Faculty Q&A

Political Science Professor Donald Green

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In the last presidential election, 58.6 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. That’s lower than most developed countries, even after factoring out those, like Belgium and Turkey, where voting is compulsory.

Award-winning producer James Schamus directs Phillip Roth's Indignation for the silver screen. Photo Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

James Schamus is a longtime film professor at the School of Arts, where this fall he will teach courses on “Topics in American Film” and “The Western.” Last year, he was inducted into the 25 Year Club at Columbia.

Turkuler Isiksel

Turkuler Isiksel was born in Turkey but left to attend university in Edinburgh, later receiving her Ph.D. from Yale.

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As the country mourned 49 deaths in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and wondered what could have been done to prevent the tragedy, Democrats and Republicans introduced gun-safety measures in the Senate.

Frances Negrón-Muntaner on Latinos in Media

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Stuart Gottlieb is an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, where he teaches courses on American foreign policy, counterterrorism and international security.
Brigitte L. Nacos, an adjunct professor of political science in the Department of Political Science, is an expert on terrorism and counterterrorism. She has lectured at the NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey.
Austin Long is an associate professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, where he teaches courses on security policy. He is also a member of the University's Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.
Jan Svejnar Political Economy Columbia University

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Jan Svejnar was born in Czechoslovakia when it was still in the grip of a totalitarian Communist regime. Certain things worked well, such as rebuilding the country from the devastation of World War II, yet there was very little freedom.
Adam Tooze Columbia University European History
The migration crisis, the specter of terrorism, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s brinksmanship, pressures on the European Union and financial turmoil in Greece are among the threats that have reverberated around the world.

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