamali Samarasing... [More]

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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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Louis Goodman

Louis Goodman

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Professor and Dean Emeritus, SIS

Louis Goodman carries out research on social change and politics in Latin America and in Asia. His current research focuses on public goods, regional alliances and development. He has published widely on civil-military relations in Latin America, on ... [More]

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Loubna Skalli Hanna

Loubna Skalli Hanna

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Assistant Professor

My research and teaching focus on the politics of development, gender, youth, and communication in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). I have published in numerous academic journals including Gender and Society, International Feminist Journal of... [More]

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David Hirschmann

David Hirschmann

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Professor

Dr. Hirschmann has written approximately 55 publications, with topics including Reengineering and Performance Measurement in USAID; Development Management/ Bureaucracy/ Administration, and Planning; Women and Development; Women and Political Particip... [More]

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Thespina Yamanis

Thespina Yamanis

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yamanis’ professional interests are in identifying the mechanisms that link social and economic conditions to global health disparities and in designing community-based interventions to improve health among the most vulnerable gro... [More]

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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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Cindy Collins

Cindy Collins

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Adjunct Instructor

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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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Peter Redvers-Lee

Peter Redvers-Lee

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Peter Redvers-Lee works in international development, researching the interplay between structural changes, the environment, and the everyday economic lives of people in the Global South. He is interested in how changes affect livelihoods, agency, an... [More]

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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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Skills Institute Instructors

Jacqueline Bass - Emerging Markets Group

Peter Frampton - Accounting Comes Alive

Nancy Horn - Consultant

Patricia Morris - Women for Women International

Neal Ruiz - The Brookings Institution

Nancy Sachs - American University

Mario Gonzalez-American University

Scholars-in-Residence

Coralie Bryant

Miguel Carter

Julie Feinsilver

Jacob Meerman

Joan Nelson

Teijia Reyes

 

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Skills Institutes

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Intensive three-day courses, training students in state-of-the-art international development techniques

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Tinker-Walker Fellowships

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Through the Irene Tinker-Millidge Walker Fellowship, students can receive financial support to offset the costs of including overseas field experience in their research, internship, or practicum.

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