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    Paul Appelbaum, M.D.

    Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine & Law

    Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D., the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law, and Director, Division of Law, Ethics and Psychiatry at Columbia was previously A.F. Zeleznik Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry; and Director, Law and Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is currently Chair of APA's Committee on Judicial Action and a member of the Standing [ ... ]

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    Séverine Autesserre, Ph.D.

    Professor of Political Science

    Séverine Autesserre is a Professor of Political Science, specializing in international relations and African studies, at Barnard College, Columbia University. She works on civil wars, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, and humanitarian aid. She joined the faculty of Barnard College in July 2007. Prior to coming to Barnard, she was a postdoctoral associate and lecturer at Yale University where she conducted research on [ ... ]

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    Clymer D. Bardsley, Esq.

    Adjuct Associate Professor

    Clymer D. Bardsley, Esq. is the Director of Divorce Done Right, a divorce mediation group with its headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. In that position he mediates matters including divorce, custody, and related family matters and coordinates the group’s marketing, outreach, and administration, and supports the other mediators with their cases. DDR serves people in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida. [ ... ]

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    Scott Barrett, Ph.D.

    Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics

    Scott Barrett is the Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at SIPA and the Earth Institute. He was previously a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, where he also directed the International Policy program. Before that, he was on the faculty of the London Business School. He has also been a visiting scholar at Yale. Barrett's r [ ... ]

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    Jo Becker, M.A.

    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Jo Becker is the advocacy director for Human Rights Watch's children's rights division, where she is responsible for the organization's global advocacy strategies on issues including child labor, children and armed conflict, juvenile justice, and violence against children. She is the founding chairperson of the international Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, which campaigned successfully for an international t [ ... ]

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    Richard K. Betts, Ph.D.

    Leo A. Shifrin & Arnold Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies

    Richard  K.  Betts  is the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies in the political science department, Director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and Director of the International Security Policy program in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.  He was Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations for fou [ ... ]

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    Philip C. Bobbitt, J.D., Ph.D

    Director, Center for National Security Law

    One of the nation's leading constitutional theorists, Professor Bobbitt's interests include not only constitutional law but also international security and the history of strategy. Bobbitt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a Fellow of the Club of Madrid. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council on Internation [ ... ]

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    Sarah H. Cleveland, J.D.

    Louis Henkin Professor in Human and Constitutional Rights

    Professor Sarah Cleveland is a noted expert in international law and the constitutional law of U.S. foreign relations, with particular interests in the status of international law in U.S. domestic law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, and the constitutional law of U.S. foreign relations. From 2009 to 2011, she served as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of Stat [ ... ]

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    Mary M. Cleveland, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Mary M. (Polly) Cleveland is an economist and long-time activist for social justice. She is the Executive Director of the Association for Georgist Studies (AGS), named for the great nineteenth-century American economist and reformer, Henry George. George attributed the persistence of poverty in the midst of economic growth to concentrated ownership of land and other natural resources. He advocated taxing the "rent&qu [ ... ]

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    Jean Louise Cohen, Ph.D.

    Nell and Herbert M. Singer Professor of Contemporary Civilization in the Core Curriculum

    Jean Cohen (Ph.D., The New School for Social Research, 1979) is the Nell and Herbert M. Singer Professor of Political Thought. She specializes in contemporary political and legal theory, continental political thought, contemporary civilization, critical theory, and international political theory. She works on civil society, sovereignty, human rights, gender, and the law. She is the author of numerous books and articles [ ... ]

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    Sheila Coronel,

    Director, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism

    Sheila began her reporting career in 1982, when she joined the staff of Philippine Panorama, a widely read magazine. As Ferdinand Marcos gradually lost political power, Sheila reported on human rights abuses, the growing democratic movement, and the election of Corazon Aquino as president. She later joined the staff of The Manila Times as a political reporter, and also wrote special reports for The Manila Chronicle. As a [ ... ]

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    Lori Fisler Damrosch, J.D.

    Henry L. Moses Prof. of Law and Intl. Organization

    Professor Damrosch joined the Columbia faculty in 1984. From 1984 to 1989 she was an associate professor at the School of International and Public Affairs. Her principal areas of interest are public international law and the U.S. law of foreign relations. She is named the Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization. Her publications include International Law: Cases and Materials, 4th edition with Pugh [ ... ]

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    Glenn Denning, Ph.D.

    Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs

    Glenn Denning joined Columbia University's Earth Institute in 2004 as Senior Research Scholar and Associate Director of the Tropical Agriculture and Environment Program. He helped establish the MDG Centre, East and Southern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and served as its director for five years. With more than 25 years of experience in international agricultural research and development, Denning provided leadership to the MDG [ ... ]

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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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    Michael Doyle, Ph.D.

    Director, Columbia Global Policy Initiative

    Michael Doyle specializes in international relations theory, international security, and international organizations. Doyle previously served as assistant secretary-general and special adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan from 2001 to 2003. His responsibilities included strategic planning (Millennium Development Goals), outreach to the international corporate sector (the Global Compact), and [ ... ]

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    Ruth L. Fischbach, Ph.D., MPE

    Director & Co-founder, Center for Bioethics

    Ruth L. Fischbach is a faculty member both in the Department of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to arriving at Columbia, Dr. Fischbach served from 1998 to 2001 as Senior Advisor for Biomedical Ethics in the Office of the Director of Extramural Research at the National Insti [ ... ]

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    Erwin Flaxman, Ph.D.

    Ombudsman

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    George P. Fletcher, J.D.

    Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence

    George P. Fletcher is regarded as one of the leading scholars in the United States in the fields of torts and criminal law, in particular, comparative and international criminal law. He had two books published in 2009. His first novel, The Bond, appeared in the fall. One insightful critic described it as a cross between Sophie's World and The Human Stain. The second book, which discusses tort liability in international [ ... ]

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    Seth Freeman, J.D.

    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Seth Freeman, JD, teaches negotiation and conflict management courses at SIPA and at Columbia Business School. He also serves as assistant clinical professor at NYU's Stern School of Business. He also serves as a visiting professor of International Negotiation at several programs abroad, including Bordeaux Ecole de Management (BEM) in France and Zhongshan University's Executive MBA program in Guangzhou, China. He has [ ... ]

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    Stuart Gottlieb, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Stuart Gottlieb is an adjunct professor of International Affairs and Public Policy at SIPA, where he teaches courses on American foreign policy, counterterrorism, and international security. He also serves as the faculty adviser for SIPA’s summer degree program in International Relations, and is an affiliate with the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. In addition, he teaches courses for New York University [ ... ]

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    Jesse Hardman,

    Part-time Lecturer of International and Public Affairs

    Jesse Hardman is a reporter, media developer, and journalism professor. He’s the creator and manager of the Listening Post, a community media engagement project based in New Orleans that uses cell phones and community based strategies to get and share information and news. Hardman also covers coastal issues and climate change for New Orleans Public Radio. He’s a contributor to NPR, Al Jazeera America, Le [ ... ]

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    Larry Heuer, Ph.D.

    Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Psychology

    Larry Heuer, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Psychology, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1990. He teaches courses such as "Psychology and Law," "Social Conflict" and "Statistics." He is affiliated with Barnard's Human Rights Studies Program. Professor Heuer's research centers on the psychology of procedural justice, and focuses specifically on questions about what leads people to think t [ ... ]

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    John Hirsch, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

    John L. Hirsch joined the International Peace Academy in July 1998 following the completion of a 32-year career in the United States Foreign Service. After three and a half years as Vice President he became Senior Fellow on January 1, 2002. He has been responsible for IPA's program on "The United Nations and International Terrorism" in 2002-2003, and served as Acting Director of the Africa Program in 1999 and ag [ ... ]

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    Macartan Humphreys, Ph.D.

    Professor of Political Science

    Macartan Humphreys (Ph.D., Harvard, 2003) works on the political economy of development and formal political theory. Ongoing research focuses on civil wars, post-conflict development, ethnic politics, natural resource management, political authority and leadership, and democratic development. He uses a variety of methods including survey work, lab experimentation, field experimentation, econometric analysis, game theoreti [ ... ]

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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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    Robert Jervis, Ph.D.

    Adlai E. Stevenson Professor and Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Robert Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University. He is a coeditor of the Security Studies Series published by Cornell University Press, serves on the board of nine scholarly journals, and has authored over 100 publications. Dr. Jervis is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also served a [ ... ]

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    JoAnn Kamuf Ward, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    JoAnn Kamuf Ward is Counsel for the Human Rights Institute's Human Rights in the U.S. Project. Ms. Ward focuses on promoting the use of a human rights framework to address inequality and social injustice domestically. Her work includes developing strategies to strengthen federal and local mechanisms for monitoring and enforcing human rights as a member of the Human Rights at Home Campaign, as well as assisting with the In [ ... ]

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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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    Risa Kaufman, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Risa E. Kaufman is the executive director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School and a Lecturer-in-Law.  Ms. Kaufman develops and advances international human rights norms and strategies in the United States through research, advocacy, network building, and training. Her advocacy and research focus on subnational implementation of human rights; access to justice; and economic, socia [ ... ]

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    Scott E. Kessler, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Scott Kessler is the Bureau Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Queens County District Attorney's Office. Under his leadership, the Domestic Violence Bureau has earned a national reputation as one of the best in the country based on its high conviction rate and its successful prosecution of thousands of cases without the victim's cooperation. Mr. Kessler has collaborated with the NYPD to develop a system of ear [ ... ]

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    Susan Kraham, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Susan J. Kraham is a Senior Staff Attorney and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School's Environmental Law Clinic. Susan has spent her legal career representing public interest clients with a particular focus on environmental and land use law. Prior to joining the Environmental Law Clinic, Susan served as Counsel to the New Jersey Audubon Society. From 1998 until 2005 she was an Associate Clinical Professor in the Environm [ ... ]

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    Roy S. Lee, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor of Law

    As the Executive Secretary to the International Criminal Court Conference, Dr. Lee is responsible for the organization and management of the Conference and its subsidiary bodies. In addition, he is currently Director of the Codification Division in the Office of Legal Affairs and also acts as Secretary of the International Law Commission and of the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly and of three other law-mak [ ... ]

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    Dorchen A. Leidholdt, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Dorchen has been an activist and leader in the feminist movement against violence against women since the mid-1970’s, counseling and advocating for rape victims, organizing against the media’s promotion of violence against women, serving on the legal team for the plaintiff in a precedent-setting sexual harassment case, and representing hundreds of women victimized by practices of violence against women, includ [ ... ]

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    Carol B. Liebman, J.D.

    Clinical Professor of Law

    Liebman has taught negotiation and mediation in Vietnam, Brazil, Israel and China and designed and presented mediation training for a variety of groups including the Certification Program in Bioethics of Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; New York's First Department, Appellate Division, Attorney Disciplinary Committee; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; and high school s [ ... ]

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    Elisabeth A. Lindenmayer,

    Adjunct Senior Research Scholar in International and Public Affairs

    Elisabeth Lindenmayer directs the United Nations Studies Program at SIPA, teaches courses on the UN Security Council and peacekeeping/peacebuilding in Africa. She also serves as a senior advisor to SIPA's Center for International Conflict Resolution. Lindenmayer is a member of the Advisory Panel of the Security Council Report. She also serves as a board member of the Kofi Annan Foundation and on the advisory board of [ ... ]

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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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    Francesco Mancini,

    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Francesco Mancini is Non-resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute (IPI), where he was previously Senior Director of Research. His work focuses on geostrategic analysis,  multilateral diplomacy, global governance, armed conflicts and the means to prevent and solve them. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, where he teaches negotiatio [ ... ]

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    Kimberly Marten, Ph.D.

    Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science

    Kimberly Marten is a professor (and the former department chair) in the political science department at Barnard College, Columbia University. She specializes in international relations and international security. She serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Development and Fund-Raising Committee of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and is also a faculty member of Columbia's Saltzman Institute of War [ ... ]

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    Judith Matloff,

    Adjunct faculty

    Judith Matloff writes mainly about areas of turmoil abroad. She was a staff foreign correspondent for 20 years, lastly as the Africa and Moscow bureau chief of The Christian Science Monitor. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, Financial Times and Newsweek. Matloff has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the Fulbright Program, Harvard-Rad [ ... ]

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    John C. Mutter, Ph.D.

    Professor

    The face of the Earth is figured by continents and oceans whose present shape and positions are transients in the history of the planet. Earth is a dynamic engine of change. It is capable of tearing itself apart and has done so repeatedly throughout its history. The outer layers of the Earth are the solid thermal boundary layer of deep convective motions in the mantle and are primarily responsive to the deeper forces. Jus [ ... ]

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    Nancy Northup, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Nancy Northup is the President of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global human rights organization that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom. The Center has won groundbreaking cases before federal and state courts, U.N. committees, and regional human rights bodies, such as the European Court of Human Rights. Working at the state, national, and international levels, the Cen [ ... ]

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    Richard Pious, Ph.D.

    Professor of Political Science

    Richard M. Pious, professor of political science and Adolph S. and Effie Ochs Chair in History and American Studies, taught at Columbia College from 1968 through 1972, and joined the Barnard faculty in 1973. He also taught at York University, Toronto. Professor Pious's teaching includes courses on American politics, constitutional and public law, and political decision making. Professor Pious has written widely on A [ ... ]

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    Lawrence G. Potter, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Lawrence G. Potter teaching interests include the history of Iran, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf, and U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Potter has taught at Columbia University since 1996 and has served as adjunct associate professor of International Affairs since 2002. He has also served as deputy director of the SIPA'sGulf/2000 Project since 1994. Potter has edited The Persian Gulf in History (2009), and co-edited [ ... ]

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    Edwin Rekosh, J.D.

    Lecturer in Law

    Mr. Edwin Rekosh is founder and Executive Director of PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law, an international NGO that connects with local partners to develop the institutions essential to rights-respecting societies. PILnet envisions a world where rule of law, as developed and supported within a wide variety of countries, delivers justice and protects human rights. PILnet connects with local partners t [ ... ]

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    Paul G. Richards, Ph.D.

    Special Research Scientist

    I have worked at Columbia since 1971, with a couple of years on leave in Washington working on nuclear arms control (in the U.S. Department of State), and four sabbaticals taken in New Zealand, in California (at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), in New Mexico (Los Alamos National Laboratory), and as a Phi Beta Kappa lecturer (on eleven different U.S. campuses). Since the mid-1980s my work has focused on th [ ... ]

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    Jeong-Ho Roh,

    Director, Center for Korean Legal Studies

    Jeong-Ho Roh is a recognized expert on North and South Korean legal relations. Specializing in the development of constitutionalism and democracy in both the South and North Korean legal systems, as well as U.S. and East Asian international transactions, Roh served as Legal Advisor to the Korean Ministry of National Unification on the KEDO North Korean Light-water Reactor Project and he is a member of the Korean Min [ ... ]

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    Menachem Z. Rosensaft, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Menachem Z. Rosensaft, is General Counsel of the World Jewish Congress. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law. Born on May 1, 1948 in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen, the son of two survivors of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, he has long been a leader in Holocaust remembrance activities. On September 22, 2010, Preside [ ... ]

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    Maya Sabatello, Ph.D., LL.B.

    Director, Disability Rights in Society Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights

    Maya Sabatello is the Director of the Disability Rights in Society Program at Columbia's Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Maya holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and an LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was appointed a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics (2011-12) at Harvard University’s Medical School. Maya has litigated cases of medical neglig [ ... ]

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    Dirk Salomons, Ph.D.

    Senior Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs

    Dirk Salomons is the director of the Program for Humanitarian Affairs at the School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University, where he also heads the International Organizations specialization. In his research as well as in teaching, Salomons focuses on the interaction between policy and management in humanitarian operations; he has a particular interest in the transition from relief to recovery in count [ ... ]

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    Elliott D. Sclar, Ph.D.

    Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

    Elliott Sclar is the Director of CSUD and Professor of Urban Planning and International Affairs at Columbia University. He holds senior appointments in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and the School of International and Public Affairs and is an active participant in the work of the Earth Institute at Columbia University (EI). Sclar is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Resea [ ... ]

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    Bruce Shapiro,

    Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

    Bruce Shapiro is executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City. An award-winning reporter on human rights, criminal justice and politics, Shapiro is a contributing editor at The Nation and U.S. correspondent for Late Night Live on the Australian Broadc [ ... ]

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    Steven Shapiro,

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Steven R. Shapiro is the Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's oldest and largest civil liberties organization. After graduating from Harvard Law School and spending one year as law clerk to Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Shapiro joined the New York Civil Liberties Union in 1976. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights First and t [ ... ]

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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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    Graeme Simpson, J.D.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Graeme Simpson is working as an independent consultant and Senior Advisor to the Director General of Interpeace, a global peacebuilding organization headquartered in Geneva. Interpeace is working in 18 conflict and immediate post-conflict zones around the world. He has worked extensively on issues related to transitional justice, including work with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and on the transfo [ ... ]

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    Scott Smith,

    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Scott Smith was a political affairs officer in the United Nations for 12 years, most of those working on Afghanistan, including as the senior political affairs officer and team leader for Afghanistan within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations between 2007 and 2009, and Special Assistant to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan, Kai Eide, between 2009 and 2010. He also participated in the [ ... ]

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    Jack L. Snyder, Ph.D.

    Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations

    Jack Snyder (Ph.D., Columbia, 1981) is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia. His books include Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies Go to War, co-authored with Edward D. Mansfield; From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict; Myths of Empire: Domestic Politics [ ... ]

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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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    Tseliso Thipanyane, LL.B., LL.M.

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Tseliso Thipanyane, B.Sc., LL.B., and LL.M., is the former chief executive officer of the South African Human Rights Commission and is currently an independent consultant on human rights, democracy and good governance. Thipanyane is a member of the advisory board of the Children Institute of the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a member of the advisory board of the Council for the Advancement of South Africa's [ ... ]

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    Johannes Urpelainen, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Johannes Urpelainen is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and a Member of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. His current research interests include international institution design, global governance, international regulation, democratic accountability, and domestic-international linkages. Urpelainen specializes in international cooperation and political economy; hi [ ... ]

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    Philippe Vandenbroeck,

    Co-founder and Partner at shiftN

    Philippe Vandenbroeck co-founded the Belgium-based futures consultancy shiftN, a network of professionals that works with leading organizations using systems thinking, multi-stakeholder dialogue, and design to better understand complex systems. With a background in bio-engineering, philosophy, and urban planning, for the last 20 years he has used systems thinking approaches to study complex business and societal issues su [ ... ]

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    John Washburn,

    Adjunct Research Scholar, International Criminal Court Program (ISHR)

    John Washburn has had an extensive career in diplomacy and international governmental and non-governmental organizations. He was a director in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations between January 1988 and April 1993. Thereafter he was a director in the Department of Political Affairs at the United Nations until March 1994. He is currently Convener of the American Non-Governmental Organi [ ... ]

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    Matthew Waxman, J.D.

    Liviu Librescu Professor of Law

    Matthew Waxman is an expert in national security law and international law, including issues related to international human rights and constitutional rights; military force and conflict resolution; and terrorism.  He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and clerked for Associate Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  Before joining [ ... ]

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    Mark Whitlock,

    Faculty Advisor

    Mark Whitlock is a faculty advisor in Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution master's program where he teaches "Networking and Sustainability" as a component of the Capstone Thesis seminars. He is concurrently an adjunct professor in New York University’s Global Affairs Program where he teaches courses on "Statebuilding and International Policy" and "Prevention of Mas [ ... ]

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    José Pascal da Rocha, J.D., Ph.D.

    Lecturer - NECR

    José Pascal da Rocha is a faculty member and lecturer with the M.S. program on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the City University of New York, teaching on leadership and management, and a lecturer with the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg, Germany, teaching courses in political science. He is also a political adviser and mediator expert. [ ... ]

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    Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4)

    The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) is a consortium for research, practice, and scholarship at Columbia University. We are part of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and are committed to advancing knowledge and best practices in the areas of conflict, violence, peace-building, and sustainable development from an interdisciplinary perspective. The consortium seeks to act as a coo [ ... ]

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    Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS)

    The Institute of War and Peace Studies was founded in 1951 under the sponsorship of Dwight D. Eisenhower during his tenure as president of Columbia University. Eisenhower created the Institute to promote an understanding of the "disastrous consequences of war upon man's spiritual, intellectual, and material progress." Under its first director, William T.R. Fox, the Institute became one of the foremost research [ ... ]

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    Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR)

    The Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR) conducts research and training on the interfaces of and tensions between religion, toleration, and democracy in the world. Located in the School of International and Public Affairs, CDTR examines the role of religion in world politics. Our overarching goals are to identify how tolerance between religious and secular actors can be better theorized, and [ ... ]

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    Center for Institutional and Social Change

    The Center engages in action-research projects with institutional, community, and student leadership involved in initiatives undertaken to advance full participation and public problem solving. Our collaborative projects and networks develop actionable knowledge, expand organizational capacities, support broader policy change, and increase collective impact. The Center helps individuals and institutions figure out what [ ... ]

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    Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR)

    The CICR contributes to the resolution of international deadly conflict through research, education and practice. The center strives to increase understanding of international conflicts through innovative, collaborative research and is committed to offering courses that disseminate knowledge about conflicts and their causes, and responds directly to the expressed needs of parties involved in ongoing conflicts, empowering [ ... ]

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    Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies

    Established in 2011, the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School will serve as a global focal point for the development, articulation, and application of intersectionality as both a theoretical framework and a cogent practice in law, human rights, and social justice advocacy. The first such center of its kind, its research projects and initiatives will bring together scholars and [ ... ]

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    Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD)

    The mission of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) is to engage in and foster education and research for the advancement of physically and socially sustainable cities. CSUD concentrates on understanding, articulating and disseminating information about the unique and important challenges and opportunities of urban development in low- and middle-income countries, as well as in its home community of Metropol [ ... ]

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    Center for the Study of Development Strategies (CSDS)

    The Center for the Study of Development Strategies provides a forum at Columbia to support rigorous field based research on major questions in the political economy of development. Research at the center focuses on democracy and governance, peacebuilding, and aid effectiveness. The center is supported by the Earth Institute, ISERP, and the political science department at Columbia.   CSDS provides a focal point for f [ ... ]

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    Center on Global Governance

    Founded in March 2003, the center’s initiatives flow naturally from Columbia Law School’s exceptionally rich curriculum relating to global law issues. Its activities, in turn, affect that curriculum. As part of its regular curriculum, the Law School offers what is perhaps the largest number of courses and seminars of any U.S. law school, focusing on the challenges emerging from transnational movement of [ ... ]

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    Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

    The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is a leading applied research center and forum dedicated to the study, practice and discussion of sustainable international investment. Sustainable international investment (SII) is investment that maximizes economic, social and environmental benefits and minimizes risks for all [ ... ]

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    Columbia Law School Mediation Clinic

    The Mediation Clinic gives those students who may make mediation part of their professional lives a good start in terms of both skills and ethics. It helps students see the benefits and limitations of mediation and other dispute-resolution techniques so that they can responsibly counsel clients about their choices; it helps students understand how feelings, background values, and personal style affect performance in a pro [ ... ]

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    Columbia University Ombuds Office

    The Ombuds Office offers a safe place for any member of the Columbia community to discuss workplace issues, interpersonal conflict, academic concerns, bureaucratic runarounds, and many other problems. You can speak freely to us because we promise to keep our discussions confidential, and we are not part of any formal University process. We don't take sides in disputes and operate independently of the Columbia administrati [ ... ]

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    Columbia Water Center

    Our mission is to creatively tackle the issue of global water scarcity through innovations in technology, public policy and private action. Combining the rigor of scientific research with the impact of effective policy, we aim to design reliable, sustainable models of water management and development that can be implemented on local, regional and global levels. The Columbia Water Center, in collaboration with other Earth [ ... ]

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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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    Development Practice - Master of Public Administration

    The MPA degree in Development Practice (MPA-DP) trains aspiring practitioners to understand, develop and implement integrated approaches to sustainable development. Drawing on the extraordinary educational and research facilities of Columbia University, the MPA-DP emphasizes practical knowledge and skills in food systems, public health, education, infrastructure, environmental sustainability, business enterprise, economic [ ... ]

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    Human Rights Clinic

    The Human Rights Clinic exposes students to the practice of law in the international and cross-cultural context of human rights litigation and advocacy. An intensive critical seminar examines the actors, subjects, and tools of the human rights movement, as well as critiques coming from left and right. Specifically, the seminar considers the evolution of the human rights movement, how to locate litigation in human rights w [ ... ]

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    Human Rights Institute

    The Human Rights Institute serves as the focal point of international human rights education, scholarship and practice at Columbia Law School. The Institute fosters the development of a rich and comprehensive human rights curriculum and builds bridges between theory and practice, between law and other disciplines, between constitutional rights and international human rights, and between Columbia Law School and the world w [ ... ]

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    Initiative for Policy Dialogue

    The Initiative for Policy Dialogue works to broaden dialogue and explore trade-offs in development policy by bringing the best ideas in development to policymakers facing globalization’s complex challenges and opportunities. We strive to contribute to a more equitably governed world by democratizing the production and use of knowledge. Founded in July 2000 by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, the Initiative for Polic [ ... ]

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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 Social and Economic Research and Policy

    The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) is Columbia University's research institute dedicated to interdisciplinary social science. ISERP pioneers research, shapes public policy, and integrates knowledge and methods across the social sciences. To bring ideas into the world, ISERP supports researchers, faculty, students, and interdisciplinary social science research through research development, [ ... ]

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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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    Institute for Women, Religion and Globalization

    Today, when women hold an unprecedented opportunity to influence economic development, conflict resolution, peace-building, health conditions and environmental justice across the globe, there is a clear imperative to better understand the role of women religious practitioners as significant political agents on the global stage. The Institute explores the relationship between women religious practitioners and political, ec [ ... ]

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    Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR)

    The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) is committed to its three core goals of providing excellent human rights education to Columbia students, fostering innovative interdisciplinary academic research, and offering its expertise in capacity building to human rights leaders, organizations, and universities around the world. ISHR’s emphases on interdisciplinarity, engagement, and globalism draw from and [ ... ]

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    International Conflict Resolution Specialization (ICRS)

    The specialization in International Conflict Resolution (ICR) provides students with an understanding of the root causes of international conflicts and of how conflict resolution takes place on an international level. Students receive practical, hands-on training in various methodologies of international conflict resolution.  The specialization, which builds on curriculum put in place by the Center for Internat [ ... ]

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    International Security Policy Concentration

    The International Security Policy Concentration (ISP) is designed for students interested in political violence and conflict management, defense policy, military strategy, terrorism and unconventional warfare, arms control, intelligence, peacekeeping, coercion, negotiation, and alternatives to the use of force as an instrument of policy. It provides a conceptual foundation for understanding conflict and the political [ ... ]

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    Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security

    The Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security focuses particularly on the role of domestic law in national security matters from the perspective of both lawyers and policymakers. The contours of the dynamic field of national security law are in constant flux, being shaped and reshaped each year in light of emerging challenges posed by the inevitability of globalization. “The goal of the program i [ ... ]

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    Social Justice Initiatives Program

    The Social Justice Initiatives program manifests Columbia Law School's belief that public interest experience should be part of the professional life of every Columbia student and graduate. Social Justice Initiatives has primary responsibility for career services for Columbia Law School students and graduates interested in public interest, government, and legal volunteer work. We provide programming and individual advis [ ... ]

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    Teachers College Office of the Ombudsman

    The College Ombuds is a resource available to students, faculty, and staff for resolving problems and conflicts.  Members of the College community can use the services of the Office when they need assistance or advice, or after other efforts have not succeeded. The Office provides information and explains options for resolving a wide range of problems and rectifying many situations affecting the academic or w [ ... ]

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    United Nations Studies Program (UNSP)

    The United Nations Studies Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) promotes teaching, training, and career development in the pursuit of multilateral solutions to global dilemmas. Under the direction of Elisabeth Lindenmayer, the Program brings together scholars and practitioners to address the main priorities of the UN – security, development, human ri [ ... ]