James Quirk, Ph.D.
Jim Quirk is a professorial lecturer at American University in Washington, D.C. He serves on the American University Faculty Senate and is the Faculty Advisor for AU's School of Public Affairs Leadership Program.
Quirk's international work includes selection to an educational and cultural mission across Israel and Palestine; staffing a delegation of high-ranking American religious leaders across Iraqi Kurdistan; election observation missions in Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, and Russia; an award from the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade to give a series of speeches throughout Serbia; co-leading an immigration service-immersion trip for undergraduates to Tijuana, Mexico; and support for IEEE and ICANN projects. He leads discussions on American federalism with visiting East European and Central Asian young professionals at the Library of Congress's Open World Leadership Center.
Quirk has an M.A. in international political economy and a Ph.D. in world politics from Catholic University and was director of development at CUA's Columbus School of Law. He has published on globalization and democratization, and previously taught at CUA, Loyola University Maryland, and the University of Economics in Varna, Bulgaria.