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

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

 

 

 

Kathleen McNamara

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

- Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Fiona Singer , BSFS '20

 

Abraham NewmanAbraham Newman, Director, Mortara Center and Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

- Chair of the Georgetown University International Theory and Research Seminar (GUITARS).
- Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Emma Rhodes, BSFS '20

AFFILIATED FACULTY

Fida AdelyFida Adely, Associate Professor and Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies

- Mortara Faculty Fellow

 

 

Raphael A. Calel  Raphael A. Calel, Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy

- Co-chair of the Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar

 

 

Charlotte CavailleCharlotte Cavaillé is an Assistant Professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University 

- Mortara Faculty Fellow

 

Marwa DaoudyMarwa Daoudy, Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

- Mortara Faculty Fellow

 

 

 

Raj Desai

Raj Desai, Associate Professor of International Development

- Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Bessie Zavidow, BSFS '18

 

 

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

- Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Adam Potter, '20
- Mortara Faculty Fellow

 

Mark GiordanoMark Giordano, Associate Professor and Director of the STIA Program

- Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Signe Stroming, BSFS '19

 

Toshihiro Higuchi

Toshihiro Higuchi, Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service

                - Co-chair of International History Seminar 

 

 

Shareen JoshiShareen Joshi, Assistant Professor

- Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Schuyler Colloredo-Mansfeld, BSFS '19

 

 

Diana KimDiana Kim, Assistant Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, a core faculty member of the Asian Studies Program

- Co-chair of the Current Research on Issues and Topics in Comparative Scholarship (CRITICS) Seminar
- Mortara Faculty Fellow

 

Marko Klasnja Marko Klasnja, Assistant Professor, SFS and

- Co-chair of the Current Research on Issues and Topics in Comparative Scholarship (CRITICS) Seminar
- Mortara Faculty Fellow

 

Charles A. KupchanCharles A. Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department

               - Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Arjun Mehrotra, BSFS '20 

 

 

JL Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service

- Co-chair of Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar 

 

 

Emily MendenhallEmily Mendenhall is an Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) Program in the School of Foreign Service

- Mortara Faculty Fellow

 

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 John R. McNeill, University Professor in the School of Foreign Service

- Co-chair of International History Seminar 

 

 

 

Irfan NooruddinIrfan Nooruddin, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service

-  Co-Chair of the Political Economy Seminar

 

 

 

Jenny GuardadoJenny Guardado Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service (SFS)

- Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Saisha Mediratta, BSFS '20

 

 

Lahra Smith

Lahra Smith, Associate Professor, African Studies Program 

- Mortara Faculty Fellow

 

 

 

Yuhki TajimaYuhki Tajima is Assistant Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a core faculty member of the Asian Studies Program

- Mortara Faculty Fellow

 

 

Jen TobinJen Tobin, Assistant Professor McCourt School of Public Policy

- Co-Chair of the International Development Working Group 

 

 

Erik VoetenErik Voeten, Peter F. Krogh Professor of Geopolitics and Justice in World Affairs

- Mentor to Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow Meghna Sinha, BSFS '19

 

 

Mohamed ZayaniMohamed Zayani, Professor of Critical Theory at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Director of the Media and Politics Program

 

 

 

 

Andrew ZeitlinAndrew Zeitlin, Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy

- Co-chair of the International Development Working Group

 

Visiting Researchers

Simon Frankel Pratt

Simon Frankel Pratt is a post-doctoral researcher, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, where he is currently also a lecturer. His research focuses on institutional change, strategic innovation, and normative evolution in national and international security sectors. 

His project in DC examines the private intelligence industry and practices of government contracting. His past work has focused on issues in international relations theory and on US counter-terrorism policies, and may be found in recent publications in International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Review, and Terrorism and Political Violence.

Research Fellow

Fu Suixin is an assistant research fellow in China Institute of International Studies in Beijing. He received a PhD in American Politics from Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and also got a MA in American History and a BS in Computer Science. His research focuses on American party politics, democracy and social changes. He is also interested in China-US relations, quantitative research methods and Machine Learning. 

His project at Georgetown is funded by China Scholarship Council as well as National Social Science Fund of China. He hopes to explore anti-globalization, populism, nationalism and polarization in the United States, which will make up the main content of his expected book.