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Faculty Scholarship

Awards

  • Dr. Assefaw Bariagaber, Professor was recognized with the 2019 Albert B. Hakim Service Medal for selfless service and advancing of University mission.
  • Hugh Dugan, Sharkey Scholar, was appointed Acting Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs for the United States.
  • Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies, was awarded a $300,000, 2019-2021 Ford Foundation grant for "China as a Global Leader."

Publications

Dr. Margarita Balmaceda, Professor:

  • Published "PolitiFact: Why Ukraine? How an Eastern European country triggered tumult in American politics," Tampa Bay Times, September 30, 2019.
  • Published "How U.S. fossil fuels are tied to Ukraine and impeachment," E&E News, September 30, 2019.

Dr. Martin Edwards, Associate Professor:

  • Provided expert commentary on 74th UN General Assembly for USA Today, Vox, The Diplomat, and Inter Presse Service.
  • Interviewed by the China Global Television Network and discussed expectations for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, September 24, 2019. 

Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Professor:

  • Published "Participatory Budgeting, Civic Education, and Political Capital," co-authored with Daniel Schugurensky, Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation. Singapore: Springer, 2019.
  • Published expert report on Venezuela country conditions and expert witness courtroom testimony for a political asylum applicant, September 2019.

Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies:

  • Published "Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospital," The New York Times, June 14, 2019.
  • Provided comments for Bloomberg Law piece "Chinese Vitamin C Price-Fixing Case Could Alter U.S. Drug Market," September 9, 2019.

Dr. R. Joseph Huddleston, Assistant Professor:

  • Published "Let the People of Western Sahara Have a Say," Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2019.

Dr. Zinaida Miller, Assistant Professor:

  • "Distributing Justice: Transitional Justice and Stabilisation in North Africa," Stabilising the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa. Palgrave MacMillan, 2019.

Dr. Courtney Smith, Acting Dean:

  • Provided expert commentary on 74th UN General Assembly for Fox News in "Supreme Court could hear groundbreaking case that challenges UN immunity," September 21, 2019.

Speaking Engagements

Dr. Margarita Balmaceda, Professor:

  • Presented "Ukraine, Eurasian Energy Value Chains and the 2019 US Impeachment Inquiry" on a panel on "What’s So Special About Ukraine? Why Ukraine Is Suddenly in the Middle of US Politics", Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, October 15, 2019
  • Organized and facilitated "Community Conversations on Eurasian Natural Resource Politics" at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, October 11, 2019.

Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies:

  • Testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission congressional hearing on "Exploring the Growing U.S. Dependence on Chinese Pharmaceutical Products," Washington, D.C.

Dr. R. Joseph Huddleston, Assistant Professor:

  • Co-conducted a training for the Swiss Federal Ministry of Foreign Affair's Human Security Division on "Effective Peace Programming." This is the first piece of a multi-phase collaboration.

Dr. Sara Moller, Assistant Professor:

  • Presented on NATO strategy at a workshop on "Teaching Strategy" held at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, September 25-27, 2019.

Dr. Bryan Price, Executive Director of the Buccino Leadership Institute; Daniel Kristo, Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment Management; Mohamad Mirghahari, Abd el Kader Fellow:

  • Led intelligence officer training at Tuscon, AZ U.S. Air Force base. Presented research on counterterrorism to support Air Force work in Latin America. Offered information session on School of Diplomacy.

Dr. Courtney Smith, Acting Dean:

  • With the UNA-USA, hosted the 20th annual UN Intensive Summer Study Program in June 2019, bringing students and mid-career professionals together for meetings with high-ranking UN officials and attendance at a UN Security Council meeting.

Dr. Zheng Wang, Professor and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies:

  • Hosted a delegation of Chinese colleagues from Jinan University and led discussions on US-China relations and the role of think tanks.
  • Co-conducted a training for the Swiss Federal Ministry of Foreign Affair's Human Security Division on "Effective Peace Programming." This is the first piece of a multi-phase collaboration.

David Wood, Professor of Practice:

  • Invited Dr. Noura Hamladji, the Deputy Assistant Administrator, and Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa at UNDP to speak students, October 17, 2019. 
  • Hosted and led "The Art of Dialogue During War: Practical Lessons on how to get People Talking," October 10, 2019. 
  • Co-conducted a training for the Swiss Federal Ministry of Foreign Affair's Human Security Division on "Effective Peace Programming." This is the first piece of a multi-phase collaboration.
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