January 30, 2017
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I am Professor emerita of Political Science and Political Economy at the University of California Berkeley and the former Director of Berkeley’s Center for German and European Studies. I teach courses on Theories of International Political Economy, American Foreign Policy, Feminist Theories of International Relations, and currently, Ethnic and Religious Conflict, as well as Global Conflict and the Refugee Crisis. I have written policy papers, articles, and a co-edited book on the causes of cultural conflict in Europe, Greece, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslavia. Most recently I received fellowships from the Turkish National Science Foundation and from the European Commission to study the demographics of the refugee crisis in Turkey and Europe, and, in the summer of 2015, I became an "accidental volunteer" along with my colleagues from Yasar University, providing aid to refugees living on the streets in Izmir, Turkey. In 2016 I was a Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance. In 2019 I served in a Medical Mission at Hospital de la Familia in Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala. Most recently I was elected as a Trustee on the Board of Alpine County Unified School Diristict and have written about Liberal Democracy and its future prospects.