Fellows and Associates Research Highlights: Fall & Spring 2021

Cullum Clark,  Senior Fellow
Christopher Jenks, Associate
Macabe Keliher, Associate
Danielle Lemi, Fellow
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • Co-published Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites with Nadia E. Brown
    • “The Structure of Presidential Evaluations: white men, white women, and Trump,” which uses data from a Tower Center CCES Module, was accepted for publication at Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
    • “What is a descriptive representative?” was accepted at PS: Political Science & Politics 
    • “Creating Resource Pathways: Considering Opportunities and Funding Sources for Women of Color in the Discipline” was accepted at PS: Political Science & Politics (co-authored with Diane Wong and Jamil Scott)
Manochehr Dorraj, Associate 
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • “The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Relations with Iran and Saudi Arabia: A delicate Balancing Act” in Alan Chong and Pham Quang Minh Editors, Critical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. (London and New York: Palgrave/MacMillan publishers, 2020): 125-138
    • M.Dorraj & M.Monshipouri, “The Resilience of Populism in Iranian Politics: A Closer Look at the Nexus between Internal and External Factors
      The `Middle East Journal, Vol. 75. No.2, Summer, 2021: 201-221
    • M. Dorraj & Jean-Marc Blanchard, “Iran in China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI): Bounded Progress and Bounded Promise” in Jean-Marc Blanchard Editor, China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative, Africa and the Middle East. (London and New York: Palgrave/ MacMillan Publishers, 2021): 165-197
    • Belt and Road and China’s Expanding Ties with West Asia and North Africa” In Yahia Zoubir, Editor, The Handbook on China- Middle East and North Africa Relations, (London and New York: Routledge Publishers, Forthcoming, 2022).
    • Belt and Road: China’s Opportunities and Challenges” in Mojtaba Mahdavi & Tugrul Keskin Editors, China-Middle East Relations in a MultiplexWorld (Netherland, Brill publishers, Forthcoming, 2021): Chapter 1.
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • • Invited Speaker: (Zoom Webinar): Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Texas, Fall, 2020.
      • Invited Speaker (Zoom Webinar): National University of Singapore, Singapore, Summer, 2021.
      • Invited Speaker (Zoom Webinar): Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar, Spring, 2021.
      • Invited Speaker (Zoom Webinar): Middle East Institute, Washington, DC, Fall, 2021.
      • Invited Speaker: “Faculty Favorite Lectures”, TCU, Fall 2021.
Diana Newton, Senior Fellow
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    •  Panelist to the Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON), a binational advisory committee that meets biannually in alternating years between Japan and the United States, and as a commissioner on The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC), a federal grantmaking agency that awards institutional grants to support Japan Studies, public policy programs, and educational and cultural exchange.
Pia M. Orrenius, Senior Fellow
Edward T. Rincón, Associate
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • Mixed-Mode Studies: The Need to Consider Race-Ethnicity and Language Factors
    • “Television interview on meat industry shortage due to hacker’s sabotage”
    • “Teaching course:   Multicultural Research Methods”
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • Research Focused on Equity Issues
    • Published book: The Culture of Research
Steve M. Shepro,  Fellow
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • Keynote speaker at the Berlin Security Conference, May 2021
    • Commencement Address for the St Mark’s School of Texas, Class of 2021
    • -Senior Mentor for the NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy. Several lectures and panels on global security and international relations for incoming ambassadors and military leaders
Hiroki Takeuchi, Senior Fellow
  • Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements
    • “Japan-China Business Relations After the U.S. Election” (with Victor Shih), Japan Zoominar at University of California at San Diego, November 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5yhIJjHsfg”
    • “Global Value Chains and Domestic Politics Response to Trade: China, Japan, and the United States Compared,” paper presented at the Japanese Politics Online Seminar Series workshop at Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, June 2021.
    • “Global Value Chains and International Rule Making on Trade: From the World Trade Organization to Free Trade Agreements,” paper presented at the virtual conference of the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, April 2021.
    • “Review of Min Ye, The Belt Road, and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China, 1998-2018,” Developing Economies (September 2020): 248-50.
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • “Economic Theory in Political Science” (co-authored with James F. Hollifield), in Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonard Morlino, eds., A Handbook of Political Science – A Global Perspective (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2020): 64-82.
    • “Chinese Politics and Comparative Authoritarianism: Institutionalization and Adaptation for Regime Resilience” (co-authored with Saavni Desai), Japanese Journal of Political Science (Forthcoming).
    • “The Front Lines of Scholarship (3): Chinese Studies, Social Sciences, and the Perspective for the Future” (in Japanese) (with Kazuki Minato and Hiroko Naito), Asian Economy 62(1) (March 2021): 50-72.
Bernard L. Weinstein, Associate
Matthew Wilson, Senior Fellow
Stephen Wegren, Fellow
  • Papers, Publications, and Other Writings
    • “Russia’s Changing Role in the International Agri-Food System and Why it Matters,” Post-Communist Economies, published online July 2021. DOI: 10.1080/14631377.2021.1943914.
    • Russian Agriculture and Food Trade,” Russian Analytical Digest, no. 268 (2021): 9-11.
    • “Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture in Russia,” European Countryside, vol. 13, no. 1 (2021): 193-207.
    • “Vulnerabilities in Russian Agriculture to Climate Change,” Sustainable Development Research, vol. 3, no. 1 (2021): 1-9. DOI.org/10.30560/sdr.v3n1p1
    • “Understanding the Decline of Smallholders in Contemporary Russia,” Outlook on Agriculture, vol. 50, no. 1 (2021): 72-79.
    • Published Book: Russia’s Food Revolution: The Transformation of the Food System. London and New York: Routledge Publishers, 2021. 231 pp.