Regions: Core Faculty

Shamiran Mako

Shamiran Mako’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics with a focus on authoritarianism, civil wars, democratization, institutional capacity building, governing in divided societies, and American foreign policy with a regional interest on the Middle East and North Africa. Specifically, she explores the historical and contemporary drivers of […]

Regions: Core Faculty

Joshua Shifrinson

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson’s teaching and research interests focus on the intersection of international security and diplomatic history, particularly the rise and fall of great powers and the origins of grand strategy.  He has special expertise in great power politics since 1945 and U.S. engagement in Europe and Asia. Shifrinson’s first book, Rising Titans, Falling Giants: […]

Regions: Core Faculty

Perry Mehrling

Perry Mehrling is Professor of International Political Economy at the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, where he teaches courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of money and finance, and international money, the first of these is available online. Perry is the author of The New Lombard Street: How the Fed […]

Regions: Core Faculty

Barry Shelley

Barry Shelley comes to the Pardee School of Global Studies after three decades of experience as a practitioner, teacher, and researcher focusing on the political economy of international development and the environment, particularly in rural areas of the Global South.  Most recently, he served as Global Advisor for Agriculture and Climate Change for Oxfam America.  […]

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Mahesh Karra

Mahesh Karra is an Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. His academic and research interests are broadly in development economics, health economics, quantitative methods, and applied demography. His research utilizes experimental and non-experimental methods to investigate the relationships between population, health, and economic […]

Regions: Core Faculty

Jayita Sarkar

Jayita Sarkar is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies. During 2018-19, she is also a U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow at the Dickey Center in Dartmouth College (in residence at Hanover, NH in spring 2019). She is currently completing her book manuscript on U.S. efforts to […]

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Judith M. Mmari

Judith M. Mmari is an experienced Kiswahili instructor, having taught the language in both academic year and summer intensive formats. She was the intermediate Kiswahili instructor in summer 2003 at the Ohio University-Athens Summer Cooperative African Language Institute. She has worked on the development of distance learning materials in Kiswahili and also manages a Kiswahili […]

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Vesko Garčević

Vesko Garcevic served as the Ambassador of Montenegro in Brussels (NATO) and Vienna (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe – OSCE and other International Organizations). He was a Montenegrin Ambassador to Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. During his diplomatic career he held important positions at the challenging political time of the dissolution of […]

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Jessica Stern

Jessica Stern’s main focus is on perpetrators of violence and the possible connections between trauma and terror.  She has written on terrorist groups across religions and ideologies, among them neo-Nazis, Islamists, anarchists, and white supremacists.  She has also written about counter-radicalization programs for both neo-Nazi and Islamist terrorists.  She has been working with a team […]

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Zoliswa O. Mali

Zoliswa Mali earned her PhD in second language acquisition focusing on linguistics and technology at the University of Iowa. She is especially interested in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and computer–mediated communication (CMC). She earned a MA (cum laude) in African languages (morphology and syntax) from the University of Stellenbosch, and a BA (Honors) from the […]