INS Department Faculty

The faculty of the Department of International Studies consists of the following distinguished professors

Vendulka Kubalkova


(305) 284-4744
She received her JUDr, doctorate in International Law (by dissertation) from Charles University, Czechoslovakia and her Ph.D. in International Politics from Lancaster University, England. She is a graduate of the Prague Conservatoire. She has held appointments in England, New Zealand, and Australia as well as Olin fellowship in Munich, Senior...

Ambler H. Moss, Jr.


(305) 284-8955

Sherri L. Porcelain

Voluntary Instructor

(305) 284-3128
Professor Sherri L. Porcelain has been part of the Voluntary Faculty in Public Health Sciences Miller School of Medicine since 1986 as well as teaching global health in world affairs for the Interdisciplinary International Studies Program at the College of Arts and Science since 1991. She served as a Senior Research Scholar for...

Joaquin Roy

Director of University of Miami European Union Center of Excellence

(305) 284-3266
Joaquín Roy (Lic. Law, University of Barcelona, 1966; Ph.D, Georgetown University, 1973), is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of University of Miami European Union Center of Excellence. He has published over 200 academic articles and reviews, and he is the author or editor of 39 books. He has also published over 1,400...

Haim Shaked

Director of Judaic Studies

(305) 284-6882
Dr. Haim Shaked has been a tenured Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami (UM) since 1988. He has been the incumbent of the Dr. M. Lee Pearce Chair in Middle East Peace Studies (since 1993). In September 1998, UM announced the creation of the university-wide Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies and...

John Twichell

Director of Undergraduate Studies, International Studies Program

(305) 284-6893
John Twichell is a Ph.D. (University of Miami, 2015) and Lecturer of International Studies at the University of Miami, Florida, where he instructs undergraduate courses in international relations, in research methodology, and in civic engagement and internships. In addition, in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Twichell is Coordinator of the...

Richard Weisskoff


(305) 284-6864