Welcome to the International Studies Department

The Department of International Studies is entirely dedicated to research and teaching in the areas of international issues, including international and comparative politics, international economics, international strategies and management, global political economy, development, security and conflict, foreign policy, and global commerce and finance. All of our master’s and PhD programs emphasize rigorous training in theories, methodologies, and applications. Our faculty has a strong record of research and teaching, and we are deeply committed to the training of graduate students. In addition to these core faculty, we also boast excellent affiliated faculty from within Claremont Graduate University, The Claremont Colleges, and other institutions. Our fundamental objective is to help you—our students—achieve your professional goals. Let’s embark on this exciting academic journey together.

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Yi Feng

Luther Lee Jr. Memorial Chair in Government

 

Masters Programs

 

Doctoral Programs

 

Faculty

Core Faculty
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Yi Feng

Luther Lee Jr. Memorial Chair in Government

Research Interests

International political economy, Public policy analysis, Quantitative methodology, Global power shifts, Globalization

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Mark Abdollahian

Full Clinical Professor

Research Interests

Strategic decision making, International political economy, Sustainable development, Growth, Human social cultural behavioral modeling, Econometrics, Predictive analytics, Computational modeling and simulation, Data analytics, Visualization

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Jacek Kugler

Elisabeth Helm Rosecrans Professor of International Relations

Research Interests

Causes and consequences of war, Political performance, Nuclear deterrence, Power transition, Political demography, Development, Decision-making

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Melissa Rogers

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research Interests

Comparative politics, political economy, economic inequality, Latin American politics, state institutional and economic development, research design, econometrics

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Sallama Shaker

Full Clinical Professor of Middle East and Islamic Studies

Research Interests

Power politics, religion, and culture in the Middle East; Feminization of poverty and global challenges; Islam state politics; Islamic feminism; Cultural diversity; Globalization

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Zining Yang

Assistant Clinical Professor

Research Interests

Formal modeling, data analysis

 

Extended Faculty – CGU
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Stewart I. Donaldson

Executive Director, Claremont Evaluation Center
Professor of Psychology and Community & Global Health

Research Interests

Positive organizational psychology, theory-driven evaluation, organizational and career development, health and well-being

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Graham Bird

Clinical Professor of Economic Sciences

Research Interests

International finance, international macroeconomics, economic development

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Mark Blitz

Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy
Field Chair, Political Philosophy
Director, Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom

Research Interests

Political science, Philosophy, Plato, Heidegger, American politics

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Heather E. Campbell

Professor & Chair, Department of Politics & Government
Field Chair, Public Policy

Research Interests

Environmental policy, Public policy, Water policy, Racial profiling, Housing, K–12 education, Student evaluations of teaching, Public utility regulation

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C. Monica Capra

Professor of Economic Sciences

Research Interests

Experimental economics, Behavioral economics, Neuroeconomics

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Robert Klitgaard

University Professor

Research Interests

Public policy, Economic strategy, Institutional reform, Corruption

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Tom Kniesner

University Professor
Chair, Department of Economic Sciences

Research Interests

Labor economics, Health economics, Econometrics

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Linda Perkins

Associate University Professor
Director, Applied Women’s Studies

Research Interests

Women and African-American higher education

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Jean Reith Schroedel

Professor of Political Science
Field Chair, American Politics

Research Interests

Native American voting rights, American political development, women and politics, religion and politics, and congressional policy-making

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Joshua Tasoff

Associate Professor of Economic Sciences

Research Interests

Behavioral economics, experimental economics, microbial economics

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Michael Uhlmann

Professor of Government
Director, Tribal Administration Certificate Program

Research Interests

American presidency, Executive–congressional relations, Federal judiciary,
Federal administrative process, National security decision making

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Thomas Willett

Horton Professor of Economics
Director, Claremont Institute for Economic Studies

Research Interests

International money and finance
Political economy of economic policy

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Paul J. Zak

Professor of Economic Sciences, Psychology & Management
Director, Center for Neuroeconomics Studies

Research Interests

Neuroeconomics, Neuroscience of narratives, Neuromanagement

 

Extended Faculty – Claremont Colleges

David Andrews

The Gabrielle Marie-Louise Jungels-Winkler Professor in Contemporary European Studies Professor of International Relations, Scripps College

Research Interests

Industrialized democracy, European Union

Nancy Neiman Auerbach

Professor of Politics and International Relations and the Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching, Scripps College

Research Interests

Public policy, Microeconomics

Will Barndt

Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Pitzer College

Research Interests

Political participation, Latin America

Pierre Angelo de Pace

Associate Professor of Economics, Pomona College

Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Quantitative methods

Pierre Englebert

H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations and Professor of Politics, Pomona College

Research Interests

Development, Africa

Manfred Keil

Associate Professor of Economics, Claremont McKenna College

Research Interests

Macroeconomic forecasting, Quantitative methods

Aseema Sinha

The Wagener Chair of South Asian Politics and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College

Research Interests

Political economy, South Asia

 

Adjunct Faculty

Levan Efremidze

Assistant Professor of Finance, Pepperdine University

Research Interests

Empirical Finance

John Rutledge

Adjunct Professor of Economics

Research Interests

Macro and financial economics, Complexity economics and finance

Clas Wihlborg

The Fletcher Jones Chair in International Business Research, Chapman University

Research Interests

Financial economics, International financial management

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