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Professor Khalil is a historian of American foreign relations, who teaches classes on America in the World, the Global Cold War, and Middle East Media, among other topics. He is the author of America's Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State (Harvard, 2016) and the editor of United States Relations with China and Iran: Toward the Asian Century (Bloomsbury, 2019). He previously served as the interim director of the Middle East Studies program. Professor Khalil teaches courses on the history of U.S. foreign relations, the Cold War, the history of International Relations, America and the Middle East, and the Vietnam War and popular culture. In 2018, he received the Chancellor’s Citation for Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction.

Francine D’Amico

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Teaching Professor of International Relations

Professor D'Amico teaches undergraduate courses on international law & organizations, global governance, and Latin America & the Caribbean. Her research focuses on issues relating to gender and international relations and the experiences of women in non-gender-traditional occupations. She serves as the director of academic advising for all undergraduate majors/minors and as faculty advisor for the International Relations Learning Community, the Model United Nations Club and Team, Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society, Oxfam at SU, and the SU-UNICEF student organization. She was named "Faculty Advisor of the Year" for 2010-2011 by the College of Arts and Sciences, and she serves on the University Senate and the LGBT Committee. She has been a member of the faculty at Syracuse University since Fall 2000.

Terrell A. Northrup

Minor Coordinator
Associate Teaching Professor - International Relations and Political Science