Part-time and Adjunct Faculty
The Elliott School's part-time and adjunct faculty is comprised of superb scholars whose research makes important contributions to our understanding of the world. Being in the heart of Washington, DC enables us to draw on the tremendous intellectual firepower that abounds in the policy community, think tanks, NGOs, and international organizations.
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Henry H. Gaffney, Jr.: Professorial Lecturer
Dr. Gaffney is the Director of the Strategy and Concepts Team in the Center for Strategic Studies at The Center for Naval Analyses (CNA). He has been at CNA since 1990, specializing in broad studies of the evolving world security environment. He recently completed a major study of the American Way of War and its Transformation, and has done a report for the National Intelligence Council on the Changing Nature of Warfare Through 2020.
Dr. Gaffney served for 28 years in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense prior to joining The CNA Corporation. He spent more than twelve years working on NATO matters, particularly NATO nuclear weapons matters. After two years of working directly on Middle East matters, he spent most of the 1980's as the Director of Plans in the Defense Security Assistance Agency, which managed U.S. arms sales and security assistance programs throughout the world. Dr. Gaffney received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his doctorate from Columbia University, where he specialized in the politics of the developing areas. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959, on destroyers in the Pacific.
Camille Gaskin-Reyes: Professorial Lecturer
Camille Gaskin-Reyes is an urban and regional planner with extensive experience in development practice in Latin America. She joined the Elliott School after a long career at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she held a number of senior management positions, ranging from the IDB's representative in Panama to manager in charge of development effectiveness and fiduciary management. She has worked on most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in the areas of project appraisal and financing; policy development and country programming; quality of entry and of supervision of projects; risk management and the monitoring and evaluation of programs. Dr. Gaskin-Reyes completed her Ph.D at the University of Bonn in Germany, and also completed a Master's degree in non-renewable energy and alternative building methods at the Cologne Polytechnic.
Mark Gaspar: Lecturer
Mark Gaspar is the director of maritime systems with Lockheed Martin's Washington operations. He has more 34 years of experience in aerospace and defense, both domestic and international, from the factory to the head office, and everything in between. His experience involves assignments spanning production, engineering, contracting, marketing and strategic planning for naval, airborne and land-based homeland and international security systems. Mark's work has involved the design and implementation of electronics for naval surface combatants and homeland security systems in 18 countries. Mark currently has responsibility for strategic planning, customer relations and legislative affairs support for the U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship program and U.S. Coast Guard Recapitalization programs.
Edmund Ghareeb: Professorial Lecturer
Edmund Ghareeb is an internationally recognized expert on Iraq, Kurds, and the new media in the Arab world, Arab Americans and ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East. He is an associate professorial lecturer at George Washington University and a resident scholar in at American University's Center for Global Peace and its first Mustafa Barzani Distinguished Scholar in Kurdish Studies. He has also taught at the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, Pepperdine University and McGill University.
Dr. Ghareeb has authored, edited or co-edited about 11 widely acclaimed books dealing with Middle East issues and is the author of numerous articles, reviews and book chapters. His most recent works include; the Kurdish Question in Iraq, War in the Gulf, the Historical Dictionary of Iraq and a recent report on Iraq Refugees. He is a member of the Board of Advisory editors of the Middle East Journal, the Jordan Journal of International Affairs and he sits on the Board of Directors of the National Newspaper Association Foundation.
Dr. Ghareeb has lectured widely in the US, the Arab World and Europe. He was interviewed by Al-Jazeera channel for a documentary on legendary Kurdish leader Mulla Mustafa Barzani and for a Lukas Films documentary about Gertrude Bell. He has been frequently interviewed by American, Arab, European and other international medial outlets. He may be contacted at email@example.com.
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John K. Glenn: Professorial Lecturer
John K. Glenn is Policy Director of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He joined the USGLC after serving as Director of Foreign Policy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where he led Transatlantic Trends, an annual survey of foreign policy attitudes in the United States and Europe, and oversaw GMF's foreign policy grantmaking and programming. His background also includes academic expertise as executive director of the Council for European Studies and project manager at the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He has written numerous books, articles, and policy briefs on international relations, democratization and democracy promotion, public opinion, global develoment, and transatlantic relations, and has appeared in the media as a commentator on foreign policy. Dr. Glenn holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College.
Mark Granius: Professorial Lecturer
Mark Granius has a total of 15 years international development management, private sector and educational work experience. He holds dual Masters Degrees in Development Management and Business Administration from American University. Mr. Granius has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria, a teacher and business consultant in Japan, an Advocacy Program Officer in Belarus, Deputy Chief of Party on the USAID-funded Community Action Investment Program (CAIP) in southern Uzbekistan, Central Asian Regional Chief of Party for Counterpart International's Civil Society Support Initiative (CSSI), AED's Civil Society Specialist on the Public Administration Reform program in Georgia, Senior Director for Middle East Programs at Relief International and is currently the Director of New Initiatives at Counterpart International. In his ten years of international development work, Mr. Granius has acquired skills in designing, starting up, managing, evaluating and closing down USAID-funded projects in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Mr. Granius is a licensed teacher who has lived abroad for more than seven years. He has designed and taught business and NGO Management courses at Kimep University in Kazakhstan as well as Conflict and Community Development and Civil Society and Development courses at George Washington University.
Audra Grant: Professorial Lecturer
Audra Grant is a political scientist with over a decade of experience analyzing and conducting research on North African issues. Her areas of focus include democratization and political transitions, youth politicization in North Africa, dynamics of political Islam; terrorism and insurgency in North and West Africa; counter-terrorism strategies, as well as public opinion on key issues. In addition to participating in conferences and lecturing, Dr. Grant has authored articles and book chapters on trafficking networks in Africa; political reform in Algeria and Morocco; peace and reconciliation processes in Algeria and Morocco; attitudes identifying support for democratization among Arab Israelis and West Bank and Gaza Palestinians; and gender as a determinant of support for political Islam and Middle East foreign policies.
Dr. Grant is adjunct faculty at RAND, and a former analyst at the U.S. State Department where she focused on North Africa and Middle East issues. She was also a professor at al-Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco (2006–07), where she taught courses on U.S.-Maghreb Relations, U.S.-Policy in the Middle East and Ethnicity in the U.S. She has taught previous courses at GW on International Relations and conducts trainings for the policy community on East and West African politics. She has lived and traveled extensively throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Grant received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Melanie Greenberg: Professorial Lecturer
Melanie Greenberg, an expert on international conflict resolution, is currently an independent consultant. Until recently she was the President and founder of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security, a foundation making grants in the areas of peacebuilding and nuclear nonproliferation. She was a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, focusing on issues of justice in post-conflict peace building, from 2003 until 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Ms. Greenberg was director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She served as the associate director of the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, and deputy director of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation.
In her work on international conflict resolution, Ms. Greenberg has helped design and facilitate public peace processes in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and the Caucasus. She has taught advanced courses in international conflict resolution, multi-party conflict resolution and negotiation at Stanford Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, and she was lead editor and chapter author of the volume Words over War: Mediation and Arbitration to Prevent Deadly Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).
Ms. Greenberg is a frequent writer, lecturer, teacher and trainer in a broad range of areas related to international law, international security, and peacebuilding. She chairs the board of Women in International Security, serves on the International Advisory Council for the United States Institute of Peace, and serves on the board of the Institute for World Affairs. Ms. Greenberg holds an AB magna cum laude from Harvard, and a JD from Stanford Law School. She lives in Washington, DC.
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Bruce Gregory: Lecturer
Bruce Gregory is an adjunct professor at George Washington University, where he teaches courses on public diplomacy in the Global Communication MA Program. He was director of the University's Institute of Public Diplomacy from 2005-2008. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where he teaches a graduate seminar on public diplomacy in the Master of Foreign Service Program. From 2008-2011, he was a visiting professor at the US Naval War College.
He is a member of the Woodrow Wilson International Center's Public Diplomacy Initiative, Strengthening America's Global Engagement (SAGE). He was a participant in the 2009 White Oak Conference on Reinventing Public Diplomacy, a co-drafter of three Defense Science Board reports on strategic communication (2001, 2004, 2008), and a co-drafter of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force Report on Public Diplomacy (2003). He is a member of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs and the Public Diplomacy Council.
Lori Helene Gronich: Professorial Lecturer
Lori Helene Gronich is a Professorial Lecturer in International Affairs at George Washington University, and a Visiting Research Scholar at Georgetown University. Her scholarship focuses on issues of international peace and security, American foreign policy, decision-making processes, and the dynamics of individual and group cognition. She previously served as the Director of the Office of Education and the Successor Generations at The Atlantic Council of the United States, and as a Program Officer with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Committee on International Peace and Security at the Social Science Research Council.
Dr. Gronich has been a consultant to the International Peace Academy, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of State, the Rand Corporation, and the Academy for Educational Development, and she has taught at Haverford College, Rutgers University, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Georgetown University, and the National War College. She has been a research fellow at Harvard University, Princeton University, The Brookings Institution, USC, and UCLA, and she has received numerous grants for her scholarship and innovative approaches to teaching.
Dr. Gronich is a recipient of the Best Faculty Paper Award from the Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the American Political Science Association, and she has lectured widely in the US and internationally. She has served as a reviewer for several professional journals and presses, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University. She received her MA and PhD in political science from UCLA.
Elizabeth Guran: Professorial Lecturer
Dr. Elizabeth Guran has nearly 30 years of professional experience in national security and international affairs with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). She served in GAO's Far East Office and in its Washington, D.C. headquarters, leading projects for the U.S. Congress and publishing reports and preparing testimonies on a wide range of topics including international contingency operations in Afghanistan, the Balkans, and Iraq, U.S. foreign and security assistance, terrorist financing, alliance relationships in Europe and in the Asia-Pacific, international trade, and U.S. naval relationships. Dr. Guran holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from King's College London; an M.Litt. in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; and a B.A. in Political Science and Speech from St. Olaf College. She is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. Dr. Guran was a Council on Foreign Relations/Hitachi International Affairs Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies in Tokyo, Japan (2002) and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in 2012 from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to pursue additional research in Japan. Her research interests focus on maritime operations and naval relationships in East Asia.
Lino Gutierrez: Lecturer
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Lino Gutierrez is CEO of Gutierrez Global LLC, a consulting firm specializing on strategic advice for corporations interested in investing in Latin America and Europe. A retired Foreign Service Officer, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina (2003-2006) and U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua (1996-1999). From 1999 to 2002, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the State Department, including a stint as Acting Assistant Secretary from 2001-2002. From 2002-2003, Gutierrez occupied the George Kennan chair as International Affairs Advisor at the National War College. Other overseas postings included tours in the Dominican Republic, Portugal, Haiti, France and the Bahamas. Ambassador Gutierrez served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez on Cuba transition and Latin America from 2007-09. Gutierrez has been the recipient of the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award, Superior Honor Award (twice) and Meritorious Honor Award (three times). He has also earned the U.S. Army's civilian award.