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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Karl F. Inderfurth
Karl F. Inderfurth held the inaugural chair in US - India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) from 2011-2013, where he is now a non-resident Senior Fellow. Prior to his appointment, he was the John O. Rankin Professor and Director of the International Affairs Program at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Most recently, he was the Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Affairs at Hamilton College. 

From 1997-2001, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs with responsibility for, among other countries in the region, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. During part of this time, he was 'dual-hatted' as Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Global Humanitarian De-mining (1997-1998). From 1993 to 1997, he served as the US Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. His portfolio included UN peacekeeping and disarmament. Ambassador Inderfurth was also appointed as Deputy US Representative to the UN Security Council and took part in Council missions to Somalia, Mozambique, Burundi, Rwanda, and Western Sahara. Prior to his presidential appointments, Mr. Inderfurth worked as a State and Defense Department correspondent and later a Moscow Correspondent for ABC News (1981-1991) where he traveled extensively to the then-Soviet republics. He won several honors for his reporting on the nation's security concerns, including an Emmy award in 1983 and an Alfred I. DuPoint-Columbia University award.

Previously, Mr. Inderfurth served in several government positions: from 1975 through 1976 on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by Senator Frank Church; from 1977 to 1979 on the staff of the National Security Council at the White House, as Special Assistant to Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski; and from 1979 to 1981, he was Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Mr. Inderfurth received his MA from Princeton University, his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was a Fulbright scholar at Strathclyde University in Scotland, where, in 2013, he was presented the degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa for his "achiviements in the field of national security and his work for international relations and understanding." He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Asia Foundation and the National Democratic Institute and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Fulbright Association.


 

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