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Department Leadership

Osamah F. Khalil

Associate Professor, History Department

Chair, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Dr. Ralph E. Montonna Endowed Professor

225 Eggers Hall
315.443.0464 | ofkhalil@syr.edu

Professor Khalil is a historian of U.S. foreign relations and the modern Middle East. He is the author of "America's Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State" (Harvard, 2016) and the editor of "United States Relations with China and Iran: Toward the Asian Century" (Bloomsbury, 2019). He previously served as the interim director of the Middle East Studies program. Professor Khalil teaches courses on the history of U.S. foreign relations, the Cold War, the history of international relations, America and the Middle East, and the Vietnam War and popular culture. In 2018, he received the Chancellor’s Citation for Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction. 

Francine D’Amico

Francine D’Amico

Teaching Professor, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Director of Undergraduate Studies, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Affiliated Faculty Member, Political Science Department

225 Eggers Hall
315.443.2306 | fjdamico@syr.edu

Professor D'Amico teaches undergraduate courses on international law and organizations, global governance, and Latin America and 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, Oxfam at SU, 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.

Terrell A. Northrup

Terrell A. Northrup

Associate Teaching Professor, International Relations Undergraduate Program

225 Eggers Hall
315.443.5329 | northrup@syr.edu

Professor Northrup is the coordinator and advisor for the international relations-based minors in global political economy and global security studies and serves as the faculty advisor for the International Relations Club. She teaches international relations and political science courses, including Introduction to International Relations (PSC 124), International Relations Honors (PSC 139), Global Community (MAX 132), and Globalization and the Information Age (IRP 322). 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.

Program Administration

Amy Kennedy

Amy Kennedy

Academic Advisor, International Relations Undergraduate Program

225 Eggers Hall
315.443.2306 | amkenned@syr.edu

Amy joined the International Relations Program as the academic advisor in 2012. She advises prospective majors, newly-declared majors, and sophomore and junior IR majors. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and political science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a master of arts in international relations from the Maxwell School. Prior to her current role, Amy worked in the international development and food security sector in Washington, D.C. She has extensive study abroad experience including Semester at Sea as an undergraduate, and coursework in the U.K., France and Uganda as a graduate student. 

Angela Allen

Angela Allen

Administrative Assistant II, International Relations Undergraduate Program

225 Eggers Hall
315.443.2306 | amalle03@syr.edu

Angela provides professional front office reception to the International Relations Program office suite, administrative support to the chair, budget preparation/management, maintenance of departmental files, database and website management, and back-up support to other members of the program’s team. Angela brings 30+ years of administrative/executive assistant experience to the International Relations Program.

International Relations Undergraduate Program
225 Eggers Hall