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Hot Topic: International Affairs & Foreign Relations

To request an interview with a UMD expert on international affairs and foreign relations, please contact the Office of Strategic Communications at or 301-405-4621 (main number)/301-257-0073 (after-hours cell).

Laurie Frederik

Associate Professor, Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
Director of Latin American Studies Center | 
College of Arts & Humanities
Expertise: Cuba, Caribbean, Latin America, African Diaspora, South Africa, anthropology of art, performance studies, ethnography, politics, nationalism, subversive culture, artistic & cultural narrative, law & legal testimony, art & politics in Cuba

Michelle Murray Yang
Assistant Professor, Communications
College of Arts and Humanities
Expertise: Foreign policy, US-China relations

Paul Huth
Center for International Development and Conflict Management | College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Expertise: International war and crises, territorial disputes, international law, deterrence theory, Civil War and insurgency

Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, Government & Politics
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Expertise: Foreign policy, foreign relations, emphasis on the Middle East