Professor of Political Economy, Department of Political Science Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies
Mark Blyth is a political economist whose research focuses upon how uncertainty and randomness impact complex systems, particularly economic systems, and why people continue to believe misguided economic ideas despite evidence to the contrary. He is the Eastman Professor of Political Economy, a
Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, and a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Dr. Blyth is the author of several books including Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea and The Future of the Euro (with Matthias Matthijs). He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University and previously taught at the Johns Hopkins University.
Assistant Professor, Political Science Department Visiting Fellow, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
Rosella Cappella is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston University and is currently on leave as a Visiting Fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political economy and national security.
Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Colin Elman is a Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is also the Director of Syracuse’s Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry and the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR). He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His research interests include international relations and national security. He also works on qualitative research methods and was a leading member of the American Political Science Association’s Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT) initiative.
Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Archon Fung is a Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School. His research explores how citizen participation, public deliberation, and government transparency contribute to democratic governance. He has published numerous books, journal articles, and mainstream media pieces. Fung co-founded Participedia, a collaborative project to gather information about experiments in participatory governance from around the world. He is also director of the Transparency Policy Project, an effort to research and improve systems that promote government transparency.
William G. Jacoby is Editor of the American Journal of Political Science and Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. He is the former Director of the Inter‑university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research and former Editor of the Journal of Politics. Dr. Jacoby received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include quantitative methodology and mass political behavior, particularly the effects of values on public opinion and vote choice.
Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Government
Diana Kapiszewski is the Provosts Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include public law, comparative politics, and research methods. In 2013 she was awarded the American Political Science Association Qualitative and Multi-Method Research sections Mid-Career Achievement Award. She is co-founder and Deputy Director of the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR), co-editor of the Cambridge University Press Methods for Social Inquiry book series, and a member of APSA’s Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT) initiative.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental Studies
M. Dawn King is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University’s Center for Environmental Studies. Her areas of research and writing focus on urban agriculture and local food economies, and she serves on multiple committees for the Rhode Island Food Policy Council.
Armin Krishnan is Assistant Professor for Security Studies at East Carolina University. He has studied political science and security studies at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and Salford University, U.K. He previously taught intellligence and security studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has written three books on new developments in contemporary warfare, including the privatization of military services, autonomous weapons, and targeted killing. His current research focuses on U.S. government secrecy, U.S. shadow wars, and covert action since the end of the Cold War.
Staff Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Oumou Ly is a staff fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society working on the Assembly: Disinformation Program and hosting their web series The Breakdown. She is an expert on best practices for countering disinformation and how institutional structures promote or mitigate disinformation.
Joe Morone is the Co-founder & CEO of Footnote, a communications firm that increases the impact of academic research and expertise by sharing it with a broader audience. Joe partners with researchers and institutions to develop communication strategies for expanding the reach of their expertise through effective storytelling and media placement. He has collaborated on research communication campaigns at universities including ASU, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, and USC, translating scholarship into influential content for media outlets such as The Boston Globe, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, and Wired.
Joe also serves as the Co-founder and COO of One Nation Every Vote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that shares the experiences and stories of American voters and the history of voting in the US to encourage all Americans to exercise their right to vote. In 2020, he co-founded Rally Capital, a diverse investment network aimed at driving social impact, profitability, and professional connection. Joe has a BA in Political Science from Brown University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.
Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science Susan Ford Dorsey Fellow, Center for African Studies
Ken Opalo is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. His research interests include legislative development in Africa; the political economy of development; regional cooperation and trade in Africa; and elections, governance, and security in the Horn of Africa region. In 2012-2013, Opalo will be the Susan Ford Dorsey Fellow affiliated with the Center for African Studies at Stanford.
Eldar Sarajlic is a Ph.D. candidate at the Central European University in Budapest and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York City. Eldar writes about competing interpretations of liberalism and advocates a critical approach to some of the defining liberal themes, such as personal autonomy, limits of institutional interference in individual affairs, and state neutrality. He also writes about issues of citizenship in Southeastern Europe.
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Jeannie Sowers is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire. Her research focuses on the intersection of political change and environmental issues in the Middle East and North Africa. She has published on adaptation to climate change and water resources; environmental protest movements; the provision of public goods; and the politics of environmental reform in Egypt. Sowers hold a Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University and a B.A. from Harvard University.
Waterbury was a Professor of Politics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University from 1978 to 1998 and President of the American University of Beirut from 1998 to 2008. He is currently a Global Professor at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Doctoral candidate, Department of Political Science
W. Kindred Winecoff is a Ph. D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studies international relations (specialization in international political economy) and political methodology. His research focuses primarily on the politics of the global financial system. He is a frequent contributor to IPE at UNC, a group blog focusing on the global political economy.