International Affairs Conflict Resolution and Civil Society Development Faculty

I was struck by the extremely high quality of our professors, who were always available to speak with us, the richness of the classes.

Jean-Baptiste Matton Alumnus

The greatest academic strength of AUP’s graduate programs is the vibrant nexus between teaching and research. The typical twenty-student classroom encourages extraordinary intellectual interactivity between faculty and students, an exchange reinforced by our proactive student advising system. In addition to animated exchange between faculty and students in the classroom, professors forge close mentorships bonds with the graduate cohort. This exceptional relationship between faculty and students and its positive impact on teaching received a special commendation from the Middle States Association in their 2010 Accreditation Report.

The faculty of the International Affairs Department represent our programs' multi-disciplinary and global approach to contemporary international affairs, law, and diplomacy research. Their research and expertise translate into a number of peer-reviewed articles, books and conference appearances annually.

From 2008-2010, for example, the ten full time faculty teaching core or elective courses produced 56 peer-reviewed publications. At the graduate level, our research assistantship program provides an opportunity for young scholars to work closely with their faculty mentors on publication projects in the discipline.

Faculty Highlights

Selected Publications

Gardner, H. (2015) Crimea, Global Rivalry, and the Vengeance of History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 

Golub, P. (2016) East Asia's Reemergence. Cambridge: Polity Press

Newton, J. (2016) Reflections on "The Strategic Case for EU-Russia Cooperation". [online] European Leadership Network. Available from [Accessed 2 March 2018]

Perry, S. and Roda, C. (2017) Human Rights and Digital Technology. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Weill, S. (2014) The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press 

Whiting, A. (2015) Disclosure Challenges at the International Criminal Court. In Stahn, C. (Ed.) The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court: A Critical Account of Challenges and Achievements. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Your Faculty

  • Hall Gardner


  • Philip Golub


  • Michelle Kuo

    Associate Professor, Program Coordinator for History, Law & Society

  • Ebba Lekvall

  • Ziad Majed

    Associate Professor, Program Coordinator for Middle East Pluralities

  • Julie Newton

    Associate Professor

  • Susan Perry

    Professor, Program Director MAs in International Affairs

  • Sharon Weill

    Associate Professor