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Center for Sustainable Development and International Peace

Center for Sustainable Development & International Peace

Faculty & Fellows

Timothy D. Sisk
Director of the Center for Sustainable Development & International Peace

Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Ben Cherrington Hall
Phone: 303-871-2998
Email: tsisk@du.edu

Korbel School Faculty Fellows

Devin Joshi
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Ben Cherrington Hall
Phone: 303-871-4167
Email: devin.joshi@du.edu

Randall Kuhn
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Ben Cherrington Hall
Phone: 303-871-2061
Email: randall.kuhn@du.edu 

Frank Laird
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Ben Cherrington Hall
Phone: 303-871-4462
Email: flaird@du.edu

Chen Reis
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Ben Cherrington Hall
Phone: 303-871-7901
Email: chen.reis@du.edu

Doctoral Fellows

Matthew Klick, Managing Editor of Global Governance
Matt is a third-year PhD student (and SDIP doctoral fellow) with concentrations in comparative politics and international political economy. He previously worked on the social impact of petroleum development in arctic communities and petroleum company “corporate social responsibility” programs and their impacts He is currently managing editor of “Global Governance” and is researching the link between internal legitimacy in statebuilding and renewed conflict or sustainable peace.

Fletcher Cox
Fletcher Cox is a second-year PhD candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies with concentrations in comparative politics and international political economy. He has five years of professional experience managing relief, recovery and economic development programs in Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Haiti and the United States. This work included planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating multi-sectoral programs with representation and liaison experience with government bodies, U.N. agencies, international donors, military personnel, and NGOs in disaster and post-conflict settings. He has studied international affairs, politics, economics and religion at William Jewell College, Georgetown University, and Harvard University. His research interests include politics of development policy; political economy of post-conflict state building; and religion and social cohesion in deeply divided societies.

Roni Kay O’Dell
Roni Kay O’Dell is a Ph.D. candidate at JKSIS with a focus on International Politics and Political Theory. Her dissertation asks the question of how and why international organizations create and implement governance policies in country projects and programs. It is under the auspices of her dissertation that Ms. O’Dell works with the SDIP Center. Ms. O’Dell as a Masters in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies where she focused on human rights policy and development studies. Her professional work includes working with the American Red Cross as well as the Watsonville Law Center on development and outreach to the community. Ms. O’Dell currently teaches as adjunct faculty for the University of Denver undergraduate program in International Studies, and Metropolitan State College of Denver Political Science Department.

Graduate fellows

Jennifer Wilson, Project Administrator
Jennifer is currently pursuing an MA in international development at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, as well as, an international MBA from the Daniels College of Business. She received an MSW in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jennifer has professional experience as a social worker in the United States and abroad. She most recently returned from South Korea where she worked as an educator and curriculum developer.

Jessica Harig, Assistant Managing Editor of Global Governance
Jess is a first-year master’s student studying international development. She received a BA in geography from George Washington University. Most recently, Jess worked on communications and grants management at an environmental education non-profit.