Ohio University

Diplomacy, Strategy & Development

Ohio University faculty across the humanities and social sciences study various aspects of diplomacy, strategy and geopolitics, and local and international development in the modern age and in our time. Their methodologies range from micro- and macro-economics to the study of international organizations, the significance of science and technology, and the effects of religion to diplomatic and political histories of modern Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

More detailed information can be found on the faculty biography pages.

Dr. Olga Belskaya, Assistant Professor of Economics, specializes in labor economics, economics of education, and development economics.

Dr. John Brobst, Associate Professor and Graduate Director of History, specializes in British imperial and international history.

Dr. T. David Curp, Associate Professor of History, teaches a variety of courses on contemporary European history, with an emphasis on Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Dr. Victoria Lee, Assistant Professor of History, specializes in the role of Japan in 20th and 21st century science and technology.

Dr. James (Jim) Mosher, Associate Professor of Political Science, specializes in West European politics, comparative political economy and international political economy.

Dr. Chester J. Pach, Jr., Associate Professor of History, specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations and recent U.S. history. His research has focused on U.S. involvement in the Cold War and the Vietnam War as well as the Eisenhower, Johnson, and Reagan presidencies.

Dr. Julia Paxton, Professor of Economics, teaches classes on poverty, altruism, development economics, international agricultural development, and microfinance.

Dr. Nukhet Sandal, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies, specializes in human security, religion and global politics, conflict management, and the politics of divided societies.

Dr. Takaaki Suzuki, Director of East Asian Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science, works primarily in the field of International Relations and Comparative Politics.

Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer, Associate Professor of History, Associate Professor of History and Director of CHI; specializes in modern military and international history.