Jeremy GraceLecturer in Political Science And International Relations
Jeremy Grace has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000. He is also the coordinator of the International Relations program.
Jeremy Grace is a lecturer of international relations and director of the IR program at SUNY Geneseo. He received his M.A in International Affairs from American University in Washington DC in 1995. Prior to joining the Geneseo faculty in 2000, he worked for four years designing democratization and elections programs with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and East Timor. He has published studies and discussion papers for the IOM, IFES, and the World Bank, and served as Senior Advisor to the IOM Political Rights and Enfranchisement System Strengthening project aimed at protecting the political rights of refugees and conflict-forced migrants. As part of the project, he has provided technical assistance related to peace building, refugees, and democratization to national governments and international organizations through field assessments to Kosovo, Liberia, Uganda, Nepal, and Afghanistan, among others.
Jeremy Grace is a Lecturer and Acting Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations. He teaches courses on Government and Politics in Africa, International Law and Organization, Politics of International Economic Relations, and Failed States. His research interests include post-conflict political reconstruction and the political rights of refugees. He has extensive experience working for international organizations, including the International Organization for Migration, The US Agency for International Development, and the United Nations. He has conducted numerous assessment missions in regards to refugee and internal displacement in Africa, including in Liberia, Somalia, Uganda, and Ghana.
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- Tues: 1:30 - 3:00
- Wed: 10:00 - 12:00
- and by appointment
M.A., International Affairs; American University, 1995
B.S. Political Science; Northern Arizona University
Designed democratization and elections programs with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and East Timor.
"Peace-building through the Electoral Participation of Displaced Populations," Refugee Survey Quarterly, special issue on "Displacement, Peace Process and Post-conflict Peacebuilding," Vol. 28, No. 1, 2009. (with Erin Mooney)
"Political Participation Rights, in Particular the Right to Vote and to be Elected, in Situations of Internal Displacement," in W. Kalin, R. Williams, and K. Koser (eds), Incorporating the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement into Domestic Law: Issues and Challenges. Studies in Transnational Legal Policy, No. 41, Washington, DC, American Society of International Law, forthcoming 2009; (With Erin Mooney)
"Seeking Electoral Equality for IDP Voters," Forced Migration Review, Special Issue on "Ten Years of the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement," December 2008.
"Nepal : Supporting the Democratic Transition through the Participation of Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Constituent Assembly Elections." IOM /PRESS Action Plan VI. June, 2006.
"Malaysia : Malapportioned Districts and Over-Representation of Rural Communities,? and Singapore: Drawing Districts to Ensure Super-Majorities in the Parliament,? in Lisa Handley et al., Delimitation Equity Project: Resource Guide. Washington DC : IFES Center for Transitional and Post-Conflict Governance, May 2006).
"Sri Lanka Voting Rights of IDPs, Refugees, and Economic Migrants." IOM /PRESS Action Plan V. April 2006.
"Uganda: Internally Displaced Persons in the 2006 National Elections," USAID/ IOM /PRESS Action Plan I. June, 2005.
"Promoting the Participation of Conflict-forced Migrants in the Liberian Electoral Process: Issues and Options for the National Elections Commission." IFES Technical Assistance Paper.
"External and Absentee Voting: Issues for the Standards Challenge Project." IFES Discussion Paper, May, 2004.
"Liberia: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the October 2005 Elections," USAID/ IOM / PEP Action Plan III . April, 2004.
“Information and Communication Technologies and Broad-Based Development: A Partial Review of the Evidence.” Washington DC : World Bank Working Paper No. 12. January 2004. (with Charles Kenny and Christine Qiang).
"Enfranchising Conflict-forced Migrants: Issues, Standards, and Best Practices." USAID/ IOM / PEP Discussion Paper No. 2. November 2003. With Jeff Fischer.
"A Short Review of Information and Communications Technologies and Basic Education in LDCs ---What is Useful, What is Sustainable?" International Journal of Educational Development. Volume 23 No. 6. November 2003. (with Charles Kenny)
Professional Awards and Activities
Presentation, Geneva Center for Security Policy Seminar on "Responding to Non-Traditional Security Threats and their Impact on Democracy-Building, Peace, and Security." International Peace Institute, New York, 2009.
Presentation to European Commission/United Nations Development Program, Joint Seminar on Enhancing Electoral Assistance, Accra Ghana, June 2009
Joseph C. O’Brien Award for Excellence in Part Time Teaching, August 2005.
Presentation to Brookings/Berne Project on Internal Displacement: Legislators Guide Meeting, Vienna, Sept 2006.
Presentation at International Organization Migration, Colloquium on Political Rights of Conflict Forced Migrants, Geneva, July 2006.
Presentations at USAID Colloquia, Washington DC., March 2006 & July 2004
Presentation at IIMCR Seminar, Prague, 2005.
Presentation at OSCE/ODIHR Human Dimension Meeting, Vienna November 2004.
Board Member American Red Cross, Northern Livingston County Chapter, 2004 – present.
Certified Instructor, International Humanitarian Law, Red Cross International Services Training.
Geneseo Comprehensive Master Plan Committee 2004 - 2005.
PLSC 241: Politics of Genocide
This course investigates the main causes and roots of evil and cruelty that are examined through learning about genocide in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Students will use the case method to study genocides and mass murders including the Armenia Genocide, the Holocaust, the Cambodian
PLSC 351: Failed States
State failure presents serious problems for the international community. Failed states generate destabilizing refugee flows, contribute to regional instability, damage prospects for economic development, and can become harbors for terrorists and other international criminal organizations. This course surveys the literature on state formation and collapse, with particular emphasis on causes and consequences, detailed examinations of individual cases, and the international community’s response. A case study approach will be employed, focusing on four states (possibilities include Rwanda, Somalia, Congo, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and other states should events warrant). By examining the various processes at work in failed states, the international response, and the tools for reconstruction, we will draw conclusions regarding the potential for early warning systems and appropriate policy remedies. Prerequisites: PLSC 140 or permission of instructor. Offered once every four semesters