Spotlight on Faculty


"Our times demand a new definition of leadership -- global leadership. They demand a new constellation of internatinal cooperation -- governments, civil society and the private sector, working together for a global public good." -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Some Recent Faculty Highlights

Maya Chadda wrote "Integrating Through Internal Re-organization: Containing Ethnic conflict in India," in Ethnonationalism in India, a Reader, edited by Sanjib Baruah (Oxford University Press, 2010); "Rebellion and State Formation in Nepal," in South Asia”s Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament, edited by T.V. Paul (Stanford University Press, 2010); and "Imagining Alternative Ethnic Futures for Pakistan," in Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk, edited by Henry Sokoloski (February 2010).

Christine Kelly, the Director of the American Democracy Project, William Paterson University, was appointed to the advisory board of the school for Government and Public Administration at Eastside High School in Paterson, NJ. She wrote "The Materialist Principle Unbound: Socialist History and the Reconstruction of a Movement," in Rational Radicalism: A Collection Honoring the Work of Stephen E..Bronner, edited by Michael Thompson (Lexington Books, August 2010).

Arnold Lewis wrote a review of White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology, by Tukufu Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, in New Political Science 31, no. 2 (Summer 2009).

Stephen R. Shalom, co-authored the chapter on "The United States" in International Perspectives on War and Peace, edited by Kathleen Malley-Morrison (Praeger, 2009), and wrote "Far from Infinite Justice: Just War Theory and Operation Enduring Freedom." Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 26, no 3 (2009), and "But What Could Israel Do?" Israeli Occupation Archive (June 5, 2010).

Aaron Tesfaye was awarded a Fulbright grant to spend the 2010-2011 academic year in Ethiopia doing teaching and research. His book, The Political Economy of the Nile Basin Regime in the Twentieth Century (Edwin Mellen Press, 2009) recently appeared. He also wrote "The Ethiopian Revolution," in The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500 to the Present (Immanuel Ness ed., Blackwell Publishing, 2009) and "African Pastoralists: the Canary Birds of Global Climate Change," Pambazuka News, South Africa (October 22, 2009).

Michael Thompson edited the book Fleeing the City: Studies in the Culture and Politics of Antiurbanism (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009) and contributed his essay "What is Antiurbanism? A Theoretical Perspective." He also wrote "Sketching a More Progressive Public Philosophy: The Theory of Republican Modernity," in Where Do We Go From Here? American Democracy and the Renewal of the Radical Imagination, edited by Mark Major (Lexington Books, 2010), and the Preface to Egalité et inégalité dans les Amériques, edited by Christine Zumello (Institute des Amériques, Paris, 2009).