Instructors

This program is taught by a faculty team with extensive trade-related expertise. By bringing together this multifaceted group, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of an array of trade and development issues.

Faculty awarding a student a certificate of completion for the Peace, Trade and Development Program

Meet Our Faculty

Tsuneo Akaha

Professor

Office: Casa Fuente Building 300J
Email: takaha@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.3564

Expertise: 

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

William Arrocha

Assistant Professor

Office: Casa Fuente Building
Email: william.arrocha@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4163

Expertise: 

International political economy, international relations, comparative politics (U.S., Canada, Latin America and Mexico), migration studies, human rights, human security and trade policy.

Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Associate Professor and Program Chair

Office: McCone 217
Email: jdaytonjohnson@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4647

Expertise: 

Economic development, emerging economies, economics and politics of Latin American countries (including Mexico), immigration, poverty, inequality, natural disasters. 

Innovation from Emerging Markets: The Case of Latin America

Professor Dayton-Johnson interviewed live about a financial crisis in Latin America on CNBC.

Are the "commons" a metaphor of our times?

The Process of Reform in Latin America

Pushpa Iyer

Associate Professor

Office: 124 D McCone
Email: pushpa.iyer@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.7104

Expertise: 

Identity conflicts, civil wars, peace processes, non-state armed actors, South Asia

Robert McCleery

Associate Professor, International Policy Studies

Office: McCone Building
Email: robert.mccleery@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4146

Expertise: 

International economics, migration, trade and trade agreements, Asian and Latin American trade and development, foreign direct investment, international finance

Moyara Ruehsen

Associate Professor

Office: 213 McCone
Email: mruehsen@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4145

Expertise: 

Money laundering, terrorism financing, illegal drug markets, political economy, Middle Eastern economies, and international macro-economy

Jason Scorse

Director, Center for the Blue Economy; Program Chair, International Environmental Policy; Associate Professor

Office: K23 Craig
Email: jason.scorse@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.3548

Expertise: 

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Behavioral Economics, International Economics & Development

Li Juan Zhang

Adjunct Professor

Email: lzhang@miis.edu

Expertise: 

International Economics; International Trade Policy; Commercial Diplomacy; Trade Negotiations; US-China Trade Relations