Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations


  • Dr. Margarita Balmaceda, Professor, received the following grants and fellowships:
    • A $10,800 grant from the University of Tampere-University of Helsinki Center of Excellence on Choices of Russian Modernization for a research visit to Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki, August 2014; and
    • Additional support from the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (via University of Bremen) for a short-term visit to Forschungstelle Osteuropa, University of Bremen, June 2014.


  • Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank, Associate Professor and Chair, published a book review essay of Merike Blofield, ed., The Great Gap:  Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution in Latin America, Evelyn Huber and John D. Stephens, Democracy and the Left:  Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America, and Stephen Kaplan, Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America in Perspectives on Politics 12:2 (June 2014).

  • Dr. Yanzhong Huang, Associate Professor, has published:
    • “Pandemics and Global Health Security,” in Simon Rushton & Jeremy Youde eds., Routledge Handbook of Health Security (Routledge, 2015), 83-91.
    • “Are Americans Overreacting to the Ebola Virus?”, Forbes.com, October 21, 2014.
    • “Combating Ebola: What Can China Learn from Africa,” China-US Focus, October 3, 2014. Reprinted in China Daily, October 24, 2014.
    • “Three Take-Home Messages from China’s Glaxo Verdict,” Forbes.com, September 25, 2014.
    • “How Much Can China Offer in Africa’s Ebola Crisis,” Forbes.com, September 18, 2014. Reprinted in The Diplomat, September 20, 2014.
    • “China should be concerned by overuse of Caesarean sections,” Forbes.com, June 25, 2014.  Translated and reprinted in Zhongguo weisheng (Chinese Health), no. 8, 2014, pp. 33-34.
    • “BRICS’ role in global health and the promotion of universal health coverage: the debate continues,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2014; 92: 452-453.  With Martin McKee et al.
    • “Why Has Philanthropy Failed to Take Off in China?” The Diplomat, May 31, 2014.
  • Dr. Fredline M'Cormack-Hale, Assistant Professor:
    • Collaborated on a memo presented to Chief of the UN’s Ebola Mission, Anthony Banbury, to inform UNMEER’s on-the-ground response to address the gendered impact of Ebola, presented by a network of Sierra Leone Women Activists in Sierra Leone, October 3, 2014;
    • Collaborated on two memos with the Mano River Women’s Peace Network for the UN Secretary General to inform UN Security Council Response to the importance of a gendered response to the Ebola Virus Disease, October 2016


  •  Dr. Ann Marie Murphy, Associate Professor, has published:
    • “Indonesia Responds to China’s Rise” in Bruce Gilley and Andrew O’Neil, editors; Seeing beyond Hegemony: Middle Powers and the Rise of China (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2014); and
    • “Indonesian Foreign Policy after the 2014 Elections,” Oxford Analytical Daily Brief,   July 22, 2014.
  • Fr. Brian K. Muzas, Assistant Professor, published “Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and the End (or Consummation?) of Détente,” in Strategic Retrenchment and Renewal in the American Experience, Peter Feaver, ed., Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2014.


  • Dr. Joseph O'Mahoney, Assistant Professor, published the following:
    • “Rule Tensions and the Dynamics of Institutional Change: From ‘To the Victor Go the Spoils’ to the Stimson Doctrine,” European Journal of International Relations, 20(3): 853-867, 2014;
    • “External Kin, Economic Disparity, and Minority Ethnic Group Mobilization," Conflict Management & Peace Science, 31(1): 49-69, 2014 (with Enze Han and Christopher Paik);
    • “British Colonialism and the Criminalization of Homosexuality,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 27(2): 268-88., 2014 (with Enze Han); and
    • “China’s 1989 Choice: The Paradox of Seeking Wealth and Democracy,” Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2014, (with Zheng Wang).
  • Dr. Zheng Wang, Associate Professor, has published the following journal articles:
    • “China’s 1989 Choice: the Paradox of Seeking Wealth and Democracy,” Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2014 (with Joseph O’Mahoney);
    • “中国「歴史認識」の深層―歴史的記憶「恥辱の一世紀」” (“Understanding Chinese Historical Consciousness: Historical Memory on ‘The Century of National Humiliation’ ”), Tokyo, Japan: Gaiko (Diplomacy) Vol. 26, July 2014; and
    • “Bad Memories, Good Dream: The Legacy of Historical Memory and China’s Foreign Policy,” The Asian Forum, Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014.

    He also published the following articles:

    • “A South China Sea Game Changer?” China-US Focus, October 10, 2014 (with Andrew Ludwig);
    • “Why a Xi-Abe Meeting Is Not Important,” The Diplomat, October 6, 2014;
    • “China’s New Identity Crisis,” TIME, September 30, 2014;
    • “China’s Democracy Challenge,” The Diplomat, September 16, 2014;
    • “The Nine-Dashed Line: ‘Engraved in Our Hearts,’ ” The Diplomat, August 25, 2014;
    • “The Perception Gap between China and Its Neighbors,” The Diplomat, August 6, 2014;
    • “The Dangers of History Analogies,” The Diplomat, June 25, 2014;
    • “The Shangri-La Dialogue: Troublemaker or Peacemaker,” The Diplomat, June 18, 2014; and
    • “In China, ‘History Is a Religion,’ ” The Diplomat, June 16, 2014.


Speaking Engagements

  • Dr. Margarita Balmaceda made the following presentations at professional workshops:
    • “Energy Policy and Authoritarian Resilience in Belarus,” 2014 Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEESS), San Antonio, Texas (November 20-23, 2014);
    • “Authoritarian Resilience, Social Contracts and Patronage in a Post-Soviet Environment: the Case of Energy Policy in Belarus,” workshop on Post-Soviet Politics and Economics, Harvard University (November 3, 2014);
    • “Value-added Links as an Alternative Explanation of Energy Relationships and Integration in the Former Soviet Area,” panel on “Great Powers, Emerging Technologies, & Regionalism in Eurasia,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 29-September 1, 2014;
    • “Energy: the power of supply or the power of process? Implications for understanding the post-Soviet political economy,” Summer Symposium of the Finnish Centre of Excellence on Choices of Russian Modernization, Haiko Manor, Finland, August 21-22, 2014; and
    • “Value-added links as an alternative explanation of energy relationships and integration in the former Soviet area,” panel on “Re-Thinking Energy Governance and Energy Security,” British International Studies Association Annual Conference, Dublin, June 18-19, 2014.

    Served as discussant in the symposium “Catching Up with the Ukraine Crisis: The Long, Hot Summer of 2014,” Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University (September 15, 2014).

    Was a visiting scholar at the following institutions:

    • Finnish Centre of Excellence on Choices of Russian Modernization, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland, August 2014 and October 6-10, 2014; and
    • Forschungstelle Osteuropa, University of Bremen (for collaboration with the Marie Curie Initial Training Network), May-July 2014.


  • Dr. Andrea Bartoli, Dean and Professor, made the following presentations:
    • “Blessed are the Peacemakers: Our Role as Businesspersons in a World at War,” WBC/Micah Business Group, Seton Hall University, October 29, 2014;
    • “Pope Francis and Peacemaking,” Ralph Bunch Institute at the City University of New York, October 14, 2014;
    • “Leadership and Communion: The Blessing of Peacemaking,” Faculty Retreat Series, Seton Hall University, October 1, 2014;
    • “Dignity and Conflict Resolution,” Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 27, 2014; and
    • “Peacemaking: Process, Theory and Beyond,” Pax Romana, The Holy Family Church, Paul VI Room, July 10, 2014.
  • Dr. Benjamin Goldfrank made the following presentations:
    • “Participatory Democracies and the Lefts in Latin America,” Democracia participativa y izquierdas:  Logros, contradicciones, y desafios, International Conference, Friedrich Ebert Foundation and FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador, November 4-5, 2014;
    • “Promoting PB in Latin America,” Real Money, Real Power: 3rd International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in North America, Oakland and Vallejo, September 25-27, 2014;
    • “Developing Urban Politics Research Agendas,” Short Course on Comparative Urban Politics in Developing Countries, American Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 26-31, 2014; and
    • “Participatory Budgeting in Latin America,” invited by Inter-American Development Bank. United Nations Public Service Forum, Seoul, South Korea, June 23-26, 2014.
  • Dr. Yanzhong Huang participated in the following speaking engagements:
    • Panelist and Moderator: The China Philanthropy Summit, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 31-November 1, 2014;
    • Panelist: Yale Leadership Center in Beijing Opening Conference, Yale University, Beijing, October 28, 2014;
    • Featured Speaker: Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH) Speakers Series, New York University, New York, October 15, 2014;
    • Invited Speaker: Lunch Seminars, World Bank, Washington, D.C., October 9, 2014;
    • Panelist: “PM2.5 Air Pollution in East Asia: Health and Economic Implications,” U.S. Department of State, Arlington, Virginia, September 4, 2014; and
    • Invited Speaker: Scoping Workshop “A Framework for Addressing Chronic Diseases in India,” ICRIER, New Delhi, India, July 31–August 1, 2014.

    Made the following select media appearances:

    • CCTV North America, November 3, 2014;
    • BBC World Service, October 30, 2014;
    • Voice of America, October 8, 2014;
    • Time Magazine, September 11, 2014;
    • The New Yorker, August 25, 2014;
    • The Straits Times, August 23, 2014; and
    • ChannelNews Asia, August 14, 2014.

  • Dr. Fredline M'Cormack-Hale:
    • Was an invited participant in the “Ebola Emergency Response Initiative: Discussion and Preliminary Findings of Anthropological Experts Workshop” by the American Anthropological Association, Wenner Gren Foundation, and the World Council for Anthropological Association, in Washington, D.C., November 6-7, 2014;
    • Presented a paper entitled “The Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone: A Failure of Governance?” at the 55th Annual Conference of the Association of Third World Studies, in Denver, Colorado, October 16-18, 2014; 
    • Presented a concept paper entitled “Bondo Society, Gender and Police Reform” at the Methodological Workshop on Hybrid Security Governance in Africa, June 16-19, 2014, in Accra, Ghana.
  • Dr. Ann Marie Murphy:
    • Moderated the following: “The Challenges Facing the Jokowi Administration in Indonesia,” a presentation by Dr. Marcus Mietzner, Australian National University, held at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, October 22, 2014.
    • Participated in a roundtable discussion with H.E. Pahm Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Vietnam, on Vietnam’s Role in the World at the Asia Society on September 24, 2014.
    • Made the following presentation: “Indonesian Foreign Policy under Jokowi” at the conference, “Indonesia’s New President: What the Elections Mean for the World’s Largest Muslim-Majority Nation,” held at New York University, September 9, 2014.
  • Fr. Brian Muzas presented the following papers:
    • “Good Sense and Common Sense: Religious Cultural Heritage and the Decision-Making of President Ronald Reagan.” Inaugural International Congress, Renewing the West by Renewing Common Sense, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. Huntington, Long Island, New York, July 17-20, 2014; and
    • “Six Easy Pieces: Facets of Religious Cultural Heritage and Nuclear Decision-Making.” Ninth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, June 11-13, 2014.

Presented the following conference workshop: “Fostering Global Citizenship Through Collaboration: Higher Education, NGOs, and the UN.” With Mary Norton, Joseph Cornelius Donnelly, Kristen Wilson, Brianna Fitzpatrick, and Gabriel Torres. 65th Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, “2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,” United National Headquarters, New York, NY, August 27-29, 2014.

  • Dr. Joseph O'Mahoney made a presentation entitled “Making the Real: Rhetorical Adduction in the Bangladesh Liberation War” at the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 29, 2014.
  • Dr. Zheng Wang made the following presentations:
    • “Historical Memory and the East Asian Peace: Memories, Identity, and Conflict Behavior,” presentation at “East Asia: Peace and Interdependence,” conference organized jointly by Peking University and the East Asian Peace program at Uppsala University, Beijing: Peking University, October 30, 2014;
    • “China’s Maritime Discourse and Legal Realities,” presentation at “East Asia: Peace and Interdependence,” conference organized jointly by Peking University and the East Asian Peace program at Uppsala University, Beijing: Peking University, October 30, 2014 (joint presentation with Stein Tønnesson);
    • “Historical Memory as a Security Issue: Victimhood, Narrative and Conflict Violence,” 2014 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting & Exhibition (Panel: Atrocity, and the Politics of Memory, 43-11 International History and Politics), Washington, D.C., August 31, 2014; and
    • “Clash of Dreams: Chinese Nationalism in Contexts,” invited talk at East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 9, 2014.

He also made the following media appearances:

    • “Teleconference: Obama-Xi Meeting: Lowering Expectations?” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2014;
    • Live television interview, Phoenix TV (Hong Kong), November 6, 2014; and
    • Interview, China News Agency, November 4, 2014.

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