Academics

Faculty & Staff

Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

​Graduate Program Directors:

Collaboration is at the core of our faculty and student relationships. Our faculty members are internationally-recognized scholars and practitioners in fields including cross-cultural conflict and intergroup relations, democratic development, environmental governance and sustainability, gender studies, global health, international relations and political economy, mediation and negotiation.

Faculty 

J. Samuel Barkin, PhD Columbia University. Department Chair

Research Interests Include:

  • international relations theory
  • international organizations
  • global environmental politics
  • theories of sovereignty
  • constructivist theory

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Paul A. Kowert, PhD Cornell University. Director: International Relations Master's Program

Research Interests Include:

  • international relations theory
  • US-Japan relations
  • foreign policy analysis
  • political psychology
  • research design

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Stacy VanDeveer, PhD University of Maryland. Director: Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program 

Research Interests Include:

  • global resources and energy politics
  • global environmental and resource governance
  • comparative politics
  • European Union
  • environmental change 
  • human security

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Eben Weitzman PhD Columbia University; Director: Conflict Resolution Graduate Programs

Research Interests Include

  • conflict within and between groups
  • organizational conflict
  • cross-cultural conflict, and intergroup relations
  • conflict resolution, organizational development work, and dispute resolution systems design 

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Marie Breen-Smyth, DPhil Ulster; Visiting Professor 

Research Interests Include:

  • Northern Ireland conflict 
  • children and armed conflict
  • religion and conflict
  • research and ethic methods
  • political violence in Southern Africa and Israel/Palestine.

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Maria Ivanova, PhD Yale University
Co-Director, Center for Governance and Sustainability

Research Interests Include:

  • global governance
  • resilience and fragility
  • international organizations
  • science-policy interface
  • environmental conventions
  • climate change governance
  • United States foreign environmental policy
  • United Nations reform
  • sustainability on campuses and in organizations
  • sustainable development goals

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Margaret P. Karns, PhD University of Michigan; Visiting Professor

Research Interests Include:

  • international relations
  • global governance and international organizations
  • foreign policy analysis
  • U.S. multilateral institutions

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Darren Kew, PhD Tufts University, Executive Director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development

Research Interests Include:

  • civil society and transnational civil society development
  • international security and crisis intervention in Africa
  • conflict resolution efforts as grassroots approaches to promoting democracy
  • conflict and democracy in Africa (especially Nigeria)
  • culture and religion
  • international negotiation
  • nation-building

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David E. Matz, JD Harvard University, Founder and former director of the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution

Research Interests Include:

  • mediation and negotiation 
  • organizational conflict
  • international judicial system integration of ADR
  • Arab-Israeli negotiations

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Jeff Pugh, PhD Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests Include:

  • peace and conflict studies
  • international studies
  • Latin American politics
  • refugee and migration issues
  • social movements

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Karen Ross, PhD Indiana University

Research Interests Include

  • peace education
  • dialogue
  • research methodology

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Courtenay Sprague PhD University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa - Co-Appointment with College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests Include

  • global health and human development
  • HIV
  • women's health
  • health equity 

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