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School of International Service, PhD

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Brandon Brockmyer

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Research Interests: Cognitive biases in international relations; Latin American leftism; US foreign policy decision making processes; BRICS; Economic development strategies; International peacekeeping and conflict resolution

email:bb7597a@student.american.edu

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Katy Collin

Research Interests: Elections, referendums and direct democracy, democratization, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, United Nations

email: Katy.collin@gmail.com

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deRaismes Combes

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Research Interests: Identity studies with a focus on nationalism; Security, terrorism, 9/11; Political and social theory, particularly post-structuralism; Discourse, rhetoric, narrative, and linguistic approaches  

email: deRaismes@gmail.com

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Davina Durgana

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Research Interests: Human Trafficking, Transnational Human Security and Human Rights 

email: Davina.Durgana@gmail.com

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Daniel T. Dye

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Research Interests: Discourses of globalization in British and European politics, and the role of discourse and rhetoric in electoral politics generally

email: danieltdye@gmail.com

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Emma Fawcett

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Research Interests: Political economy of Latin America and the Caribbean; economic development and tourism in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba

email: emma.fawcett@american.edu

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Suzanne Ghais

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Research Interests: International negotiation and mediation, peace processes, civil wars, ethnic relations, and state- and democracy-building in divided societies

email: sghais13@yahoo.com

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Jiajie He

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Research Interests: Security studies in general, ethnic conflicts and civil wars, ethnic politics in China and Southeast Asia

email: jh3983a@student.american.edu

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Annabel Hertz

Research Interests: International system, intervention, post conflict revitalization, climate change, sustainable development, US foreign policy, economy-environment-security nexus, links among domestic politics, foreign policy, and global governance

email: Annabel_Hertz@ksg04.harvard.edu

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Sonja Kelly

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Research Interests: International development, international political economy, financial Inclusion, financial sector development

email: Sonja.Kelly@american.edu

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Patrick Litanga

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Research Interests: Post-conflict reconstruction, conflict resolution, child soldiering, and the political economy of land in post conflict settings

email: plitanga@yahoo.com

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Edward Lucas

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Research Interests: Maritime Security, Maritime Piracy, International Conflict, International Security

email: edward.r.lucas@gmail.com

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Rachel Hannah Nadelman

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Research Interests: International Development, Mining/natural resources and foreign direct investment,environment and development, the global economy, community/social movement voice in development processes, transnational advocacy networks

email: rachelnadelman@gmail.com

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Yelena Osipova

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Research Interests: Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Soft Power, International Communication, New/Digital Media & IR, Russian foreign policy, Eurasia

email: yelena.osipova@american.edu

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Ela Rossmiller

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Research Interests: Politics of Memory, Historical and Transitional Justice, Postcommunism, Polish Politics, Society, and Culture, International Education, Intercultural Communication

email: er1618a@student.american.edu

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Timothy Seidel

Research Interests: Peacebuilding, nonviolence and conflict resolution;comparative politics;theological studies;postcolonial theory;anti-oppression practice;Middle East studies;interpretivist research methods including discourse, narrative, and ethnographic approaches.

email: timothy.seidel@american.edu

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Efe Sevin

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Research Interests: Diplomacy, non-traditional diplomacy, public diplomacy, place/nation branding, propaganda, public opinion, strategic communication, communication networks, networked culture

email: esevin@american.edu

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Nicholas Smith

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Research Interests: Economic development, international aid, microfinance, Africa, Latin America, governance, gender and development, and international public health

email: nick@bcdcmicrocredit.org 

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Kate Tennis

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Research Interests: International Migration, Border Control, International Cooperation, Security

email: kate.tennis@american.edu

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Di Wu

Research Interests: Public Diplomacy and global media; East Asian Relations

email: di.wu@american.edu

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