Our online courses from International Relations Online are designed and led by world-class School of International Service (SIS) faculty members who are active leaders in the international affairs, service, and social enterprise communities. Faculty members work closely with students to lend their varied expertise and rich mentorship inside and outside the classroom. These faculty teach across different International Relations Online programs in International Relations and International Service.
Learn more about individual faculty members below.
Christine BN Chin
Dean, School of International Service
Dr. Chin researches the political economy of transnational migration, Southeast Asian studies and intercultural relations. She is the published author of three books and earned her PhD from American University.
Lead Faculty, Global Security
Benjamin is a post-doctoral research fellow in political sociology and international security with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. He earned his master’s and PhD from American University and serves as an officer in the U.S. Army National Guard.
John recently returned from a two-year stay in the United Arab Emirates, where he helped launch the undergraduate economics program at the new American University of Shirjah. He received his PhD in economics from UC Berkeley.
Sara has 17 years of international experience at the cross section of business and the social sector—most recently as the head of business development and strategy for the Creative Development Lab at Creative Associates International.
Sharon is an associate professor and Director of Doctoral Studies at SIS whose current work focuses on civil-military relations and nuclear weapon programs and nonproliferation. She holds a PhD in Political Science from MIT and was recently announced as a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.
Lead Faculty, Global Governance, Politics, and Security
Tazreena serves as Senior Professorial Lecturer in the Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) Program. Her areas of specialization include transitional justice, refugees and forced displacement, DDR, post-conflict governance, gender and conflict, and violent and non-violent mobilizations in South Asia.
Simon is the director of the Global Environmental Politics program at SIS, and an assistant professor of international relations. He is the co-founder of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment—an SIS scholarly initiative—and earned his PhD from American University.