Faculty Research

Donato Publishes Paper On Globalization and Illegal Migration

Professor Katharine Donato, Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration, writes in the Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Science that illegal migration is a relatively new phenomenon that emerged in the second era of capitalist globalization. Donato argues that the potential for illegal migration is greater now because of climate change and growing civil conflict in poor nations.

Charles King

King Receives Grant for Book on Pioneering Anthropologists

Professor Charles King has received a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities to write a book on Frank Boas and his peers, a group of anthropologists who challenged conceptions about race and helped develop cultural anthropology in the early twentieth century.

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.