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H. Brinton Milward
Director & Melody S. Robidoux Foundation Fund Chair
Email: milward@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 317
Brint Milward is the Director of the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. He holds the Melody S. Robidoux Foundation Fund Chair in Collaborative Governance. He was Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, which is co-chaired by...
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Min Woo Ahn
PhD Student
Email: minwooahn@email.arizona.edu
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Warren Alter
Adjunct Instructor
Email: warrenalter@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520 465-4015

Warren Alter, a 39-year retired veteran of the Pima County Sheriff's Department teaches Criminal Justice-Corrections Related courses.  Currently teaching PA445 in the Fall, and PA540 in Spring.


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Laura Bakkensen
Assistant Professor
Email: laurabakkensen@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Laura A. Bakkensen utilizes applied microeconomic and econometric techniques to study the economics of natural disasters, identifying current hazard risks and evidence of adaptation to damages and fatalities across the globe. She also evaluates individual and...
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Elizabeth Baldwin
Assistant Professor
Email: elizabethb@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 318A

Elizabeth Baldwin researches environmental, energy and water policy in the U.S. and internationally. She is broadly interested the role that non-state actors play in implementing natural resource policies, the way that laws and legal rules structure stakeholder involvement, and the degree to...
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Mark Barnard
Undergraduate Program Manager
Email: mbarnard@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7604
FAX: 520-621-5051
Office: Social Sciences 315
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Carl Bauer
Courtesy Faculty
Email: cjbauer@email.arizona.edu

Carl Bauer is Associate Professor in the School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Bauer teaches and does research about comparative and international water law and policy, taking an interdisciplinary approach that combines law, geography, and political economy....
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Alejandro Beltran
PhD Student
Email: alejandrobeltran@email.arizona.edu

Alejandro Beltran is a second year PhD student in Public Policy with a focus on how democracy and federalism affect taxation and budgeting. More specifically, observing how democratic competition is an incentive for local governments to collect more taxes. Alejandro is currently exploring how...
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Lena Berger
Post Doctoral Student
Email: bergerl@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7600
Office: Social Sciences 315
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Albert Bergesen
Courtesy Professor
Email: albert@email.arizona.edu

Professor and Head, School of Sociology and, by courtesy, Professor of Government and Public Policy, and Professor of Sociology in the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, Eller School of Management, at the...
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Logan Blair
PhD Student
Email: blairlo@email.arizona.edu
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Anne Boustead
Assistant Professor
Email: boustead@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3574
Office: Social Sciences 439B

Annie Boustead researches legal and policy issues related to electronic surveillance, privacy, policing, and drug policy.  She is particularly interested in empirically studying law enforcement surveillance, and evaluating the...
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Zachary Wyatt Boyett
PhD Student
Email: wyattboyett@email.arizona.edu
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Andrew Braden
PhD Student
Email: dbraden9@email.arizona.edu

Andrew Braden is a third year PhD student in International Relations with a focus on major powers, specifically their foreign aid giving behavior in response to terrorism.  Andrew is also interested in states foreign aid giving behavior in response to terrorism both inside and outside the...
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Jessica Maves Braithwaite
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Email: jbraith@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Science 337

Jessica Braithwaite's research addresses how repressive activities and institutional characteristics of governments influence (and are influenced by) violent and nonviolent strategies of domestic opposition groups. She also examines the origins of rebellion as a co-creator of the Foundations of...
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Alex Braithwaite
Professor & Associate Director
Email: abraith@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 314B

Alex Braithwaite's research and teaching focus upon the causes and contagion of violent and nonviolent conflict, including terrorism, protests, riots, civil war, and international wars. His research demonstrates that incidents of violent political conflict cluster in space and time, that...
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Ronald Breiger
Email: breiger@email.arizona.edu

Ronald Breiger works in the areas of social networks, stratification, math models, theory, and measurement issues in cultural and institutional analysis. He is fascinated by the prospects for encouraging closer intellectual relations between the sociology of culture, cultural studies, social...
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Talia Capozzoli
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Xiran Chen
PhD Student
Email: chenxiran@email.arizona.edu

Xiran Chen is a PhD student majoring in comparative politics and minoring in international relations. His research interests lie in the intersection of political violence, social movements, and political institutions. He is currently working on a project that examines the relationships between...
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Tingjia Chen
PhD Student
Email: tingjiachen@email.arizona.edu

My research area is in public policy and management, especially policy diffusion theory with regard to ...
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Jie MIng Chong
PhD Student
Email: chongjieming@email.arizona.edu
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Tiffany Chu
PhD Candidate
Email: tiffanychu@email.arizona.edu
Tiffany S. Chu is a Ph.D candidate of political science in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on conflict processes, decisions taken by forced migrants, and government repression and marginalization of societal actors. Her research is...
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Kirssa Cline Ryckman
Assistant Director- ISS Program
Email: klcline@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520 261 5528
Office: Social Science 328A1

Kirssa Cline Ryckman is the Assistant Director of the International Security Studies program. She teaches courses for the ISS program and at the undergraduate level on armed conflict and human security. Her research focuses on political conflict, including protest, terrorism, and civil war, and...
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Matthew Cobb
PhD Student
Email: cobbmr@email.arizona.edu

Matthew R. Cobb is a third-year PhD student in International Relations.  His research interests center on armed conflict and political instability.  His current projects include research on the urban-rural dynamics of civil conflict as well as analysis of international influences on military...
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Stephen Cornell
Email: scornell@email.arizona.edu

Stephen Cornell is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona. He also holds courtesy appointments in the School of Government and Public Policy, the James E. Rogers College of Law, and American Indian Studies. His work...
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Joseph Cox
PhD Student
Email: josephmcox7@email.arizona.edu
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Christopher Cruz
Academic Advisor
Email: cbcruz75@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7601
Office: Social Sciences 322E

Chris Cruz is an Undergraduate Academic Advisor for Criminal Justice Studies and Public Management & Policy (Last names beginning with A-K) student in the School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona.


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Justin Curtis
PhD Cadidate
Email: justin89@email.arizona.edu

I am broadly interested in authoritarian politics and political Islam. My dissertation explores the institutional conditions that limit Islamist violence and incentivize Islamist mobilization within political parties. 


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Jennifer Cyr
Associate Professor
Email: jmcyr@email.arizona.edu
Office: Social Sciences 328A2
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Diane Darling
Graduate Programs Manager
Email: dianedarling@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5161
FAX: 520-621-1000
Office: Social Sciences 315
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