Regional Expertise - East & South Asia

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  • Photo of Ahsan I. Butt

    Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Areas of Research: Ethnicity and Nationalism, International Relations, International Relations Theory, International Security, and South Asia
  • Photo of Gregory Koblentz

    Associate Professor; Director, Biodefense Graduate Programs

    Areas of Research: Biodefense, Foreign Policy, Global Health Security, International Relations, International Security, Middle East, Security Policy, South Asia, Terrorism
  • Photo of Maurice Kugler
    Areas of Research: Economic Growth, International Economic Development, Human Capital, Foreign Direct Investment, International Trade and Global Labor Markets.
  • Photo of Hilton L. Root

    Professor of Public Policy

    Areas of Research: China, Complex Systems, Economic History, International Economic Development, International Economic Policy, International Relations, Institutions, Political Economy, South Asia U.S. Global Engagement
  • Photo of Tojo Thatchenkery

    Professor; Director, Organization Development and Knowledge Management Program

    Areas of Research: Appreciative Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry and Innovation; Change Management and Organizational Development; Entrepreneurship; Gender; Industrial Organization; Leadership; Knowledge Management; Nonprofit Management; Organizations; Public Administration; Public Management; Race and Ethnicity; South Asia
  • Photo of Ming Wan

    Professor, Associate Dean Schar School Program Faculties

    Areas of Research: East Asia, Foreign Policy, International Development, Political Economy of East Asia, International Relations, International Relations Theory, Political Economy, Political Economy of Security, Sino-Japanese Relations
  • Ketian Zhang standing outside and smiling while wearing a blue blazer and glasses

    Assistant Professor

    Ketian Vivian Zhang is an assistant professor of international security in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She studies rising powers, coercion, economic statecraft, and maritime disputes in international relations and social movements in comparative politics, with a regional focus on China and East Asia.