Part-time and Adjunct Faculty
The Elliott School's part-time and adjunct faculty is comprised of superb scholars whose research makes important contributions to our understanding of the world. Being in the heart of Washington, DC enables us to draw on the tremendous intellectual firepower that abounds in the policy community, think tanks, NGOs, and international organizations.
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Patrick Jackson: Lecturer
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Vijay Jagannathan: Professorial Lecturer
Vijay Jagannathan is a Senior Fellow at the think tank, World Resources Institute in Washington DC, and is leading their work on sustainable cities and climate change. Before his retirement from the World Bank in September 2012 he was Sector Manager for Infrastructure in the East Asia and Pacific region; a unit that annually lends about $5 billion in transport, energy, water and urban development investments in developing countries of the region. He was also the region's liaison person for the various green growth initiatives of the region's industrialized countries (APEC, Australia, Japan, Korea and Singapore). Prior to this assignment he managed water and environment programs in the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank for several years. In this assignment he helped establish the Arab Water Academy, and several irrigation modernization programs in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Iran and Iraq.
He has first-hand experience of practical applications of various policies and programs launched over the past twenty three years at tackling global and local environmental problems. He managed regional seas programs (METAP), and international waters programs (Nile Basin Initiative, Red-Dead project, Mekong regional project). In the past three years he has been a member of the APEC Experts Panel on Green Finance, Rockefeller Foundation's Panel for promoting urban resilience in Asian cities, and managed the region's large programs of disaster risk management, energy efficiency, green transport and sustainable water management.
Dr. Jagannathan holds a PhD in Economics from Boston University, and blends a unique combination of operational experience, substantive knowledge and excellent client relationship skills developed through decade's long engagements with policy makers and project staff in over twenty five developing countries, multilateral and bilateral development organizations.
James Jeffrey: Lecturer
Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey retired from the Foreign Service in June, after 37 years, attaining the highest rank in the Service, Career Ambassador, in 2011. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Member of the Defense Policy Board, OSD. His most recent Foreign Service assignments have been, working back from the present: Ambassador to Iraq, 2010-2012, Ambassador to Turkey, 2008-2010, Deputy National Security Advisor, The White House, 2007-2008, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East, 2006-2007, Special Advisor to Secretary Rice for Iraq, 2005-2006, Deputy Chief of Mission, and Charge, Iraq, 2004-2005; Ambassador to Albania, 2002-2004. Previous assignments have included Deputy Chief of Mission in both Turkey and Kuwait, Deputy Special Representative for Bosnia implementation, various assignments in the State Department's European and Near Eastern Bureaus, and postings to Ankara and Adana Turkey, Tunis, Sofia, and Munich. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1976 as an infantry officer in Germany and Vietnam. He has an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Gudrun. They have two children, Jahn and Julia Jeffrey.
Tracy Pilar Johnson: Professorial Lecturer
Dr. Johnson is a cultural anthropologist with over 12 years of experience applying ethnographic insights to developing innovative research agendas within the private sector, as well as in the areas of international development, notably education, human rights, violence against women and children, and trafficking in persons. She has significant experience using ethnographic and qualitative research methodologies to distill ethnographic observations into salient insights that provide bottom-line impact on private sector client business strategies, and to analyze the relationships among civil society actors and governments to advance foreign aid development goals.
Dr. Johnson received her doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University in New York in 2005. She also has experience living and working in the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, and Sri Lanka. She speaks Thai, Hmong, and Spanish. She continues to speak on anthropological issues relating to development and to consumerism in academic settings as well as the mainstream press, including The New York Times and The Atlanta Journal Constitution. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Stuart E. Johnson: Professorial Lecturer
Dr. Johnson is a distinguished visiting scholar at the Center for Technology
and National Security where he specializes in the impact of technology on
defense planning and the transformation of US military forces to meet the
challenges of the 21st century. He teaches Defense Policy and Program Analysis
for the Security Policy Studies Program at the Elliott School. Dr. Johnson
is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College (1966), earned his Ph.D.
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971, and did post-doctoral
research at the University of Leiden, Netherlands, 1971-72. His impressive
career time at NATO as principal NATO analyst in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense, Program Analysis and Evaluation from 1976 to 1982 and Director
of Systems Analysis on the International Staff at NATO Headquarters, where
he served until 1985. In 1986 he joined the Institute for National Strategic
Studies at National Defense University where he became Director of Research
in 1990 and served in that position until 1995. Dr. Johnson was appointed
Senior Scientist at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War
College and held that post from 1996 through 1997. He was then selected to
be Director of International Defense programs at the RAND Corporation where
he served from 1997-2002. He supervised a program of research for OSD and
the Joint Staff in the field of defense policy, strategy, and military technology.
He directed RAND's program of analytic support to allied ministries of defense
where he worked with Central European Ministries of Defense (Poland, Hungary,
and Romania). His publications include studies on strategy and force planning,
coalition operations with European allies, and the science of command and
control. His latest book, New Challenges, New Tools for Defense Decisionmaking was
published in April 2003 and is available from the RAND Press. Dr. Johnson
can be reached at JohnsonS@ndu.edu.
Murhaf Jouejati is an expert on Middle East affairs with a particular focus
on Syrian politics. He has over two decades of experience researching and
working on the political, social, and economic aspects of the Middle East.
From 2000-02, he was a resident scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington.
In 1998-2000, he served as the political advisor to the European Commission
Delegation in Damascus and as focal point for several EU-funded regional
development programs, including civil society. Before assuming that position,
Dr. Jouejati served with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), first
as the National Program Officer in Syria where he headed the UNDP's program
section, and then as a consultant to the Bureau of Arab States in New York.
Between 1981 and 1985, he served as the Information officer of the US-Arab
Chamber of Commerce in Washington.
As an advisor to the Syrian delegation to the Middle East peace talks (1991-1994
and in 1998), Dr. Jouejati commands expert knowledge on Syrian foreign policy,
a topic he has written on extensively. He has been a frequent guest on NPR's
All Things Considered and television news programs such as PBS's The News Hour
with Jim Lehrer, ABC News's Nightline, and others. Hei holds an MA in Arab
area studies from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from
the University of Utah. He is author of a forthcoming book, Why Assad Did Not
Emulate Sadat: An Institutional Perspective.