Elliott School Welcomes Ten New Faculty Members
The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs is pleased to announce the hire of five new full-time faculty members and five new research-focused faculty members for the 2012-13 academic year.
"I am delighted to welcome these outstanding scholars to GW's Elliott School of International Affairs," said Dean Michael E. Brown. "We are confident that the newest members of our Elliott School community will make immediate and important scholarly contributions to the Elliott School's work in a wide variety of fields."
The 2012-13 Elliott School faculty appointments are listed below.
Celeste Arrington was named the Korea Foundation assistant professor of political science and international affairs. Professor Arrington specializes in comparative politics with a regional focus on Japan and the Koreas. She is currently completing a book manuscript on victim redress movements and governmental accountability in South Korea and Japan. Professor Arrington received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Stephen Biddle is professor of political science and international affairs. Professor Biddle's expertise focuses on military strategy, technology, and interventions as well as U.S. foreign and defense policy, particularly toward Afghanistan and Iraq. He is the author of numerous books and articles on international security and defense policy, including Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle (Princeton University Press, 2004), which won four prizes including the Harvard University Huntington Prize and the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Award Silver Medal. He is currently working on a book project entitled How Do Nonstate Actors Fight? Explaining the Military Methods of Warlords, Guerillas, Militias, and Mercenaries. Professor Biddle received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Remi Jedwab is assistant professor of economics and international affairs. Professor Jedwab's primary research focus is development economics, though his work has strong underlying themes in urban economics and political economy. He has studied issues such as urbanization and structural transformation, the economic effects of transportation infrastructure, and agricultural and economic development in Africa. Professor Jedwab received his Ph.D. from the Paris School of Economics and was a visiting Ph.D. student at the London School of Economics.
Matthew Levinger is director of the National Security Studies Program, an executive education program serving the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies, and a visiting professor of international affairs. Professor Levinger's research and teaching have focused on conflict analysis and prevention as well as the history of nationalism, revolutionary politics, and genocide. Prior to joining the Elliott School, he was the senior program officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Professor Levinger received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Shana Marshall is associate director for the Institute for Middle East Studies and a research instructor. Professor Marshall's expertise focuses on the effects of transnational economic interests of the Middle East and the West on regional politics. She was previously a fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University and a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Professor Marshall received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Janne Nolan is a research professor of international affairs. Professor Nolan is one of the country's leading authorities on U.S. nuclear weapons policy and nuclear arms control and is the author of seven books and numerous journal articles on nuclear issues and international security in general. She is actively involved with the International Security Committee of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Foreign Service Council, and the Aspen Strategy Group. Professor Nolan received her Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Sebastien Peyrouse is research professor of international affairs. Professor Peyrouse's expertise is in the political systems, economic development, and religion of Central Asia. Prior to joining the Elliott School, he held fellowships at organizations including the French Institute for Central Asia Studies and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, including Turkmenistan: Strategies of Power, Dilemmas of Development (M.E. Sharpe, 2011). Professor Peyrouse received his Ph.D. from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris.
Jay Shambaugh is associate professor of economics and international affairs. Professor Shambaugh focuses on macroeconomics and international economics and his work includes the analysis of the interaction of exchange rate regimes with monetary policy, capital flows, and trade flows. He has published numerous journal articles and has published a book entitled Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era (MIT Press, 2009). Prior to joining the Elliott School, he held teaching appointments at Georgetown University and Dartmouth College and was on the staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers — first as senior economist for international economics and then as chief economist. Professor Shambaugh received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Albert Teich is research professor of science, technology, and international affairs. Professor Teich's is an expert in science and technology policy with a special focus on globalization and its impact on U.S. science and technology policy. Prior to joining the Elliott School, he spent 32 years with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author of numerous articles and has edited several books, including Technology and the Future (Thompson Cengage Learning, 1972), the most widely-used college textbook on technology and society. Professor Teich received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Olga Timoshenko is assistant professor of economics and international affairs. Professor Timoshenko's dissertation examined patterns of new exporter markets, using a firm-level database of Brazilian exporters. Her work on the dynamics of individual firms' exporting decisions places her in one of the leading areas of research in international trade. She will be teaching students in the Elliott School's M.A. program in International Trade and Investment Policy as well as the Department of Economics, and she will also be working with the Elliott School's Institute for International Economic Policy. Professor Timoshenko received her Ph.D. from Yale University.
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