Leslie Johns received her Ph.D. in 2008 from the Department of Politics at New York University. She also holds a B.F.A. and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses upon the use of international organizations to resolve interstate disputes. Her work has appeared in journals such as International Organization and Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Prof. Johns is also the author of Strengthening International Courts: The Hidden Costs of Legalization (Univ. of Michigan Press, 2015).
Hyeran Jo studies international institutions, international law, and international political economy. Her research deals with the working of international organizations, the design of international rules and agreements, and the question of compliance with international law by non-state actors. She teaches courses in international relations and research design
Dr. Fortunato’s interests are varied but focus on the role of institutions in shaping political-economic processes and outcomes including legislative organization and behavior, mass political behavior, and public spending and credit risk.
Prior to joining Texas A&M, Fortunato was an assistant professor at the University of California, Merced and a research fellow at Universität Mannheim. He earned his PhD at Rice University and BA at the University of Miami. Fortunato is a proud native of the state of Connecticut.
Brian Phillips is an assistant professor (profesor investigador titular) at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City.
His research often examines organization dynamics of violence. He has articles published or forthcoming in Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Terrorism and Political Violence.