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    Karen Barkey,

    Professor

    Karen Barkey is Professor of Sociology and History. She studies state centralization / decentralization, state control and social movements against states in the context of empires. In her recent work she has also explored the issue of toleration and accommodation in pre-modern empires. Her research focuses primarily on the Ottoman Empire, and recently on comparisons between Ottoman, Habsburg and Roman empires. Her firs [ ... ]

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    Lesley Bartlett, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Since January 2002, I have been a faculty member at Teachers College, Columbia University, and am currently on faculty in Programs in Anthropology and Education and Applied Anthropology. I am also affiliated with the Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, and with Mwenge University College of Education in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. My research examines a number of key issues in the [ ... ]

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    Christopher Blattman, Ph.D., MPA/ID

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    Chris Blattman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he teaches on the political economy of development, African politics, applied statistics, and the causes of war and violence. He has also been faculty at Yale University and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master’s in Public Administration and In [ ... ]

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    John M. Broughton, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Education

    John Broughton is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Education within the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College.  He was the co-founder of the Film and Education Research Center with Kelvin Shawn Sealey.  Professor Broughton's scholary interests include: Cultural Studies, trauma, violence, illness/disability, masculinity, military technologies, youth subcultures, and cinema as educator.&nb [ ... ]

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    Aldo Civico, Ph.D.

    Adjunct NECR Faculty

    Aldo Civico is a leading peace-building strategist and a conflict resolution expert. He is the founder and the director of the International Institute for Peace at Rutgers University, Newark. An anthropologist, he is currently assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rutgers University. In Italy he is the author of La Scelta (Piemme, 1993), the intellectual biography of Ennio Pintacuda, the m [ ... ]

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    Matthew Connelly, Ph.D.

    Professor of History

    Matthew Connelly, professor, works on the history of eugenics, migration, and birth control. His most recent book, Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population, has just been published by Harvard University Press. His research articles have appeared in such journals as Population and Development Review, Comparative Studies in Society and History, The International Journal of Middle East Studies, The Ameri [ ... ]

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    Daniel Corstrange, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    Daniel Corstange (Ph.D., Michigan, 2008) is currently at work on a book project that examines the institutional incentives that privilege coordination on ethnic political coalitions over "policy" coalitions, and the patronage dynamics that result from reliance on ethnic coalitions.  Professor Corstange's interests in quantitative methods focus on response bias and eliciting truthful answers to sensitiv [ ... ]

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    Zoe Crossland, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    My main theoretical interests lie in semiotic archaeology, and archaeologies of death and the body. I work in historical archaeology and the archaeology of the contemporary past, focusing particularly on nodes of controversy where conflicting sets of beliefs and practices converge. In particular, I am interested in the ways in which negotiations and conflict between actors are mediated through material conditions. To full [ ... ]

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    Sayantani DasGupta, M.D.

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

    Sayantani DasGupta is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics and a faculty member of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University.  She also teaches in the graduate program in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College, and is a prose faculty member in the summer writing conference Writing the Medical Experience at Sarah Lawrence College.  Dr. DasGupta is co-author of The Demon Slayers and Othe [ ... ]

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    John Dinges, M.A.

    Godfrey Lowell Cabot Professor of Journalism

    Dinges is in charge of the school’s radio curriculum, which he revamped to emphasize public radio journalism. He received a BA from Loras College and an MA in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. Dinges began his career as a reporter and copy editor for The Des Moines Register & Tribune. He was a freelance correspondent in Latin America for many years, during the period of military governments and ci [ ... ]

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    Tanya L. Domi, M.A.

    Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Tanya L. Domi is the Senior Public Affairs Officer for International Affairs, Economics and Politics at Columbia University's Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Prior to joining Columbia's public affairs staff in 2006, she worked internationally for more than a decade on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media development, gender issues, sex trafficking, human rights [ ... ]

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    Donna Hicks, Ph.D.

    Instructor

    Dr. Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University where she chairs the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict. Her work is devoted to advancing the understanding of international and interethnic conflicts, and developing interactive processes that can be effective in managing or resolving such conflicts. Donna has 20 years of experience as a facilitator du [ ... ]

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    Clara Irazábal Zurita, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

    Clara Irazábal, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York. She received a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, and has two Masters in Architecture and Urban Design and Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and the Universidad Central de Venezuela, respectively. Ir [ ... ]

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    Kimuli Kunihira Kasara, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    Kimuli Kasara received her Ph.D. from Stanford in 2006. Her dissertation focused on ethnic politics in Africa and on African political economy. Her current work concerns colonialism in East Africa, communal violence and political parties.      [ ... ]

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    Nikolas Katsimpras,

    Lecturer

    Nikolas Katsimpras is a Senior Fellow of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, lecturer at Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, and assistant adjunct professor at the Dispute Resolution program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  He also designed the Conflict Resolution Lab of the graduate program in Development Practice at Columbia University's School of International and Publ [ ... ]

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    Rashid Khalidi, D.Phil.

    Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies History & MESAAS

    Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974. He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and was President of the Middle East Studies Association, and an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993. Kh [ ... ]

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    Ariella Lang, Ph.D.

    Director, Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Program

    Ariella Lang joined the Institute for the Study of Human Rights in May 2011. As director of the AHDA program, she oversees research and curricular development of activities relating to historical dialogue at the Institute. Historical dialogue is an emerging field of study that seeks to explore and address conflicting narratives about the past as part of the work of reconciliation and democracy promotion. To this end, Dr. [ ... ]

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    Austin Long, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Austin Long is an Assistant Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs and a Member of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. His research interests include low-intensity conflict, intelligence, military operations, nuclear forces, military innovation, and the political economy of national security. Long previously worked as an Associate Political Scientist at [ ... ]

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    Mahmood Mamdani, Ph.D.

    Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Professor of Anthropology

    Mahmood Mamdani is the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1974 and specializes in the study of African history and politics. His works explore the intersection between politics and culture, a comparative study of colonialism since 1452, the history of civil war and genocide in Africa, the Cold War and the War on Terror, and the history and theory of human rights. Prior [ ... ]

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    Gerald R. Martone,

    Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Gerald Martone is Director of Humanitarian Affairs at the International Rescue Committee's headquarters in New York, where he is involved in advocacy initiatives that influence policy and public support for people affected by political oppression, disasters, and violent conflict. Martone was previously Director of Emergency Response with the International Rescue Committee. In this capacity, he oversaw emergency assessmen [ ... ]

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    Mark Mazower, Ph.D.

    Director, Center for International History

    Mark Mazower is a historian and writer, specialising in modern Greece, 20th century Europe and international history. He read classics and philosophy at Oxford, studied international affairs at Johns Hopkins University's Bologna Center, and has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford (1988). His books include Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-44 (Yale UP, 1993); Dark Continent: Europe [ ... ]

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    Shayoni Mitra, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Theatre

    Received her B.A. (2001) and M.A. (2003) in English from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and her M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. (2009) in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She was the receipent of the Deena Burton Dissertation Research Award (May 2009), and a recipient of the Paulette Godard Summer Fellowship (2006). She recently published “Book Review: Sudipto Chatter [ ... ]

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    Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

    I study modern state formation in conflict and post-conflict settings. In particular, I have spent the last several years studying the role of warlords in the state building project in post-2001 Afghanistan. I am fascinated by the challenges weak political centers face as they attempt to grow their authority in the face of formidable competitors. Unlikely alliances sometimes form that turn strongmen into governors operati [ ... ]

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    Andrew James Nathan, Ph.D.

    Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science

    Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. His teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, the comparative study of political participation and political culture, and human rights. He is engaged in longterm research and writing on Chinese foreign policy and on sources of political legitimacy in Asia, the latter research based on data from the [ ... ]

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    Eric Olson, M.A.

    Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Eric Olson is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who rose to become a four-star admiral and commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. He retired in 2011 after almost four decades of active service. A Naval Academy graduate, Olson received his MA from the Naval Postgraduate School, where he studied political and military affairs with an emphasis on Africa and the Middle East. His overseas service included assignments in Israe [ ... ]

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    Orhan Pamuk,

    Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities

    Orhan Pamuk is one of Turkey's most prominent novelists. Titles (in English) include "The White Castle," "The Black Book," "The New Life," "My Name is Red," "Snow," "Isbanbul: Memories of a City," "Other Colors: Essays and a Story" and his newest book, "The Museum of Innocence." His work has been trnaslated into more than 40 languages and he h [ ... ]

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    Jonathan Rieder, Ph.D.

    Professor

    Jonathan Rieder joined the faculty of Barnard College in 1990 and chaired the department from 1990 through 2003. He previously taught at Yale University and Swarthmore College. In addition to his teaching in the Sociology Department, Professor Rieder is affiliated with Barnard's programs in American Studies, Jewish Studies, and Human Rights Studies. A member of the graduate faculty of Columbia University’s Sociology [ ... ]

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    Mitchell Silber, M.A.

    Lecturer in International and Public Affairs

    Mitch is the Executive Managing Director for Intelligence and Analytic Solutions at K2 Intelligence in New York, where he leads K2’s Data Analytics practice. Before joining K2, Mitch served as Director of Intelligence Analysis at the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Division.  There, he supervised the Department’s entire portfolio of ongoing terrorism-related investigations and ma [ ... ]

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    Elsa Stamatopoulou, Ph.D.

    Director, Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights

    Elsa Stamatopoulou joined Columbia in 2011. Her arrival marked the completion of distinguished service at the United Nations (Vienna, Geneva and New York) with some 22 years dedicated to human rights. Indigenous issues were part of her portfolio since 1983 and she became the first Chief of the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in 2003. Last year she taught the first ever course a [ ... ]

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    Derald W. Sue, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychology and Education

    Derald Wing Sue is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College and the School of Social Work, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and has served as a training faculty member with the Institute for Management Studies and the Columbia University Executive Training Programs. He was the Co-Founder and first President of [ ... ]

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    Naomi Weinberger, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Naomi Weinberger’s primary academic interests are in international security studies, with expertise in the Middle East. Her publications include Syrian Intervention in Lebanon (Oxford University Press) and many articles on global peace operations and conflict resolution. She is currently pursuing research on Palestinian security sector reform (for a book to be released by Lynne Rienner Publishers) and on the r [ ... ]

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    Hakim M. A. Williams, Ed.D.

    AC4 Visiting Scholar

    Dr. Williams is a 2015-2016 Visiting Scholar at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4).  He is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Education at Gettysburg College, where he is also a member of the Globalization Studies and Public Policy programs.  His research centers on school/structural violence and youth empowerment in Trinidad.  During this year, he will begin work [ ... ]

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    Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference (CCASD)

    The Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference at Columbia University is an advanced study center that promotes innovative interdisciplinary scholarship on the role of gender, sexuality, ethnicity and race in global dynamics of power and inequality. Working together with colleagues from universities and research centers around the world, CCASD Fellows and faculty challenge the disciplinary divides among the hum [ ... ]

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    Committee on Global Thought

    The Committee on Global Thought explores global modernity from an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective, and is designed to reconceptualize the theories and methodologies required to confront the challenges stemming from globalization. Chaired by Nobel Laureate University Professor Joseph Stiglitz and Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, the Committee empirically specifies, investigates, and theo [ ... ]

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    Hertog Global Strategy Initiative

    The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative is a research program that employs historical analysis to confront present and future problems in world politics. Each summer, invited experts and select undergraduates, graduate students and mid-career professionals gather at Columbia University for three months of intensive study, independent research, and collaborative writing on a critical issue in international affairs. The 2012 [ ... ]

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    Institute for Religion, Culture, & Public Life (IRCPL)

    The resurgence of religion and, with it, religious and cultural intolerance and conflict are emerging as powerful forces in the new century. In order to address this unexpected and rapidly changing situation, the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life brings together scholars and students in religion, cultural anthropology, history, political science, economics, social psychology and other allied fields to sustai [ ... ]

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    Institute for Sustainable Development Practice (ISDP)

    The Institute for Sustainable Development Practice (ISDP) was launched by Columbia University, the Jordanian Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, and the Columbia University Middle East Research Center in December 2010 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. The Institute for Sustainable Development Practice, supported by the technical and policy expertise of Professor Jeffrey Sachs and [ ... ]

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    Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE)

    The Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) at Columbia University cultivates public intelligence concerning socially and culturally vital ideas that can be advanced by research, education and conversation at the interdisciplinary seams that the social sciences share with the humanities, the sciences and one another. INCITE launched in October 2012 and runs the research, education, and trainin [ ... ]