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John Ciorciari

Faculty Director

John Ciorciari

John Ciorciari (johncior@umich.edu) is an associate professor of public policy. His research interests include international law and politics in the Global South, particularly in Asia. He has been a national fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and as a Shorenstein Fellow at Stanford's Asia-Pacific Research Center. From 2004-07, he served as a policy official in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of International Affairs. Since 1999, he has been a legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, which promotes memory and justice. He is the co-author of Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Michigan, 2014) and author of The limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers Since 1975 (Georgetown, 2010). He is part of the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows.
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Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky

Senior Advisor

Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky

Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky (levitsky@umich.edu), 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 University of Michigan in the fall of 2006, Ambassador Levitsky taught for eight years as professor of practice in public administration and international relations at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and he has also taught at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
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Ambassador Susan D. Page

Professor of Practice

Ambassador Susan D. Page

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 served the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations in senior roles for decades, across East, Central, and Southern Africa, and in Haiti and Nepal. Page was the first U.S. ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan.
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Javed Ali

Associate professor of practice *fall 2021

Javed Ali

Javed Ali will begin his appointment as an associate professor of practice effective in fall 2021. Ali brings more than 20 years of professional experience in national security and intelligence issues in Washington, DC. He held positions in the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Zuzana Selcova Wiseley

Program Coordinator

Zuzana Wiseley

Zuzana Wiseley (zwiseley@umich.edu) serves as the WDC program coordinator. She helps with program development, policy engagements and center's events. Zuzana manages students' extracurricular programming and the Weiser Diplomacy Fellowship, she also supports the student funding opportunities. In the past, Zuzana served at two foreign missions as an assistant to ambassador.
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