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Faculty Scholarship


  • Dr. Zheng Wang, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, received a grant award in early 2017 from the Henry Luce Foundation for his project, "Promoting U.S.-China Communication and Dialogue on the South China Sea Disputes."
  • Dr. Sara Bjerg Moller, Assistant Professor was accepted to the 2016 Bridging the Gap International Policy Summer Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Associate Professor and Department Chair was named 2015 Teacher of the Year at Seton Hall University.
  • 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. Borislava Manojlovic, Director of Research Projects, Received a CDI grant for the 2016 - 2017 academic year for her research projected titled, "Improving Quality of Online Offerings Based on Students' Needs and Experience." This grant program is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, and the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center at Seton Hall.


Dr. Andrea Bartoli, Dean:

    • Published, "Peacemaking through Inquiry, Interiority, and Insights" in the IRLA's 2015 edition of Fides et Libertas pp 37-42.
    • 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: Issue 3: 1-3.

Dr. Martin Edwards, Associate Professor:

  • Published, "Some Uncomfortable Truths About North Korea," China-U.S. Focus, September 21 2017
  • 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':

  • Published the following:
  • "China's Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa," Global Challenges, January 2017.
  • "Managing U.S.-China Relations in Uncertain Times," Asia Unbound,, November 30, 2016. Translated and reprinted in China Newsweek, December 6, 2016.
  • "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
  • "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. Education for Sustainable Peace and Conflict-Resilient Communities. Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.
    • 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. Zinaida Miller, Assistant Professor:

  • Published the book Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda (Cambridge University Press), a collection edited by Dr. Miller, Professor Karen Engle (University of Texas at Austin School of Law) and Judge Dennis M. Davis (High Court of Cape Town), including the solo-authored chapter, "Anti-Impunity Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda."

Rev. Brain K. Muzás, Assistant Professor and Director, Center for UN and Global Governance Studies:

  • 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 Politic Studies (forthcoming).
  • Has 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.

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

  • Published, "Trump and Xi Need a Time-out," Foreign Policy, January 4, 2017.
  • "What China Can Learn From the South China Sea Case," The Diplomat, July 14, 2016.
  • Published, "China and UNCLOS: An Inconvenient History," The Diplomat, July 11, 2016.
  • Published, "Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics," The Diplomat, December 31, 2015.

Speaking Engagements

Dr. Nabeela Alam, Assistant Professor:

  • Chaired sessions, Politics, Law, and Economics, at 43rd Annual Meetings of Eastern Economic Association, New York City, NY, February 23-26, 2017.
  • Presented paper, "Do Parties Substitute Away from Conditional Foreign Aid?" at 43rd Annual Meetings of the Eastern Economic Association, New York, NY, February 23-26, 2017.
  • 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:

    • Participated in a panel of "The Changing Face of Religion in Europe" as part of the Colloquium on "Religious and Migration in the Mediterranean and Europe: Research Methods, Analytics, and Policy Implications," Organized by NATO and The Fletcher School at Tufts University, January 26-27, 2017.
    • Gave a public lecture in Jerusalem, Israel organized by the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities on "New Advances in 'Prevention and Protection' Research and Practices Today" January 8, 2017.
    • Participated in the presentation by Dr. James Waller on "Confronting Evil", at Columbia University on September 29, 2016.
    • Participated in the United Nations Foundation Gala on October 19, 2016 with a delegation of the School of Diplomacy.
    • 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 UN High Level Forum on Culture of Peace at the UN Headquarters on September 1, 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:

  • 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 NJTV regarding the visit by Ambassador Samantha Power that took place at Seton Hall on January 13, 2016.

Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Associate Professor and Department Chair

  • Spoke on, "La democracia participative y las izquierdas en América Latina," European Council for Social Research on Latin America (CEISAL) Conference, Salamanca, Spain, June 28-July 1 2016.
  • Presented, "Participatory Democracy and Latin America's Multiple Lefts: Comparative Perspectives, "New Patterns of Inclusion in Latin America Workshop, Princeton University, May 20-21, 2016.
  • Presented, "Participatory Democracy and the Left: Comparative Perspectives," Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting, New York, May 27-30, 2016.

Dr. Fredline M'Cormack-Hale, Associate Professor:

  • Presented, "Women's Socio-Economic status in West Africa with a focus on Sierra Leone" Presentation for the West Africa Civil Society Institute and CARE International, Women on the Move Impact Growth Strategy - Policy and Context Analysis, West Africa Advocacy Workshop [remotely, with Aisha Fofana Ibrahim on site], February 20-22, 2017, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.
  • Presented, "Ebola Intervention: Repeating the Mistakes in Sierra Leone." Paper presentation at the 59th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association Conference, December 1-3 2016, in Washington D.C.
  • Presented, "Education and Economic Empowerment as the Pathways to Power." [Invited Speaker], Dream Project: Young Women's Leadership Training Workshop, Freetown, Sierra Leone, November 23, 2016.

Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies took part in the following invited speaking engagements:

  • Keynote speaker, "Global Health: How China Impacts the World," Columbus Council on World Affairs, Feb. 16, 2017.
  • Plenary Speakers, "The Emerging Markets Symposium: Health and Environment," Oxford University, UK, January 12-15, 2017.
  • Served as an organized and moderator: "Seminar on Tackling Environmental Health Challenges," Council on Foreign Relations and Center for China and Globalization, Beijing, December 12, 2015.
  • Served as a Member of the U.S. Delegation and Speakers at the Healthcare Event: The 26th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), Guangzhou, China, November 22, 2015.
  • Served as an organized and Speaking: "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,

  • Presented at the OSCE Focus Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, speaking on "European Security I: Elements and stepping stones for a Europe at peace." Organized by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), October 14-15, 2016.
  • Participated as a panelist in "The Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence and Contested Narratives about the Past," a conference organized by Historical Dialogue, 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.

Dr. Sara Bjerg Moller, Assistant Professor:

  • Presented a paper on civil war duration trends in the post-Cold War period at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD, on February 25, 2017.

Rev. Brian K. Muzás, Assistant Professor and Director, Center for UN and Global Governance Studies:

  • Presented a conference paper, "The Influence of Religious Cultural Heritage on President Truman, the Iran Crisis of 1946, and International Control of Nuclear Technology," Eleventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Imperial College London, London, UK, August 2-4, 2016. 
  • 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.
  • Served 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. Ann Marie Murphy, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Emerging Powers and Transnational Trends:

  • Presented, "Indonesian foreign policy under Jokowi: Vision and Reality" briefing for new  U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., November 3, 2016.
  • Presented, "Challenges to ASEAN’s Vision for Regional Order" presentation at the conference "Competing Visions for Southeast Asian Regional and Domestic Politics" Jakarta, Indonesia, June 29, 2016. 
  • Presented, "Southeast Asian Interests and Options Amid Great Power Rivalry" presentation at the conference, "Superpower Rivalry and Regional Interests: the United States, China and Southeast Asia," Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, June 27, 2016.

Dr. Zheng Wang, Associate Professor, made the following presentations:

  • Invited by Susan Thornton, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, he gave a presentation and met with a group of officials at the State Department in Washington DC. The presentation focuses on the South China Sea and China’s identity politics, February 10, 2017.
  • Attended "Top-of-Mind Web Call Series," and conducted a panel discussion with Francis Fukuyama, the author of The End of History and The Last Man. The dialogue between the two scholars focused on the topic "Populist Nationalism in China and the United States: Implications for the Bilateral Relationship," January 17, 2017.
  • Presented, "Could Peace in East Asia Last?" A presentation at "Long Lasting Peace in East Asia vs. Territorial Disputes" Conference, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, August 5, 2016.
  • Presented, "Understanding China's Nationalism: Memory, Dream, and Politics," an invited talk at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, January 9, 2016.
  • Presented, "China's Foreign Policy and Sino-Japanese Relations," an invited talk at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, December 21, 2015.
  • Presented, "Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations," an invited talk at the Institute of China Studies, Tokyo, Japan, December 12, 2015.
  • Presented, "Xi Jinping Administration's Foreign Policy and China's Nationalism," an invited talk at University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, December 11, 2015.
  • Presented, "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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