Professor Emeritus JoAnn Aviel is a former chair of the IR Department and has taught IR 550 as well as courses on Latin America and International Organization. She is currently teaching IR 432 Model United Nations in the spring semester and is faculty advisor to the Model United Nations club. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Association of San Francisco and the Advisory Board of the National Model United Nations in New York.
She is a co-editor of The New Dynamics of Multilateralism (Westview Press, 2011) and of Multilateral Diplomacy and the United Nations Today (Westview Press, 2nd edition 2005). Other publications include “The Role of NGOs in El Salvador and Guatemala in Establishing the Rule of Law” in Subcontracting Peace: NGOs and Peacebuilding in a Dangerous World, (Ashgate, 2005) and “Nicaragua: Foreign Policy in the Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Age” Latin American and Caribbean Foreign Policy, (Roman & Littlefield, 2003).
She served as a Fulbright Professor in 2008 at the University of Piura, Peru, in 1999 at the University of Costa Rica and in 1984 at the Diplomatic Academy of Peru. She received her M.A., M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.