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New Faculty Bring Broad Research Interests to the School of Diplomacy and International Relations
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Diplomacy MA ClassThis fall, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations welcomed a talented group of professors to its accomplished faculty. “We are very pleased with our new faculty,” said Andrea Bartoli, the School’s Dean. “They bring a high level of academic competence as well as rich and diverse backgrounds and research agendas. We look forward to working with all of them.”

The new faculty members include Reverend Brian Muzás, Ph.D.; the Honorable Richard Eaton; Joseph O’Mahoney, Ph.D.; the Honorable Leo Gordon; Justin Delacour, M.A.; Borislava Manojlovic, Ph.D.; and Naaborle Sackeyfio, Ph.D.

Diplomacy MA ClassAssistant Professor Brian Muzás was an adjunct professor at the School of Diplomacy between 2003 and 2008. Before returning to Seton Hall this year, Muzás taught at the University of Texas at Austin while working on his Ph.D. in Public Policy. With specialties in international security, cultural heritage, public policy and nuclear issues, Muzas is again teaching New Dimensions of Human Security and Introduction to International Relations Theory and Diplomacy. Muzás holds a Master’s degree in Theology and a Master’s in Divinity from Seton Hall. He earned his M.S. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University was in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Muzás has served as a parish priest in Maplewood and North Arlington, New Jersey.

Judge Richard Eaton was appointed to the United States Court of International Trade in 2000 by President Bill Clinton following a legal career in private practice and government. He graduated from Albany Law School and later became chief of staff for Senator Patrick Moynihan. Eaton later worked as a litigation and financial partner for several New York law firms. Today, he is a member of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Court’s Committee and sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals. As an adjunct faculty member at Seton Hall, he will be teaching International Trade Law.

Diplomacy MA ClassJoseph O’Mahoney joins the School of Diplomacy as an Assistant Professor with specialties in peace settlements, war termination, research design and data interpretation. During the fall 2013 semester, he is teaching Introduction to International Relations Theory and Diplomacy and Research Methods for International Policy. He has taught at Brown University and George Washington University and published on topics including institutional change, ethnic conflict, and human rights legislation. O’Mahoney earned his doctorate in political science at George Washington University. He holds graduate degrees in methods of social research, human rights, ethics and international relations from the University of Kent and earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University College London.

Judge Leo Gordon is collaborating with Judge Eaton this fall to teach International Trade Law at the School of Diplomacy as an adjunct faculty member. Gordon is a judge at the United States Court of International Trade with extensive legal experience in customs and international trade law. His work with the court includes legal, operational, technological, legislative, building management, security, budgetary, procurement and personnel matters. He has represented the court in Manila, Moscow and Bangkok and served as lead counsel in the drafting and passage of the Customs Court Act of 1980 for the U.S. House of Representatives. Gordon earned his law degree at Emory University and holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Adjunct faculty member Justin Delacour teaches Politics and Society in Latin America. He has presented political papers on U.S. press coverage of Venezuela and American deliberation of foreign affairs. He received the Dylan Balch-Lindsay Memorial Graduate Research Fellowship from the University of New Mexico in 2005 where he taught in the Department of Political Science. He is currently a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of New Mexico, specializing in Latin American studies.

Borislava Manojlovic joins the Diplomacy staff as the School’s Director of Research Projects. In addition to her research work, Manojlovic also teaches Global Conflict Resolution, Institutions of Post-Conflict Governance and International Relations. Before joining the School, she was the Director of Research with the Genocide Prevention Program at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. Manojlovic also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) and she is a member of IAGS Executive Board. She has taught and has published extensively on conflict analysis and resolution. Her research focuses on dealing with the past and atrocities prevention. Manojlovic holds a Ph.D. from George Mason and she earned her master’s degree at Brandeis University. As a Conflict Resolution Practitioner, Manojlovic worked with the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Croatia and Kosovo.

Naaborle Sackeyfio returns to Seton Hall as an Assistant Professor to teach Ethnopolitical Landscapes, Emergence of the Contemporary World and International Relations of African States. She has previously taught at Rutgers University, Queens College, Marymount Manhattan College and New York University. Sackeyfio’s research interests include the African Political Economy, Comparative Political Development and International Relations. She earned both her Master’s and Ph.D. in Political Science from the City University of New York and also holds an M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall. She was the recipient of the Gallier Award in 2010 for her research on Africa.

To learn more about the School of Diplomacy’s faculty, their research interests and recent accomplishments, visit the faculty page of the School’s website >>  

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Gwen Debenedetto
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