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Armen Baibourtian

Ambassador Armen Baibourtian is a visiting professor coming to UMass from the realm of the United Nations diplomacy and international development. He was the Senior Adviser to the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia from 2008 to 2013. He twice served as the Armenian...Read more

Vincent Ferraro

Professor Vincent Ferraro is the Ruth Lawson Professor of Politics at Mount Holyoke College, where he has been teaching since 1976. His research focuses on changes in international relations since the Cold War, and he teaches courses on World Politics, American Foreign Policy and International Political Economy. Professor Ferraro...Read more

Michael Hannahan

Michael Hannahan, Director of the UMass Civic Initiative, a program based in the Donahue Institute. As Director, he has managed 47 different exchange programs over the past 11 years and has spoken extensively in Pakistan, Iraq, Indonesia, and Argentina. He has also managed programs in Croatia, Russia, and...Read more

Michael Klare

Michael Klare, Five College professor of peace and world security studies, and director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS), holds a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of the Union Institute.

Professor Klare has written...Read more

Alex Morse

Alex Morse was born and raised in Holyoke and is a proud product of the city's public schools. He is an alumnus of Brown University with a degree in urban studies, becoming the first in his family to graduate from college. On January 3, 2012, Alex B. Morse was...Read more

I am a PhD student with concentrations in contemporary political thought and comparative politics, and with a regional focus in Latin America. My research interests include comparative constitutionalism, theories of democracy and democratization, and the relationship between social movements and constitutional change. In my dissertation I will conduct a...Read more

Candan Turkkan

Candan Turkkan is a PhD candidate at University of Massachusetts Amherst, department of Political Science. Her dissertation (December 2016) traces the transformations in the supply chain of fresh fruits and vegetables in Turkey within the last 30 – 35 years. Focusing on both the economic and the legal reformulations...Read more

I am currently in my final year as a Ph.D. student at UMass Amherst (expecting to finish in March of 2018), with my major subfields being American Politics and Public Law. Before enrolling in graduate school, I earned law degrees in both The Netherlands and the United States and...Read more

Ethan Tupelo


While primarily interested in political theory and comparative politics, my interests span multiple subfields.  Specifically, I am interested in philosophical and practical justifications of the State and the possibility of creating political institutions that are not ultimately based on the threat of force, how oppressive institutions can...Read more


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