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International Relations Leadership and Staff

The staff of the International Relations Program is dedicated to student service.  We strive to create a warm, friendly, and collegial environment that fosters the development of meaningful connections among all members of the International Relations community.  The academic and professional success of our students is our ultimate goal.  The staff members welcome your visits to our office in 225 Eggers Hall in the newer wing of the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs.  The office telephone is 315-443-2306.  For advising appointments, please see our on-line scheduling system, ACUITY.


International Relations Program Chair and Professor of EconomicsMary Lovely
Mary E. Lovely
Professor Mary Lovely brings over 20 years' experience in undergraduate and graduate education to the International Relations Program.  Professor Lovely was named a Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence in 2004.  She served as Undergraduate Director in the Economics Department for nine years, where she developed the first Distinction program in the social sciences for senior thesis writers.  In 2002-2004, she directed a case writing program for the interdisciplinary MAX course, Critical Issues for the United States.  Professor Lovely was a Pew Fellow in International Affairs, a program designed to strengthen undergraduate teaching of international affairs in American colleges and universities.  Professor Lovely also teaches international economics for master's students studying public administration and international relations and advises economics doctoral students.

Professor Lovely is an active researcher, with primary interests in international economics and sustainable development in China.  She is co-editor of the China Economic Review.  Her current research projects investigate the pollution content of Chinese exports, the implications of China's industrial restructuring, and the Chinese photovoltaic industry.  She has recently completed work on the role of provincial differences in environmental policy and labor conditions in directing foreign direct investment flows to Chinese provinces.  Professor Lovely earned her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University.  She has taught at Syracuse University since 1988. To visit Professor Lovely's website, please click here.


DirFrancine D'Amicoector of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor of International Relations
Francine D'Amico
Professor D'Amico teaches undergraduate courses on international law & organizations, global governance, and Latin America & the Caribbean.  Her research focuses on issues relating to gender and international relations and the experiences of women in non-gender traditional occupations. She serves as the director of academic advising for all undergraduate majors/minors and as faculty advisor for the International Relations Learning Community, the Model United Nations Club and Team, Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society, and the SU-UNICEF student organization. She was named "Faculty Advisor of the Year" for 2010-2011 by the College of Arts and Sciences, and she serves on the University Senate and the LGBT Committee. She has been a member of the faculty at Syracuse University since Fall 2000. To visit Professor D'Amico's website, please click here.  




Academic AdvisorTerrie Northrup and Minor Coordinator
Terrell A. Northrup
Professor Northrup is faculty advisor for the International Relations Club and serves as the coordinator for our International Relations-based minors in Global Political Economy and Global Security Studies. She teaches International Relations and Political Science courses, including PSC 124 Introduction to International Relations, PSC 139 International Relations (Honors), a team-taught social science course called Global Community, and a senior seminar called Global Impacts of the Information Age. Her research interests focus on conflict resolution, the role of identity in conflict, and political and policy implications of the information age. She has been a member of the faculty at Syracuse University since 1989. To visit Professor Northrup's website, please click here.




Amy KennedyAcademic Advisor
Amy Kennedy
The International Relations Program welcomes our newest team member.  Amy joined us in October 2012 as the academic advisor for the International Relations Program. She will be advising newly-declared majors as well as sophomore and junior IR majors. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master’s degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. 






Office Coordinator IIIAngela Allen 
Angela M. Allen
Angela is responsible for providing professional front office reception to the IRP office suite, administrative support to the Chair, departmental file, database and website management, and back-up support to other members of the program’s team. Angela brings 23 years of administrative/executive assistant experience to the International Relations Program.