Faculty

Our core and affiliated faculty are leading scholars in their fields, committed to collaborative learning and pushing the boundaries of knowledge in international affairs.  Through their leadership of research seminars, active participation in Mortara events, and in their outstanding mentoring and teaching, they help to make Georgetown a world class university.  


CORE FACULTY 

 

Abraham Newman, Director, Mortara Center and Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Chair of the Georgetown University International Theory and Research Seminar (GUITARS) 

 

 

 

 

 The Hon. Madeleine K. Albright, Mortara Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy

 

 

 

 

 

 James Raymond Vreeland, Professor of International Relations in the School of Foreign Service (Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Duncan Hobbs, BSFS '17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen R. McNamara, Professor, Government Department and School of Foreign Service

 

 

 

 

AFFILIATED FACULTY

Fida Adely, Associate Professor and Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies (Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Eric Menna, BSFS '18)

 

 

 

 

  Raphael A. Calel, Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy and Co-chair of the Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar

 

 

 

 

Raj Desai, Associate Professor of International Development (Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Bessie Zavidow, BSFS '18)

 

 

 

David M. Edelstein, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service (SFS)

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Giordano, Associate Professor and Director of the STIA Program (Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Mariana Jurado Guedez, BSFS '18, and Signe Stroming, BSFS '19)

 

 

 

Shareen Joshi, Assistant Professor (Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Schuyler Colloredo-Mansfeld, BSFS '19)

 

 

 

 

 Marko Klasjna, Assistant Professor, SFS and Co-chair of the Current Research on Issues and Topics in Comparative Scholarship (CRITICS) Seminar

 

 

 

 Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Co-chair of Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar 

 

 

 

 

 

 Paasha Mahdavi, Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy and Co-chair of the Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 John R. McNeill, University Professor in the School of Foreign Service and Co-chair of International History Seminar 

 

 

 

 

 

Irfan Nooruddin, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service and Chair of the Political Economy Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 Aviel Roshwald, Professor of History and Co-chair of International History Seminar 

 

 

 

 

Lahra Smith, Associate Professor, African Studies Program (Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Bethan Saunders, BSFS '17)

 

 

 

 

 Yuhki Tajima, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies in the School of Foreign Service and Co-chair of the Current Research on Issues and Topics in Comparative Scholarship (CRITICS) Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

Jen Tobin, Assistant Professor McCourt School of Public Policy and Chair of the International Development Working Group 

 

 

 

 

 

Erik Voeten, Peter F. Krogh Professor of Geopolitics and Justice in World Affairs (Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Meghna Sigha, BSFS '19)

 

 

 

 

Andrew Zeitlin, Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and co-Chair of the International Development Working Group

 

 

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

M. Jason Kuo is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown University’s Mortara Center for International Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the international regulation of food supply chain as a consequence of cross-border political forces. He is currently working on a book manuscript that examines why and how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors have intrusively overseen international compliance with its domestic standards beyond borders. He also has a regional expertise in East Asia, where he studies political consequences of China’s economic diplomacy on other open economies within the region and beyond.   

 

 

Visiting Researcher

 

Paul Schaudt is a Ph.D. student in the Globalization and Development Program of the Universities Hannover and Goettingen funded by the German Science Foundation, and a research assistant at the Institute of Macroeconomics at the Leibniz University Hannover. His research focuses on the political economy of development and development cooperation. Current papers analyze the effect of leader change on development aid, the effect of aid on conflict dynamics, and the effect of resource discoveries on political participation.