Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Our faculty offer internationally recognized research and teaching programs. The names, terminal degrees and titles of all faculty in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations are listed below.

Margarita Balmaceda

Margarita M. Balmaceda, Ph.D.

Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations

A major player in energy politics research whose work has been supported by the EU and many international foundations.
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Assefaw Bariagaber, Ph.D.

Assefaw Bariagaber, Ph.D.


Assefaw Bariagaber joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations in fall 1999.
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Andrea Bartoli

Andrea Bartoli, Ph.D.


An international conflict resolution expert who has served in key academic and diplomatic positions
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Martin Edwards

Martin S. Edwards, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director, Center for United Nations and Global Governance Studies

The central question underpinning my research is this: What does it mean to say that international organizations matter?
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Omer Gokcekus

Omer Gokcekus, Ph.D.


Omer Gokcekus is a Professor of international economics and development.
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Benjamin Goldfrank

Benjamin Goldfrank, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

My current research focuses on citizen participation in Latin America's new left-leaning governments.
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Huang Yanzhong, Ph.D.

Yanzhong Huang, Ph.D.

Professor; Director, Center for Global Health Studies

Huang specializes in global health governance, health diplomacy and security, and Chinese politics and public policy.
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Fredline A. MCormack-Hale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

I specialize in African politics, with a focus on external agents and democratization in post-war states.
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Philip M. Moremen, J.D., Ph.D.

Philip M. Moremen, J.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

My areas of expertise are public international law, international environmental law and policy, and peace operations.
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Ann Marie Murphy, Ph.D.

Ann Marie Murphy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

A foreign policy expert on Southeast Asia whose work bridges the academic-policy divide.
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Brian K Muzas, Assistant Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations

Brian K. Muzás, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations

Focused on security, defense systems, and ethics, I study the impact of religious cultural heritage on nuclear choices.
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Joseph O'Mahoney

Joseph O'Mahoney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

My current research is on the role normative ideas play in how states make peace, and how these ideas change over time.
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Naaborle Sackeyfio, Ph.D.

Naaborle Sackeyfio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Naaborle Sackeyfio joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2013 as Assistant Professor.
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Courtney Smith

Courtney B. Smith, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor

My areas of study include international organizations, United Nations studies and peace studies.
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Zheng Wang Ph.D.

Zheng Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)

Dr. Wang is Coordinator for the School of Diplomacy Graduate Specialization in Global Negotiation & Conflict Management.
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Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth A. Wilson, J.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth A. Wilson joined the School Diplomacy in 2008 after working in private practice in Washington, DC.
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Adjunct Faculty

Wanda Akin, J.D.
Seton Hall University School of Law
Trial advocacy, Media and persuasion, Criminal trial preparation
Maintains private law practice

Raymond Brown, J.D.
Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California
International criminal law, Professional responsibility
Hosts New Jersey Network television programs
Due Process and Inside the Law

Richard Eaton, J.D.
Albany Law School
Judge, U.S. Court of International Trade

Leo Gordon, J.D.
Emory University
Judge, U.S. Court of International Trade

Mohammad Hossein Hafezian, Ph.D.
University of Tehran
Middle East

Aaron Hale, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Civil conflict and development

Edislav Manetovic, Ph.D.
City University of New York
International relations, Comparative foreign policy

Borislava Manojlovic, Ph.D.
George Mason University
Conflict analysis and resolution

Geoff Pigman, Ph.D.
Oxford University
International trade

Shelley Ranii, M.A.
Johns Hopkins University
Economic development

Ambassador Maureen Quinn, M.S.
Georgetown University
Middle East politics
Former Ambassador and Career Foreign Service officer

Catherine Tinker, LL.M, J.S.D.
New York University
International law, Environmental policy

Li-Wen Zhang, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Human security, Global health, China's foreign relations
United Nations Secretariat 

Sergio Vieira de Mello Endowed Visiting Chair in the Practice of Post-Conflict Diplomacy

Youssef Mahmoud, Ph.D.
Former Special Representative for the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad


Tom and Ruth Sharkey Distinguished Visiting Scholars

Pamela Aall, M.A.
Course: New Approaches to Managing the Evolving Conflict Environment
Senior Advisor for Conflict Prevention and Management, United States Institute of Peace

Ambassador Robert Barry, M.A.
Course: U.S. Policy on Stabilization and Reconstruction in Fragile States
Former U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria and Indonesia

Ambassador Jack Chow, M.D., M.P.A., M.B.A., M.S.
Course: Global Health Diplomacy
Former Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization
Former Special Representative of the U.S. Secretary of State for Health and Science

Catharin Dalpino, M.A.
Course: Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Ambassador Marc Grossman, M.Sc.
Course: Creating a 21st Century Diplomacy
Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Former Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs
Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey

Edward Luck, Ph.D.
Course: UN Security Council Issues
Former United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser at the Assistant Secretary-General

Ambassador William Luers, M.A.
Course: Engaging the Enemy
Former President, United Nations Association of the U.S.A.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela and Czechoslovakia

Ambassador Richard S. Williamson, J.D. 
Former Special Envoy to Sudan
Former Ambassador to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs

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