Editorial Board

Shivani Shah

Shivani Shah

Editor-in-Chief

Shivani is a second-year M.A. candidate at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations specializing in International Law and Human Rights, and Global Negotiation and Conflict Management. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations and President of the Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society. Prior to joining Seton Hall, Shivani worked as a paralegal specializing in Trusts and Estates, and as a legal assistant specializing in Family and Immigration law. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Rutgers University in 2017.

Sohaa Khan

Sohaa Khan

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Sohaa is a second-year M.A. candidate at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall, specializing in International Law and Human Rights and Asian Studies. She is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Director of Communications for the Graduate Diplomacy Council, and a member of the Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society. She hopes to continue studying the relationship between social media and how online hate speech and misinformation lead to violence.

Sara Fakik

Sara Fakik

Executive Director

Sara is a second-year M.A. candidate specializing in Foreign Policy Analysis and International Economics and Development. She is the Executive Director for the Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Secretary for the Graduate Diplomacy Council. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, where she majored in Diplomacy and International Relations and minored in Russian. 

Emily Akin

Emily Akin

Associate Editor

Amanda Barba

Amanda Barba

Associate Editor

Alondra Belford (they/them)

Alondra Belford (they/them)

Social Media Associate

Chimdi Chukwukere

Chimdi Chukwukere

Associate Editor

Jenna Davis

Jenna Davis

Associate Editor

Christopher Foran

Christopher Foran

Senior Associate Editor

Christina Grossen

Christina Grossen

Associate Editor

Fred Jean

Fred Jean

Associate Editor

Erik Kacprzyk

Erik Kacprzyk

Associate Editor

Samira Letterboom

Samira Letterboom

Associate Editor and Social Media Associate

David Marina

David Marina

Associate Editor

Tajah McCray

Tajah McCray

Associate Editor

Angie Orejuela

Angie Orejuela

Associate Editor

Stephanie Petingi

Stephanie Petingi

Associate Editor and Social Media Manager

Alli Risewick

Alli Risewick

Associate Editor

Peter Roberto

Peter Roberto

Associate Editor

Abigail Sommers

Abigail Sommers

Associate Editor

Neeharika Thuravil

Neeharika Thuravil

Associate Editor

Drilon Veliu

Drilon Veliu

Associate Editor

Zachary Walsh

Zachary Walsh

Associate Editor

Dr. Omer Gokcekus

Dr. Omer Gokcekus

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Gokcekus is a Professor of International Economics and Development and Associate Director, H&M Roman Leadership Center at the Buccino Leadership Institute at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. His research interests include the relationship between interest groups and trade policies, organizational architecture and performance in public sector organizations, the dynamics and effects of corruption, economic development, foreign aid, and wine economics.

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