Jon Western

Five College Professor of International Relations

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Mount Holyoke College



Ph.D., Columbia University.

M.A., University of Michigan

B.A., Macalester College


Jon Western joined the Mount Holyoke and Five College faculty in the fall of 2000. His 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, Western 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.