Five College International Relations Program

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Faculty Advisors

There is at least one advisor on each campus for the International Relations Certificate:

Amherst: Pavel Machala, Ronald Tiersky, Javier Corrales
Hampshire: Michael Klare 
Mount Holyoke: Vincent Ferraro, Jon Western, Kavita Khory 
Smith: Mlada Bukovansky, Gregory White 
UMass: 
M.J. Peterson (Political Science),  Audrey Altstadt (History)

Faculty

The Five Colleges International Relations Program is governed by a group of faculty from different disciplines. The governing committee consists of a small group which makes decisions about the Certificate Program.

A larger group of faculty participates in the Five College IR Faculty Seminar. This group listed below meets regularly with outside speakers to discuss current research, to exchange scholarly papers, and to collaborate on research and teaching.

Audrey L. Altstadt
History Department, UMass;
Soviet History; Soviet nationalities, especially Azerbaijan, Central Asia.

Christian G. Appy
History Department, UMass;
Modern U.S. History, Vietnam War.

Mlada Bukovansky
Government Department, Smith College;
IR theory, evolving norms and institutions, European politics.

Charli Carpenter
Political Science, UMass
national security ethics, the laws of war, transnational advocacy networks, gender and political violence, war crimes, comparative genocide studies, humanitarian affairs and the role of information technology in human security.

Calvin Chen
Politics Department, Mount Holyoke College
Political economy of East Asia; Chinese politics; comparative politics; work and labor politics; rural economic development; public administration

Javier Corrales
Political Science, Amherst College;
Latin America, the politics of economic and social policy reform in developing countries.

Brent Durbin
Government, Smith College; 
American foreign policy, strategic intelligence, military conflict and culture

Eric Einhorn
Political Science, UMass;
Comparative Public Policy and Political Economy, European Politics, and Scandinavian Politics

Vincent A. Ferraro
International Relations, Mount Holyoke College;
International Political Economy, American Foreign Policy

Joshua S. Goldstein
Political Science, UMass;
IR Theory, theories of war, gender and war

Peter M. Haas
Political Science, UMass;
International Relations Theory; International Political Economy; International Environmental Politics; International Institutions; Global Governance.

Sohail Hashmi
International Relations Program, Mount Holyoke;
Religion and politics, particularly the role of Islam in domestic and international relations; ethics and international relations, particularly the comparative ethics of war and peace; Middle East politics.

Frank Holmquist
Hampshire College
Comparative politics, peasant political economy, and African and Third World development.

Stephen F. Jones
International Relations, Mount Holyoke College
Russia, the Caucuses, post-Communist transitions, and nationalism.

Michael Klare
Hampshire College
International peace and security; Resource conflicts, global energy.

Kavita Khory
International Relations, Mount Holyoke College
South Asian politics and regional security, political violence, nationalism, migration, and diaspora politics

Pavel Machala
Political Science, Amherst College
Marxist international relations theory; world political systems; world capitalist economy; U.S. diplomacy, domestic sources of U.S. foreign policy.

David Mednicoff
Legal Studies, Public Policy, UMass
Middle East, Arab-Israeli conflict, U.S. foreign policy, international law, human rights, globalization and humanitarian intervention.

Catharine Newbury
Government Department, Smith College
African politics, women and politics in Africa, the Rwanda genocide in comparative perspective, and the politics of development.

Eva Paus
Economics, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, Mount Holyoke College
Economic development in the context of globalization, the implications of the rise of China for developing countries, policy space for alternatives to the Washington Consensus, globalization of production and possibilities for economic development.

M.J. Peterson
Political Science, UMass;
World Politics; International Institutions; International Political Economy; technology and technological change.

Laura Reed
Political Science, UMass
Globalization, Governance and World Order; Citizenship in the Nuclear Age: Nuclear Politics from Hiroshima to Iran; American Foreign Policy;

Andy Reiter
Politics, Mount Holyoke
Comparative politics, transitional justice, international law, political violence, Latin American politics

Jillian Schwedler
Political Science, UMass
Globalization, Neoliberalism, transnational religious networks, public spheres,
Middle East politics

Regine Spector
Political Science, UMass
Comparative politics, political economy, development, Eurasian politics

William C. Taubman
Political Science, Amherst College
Leadership in Russian politics; rethinking the Cold War.

Ronald S. Tiersky
Political Science, Amherst College
International Security, European Politics

Jon Western, Chair
Five College Associate Professor of International Relations (based at Mount Holyoke College)
Domestic sources of foreign policy, American foreign policy, human rights and humanitarian intervention

Gregory White
Government Department, Smith College
Political economy of developing countries and their relationships with advanced industrialized countries; the political economy and security implications of international labor migration, the north-south dimension of natural resource exploitation, and the prospects of electoral reform.

Kevin Young
Political Science, UMass
International political economy, financial regulation, private sector lobbying