Faculty

Regular Faculty

Madeline Baer

Madeline Baer, Chair

Associate Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., American University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Madeline Baer’s research and teaching focuses on global political economy, human rights, and water policy with a regional focus on Latin America. Read her Oxy Story profile.
Philip Ayoub

Phillip M. Ayoub

Associate Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., University of Washington; M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Cornell University
Phillip Ayoub's research bridges insights from international relations and comparative politics, engaging with literature on transnational politics, gender and politics, norm diffusion, and the study of social movements. Read his Oxy Story profile.
Professor Anthony Tirado Chase

Anthony Tirado Chase

Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., UC Santa Cruz; M.A.L.S., Columbia University; M.A.L.D., Ph.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Anthony Tirado Chase’s research and teaching interests focus on human rights, the work of international organizations, and the politics of the Middle East and broader Muslim world.

Lan T. Chu

Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., M.A., New York University; Ph.D., George Washington University
Chu’s research and teaching interests focus on the political role of religious institutions, the Catholic Church and global politics, faith diplomacy, religion and international relations theory,...

Laura Hebert

Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee M.A., University of Oregon Ph.D., University of Denver
Hebert's research interests center on gender, human rights, international law, and international organizations, with a geographic emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia and a thematic focus on gender-based violence.
Igor Logvinenko

Igor Logvinenko

Associate Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., University of Redlands; M.A., Villanova University; Ph.D., Cornell University
Igor Logvinenko teaches, researches, and writes about global political economy and its relationship to politics and policymaking in low and middle-income countries.
Professor Movindri Reddy

Movindri Reddy

Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., University of Natal; M.A., Ph.D., Cambridge University
Movindri Reddy teaches courses on international political processes, international organizations, international theory, South African politics, African politics, and comparative South Asian politics.

Derek Shearer

Stuart Chevalier Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
BA, Yale University; PhD, The Union Graduate School
Ambassador Shearer serves as Director of the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, handling the college's international relations and directing the expansion of its international affairs programs.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Christopher Fennessy

Visiting Instructor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., Loyola Marymount University, M.A., California State University Los Angeles
Jacques Fomerand

Jacques Fomerand

Assistant Director, Occidental-and-the-U.N. program; Visiting Assistant Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., Lycée Janson de Sailly; M.A., Diplôme de I’Institut d’Études Politiques; Ph.D., City University of New York
  Jacques Fomerand was the director of United Nations University’s North American office from 1992 to 2003.
Cynthia

Cynthia Rothschild

Faculty Director, Kahane United Nations Program, Resident Instructor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., Tufts University, M.A., Columbia University
Faculty Director, Oxy at the UN Program

Alix Ziff

Visiting Instructor, Diplomacy & World Affairs
B.A., University of California San Diego; M.A, Stanford University; M.A., USC; Ph.D., USC (in progress)