Emeritus Faculty


Maurice A. East Dorothy Moore
David Gow Jerrold Post
Don Hawkins Peter Reddaway
Charles Herber Young- Key Kim-Renaud
Peter P. Hill Robert Rycroft
William R. Johnson Howard M. Sachar
Young C. Kim Burton Malcolm Sapin
Peter Klaren George Stambuk
Ruth Marilyn Krulfeld Jean- Francois Marie Thibault
Davis Lin-Chuan Lee Hal Wolman
John M. Logsdon Richard Yi-chang Yin


Maurice A. East

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

E-mail: [email protected]
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.

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Don Hawkins

Education: Ed.D, New York University, 1967
Expertise: Policy and Tourism Development, Strategic Planning, Workforce Development, Consulting Processes, Protected Area Management 

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Charles Herber

Associate Professor Emeritus of History and International Affairs
E-mail: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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

Peter F. Klaren

Professor Emeritus of History and International Affairs
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 202-994-6233
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Expertise: Latin American history, history of Peru and the Andes
Background:Peter F. Klaren specializes in the socio-political history of twentieth century Latin America, particularly Peru and the Andean region. The recipient of post-doctoral fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the American Philosophical Society, he was the co-founder and convener of the GW University Seminar on Andean Culture and Politics (1986-1991) and recipient of the 1995 Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Teaching Prize at GWU. During the 2007-08 academic year, he served as Visiting Professor of History at the University of California in Irvine. Professor Klaren has also taught at Washington State University, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and Georgetown University. He also consults occasionally with the U.S. Department of State on matters concerning Peru. His latest book is A Historical Dictionary of Peru from Roman & Littlefield, 2017. In 2017 Professor Klarén was awarded the Orden del Sol del Perú by the Peruvian government, the highest honor granted by the nation, in recognition of his scholarship on the history and politics of Peru.

Ruth Marilyn Krulfeld

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, International Affairs, Human Sciences
E-mail: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 246-7292
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. He founded the Elliott School's Space Policy Institute in 1987.

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) and After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program (2015). 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
Address: 2134 G St., NW, GSEHD 313,
Telephone: (202) 994-7138
Fax: (202) 994-7207
E-mail: [email protected]
Education: Ed.D., American University
Expertise: International education

Jerrold M. Post

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 202-994-5477
Education: M.D., Yale University
Expertise: Political psychology, psychiatry
Background:Dr. Post has devoted his entire career to the field of political psychology. Dr. Post came to George Washington after a 21 year career with the Central Intelligence Agency where he founded and directed the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior, an interdisciplinary behavioral science unit which provided assessments of foreign leadership and decision making for the President and other senior officials to prepare for Summit meetings and other high level negotiations and for use in crisis situations. He played the lead role in developing the "Camp David profiles" of Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat for President Jimmy Carter and initiated the U.S. government program in understanding the psychology of terrorism. In recognition of his leadership of the Center, Dr. Post was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit in 1979, and received the Studies in Intelligence Award in 1980. He received the Nevitt Sanford Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Political Psychology in 2002.

A founding member of the International Society of Political Psychology, Dr. Post was elected Vice-President in 1994, and has served on the editorial board of Political Psychology since 1987. A Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he has been elected to the American College of Psychiatrists and is currently Chair, Task Force for National and International Terrorism and Violence for the APA.

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
Fax: (202) 994-5436
E-mail: [email protected]

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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Young-Key Kim-Renaud

Professor Emeritus of Korean Language and Culture and International Affairs
Education: Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Expertise: Korean Language and Culture
Background: Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud was chair for 12 consecutive years of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at George Washington University before retiring in 2015. She is the founder of GW’s annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities. She has taught at Sogang University (Korea), Harvard University and Nanjing University (China) as a visiting professor. She is past President of the International Circle of Korean Linguistics and previous Editor-in-Chief of its journal, Korean Linguistics. She has published widely on Korean language, linguistics, cultural history, and current affairs. She has published eleven books. She has organized major academic conferences and cultural events. As a donor and fund-raiser, she has helped create three endowed professorships in Korean studies at GW. She has testified in U.S. courts for criminal and civil cases and has been interviewed by major U.S. and Korean media such as National Public Radio, the New York Times, and the Washington Post in the US, and KBS, MBC, YTN, and Segye Times in Korea, as a linguist and a Korean cultural expert. She has received many prestigious grants and awards, including three Fulbright awards, the Republic of Korea Order of Cultural Merit, Jade Class, the Bichumi Grand Award by the Samsung Life Foundation and the Distinguished Korean of the Year Award from the Korean American Foundation.

Robert W. Rycroft

Professor Emeritus of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs
Education: Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Expertise: Science, technology and public policy; science, technology and complexity; and environmental politics
Background: Robert Rycroft holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oklahoma and previously was on the faculty at the University of Denver. He received a John Parker Compton post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University upon completing his dissertation.

Howard M. Sachar

Professor Emeritus of History and International Affairs
E-mail: [email protected]
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University
Expertise: History of the Middle Eastern and Europe
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.
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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: [email protected]
Education: J.D., University of Maryland
Expertise: French language and literature

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Hal Wolman

Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs 
Education: University of Michigan 
Expertise: Urban and metropolitan policy and politics, local and regional economic development, state and local fiscal policy, and comparative urban policy and politics

Richard Yi-chang Yin

Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics and International Affairs
Education: Ph.D., Columbia University
Email: [email protected]


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