International Affairs & Security Studies
In a globalized and interconnected world, understanding the intersection of domestic politics and international affairs is critical. With expertise drawn from government, international organizations, and the private sector, Schar School faculty analyze current affairs and topics such as security and terrorism, economic globalization, international political economy, and humanitarian intervention.
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Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Biodefense, Ethics and Weapons Development, Former Soviet States, Health and Security, Illicit Trade, International Security, Knowledge Management, Qualitative Methods, Science and Technology Studies, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Conflict Studies, Democratization, Gender, Latin America, Historical Memory, Human Rights, Qualitative Methods, State-Society Relations, Transitional Justice
ProfessorAreas of Research: Mexico-U.S. Relations, Latin American Politics, Organized Crime, Immigration, Border Security, Human Trafficking, Latin America, Comparative Politics, Gender, International Migration, International Security, Qualitative Methods, Democratization, Energy Policy, Security Policy
Associate Professor of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Diversity, Europe, Immigration Policy, International Migration, Islam, Middle East, Minority Politics, Muslim Politics, Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity, United States
Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Professor; Director, Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions, and Policy (SCIP)Jack A. Goldstone is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Chair Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Mercatus Center, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Director of Schar’s Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP).
Associate Professor; Director, Middle East and Islamic StudiesBassam Haddad is director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and an associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Distinguished Visiting Professor; Founder, Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International SecurityGeneral Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency when the course of world events was changing at a rapid rate.