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Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Mohammed Abu-Nimer

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Professor

Mohammed Abu-Nimer, of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, serves as Director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute. He has conducted interreligious conflict resolution training and interfaith dialogue workshops in confl... [More]

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202-885-1656
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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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Philip Brenner

Philip Brenner

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Professor

Dr. Philip Brenner has published widely on U.S./Cuba relations, U.S./Latin American relations, contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. His most recent book is A Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution Under Raul Castro.

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202-885-1605
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Charles Call

Charles Call

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Associate Professor

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Call, an associate professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, focuses on post-war peacebuilding, democratization, human rights and policing and justice reform. He has conducted field research in all of Central Ameri... [More]

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202-885-1693
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Elizabeth Cohn

Elizabeth Cohn

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Cohn is an Assistant Professor specializing in U.S. foreign policy and Latin America. Her research interests include the U.S. promotion of democracy and Latin America. She is also deeply interested in pedagogies of teaching and is a fre... [More]

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202-885-2317
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Maria De Jesus

Maria De Jesus

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Maria De Jesus brings to AU a wealth of research and teaching experiences in the area of health communication and promotion, a critical area of focus in interstate and transnational relations. Her research examines the role of cross-cultural heal... [More]

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202-885-6392
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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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Clarence Lusane

Clarence Lusane

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Professor

Dr. Clarence Lusane is a full Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and the former Program Director for Comparative and Regional Studies in the School of International Service. He teaches courses in comparative race relations, m... [More]

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202-885-1674
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Christian Maisch

Christian Maisch

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Christian J. Maisch teaches in the School of Professional & Extended Studies. Dr. Maisch served as Associate Dean of the Washington Semester Program, Washington Professional Development, and the School of Professional & Extended Studies from Janu... [More]

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202-895-4928
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Shoon Murray

Shoon Murray

Professor Shoon Murray’s writes about the American foreign policy political process. Her most recent books are The Terror Authorization: The History and Politics of the 2001 AUMF (June 2014) and Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy... [More]

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202-885-1630
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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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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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Anthony Quainton

Anthony Quainton

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Distinguished Diplomat in Residence

Ambassador Anthony Quainton is the Diplomat-in-Residence and a professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, having previously served in the United States Foreign Service and held ambassadorships to the Central African Republic, Nicaragua, Kuwait, and Peru.

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202-885-1669
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Cathy Schneider

Cathy Schneider

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Associate Professor

Cathy Lisa Schneider writes and teaches on social movements, collective violence, policing, criminal justice, immigration and racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Her publications include the books Police ... [More]

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202-885-1666
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Judith Shapiro

Judith Shapiro

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Director - Dual Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

Dr. Judith Shapiro is on the faculty of the Global Environmental Politics program and directs the Dual Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRSD) with University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is the author of China's Environmental ... [More]

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202-885-1629
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Jordan Tama

Jordan Tama

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Jordan Tama specializes in the U.S. foreign policy making process, presidential-congressional relations, strategic planning, intelligence reform, counterterrorism policy, and blue-ribbon commissions. He is the author of Terrorism and National Sec... [More]

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202-885-2332
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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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Guy Ziv

Guy Ziv

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Guy Ziv is an assistant professor in the School of International Service's U.S. Foreign Policy Program. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on U.S. foreign policy, the Middle East, and international negotiations. His curren... [More]

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202-885-3147
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