Emeritus Faculty

Maurice A. East
David Gow
Charles Herber
Peter P. Hill
William R. Johnson
Young C. Kim
Ruth Marilyn Krulfeld
Davis Lin-Chuan Lee
John M. Logsdon

Dorothy Moore
Ronald D. F. Palmer
Peter Reddaway
Howard M. Sachar
Burton Malcolm Sapin
George Stambuk
Jean-Francois Marie Thibault
Richard Yi-chang Yin



Maurice A. East

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs
Dean of the Elliott School – 1985-1994

E-mail: meast@gwu.edu
Education: Ph.D., Princeton University
Expertise: International politics, comparative foreign policy studies, foreign policies of small nations
Background: After earning his B.A. in political science at Colgate, Professor East received an M.A. and Ph.D. in politics from Princeton. Previously he taught at the Graduate School of International Studies at Denver and at the University of Kentucky.

He has served as President of the International Studies Association and was Senior Fellow at the Strategic Concepts Development Center of the US Department of Defense. He received two Fulbright Awards to Norway and spent a year teaching and doing research in Uganda (1971-72) and New Zealand (1994-95). At the Elliott School, East taught courses on international politics theory, comparative foreign policy studies, and introductory world politics. His publications include Diplomacy and Developing Nations, Why Nations Act, The Analysis of International Politics, and numerous articles on small states' foreign policy-making.


David Gow

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Expertise: Development theory, anthropology of development, culture and politics, politics of development, Latin America
Background: Before joining the Elliott School in September 1996, Professor Gow taught at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to that he worked for FAO, the World Bank, World Resources Institute, and a private consulting company. During that period he was engaged in project design and evaluation, managed a large integrated rural development project in Congo, and conducted applied research on local organizations, project management and administration, and natural resource management.

At the Elliott School, he offered graduate courses on development theory, policy, and practice; and in the Anthropology Department, courses on the anthropology of development and Latin America. From 1996 to 2008, he directed the Elliott School's MA program in International Development Studies.

 


Charles Herber

Associate Professor Emeritus of History and International Affairs
E-mail: cherber@gwu.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Expertise: Germany, Europe, the Reformation


Peter P. Hill

Associate Professor Emeritus of History and International Affairs
University Historian

Education: Ph.D., The George Washington University
Expertise: Diplomatic History


William R. Johnson

Associate Professor Emeritus of History and International Affairs
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington
Expertise: East Asia


Young C. Kim

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs
E-mail: yckim@gwu.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: Japanese and Korean domestic politics and foreign relations, Russian relations with East Asia, and East Asian foreign relations


Ruth Marilyn Krulfeld

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, International Affairs, Human Sciences
E-mail: krulfeld@gwu.edu
Education: Ph.D., Yale University
Expertise: Refugees, transnationalism, gender, Southeast Asia.
Background: Professor Krulfeld received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University in 1974. She has taught at GW since 1964. She was chair of the department of anthropology and founder and first director of the department's specialization in development. Dr. Krulfeld conducted fieldwork on economic and religious change on the Sasak of Lombok, Indonesia (1960-62; 1993) . She has also conducted fieldwork in Singapore, Central America, and the Caribbean — and since 1981, on lowland Lao refugees in the United States. Her current interests include transnational migration, refugees, gender, human rights, ethics, and methods. She teaches courses on comparative values and economic systems, nationalism and ethnicity, with a field work component, if at all possible. Dr. Krulfeld's recent publications include: "Bridling Leviathan: New Paradigms of Method and Theory in Culture Change from Refugee Studies and Related Issues of Power and Empowerment" in Selected Papers on Refugee Issues (II, 1993); Beyond Boundaries: Selected Papers on Refugees and Immigrants (1997), D. Baxter and R. Krulfeld, co-editors.; Reconstructing Lives, Recapturing Meaning: Refugee Identity, Gender, and Culture Change (1994), L.Camino and R. Krulfeld, co-editors; Power, Ethics, and Human Rights: Anthropological Studies of Refugee Research and Action (1998), Ruth Krulfeld and Jeffrey MacDonald, editors. During GW's commencement ceremony in May, Dr. Krulfeld received The George Washington University Award for 2000.


Davis Lin-Chuan Lee

Associate Professor Emeritus of Chinese and International Affairs
E-mail: davisgwu@gwu.edu
Education: Ph.D., Georgetown University
Expertise: Chinese language and linguistics
Background: Professor Lee received his B.A. from Chung-Hsing University in Taiwan and his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University. Before joining the Elliott School in 1968, he served on the faculties of Yale University, the University of Southern California, and summer schools of the NDEA Chinese Institute at San Francisco State and Middlebury College in Vermont. At the Elliott School, Lee offers undergraduate courses on Intensive Basic Chinese, Third-Year Chinese, and Introduction to Chinese Linguistics. He teaches regularly at Chinese Teachers' Workshops sponsored by the Washington Metropolitan Association of Chinese Schools. His principal publications include Proverbs: Some Applications to the Teaching of the Chinese Language; Code-Switching as a Verbal Strategy among Bilingual Chinese; Readings in Chinese Newspapers and Periodicals (1999-2000); and Readings in Chinese Newspapers (2001-2002).


John M. Logsdon

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs
Address: 1957 E St., NW, Suite 403-O
E-mail: logsdon@gwu.edu
Phone: (202) 994-7248

Education: Ph.D., New York University
Expertise: Space policy and history
Background: John M. Logsdon is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Prior to his leaving active faculty status in June 2008, he was on the faculty of the George Washington University for 38 years; before that he taught at the Catholic University of America for four years.

Dr. Logsdon's research interests focus on the policy and historical aspects of U.S. and international space activities. He is author of the award-winning John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon (2010). Dr. Logsdon is a member of the Board of Directors of the Planetary Society. From September 2008-August 2009, he held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. In 2003, he served as a member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. He is a former member of the NASA Advisory Council and its Exploration Committee.


Dorothy Moore

Professor Emeritus of Education and International Affairs
GSEHD 313
2134 G Street, N.W
Washington, D.C. 20052
Telephone: (202) 994-7138
Fax: (202) 994-7207
E-mail: dmoore@gwu.edu

Education: Ed.D., American University
Expertise: International education


Ronald D.F. Palmer

Professor of the Practice of International Affairs
E-mail: palmer@gwu.edu
Education: M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Expertise: US foreign policy, Southeast Asia
Background: Ambassador Palmer graduated magna cum laude from Howard University, was a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of Political Studies of the University of Bordeaux, and obtained an M.A. from Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to coming to GW, Palmer had a lengthy career in the US Foreign Service. He was US Ambassador to Malaysia and Mauritius and also served overseas in Indonesia, Denmark, and the Philippines. At the Elliott School, he teaches courses on US foreign policy since 1945 and problems and prospects of Southeast Asia. He is the author of Building ASEAN: 20 Years of Southeast Asian Cooperation, and contributed "The Southeast Asian Miracle" and "Southeast Asia: The Information Age" to the Internet magazine American Diplomacy.

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Peter Reddaway

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs
Room 412
1957 E Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
Telephone: (202) 994-7099; home: (703) 448-9195
Fax: (202) 994-5436
E-mail: reddaway@gwu.edu

Education: B.A. and M.A., Cambridge University
Expertise: Politics and government of Russia and the other post-Soviet states, human rights, and rights of minorities.
Background: Professor Reddaway received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Cambridge University and did graduate work at Harvard and Moscow Universities and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining GW in January 1989, he taught at the London School of Economics and then directed the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. At GW, he taught — until his retirement in 2004 — courses on Soviet and post-Soviet government and politics, and on human rights, and a multi-disciplinary introduction to Russia and Eastern Europe. His principal publications include Uncensored Russia: The Human Rights Movement in the USSR (1972), Psychiatric Terror: How Soviet Psychiatry is Used to Suppress Dissent (with S. Bloch, 1977), Soviet Psychiatric Abuse (with S. Bloch, 1984), Authority, Power and Policy in the USSR (ed. with T.H. Rigby and A. Brown, 1980), The Tragedy of Russia's Reforms: Market Bolshevism Against Democracy (with D.Glinski, 2001), and The Dynamics of Russian Politics: Putin's Reform of Federal-Regional Relations (with R. Orttung, vol. 1, 2003, vol. 2 due in 2004). Reddaway contributes articles and interviews to the international media, and provides consultation for government bodies concerned with foreign affairs.

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Howard M. Sachar

Professor Emeritus of History and International Affairs
9807 Hillridge Drive
Kensington, MD 20895
Telephone: (301) 942-7595

E-mail: sachar@gwu.edu
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Expertise: Middle Eastern and European history
Background: Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and reared in Champaign, Illinois, Professor Sachar received his undergraduate education at Swarthmore College and took his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Historical Association and several other learned societies and serves on a dozen scholarly editorial boards and commissions. From 1961 to 1964, he served as a founder-director of Brandeis University's Jacob Hiatt Institute in Jerusalem. Sachar has contributed to many scholarly journals and is the author of fourteen books: The Course of Modern Jewish History, Aliyah, From the Ends of the Earth, The Emergence of the Middle East, Europe Leaves the Middle East, A History of Israel, The Man on the Camel, Egypt and Israel, Diaspora, A History of Israel since the Yom Kippur War, A History of the Jews in America, Farewell Espana and Israel and Europe. He is also the editor-in-chief of the 39-volume The Rise of Israel: A Documentary History. Dr. Sachar has twice been the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award. His writings have been published in six languages.

Based in Washington, D.C., where he is a Professor of Modern History at The George Washington University, Sachar is a consultant and lecturer on Middle Eastern affairs for the United States Foreign Service Institute. Over the years he has been a Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University and has guest lectured at some 150 other universities in the United States, Europe, South Africa, and Egypt. In 1996, Sachar was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.


Burton Malcolm Sapin

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs
Education: Ph.D., Princeton University


George Stambuk

Professor Emeritus of International Affairs
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University


Jean-Francois Marie Thibault

Professor Emeritus of French and Human Sciences
E-mail: jft@gwu.edu
Education: J.D., University of Maryland
Expertise: French language and literature


Richard Yi-chang Yin

Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics and International Affairs
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University
Email: yin@gwu.edu

 

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