Faculty

FACULTY

LOUIS AUCOIN

Institute for Human Security Associate Research Professor, The Fletcher School. Specializes in transitional justice, rule of law in post-conflict societies, constitutional reform (usually in post-conflict countries as well), criminal law, comparative law. Worked in East Timor, Rwanda, Haiti, former Yugoslavia, and other countries.

EILEEN F. BABBITT

Professor of International Conflict Management Practice, The Fletcher School, member of the Harvard Program on Negotiation. Specializes in negotiation; mediation, and trust-building in inter-group and ethnic conflict; was the co-director of the Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution and still works on this area. Experience in the Middle East and South-East Europe as well as Rwanda.

TONI CHAYES

Visiting Professor of International Politics and Law, The Fletcher School. Former Under-Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Vice Chair of the Conflict Management Group. Works on the legal, political, and operational aspects of conflict resolution and peace-building and civil-military relations in peace operations globally.

DIANA CHIGAS

Professor of Practice of Conflict Resolution, The Fletcher School. Also works at the Collaborative for Development Action, where she directs the Learning from Peace Practice project. Works on reducing vulnerability of community-based projects to political polarization; and on the challenges, ethical dilemmas and possible approaches to promoting coexistence in humanitarian assistance, development, and human rights activities. Lengthy experience in Cyprus, Kosovo, and many other countries.

CHEYANNE CHURCH

Lecturer in Human Security, The Fletcher School. Formerly director for institutional learning for Search for Common Ground and for INCORE. Specializes in the design, monitoring and evaluation of peace-building programs worldwide.

BRIAN GANSON

Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Negotiation, The Fletcher School. Specializes in conflict management, negotiation, and relationship management to private and not-for-profit organizations in complex, frequently post-conflict, environments.

JOHN C. HAMMOCK

Associate Professor of Public Policy, The Fletcher School; former President of Oxfam America and Executive Director of Accion International. Main focus on ethical basis for development and humanitarian work, human development and capabilities, and NGO management.

HURST HANNUM

Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School, former co-director of the Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. Specializes in international protection of human rights, nationalism and self-determination; peacekeeping; and the relation between human rights and conflict resolution.

IAN JOHNSTONE

Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School, former aide in the Office of the UN Secretary-General. Specializes in the legal, political, and organizational dimensions of peace operations.

NADIM ROUHANA

Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies, The Fletcher School. Founding Director of Mada al-Carmel: Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa, Israel. Specializes in conflict resolution, dialogues, and trust-building activities, foremost in Israel.

MARC SOMMERS

Associate Research Professor of Humanitarian Studies. Specialist of youth, education, peace education, conflict negotiation, security, child soldiers, urbanization, human rights and coordination issues in war and post-war contexts. Focus on Burundi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, East Timor.

JULIE A. SCHAFFNER

Visiting Associate Professor of International Economics, The Fletcher School. Specialist of micro development economics, with a focus on poverty reduction and program evaluation.

ROB WILKINSON

Lecturer in Human Security, The Fletcher School. Formerly head of cabinet for research and policy of DfID, UK. The focus of his work is on the intersection between development, conflict and rights. Lengthy experience in Angola, Cambodia, Rwanda, and many more countries.

KIM WILSON

Lecturer in International Business, The Fletcher School. Formerly senior advisor for microfinance at Catholic Relief Services and Deputy Director of Working Capital, the US’ first micro-credit agency. Specializes in micro-finance, development, and social entrepreneurship. Lived and worked in India.

Other relevant Fletcher faculty

JENNY AKER

Assistant Professor of Development Economics, The Fletcher School. Formerly Deputy Regional Director for West and Central Africa for Catholic Relief Services. Works on agricultural policy analysis, food markets, and program evaluation.

STEVEN BLOCK

Associate Professor of International Economics, The Fletcher School. Specializes in agricultural policy, nutrition policy, policy reform and other political economy questions, with a focus on Africa and Indonesia.

KATRINA BURGESS

Associate Professor of International Political Economy, The Fletcher School. Analyzes the political and economic impacts of migrations and remittances. Strong focus on Central and Latin America.

WILLIAM MOOMAW

Professor of International Environmental Policy and Director of International Environment and Resource Policy Program, The Fletcher School.

RICHARD SHULTZ

Professor of International Politics and Director of the International Security Studies Program, The Fletcher School. Works on, among others, regional conflict and state disintegration; ethnic and religious violence; internal conflicts and wars; and changing roles and missions of the U.S. armed forces

KELLY SIMS-GALLAGHER

Associate Professor of Energy and Environment Policy, The Fletcher School. Works on energy standards and environmental policy in China and the US.

PATRICK WEBB

Associate Professor of agricultural economics at the Gerald J and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and at the Fletcher School; formerly Senior Policy Analyst at the UN World Food Programme and acting division director at the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Faculty from the Feinstein International Center

KAREN JACOBSEN

Associate Professor of International Diplomacy, The Fletcher School; director of the Refugees and Forced Migration Program of the International Feinstein Center. Specializes in micro-credit in humanitarian emergencies; the political and economic impact of remittances from refugees; demobilization of ex-combatants and criminality, and many more areas related to forced displacement.

DAN MAXWELL

Associate Professor, Gerald J and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Research Director for Food Security and Livelihoods in Complex Emergencies at the Feinstein International Center. Former Deputy East and Central Africa Director for CARE-International. Works on humanitarian aid, food aid and food security; poverty reduction; governance and human rights.

DYAN MAZURANA

Associate Professor, Gerald J and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Research Director for Youth and Community Programs at the Feinstein International Center. Specializes in civilian populations' experiences of armed conflict; women's human rights; war-affected children; protection; ex-combatants; and peacekeeping. Focus on Northern Uganda, Sudan, Nepal, and many other countries.

PETER WALKER

Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition and Human Security Director of the Feinstein International Center, The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Works on food aid, the evolution of the international humanitarian system; the management of trans-national NGOs, and complex and natural humanitarian emergencies.

HELEN YOUNG

Director, Public Nutrition Program at the Famine Center; co-editor of the journal Disasters and editor of the UN Reports on the Nutrition Situation of Refugees and Displaced People; formerly Food and Nutrition Adviser in Emergencies for Oxfam/UK.