Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is Director of the Negotiation and Conflict Management graduate program and founding Co-Director of the Global Affairs and Human Security gradate program in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore.
Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is an Assistant Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore where he is Director of the Negotiation and Conflict Management graduate program and founding Co-Director of the Global Affairs and Human Security gradate program. Dr. Sheehan’s research focuses on the intersection of transnational terrorism, counterterrorism, and international conflict management. From 2007-2009 Professor Sheehan served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston in the John W. McCormack School of Policy Studies (Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution). A frequent speaker on U.S. counterterrorism efforts, Professor Sheehan has addressed diverse audiences from academic forums in Europe and at Harvard Law School to policymakers on Capitol Hill and the National Press Club. His research, based on terrorism incident data, examines the impact of preemptive force on terrorist activity and the implications for U.S. foreign policy and international human security. Dr. Sheehan has served as a subject matter expert and consultant on a range of international conflict issues and public policy matters.
Dr. Sheehan received his Ph.D. from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College with a major in Political Science and a concentration in International Peace and Conflict Studies. He studied post conflict stabilization and reconstruction in war-torn societies through the Peace Operations Policy Program at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy and the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland. Dr. Sheehan was trained in mediation at the Harvard Mediation Program.
Professor Sheehan previously taught in the International Studies Department at Bentley College and at Tufts University. He continues to serve on the visiting faculty at George Mason University’s graduate program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He also serves on the affiliate faculty of GMU’s graduate concentration in War and Military in Society. Professor Sheehan’s first book, When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash: The War on Terror and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity, was published in December 2007.
Dr. Sheehan’s articles have appeared in The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, United Press International, and in academic journals. His commentary has been broadcast on nationally syndicated radio programs and he has appeared on television around the world.
Dr. Sheehan resides in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Dr. Kerunne Ketlogetswe, a cardiologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.