Political Science

Izabela Steflja

Professor of Practice, International Development

Rebeccah N. Lane

M.S. Candidate

Hi Y'all:

My name is Rebeccah Lane and I am a M.S. Candidate of International Development with The Payson Program for Global Development at Tulane Law. 

Rebecca Emel

Rebecca Emel
M.S. Candidate

I am originally from Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 with a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Law and Society and BA in Women’s Studies with minors in Political Science and Black American Studies. I was fortunate enough to take part in a short internship in Rondebosch, South Africa where I worked in a human right’s law firm writing legal opinions and offering free legal advice through a local clinic. This experience was extremely transformative and has greatly impacted my areas of interest.

Hilary Nicole Zainab

Doctoral Student
Hilary Nicole Zainab Ervin is a Management Analyst with the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  She currently serves as a Board of Director and Operational Coordinator for the Standby Task Force where she provides crisis informatics and mapping services to organizations such as UNOCHA, MSF, NetHope and others responding to complex humanitarian emergencies.

Katherine Van Marter

Joint JD/MS Student

G. Alexander Crowther

Alumnus, PhD, RAND Corporation

Strategist. International Affairs Specialist. Politico-Military Specialist. Researcher. Latin American Foreign Area Officer. Light Infantry Officer. 

Worked at the field, the regional and global levels. Field work in Central America, the Andean Ridge, Korea and Iraq. Regional in Latin America, Europe and Middle East. Global level experience performing politico-military activities in Washington DC.

Mario Mancilla

Mario Mancilla
Guest Lecturer

Mario Mancilla was designated as Technical Assistant (Deputy General Coordinator) at the The Secretariat for Environmental Matters (SEM) by the Environmental Affairs Council in Guatemala on March 2008, with the possibility of reappointment. Since his arrival, Mario has been a cornerstone for the analysis of all the submissions that have been filed to date, as well as in the preparation of several Factual Records.

Kayemba Mvula

Kayemba Mvula
Alumnus, M.S.

I am originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo but have lived most of my life in New Orleans. My research interests include human rights, access to justice, and private sector development. Most of my focus is on francophone Africa.  

Katharina Hammler

Doctoral Student

Sarah Harelson-Truxillo

Sarah Harelson-Truxillo at Graduation
Program Manager

I was born in California but my father relocated our family to the Washington D.C. area when he landed a job with the Public Health Service so I spent many of my formative years in Maryland. I now call New Orleans home but have family on both coasts. I moved to Bangladesh in 2003 with the United States Peace Corps Service and stayed on an additional year to work with Family Health International.


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