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Jeff Dayton-Johnson

First Name
Jeff
Last Name
Dayton-Johnson
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Job Title
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute
Location
Segal Building
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4102
Language(s)
Español
Français
português

Jeff Dayton-Johnson was appointed to the role of vice president of academic affairs and dean of the Institute in November 2014. In this new position, Dayton-Johnson serves as the Institute’s chief academic officer and is responsible for the overall success and functioning of the school in collaboration with the senior administrative team at Middlebury.

Expertise

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

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

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Recent Publications

"Central America, China, and the US: What Prospects for Development?” (with R. Avendaño), Pacific Affairs, 2015.

Latin America’s Emerging Middle Classes: Economic Perspectives (editor). Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015.

“Legitimidad fiscal y protestas en la calle: sobre Brasil y América Latina,” Vox.Lacea July 2013, (with Christian Daude and Angel Melguizo).

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy (editor, with Javier Santiso). Oxford University Press, 2012.

“Are the Commons a Metaphor for Our Times?” OECD Observer, 2012 (with Jesús Antón).

"Innovation from Emerging Markets: The Case of Latin America," INSEAD Working Paper 2012/76/ST, 2012,  (with L. Casanova, N.Olaya Fonstad and A. Pietikäinen).

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Patricia Szasz

First Name
Patricia
Last Name
Szasz
Patricia Szasz
Job Title
Assistant Dean for Language & Professional Programs
Location
McCone Building 102C
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831-647-3501
Language(s)
Français
italiano

Patricia first became interested in the field of language education based on her own language learning experience. She found that learning French as a school requirement was not nearly as motivating as learning Italian in an effort to engage with the Italian people and culture. After working as a software trainer in Silicon Valley, Patricia taught English as a foreign language in Milan and Rome, Italy. Her love of teaching eventually led her to pursue her master's degree in TESOL here at the Institute.

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Language teacher training, content-based instruction, curriculum design, language program administration, leadership, technology-enhanced language learning, project-based learning, and intercultural communication.

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Education

MA TESOL, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

BA English Language & Literature, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

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Leonard Spector

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Leonard
Last Name
Spector
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director of CNS, Washington D.C. Office
Location
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 450
City, State, ZIP
Washington, D.C., 20005
Phone
202.842.3100

Leonard S. Spector is deputy director of the Institute of International Studies' James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and leads the Center's Washington D.C. office. Mr. Spector joined CNS from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where he served as an assistant deputy administrator for arms control and nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

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Arms control and nonproliferation, international treaties, U.S. domestic and multilateral export controls

Mr. Spector interviewed on MSNBC.

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Education

Mr. Spector holds a J.D. degree from Yale Law School and an undergraduate degree from Williams College.

Publications

His many publications include: Tracking Nuclear Proliferation 1995: A Guide in Maps and Charts (with Mark McDonough and Evan Medeiros, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1995); Nuclear Ambitions: The Spread of Nuclear Weapons, 1989-1990 (Westview Press, 1990); The Undeclared Bomb: The Spread of Nuclear Weapons, 1987-1988 (Harper Business 1990).

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Avner Cohen

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Avner
Last Name
Cohen
Avner Cohen
Job Title
Professor of Nonproliferation Studies and Senior Fellow with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Location
McGowan 203
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6437

Dr. Cohen, widely known for his path-breaking history of the Israeli nuclear program, is an internationally recognized author and expert on nonproliferation issues, focusing on the Middle East. A consultant to a range of NGOs and governmental agencies, Dr. Cohen joins CNS after serving as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2009-10) and following a ten-year affiliation with the Center for International and Security Studies (CISSM) at the University of Maryland.

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Israeli nuclear program; nonproliferation issues in the Middle East; Nuclear age and nonproliferation history; the non-proliferation regime; nuclear weapons and democracy; morality, ethics, and norms in the nuclear age; the movies of the nuclear age; nuclear disarmament; nuclear weapons free zones

Dr. Cohen interviewed on UCBerkeley's Conversations with History

Interview with Dave Gahary

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Education

Dr. Cohen holds a B.A. in Philosophy and History from Tel Aviv University, an M.A. in Philosophy from York University, and a Ph.D. from the Committee on History of Culture of the University of Chicago (1981).

Publications

Dr. Cohen is the co-editor of Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity (1986) and The Institution of Philosophy (1989), and the author of The Nuclear Age as Moral History (In Hebrew, 1989). His most acclaimed book, Israel and the Bomb, was published in 1998 in English and in 2000 in Hebrew. His latest work, The Worst Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain with the Bomb, was published in October 2010 by Columbia University Press. In addition, he published dozens of professional journals, book chapters, as well as op-eds.

His book THE WORST-KEPT SECRET has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Worst-Kept-Secret-Israels-Bargain-with-the-Bomb/163186743694317

 

 
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Stephen I. Schwartz

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Stephen
Last Name
Schwartz
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Job Title
Editor, The Nonproliferation Review
Location
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 450
City, State, ZIP
Washington, D.C., 20005
Phone
202.842.3100

Stephen I. Schwartz is Editor of The Nonproliferation Review (NPR), the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) journal.

Expertise

Nuclear Policy, Nuclear Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I), Nuclear Weapons Budgets, Nuclear Weapons and Terrorism, Strategic Arms Control, National and Theater/Ballistic Missile Defenses

Stephen I. Schwartz Interviewed on Fox Business Regarding Nuclear Crisis in Japan

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The Nonproliferation Review is a refereed journal concerned with the spread of nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons. Featuring viewpoints, articles and reports on programs, treaties and export controls, terrorism, and the economic and environmental effects of weapons proliferation.

Jeffrey Lewis

First Name
Jeffrey
Last Name
Lewis
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Job Title
Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940

Before coming to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Dr. Lewis was the Director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative at the New America Foundation.

Expertise

Nuclear nonproliferation, international security, disarmament, arms control

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Education

Dr. Lewis received his Ph.D. in Policy Studies (International Security and Economic Policy) from the University of Maryland and his B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.

Publications

Dr. Lewis is the author of Minimum Means of Reprisal: China's Search for Security in the Nuclear Age (MIT Press, 2007) and publishes ArmsControlWonk.com, the leading blog on disarmament, arms control and nonproliferation.

Brigadier General (Retired) Russell D. Howard

First Name
Russell
Last Name
Howard
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
McGowan 200F
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6442

Brigadier General (retired) Russell D. Howard has recently returned as Director of the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program. He is President of Howard's Global Solutions, and an Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. He is also a Senior Fellow at Joint Special Operations University, Senior Mentor for Development Alternatives Incorporated, Senior Advisor for the Singapore Home Team Academy, and on the Board of Advisers for Laser Shot Incorporated.

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Counterterrorism
Special Operations
Terrorist-Trafficking Nexus
Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa

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Education

General Howard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from San Jose State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Maryland, a Master of Arts degree in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University.

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Jason Scorse

First Name
Jason
Last Name
Scorse
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Job Title
Director, Center for the Blue Economy; Program Chair, International Environmental Policy; Associate Professor
Location
K23 Craig
Phone
831.647.3548
Language(s)
Español

I am passionate about: Living sustainably, not just preaching/teaching it.

What excites me about being a professor at MIIS: Seeing the amazing things our students are doing around the world. It is truly inspiring. I am always happy to talk with prospective, current, and former students by phone, skype, or in person. Please email me to set up an appointment.

Expertise

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

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Recent Accomplishments

Professor Scorse's major accomplishment over the past year was to help launch the Center for the Blue Economy's (CBE) new research initiatives in coastal climate change adaption, and to hire the Center's first Research Director, Charles Colgan. The CBE also just launched the new Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics (JOCE), which is set to be the leader in this growing field.

Dr. Scorse is currently spending almost all of his time building the new Center, and increasing its partnerships across the world. The CBE recently entered into a cooperative agreement with The Nature Conservancy to pursue joint research projects over the next few years, and our partnerships with the Chinese National Marine Data Center and the Korean Maritime Institute continue to grow. The CBE is on strong financial footing and poised to grow in the coming years.

Education

Ph.D. UC-Berkeley, M.S. UC-Berkeley; M.S. UC-Santa Cruz; B.A. UC-Santa Cruz

In the News

Scorse, Jason. "Cheap Gas Hurts the Middle Class." Fortune 6 December 2012.

Scorse, Jason (and Judy Kildow). “End Federal Flood Insurance.” The New York Times 28 November 2012.

Thomas, Gregory. "Surfonomics quantifies the worth of waves." The Washington Post 24 August 2012.

Scorse, Jason. "My Word: Must never take coast's economic value for granted." Oakland Tribune 10 July 2012.

Publications

Scorse, Jason. What Environmentalists Need to Know about Economics. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010.

Scorse, Jason (2010). Freeing the Market to Address Climate ChangeFreeing the Market to Address Climate Change. The Solutions Journal,1(6):29-32.

Harrison, Ann, and Scorse, Jason. (2010). Multinationals and Anti-sweatshop ActivismMultinationals and Anti-sweatshop Activism, American Economic Review, 100(1): 247–273.

Scorse, Jason. (2009) Non-Market Valuation of Ocean Resources in the National Ocean Economics Report Non-Market Valuation of Ocean Resources in the National Ocean Economics Report (Judy Kildow ed.), National Ocean Economics Program, Moss Landing, CA.

Harrison, Ann & Scorse, Jason. (2009). Do Foreign Firms Pay MoreDo Foreign Firms Pay More? Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing Sector in Labour Markets and Economic Development, (Ravi Kanbur and Jan Svejnar eds.), Routledge Press, New York.

Scorse, Jason. (2009). Making Matters Worse Making Matters Worse. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Response, 1(1):1-6 中文 中文

Harrison, Ann & Jason Scorse. (2006). Improving the Conditions of Workers Improving the Conditions of Workers? Minimum Wage Legislation and Anti-Sweatshop Activism. California Management Review, 2 (48):144-160. (Also issued as a Harvard Business School case study) Harrison, Ann & Scorse, Jason. 2004.

Harrison, Ann & Jason Scorse. (2004). Improving the Conditions of Workers Minimum Wage Legislation and Anti-Sweatshop Activism The Impact of Globalization on Compliance with Labor Standards: A Plant- Level Study in Brookings Trade Forum 2003 (Susan Collins and Dani Rodrik eds.), Brookings Institution Press, Washington D.C.

Scorse, Jason. (2001). Reflections on the Free Trade Debate. Economia Rural, 1 (12):8-11.

Working Papers

Does Being a "Top 10" Worst Polluter Affect Facility Environmental Releases? Evidence from the U.S. Toxic Release Inventory (coauthored with Wolfram Schlenker), 2012.

Environmental Policy and the Social Contract, 2012.

The WTOs Environmental Mandate The WTO's Environmental Mandate, 2011.

The Capitalist Conundrum The Capitalist Conundrum, 2010.

Moving Beyond the Stale "Environment vs. Economy" Debate, 2010

Book review of Economic Thought and US Climate Change Policy Book review of Economic Thought and U.S. Climate Change Policy. Edited by David M. Driesen. Cambridge, MA. MIT Press, 2010.

Strong-Cvetich, Nikolas and Scorse, Jason. (2008). Ecotourism in Post-Conflict Peace-Building Ecoclub: International Ecotourism Magazine, 8 (96):10-17.

Why Environmentalists Should Embrace Economics, 2006.

Do Foreign Firms Pay More? Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing Sector 1990-1999. International Labor Organization, Working Paper No. 98, 2005 (coauthored with Ann Harrison and submitted).

Is There Acquiescence in Yes-No Questions? (coauthored with Michael Hanemann & Jon Krosnick), 2005.

Harrison, Ann & Jason Scorse. 2004. Moving Up or Moving Out? Anti-Sweatshop Activists and Labor Market Outcomes, National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. w10492.

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Mahmoud I. Abdalla

First Name
Mahmoud
Last Name
Abdalla
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Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
IIRC Building 7
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.4607
Language(s)
svenska

Mahmoud Abdalla earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in applied linguistics at Essex University and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He has taught and lectured extensively on linguistics, Arabic language, and Arab culture and media in several universities and academic institutions in Egypt, Europe, and the United States. He was previously the academic director of the Arabic Language Flagship Program and the coordinator of the Arabic Program in the Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University.

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Arabic language, Arab culture and media, linguistics, second language acquisition, language culture and identity.

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Philip J. Murphy

First Name
Philip
Last Name
Murphy
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Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
224 McCone
Phone
831.647.4600
Language(s)
Македонски јазик

Dr. Murphy earned his PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, where he recently held the position of Senior Policy Fellow at the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies. He has taught distance education courses in a Master of Public Policy and Management program targeted at mid-career public and private sector professionals in Macedonia.

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Public Policy, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, Network Analysis, International Development

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Education

Ph.D University of Pittsburgh; MA East Tennessee State University; BS Appalachian State University

Selected Publications

"Knowledge Hub and Inventory of Opportunities."

"Getting it Done: A Brief Overview of Critical Junctures in the Study of How Policy Translates into Practice."

"Public Administration Education in Macedonia: Accelerating the Process."

"Social Policy and International Interventions in South East Europe."

"Models, Methods, and Stereotypes: Efforts to Maintain, Reify, and Create Macedonia's Ethnopolitical Identities and how Research can Move beyond Them."

"Public Policy Analysis and its Importance to Public Administration Reform."

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