Alphabetical List of Experts on International Relations
The natural law, the just war tradition, religion and culture, religion and politics, bioethics, evangelicalism, Christian social ethics
Dr. J. Daryl Charles is Director and Senior Fellow of the Bryan Institute for Critical Thought & Practice. He is author, co-author, or co-editor of eleven books, including (with David D. Corey) The Just War Tradition Reconsidered (forthcoming), (with DavidB. Capes) Thriving in Babylon(2010), (with Timothy J. Demy) War, Peace, and Christianity (2010), Retrieving the Natural Law: A Return to Moral First Things(2008),and Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition (2005). Charles served as the 2007-2008 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion & Public Life at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University. Before entering the classroom, Charles did public-policy research in the realm of criminal justice. His work has been published in a wide array of both scholarly and popular journals, including the Journal of Religious Ethics, Christian Scholars Review, First Things, Books & Culture,National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Philosophia Christi, Ethics & Medicine, Pro Ecclesia, and the Journal of Church and State.
International Relations, State & Local Government.
Neal Coates is Associate Professor of Political Science and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Abilene Christian University. He holds a B.A. in Government from Abilene Christian University, a J.D. from the University of Kansas, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. He has experience in local and state law and politics, having served as Staff Attorney for the Texas Department of Insurance in Austin, in the Financial Division and the Legal Compliance Section, and as Assistant City Attorney for the City of College Station, Texas. Coates has published and presented on a range of topics including evidence in criminal trials, zoning adult bookstores, the Texas Torts Claims Act, administrative penalties in Texas insurance law, Texas and the death penalty, and the forms of execution allowed under the Eighth Amendment. His writings also include various aspects of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention, the Bush Doctrine, and U.S. foreign policy in East Africa. In addition, he has three publications dealing with the topic of e-government, in Texas, China, and Zambia. Coates is currently at work on articles regarding the present-day situation for Christians in the Middle East and the historical recognition of the United States by France and Morocco.
Speaking: Professor Coates is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"Texas and its Unique Place in the Politics of the United States of America”
“The Death Penalty in Texas and the United States”
“International Rules for the Oceans Pursuant to the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention”
“Should the U.S. Join the UN Law of the Sea Treaty”
“E-government Around the World”
Phone: (325) 674-2917
Website: Abilene Christian University Faculty Page
American foreign policy, the politics of American national security, civil-military relations, the policymaking process
Peter D. Feaver (Ph.D., Harvard, 1990) is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) and also Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS). Feaver is author of Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations (Harvard Press, 2003) and of Guarding the Guardians: Civilian Control of Nuclear Weapons in the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992). He is co-author: with Christopher Gelpi and Jason Reifler, of Paying the Human Costs of War (Princeton University Press, 2009); with Susan Wasiolek and Anne Crossman, of Getting the Most Out of College(Ten Speed Press, 2008); and with Christopher Gelpi, of Choosing Your Battles: American Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force(Princeton University Press, 2004). He is co-editor, with Richard H. Kohn, of Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security (MIT Press, 2001). He has published numerous other monographs, scholarly articles, book chapters, and policy pieces on American foreign policy, public opinion, nuclear proliferation, civil-military relations, information warfare, and U.S. national security. From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on leave to be Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy, regional strategy reviews, and other political-military issues. In 1993-94, Feaver served as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy review, counterproliferation policy, regional nuclear arms control, and other defense policy issues. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, blogs at shadow.foreignpolicy.com, and is a Contributing Editor to Foreign Policy magazine.
Speaking: Professor Feaver is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"American Grand Strategy from Bush to Clinton to Bush to Obama"
"Civil-Military Relations and Surge Decisions: Iraq and Afghanistan"
"Getting the Best Out of College"
Phone: (919) 660-4331
Website: Duke Faculty Page
International Relations, Political Theory
Thomas Heilke is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Global and International Studies at the University of Kansas. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Calgary, and his Ph.D. from Duke University (1990). He is the author of several books, including: Voegelin on the Idea of Race: An Analysis of Modern European Racism (1990); Nietzsche’s Tragic Regime: Culture, Aesthetics, and Political Education (1998); Eric Voegelin: The Quest for Reality (1999). He is also editor or co-editor of several books, and author of numerous of articles and chapters in the areas of political theory, religion and politics, Protestant political thought, and international relations. When his administrative duties allow, he is currently at work on a co-authored book with his colleague, Brent Steele: As for the Gods: Religion in International Politics, under contract in the New Millennium Books in International Studies series at Rowman and Littlefield. He is also working on a book that examines ideas of friendship in the Protestant Reformation, and another that compares the political thought of John Howard Yoder and Reinhold Niebuhr.
Speaking: Professor Heilke is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"What is 'Global Religion,' Why Does it Matter, and What Should we Know About It?"
"What is Friendship? Why Does Thinking About Friendship Matter to Thinking About Religion or Politics?"
"How Should Christians Think About Politics?"
"Is it Possible for Christians to Think About Politics?"
Phone: (785) 864-6254
Website: University of Kansas Faculty Page
Religion and international affairs, Religion, war, and peace, The ethics of war/just war theory
Eric Patterson is Assistant Director at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government at George Town University. He previously served as White House Fellow at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the William C. Foster Fellow Visiting Scholar the U.S. Department of State.
Phone: (202) 687-2443
Website: Georgetown University Faculty Page
Critical international relations theory; regionalism and regionalization in the Asia-Pacific; regional security, conflict management and terrorism in Southeast Asia; Singapore foreign and security policy
See Seng Tan (Ph.D., Arizona State, 1999) is Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is Head of Research for the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) and Head of the Centre for Multilateralism Studies (CMS), both located at the RSIS. He is the author/editor of: Regionalism in Asia Vol. 1: International Relations Theory and ASEAN (Routledge, 2009); Regionalism in Asia Vol. 2: ASEAN and Regional Security of Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2009);Regionalism in Asia Vol. 3: Regional Order and Architecture in Asia (Routledge, 2009); Regionalism in Asia Vol. 4: Non-official Diplomacy and Activism in Asia (Routledge, 2009); Bandung Revisited: The Legacy of the 1955 Asian-African Conference for International Order(National University of Singapore Press, 2008); The Role of Knowledge Communities in Constructing Asia-Pacific Security (Edwin Mellen, 2007); Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation: National Interests and Regional Order (M.E. Sharpe, 2004); and After Bali: The Threat of Terrorism in Southeast Asia (World Scientific, 2003). He has published numerous other monographs, scholarly articles, book chapters, and policy pieces on his areas of expertise. As a principal investigator and/or project director, he is the recipient of grants totaling in excess of USD 1 million from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Korea Foundation, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and the ASEAN Secretariat. He has served as an external consultant for the Asian Development Bank, the ASEAN Secretariat, and various ministries and agencies of the Singapore Government. In 2009 he was Visiting Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He is a member of the Singapore executive committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP). He and wife Trina, formerly a Microsoft manager, have a daughter Elisabeth. .
Speaking: Professor Tan is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"Regional cooperation and regional institutional architecture in Asia-Pacific"
"East Asia and Southeast Asia"
"U.S. foreign policy towards the Asia-Pacific"
"Singapore foreign and security policy"