MA in International Affairs Faculty

I was struck by the extremely high quality of our professors, who were always available to speak with us, the richness of the classes.

Jean-Baptiste Matton Alumnus

The greatest academic strength of AUP’s graduate programs is the vibrant nexus between teaching and research. The typical twenty-student classroom encourages extraordinary intellectual interactivity between faculty and students, an exchange reinforced by our proactive student advising system. In addition to animated exchange between faculty and students in the classroom, professors forge close mentorships bonds with the graduate cohort. This exceptional relationship between faculty and students and its positive impact on teaching received a special commendation from the Middle States Association in their 2010 Accreditation Report.

The faculty of the International Affairs Department represent our programs’ multi-disciplinary and global approach to contemporary international affairs, law and diplomacy research. Their research and expertise translate into a number of peer-reviewed articles, books and conference appearances annually.

From 2008-2010, for example, the ten full time faculty teaching core or elective courses produced 56 peer-reviewed publications. At the graduate level, our research assistantship program provides an opportunity for young scholars to work closely with their faculty mentors on publication projects in the discipline.

Faculty Highlights

IN THE MEDIA

Ziad Majed

La situation en Syrie, 28mn on ARTE, February 2018

BOOK

Michelle Kuo

A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship

PUBLICATION

Philip Golub

Asian collision course, Le Monde Diplomatique, March 2017

BOOK

Hall Gardner

World War Trump: The Risks of America's New Nationalism, March 2018

Selected Publications

Chaudhuri, N. (2017) Community Mobilization for slum Upgrading through sanitation in Roma informal settlements in the Paris region. Frontiers Public Health, vol. 5, August 2017

Gardner, H. (2015) Crimea, Global Rivalry, and the Vengeance of History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 

Golub, P. (2016) East Asia's Reemergence. Cambridge: Polity Press

Perry, S. and Roda, C. (2017) Human Rights and Digital Technology. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Weill, S. (2014) The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press 

Whiting, A. (2015) Disclosure Challenges at the International Criminal Court. In Stahn, C. (Ed.) The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court: A Critical Account of Challenges and Achievements. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Your Faculty

Michelle Kuo

Faculty Spotlight

I’ve mostly worked in the trenches and now I try to tap into the energy of students who want to work in the trenches, too

Philip Golub

Faculty Spotlight

Once I began traveling to Asia more regularly... I could observe, first-hand, the radical and fundamental changes that have become an object of enormous interest to me

  • Cynthia Fleury

    Associate Professor

  • Hall Gardner

    Professor, Department Co-Chair

  • Philip Golub

    Professor, Department Co-Chair

  • Michelle Kuo

    Assistant Professor

  • Ziad Majed

    Assistant Professor

  • Susan Perry

    Professor, Program Director MAs in International Affairs

  • Sharon Weill

    Senior Lecturer