Fall 2011

Bashir Abu-Manneh

Assistant Professor of English
Barnard College

Bashir Abu-Manneh's research interests include Global Literature, Palestinian & Israeli Literature, and Marxism.

Michele Alacevich

Assistant Professor of History and Director of Global Studies
Loyola University, Maryland

Michele Alacevich is Director of Global Studies and Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University, Maryland.

Nicos C. Alivizatos

Professor, Department of Public Law
University of Athens

Nicos C. Alivizatos is Professor of Law at the University of Athens and a practicing Attorney-at-Law with the Athens firm Alivizatos & Partners.

Udi Aloni


Udi Aloni is an Israeli American filmmaker, writer and visual artist whose works focus on the interrelationships between art, theory, and action.

Carlos J. Alonso

Morris A. and Alma Shapiro Professor in the Humanities
Dean of the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences
Columbia University

Carlos J. Alonso came to the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia in fall 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the Edwin B. and Leonore R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages. Prof. Alonso became Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in July 2011.

Cemil Aydin

Associate Professor of History
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Cemil Aydin’s interests focus on both Modern Middle Eastern History and Modern Asian history, with an emphasis on the international and intellectual histories of the Ottoman and Japanese Empires.

Alain Badiou

Rene Descartes Chair
European Graduate School

Alain Badiou is a philosopher, playwright, novelist and political activist. He is professor emeritus at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and continues to teach seminars at the Collège International de Philosophie and the European Graduate School.

Gordon Bajnai

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Gordon Bajnai is Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.  He teaches on the current affairs of the European Union.