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Faculty Scholarship  


  • Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Associate Professor and Department Chair: was named 2015 Teacher of the Year at Seton Hall University.
  • Dr. Sara Bjerg Moller, Assistant Professor was accepted to the 2016 Bridging the Gap International Policy Summer Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • Rev. Brian K. Muzás, Assistant Professor is serving a two-year term as Secretary of the Executive Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.


  • Dr. Andrea Bartoli, Dean:
    • Co-edited the Special Issue of the Journal of Genocide Studies and Prevention of the International Association of Genocide Scholars on "Towards the Prevention of Genocide," Vol. 9: Iss. 3: 1-3.
    • Accepted the manuscript of his presentation, "Peacemaking through Inquiry, Interiority, and Insights" for the IRLA's 2015 edition of Fides et Libertas
  • Dr. Martin Edwards, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for UN and Governance Studies published "Listening to Advice: Assessing the External Impact of IMF Article IV Consultations of the United States, 2010-2011" (with Stephanie Senger, Diplomacy Alumna), International Studies Perspectives, 16:3 (August 2015), 312-326.
  • Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Associate Professor and Department Chair: published: Review of Steve Ellner, ed., Latin America's Radical Left: Challenges and Complexities of Political Power in the Twenty-First Century, in Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 30:3 (November 2015).
  • Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies has published the following:
    • "Off-Label Use Of Drugs And Access To Medicines For All: A Thailand Example,", February 10, 2016;
    • Expert Brief, "How the SDGs will Transform Global Health Governance,", January 28, 2016;
    • Expert Brief, "Is China Serious about Pollution Controls?", November 20, 2015; and
    • "New Opportunities in U.S.-China Cooperation over Healthcare," China Newsweek, November, 2015.
  • Dr. Borislava Manojlovic, Research Projects Director:
    • Served as a guest editor for the Special Issue: "Towards the Prevention of Genocide," Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal: Vol. 9: Iss. 3: 1-3. Developed and conducted a 10-day study abroad trip through the Basque Country in January 2016 entitled "Memory and Conflict: Dealing with the Past Constructively in the Basque Country, Spain."
    • Has published the following:
      • Manojlovic, Borislava. (2015). "Individual and Official Narratives of Conflict in Croatia: Schools as Sites of Memory Production." Simona Mitriou (ed.), Life Writing and Politics of Memory in Eastern Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.
      • Manojlovic, Borislava; Ogata, Tetsushi; and Bartoli, Andrea (2016) "Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue: Towards the Prevention of Genocide," Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal: Vol. 9: Iss. 3: 1-3.

  • Dr. Zheng Wang, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies published "Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics," The Diplomat, December 31, 2015.
  • Rev. Brian K. Muzás, Assistant Professor:
  • Now has a peer-reviewed encyclopedia article now in print: "Truman Doctrine" in America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History (2 vols.), edited by Edward J. Blum (Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2016), 1022-1025.
  • Had a paper accepted for publication: "Religious Cultural Heritage and the Decision-making Framework of President Harry Truman," International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies (forthcoming).
  • Had a peer-reviewed paper published: "Six Easy Pieces: How Religious Cultural Heritage Can Influence Nuclear Decision Making," International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2 (2015), 25-36

Speaking Engagements

  • Dr. Nabeela Alam, Assistant Professor, presented "Gender Inequalities in South Asia: Understanding the Role of Social Norms" at the 2016 Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender held on February 12, 2016.

  • Dean Andrea Bartoli, Dean:
    • Presented on "Subsidiary, Unity and Universality" at the Catholic Worldview Seminar organized at Seton Hall by the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership on February 9, 2016.
    • Participated in the presentation on Nostra Aetate at the United Nations with Archbishop Bernardito Auza on December 16, 2015.
    • Introduced and chaired the lecture of Erwin Ganz on "Kristallnacht: the Night of Broken Glass" on December 3, 2015.
    • Participated in the Genocide Prevention Advisory Network (GPANet) international experts meeting in Geneva on November 30-December 2, 2015, chairing sessions and being a discussant.
    • Welcomed and spoke to the U.S.-China Business & Culture Exchange Center (UCBCEC) Delegation on November 23, 2015.
    • Offered remarks at the meeting of the Atrocity Prevention Study Group in response to Heidi Ravven of Hamilton College on "How Decision Making Can Go Wrong - And Right," November 19, 2015

  • Dr. Martin Edwards, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for UN and Governance Studies:
Participated in the following interviews:
  • Le Parisien (a French magazine) about how to evaluate Christine Lagarde's tenure as IMF Managing Director, February 19, 2016;
  • Pravda (a Slovak newspaper) about the race for UN Secretary General, February 10, 2016; and
  • and NJTV regarding the visit by Ambassador Samantha Power that took place at Seton Hall on January 13, 2016.
Recorded a podcast for Northeastern Public Radio's Academic Minute on a student project on U.S. public opinion about the U.N. The segment aired on public radio stations on December 23, 2015.
  • Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Associate Professor and Department Chair made the following conference presentations: "Improving the Possibilities of Success of PB" and "State-Level PB: The Case of Rio Grande do Sul," By the People: Participatory Democracy, Civic Engagement, Citizenship Education Conference at Arizona State University, December 3-5, 2015.
  • Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies took part in the following invited speaking engagements:
    • Organizer and Moderator: "Seminar on Tackling Environmental Health Challenges," Council on Foreign Relations and Center for China and Globalization, Beijing, December 12, 2015;
    • Member of the U.S. Delegation and Speaker at the Healthcare Event: The 26th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), Guangzhou, China, November 22, 2015;
    • Organizer and Speaker at the Intersession Meeting on Global Health Governance: "Think Tanks and Global Health Governance" conference, Graduate Institute, Geneva, November 13, 2015;
    • Speaker: China Philanthropy Roundtable, Indiana University, Beijing, November 6, 2015; and
    • Organizer and Speaker: "The Future of the WHO: Lessons Learned and Priorities for Institutional Reform" International Workshop, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., November 2, 2015.
  • Dr. Borislava Manojlovic, Research Projects Director, participated as a panelist in "The Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence and Contested Narratives about the Past," a conference organized by Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network, the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia University, New York City (December 5, 2015)
  • Rev. Brian K. Muzás, Assistant Professor:
    • Traveled to Pakistan to serve as an official delegate at the UPIC (U.S.-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium, a track-two diplomatic initiative) conferences held at sites including International Islamic University (Islamabad), Katchi Abadi (Islamabad), Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lahore), and University of Management and Technology (Lahore), February 7-13, 2016.
  • Has been selected as Co-Chair of the Workshop Committee and as a Member of the Experts Committee to prepare the 66th United Nations (U.N.) Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference, "Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together," which will be held in in Gyeongju, Korea, this summer.
  • Co-presented with M. Norton the following paper at the following conference: "Fostering Global Citizenship: Higher Education, NGOs, and the United Nations," the 38th Annual Fulbright Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 12-14, 2015.
  • Dr. Zheng Wang, Associate Professor, made the following presentations: 
    • "Understanding China's Nationalism: Memory, Dream, and Politics," an invited talk at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, January 9, 2016;
    • "China's Foreign Policy and Sino-Japanese Relations," an invited talk at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, December 21, 2015;
    • "Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations," an invited talk at the Institute of China Studies, Tokyo, Japan, December 12, 2015;
    • "Xi Jinping Administration's Foreign Policy and China's Nationalism," an invited talk at University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, December 11, 2015; and
    • "Bad Memories, Good Dream: Historical Memory and China's Foreign Relations," an invited talk at the Modern China Seminar, Columbia University, New York City, New York, November 12, 2015.
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