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.
Paula M. Pickering is an Associate Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary whose research has focused on how Western Balkan citizens and elites influence international efforts to rebuild post-conflict societies and states. She is working on extending recent research investigating the impact of foreign aid for local democratic governance in the Western Balkans to post-conflict societies in other regions. Before getting her PhD in Political Science (University of Michigan in 2001), she worked as a human rights officer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1996) and as the politico-military analyst for Eastern Europe at the US Department of State (1990-1994).