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Elliott School faculty, visiting scholars, and students are actively engaged in research and scholarship that contributes to the public debate on global issues, advancing understanding and helping to foster solutions to some of the world's biggest problems. Browse our research updates to see what our research community has been up to.

Associate Professor Harris Mylonas and his forthcoming book "Enemies Within: The Global Politics of Fifth Columns".

Harris Mylonas co-authors article on Putin’s renewed “fifth columns” warnings.

April 12, 2022
Harris Mylonas, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, co-authored a Washington Post article with Professor Scott Radnitz from the University of Washington examining Vladimir Putin’s renewed warnings on “fifth columns."
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Michael Barnett publishes article on gender, climate change, and security

March 13, 2022
Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science, recently published an article titled “Gender, Climate Change, and Security: Making the Connections” in the Wilson Center’s 21st Century Diplomacy section.
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Lucia Rafanelli publishes article on how AI can perpetuate injustice

March 13, 2022
In her latest entry in SAGE Journals titled “Justice, injustice, and artificial intelligence: Lessons from political theory and philosophy," Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Lucia Rafanelli explores the vocabularies and frameworks developed by political scientists and philosophers on the concept of justice and their usefulness in viewing artificial intelligence. 
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PONARS Eurasia launches page on the Invasion of Ukraine

March 12, 2022
With the flurry of information surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, distinguishing fact from fiction has proven to be a difficult task. Rising to the challenge, the Elliott School’s PONARS Eurasia program has created a page that offers members of the media and the public the ability to “source accurate and up-to-date-analysis from regional experts."
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Christopher Cahill elected as Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science

February 04, 2022
Christopher Cahill, Professor of Chemistry and International Affairs, was elected as a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, in the section on chemistry.
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Harris Mylonas publishes article on growing relationship between COVID-19 and nationalism

January 14, 2022
In his latest article “Pandemic Nationalism” published in Nationalities Papers, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Harris Mylonas presents the growing relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and nationalism.   
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Harris Mylonas compiles articles on Kazakh politics, society, culture, and national identity

January 14, 2022
In his latest entry in Nationalities Papers, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Harris Mylonas compiled a selection of recently published articles on Kazakhstan’s politics, society, culture, and national identity with a goal of helping readers appreciate the past while interpreting the present.
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Janet Steele Wins Third Fulbright Award

December 09, 2021
Media and Public Affairs professor Janet Steele received the third Fulbright Award of her career. She will research international media assistance at the University of Belgrade in Serbia.
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Eric Schluessel wins the John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian history

October 20, 2021
Eric Schluessel was named the winner of the John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian history since 1800 for his recently released book Land of Strangers: The Civilizing Project in Qing Central Asia.
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Elvira María Restrepo publishes on extrajudicial killings in Colombia

September 27, 2021
Elvira María Restrepo, Associate Professor of International Studies at the Elliott School, published her new paper “Perverse Incentives: Extrajudicial Killings in Colombia” in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.
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Paul Williams publishes article on peackeeping in Afghanistan

September 23, 2021
Writing for the IPI Global Observatory in “The Pitfalls of UN Peacekeeping in Afghanistan”, Professor of International Affairs Paul D. Williams highlights the requirements and risks behind sending a successful UN peacekeeping force into Afghanistan.
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Henry Hertzfeld wins contract from the World Intellectual Property Organization

April 20, 2021
Professor Henry Hertzfield, Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs and Director of the Space Policy Institute, has been awarded a contract with the World Intellectual Property Organization.
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Jennifer Brinkerhoff wins the ISA Distinguished Scholar Award

April 07, 2021
Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Professor of International Affairs, International Business, Public Policy and Public Administration was named a Distinguished Scholar by the  Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Studies (ENMISA) section of the International Studies Association (ISA).
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Harris Mylonas comments on new book "Nation Building"

April 07, 2021
In his commentary of Andreas Wimmer’s new book Nation Building, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Harris Mylonas praises the book's effort to explain an “empirical puzzle”: why some states, like Somalia or Belgium, fall apart, while others, like Botswana or Switzerland, strengthen and come together.
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Alexa Alice Joubin publishes essay on Anti-Asian Racism under Covid

March 29, 2021
In her latest essay The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S.: The Pandemic and ‘Yellow Peril’, Professor of English, Theatre, International Affairs, East Asian Languages and Cultures Alexa Alice Joubin observes the growing rise in anti-Asian sentiment and racism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic through a historical and linguistic perspective.

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