Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa
Mike Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William & Mary, and co-directs the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. His interests include international organizations, international relations theory, political economy of development and institutions, and foreign aid.
Christoph Zürcher is Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He received his PhD from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Previous teaching and research appointments include the University of Konstanz, Germany, the Institut d'Études Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence, Stanford University, and Freie University Berlin. His research and teaching interests include conflict, state-building and intervention, international governance, and development. His regional focus is on the Former Soviet Union, especially on Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia including Afghanistan. He is the editor of "Potentials of Disorder: Explaining Violence in the Caucasus and in the Former Yugoslavia" (Manchester UP, 2003) and "The Post-Soviet Wars: Rebellion, Ethnic Conflict and Nationhood in the Post-Soviet Era" (New York: University Press, 2007).