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Osamah F. Khalil

Associate Professor, History Department

Chair, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

225 Eggers Hall
315.443.0464 |

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. 

Terrell A. Northrup

Terrell A. Northrup

Associate Teaching Professor, International Relations Undergraduate Program

225 Eggers Hall
315.443.5329 |

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.


International Relations Undergraduate Program
225 Eggers Hall