Visiting scholars

IPC hosts faculty and researchers through our visiting scholars 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.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact John Ciorciari, IPC director ([email protected]).

Current IPC visiting scholar

Jim Siekmeier

Dr. James Siekmeier

James Siekmeier received his PhD in history from Cornell in 1993, specializing in the history of U.S. foreign relations towards Latin America. He has taught at colleges and universities in Washington, D.C., New York, Iowa, Texas, and in Bolivia, on two Fulbright Grants (where he taught courses on North American history in Spanish). From 2001 to 2007 he compiled the American Republics volumes in the Foreign Relations of the US Series, the official documentary history of US foreign policy put out by the US State Dept. He has published The Bolivian Revolution and the United States, 1952-Present (Penn State University Press, 2011) as well Latin American Nationalism: Identity in Globalizing World (Bloomsbury, 2017). Currently, he is an associate professor of history at West Virginia University.

Past IPC visiting scholars

  • IPC Visiting Scholar, Visiting Carnegie Scholar at the University of Michigan 2017–2018.

    Yousuf Al Busaidi is a 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. He has more than 15 years’ experience in crafting and implementing strategic plans at the organizational and national levels. 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 taught PubPol 750: Economic Development in the Persian Gulf.

    IPC Visiting Scholar, January–August 2017.

    Carrie Booth Walling is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Albion College. She is author of All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press 2013). 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 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).

    IPC Visiting Scholar, 2015–2017.

    Valentina Duque ​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. Her research interests include human capital, health, development. 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.

    IPC Visiting Scholar, 2015–2017.

    Tim Maurer 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 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.

    IPC Visiting Scholar, 2013.

    Kennedy Alatinga 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.

    Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School, 2009.

    Giuseppe De Arcangelis 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.

    Visiting Associate Professor in the Economics Department, Visiting Scholar at the Ford School, 2008–2009.

    Insan Tunali 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. 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.

    Visiting Assistant Professor at the Ford School, 2008–2009.

    Sujata Visaria 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.

    IPC Visiting Fellow, 2006–2007.

    Evzen Kocenda 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.

    IPC Visiting Scholar, 2006.

    Lihui Tian 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.

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