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Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Biodefense, Ethics and Weapons Development, Former Soviet States, Health and Security, Illicit Trade, International Security, Knowledge Management, Qualitative Methods, Science and Technology Studies, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate ProgramsAssistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs 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.
Associate Professor of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Diversity, Europe, Immigration Policy, International Migration, Islam, Middle East, Minority Politics, Muslim Politics, Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity, United States
Associate Professor; Director, Middle East and Islamic StudiesBassam Haddad is director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and an associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)
Schar School of Policy and GovernmentLayla M. Hashemi is a researcher and data analyst at the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) focusing on international supply chains, cybercrime and illicit trade. On the NSF project Disrupting Operations of Illicit Supply Networks (D-ISN), she is analyzing the supply chains of counterfeit PPE, fentanyl and pharmaceuticals.
Professor, Schar School of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Russian Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Middle East, Security Policy, Revolution, War on Terror
Associate Professor; Director, Biodefense Graduate ProgramsAreas of Research: Biodefense, Foreign Policy, Global Health Security, International Relations, International Security, Middle East, Security Policy, South Asia, Terrorism
Professor, International Security Program Manager, Director for the Center of Security Policy StudiesEllen Laipson is the director of the Master's in International Security degree program and the Center for Security Policy Studies at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Professor of Government and PoliticsAreas of Research: Democratization, Foreign Policy, International Development, International Relations, Middle East, Political Islam, Information Technology and Social Change, Emerging Powers and World Order
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International SecurityMichael Morell, the former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and current Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, is one of the leading national security professionals in the United States, with extensive experience in intelligence and foreign policy.