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Faculty Scholarship


  • Dr. Maragarita Balmaceda received a $10, 426 grant from the Thyssen Foundation, (Germany), to co-finance a conference on "Energy Materiality: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead" at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) in June 2020, and additional funding from the HWK.
  • The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada awarded Dr. Zinaida Miller and her colleagues at McGill University a grant of CAD $18,000 for their project The Margins of Accountability.
  • APSIA supported funding to Dr. Sara Moller for her workshop on the Future of the U.S. Alliance System in Asia in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Dr. Ann Marie Murphy and Dr. Catherine Tinker won Fulbright awards in 2019 to conduct research in South Asia and Argentina respectively. 
  • Father Brian Muzas received a $110,000 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship at the council of Foreign Relations for September 2020-August 2021 that will support his book project on religious cultural heritage and the nuclear decisions made by Truman, Eisenhower, Carter, and Reagan as well as some work on Kennedy and Nixon.


  • Dr. Margarita Balmaceda, Professor:
    • "Energy materiality: A conceptual review of multi-disciplinary approaches." Energy Research & Social Science, October 2019. 
  • Dr. Martin Edwards, Associate Professor:
    • "How ‘America First’ has actually strengthened multilateralism," co-authored with Stephania E. Miller in Responsible Statecraft, February 14, 2020. 
  • Dr. Omer Gokcekus, Professor:
    • "Empirical evidence of lumping and splitting: Expert ratings’ effect on wine prices." Wine Economics and Policy, December 2019.
    • "Corruption perceptions in North Cyprus: 2018 report," Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, April 2019.
  • Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Professor:
    • "Participatory Democracy in Latin America? Limited Legacies of the Left Turn," in Legacies of the Left Turn in Latin America: The Promise of Inclusive Citizenship, edited by Manuel Bálan and Francoise Montambeault. South Bend, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 2020.
    • "Cinco razones para votar "Sí" por La Propuesta 2 en NY," in El Diario de Nueva York.
    • "Five Reasons NYers Should Vote "Yes" on Proposal 2," co-authored with Katherine Landes in City Limits (CityLimits.Org), November 2, 2018.
    • "Participatory Budgeting in Canada and the United States," co-authored with Katherine Landes, in Hope for Democracy: 30 Years of Participatory Budgeting Worldwide, edited by Nelson Dias. Faro, Portugal: Oficina, 20.
    • "Sistemas Participativos en Brasil y Venezuela:  Orígenes y Ocasos de Dos Modelos," (Participatory Systems in Brazil and Venezuela: Origins and Endings of Two Models), co-authored with María Teresa González Esquivel, submitted to Cadernos CDH, a Brazilian journal.
  • Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Professor:
    • "Is China Setting Itself Up for Another Epidemic?" New York Times, January 23, 2020.
    • "The Biggest Animal Disease Outbreak in China," Council on Foreign Relations, January 2, 2020.
    • "Why Did One-Quarter of the World’s Pigs Die in a Year?" New York Times, January 1, 2020.
    • "If a Government Can’t Deliver Safe Vaccines for Children, Is It Fit to Rule?" New York Times, January 31, 2019.
  • Dr. R. Joseph Huddleton, Assistant Professor:
    • "Can John Bolton Thaw Western Sahara’s Long-Frozen Conflict?" Foreign Policy, May 9, 2019.
  • Dr. Zinaida Miller, Assistant Professor:
    • "Distributing Justice: Transitional Justice and Stabilisation in North Africa," Stabilising the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa. Palgrave MacMillan, 2019.
  • Dr. Sara Moller, Assistant Professor:
    • "What Macron Got Right About NATO, Europe, and the Transatlantic Relationship," Lawfare, November 24, 2019. 
  • Dr. Ann Marie Murphy, Professor:
    • "Indonesia After the 2019 Election," in Roundtable in Asia Policy 14.4, The National Bureau of Asian Research, October 30, 2019.

Speaking Engagements 

  • Dr. Margarita Balamaceda, Professor:
    • Presented "Contested Sovereignty as a Resource: A framework for analyzing post-Soviet de-facto states," Workshop on Post-Soviet Politics and Economics, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, January 31, 2020.
    • Interviewed by BBC’s podcast, The Inquiry, for a special program on Corruption in Ukraine.
  • Dr. Martin Edwards, Associate Professor:
    • Invited as panelist at the World Trade Organization’s “Trade Policy Review Mechanism at 30” conference in Geneva, presented the findings from his book on a panel with Ambassadors from the Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand, and conducted a workshop for WTO staffers discussing what his research findings suggest for the day-to-day operations of the WTO going forward.
  • Elizabeth Halpin, Associate Dean of External Affairs:
    • Moderated Seton Hall’s second Great Minds Dialogue on “The American Identity – Crisis at the Border” with keynote speaker, Sister Norma Pimentel from Catholic Charities. 
  • Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Professor:
    • Received over 100 media interviews and inquiries on COVID-19 and has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, PBS, Bloomberg News (Radio/TV), BBC News, Fox Business News, CNN International, CNBC, ABC News, Fortune, Forbes, CBC News, DW News, Financial Times, Time magazine, The UK Guardian, Public Radio International, Al Jazeera, The Telegraph, Vox, and Quartz.
    • Spoke on the COVID-19 outbreak at conferences, roundtable meetings, and conference calls organized by Council on Foreign Relations, US-China Business Council, National Committee of US-China Relations, University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Harvard University.
    • Briefed staff members of House Foreign Affairs Asia Subcommittee, the Executive Vice President and the Editorial Board of MSNBC, and the Current Affairs Curator at TED.
  • Dr. R. Joseph Huddleston, Assistant Professor:
    • Featured in the fifth installment of the Pacific Council on International Policy’s 2019 Summer Teleconference Series on territorial disputes, featuring the Western Sahara.
  • Dr. Sara Moller, Assistant Professor:
    • Interviewed by BBC’s podcast, The Inquiry, to discuss the future of NATO. 
  • Kyle Younger, Director of Professional Services:
    • Co-presented a workshop titled “Advocating, Advising and Coaching Diverse Alumni Populations for Career Transitions,” at the Alumni Career Services Network’s annual conference with alumna, Ana Kolodzinski. 
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