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The International Institute has affiliated faculty-internationally recognized for their depth and breadth of scholarship-who can provide expert commentary, insight, and analysis on breaking news, ongoing developments, and trends affecting our world.

Faculty members are available for media interviews by arrangement and when their class time and research schedules permit. News media professionals are encouraged to contact faculty directly to schedule interviews.

If you need assistance, please email II Communications: ii-communicators@umich.edu.  

Want to be added to the list? Contact Margo Lakin: lakinle@umich.edu.

Ongoing News

Africa:
Askew (Tanzania, East Africa)

Asia:
Gallagher (China), Hicken (Thailand, the Philippines), Jones (Central Asia), Mir (India, Pakistan), Tsutsui (Japan)

Europe:
Mallette (Italy)

Human Rights:
Davenport, Tsutsui

Latin America:
Levine (Venezuela)

Middle East:
Cole, Mallette (the Qur'an), Tessler

Politics & Political Economy:
Ciorciari (SE Asia), Gallagher (China), Levine, Porter (Europe)

Religion:
Babayan (Shi'ism, Sufism), Cole (Islam), Jones (Islam), Levine, Mallette (Islam), Mir (Islam in South Asia), Porter (Catholicism) 

 

Recent News Clips

Yuen Yuen Ang: More work needed to make G-20 summit a success. The Straits Times (Asia)  

Christian Davenport: Is diversity inherently dangerous? The Washington Post

Pauline Jones: Uzebekistan had the same president for 25 years. What happens now? The Washington Post

Brian Porter-Szücs: One way Trump is different from European nationalists. The Conversation