Leah Carmichael


Lecturer, Department of International Affairs

Leah Carmichael is a lecturer in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in International Affairs from the University of Georgia and her B.A. from Guilford College. Dr. Carmichael’s research agenda focuses on food insecurity. Topics within this agenda include: improving upon existing measurements of food insecurity, examining what motivates leaders to address food insecurity issues within their states, studying which domestic and international policies effectively address food insecurity issues, understanding the origin and salience of the “right to food” noted in international law, and examining when and how food may serve as a weapon of war.

Education
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia 2014, International Affairs
  • M.A., University of Georgia 2009, International Affairs
  • B.A., Guilford College 2002, Political Science
Course Instruction
  •  1100 INTL Global Issues
  • 3200 INTL Introduction to International Relations
  • 3300 INTL Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • 4207(H) INTL Advanced Political Simulations
  • 4210 INTL International Law
  • 4430 INTL U.S. National Security Policy
Research Interests
  • Human Security (Food Security)