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Emeritus faculty

Robert Axelrod

William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
Robert Axelrod is the William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, having held appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science. His areas of…
Visiting faculty

Shannon Farrell

U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence
Shannon Farrell is a U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence at the Ford School. Shannon joined the Foreign Service in 2003 after working as a corporate attorney in private practice for eight years. She served overseas most recently as the Consul…
Research faculty

Scott Atran

Adjunct Research Professor
Scott Atran is an anthropologist who experiments on ways scientists and ordinary people categorize and reason about nature, on the cognitive and evolutionary psychology of religion, and on limits of rational choice in political and cultural conflict.…
Core faculty

Javed Ali

Associate Professor of Practice
Ali is a former senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, with over 20 years of professional experience in national security and intelligence issues in Washington, D.C. He served in the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he also held senior positions on joint duty assignments at the National Intelligence Council, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the National Security Council.
Core faculty

John D. Ciorciari

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ciorciari is an associate 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.
Core faculty

Yazier Henry

Lecturer in Public Policy
Henry has written and published on the political economy of social voice, memory, trauma, identity, peace processes, Truth Commissions, international transitional justice and international humanitarian law. His research and writing projects focus on how structural and administrative violence come to be institutionalized during post-colonial transitions. His current work is on the discourse of human rights, structural violence and the politics of official voice.
Core faculty

Melvyn Levitsky

Professor of International Policy and Practice
Levitsky serves as senior associate of the school's International Policy Center, and senior advisor to the Weiser Diplomacy Center. During his 35-year career as a U.S. diplomat, Levitsky was ambassador to Brazil from 1994-98 and held such senior positions as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters, ambassador to Bulgaria, deputy director of the Voice of America, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights.
Core faculty

Joy Rohde

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Rohde is historian who specializes in the relationship between policy knowledge, technology, and American democracy. At Michigan, she is also affiliated with the Department of History, the Science, Technology, and Society Program, and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program.
PhD Students

Eitan Paul

Eitan Paul is a joint PhD candidate in Public Policy and Political Science. He studies the effects of civil society and social accountability initiatives on the quality of democratic representation and the distribution of public goods in Southeast…

Faculty expertise

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In the Media

Ali comments on DHS, FBI warning to communities of faith

Jan 18, 2022 ABC News
Following a hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned communities of faith that they will continue to be targets of domestic violent extremists. Javed Ali, professor of practice, provided insight...
In the Media

Dean Barr featured in DPTV special about Jan. 6 insurrection

Jan 6, 2022 Detroit Public TV
Commemorating the one-year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, Detroit Public TV produced a special reflecting on the events of that day and their consequences, featuring an interview with Dean Michael Barr. "It highlighted a significant...
News

Ali reflects on Jan. 6 insurrection and its implications

Jan 6, 2022
As the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection approached, the investigations into the causes and participants, as well as any changes in security or policy, came into focus. Since the insurrection, over 700 people have been charged in connection...
In the Media

Ali warns of COVID-related military susceptibility to extremism

Dec 23, 2021 The Hill
As the Pentagon begins to separate out non-vaccinated personnel across different services for refusing to comply with the Defense Department’s COVID vaccine mandate, a risk exists that those people could become targets of domestic extremist...
News

Ali rings alarm bells on national security

Dec 10, 2021 Protect Democracy
In a week when President Biden convened a global summit on democracy, Javed Ali joined two other national security experts in who signed an open letter to Congress highlighting the security dangers that have risen from election subversion. Watch the...
In the Media

Page expresses “serious alarm” about crisis in Sudan

Dec 2, 2021 Dabanga
Ambassador Susan D. Page joined former colleagues and academics in publishing An Appeal on Sudan to Senior United States Government Officials. The group, identifying themselves as “concerned individuals”, said, “The military takeover on 25...
In the Media

Ali on threats against educators

Nov 16, 2021 The Wall Street Journal
A recent FBI internal memo instructed heads of the agency’s criminal and counterterrorism divisions to flag all assessments and investigations into potentially criminal threats, harassment and intimidation of educators with a “threat tag."  "It’s...
News

Ali on rising security issues at home and abroad

Nov 11, 2021
On election security as a national security issue Javed Ali and a bipartisan group of former national security officials recently co-signed a letter urging Congress to take more action against the security threat of election...
News

Ali comments on Russian cyberattack

Oct 27, 2021
Javed Ali explained what happened in the most recent Russian cyberattack. "What Microsoft disclosed at a threat conference over the weekend is that the Russian security service, known as the FDR, which has been responsible for launching a series...
In the Media

Ali weighs in on nuclear engineer charged with espionage

Oct 11, 2021 ABC News Australia
The FBI recently revealed that they charged a naval nuclear engineer and his wife with espionage for attempting to share information on U.S. submarine technology with another country. Javed Ali commented on the situation. "Usually, when the U.S....
News

U.S. counterterrorism efforts moving forward - Ali

Sep 21, 2021
Javed Ali, associate professor of practice and counterterrorism expert, provided counterterrorism insights in a number of news outlets this week. "9/11 was such a profoundly important moment, not only in US history, but I would argue in...
News

Journalists discuss covering 9/11 and its aftermath

Sep 10, 2021
Highlights from “Covering 9/11: How the attacks shaped our world today,” a conversation with journalists Beth Fertig of WNYC (and U-M alum) and nationally-syndicated columnist Aisha Sultan (and former Knight Wallace Fellow), at the annual Josh...
News

Ali examines the enduring threat domestic terrorism

Sep 8, 2021
In a opinion for the Atlantic Council, Javed Ali said the U.S. has not hit "the peak" of this wave yet, prompting higher security measures from the Biden administration. "The large number of current domestic terrorism investigations by the FBI...
News

Ali considers U.S.-Taliban relationship

Sep 1, 2021
Now that the United States is fully withdrawn from Afghanistan, what will counterterrorism in the region look like? Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided commentary to several outlets. "I would argue that ISIS-Khorasan has remained...
In the Media

Ali weighs in on U.S. relationship with Afghanistan

Jun 27, 2021 Defense One
In anticipation of President Biden's meeting with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, which addressed questions about what the relationship between the two countries will look like once the U.S. military leaves the area, Javed Ali, incoming...