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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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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 and is an Assistant Professor in the International Politics Program.  His research interests include European politics, comparative political economy, religion and politics, and qual... [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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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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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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Benjamin Jensen

Benjamin Jensen

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Scholar in Residence

Dr. Benjamin Jensen is an Assistant Professor in the International Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy Programs and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Political Sociology and International Security with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (... [More]

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202-885-1673
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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 fo... [More]

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202-885-1613
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Daniel Masis

Daniel Masis

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Scholar in Residence

Dr. Daniel Masis-Iverson returns to the School of International Service from the School of Political Science at the University of Costa Rica. Dr. Masis-Iverson also holds a JD from the University of Costa Rica.

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202-885-1692
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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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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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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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Matthew M. Taylor

Matthew M. Taylor

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Associate Professor

Professor Taylor's research and teaching interests include state capacity, corruption, judicial politics, and Latin American political economy. He has lived and worked extensively in Brazil, working most recently at the University of São Paulo, where... [More]

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202-885-2474
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Paul Williams

Paul Williams

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Professor

Rebecca Grazier Professor of Law and International RelationsDirector, JD/MA joint degree program.  Joint appointment with the Washington College of LawDr. Paul Williams is co-founder of the Public International Law & Policy Group, and formerly served... [More]

202-885-3486
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Affiliated Faculty

Randall Henning

Randall Henning

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Professor

Professor Henning specializes in the politics and institutions of international economic relations, international and comparative political economy, economic policymaking and regional integration. He has focused specifically on international monetary... [More]

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202-885-1707
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Arturo Porzecanski

Arturo Porzecanski

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Distinguished Economist in Residence

Dr. Arturo C. Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence, is an expert in international finance, emerging markets and Latin American economics. He previously taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Williams College, but is a la... [More]

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202-885-1602
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Robert Pastor

Robert Pastor

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Professor

Dr. Robert Pastor is a professor of international relations and director of the Center for North American Studies and the Center for Democracy and Election Management. From 2002-07, he was Vice President of International Affairs at AU where he transf... [More]

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202-885-1520
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Stephen Silvia

Stephen Silvia

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Associate Professor

Dr. Stephen Silvia teaches international economics, international trade relations, comparative politics, and comparative industrial relations.

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202-885-2462
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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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Adjunct Faculty

William Belding

William Belding

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Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-6145
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Susan Benesch

Susan Benesch

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Susan Benesch is a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and Director of the Dangerous Speech Project (voicesthatpoison.org). In 2012-2013, she was the Edith Everett Genocide Prevention Fellow at the ... [More]

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202-885-1611
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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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Zakir Hafez

Zakir Hafez

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Zakir Hafez is the winner of the 2011 University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment. His course, International Law introduces main principles and institutions of international law such as sources and actors of intern... [More]



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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Francis Jeffries

Francis Jeffries

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Thomas Kellermann

Thomas Kellermann

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Adjunct Instructor

Tom Kellerman is the Vice President of Cyber Security for Trend Micro and as such, is responsible for analysis of emerging cybersecurity threats and relevant defensive technologies, strategic partnerships, and government affairs. Professor Kellermann... [More]



John Starrels

John Starrels

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

John Starrels is a Professorial Lecturer at SIS and Guest Professor at the University of California Washington Program. He lectures on international relations and global change. Prior to joining SIS, Starrels was a senior staff member at The Internat... [More]

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