Current Visiting Scholars
E. Nicole Thornton
Dr. Thornton’s work focuses on the persistence of structural racial inequality in liberal democracies in spite of expanding multicultural policies. Her research explores why and how some non-dominant populations have been left behind, while others have begin to realize the benefits of inclusion. Her current project seeks to answer these questions by comparatively analyzing multicultural policies in Trinidad and Maritius.
Pei Wang’s research examines the mutual pursuit of ‘standing’, a concept drawn from Richard Ned Lebow’s work, by China, a rising power and the United States, an established power, and how the underlying element impacts the security dimension of China-US relations. While material power contributes to, is linked to, a nation’s quest for ‘standing’, constructivism would emphasize the non-material (ideational, social) elements of ‘standing’ as well. The current research is a part of the project for Pei Wang’s PhD thesis.
Dr. Adraoui is a French Political Scientist whose research deals with the history of the US foreign policy towards the Muslim Brotherhood. In addition to being a Centennial Center Visiting Fellow, he is also a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Science Po Paris for his research on contemporary Salafism, and his dissertation is forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2019.