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Faculty Experts on International Issues

Georgetown faculty experts are able to talk about global competitiveness as it relates to the United States' economy, innovation and international relations.

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Faculty Experts Include:

Reena Aggarwal

Reena Aggarwal, professor of business administration and finance, specializes in international stock markets, initial public offerings and corporate governance. Her current research focuses on international investments by mutual funds, international corporate governance and market valuation, demutualization of stock exchanges and public offerings. She is a frequent contributor to media outlets regarding the international financial crisis. She has published numerous articles on mutual fund investments; corporate governance and valuation; initial public offerings in the U.S., Switzerland, Brazil, Mexico and Chile; emerging markets of Asia and Latin America; and functioning of stock exchanges.

Jacques Berlinerblau

Jacques Berlinerblau is an associate professor and director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at the School of Foreign Service. Berlinerblau has published on a wide variety of issues – the composition of the Hebrew Bible, the sociology of heresy, modern Jewish intellectuals, African-American and Jewish-American relations and anti- and philo-Semitism. He has published several books, most recently How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012), as well as Thumpin' It: The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today's Presidential Politics (2008) and The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously (2005). Berlinerblau is also a participant in the On Faith website sponsored by Newsweek and The Washington Post.

Victor Cha

Victor Cha, director of Asian studies and the D.S. Song Chair in Government, returned to Georgetown in fall 2007. Beginning in 2004, Cha served as an advisor to the president at the White House, and as director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, where he was responsible for Japan, the two Koreas, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island nations. He has acted as a consultant on East Asian security issues for different branches of the U.S. government, and is a frequent contributor and guest analyst for various top-tier media outlets on U.S. relations with North Korea, China and Japan. He is the author or co-author of five books, including Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies with Dave Kang (Columbia University Press, 2004), Beyond the Final Score: The Politics of Sport in Asia (Columbia, 2009) and The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future (HarperCollins, 2012).

Robert Lieber

Robert J. Lieber is professor of government and international affairs at Georgetown. He has previously served as chair of the government department and interim chair of psychology. Lieber is author or editor of 16 books on international relations and U.S. foreign policy, and he has served as an advisor to several presidential campaigns, the State Department, and drafters of U.S. National Intelligence Estimates. His previous book, The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century, earned high praise from reviewers, one of whom wrote that, “This may be the best book on American foreign policy written since September 11.” Lieber’s latest book, Power and Willpower in the American Future: Why the U.S. is Not Destined to Decline, has been published by Cambridge University Press and is available in hardcover, paperback, and e-reader. Watch Lieber discuss some of these issues.

Ambassador Dennis Ross

Dennis Ross is a distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy in the Walsh School of Foreign.A counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Ross has played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process for more than 12 years. A highly skilled diplomat, he served two years as special assistant to President Obama as well as to the National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and a spent a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, focusing on Iran. He was directly and extensively involved in the peace process of the region in both the George H. W. Bush and Clinton administrations. Ross has published extensively on the former Soviet Union, arms control, and the greater Middle East. His articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, National Interest, Washington Quarterly, and Foreign Affairs. His books include The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace (2004) and Statecraft, And How to Restore America's Standing in the World (2007).

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