IPC hosts faculty and researchers through our Visiting Scholar program. We provide visiting scholars with offices, opportunities to use library facilities and participate in scholarly activities at the University of Michigan, and become part of our community of IPC affiliated scholars. Please feel free to contact us to inquire about this opportunity.
Current IPC Visiting Scholars
Dr. Yousuf Al Busaidi is an IPC visiting scholar and a Visiting Carnegie Scholar at the University of Michigan. He is Research Director for Culture, Basic, and Social Science at The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman and a visiting assistant professor of management at Sultan Qaboos University. His duties include planning and running various research funding programs, working with public and private organizations inside Oman and abroad in the areas of research and building collaborative relationships. He was previously head of the management department at College of Economic and Political Science and an assistant professor of management at Sultan Qaboos University. He has more than 15 years’ experience in crafting and implementing strategic plans at the organizational and national levels. He has also been involved in assessment and evaluation of several academic programs for Oman’s Ministry of Higher Education. He has a number of publications in international refereed journals and has presented academic papers in conferences around the world. He received his Ph.D in Strategic Management and International Business from the University of Texas at Arlington and his Master of Business Administration from Kansas State University. Yousuf will teach PubPol 750: Economic Development in the Persian Gulf in the second half of the fall term.
Carrie Booth Walling is an IPC visiting scholar from January to August 2017. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Albion College. Her research focuses on international responses to mass atrocity crimes including military humanitarian intervention and human rights trials; and how human rights norms are changing the meaning of state sovereignty at the United Nations. She is author of All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press 2013). She has published widely on ethnic cleansing, humanitarian intervention, transitional justice, and international human rights trials in leading journals. Working collaboratively with Susan Waltz (University of Michigan), Walling launched a website on human rights advocacy and the history of international human rights standards. She was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Scholar of the Year Award in 2015 and the New Development Fellowship in 2014 for her scholarship. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights from the University of Minnesota. Before joining the faculty at Albion in 2011, Walling was a postdoctoral fellow with the Michigan Society of Fellows at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (2008-2011). She also holds a BA in International Relations from James Madison College, Michigan State University and Masters degrees in Strategic Studies and Political Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and University of Minnesota, respectively.
Valentina Duque is an IPC Visiting Scholar from 2015-17. She is a PhD Candidate in Social Policy at the School of Social Work at Columbia University, She is currently a fellow at the Columbia Population Research Center, and a visiting scholar at the International Policy Center (IPC) at the University of Michigan beginning Fall 2015. She received the Mellon Interdisciplinary Graduate fellowship for 2013-2014, and the Hewlett Foundation/ IIE Dissertation Fellowship, in Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development, for 2013-2014. Her research interests include human capital, health, development. She has taught both microeconomics and macroeconomics at Columbia University; and Economic History at the University of Los Andes. Duque earned her Ph.D. in Social Policy from Columbia University (2015), an M.A. in Economics, at the University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 2008; and her B.A. as a Civil Engineer, at the University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia in 2004. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Population studies Center, University of Michigan.
Past IPC Visiting Scholars
Kennedy Alatinga was an IPC visiting scholar in 2013, when he won an African Presidential scholars Award from the University of Michigan. He is now a lecturer in the Department of Community Development in the University of Development Studies (Ghana). He specializes in health financing, public policy and governance, and poverty research. He has an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.
Tim Maurer is an IPC visiting scholar for the 2015-2017 period. He is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and visiting scholar at the Ford School’s International Policy Center. His research focuses on cyberwarfare and the global cyber-security norms process, and he is writing a book on cybersecurity and proxy actors. He previously directed New America’s Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project. He serves as a member of the Research Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and the Freedom Online Coalition’s cybersecurity working group “An Internet Free and Secure.” He also co-chaired the Civil Society Advisory Board for the Global Conference on Cyberspace. He holds an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School. His thesis was a research project on transnational organized crime conducted for the White House National Security Council.
Giuseppe De Arcangelis was a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School in 2009, on leave from Sapienza University of Rome where he is a Professor of Economics. He consults as a senior economist with the Italian Trade Commission and with Italian NGO Prometeia to "fine-tune" a highly-disaggregated econometric model of world export and import flows for forecasting purposes. His research focuses, among other topics, on fiscal policy; international migration; and international transmission of business cycles. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan.
Insan Tunali was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Economics Department and a Visiting Scholar at the Ford School in 2008-09. He is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey, where he teaches courses on Econometrics, Labor Economics and Statistics. His recent research focuses on population and labor market dynamics in Turkey & the Middle East, and household survey methodology. He has keen interest in economic policies that concern labor markets and contributes to policy discussions at various national and international platforms. Tunali earned his PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and held regular faculty positions at Middle East Technical University, Cornell and Tulane and visiting positions at the University of Chicago and UCLA.
Sujata Visaria was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Ford School in 2008-09. She is currently an assistant professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School. Her research focuses on understanding institutional constraints to development. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.
"George" Lihui Tian was an IPC Visiting Scholar in 2006. He is now a Professor of Finance at Nankai University in China. He is a lawyer and academic expert on issues including shareholding structures, initial public offerings and bank lending. He did his bachelor studies in both finance and law at the Peking University. After receiving his PhD in finance and economics from the London Business School, he became a Davidson visiting fellow at the University of Michigan Business School, a visiting fellow of British Academy and a visiting professor of Copenhagen Business School.
Evzen Kocenda was an IPC Visiting Fellow in 2006 and 2007. He is currently a Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University (Prague). His research focuses on applied economics and econometrics, international finance, and economic development in transitional economies. He graduated in 1985 from the Prague School of Economics in International Trade Management and has an M.A. in Economics from the University of Toledo and Ph.D. from the University of Houston.