Maxwell Faculty Teaching MAIR Courses

Lamis Abdelaaty

Lamis Abdelaaty
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2014
International relations, human rights and humanitarian action, asylum and migration

James Baker

The Hon. James E. Baker
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs, by Courtesy Appointment
Director, Institute for Security Policy and Law
Professor, Law
J.D., Yale Law School, 1990


William C. Banks
Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs
Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor (Law)
Founding Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
J.D., University of Denver, 1974
National security law, domestic and international terrorism, emergency powers, covert war powers, problems of official corruption, civil/military relations, appropriations powers

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J. E. Beagles
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2017
Nonprofit management, network and nonprofit governance, international non-governmental organizations

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Catherine Bertini
Emeritus Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1971
International relations, foreign affairs, international organizations, United Nations, leadership, humanitarian relief, agricultural development, education of girls, hunger and food security.


Stuart Brown
Professor of Practice Public Administration and International Affairs
Senior Research Associate, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1985
International macroeconomics and finance, international political economy

Matt Cleary

Matthew R. Cleary
Associate Professor, Political Science
Chair, International Relations Program (Undergraduate)
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004
Latin American politics, political institutions, democratization, and ethnic politics


Renée de Nevers
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Chair, Social Science Program
Associate Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992
International security, international relations, private military and security companies

Catherine Gerard

Catherine M. Gerard
Director of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)
Associate Director for the Executive Education Programs
M.A. (University of Toronto), M.P.A. (SUNY-Albany)
Leadership; organizational development; total quality management.


Margaret Hermann
Professor, Political Science
Director, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1965
Political leadership, foreign policy decision making, crisis management, influence of non-state actors on foreign policy, comparative foreign policy

Azra Hromadzic

Azra Hromadžić
Associate Professor, Anthropology
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (U.S.A.) 2009
Political anthropology; ethno-political violence and post-conflict reconciliation; socialism and post-socialism; gender; youth cultural practices; social policy and welfare; aging, care, and responsibility; and the Balkans.

Masood Hyder

Masood Hyder
Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
M.Sc., University of Wales, 1976
Humanitarian action, United Nations organization, food security


Seth Jolly
Associate Professor, Political Science
Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science
Ph.D., Duke University, 2006
European politics, political parties, nationalism, European Union


Osamah F. Khalil
Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011
U.S. foreign relations, modern Middle East, Cold War, Arab-Israeli conflict

Natalie Koch 2019

Natalie Koch
Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012
Political geography, nationalism, energy and the environment, sport, Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies

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Steven Lux
Director, Executive Education Program
MPA (Syracuse University)
Managerial Leadership, NGO Management

Gladys McCormick 2017

Gladys McCormick
Associate Professor, History
Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
Latin America and the Caribbean, 19th and 20th century Mexico

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Daniel McDowell
Associate Professor, Political Science
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2012
International political economy, international finance, international monetary system, IMF


John McPeak
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1999
Development economics, natural resource economics, African agricultural development

Devashish Mitra

Devashish Mitra
Professor, Economics
Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs
Director of Graduate Placement
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1996
International trade,political economy development economics and Indian economy


Glyn Morgan
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Political theory, European Union


Robert B. Murrett
Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
Deputy Director, Syracuse University Institute for Security Policy and Law
M.A., Georgetown University M.S.S.I., National Defense Intelligence College
National security, international relations, military and defense strategy, leadership

Sean O'Keefe 2017

Sean O'Keefe
University Professor
Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership
Distinguished Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
M.P.A., Syracuse University, 1978
Public management, national security policy and strategy, public finance and public budgeting, financial management, technology development and innovation management, executive leadership

Deborah Pellow

Deborah Pellow
Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1974
Women and gender, urbanization, ethnicity, conflict, anthropology of space and place, African Studies

Robert Rubinstein

Robert A. Rubinstein
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Professor of International Relations
Ph.D., State University of New York, Binghamton 1977MsPH, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1983
Peace, conflict and international security, medical anthropology and public health, methods, history and theory

Larry Schroeder

Larry D. Schroeder
Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1971
State and local public finance and financial management

Yuksel Sezgin

Yüksel Sezgin
Associate Professor, Political Science
Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2007
Legal pluralism, informal justice systems, comparative religious law (Islamic, Jewish and Hindu), and human and women’s rights in the context of the Middle East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

James Steinberg

James B. Steinberg
University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law
J.D., Yale Law School, 1978
Foreign policy


Brian Taylor
Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
Russian politics, comparative politics, security studies

David Van Slyke 2014

David M. Van Slyke
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy
Ph.D., Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1999
Public and nonprofit management, government contracting, public-private partnerships, policy implementation, strategic management

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Caplan Bennett

Bennett Caplan
President, Global Management Trade Services
Head of Secretariat, FIVS
 MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University 
International trade, economic negotiation

Das Gupta Bejoy

Bejoy Das Gupta
Chief Economist, eCurrency
D.Phil., Christ Church (Oxford)
Economic policy, capital flows, financial sector, financial inclusion, digital finance, energy transition, country risk, Asia/Pacific economies

Fekete Paul

Paul Fekete
Senior International Trade Advisor, USAID
MA, Johns Hopkins University 
International trade, economic negotiation

Freeman Constance

Constance Freeman
Former Director of the Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) Regional Office for East and Southern Africa
PhD, University of Denver
African affairs and issues, U.S. economic policy, foreign assistance

French Philip

Philip French
Chair of International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS), U.S. Department of State
Part-time Coordinator, Department of State’s Political Military Action Team
University of California, Riverside
National security, international administrative support, diplomacy

Green Shannon

Shannon Green
Senior Director of Programs, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)
MA, American University
Human rights, civil society strengthening, international development

Griffin Randall

Randall Griffin
Formerly with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Board member, Inter Agency Board for Equipment Interoperability and Standardization
MPA, Syracuse University
Public safety, emergency and disaster management

Jame Keagle

James Keagle
Director, Transforming National Security seminar series, National Defense University
PhD, Princeton University
National security, defense, Latin America

Melinda Kimble

Melinda Kimble
Senior Vice President, UN Foundation
MPA, Harvard University
Bioenergy, economics, energy sector

OHanlon Michael

Michael O'Hanlon
Senior Fellow & Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Director of Research, Brookings Institution
PhD, Princeton University
U.S. defense strategy, use of military force, American foreign policy

Patterson Eliza

Eliza Patterson
Visiting Professor, Sciences-Po, Paris
JD, Harvard Law School, 1975
International economic law and policy, trade law, international economic negotiations

Schneider Michael

Michael Schneider
Director, Washington Public Diplomacy Program
PhD, American University
Statecraft, smart power, public diplomacy

Skaluba Christopher

Christopher Skaluba
Formerly Principal Director for Strategy and Force Development, Office of the Secretary of Defense
MAIR, Syracuse University
Strategic planning, U.S. defense policy for Europe, U.S. policy for Europe and NATO