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Director, Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research (CMEPR)
Director, PhD Program in Public PolicyAreas of Research: Comparative, Institutional, and Transition Economics; Economic Development; Economic Policy; Employment Policy; Entrepreneurship; Firm and Industry Dynamics; Labor Economics; Microeconomics; Organizations; Political Economy; Quantitative Methods; Small Business Programs, Growth, and Innovation
Assistant ProfessorAssistant Professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on International Relations Theory; Politics, Government and Society of the Middle East; Israeli-Palestinian Politics; and Islam and Politics.
Visiting Research ProfessorDoctor Claudia Escobar is a Guatemalan lawyer and a former magistrate of the Court of Appeals. Due to threats and intimidation, Escobar relocated to the United States where she works as the Executive Director of Be Just, an organization that promotes the rule of law by strengthening the institutions of the justice sector, supports anti-corruption initiatives, and respect for human rights.
Founding Director, Race, Politics, and Poilcy CenterAreas of Research: African American Political Behavior, Political Parties, Social Policy, The Presidency, U.S. Politics & Legal Studies, Voting Rights Policy