Departments and Research Centers

Weiser Diplomacy Center

The Weiser Diplomacy Center serves as a hub for engagement with the foreign policy community, bringing a diverse cadre of seasoned diplomats and foreign policy experts to campus and creating new opportunities for students and faculty.

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Visiting faculty

Stephen E. Biegun

Visiting Policy Practitioner, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Stephen E. Biegun is a visiting policy practitioner with the Weiser Diplomacy Center at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He has more than three decades of international affairs experience in government and the…
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…
Visiting faculty

Carol Giacomo

Visiting Policy Practitioner, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Carol Giacomo is a visiting policy practitioner at the Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center. Giacomo became the chief editor of Arms Control Today, a monthly magazine on nonproliferation and global security, in April 2021 following 13 years as a…
Visiting faculty

Daniel Shields

Visiting Policy Practitioner, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel Shields is a visiting policy practitioner at the Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center. He consults, teaches courses and conducts simulations relating to diplomacy and U.S.-Asia relations. From 2015-18, while on detail from…
Core faculty

John D. Ciorciari

Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
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.
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

Susan D. Page

Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy, Weiser Diplomacy Center; Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law School
Page applies her vast foreign policy experience to the Weiser Diplomacy Center. She 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 and served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations in Haiti.
Staff

Matt Doss

Administrative Assistant, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Matt Doss is the administrative assistant for the Weiser Diplomacy Center at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Previously, Matt served as U.S. policy director for the Great Lakes Commission. Matt has more than two…
Staff

Zuzana Selcova Wiseley

Assistant Program Manager, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Zuzana Selcova Wiseley is the assistant program manager for the Weiser Diplomacy Center. Zuzana has over 20 years of experience in private and public sector of international affairs and higher education. She is a Comenius University alum (M.Ed '02)…
Staff

Zalma Valencia

Administrative Assistant, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
Zalma Valencia is the administrative assistant for the Ford School's International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy…