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The International Institute has affiliated faculty-internationally recognized for their depth and breadth of scholarship-who can provide expert commentary, insight, and analysis on breaking news, ongoing developments, and trends affecting our world.

Faculty members are available for media interviews by arrangement and when their class time and research schedules permit. News media professionals are encouraged to contact faculty directly to schedule interviews.

If you need assistance, please email II Communications: ii-communicators@umich.edu.  

Want to be added to the list? Contact Margo Lakin: lakinle@umich.edu.

Ongoing News

Africa:
Askew (Tanzania, East Africa), Coetzee (Southern Africa, South Africa), Pitcher (Mozambique, Angola, southern Africa)

Asia:
Gallagher (China), Hicken (Thailand, the Philippines), Jones (Central Asia), Mir (India, Pakistan), Robertson (Japan), Tsutsui (Japan)

Europe:
Mallette (Italy), Zubrzycki (Poland)

Human Rights:
Davenport, Tsutsui

Language Policy
Coetzee

Latin America:
Levine (Venezuela)

Media:
Punathambekar (South Asian media; media industries)

Middle East:
Cole, Mallette (the Qur'an), Tessler

Politics & Political Economy:
Ciorciari (SE Asia), Gallagher (China), Levine, Markovits (Europe/Sports & Politics), Pitcher (Mozambique, Angola, southern Africa), Porter-Szűcs (Europe)

Religion:
Babayan (Shi'ism, Sufism), Cole (Islam), Jones (Islam), Levine, Mallette (Islam), Mir (Islam in South Asia), Porter-Szűcs (Catholicism) 

Sex & Gender:
Robertson

Urbanization:
Pitcher (southern and eastern Africa)

Recent News Clips

Mary Gallagher: Xi's key milestone positions him to rule China for decades. Bloomberg

Geneviève Zubrzycki: Poland's Holocaust speech law (multiple news outlets)