Office Staff

Dr. Julie Mostov

Dr. Julie Mostov

Vice Provost for Global Initiatives
mostovj@drexel.edu

3141 Chestnut St. Randell Hall, Room 235
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-895-6793

Dr. Julie Mostov is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and a Professor of Political Science at Drexel University. Under her leadership, the Office of International Programs brings a global dimension to the university, promoting a wide range of initiatives linking Drexel with strategic partners across the globe. Before creating the Office of International Programs at Drexel, Dr. Mostov was Director of International Area Studies at the University.

As a scholar, she specializes in studies on the politics of national identity, sovereignty, citizenship, and gender and has a particular interest in Southeastern Europe. Her latest book, Soft Borders: Rethinking Sovereignty and Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, May, 2008) is based on her extensive knowledge of ethnic conflict in Southeastern Europe and the problems of citizens who find themselves trapped within the "hard borders" of ethnocratic states, and on her understanding of current trends in the West against labor migration. Other publications related to this work include her book with Rada Ivekovic, From Gender to Nation, (University of Bologna/Longo Editore, 2002 and Zubaan Press, New Delhi: India, 2004); "Soft Borders and Transnational Citizens;" "'Our Women'/ 'Their Women': Symbolic Boundaries, Territorial Markers, and Violence in the Balkans;" "Sexing/ Desexing the Nation/ Body;" and "Women and the Radical Right: Ethnocracy and Body Politics."

In addition, Mostov has been actively involved in development projects in Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, and Moldova, and programs and grants to stop violence against women in the U.S. and abroad. She serves on the board of multiple local and international organizations including Women Against Abuse and the Global Philadelphia Association.

Heidi West

Heidi West

3141 Chestnut St. Randell Hall, Room 235
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-895-1204

Heidi West is the Director for the Office of International Programs and Adjunct Faculty in the Center for Public Policy at Drexel University.

In her role as the Director of the Office of International Program, Heidi West works to enhance international partnerships, conceptualizes and initiates cross-cultural activities, and promotes strategies to internationalize the university. Prior to coming to Drexel, initially as an adjunct faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, and then to OIP, Ms. West served in the NGO sector where her work focused on refugees and immigrants, survivors of violence, and capacity building in post-conflict and transitional societies. She has a Master's in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs from American University, School of International Service and a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on different ethical frameworks for addressing the challenges of conflict induced migration and cultural identity issues faced by displaced persons. Publications: Care Ethics And Human Rights: Frameworks For Negotiating Identity, Migration And Conflict (2009) and International Ethical Leadership: The Power of Diversity in Ethics (2012). She is trained in dialogue development and intercultural communication for conflict resolution as well as certified in crisis intervention.

Adam Zahn

Adam Zahn

Program Coordinator
adam.l.zahn@drexel.edu

3141 Chestnut St. Randell Hall, Room 235
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-895-6372

Adam Zahn is the Program Coordinator for the Office of International Programs. As the Program Coordinator, he works to help facilitate the development of new and existing international programs, increase visibility of Drexel's international programs, and help students and faculty navigate the opportunities at the Office of International Programs.

Before joining Drexel, Mr. Zahn worked as an immigration paralegal for the law firm of Surin & Griffin, PC, where he helped work with clients on their asylum and business immigration cases and defense hearings. He also served as a English teacher in Yaounde, Cameroon for the NGO, Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC). He has a Bachelor's in International Area Studies from Drexel University. His research focused on improving strategies and effectiveness for educational development in Cameroon, and how NGOs can best educate children through the country's cultural identity. Mr. Zahn was a Drexel Humanities Fellowship recipient under the direction of Dr. Mimi Sheller in Drexel's Mobilities Research and Policy Center, as well as a STAR Scholar under the direction of Dr. Joel Oestreich in the International Area Studies program. He was chosen as delegate to represent Drexel University at the Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights in Evanston, Illinois to research slum development.

Adam Zahn

Gabriella Ibieta

Provost Fellow
ibietag@drexel.edu

3250 Chestnut Street, 5033 MacAlister Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-895-6959

Gabriella Ibieta, PhD, is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University. A proud winner of Drexel Student Government's Student Choice Award for “Most Passionate Professor,” she has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Ibieta has presented her work at national and international conferences and is the author of Tradition and Renewal in La gloria de don Ramiro; editor of Latin American Writers: 30 stories; and co-editor of Inventing America: Readings in Identity and Culture. Her essays have been published in numerous academic journals and in the books Literature and Exile and Remembering Cuba: The Legacy of a Diaspora.

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JP Wojciechowski

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Farzana Rahman

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