The Graduate Group in International Studies oversees the academic program for the MA in International Studies and awards the MA degree. It is a multidisciplinary group of standing faculty whose fundamental responsibility is for the academic quality and effectiveness of the program. Members of the Graduate Group oversee all changes in the Lauder curriculum, teach the core Area History courses and a variety of International Studies electives, evaluate all new Lauder courses, and frequently serve as supervisors of Global Knowledge Lab research projects for students.

  • Asif Agha
    Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Eiichiro Azuma
    Alan Charles Kors Term Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Cheikh Babou
    Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Jere Behrman
    William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Department of Economics
  • Lee Cassanelli
    Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Thomas Childers
    Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor, Department of History
  • Frederick R. Dickinson
    Professor, Department of History
    Co-director, Lauder Institute
  • Tulia Falleti
    The Class of 1965 Term Associate Professor, Political Science Department
  • Ann Farnsworth-Alvear
    Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Jesús Fernández-Villaverde
    Professor, Department of Economics
  • Francine Frankel
    Professor, Political Science Department
  • Robert Giegengack
    Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science
  • Avery Goldstein
    David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations, Political Science Department
  • Mauro Guillén
    Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management, Wharton Management Department
    Director, Lauder Institute
  • Martine Haas
    Associate Professor, Wharton Management Department
  • Emily Hannum
    Associate Professor of Sociology and Education, Department of Sociology
    Chair, Graduate Group in Sociology
  • Ann Harrison
    Professor, Wharton Management Department
  • Witold Henisz
    Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer (former Managing Partner), Wharton Management Department
  • Marja Hoek-Smit
    Adjunct Professor of Real Estate, Wharton Real Estate Department
    Director/Founder, International Housing Finance Program, Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center
  • Peter Holquist
    Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Devesh Kapur
    Associate Professor, Political Science Department
    Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India
  • Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
    Robert I. Williams Term Professor, Department of History
  • Ellen Kennedy
    Professor, Political Science Department
  • Lynn Hollen Lees
    Professor Emeritus, Department of History
  • Walter Licht
    Walter H. Annenberg Professor, Department of History
  • Noam Lior
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Guest Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Associate Member, Club of Rome
  • Joseph Lowry
    Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
    Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
  • Julia Lynch
    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Victor Mair
    Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Edward Mansfield
    Hum Rosen Professor, Political Science Department
  • Richard Marston
    James R.F. Guy Professor of Finance, Wharton Finance Department
  • Walter A. McDougall
    Professor of History, Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, Department of History
  • Lisa Mitchell
    Associate Professor, Department of South Asia Studies
    Director, South Asia Center
  • Philip M. Nicols
    Associate Professor, Wharton Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
  • Brendan O’Leary
    Lauder Professor, Political Science Department
  • Eugene Park
    Korea Foundation Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Emilio Parrado
    Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology
  • Adriana Petryna
    Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Daniel Raff
    Associate Professor, Wharton Management Department
  • Michèle Richman
    Professor, Department of Romance Languages
  • Heather Sharkey
    Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
    Historian, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
  • Rudra Sil
    Professor, Political Science Department
  • Brian Spooner
    Professor and Undergraduate Chair, Department of Sociology
  • Deborah A. Thomas
    Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies, Department of Anthropology
  • Michael Useem
    William and Jacalyn Egan Professor, Wharton Management Department
    Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest
    Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management
  • Robert Vitalis
    Professor, Political Science Department
  • Arthur Waldron
    Lauder Professor of International Relations, Department of History