Ann Marie Murphy, Ph.D.
Conducting policy-oriented research enriches my teaching, helping me bring a real-world perspective into the classroom.
Dr. Ann Marie Murphy joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations as Assistant Professor in 2004. Dr. Murphy comes to the School with expertise in international relations and Asian politics. Prior to joining the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, she taught at Columbia University and Barnard College. Concurrent with her appointment at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Dr. Murphy is an adjunct research scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University and an Associate Fellow of the Asia Society. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia, and the Institute for Security and International Studies, Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr. Murphy's research interests include political development in Southeast Asia, international relations in Asia and U.S. foreign policy toward the countries of Southeast Asia. Her research bridges the academic-policy divide. Dr. Murphy's recent academic publications include the volume, Legacy of Change in Southeast Asia, which she co-edited with Bridget Welsh, an article entitled “Indonesia Returns to the International Stage” Orbis and book chapters on the changing dynamics of U.S. policy toward Southeast Asia and intellectual property rights disputes between the U.S. and Thailand. With the support of a generous grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation, she is currently researching and writing a book on the impact of democratization on Indonesian foreign policy.
Dr. Murphy's policy-oriented research and analysis has been commissioned by the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Asia Foundation, Freedom House, the National Defense University and government agencies. She has participated in projects organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Stanley Foundation, the Center for Global Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, the United States-Indonesia Society, and the Indonesian Embassy. Dr. Murphy has also briefed congressional staffers on Indonesia, lectured at the Foreign Service Institute and monitored Indonesia's first direct presidential election as a member of the Carter Center delegation. Her opinion pieces have been published in Asia Times, PacNet Newsletter, opinionasia, the Nelson Report and the East Asia Forum, Australian National University.
At the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Dr. Murphy directs the Foreign Policy Analysis specialization in the graduate program, and teaches comparative foreign policy classes at the undergraduate level. The aim of foreign policy analysis is to understand how states define national interests and pursue them in the international arena. In all of her classes, Dr. Murphy aims to strike a balance between theory and practice. After providing students with a strong conceptual foundation, her classes shift to an application of theoretical models to specific cases of security, economic, and humanitarian policy. Dr. Murphy strives to bring the insights gained from working with policy-makers into the classroom, so that students gain a greater appreciation of the challenges facing statesmen as they attempt to promote national security, prosperity and values.
- Ph.D., Political Science, Columbia University, 2002
- M.I.A. Columbia University 1991
- B.A. Lehigh University 1984
- American Representative, Presidential Friends of Indonesia Delegation, Office of the President, Indonesia, 2008
- The Robert H. Manley Distinguished Mentorship Award, the Graduate Diplomacy Council, Seton Hall University, 2006
Grants and Fellowships
- International Junior Faculty Research Grant, The Smith Richardson Foundation, 2009
- University Research Council Summer Research Grant, Seton Hall University, 2005
- Pacific Basin Studies Fellowship, Columbia University, 1996-1998
- Presidential Fellowship, Columbia University, 1991-1996
- Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, Indonesia, Cornell University, 1995-96
- Sasakawa Peace Foundation Research Grant, 1999
- Navigating Unchartered Waters: U.S.-Indonesian Relations During the Habibie Era (book chapter)
In Dewi Fortuna Anwar & Anwar Ibrahim (Eds.), "Reflections on the Habibie Era", Publication Forthcoming,
- Patients Versus Patents: Thailand and the Politics of Access to Pharmaceuticals Products
Journal of Third World Studies, 27(1),
- Beyond Balancing and Bandwagonning: Thailand's Response to China's Rise
Asian Security, 61(1), 1-27.,
- A New Type of Intellectual Property Dispute
Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, 51-81,
- A New Era in US-Indonesia Relations
Pacnet Newsletter, No. 16A.,
- Indonesia Returns to the International Stage: Good News for the United States
Orbis, 53(1), 65-79.,