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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Mark Mandeles

Mark Mandeles: Professorial Lecturer
Mark Mandeles formed THE J. DE BLOCH GROUP in 1993 to examine a wide range of national security and foreign policy issues for government agencies and private firms. He was invited to participate as a "red team" member in a series of Title X war games conducted for OSD/Net Assessment by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and has participated in military experiments and simulations to test operational concepts and technologies.

While assigned to US JFCOM's Joint Center for Operational Analysis, he led civilian-military teams examining information operations in Iraq for the Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, and the establishment of the ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan, for the Commanding General, IJC. Prior to work at JCOA, he supported the Rapid Reaction Technology Office, a component of the Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering, in developing the Wolf Pack Project – a ground vehicle that integrated lethal and non-lethal suites with extensive communications capabilities &nadash; to meet urgent operational needs in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in developing an acquisition strategy to create new military capabilities. In April 2004, the Director of Force Transformation asked him to help analyze the Service and JFCOM transformation roadmaps, thereby clarifying the link between OSD planning and programming activities. He represented DDRE on the Defense Science Board 2008 Summer Study on Capability Surprise, and OFT on the Defense Science Board 2005 Summer Study on Transformation, the 2005 Defense Business Board, and the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review.

Dr. Mandeles has published books and articles on many national security and military topics. He is co-author of Gulf War Air Power Survey: Command and Control (US GPO, 1993), Managing "Command and Control" in the Persian Gulf War (Praeger, 1996), American & British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919­1941 (Naval Institute Press, 1999), and Innovation in Naval Aviation (Naval War College, 2011). He is author of The Development of the B-52 and Jet Propulsion (Air University Press, 1998), The Future of War: Organizations as Weapons (Potomac Books, 2005), and Military Transformation Past and Present: Historical Lessons for the 21st Century (Praeger, 2007).

Tim Maurer: Lecturer
Tim Maurer focuses on Internet policy and international affairs at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute including cybersecurity, human rights policy, and Internet governance. His research has been published by Harvard University, Foreign Policy, and Slate among others. In October 2013, he spoke at the United Nations about cybersecurity and has been an expert to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Maurer speaks frequently at national and international conferences and has been featured by print, radio, and television media including the Kojo Nnamdi show, PRI's The World, Greek Public Television, the LA Times, the Russian Kommersant, the German Die Zeit and other media outlets. He conducts his academic research as a non-resident research fellow at the Citizen Lab.

Prior to joining New America, Maurer was part of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where he continues to be a (non-resident) adjunct fellow. He holds a Master in Public Policy concentrating on international and global affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School. His thesis was a research project on transnational organized crime conducted for the White House National Security Council winning the Harvard Kennedy School’s award for "Best Policy Analysis Exercise in International and Global Affairs". He received his B.A. in political science from the Freie Universität Berlin.

Jason Marczak: Lecturer 

Jason Marczak is Director of the Latin America Economic Growth Initiative at the Atlantic Council's Adreienne Arsht Latin America Center. He joined the Atlanta Council in October 2013 to help launch the Arsht Center. With Marczak's co-leadership, the Center has become known for its insight on the transforming Latin America and the region's strategic role in the global community, including its groundbreaking polling work on US attitudes toward Cuba. He is at the forefront of its forward-looking analysis on issues such as trade and commerce, Latin America 2030, China-Latin America, US-Cuba relations, energy, and Brazil. He is also leading its new Northern Triangle Security and Economic Opportunity Task Force. Mr. Marczak frequently publishes in major media outlets and provides English- and Spanish-language commentary on political and economic issues in Latin America, including a weekly appearance on Bloomberg TV in Mexico. 

Mr. Marczak previously served as Director of Policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas in New York City where he was a Cofounder of Americas Quarterly magazine and led national and international working groups of corporate executives and senior policymakers. Mr. Marczak has also served in positions at the U.S. House of Representatives, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the Andean Community General Secretariat, and was a founding member of Partners of the Americas' Center for Civil Society. 

He received a bachelor's degree from Tufts University and a master's degree in International Affairs and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. In addition, Mr. Marczak is a board member of Qualitas of Life Foundation and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations where he served as a member of its 2014 North America Task Force. He will be an adjunct professor at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs beginning in fall 2016. 

Kevin Martin: Professorial Lecturer
Kevin Martin is a historian of the modern Arab World, with a particular focus on post-WWII Syria. A Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of the Middle East at Indiana University, he holds a Ph.D. in the History of the Middle East and North Africa and an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, a B.A. in History from the University of Houston, and certificates from Damascus University, Middlebury College and the French Institute for Arab Studies (IFPO) in Damascus. Dr. Martin has taught courses on the history of the modern Middle East, the modern Levant (Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq), Middle East historiography, and the cultural history of the modern Arab world at Indiana University, the University of Memphis, Franklin and Marshall College, and Georgetown University. His publications on post-WWII Syria and the cultural history of the Middle East have appeared in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, History Compass, and the Journal of Cold War Studies. His first book, Syria’s Democratic Years: Citizens, Experts, and Media in the 1950s, was published by Indiana University Press in November, 2015. Dr. Martin’s current project explores the reach of American “soft power” by recovering Syrian perceptions of US politics, industry, and culture during the post-independence period – 1946-1963.

Nick Martin

Nicholas Martin: Lecturer
Nick is an educator, technologist, and social entrepreneur with significant international peacebuilding and development expertise. He is currently the founder and president of TechChange, the Institute for Technology and Social Change. As President, Nick oversees all strategy and programming for the organization. The Techchange model has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Economist, Fast Company, and PBS Newshour. Nick is a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow (2013), an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow (2014), and an International Youth Foundation Global Fellow (2009). He was also the runner-up for the Society for International Development's prestigious Rice Award which honors an outstanding young innovator in the field of international development under the age of 32 (2014). He earned a B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College, an MA from The United Nations University for Peace and has written and spoken extensively on the role of technology in peacebuilding, development and humanitarian work.
Twitter: @ncmart

Michael M. McCarthy 

Michael is a Research Fellow at the American University Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. He is a political analyst with thematic expertise in democratization, populism, U.S. - Latin American relations, community development, and media content analysis and a regional specialization in Latin America. 

He is the international associate for the Venebarometro - a national poll of public attitudes in Venezuela - and the founder and director of Caracas Wire - a political risk report on Venezuela and geopolitical developments in South America. His extended consultancies on Venezuela include working as Senior Researcher with the Woodrow Wilson Center Latin America Program, Senior Political Analyst and Principal Author for the Carter Center's Presidential Election Study Missions in 2012 and 2013, and Venezuela Expert for Freedom House's Press Freedom in the World Study (2014-2016.) 

He taught at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and at Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science. He received Fulbright and Inter-American Foundation Fellowships for dissertation field research and served as visiting researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración and the Universidad Central de Venezuela. After receiving a B.A. in History and Political Science from Bates College he first worked in Washington as a Research Associate with the Council on Foreign Relations Latin America Program. 

Twitter: @MikeCaracasWire

Thomas E. McNamara: Lecturer
Ambassador McNamara was asked to return to the Department of State following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 to assume the duties of Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary. His career has included service as Assistant Secretary of State, Special Negotiator for Panama, Ambassador-at-Large for Counter Terrorism, Special Assistant to the President for National Security, Ambassador to Colombia, NSC Director, and other senior positions. From 1998 to 2001 Ambassador McNamara was President and CEO of the Americas Society and of the Council of the Americas; two non-profit organizations dedicated to educating the American public on the politics, economics, and cultures of the Western Hemisphere and promoting close relations, democracy, economic integration, and the rule of law throughout the hemisphere. He has had extensive experience in political-military affairs, counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, Latin American, Middle Eastern, African, European and Soviet affairs. His postings overseas includes Colombia, Russia, Congo, and France. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in history and political science.

David Mikosz: Professorial Lecturer
David Mikosz is employed at the U.S. State Department. He currently managed programs in the Bureau of Counterterrorism with a focus on the East Asia Pacific. His work at the Department has been in the general area of rule of law development with a range from law enforcement, anticorruption to human rights. His previous work involved overseas and domestic work in Central Asia on elections, civics and IT development. He received his MPhil and PhD from Cambridge University in History with an undergraduate BA in political economics from Michigan State University's James Madison College.

Alistair Millar: Lecturer
Alistair Millar is the Executive Director of the Global Center on Cooperative Security and is on the Editorial Board of Global Security Journal. In the past he has taught graduate-level courses on international security and foreign policy at  Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University and the University of Maryland. Millar has also held lecturing posts at the University of Maryland and delivered courses on Countering Violent Extremism for the EU and at the UK Diplomatic Academy. He is co-author (with Eric Rosand) of  Allied Against Terrorism: What’s Needed to Strengthen Worldwide Commitment.

George E. Moose: Professorial Lecturer

George Moose was a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, where he attained the rank of career ambassador. His service with the U.S. State Department included assignments in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. He held appointments as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Benin (1983-86); to the Republic of Senegal (1988-91) and as U.S. alternate representative to the United Nations Security Council (1991-92).  In 1993, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, a position he occupied until 1997. From 1998 to 2001, he was U.S. permanent representative to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva.  He serves on the boards of Search for Common Ground, Road Scholar, Grinnell College and the Atlantic Council.  In June 2007, he was appointed by the White House to the board of directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he now serves as vice chair. He enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, and educational travel. He has a Bachelors of Arts degree in American studies from Grinnell College, which also awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Laws.  He is married to Judith Kaufmann, an independent consultant on international health diplomacy and also a former member of the U.S. Foreign Service.


Dan Morrow: Professorial Lecturer
Prof. Morrow received his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 1981. His career has focused on international development. From 1979 through 2001, he held various positions in the World Bank, including lead adviser on poverty reduction strategies, chief of country operations for the Andean countries, and economist on Indonesia. During 1997-98 he was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, studying the politics of economic reform. His professional experience before joining the World Bank included positions in the US government and The Brookings Institution.

Arturo Munoz: Professorial Lecturer
Dr. Arturo Munoz is currently a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he is involved in classified and unclassified research for sponsors from the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community on issues of counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, psychological operations and covert action. In addition, he works with Prescient Edge, a consulting firm specializing in training and education in intelligence for both the federal government and the private sector. Prior to these appointments Dr. Munoz had a three decade career in the CIA conducting intelligence analysis, intelligence collection and covert action.

Robert Murray: Lecturer
Robert Murray graduated from Suffolk University, Boston, MA (B.Sc) and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (MA).  Served in the United States Marine Corps. Career broadly in three parts: government service, teaching and education administration, and leading a research and analysis organization.Served on the Commission to Investigate the Bombing of Marines in Beirut (the “Long Commission”); was a consultant to the Commission investigating the Iran-Contra Affair (the “Tower Commission”); was a member of the Commission on the Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces, which examined the consequences for Defense strategy and forces of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War; and a member of the Muskie delegation to Vietnam, aimed at helping President Clinton decide whether or not to resume diplomatic relations with the Government of Vietnam. Currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London); the National Academy of Public Administration; the Chief of Naval Operations’ Civilian Executive Panel; the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs; the Nuclear Security Working Group at George Washington University; the Cosmos Club; and the Harvard Club of Washington.  Also, a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, formerly a Principal of the Council for Excellence in Government and a Fellow of the National Institute for Public Affairs (from which I won a scholarship for graduate study).  Also, formerly a Trustee of the CNA Corporation and currently a Director of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, both non-profit organizations. 




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