May 26, 2023

April Faculty Updates

In April, Professor Jennifer Trahan published: "Don't be Fooled by U.S. Smoke and Mirrors on the Crime of Aggression: Weak Proposals Carry the Risk of Weak Results" in Just Security.


Professor Trahan also published the book review, "Symposium on International Conflict and Security Law: A Research Handbook – Use of Force, Veto Use at the UN Security Council, and the Crime of Aggression." The review, found on Opinio Juris, outlines key chapters on force in International Law, the UN Security Council, and the Crime of Agression.

Mary Beth Altier

Professor Mary Beth Altier (pictured above, second from the right) presented on the closing panel "What Does Effective Reintegration Programming Look Like?" at the UN's Managing Exit from Armed Conflicts Evidence and Learning Conference, which was sponsored by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDR) and United Nations University.


Under the leadership of Professor Michael F. Oppenheimer, throughout the last 10 years, students at the Center for Global Affairs have conducted research and consulting for the CTED, which reports to the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Security Council. Assignments have covered a range of urgent, emerging terrorism challenges confronting the UN and its member states.

To celebrate this milestone, alumni, current students, and CTED leadership gathered together to reflect on past projects and hear from students engaged in the current project on terrorist repatriation.

Above, David Scharia, the Director of CTED, reflects with the group at the celebration event on the contribution of specific CGA projects to CTED’s mission. Watch the video of the event here

Learn more about these impactful applied research project opportunities here:


Professor Kane

Professor Kane's latest piece "5 Reasons the President Has Little Control Over the Economy" was published in Big Think. The article's key takeaways are as follows: "Americans tend to credit or blame the president for economic outcomes depending on the president's political party. Not only is this unfair, it is unrooted from reality. There are at least five major factors that limit a president’s ability to 'handle' the national economy."

Read more of CGA Professor Kane's latest piece in Big Think

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