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Jennifer Butte-Dahl, MAAIS Director
Jennifer Butte-Dahl, MAAIS Director, has lived and worked on five continents and engaged on critical global challenges from vantage points across the international affairs spectrum – through business, government, philanthropy, social enterprise, the non-profit world, and beyond. She set up a small non-profit focused on entrepreneurship in post-apartheid South Africa, opened a sales support office for a large multinational in Dubai, and headed alliances for a social enterprise committed to providing renewable energy to communities around the world living without electricity. While working for the U.S. government, most recently as a senior advisor to the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State and other high-level presidential envoys, Jen was deeply engaged in furthering the State Department’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill, defining and advocating for U.S. government budget priorities, and managing complex diplomatic and development challenges facing the United States. She teaches a course at the Jackson School on Crafting and Influencing U.S. Foreign Policy. Jen earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She lives in Seattle on a floating home.
Reşat Kasaba is the Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies and Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
Kasaba’s main area of research has been the Ottoman Empire and Turkey and has covered economic history, state-society relations, migration, ethnicity and nationalism, and urban history. He is the author and editor of seven books and 43 articles dealing with the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, and the Middle East. Most recently, he edited volume four of the Cambridge History of Modern Turkey and wrote A Moveable Empire: Ottoman Empire, Migrants, and Refugees, (2010). Kasaba has received grants from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation. In 1999, he was the recipient of the University of Washington's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Gary G. Hamilton is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington. He is currently the Associate Director of the Jackson School of International Studies. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology. He specializes in historical/comparative sociology, economic sociology, and organizational sociology. He also specializes in Asian societies, with particular emphasis on East Asian societies. He has received a number of honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Fellowship from The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is an author of numerous articles and books, including most recently Emergent Economies, Divergent Paths, Economic Organization and International Trade in South Korea and Taiwan (with Robert Feenstra) (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Commerce and Capitalism in Chinese Societies (London: Routledge, 2006), and The Market Makers: How Retailers Are Changing the Global Economy (co-editor and contributor, Oxford University Press, 2011; paperback 2012).
Nadine C. Fabbi is the Associate Director of the Jackson School's Canadian Studies Center, Chair of the new UW minor in Arctic Studies, and UW Council Representative for University of the Arctic (UArctic). Nadine's research focuses on indigenous diplomacies and international relations in the Arctic. She taught the first ARCTIC courses offered at the UW (Future of Ice) and co-teaches the Task Force on the Arctic for the Jackson School. In addition, she has taught on Inuit history and political mobilization at the University of Alberta and the University Centre of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður, Iceland. Her recent publications include "Inuit foreign policy and international relations in the Arctic" (forthcoming, 2014) in the Handbook of the Politics of the Arctic, Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway; "Inuit Political Involvement in the Arctic" (2012) in the Arctic Yearbook 2012; “Geopolitics, Arctic Council, and Arctic Resources” (2012) with V. Gallucci and D. Hellmann, in Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change; and, "Inuktut Uqausiit (Inuit languages) in Canada," (2008) written for the Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium.
Vincent Gallucci is the Chair/Director of the Jackson School's Canadian Studies Center; the Director of the Center for Quantitative Sciences in the College of the Environment; Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; and Adjunct Professor in the Jackson School's Russia, East European and Central Asian Studies program, and the School for Environmental and Marine Affairs. Vince's research focus is the geopolitical dimensions of Arctic development as viewed from international actors' impact on the Arctic Council and related issues. He is also deeply involved with Arctic and sub-Arctic marine fisheries management and policy as well as endangered species protection. He has experience in Russia and published in the Russian Fisheries Science literature. He will help develop the scientific/political aspects of the Russian Federation's perspective in the Arctic debate. He has taught with a colleague a course on marine policy for more than ten years. He serves on an Arctic Biodiversity Assessment team appointed by the Arctic Council, helping represent diversity in both Arctic ecosystems and marine fishes. This will help establish a baseline for change that may occur due to global climatic or anthropomorphic factors. He serves on the Russian Academy of Science's editorial board for the journal "Regionalistica," which is devoted to research on the social and economic processes occurring in the Russian Far East.
Dave Johnson, Lecturer, is Co-Founder of Red Telescope Ventures. Dave has years of business leadership, technology and marketing experience to help clients make the most of their international programs. He has managed the deployment of cutting edge voice, data and video technical solutions at multiple Olympic Games, led multimillion-dollar global business development teams and activated global-marketing programs based upon some of the world's most highly visible and mission-critical technology deployments. Previously, Dave was the Director of Customer Experience marketing at Avaya, General Manager of Olympic Programs at Nortel and Avaya, and Director of Executive Operations for Nortel. From 2000 to 2005, he held various positions in sales and sales engineering at Nortel, and spent three years at AT&T in Data Technical Marketing. Dave holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business.
Frederick “Rick” Lorenz, Senior Lecturer, grew up in New York City and obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from Marquette University. Beginning in 1971 served a career in the U.S. Marine Corps as a judge advocate, including a tour as an infantry company commander. He went on to obtain an LLM (With Highest Honors) from George Washington University in Land Use Management and Control and practiced environmental/land use law between 1982 and 1991. In 1992, he joined the First Marine Expeditionary Force and was the senior legal advisor for the United Nations authorized military intervention in Somalia, and returned there as senior legal advisor for the UN evacuation in 1995. In 1996, he served in Bosnia as a senior legal advisor for the NATO implementation force, and went on to teach political science at the National Defense University. After his retirement from the Marine Corps as a colonel in 1998 he spent a year as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in St. Petersburg, Russia, teaching courses in international law, environmental law and U.S. foreign policy. In 2000, he served as a United Nations legal affairs officer in Kosovo, working in the UN Civil Administration and as Legal Advisor for the Regional Administrator in Mitrovica. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Jackson School of International Studies, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Law. His courses include International Humanitarian Law (the Law of Armed Conflict) and Legal Writing. He is a Senior Fellow for the Public International Law and Policy Group, see http://www.publicinternationallaw.org/ with missions in the Republic of Georgia and Armenia in 2006 and 2007, and three U.S. State Department-sponsored trips to Somaliland between 2008 and 2010.
Jamie Nelson, Lecturer, is Co-Founder of Red Telescope Ventures. Jamie provides unique insights and rigor in strategic planning and consultation services for organizations working in international development, international business and market research. He has extensive experience working for the U.S. government, the private sector and non-profit sectors throughout the Middle East and Africa. He has more than a decade of experience in strategic communications and advocacy for government, businesses and non-profits with a focus on policymaking, foreign affairs, and defense in the executive and legislative branches. Previously, Jamie served as the Director of Strategic Development at Concentric Advisors, the Director of Policy and Advocacy at williamsworks, a senior staff member to U.S. Senators Robert F. Bennett of Utah and Gordon H. Smith of Oregon, as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, an Associate Director at the White House, a Resident Program Officer for International Republican Institute’s in-country program in Iraq and a Defense Policy Analyst at the Government Accountability Office.
Robert Pekkanen is Associate Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 2002. His research interests lie in electoral systems, political parties and civil society. He has published articles in political science journals such as The American Political Science Review, The British Journal of Political Science, and Comparative Political Studies, as well Asian studies journals including The Journal of Asian Studies and The Journal of Japanese Studies. He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited six books on American nonprofit advocacy, Japanese civil society, and Japanese elections and political parties. His first book, Japan’s Dual Civil Society: Members without Advocates (2006) captured the Masayoshi Ohira Prize in 2008 and won an award from the Japanese Nonprofit Research Association (JANPORA) in 2007. The Japan Times also featured it as one of the "Best Asia Books" of 2006. A Japanese translation appeared in 2008. Pekkanen’s research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation, among others. Recently, he has been co-principal investigator on a project given major funding from the National Science Foundation to investigate how electoral systems shape politics - from what type of people become candidates to who gets the plum committee assignments.
Saadia M. Pekkanen is founder and Director of the Jackson School Ph.D. Program and the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Law where she also teaches courses. Her graduate work includes a Master’s from Columbia University and Yale Law School, and a doctorate from Harvard University. Her areas of research interest include international political economy, international law, space security and policy, and the international relations of Japan/Asia. In addition to several articles, she is the author of Picking Winners? From Technology Catch-up to the Space Race in Japan (Stanford University Press, 2003); Japan’s Aggressive Legalism: Law and Foreign Trade Politics Beyond the WTO (Stanford University Press, 2008); co-editor of Japan and China in the World Political Economy (Routledge, 2005); co-author of In Defense of Japan: From the Market to the Military in Space Policy (Stanford University Press, 2010); editor of Asian Designs: Interests, Identities, and States in External Institutions; and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia (forthcoming Oxford University Press). Her work has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, the Center for Global Partnership (CGP), the Abe Fellowship, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2010, she was selected in a nationwide competition to the First Class of National Asia Research Associates and Fellows for the National Asia Research Program (NARP), launched by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Anand A. Yang is Professor of International Studies and History at the University of Washington, Seattle. Between 2002 and 2010, he was Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Golub Chair of International Studies. Prior to joining UW in 2002, Yang taught at Sweet Briar College and the University of Utah, where he was chair of the History Department and, subsequently, Director of its Asian Studies Program. Yang received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia. His publications include books on The Limited Raj: Agrarian Relations in Colonial India and Bazaar India: Peasants, Traders, Markets and the Colonial State in Gangetic Bihar; an edited volume on Crime and Criminality in British India; and numerous articles in journals in Asian studies, history, and the social sciences. His most recent publications are a co-edited volume on Interactions: Transregional Perspectives on World History (2005), articles in the Journal of Asian Studies (2007), Education About Asia (2006), Asia Policy (2010), and a chapter in an edited collection on The Boxers, China, and the World (2007). Currently, he is working on two book projects: coerced Indian labor in Southeast Asia; and Chinese and South Asian labor migrations across the globe in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A former editor of The Journal of Asian Studies and Peasant Studies, Yang is currently on the editorial boards of several journals in Asian Studies and in History. He is also the editor of two book series in world history, one with Oxford University Press and the other with University of Hawaii Press.
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