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Leadership

Susan D. Page

Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and Professor from Practice at the University of Michigan's Law School
Ambassador Susan D. Page, a former diplomat, joined the Ford School faculty, and the Weiser Diplomacy Center in 2020 as a Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy. She also serves as a Professor from Practice at the Law School. Page has…
Professors of practice

Javed Ali

Associate Professor of Practice
Javed Ali is an associate professor of practice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, he joined Weiser Diplomacy Center in 2021. Ali brings more than 20 years of professional experience in national security and intelligence issues in…
Professors of practice

Kamissa Camara

Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy
Ambassador Kamissa Camara is a professor of practice in international diplomacy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy’s Weiser Diplomacy Center. She is also a Senior Africa Advisor at the United States Institute of Peace and a Non-Resident…
Professors of practice

John D. Ciorciari

Professor of Public Policy; International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
John D. Ciorciari is a professor of public policy and director of the Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center. His research focuses on international law and politics in the Global South. He is the author of Sovereignty…
Professors of practice

Melvyn Levitsky

Professor of International Policy and Practice, Senior Advisor to the Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky ([email protected]), a retired career minister in the U.S. Foreign Service, is a professor of international policy and practice at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the…
Visiting policy practitioners

Bama Athreya

Dr. Bama Athreya is an expert on international labor issues, gender and social inclusion, and business and human rights. From 2019 through 2021 she was an Economic Inequality Fellow at Open Society Foundations and Senior Advisor on Gender, Equity and…
Visiting policy practitioners

Richard Boucher

Richard Boucher is a senior US diplomat turned teacher. Over a thirty-two year career, he served in numerous leadership positions and achieved the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service as Career Ambassador.  Richard’s career began in China at…
Visiting policy practitioners

Carolyn Brehm

At Ford School, Carolyn Brehm co-taught a course with Richard Boucher (ret.) Exercising Influence: Corporate, Governmental, and NGO Diplomacy. Carolyn Brehm is a corporate executive with more than 40 years of experience in global government…
Visiting policy practitioners

Susan Elliott

At Ford School, Ambassador Elliott participated at events on Media, Information, and the U.S. Russia Relationship in a conversation with Dr. Yevgenia Albats and Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, hosted a seminar and advised students. Ambassador…
Visiting policy practitioners

Carol Giacomo

Carol Giacomo, a former diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington, covered foreign policy for the international wire service for more than two decades before joining the Times editorial board in August 2007. In her previous position, she…
Visiting policy practitioners

Mark Pekala

Visiting Policy Practitioner, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ambassador Mark Pekala (BA Political Science '81) has served as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in Paris, DCM in Tallinn, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and Senior Director for…
Visiting policy practitioners

Daniel Shields

Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel Shields consults, teaches courses and conducts simulations relating to diplomacy and U.S.-Asia relations.  From 2015-18, while on detail from the U.S. State Department as the Diplomatic Advisor to the Commandant at the U.S.…
Visiting policy practitioners

Kseniya Yurtayeva

Visiting Scholar, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Kseniya Yurtayeva a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, with support from the Weiser Diplomacy Center. Yurtayeva is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at Kharkiv National University of Internal…
Faculty affiliates

Louis Fintor

U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence
Joining the Foreign Service in 2002, Fintor, a UM alumni and Detroit native, served as U.S. Embassy spokesperson in the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe. As Diplomat in Residence (DIR), Fintor provides information on State Department opportunities…
Faculty affiliates

Megan A. Stewart

Associate Professor and Director of the International Policy Center
Megan A. Stewart is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Her research interests focus on explaining variation in how changes to social, economic, and political…
Staff

Nayab Ali

Assistant Program Manager
Nayab brings hands-on policy and research experience from her previous roles at The Brookings Institution and the Center for American Progress. She completed her undergraduate studies at Pitzer College in California. She holds a diploma in Politics,…