New Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program to Commence this Fall
August 23, 2012
McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
The McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies is pleased to announce its new Global Governance and Human Security PhD program begins this fall with a diverse cohort of doctoral students led by Graduate Program Director Timothy Shaw.
The program has been in the works for the past two years under the leadership of Research Professor Craig Murphy, who will be on leave this coming year. “Craig will continue to contribute to the program and to our Center for Governance and Sustainability as he has in years past and as we hope he will in years to come,” stated Eben Weitzman, chair of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance Department. “I know that you will all join me in thanking Craig for his enormous contributions and in welcoming Tim as the new GPD of our program.”
Weitzman added, “Despite having just arrived, Tim’s been very busy getting to know folks and readying himself for the task ahead. Tim has an extraordinary record, both as a scholar and an administrator, as well as a great touch for working with people. From looking at Tim’s skills and qualities I know that our new program will be in excellent hands.”
Shaw recently served as professor and director at the Institute of International Relations at The University of West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad. His career includes service as associate research fellow at the UNU Comparative Regional Integration Studies research and training institute and senior fellow at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for International Governance Innovation. He has also taught at universities in Denmark, England, South Africa, and Uganda. As a supplement to his academic work, Shaw has edited book series on international and political economy.
Shaw welcomes to the program a cohort of thirteen PhD students from eclectic backgrounds. The students have lived, studied, or worked across the globe – building schools in Cambodia, training management teams in Nigeria, teaching university courses in India, researching gender and development issues in Trinidad and Tobago, and working on human rights issues in the Ukraine. They have worked at the World Bank, the House of Commons, The Brookings Institution, and the Centers for Disease Control. Their academic training includes degrees in development studies, history, international politics, international relations, law, political science, public affairs, and public health. Several of them have earned fellowships and awards in their respective fields and many have already published articles, books and edited volumes.
Below is a list of the students and their research interests:
- Christine Azzaro: inequities in health delivery systems
- Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy: the impact of environmental governance in developing countries
- Robert Safford Goodwin: human history, cultural preservation, natural resource governance and its effect on social harmony, and human rights
- Benn Grover: non-communicable disease prevention in developing countries
- Jay (Jinseop) Jang: human security in international conflict areas
- Jinyoung Kang: sustainability and economic development in developing countries
- Debidatta Mahapatra: conflict and peace
- Deborah N. McFee: gender and development
- Modupe Oshikoya: world development framework focusing on the Mano River region of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea
- Kangho Park: development cooperation and environment
- Yuliya Rashchupkin: development cooperation and environment
- Denise Sharif: South Asia, global governance and development, the education of girls and women in developing countries, and Islamic law
- Theresa Sommers: relationship between armed conflict and infectious disease, global governance, social determinants of health and health equity, and the role of women in development.
McCormack Graduate School is most proud to welcome Associate Professor Timothy Shaw and this impressive group of scholar-students.