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Gitty Amini

Dr. Gitty Amini received her B.A. in 1991 from UCLA, her M.A. from Columbia University in 1998 and her Ph.D. in 2001 from UCLA. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at UCLA and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Monterey Institute of International Studies before coming to La Verne.  She teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics and methods. Her main interests are international security studies, international relations theory, game theory, and Middle Eastern and East Asian politics.  Among her publications are “North Korea and Vietnam,” and “Iran: The Failure of Economic Incentives and Disincentives,” in The New Great Power Coalition: Toward a World Concert of Nations (2001).  Professor Amini is the co-Director of the International Studies Institute.