Professor Beverly Crawford Ames

University of California Berkeley

Refugee resources

Berkeley Blogs


January 30, 2017

"Refugees are Heroes: The Ban Hurts Us All"

February 11, 2016 - "Why don't refugees fly?"


Facebook Groups I administer:

The Political Economy Group

In Solidarity with Refugees in Izmir


Past Courses:

International And Area Studies IAS 194 Ethnic and Religious Conflict


Olli 2017 "Fake News" or "Real News": What's the Difference and How to Know


Modern Theories of Political Economy


Classical Theories of Political Economy


"Fake News" or "Real News": What's the Difference and How to Know




contact: bev[at]berkeley[dot]edu

 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.

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Olli 2018

Is Liberalism Ending? 



University of Haifa The Global Refugee Crisis