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Faculty Scholarship

Awards

  • 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.

Publications 

  • 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. 
    • Op-Ed “How US President-elect Biden can address the looming debt crisis in LMICs”, for Devex.com, December 1, 2020. 
  • Dr. Omer Gokcekus, Professor:
    • “Religion, Religiosity, and Corruption” in the Review of Religious Research, July 2020.
    • “Corruption Perceptions in North Cyprus: 2019 Report” in Nicosia: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, July 2020.
    • “Are Shadow Economy and Corruption in the US States Substantive or Complementary? An Empirical Investigation” in Sosyoekonomi, October 2020.
    • "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.
    • "Socio-Economic and Political Impact of Austerity Policies in Northern Cyprus," Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, March 2021. Featured in Yenidüzen March 2021.
  • Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Professor:
    • “The Systemic Turn and Participatory Budgeting: The Case of Rio Grande Do Sul” in the Journal of Latin American Studies, July 2020
    • "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.
    • "Socio-Economic and Politicl Impact of Austerity Policies in Northern Cyprus," Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, March 2021. Featured in Yeniduzen March 2021.
  • Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Professor:
    • “Toxic Politics: China’s environmental health crisis and its challenge to the Chinese state”, Cambridge University Press, October 2020
    • “China’s Public Health Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak,” in China Leadership Monitor, Summer 2020.
    • “How coronavirus is poisoning US-China relations, one accusation at a time,” for the South China Morning Post, June 2020.
    • “Trump’s Decision to Pull U.S. Out of WHO Will Boost China’s Influence,” for the Washington Post, June 2020.
    • “America’s Political Immune System Is Overreacting to China,” for Foreign Policy, September 2020.
    • “When the U.S. and China Fight, It Is the Environment That Suffers,” for the New York Times, October 2020.
    • “Why China Could Lose Its War on Pollution,” for Bloomberg Opinion, October 2020.
    • "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:
    • “Continuous recognition: A latent variable approach to measuring international sovereignty of self-determination movements” in the Journal of Peace Research, October 2020.
    • Dr. Huddleston and David Wood collaborated on a paper “Functional Markets in Yemen’s War Economy” in the Journal of Illicit Economies and Development, October 2020.
    • "Can John Bolton Thaw Western Sahara’s Long-Frozen Conflict?" Foreign Policy, May 9, 2019 
  • Dr. Zinaida Miller, Assistant Professor:
    • “Transitional Justice, Race, and the United States” in Just Security, June 2020 (https://www.justsecurity.org/71040/transitional-justice-race-and-the-united-states/).
    • “Embedded Ambivalence: Ungoverning Global Justice” in Transnational Legal Theory, October 2020.
    • "Distributing Justice: Transitional Justice and Stabilisation in North Africa," Stabilising the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa. Palgrave MacMillan, 2019.
    • "The Injustices of Time: Rights, Race, Redistribution, and Responsibility." Columbia Human Rights Law Review.
  • Dr. Sara Moller, Assistant Professor:
    • "What Macron Got Right About NATO, Europe, and the Transatlantic Relationship," Lawfare, November 24, 2019. 
    • "Revitalizing Transatlantic Relations: NATO 2030 and Beyond," with Sten Rynning, The Washington Quarterly Spring 2021, vol. 44, no. 1:44.
  • 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 “Energy and Authoritarian Resilience in Belarus” at Harvard’s comparative politics seminar, September 22, 2020.
    • 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:
    • Presented “Risk Assessment and Early Warning IMF Surveillance over Sovereign Debt in SADC” at a Virtual workshop on Sovereign Debt Management and Renegotiation in Africa: A SADC Perspective. The workshop was sponsored by the International Development Law Unit (IDLU) in the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria.
    • 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 Twenty-Seventh Annual Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher Memorial Lecture Nonviolence: Intersectional Praxis for Covid-19 and Systemic Racism with keynote speaker, Dr. Eli McCarthey from Georgetown on October 22, 2020
    • 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. Benjamin Goldfrank, Professor:
    • Presented “La democracia estadounidense en el siglo XXI: ¿Mengua temporal o un ocaso permanente?” (“American Democracy in the 21st Century: Temporary Decline or Permanent Eclipse?”) at the Center for Regional Studies, Austral University of Chile, October 19, 2020
    • Presentes “Las instituciones participativas en las grandes ciudades latinoamericanas: Entre las promesas y los problemas (Participatory Institutions in Latin American Metropoli: Between Promises and Problems)” for the Society of Latin American Studies 2021 Virtual Conference taking place from 12-16 April, 2021.
  • Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Professor:
    • Briefed Congressman Bill Foster, the House Select Committee on the COVID-19 Crisis.
    • Spoke at “China Masterclass” (hosted by Wilson Center) for senior congressional staff.
    • Serving as a mentor of U.S.-China Futures Project, which trains the next generations of China experts and policymakers.
    • Invited to join the Expert Advisory Group of CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security.
    • Was a guest on NPR “On Point” and “All Things Considered,” CNN’s “China’s Deadly Secret – A Fareed Zakaria Special,” Bloomberg Daybreak and Channel News Asia “Asia First.”
    • Was interviewed by Fortune Asia and Reuters about the new book “Toxic Politics: China’s environmental health crisis and its challenge to the Chinese state”. Wall Street journal and The Straits Times published book reviews.
    • 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:
    • Presented “Functional Markets in Yemen’s War Economy” paper co-authored with David Wood at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting.
    • 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. Zinaida Miller, Assistant Professor: 
    • Gave a talk on international law, temporality, and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict at The Jurisprudence of Distribution Conference hosted by Northeastern University School of Law and Boston University Law School.
    • Led an online human rights workshop "Race, Transitional Justice and Accountability in the United States" organized by Yale University.
    • Moderated Berkeley Law's "Human Rights at a Crossroads? A Time for Critical Reflection on the Human Rights Project" workshop section on the future and current changes of the human rights agenda.
    • Speaking at a roundtable session, "Decolonial Theory and International Law" at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in May.
  • Dr. Sara Moller, Assistant Professor:
    • Joined a Track II Trilateral Alliance Working Group organized by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP).
    • Interviewed by BBC’s podcast, The Inquiry, to discuss the future of NATO. 
  • Dr. Ann Marie Murphy, Professor:
    • Spoke at "Distinguishing Mainland from Maritime Southeast Asia: How Much Does It Matter?" seminar organized by Stanford University, September 25, 2020.
  • Father Brian Muzas, Ph.D, Assistant Professor:
    • Presenting on Communication & Threat Escalation in a Nuclear Age, Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, University of Pennsylvania, USA, April 21-23
    • Presenting at the 11th International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain, 3-4 June 2021
    • Presenting at the 14th Global Studies Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 5-6 June 2021
    • Presenting at the 16th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, 21-23 July 2021.
  • David Wood, Professor of Practice:
    • Speaking at Governance of Public Policies During and After Conflicts in the Middle East Conference. “Building Stability and Making Peace Across Parallel Administrations.” April 5, 2021