Research Professor at the Peace Research Insitute Oslo (PRIO) and Editor of International Area Studies Review
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.
Scott Gates is an American political scientist and economist based in Norway. He was director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)'s Centre for the Study of Civil War, which was a Norwegian Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway for a ten year period 2002-2012. He is currently a Research Professor at PRIO, and also holds a professorship in political science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His current research includes applied game theory analysis, international relations theory, international political economy, forma models of bureaucracy, and economic modeling.