Five College Professor of International Relations
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Jon Western joined the Mount Holyoke and Five College faculty in the fall of 2000 as Five College Assistant Professor of International Relations. He received a bachelors degree from Macalester College, a masters in public policy from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in political science from Columbia University.
Western's teaching and research interests focus on U.S. foreign policy, military intervention, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and the Balkans. Prior to joining the Mount Holyoke faculty, Jon served as a Peace Scholar-in-residence and the coordinator of the Dayton Upgrade Project at the United States Institute of Peace. He has taught at Columbia University and George Washington University and served as a Balkans and East European specialist at the U.S. Department of State.