Former Faculty Affiliates

Paul Arthur Berkman is building connections between science, diplomacy and information technology to promote cooperation and prevent discord, balancing national interests and common interests for the benefit of all on Earth. He was a visiting professor at the University of California at the age of 24, after wintering the previous year in Antarctica on a SCUBA research expedition. He was Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and former Head of the Arctic Ocean Geopolitics Programme at the University of Cambridge, where he co-directed the first formal dialogue between NATO and Russia regarding environmental security in the Arctic Ocean. He also coordinates the Arctic Options and Pan-Arctic Options projects, involving support from national science agencies in the United States, Russian Federation, Norway, France, China and Canada (2013-2020). In 2015, he joined The Fletcher School as Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy and is was Director of the Science Diplomacy Center. He has an extensive record of interdisciplinary research and publication, including books on Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean (2012) and Science Diplomacy: Antarctica, Science and the Governance of International Spaces (2011).
Andrew C. Hess was a Professor of Diplomacy and Director of the Southwest-Central Asia and Islamic Civilization Program. He has a B.S. in engineering from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Kent State University, an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Middle Eastern history from Harvard University. He taught courses on the modern history and politics of the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Southwest Asia. He has a long record of developing and running diplomatic and ministerial training programs for numerous Persian Gulf and Central Asian states. His book, The Forgotten Frontier (2010), has been translated into Arabic and Turkish. Hess has been an officer in the United States Marine Corps, a steel mill foreman, the Assistant Director of the Center for Arabic Studies at the American University in Cairo, taught Middle Eastern history at Temple University, was appointed to a visiting research position at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, held a management post in Saudi Arabia with the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO), and has served as the Academic Dean of The Fletcher School. Hess is renowned for his travels in Central Eurasia where he acquired an interest in the use of Turkish re-curved bow.