Faculty Research

Steven Radelet On Africa’s Rise – Interrupted?

Professor Steven Radelet’s article “Africa’s Rise—Interrupted?” was featured in the June 2016 issue of the IMF’s Quarterly, Finance and Development. Radelet argues that in order for African countries to manage the global slowdown—alongside other growing threats such as climate change—they will need to diversify their economies, increase competitiveness, and further strengthen institutions of governance.

Angela Stent

Angela Stent on Growing Ties Between Russia and China

Dr. Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, discussed the dynamics of the relationship between Russia and China, which is finding geopolitical common ground, in a study published by the Transatlantic Academy.

New Book Says America Losing Its Credibility In The World

Under the Obama administration, America has pulled back from its long-time role of international leadership, and in doing so has antagonized its friends and emboldened its foes, according to a new book by SFS professor Robert Lieber.

Elzbieta Gozdziak Publishes Book on Trafficked Children

Trafficked Children and Youth in the United States is the first book of its kind to be based on empirical research and focused solely on survivors of child trafficking in the United States, while acknowledging differences in age, gender, and circumstances.

Abraham Newman on the Principle of Deference

Professor Abraham Newman co-published a paper entitled “Deciding to Defer: The Importance of Fairness in Resolving Transnational Jurisdictional Conflicts” with Cambridge University Press. Newman explores the Principle of Deference and argues for greater acceptance of another state’s exercise of legal authority in managing the conflicts posed by globalization.

Meet Georgetown’s Holocaust grave hunter

The Washington Post highlighted the work of Father Patrick Desbois, the new holder of the Braman Endowed Professorship of the Practice of the Forensic Study of the Holocaust.


Michael Green On Leadership Trends in Modern Asia

Professor Michael Green was interviewed by the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs to discuss ‘Makers of Modern Asia,’ the theme of a course he teaches on how leaders affect bilateral and multilateral dynamics in Asia and the U.S.

Dan Byman on Six Bad Options for Syria

Professor Dan Byman discusses the crossroads at which Syria and U.S. foreign policy have found themselves thanks to stalemate in Syria and attacks abroad in The Washington Quarterly.

Bruce Hoffman and Dennis Ross Chosen As Winners Of 2015 Jewish Book Award

Professor Bruce Hoffman and Ambassador Dennis Ross had their books chosen as winners of the 2015 Jewish Book Awards. Hoffman’s book “Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle For Israel, 1917-1947” won the prize for Jewish Book of the Year and Ross’s book “Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama” won in the History category.

Erik Voeten on Oil and International Cooperation

Professor Erik Voeten sheds light on uncooperative policies of oil-exporting countries, arguing that the more a country depends on oil exports, the less engaged it will be in international institutions in International Studies Quarterly.

Angela Stent’s Book Named one of Bloomberg’s Best of 2015

Professor and Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies Angela Stent’s most recent book, ‘The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century,’ is listed as one of Bloomberg’s Best Books of 2015.