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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.