Learn about our faculty's latest accomplishments in the field of International Policy and Development (IPD).
Japanese foreign and security policy, international relations of the Asia Pacific, international political economy, Asian studies, Asia-Pacific development, East Asia security, globalization, human rights, human security, international migration, international relations theory, Northeast Asia and security issues, US-Asia policy
International political economy, international relations, comparative politics (U.S., Canada, Latin America and Mexico), migration studies, human rights, human security and trade policy.
Human rights, international and comparative politics of the Western Hemisphere, international and grassroots development, women´s rights and roles, globalization
Economic development, emerging economies, economics and politics of Latin American countries (including Mexico), immigration, poverty, inequality, natural disasters.
Economic Development. Regional Economics. Econometrics. Spatial Statistics.
Identity conflicts, civil wars, peace processes, non-state armed actors, South Asia
Armed violence reduction, research methods for development practitioners, global governance, international organizations, proliferation and effects of conventional weapons and small arms, program evaluation and project management
International Trade Policy and Trade Negotiation, Globalization and Global Economic and Environmental Governance, Trade and Development in Emerging Markets, International Political Economy of East Asia, US-Asia Policy, Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy.
International economics, migration, trade and trade agreements, Asian and Latin American trade and development, foreign direct investment, international finance
Political economy, public administration, capacity building, international development, Africa
Public Policy, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, Network Analysis, International Development
Money laundering, terrorism financing, corruption, asset recovery, illegal drug markets, and international macro-economy.
International Trade, Legislative and Public Policy, Finance Law, Renewable and Clean Energy
Ross developed the Village Capital concept in 2009, and has led the development of programs worldwide. Before launching Village Capital, he worked with First Light Ventures, a seed fund focused on impact investments. Prior to First Light, Ross worked on the development of four education-related start-up ventures: the Indian School Finance Company in Hyderabad, India; the National College Advising Corps in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and two ventures using technology to promote civic participation.
China-US business issues
Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa
- crisis management
- cyber issues / ICT - information, communication, technology
- globaiization / digital-information age dynamics
- irregular conflcits and wars
- non-state actors / groups: criminal organizations, cyber actors, gangs, insurgents, international organizations, militias, multinational corporations, NGOs, terrorists, etc.
- strategic communications
John Vanek retired from the San Jose Police Department after 25 years, in the rank of Lieutenant. From 2006-2011, as part of a U.S. Department of Justice-funded anti-trafficking program, Vanek managed the Human Trafficking Task Force, collaborating with a variety of governmental agencies and NGOs to create a multidisciplinary response to human trafficking in the South Bay Area. As one of the first law enforcement officers involved in the anti-trafficking task force program, John was fortunate to take part in a variety of new efforts as our nation and state have developed responses to modern-day slavery. His expertise was developed on the ground, confronting issues as they were encountered, both at the local (tactical) level, and at the national (strategy) level. Vanek now consults on anti-trafficking activities, leadership, and collaboration for the State of California, the U.S. Department of Justice, NGOs, and sit on a variety of advisory boards.