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.
Daniel Maliniak is a Professor at the College of William & Mary. He received his PhD in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. Dan's research focuses on the importance of electoral geography across many areas of political economy, with a focus on trade, foreign aid, and the environment. Specifically, he investigates on how the spatial dispersion of interests help or harm an interest group's ability to promote their ideal policy. He is a principal investigator on the Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) program, which focuses on the intersections between the academy, policy, and teaching. His work has appeared in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Politics and Gender, and other journals.