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Jon Alterman

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy (CSIS)

Director, Middle East Program (CSIS)

Ph.D., Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

Middle East, North Africa
Fulton Armstrong

Fulton Armstrong

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior Fellow, American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

BS, Linguistics, BA, Spanish, Georgetown University

Areas of Expertise

International relations, intelligence, Latin America, U.S. policy processes 
The Hon. James E. Baker

The Hon. James E. Baker

Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Director, Institute for Security Policy and Law

Research Affiliate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Professor, Law, College of Law

J.D., Yale Law School, 1990

James-Christian Blockwood

James-Christian Blockwood

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Executive Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University

Areas of Expertise

National security, international relations, leadership and management, strategic planning and foresight
Bennett Caplan

Bennett Caplan

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

President, Global Management Trade Services

Head of Secretariat, FIVS

 MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University 

Areas of Expertise

International trade, international alcohol beverage regulations and policy
Christopher Casey

Christopher Casey

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Analyst of International Trade and Finance Section, Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division of the Congressional Research Service

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise

History of international relations, international law, international economic policy, refugee law, and human rights 
James Cunningham

James Cunningham

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Israel and the United Nations

B.A., Syracuse University

Areas of Expertise

National security, international relations, counter terrorism 
Robert Daly

Robert Daly

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Director, Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

M.A., Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Areas of Expertise

Modern China, U.S.-China relations, U.S. foreign policy
Bejoy Das Gupta

Bejoy Das Gupta

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Chief Economist, eCurrency

D.Phil., Christ Church (Oxford)

Areas of Expertise

Global macro and capital flows, digital finance and emerging markets 
Paul Fekete

Paul Fekete

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior International Trade Advisor, USAID

MA, Johns Hopkins University

 

Areas of Expertise

International trade policy, trade and development issues, trade capacity building, Aid for Trade and World Trade Organization (WTO) issues
Philip French

Philip French

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Chair of International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS), U.S. Department of State

Part-time Coordinator, Department of State’s Political Military Action Team

B.A., University of California, Riverside, 1978

Areas of Expertise

U.S. foreign policy, international relations, Latin America 
Jeffrey Gonda
(Pronouns: He, Him)

Jeffrey Gonda

Associate Professor, History Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Ph.D., Yale University, 2012

Areas of Expertise

African American history
20th century U.S. legal and social history
Sport History

Nayyera Haq

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Masters of Studies in Law, Georgetown University Law Center
William Hederman

William Hederman

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior Advisor, QCoeffecient

Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Todd Helmus

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2002

LeAnne Howard

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

M.S., United States Naval War College

M.P.S., George Washington University

MBA, Fairfield University

*Expected Doctorate (Prof) 2023, Cardiff Metropolitan University (NATO)

Areas of Expertise

Strategy, planning, defense, NATO

Nina Jankowicz

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Fellow, Wilson Center, affiliated with the Kennan Institute and the Science and Technology Innovation Program

Areas of Expertise

Disinformation and democratization
Lionel Johnson
(Pronouns: He, Him)

Lionel C. Johnson

Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

B.A., Rutgers University, 1982
Melinda Kimble

Melinda Kimble

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior Vice President, UN Foundation

M.P.A., Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

Global environmental policy (including climate change), global public health, international economics 
Natalie Koch
(Pronouns: She, Her)

Natalie Koch

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Geography and the Environment Department

Director, Central Asia and the Caucasus Initiative

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry

Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012

Areas of Expertise

political geography, nationalism, geopolitics, authoritarianism, Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies

Stephen Lennon

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Overall Site Coordinator, International Organization for Migration

M.A., University of Rhode Island; M.A., Columbia University

 

Areas of Expertise

Contingency operations including post-conflict political transition, counter insurgency and stability operations.  

Ryan McCarthy

Maxwell Dean’s Scholar in Residence

24th U.S. Secretary of the Army (2019-2021)

MBA, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business 

Areas of Expertise

Defense
Sean McFate

Sean McFate

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Professor, The National Defense University, College of International Security Affairs

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council

Ph.D., London School of Economics (LSE)

Areas of Expertise

Grand strategy, national security, future warfare

Kathleen McInnis

Adjunct Faculty, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Specialist in International Security, Congressional Research Service

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Transatlantic Security Initiative and Forward Defense Practice

Ph.D., Department of War Studies, King’s College London. 

David McKean

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Juris Doctor, Duke University

Kevin Melton

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

M.A., Queensland University, Australia

Robert B. Murrett

Robert B. Murrett

Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Deputy Director, Institute for Security Policy and Law

M.A., Political Science, Georgetown Univeristy, 1982

Areas of Expertise

National security, international relations, military and defense strategy, leadership
Sean O'Keefe

Sean O'Keefe

University Professor

Phanstiel Chair in Leadership

Distinguished Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Research Affiliate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute

Honorary Doctor of Science, College of Aeronautics Flushing, 2004

Areas of Expertise

Public management, national security policy and strategy, public finance and public budgeting, financial management, technology development and innovation management, executive leadership
Kristen Patel
(Pronouns: She, Her)

Kristen Patel

Professor of Practice, Policy Studies

Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs

Maxwell Advisory Board Member

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

M.A., Duke University, 1992

Areas of Expertise

National security, intelligence issues, and illicit finance
Barbara Petzen

Barbara Petzen

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Director, Training Initiatives, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Director, Middle East Connections

Ed.M., University of Illinois

Areas of Expertise

Leadership, communication, learning design
Shawn Powers

Shawn Powers

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Chief Strategy Officer, U.S. Agency for Global Media

Ph.D., University of Southern California

Sara Reckless

Sara Reckless

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior Transition Advisor, USAID Office of Transition Initiatives

M.A., The Fletcher School 

Areas of Expertise

Political transitions, conflict prevention and stabilization, countering violent extremism
Tammy Schultz

Tammy Schultz

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Director of National Security and Professor of Strategic Studies, U.S. Marine Corps War College

Ph.D., Georgetown University 

Areas of Expertise

National strategy, defense, geopolitics, civilian instruments of power, civilian-military relations, counterinsurgency, ethnic conflict and civil war, ground forces, stability and reconstruction operations

Michael Shurkin

Michael Shurkin

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Director of Global Programs, 14 North Strategies

Founder and President of Shurbros Global Strategies

Ph.D., Yale University

Danica Starks

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Senior U.S. Commercial Liaison and Advisor to the U.S. Executive Director, World Bank

Head of the Commerce Department’s Multilateral Development Bank Group

Areas of Expertise

International economic policy, commercial diplomacy, trade, and national security, with a specialization in Europe and Eurasia

Jason Steinhauer

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

M.A., New York University

Margaret Talev

Kramer Director, Syracuse University Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

Professor of Practice, Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

B.S., University of Maryland at College Park, 1994

David Wade

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

B.A., Brown University, 1997

Julie Werbel

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Andrew Whiskeyman

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Ph.D., Air University
Michael John Williams

Michael J. Williams

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Director, International Relations, M.A.

Director, Executive Master of Arts in International Relations

Director, International Affairs Seminar Series, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Ph.D., London School of Economics & Political Science, 2006
Erol Yayboke

Erol Yayboke

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Fragility and Mobility

M.P.A., LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin

Areas of Expertise

Climate change, geopolitics and international Security, governance and rule of law, human mobility, humanitarian assistance, international development, technology and innovation, U.S. development policy
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