Meet the Faculty

Meet the faculty that are preparing USFP students to play a role in advancing America's interests.

Administrative Director

Research interests

  • The Indo-Pacific
  • Multi-lateral Diplomacy
  • Women in National Security

Core Faculty

Research interests

  • Congress and foreign policy
  • US foreign policy toward Latin America and Cub

Research interests

  • US promotion of democracy
  • US foreign policy toward Latin America
  • Scholarship on teaching and learning

Research interests

  • International security
  • Political violence and terrorism
  • Emerging technologies

Research interests

  • Transatlantic relations and security
  • EU foreign policy
  • European External Action Service

Research interests

  • US foreign policy
  • Domestic politics and public opinion
  • Politics of military interventions

Research interests

  • Communications technologies (ICTs)
  • Technology and governance
  • Technology to stimulate economic growth

Research interests

  • Diplomatic practice
  • Public diplomacy
  • US foreign policy toward Latin America and the Middle East

Research interests

  • International politics
  • National security

Research interests

  • Congress
  • Domestic Politics
  • US foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean

Research interests

  • Foreign policy-making process
  • Congressional-Presidential relations
  • National security strategy

Research interests

  • Terrorism
  • Insurgency
  • Political and military affairs in South Asia

Earl Anthony Wayne Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer and Distinguished Diplomat in Residence SIS - School of International Service

  eawayne@american.edu

Research interests

  • US diplomacy and national security decision-making
  • North American relations, cooperation and competitiveness (Mexico and Canada)
  • Economic diplomacy and national security

Research interests

  • Nonproliferation and weapons of mass destruction
  • Civil-military relations
  • US national security institutions and security policy

Research interests

  • Domestic and transnational terrorism
  • US national security policy and civil conflict
  • Human rights

Research interests

  • US foreign policy toward the Middle East
  • Theories of decision-making
  • Psychology of leaders

Affiliated Faculty

James Nathan Sr Adjunct Professorial Lecturer