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Marcelline Babicz Adjunct Professorial Lect School of International Service

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Additional Positions at AU
Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
PhD International Relations, American University, School of International Service
MOD Master of Organization Development, Bowling Green State University
BA International Studies, Texas Christian University

Languages Spoken
French, some Russian, Spanish
Favorite Spot on Campus
The garden area behind the library
Marcelline Babicz is a scholar-practitioner specializing in foreign policy, national security, international organization change, and culture. Her research interests include the role of religion in foreign policy; national security and foreign policy decision making; organization change, the role of culture in organizational decision making, and international and multicultural organization effectiveness.

As a consultant, manager, or senior executive, she has been instrumental in the success of numerous change efforts both in the US and overseas. A sampling of her client list includes US government agencies, US Embassies in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, Qatar University, Eli Lilly (UK), and a Malaysian government/private gas production joint venture.

Dr. Babicz is also an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California and Georgetown University. She is a member of the International Studies Association and serves as the Communications Chair for the Religion and International Relations section.
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Summer 2022

  • PROF-610 Intercultural Comm for Prof

Fall 2022

  • SISG-761 Intercultural Communication

  • SISU-230 Analysis of US Foreign Policy

Spring 2023

  • SISG-761 Intercultural Communication

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Presentations

“Moral Argument as a Contending Force: The Role of Religion as Competitor to National Security,” accepted for the International Studies Association Annual Convention (April 2021).

“Scaling Online Learning with Innovative Pedagogy: Designing A Master Course to Develop Globally Competent HR Specialists,” presented at the Association for Educational Communications & Technology International Convention (November 2020).

“Religious Transnational Actors: Just another Transnational Advocacy Network?” presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention (March 2014).