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EPGA Co-Directors

  1. Jeffrey Bachman

    Jeffrey Bachman, Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Jeff Bachman is a Professorial Lecturer in Human Rights and Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs MA Program. His teaching and research interests focus primarily on U.S. foreign policy and human rights. He is also interested in the rol… More

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    (202) 885-6826

  2. Evan Berry

    Evan Berry, Associate Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Evan Berry is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at American University and Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs master's program. His research examines the intersections among religion, globalization, and climate change, … More

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    (202) 885-2493

Affiliate Faculty

  1. Eric Abitbol

    Eric Abitbol, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Eric Abitbol is an academic-practitioner in the field of environmental peacebuilding, housed in IPCR (International Peace and Conflict Resolution) and GEP (Global Environmental Politics) at American University. Specializing in Israeli-Palestinian rel… More

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    (202) 885-6583

  2. Debra Bergoffen

    Debra Bergoffen, Bishop Hamilton Lecturer in Philosophy

    Dr. Debra Bergoffen is the Bishop Hamilton Lecturer in Philosophy at American University and Professor Emerita of Philosophy at George Mason University. During her tenure at Mason she chaired the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and was… More

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    Eve Bratman, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

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    (202) 885-1860

  4. Joseph Eldridge

    Joseph Eldridge, University Chaplain and Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Kay Spiritual Life Center

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    (202) 885-3336

  5. Daniel Esser

    Daniel Esser, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Professor Esser investigates development effectiveness in the context of local, national and global policies and programs. His work focuses on (1) sub-national governance amid armed conflict, in particular in urban areas; (2) global health governance… More

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    (202) 885-1892

  6. Ellen Feder

    Ellen Feder, Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Ellen K. Feder is the William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy and Social Policy. She works at the intersection of contemporary continental philosophy and feminist and critical race theory, particularly as these relate to matters of social pol… More

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    (202) 885-2931

  7. Gershon Greenberg

    Gershon Greenberg, Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Gershon Greenberg is the author of three definitive bibliographies of religious thought and the Holocaust, and numerous articles on German-Jewish philosophy, history of Jewish thought in America and religious responses through the Holocaust. He has s… More

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    (202) 885-2912

  8. Kimberly Leighton

    Kimberly Leighton, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Kim Leighton was raised in the Boston area, and has spent much of her life in New York and Western Mass. She spent her junior year abroad studying at Oxford University. After finishing her dissertation in philosophy on understandings of self-knowledg… More

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    (202) 885-2415

  9. Julie Mertus

    Julie Mertus, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Professor Julie Mertus has written widely on human rights and gender, conflict, the Balkans, U.S. foreign policy and U.N. institutions. She is the author or editor of ten books, including Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy, named "… More

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    (202) 885-2215

  10. Shadi Mokhtari

    Shadi Mokhtari, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Shadi Mokhtari specializes in human rights, Middle East Politics and Political Islam. She has an extensive background in human rights and women’s rights issues in the Middle East and Muslim World. She is the author of After Abu Ghraib: Exploring Huma… More

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    (202) 885-6570

  11. Martyn Oliver

    Martyn Oliver, Director, Arab World Studies

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Martyn was born and raised in southern Minnesota. In addition to Washington State and Boston, his studies also took him to Scotland, Lebanon, Austria, and Morocco. His work explores the construction of religious identity, particularly how Western lit… More

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    (202) 885-2943

  12. Amy Oliver

    Amy Oliver, Department Chair, Philosophy and Religion

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Professor Oliver's teaching and research on Latin America explore philosophical topics such as marginality, feminism, nepantlismo, and transfronterismo. She works on the Hispanic essay of ideas and Latin American narrative. She has lived in Mexico, A… More

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    (202) 885-2140

  13. Jin Y. Park

    Jin Y. Park, Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Jin Y. Park is Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Founding Director of Asian Studies Program at American University. Park specializes in East Asian Buddhism (especially Zen and Huayan Buddhism), postmodernism, deconstruction, Buddhist ethics, B… More

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    (202) 885-2919

  14. Abdul Aziz Said

    Abdul Aziz Said, Professor Emeritus

    Dr. Said is the senior ranking professor at American University and the first occupant of the endowed Mohamed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace. He founded the university-wide Center for Global Peace, which undertakes a range of activities, both on a… More

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  15. Michael Schroeder

    Michael Schroeder, Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Michael Schroeder, Professorial Lecturer & Director of the Global Governance, Politics and Security Program (GGPS). Dr. Schroeder's teaching and research is focused on the United Nations system, political leadership and global governance & internatio… More

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    (202) 885-1664

  16. Susan Shepler

    Susan Shepler, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Shepler's research interests include youth and conflict, reintegration of former child soldiers, post-conflict reconstruction, refugees, education and economic development, NGOs and globalization, transitional justice, and childhood studies. In a… More

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    (202) 885-2454

  17. Lauren Weis

    Lauren Weis, Director, WGSS

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    I joined the American University faculty in 2008, and have been teaching courses in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, gender studies, and feminist theory. My philosophical research focuses on critiques of the Western metaphysical tradit… More

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    (202) 885-2926