Rollie Lal

photo: Rollie Lal
Title:
Visiting Associate Professor
Faculty:
Full-Time
Office:
605C Elliott School of International Affairs
Phone:
571-379-1898
Email:
[email protected]; [email protected]

Rollie Lal is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs where she teaches graduate courses on Transnational Threats and International Political Economy. Her research focuses on organized crime, terrorism, religious extremism, energy, China, South Asia, and other areas. Previously Dr. Lal was Associate Professor at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. Dr. Lal also served as Assistant Professor at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Gent, Belgium and St. Petersburg, Russia, where she taught MBA courses on international business management and risk analysis. From 2002-06 Dr. Lal was a political scientist at RAND, where she performed research and analysis on a wide spectrum of economic and security issues. She is the author of several books, including Understanding China and India, Central Asia and Its Asian Neighbors, Iran's Political, Demographic, and Economic Vulnerabilities, and The Muslim World After 9/11. She was a correspondent for the Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun in the 1990s and has published articles in other newspapers including The Financial Times and The New York Times. Dr. Lal received her Ph.D. in International Relations and her M.A. in Strategic Studies and International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and her B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Current Research

Terrorist Criminal Enterprises, Praeger 2018

Education

Ph.D. in International Relations The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

M.A. in Strategic Studies and International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park

Publications

Terrorist Criminal Enterprises

Understanding China and India

Central Asia and Its Asian Neighbors

Central Asia and Its Asian Neighbors; Iran's Political, Demographic, and Economic Vulnerabilities

Securing Tyrants or Fostering Reform

The Muslim World After 9/11

America's Role in Nation Building: From Germany to Iraq

Distinctions

Chairman of the Selection Committee for the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships for 2018-2019. 

International observer for the parliamentary elections of Uzbekistan, 2004. 

Carlucci Investigator’s Award 2003. 

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, 1998 Fellow.

Classes Taught

Transnational Security Issues Seminar

Transnational Security Capstone

International Political Economy Capstone