Foreign Policy Network

The Foreign Policy Network currently has about 40 faculty members from across campus. The network serves to facilitate information exchange as well as to enhance scientific consultation and collaboration among Cornell faculty and graduate students.

Members of the Foreign Policy Network are listed below.

Elizabeth Anker

Elizabeth S. Anker works on contemporary world literature, law and literature, and the relationship between aesthetics and politics. Her first book, Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature (published in 2012), examines how liberal human rights discourses and norms depend on the construct of bodily integrity. In addition, she has recently published on animal rights and phenomenology in New Literary History, the 9/11 novel in American Literary History, sovereignty and contemporary cinema in the UTQ, and democracy and embodiment inNovel: A Forum on Fiction. She is currently working on a new book project provisionally entitled "Our Constitutional Metaphors," as well as two edited collections, one on "New Directions in Law and Literature" and another on "Critique and Post-Critique." She holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

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Foreign Policy Related Courses:

LAW 6710 - Law and Literature

LAW 7412 - Law and Humanities Colloquium


Oren Barak

Oren Barak is an associate professor in political science and international relations at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. In 2014-2015 will be an Israel Institute Fellow in the Government Department. He has served as visiting scholar at Harvard University and as a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin. His research areas include the relationship between the state, society, and the military in the non-Western regions (especially the Middle East) and ethnic and national relations. He is the author of The Lebanese Army: A National Institution in a Divided Society (SUNY Press, 2009) and Israel’s Security Networks: A Theoretical and Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2013, with Gabriel Sheffer). He is the editor of Existential Threats and Civil-Security Relations (Lexington Books, 2009) and Militarism and Israeli Society (Indiana University Press, 2010), both with Gabriel Sheffer, and of Nonstate Actors in Intrastate Conflicts (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014) with Dan Miodownik.

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Jack Barceló

Jack Barceló is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law and the Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director of the Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program. Prof. John Barceló has used his expertise in international economic law (international trade, international commercial arbitration, trade agreements, European Union law and public international law) to develop Cornell's international legal studies program. Prof. Barceló is the founder and the current co-director of the Cornell-University of Paris I Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law and the law school’s many exchange and dual-degree programs with foreign law schools. He is the primary academic supervisor of Cornell's LL.M students and the Cornell International Law Journal. He was recently inducted into the French Legion of Honor. 

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Foreign Policy related courses:

LAW 6531: International Commercial Arbitration

LAW 6981: WTO and International Trade Law

LAW 7291: Global and Regional Economic Integration: The WTO, EU and NAFTA

Mabel Berezin

Mabel Berezin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, whose interests are in comparative and historical sociology, culture, political institutions and ideologies, theory, qualitative methods, economy and society. She is currently engaged in three projects: 1) a study of the social and cultural appeal of fringe parties in France and Italy as a response to Europeanization; 2) a comparative historical study of institution building, citizenship and social capital in early 20th century United States and Europe 3); and the role of emotions in macro-sociological systems (i.e., politics, economics).

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Foreign policy related courses:

SOC 2480/GOVT 3633: Politics and Culture

SOC 5100: Seminar on Comparative Societal Analysis

SOC 3270: Toleration and Fundamentalism

Matthew Brashears

Matthew Brashears is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and the current Director of the Social Science Research Laboratory. He is primarily interested in social networks and social psychology. His research also addresses social isolation, the differences in network structures between males and females, and the amounts and types of resources that individuals can gain access to via their networks. Matthew is the Principal Investigator for a $796,728, four-year research project funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The goal of this project is to develop new ways to identify covert social networks (CSNs), particularly those that are preparing a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack.

He teaches courses in statistics, social network theory & methods, covert social networks, and American community and society. He has published several papers, among which: Brashears, Matthew E. 2013. "Humans use Compression Heuristics to Improve the Recall of Social Networks." Nature Scientific Reports, 3: 1513. doi:10.1038/srep01513; Brashears, Matthew E. 2011. "Small networks and high isolation?: A reexamination of American discussion networks" Social Networks, 33(4): 331-341; Brashears, Matthew E. 2010. "Anomia and the Sacred Canopy: Testing a Network Theory." Social Networks, 32(3): 187-196.

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Valerie Bunce

Valerie Bunce is the Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies and Professor of Government. She was the Director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES), president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, vice-president of the American Political Science Association,  and Chair of the Department of Government. Her primary field is comparative politics and, secondarily, international relations. Her research and teaching address comparative democratization, international democracy promotion (primarily by the U.S.), and inter-ethnic cooperation and conflict. Her geographical focus is primarily east-central Europe, the Balkans and the Soviet successor states, though her comparative interests extend to Latin America. She is the author, most recently, of Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries (co-authored with Sharon Wolchik, Cambridge University Press, 2011), and her articles have appeared, for example, in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Politics and Society and International Organization, together with a variety of area-based journals and edited volumes. She is currently co-authoring a book with Sharon Wolchik (George Washington University), tentatively entitled: American Democracy Promotion and Electoral Change in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia.


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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 3262: Authoritarian Regimes

GOVT 3363: Postcommunist Transitions

GOVT 6434: Comparative Authoritarianism

Allen Carlson

Allen Carlson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government, who received his PhD in Political Science from Yale University in 2000. His research interests include international relations, Chinese foreign policy and Asian security. He recently co-edited (with J.J. Suh and Peter Katzenstein) Rethinking Security in East Asia (Stanford University Press, 2004). Professor Carlson is also the author of Unifying China, Integrating with the World: The Chinese Approach to Sovereignty During the Reform Era (Stanford University Press). In addition, he has published articles in the Journal of Contemporary China and Pacific Affairs, and written monographs for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the East-West Center Washington. He regularly teaches classes on China's foreign relations, Asian security, Chinese nationalism, globalization, and international relations theory. During the 2004-2005 academic year Professor Carlson was a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. He used the fellowship to conduct research while a visiting scholar at Peking University. In 2005 Carlson was also selected to participate in the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' prestigious Public Intellectuals Program. He currently serves as an adviser to the China-Asia Pacific Studies major and the East Asia Program.

Click here to go to Allen Carlson's web page

Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 3827: China and the World

GOVT 3957: New Forces in International Politics 

GOVT 4877: Asian Security

GOVT 4827/6827: Unifying While Integrating - China in the World

Holly Case

Holly Case is a historian of Europe specializing in modern East-Central and Southeastern Europe. Her work focuses on the relationship between foreign policy, social policy, science and literature as manifest in the European state system of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her book, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during WWII, was published in May 2009. She is currently at work on a history of the emergence of "questions"—the Eastern question, Jewish question, Polish question, woman question, worker question, etc.—in the nineteenth century, as well as a history of the role played by consuls and consular reform in transforming the international system over the course of the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. 

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Jian Chen

Jian Chen is a Professor in the Department of History and the Michael J. Zak Chair of History for US-China Relations. His publications, in Chinese and English, are Mao's China and the Cold War from the University of North Carolina Press, China's Road to the Korean War: The Making of the Sino-American Confrontation from Columbia University Press and Zouxiang quanqiu zhanzheng zhilu: erci dazhan qiyuan yanjiu (The Road to a Global War: A Chinese Study of the Origins of the Second World War) from Xuelin Press in Shanghai. Additionally, Professor Jian shared honors for the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Documentary Research for "Declassified: Nixon in China."

Click here to go to Jian Chen's web page

Foreign Policy related courses:

HIST 2571: China Encounters the World

HIST 4061/6061: The New Cold War History

Harry de Gorter

Harry de Gorter is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Management. He teaches and conducts research on the political economy and applied welfare economics of agricultural trade policy. Much of his recent work has been on agriculture and the WTO negotiations, especially the impact on developing countries. Prior to Cornell, he worked for the International Trade Policy Division of the Canadian government. He has long been actively involved in advising many governments and organizations on issues related to agriculture trade policy including the EU, FAO, G-20, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, WTO and the World Bank.

Harry de Gorter has published over 80 articles and book chapters, including in theInternational Library of Critical Writings in EconomicsHandbook of Economics andPrinceton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. Books with his chapter in it have twice won the AAEA’s Quality of Communication Award, and he has won the Best Article Award in the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

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Foreign Policy related courses:

AEM 4350: The Political Economy of the WTO

ECON 4300/AEM 6300: Policy Analysis - Welfare Theory, Agriculture, and Trade

Matthew Evangelista

Matthew Evangelista is the President White Professor of History and Political Science. Evangelista’s current teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between gender, nationalism, and war; ethical and legal issues in international affairs (particularly, just war theory and international humanitarian law); transnational relations; and separatist movements. He is a prolific author and among his most recent books is Gender, Nationalism, and War: Conflict on the Movie Screen (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 3837: The Cold War

GOVT 6867: International Law, War, and Human Rights

Ziad Fahmy is an Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History at the department of Near Eastern Studies. Professor Fahmy received his History Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Arizona, where his dissertation "Popularizing Egyptian Nationalism" was awarded the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award (2008) from the Middle East Studies Association. His first book, Ordinary Egyptians: Creating the Modern Nation through Popular Culture (Stanford University Press, 2011), examines how, from the 1870s until the eve of the 1919 revolution, popular media and culture provided ordinary Egyptians with a framework to construct and negotiate a modern national identity. His articles have appeared in the International Journal of Middle East Studies and in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Professor Fahmy is currently beginning another book project tentatively titled, Listening to the Nation: Mass Culture and Identities in Interwar Egypt. His teaching is focused on history of the modern Middle East as well as contesting Egyptian identities.

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Foreign policy related courses:

GOVT 2747: History of the Modern Middle East 19-20th Century

HIST 2672: History of Modern Egypt

HIST 4091: Contesting Identity in Modern Egypt

HIST 4642: Women in the Modern Middle East

Gustavo A. Flores-Macías

Gustavo A. Flores-Macías is assistant professor in Cornell’s Government Department. His research and teaching interests include a variety of topics related to political and economic development. Currently, his research focuses on three main areas: 1) the politics of economic reform, 2) state building and state capacity, and 3) the effects of migration in labor exporting countries. Work related to these interests has appeared in such journals as Comparative Politics and Peace Review and as chapters in edited volumes. His book manuscript studies the economic policies of left-of-center governments in Latin America, focusing on the role that party systems play in facilitating or hindering economic transformations. He received his PhD in political science from Georgetown University and a master’s in public policy from Duke University, where he was a Fulbright scholar. Before joining the Government Department he was a fellow at Cornell’s Polson Institute for Global Development between 2008 and 2010. Before starting graduate school, he served as Director of Public Affairs in Mexico’s Consumer Protection Agency. His opinion pieces have been featured in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.

Click here to go to Gustavo A. Flores-Macias' web page.

Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 3293/DSOC 3290/LATA 3290: Comparative Politics of Latin America

GOVT 4274: Politics of Energy and Natural Resources

GOVT 4403: War and the State

Ronald Herring

Ronald Herring teaches development studies and politics at Cornell University, where he has been Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Chair of the Department of Government, Acting Director of the Title VI South Asia Program and Director/Convener of the Program on Development, Governance and Nature. His previous professional life was concentrated at Northwestern University, which he left as Professor of Political Science in 1991. His recent work engaged with foreign policy concerns the international politics of biotechnology and development. He edited a special issue of the Journal of Development Studies on the genomics revolution, science and politics (Vol 43, No 1, January 2007), now in press with Routledge (Oxford) as Transgenics and the Poor. He has previously been interested in connections between development assistance and ethnicity, e.g.: Carrots, Sticks and Ethnic Conflict: Rethinking Development Assistance (University of Michigan Press, edited with Milton Esman). Herring has been Editor of Comparative Political Studies, and remains on its editorial board, as well as on the boards of Contemporary South AsiaCritical Asian Studies and Journal of Development Studies. He has worked on various committees of Fulbright, SSRC, ACLS, the American Institute of Indian Studies and MacArthur Foundation among others. He has also been consultant to the US State Department, World Bank, UNDP, and other international organizations.

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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 1313: Introduction to Comparative Politics

GOVT 6353: Field Seminar in Comparative Politics

Peter Katzenstein

Peter Katzenstein is the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Katzenstein's work addresses issues of political economy, security and culture in world politics. His current research interests focus on the politics of civilizational states; on questions of public diplomacy, law, religion, and popular culture; the role of anti-imperial sentiments, including anti-Americanism; regionalism in world politics; and German politics. Recent books include: Beyond Paradigms: Analytic Eclecticism in World Politics (Palgrave, 2010), with Rudra Sil; Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives (Routledge, 2010); European Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2009), co-edited with Jeffrey T. Checkel; Rethinking Japanese Security (Routledge, 2008); Anti-Americanisms in World Politics, co-edited with Robert O. Keohane (Cornell University Press, 2007).

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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 1817: Introduction to International Relations

GOVT 3427: Germany and Europe

GOVT 3857: America in the World

GOVT 6857: International Political Economy

Jonathan Kirshner

Jonathan Kirshner is the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Government and Director of the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University.  He is the author ofCurrency and Coercion: The Political Economy of International Monetary Power, and Appeasing Bankers: Financial Caution on the Road to War, which won the best book award from the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association.  He has also edited the volumes Monetary Orders: Ambiguous Economics, Ubiquitous Politics, and Globalization and National Security; and is the co-editor (with Eric Helleiner) of the volumes The Future of the Dollar, and The Great Wall of Money: Power and Politics in China’s International Monetary Relations, as well as the multi-disciplinary book series Cornell Studies in Money.  His most recent books include Hollywood's Last Golden Age: Politics, Society and the Seventies Film in America, and American Power after the Financial Crisis.  From Cornell University Kirshner is a recipient of the Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship, and the Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award.

Click here to go to Jonathan Kirshner's web page

Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 1817: Introduction to International Relations

GOVT 4809: Politics of ‘70s Films

GOVT 6067: Field Seminar in International Relations

GOVT 7035: Political Economy

Sarah Kreps

Sarah Kreps is an associate professor in the Government Department at Cornell University. Her research focuses on issues of international security, particularly questions of conflict and cooperation, alliance politics, international peacekeeping, and nuclear proliferation. Current projects look at why states underestimate the cost of conflict; the ethics of conflict; and the political economy of war. Her first book is Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 2011).

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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 3937: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

GOVT 4817: International Laws and Conflict

GOVT 3847/PHYS 2206: Weapons of Mass Destruction

Walter LaFeber

Walter LaFeber is the Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University History Professor Emeritus and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University. He served as the Marie Underhill Noll Professor of American History from 1968 to 2001. He has published on post-1750 American foreign relations, including authoring or co-authoring nearly 20 books and several articles and newspaper op-ed pieces, notably in The New York TimesThe Boston Globe, and Newsday. His book, The Clash: U.S. Relations with Japan from the 1850s to the Present, (1997) received the Bancroft Prize and the Ellis Hawley Prize. It is hailed as "the best history of U.S.-Japanese relations in any language."

David R. Lee

David R. Lee is International Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and Director of the International Relations Program in the Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell. He received his B.A. degree from Amherst College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses mainly on the interface between economic development, agriculture, and the environment, including food security, sustainable agriculture, technology adoption, payments for environmental services, climate change, and agricultural and environmental policy. He has conducted research or consulted in nearly 30 countries, principally in Latin America, but also in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. He has served as a visiting economist in the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (Rome), in the Chief Economist’s Office of the U.S. Agency for International Development (Washington, DC) and in the Economic Research Service of USDA (Washington, DC), and as a visiting professor at universities in the Netherlands, Venezuela, Honduras, and Slovakia. He has served as an economic consultant and technical advisor for many organizations, including the World Bank, FAO, USAID, UNDP, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His most recent book is a co-edited volume (with Muna Ndulo) published by CABI Press (U.K.), The Food and Financial Crises in Sub-Saharan Africa: Origins, Impacts and Policy Implications(2011). Also in 2011, he was co-recipient of the World Bank’s “Green Award,” awarded annually by the Environment Sector Board of the World Bank to recognize excellence among Bank staff and collaborators in integrating environmental and sustainability concerns in the Bank’s country programs around the world.

Click here to visit David R. Lee's web page

Foreign Policy Related Courses:

AEM 2300 - International Trade and Finance

AEM 6600 - Agroecosystems, Economic Development, and the Environment

Odette Lienau is assistant professor at Cornell Law School. She received her A.B. from Harvard College and J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she was awarded the Jerome Lipper Prize for Excellence in International Law and the John Bruce Moore Award for Outstanding Work in Law and Philosophy. She earned a Ph.D. in political science at Harvard University, where her dissertation received the university's Charles Sumner Prize. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty, she practiced bankruptcy and restructuring law with Shearman & Sterling in New York City. Her teaching and research interests include international economic law, international law and relations, international organizations, bankruptcy and restructuring, and political and legal theory. Her book,Rethinking Sovereign Debt: Debt and Reputation in the 20th Century, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press.

Click here to go to Odette Lienau's web page.

Foreign Policy related courses:

LAW 6534: International Law/International Relations Colloquium

LAW 6545: International Economic Law

LAW 7578: Markets, Democracy, and the Rule of Law

Andrew Mertha

Andrew Mertha is Associate Professor of Government, specializing in Chinese and Cambodian politics, particularly on political institutions, the policy process, and the exercise of power. He is a core faculty member in the Cornell East Asia Program and the Cornell Southeast Asia Program. He is also the Director of the China and Asia Pacific Studies Program. Professor Mertha’s Ph.D. (2001) is from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has written three books, The Politics of Piracy: Intellectual Property in Contemporary China (Cornell University Press, 2005), China’s Water Warriors: Citizen Action and Policy Change(Cornell University Press, 2008), and Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979 (Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2014). Professor Mertha has provided public testimony for the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, briefed the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and has accompanied a US congressional staff delegation to Beijing, Xinjiang, and Shanghai to discuss issues of terrorism and narcotics trafficking. He has appeared on National Public Radio, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Voice of America. Mertha’s comments have appeared in The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Mertha is on the Editorial Committee for the Journal of Comparative PoliticsThe China QuarterlyComparative Political Studies, and Cornell University Press, and is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Khmer Studies. He is also a member of the American Political Science Association, the Association for Asian Studies, and the National Committee on US-China Relations.

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Foreign Policy Related Courses:

GOVT 1313 - Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

GOVT 2332 - Approaches to the Studies of Politics

GOVT/ASIAN/CAPS 3403 - China Under Revolution and Reform

GOVT/ASIAN/CAPS 4414 - Politics, Violence, and the Study of Cambodia

GOVT 6324 - Proseminar in Chinese Politics

GOVT 6373 - Seminar in Political Violence

GOVT 7324 - Advanced Seminar in Chinese Politics

Richard Miller

Richard Miller is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Cornell University. His primary research interest is social and political philosophy. His writing and teaching on international justice concern such topics as duties to help the global poor, the moral status of patriotism and of special duties toward compatriots, moral problems of globalization and global climate change, the ethics of war, and the moral implications of American power. His most recent book is Globalizing Justice:The Ethics of Poverty and Power (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).

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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 2947/PHIL 1940: Global Thinking

GOVT 3625/PHIL 3460: Modern Political Philosophy

GOVT 4888/PHIL 4771: Normative Issues in International Relations

Mostafa Minawi

Mostafa Minawi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Director of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI). His research explores the Ottoman role in the 'Scramble for Africa' and its impact on trans-imperial relations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. His work in this area aims to encourage a radical reconsideration of the late Ottoman Empire's role on the world stage and to provide a new perspective on the study of imperialism by focusing on inter and intra-imperial relations in the Ottoman context, south-south colonialism in Africa and the Middle East, and the shift form "old" to "new" imperial models of rule in Africa and Arabia at the end of the 19th century. His second area of research interest revolves around the personal lives of Ottoman-Arab officials living in Istanbul at the turn of the 20th century. The impact of fast-changing imperial identifications and emerging nationalisms on the lives of thousands of non-Turkish Ottoman officials who have built their careers and sense of self based on a strong identification with late 19th century "imperial nationalism" is at the heart of this research. Professor Minawi holds a Ph.D. from New York University, an MA from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Engineering & Management from McMaster University.

Click here to visit Mostafa Minawi's web page.

Foreign Policy Related Courses:

HIST 1561 - Introduction to the Ottoman Empire

HIST 6005 - Graduate History Colloquium

HIST 4543/6442 - The Modern Middle East During the Long 19th Century

Muna Ndulo

Muna Ndulo is the Director of the Institute for African Development and a Professor of Law at the Cornell Law School. He is an authority on African legal systems, human rights, constitutions, election monitoring, international development, and legal aspects of foreign investments in developing countries. After receiving his LL.B. from University of Zambia and LL.M. from Harvard Law School, he was Public Prosecutor for the Zambian Ministry of Legal Affairs. He was Dean of University of Zambia School of Law, and from 1986 to 1996 served the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law. From 1992 to 1994 he was Political Adviser to the U.N. Mission in South Africa. He joined Cornell Law School's faculty in 1996, and has continued to advise U.N. Missions in East Timor and Kosovo. He teaches international organizations and human rights institutions; the legal aspects of foreign investment in developing countries; and the common law and African legal systems. Most recently, Professor Ndulo editedDemocratic Reform in Africa: Its Impact on Governance and Poverty Alleviation (James Currey, Ltd.; Ohio University Press, 2006).

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Foreign Policy related courses:

LAW 6681: International Law and Direct Foreign Investment

LAW 6791: Public International Law

LAW 7321: International Criminal Law

Jens David Ohlin

Jens David Ohlin is an associate professor in the Cornell Law School who earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he also served as an associate-in-law for two years. His research and teaching interests are focused on criminal law theory, public international law, and international criminal law. Most recently he co-authored Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why, which offers a new account of international self-defense through a comparative analysis of the rules of self-defense in criminal law. His scholarly work has appeared many publications, including the Columbia Law Review and the Journal of International Criminal Justice. He is a guest editor of a special issue on torture for the Journal of International Criminal Justice, a member of the editorial committee of the Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice, and a member of an international working group developing general rules and principles of international criminal procedure.

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Foreign Policy related courses:

LAW 6791: Public International Law

LAW 7392: Jurisprudence of War

Thomas Pepinsky

Thomas Pepinsky is Assistant Professor of Government and a faculty affiliate of the Southeast Asia Program. He works at the intersection of comparative politics and international political economy, with a special focus on Southeast Asia. His research centers around two themes: the relationship between economic interests and political outcomes, and the interaction between domestic politics and the global economy. His first book, Economic Crises and the Breakdown of Authoritarian Regimes (Cambridge University Press, 2009), explores the conditions under which international economic crises prompt policy reforms and democratization, drawing lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis and placing them in the comparative context. Some other projects have studied the coalitional bases of authoritarian rule, financial politics in emerging market economies, and the effects of aerial bombing during the Vietnam War. Currently, he is involved in several co-authored projects on the political economy of Islam, in Indonesia and around the world. His has been published in a variety of publications, including World Politics and Studies in Comparative International Development. He teaches courses on Southeast Asian politics, comparative and international political economy, and political Islam.

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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 3443: Southeast Asian Politics

GOVT 4194: Asian Political Economy

GOVT 6053: Comparative Methods in International and Comparative Politics

Eswar Prasad

Eswar Prasad is the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the New Century Chair in International Economics, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously chief of the Financial Studies Division in the International Monetary Fund's Research Department and, before that, was the head of the IMF's China Division. Current research interests include the macroeconomics of financial globalization; financial regulation, monetary policy frameworks and exchange rate policies in emerging markets; and the Chinese and Indian economies.His extensive publication record includes articles in numerous collective volumes as well as top academic journals such as The American Economic Review, The Economic Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, etc. His latest publication is Emerging Markets: Resilience and Growth Amid Global Turmoil (with M. Ayhan Kose; Brookings Institution Press, 2010).

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Foreign Policy Related Courses:

AEM 4540: China's and India - Growth Miracle

AEM 7670: Topics in International Finance - Financial Globalization, Growth, and Volatility

Aziz Rana

Aziz Rana is assistant professor at Cornell Law School. He received his A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard College and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He also earned a Ph.D. in political science at Harvard, where his dissertation was awarded the university's Charles Sumner Prize. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty, he was an Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fellow in Law at Yale. His teaching and research interests include constitutional law, comparative constitutional history (particularly situating the American experience among other post-colonial states), national security law, legal ethics, and democratic theory. Much of his writing focuses on how notions of republicanism and expansion shaped U.S. constitutional development. His book, titled "The Two Faces of American Freedom," is now out from Harvard University Press.

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Foreign Policy related courses:

LAW 6737: National Security Law 

Judith Reppy

Judith Reppy is a Professor Emeritus of Science and Technology Studies and is a past Director and Associate Director of the Peace Studies Program. An economist by training, Reppy is an expert in military technology, industrial policy, and economics of innovation. Her current research interests are focused on dual use technology and export control policy, bioterrorism issues, and non-lethal technologies. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Current projects include a study of the implication of WikiLeaks for government control of information; the role of military expertise in international security studies; and the politics surrounding the future of the US national weapons laboratories. Her recent publications include "Classifying Knowledge, Creating Secrets: Government Policy for Dual-Use Technology" (with Jonathan Felbinger) in Government Secrecy, Susan Maret, ed. (2011) and Getting to Zero: The Path to Nuclear Disarmament, co-edited with Catherine M. Kelleher (2011).

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Kenneth Roberts

Kenneth Roberts is Professor of Government at Cornell University. Roberts teaches comparative and Latin American politics, with an emphasis on the political economy of development, party systems, and social movements. He is the author of Deepening Democracy? The Modern Left and Social Movements in Chile and Peru (Stanford University Press, 1998), and co-editor of Beyond Neoliberalism in Latin America: Societies and Politics at the Crossroads (Palgrave Macmillan 2009). His research on Latin American populism, electoral volatility, party system change, and the social bases of political representation has been published in a number of scholarly journals, including American Political Science ReviewWorld PoliticsComparative Political StudiesComparative Politics,Studies in Comparative International DevelopmentPolitics and Society, and Latin American Politics and Society. He has conducted research in Chile, Peru, Venezuela, and Argentina, with funding support from Fulbright, MacArthur, Mellon, and National Science Foundation grants.

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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 1313: Intro to Comparative Politics

GOVT 3293: Comparative Politics of Latin America

GOVT 6603: Contentious Politics and Social Movements

Elizabeth Sanders is a Professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her areas of interest include American political development, social movements, economic regulation, presidency, bureaucracy, foreign policy, monetary politics, parties and elections. She is the author of several books and articles.  She is currently working on a book entitled Presidents, War, and Reform, which analyzes the contribution of presidents (since World War II) to major reform legislation and U.S. foreign policy choices between diplomacy and war and investigates the relationship between major organized groups and presidential actions since the turn of the 20th century.

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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 3161: The American Presidency

GOVT 4041/6121: American Political Development in the Twentieth Century

GOVT 4142/6142: Causes and Consequences of US Foreign Policy

Rebecca Slayton

Rebecca Slayton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Science & Technology Studies. Her research examines how distinctive kinds of experts assess the promise and risks of new technology, and how their arguments gain influence in distinctive organizational and political contexts. She is author of Arguments that Count: Physics, Computing, and Missile Defense, 1949-2012 (MIT Press: 2013). Professor Slayton is currently working on three interrelated research projects. The first project examines how efforts to manage the risk of a cyberattack on the U.S. electrical grid are being organized within and across utilities, industry groups, state utility commissions, and federal regulatory agencies. Second, Professor Slayton is researching the history of efforts to quantify computer and network security.  A third project focuses on contemporary efforts by strategic thinkers to learn about cybersecurity through analogies to nuclear strategy.

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Laura Spitz

Laura Spitz is responsible for oversight and development of international programs at Cornell Law School, including study abroad, student and faculty exchanges, visiting scholar and speaker series, and the Paris Summer Institute. Prior to joining Cornell, she was a partner in the corporate commercial group at Miller Thomson LLP (Canada) and the treasurer of the Business Law Section of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Dean Spitz has previously taught at the University of Colorado, where she was an Associate Professor of Law, as well as Emory University and the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on the intersection between international economic law and transnational integration in North America. She has taught C.L.E.s and made presentations in her areas of expertise both domestically and internationally, including at University College Dublin, the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, Yale University, the University of New Mexico and Emory University, as well as before the 10th Circuit Judicial Conference and the Georgia Senate Committee on Bankruptcy Reform. Dean Spitz received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Toronto, her law degree from the University of British Columbia and her J.S.D. from Cornell Law School.

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Eric Tagliacozzo

Eric Tagliacozzo is an Associate Professor of History at Cornell University. His primary research interest is modern Southeast Asia, and he teaches courses in Modern Asian History and Southeast Asian History from the Eighteenth Century. His first book, Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915 (Yale University Press, 2005), analyzed the history of smuggling in the region. In 2005, he received the competitive Smithsonian/CAORC Grant to travel to Yemen and Insular Southeast Asia for three months during the summer of 2006 and continue research on the history of the Hajj from South East Asia to Mecca.  He is currently working on a book called The Longest Journey: Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Foreign Policy related courses:

HIST 2280: Indian Ocean World

HIST 3950: Monsoon Kingdoms - Pre-Modern Southeast Asian History

HIST 6950: Southeast Asian History to the Eighteenth Century

Chantal Thomas

Chantal Thomas is Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she also directs the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining Cornell, Professor Thomas chaired the Law Department of the American University in Cairo, and also served on the University of Minnesota and Fordham University law faculties. Professor Thomas teaches in the areas of International Development Law, International Trade Law, Corporations, Contracts, and Law and Globalization. She has consulted for the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Affairs, and has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, on the International Trade Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as an International Trade Specialist with the Africa Law Initiative of the American Bar Association, and on the Board of Directors of the American Foreign Law Association. Professor Thomas focuses her scholarship on the relationship between international law, political economy, and global social justice in a variety of contexts.

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Nicolas van de Walle

Nicolas van de Walle is Professor and Chair in the Department of Government. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development, in Washington DC. He has published widely on democratization issues as well as on the politics of economic reform, political economy of development, and on the effectiveness of foreign aid, with a special focus on Africa. His most recent books are Overcoming Stagnation in Aid-Dependent Countries (Center for Global Development, Washington, DC, 2005) and African Economies and the Politics of Permanent Crisis, 1979-1999 (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 3390 Political Economy of Development

GOVT 3553 Issues Behind the News

Christopher Way

Christopher Way is an Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the Director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES). His research and teaching interests include international / comparative political economy, international relations, and nuclear proliferation. Way's current research focuses on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the effectiveness of the non-proliferation regime, topics on which he has published several journal articles and book chapters.

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Foreign Policy related courses:

GOVT 3383: Comparative Political Economy

GOVT 3867: The Causes of War

Wendy Wolford

Wendy Wolford is Professor in the Department of Development Sociology. Her work draws upon and contributes to political economies of development, social movements and resistance, agrarian societies, political ecology, land use, land reform, and critical ethnography, all with a regional concentration in Latin America, particularly Brazil. For over fifteen years, she has worked with one of the most exciting and important grassroots social movements in Latin American history, the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (the Movement of Rural Landless Workers, or the MST). Her work with the movement has led her to develop several related projects including: 1) an analysis of the historical relationships between land and labor that shape movement formation and maintenance in two distinct regions of Brazil: the relatively more developed South and the impoverished sugarcane region of the Northeast; 2) an ethnographic analysis of institutional culture, governance and land distribution in Brazil with a focus on the ways in which the politics of nostalgia, regret, solidarity and opposition shape the speed, nature and feasibility of land reform; 3) a critical evaluation of "participatory democracy " in the increasing articulations between the state and social movements in Latin America; and 4) an analysis of the shifting paradigms of farmer-led conservation and development in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Professor Wolford holds a BA in Economics and International Development from McGill University and MS and PhD degrees in Geography from Berkeley.

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Foreign Policy Related Courses:

DSOC/IARD 2020 - Perspectives on International Agriculture and Rural Development

DSOC 6270 - Agrarian Social Mobilization: From Resistance to Revolution

DSOC 6940 - Special Topics in Development Sociology

XU Xin is Associate Director of the China and Asia-Pacific Studies Program (CAPS) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. He received a BA and MA in International Relations from Peking University and a PhD in Government from Cornell University. He was formerly Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of International Politics at Peking University in China, and Associate Professor of Asia Pacific Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, an International Fellow at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation in the United States, a Postdoctoral Fellow on National Security in the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, and a Visiting Research Fellow, Professional Specialist, and Acting Director of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University.

His research and teaching focus on Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations. His areas of interest include the identity politics of the Taiwan issue, China’s grand strategy, East Asian security politics, and Olympics and international relations. He has published articles and book chapters both in English and Chinese about various issues in these areas. He has co-edited History of the People’s Republic of China’s Foreign Relations, 1949-1989 (Peking University Press, 1994), and co-translated Hans J. Morgenthau’s Politics among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, 7th edition (Peking University Press, 2006), and coauthored The Beijing Olympiad: The Political Economy of a Sporting Mega-Event (Routledge, 2007).

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Foreign Policy Related Courses:

CAPS 4030 - Issues in China Studies

CAPS 4001 - China’s Changing Politics, Economy, and Society

Hirokazu Miyazaki is director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and John S. Knight Professor of International Studies.

Professor Miyazaki joined Cornell in 2002. He is Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of the Global Finance Initiative. He was Director of the East Asia Program from July 2011 to June 2015. Miyazaki was born in Tokyo and was trained in anthropology in Japan and Australia. Miyazaki received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Australian National University, where he was trained as a specialist of Fiji and the Pacific Islands. Miyazaki subsequently developed an ethnographic study of the Japanese financial markets and contributed significantly to the establishment of the interdisciplinary field of the social studies of finance.

Miyazaki has published extensively on theories of exchange, futurity and hope. Miyazaki is the author of two books: The Method of Hope: Anthropology, Philosophy, and Fijian Knowledge (Stanford University Press, 2004), an ethnographic study of Suvavou people, the descendants of the original landowners of Fiji’s capital, Suva, and their longstanding effort to reclaim their ancestral land, and Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance (University of  California Press, 2013), an ethnographic study of Japanese derivatives traders and their utopian dreams animating their daily trading and life decisions. Miyazaki’s current research focuses on public and corporate debt and debt relations in post-Fukushima Japan. Under his directorship, the East Asia Program has developed four significant new special initiatives—Contemporary China, Global Finance, Korean Studies and Translation Studies—and has strengthened its cross-campus and transnational collaborative partnerships.

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Isabel Virginia Hull is the John Stambaugh Professor of History and the former chair of the history department at Cornell University. She specializes in German history from 1700 to 1945, with a focus on politics, political theory, law, the military, and gender/sexuality. Since January 2006, Hull has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Modern History. Hull received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1970 and her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1978. She teaches courses on European fascism, World War I, German history 1648–present, and international law. The position for which she is best known, embodied in her two most recent books, is that Germany before and during World War I was uniquely indifferent to international law among the great powers, and (contrary to many other historians) that its responsibility for bringing the war about was much greater than that of the Allied powers. Michael Geyer of the University of Chicago has stated that "Isabel V. Hull is one of the most accomplished German historians and surely the best of her generation." She is a winner of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award and the Leo Gershoy Award (1996), is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Research Fellow. In 2013, she was awarded the inaugural International Research Support Prize by the Max Weber Stiftung and the Historisches Kolleg.

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