Patrick Clairzier American Graduate School in Paris, Journal founder, Editor-in-Chief, Board member
Clairzier is a Professor at the American Graduate School, Université Paris-II-Panthéon-Assas, Université de Cergy-Pontoise and PhD candidate whose research focuses on issues of international political economy and sustainable development. He has worked as a consultant at the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris and has worked in the financial sector for many years. He has authored articles such as “Paths to Development through Trade: EU-Led Trade Liberalization vs South-South Cooperation” and “Confronting Capitalism: Traditional Movements & Alternatives.” He is also founder and editor-in-chief of The Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development.
AJ Morgen American Graduate School in Paris, Board member & Editorial staff
Morgen is currently based in the disputed territory of Abyei as a Programme Officer for the International Organization for Migration, focused on gender, livelihoods, and peacebuilding activities. Previous to her time with IOM, Ms. Morgen has worked with organizations such as UNESCO (France), the International Center for Transitional Justice (South Africa), Forcier Consulting (South Sudan) Amnesty International (USA), and Friends of Orphans (Uganda). She holds a Master’s in Trauma and Violence Interdisciplinary Studies from New York University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.
Tierra McMahon Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Board member & Editorial staff
McMahon is a Policy Analyst at the OECD, where, as part of the organization’s global strategy, she works with non-member countries, particularly in the Eurasia region. Her education comprises the politics-philosophy-economics (PPE) triad, including a French masters degree in international economics and development from Université Paris Dauphine and an American masters degree in international relations and diplomacy from the American Graduate School in Paris. McMahon has extensive editing experience in international organizations (e.g. the OECD, UNESCO) as well as in academia and possesses an unyielding appreciation for written expression, debate and exchange.
Ashley Stepanek Lockhart Institute of Education at University of London, Board member & Communication
Lockhart is a specialist in international education and development. She currently works as a researcher for the Global Education Monitoring Report at UNESCO on areas of lifelong learning, global citizenship education and education for sustainable development. She has previously consulted for the organization on issues related to gender inequality, youth participation, adult literacy and TVET. Ashley has taught in a variety of contexts ranging from intermediate and secondary school in Cambodia to higher education with Université Pantheon-Assas and INSEEC in Paris. Her school-based and larger organizational experience includes management, planning and programming. She is currently pursuing a Masters with the Institute of Education at the University of London, and has a Masters in International Relations & Diplomacy from AGS. Earlier on in her career, Ashley applied an English Literature degree from UC Berkeley to work in communications, journalism and publishing.
Steven P. McGiffen American Graduate School in Paris, Board member, Editorial staff
McGiffen is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the American Graduate School in Paris. He has a PhD in US political history, a subject he has taught at the University of Manchester, England and the UK’s Open University. From 1986 to 1999 he was political assistant to a Member of the European Parliament, after which he joined the secretariat of the European Parliament’s United Left Group, representing the Socialist Party of the Netherlands, for whom he continues to work as a translator and occasional consultant. His books include Globalisation (2002), The European Union: A Critical Guide (2005), Biotechnology: Corporate Power vs the People’s Interest (2006), Poisoned Spring: The European Union and Water Privatisation (2009, with Kartika Liotard), and a historical novel, Tennant’s Rock (2001). His most recent publication is “European Neighbourhood Policy: Path to Democracy or Road to Co-option? Dynamic versus Passive Revolution in the Arab Spring” in Osha, S (ed) The Social Contract in Africa (Pretoria, Africa Institute of South Africa, 2014).
Warren Haffar Arcadia University, Board member
Haffar is Director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution MA Program. He received his Ph.D. and MA in Conflict Analysis and Peace Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, and his BS in Political Science from the University of Utah in 1990. In his 15 years at Arcadia he’s developed expertise in international development and conflict resolution, teaching graduate and undergraduate field study courses in East and West Africa, Latin America, Northern Ireland, Cyprus and South Korea.
Larry Kilman American Graduate School in Paris, Board member & Editorial staff
Mr. Kilman is Associate Director of the American Graduate School in Paris. His career spans over forty years in media and communications in the US, Europe, and Asia, with the common thread of defending information as a tool of democracy. He worked as a journalist with press, broadcast, and international news agencies, primarily The Associated Press (AP) and Agence France Presse (AFP), and served as a publication editor for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He is the former Secretary-General of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). He also works with UNESCO as a specialist consultant on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. As well, he serves as Associate Director for Communications for the London-based Institute for Media Strategies.
David Feldman University of California, Santa Barbara, Editorial staff
Feldman is a scholar-activist and a graduate student in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a BA in Psychology from Vassar College and an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the American Graduate School in Paris. His research interests include Marxian political sociology, critical political economy, the Border Spectacle, and critical globalization studies.
Caitlyn Guthrie American Graduate School in Paris, Editorial staff
Guthrie graduated from the International Relations & Diplomacy program at the American Graduate School in Paris in January 2015 and is currently working as a consultant on the Global Relations team at the OECD's Directorate for Education and Skills. Prior to joining the OECD, Caitlyn worked as a volunteer with Bibliothèques sans Frontières, a Paris-based NGO and as an intern at USAID's headquarers in Washington D.C.
Tim Francis American Graduate School in Paris, Editorial staff
Francis is a consultant for the Communication and Information sector at UNESCO, working in the Section for Media Development & Society. Originally hailing from New Zealand, in 2014 he graduated from the American Graduate School in Paris with an M.A. in International Relations & Diplomacy and from Université Paris-Sud with an M2 in Strategic Negotiation & Diplomacy. Prior to coming to France, he worked for several years in the private sector in marketing and communications in Melbourne, Tokyo, and Santiago.