Director and Staff

IPC draws on the knowledge, expertise and energy of faculty, students, alumni and practitioners from the FOrd School, University of Michigan and around the world to advance our goals of conducting innovative interdisciplinary research and education on perssing global issues.

IPC Director

John Ciorciari ( is an Associate Professor of Public Policy. His research interests include international law and politics in the Global South, particularly in Asia. He has been a National Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and as a Shorenstein Fellow at Stanford's Asia-Pacific Research Center. From 2004-07, he served as a policy official in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of International Affairs. Since 1999, he has been a legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, which promotes memory and justice. He is the co-author of Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Michigan, 2014) and author of The Limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers since 1975 (Georgetown, 2010). He is part of the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie fellows.

Global Engagement Program Manager

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Cliff Martin ( is our Global Engagement Program Manager. He leads IPC's efforts to help design, manage, and support international policy courses at the Ford School, as well as related events and co-curricular programs. He also helps lead IPC initiatives to foster interdisciplinary research, cultivate strong ties to international policy practitioners, and develop opportunities and resources for students. He has a B.A. in Global Studies from The College of William & Mary and an M.A. in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School at the University of Denver.

Sharon Disney of the Ford School currently provides administrative support for IPC activities.