Marian Simion
Marian Simion, 

Phd affiliate: Harvard University

Marian Gh. Simion, PhD, is a political scientist and a religious historian with a wide array of expertise ranging from social sciences and humanities to policymaking and management. He holds a PhD in international politics, policy, and law from Northeastern University in Boston(where he studied public policy and political leadership with Michael S. Dukakis, the former Governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic Nominee for President of the United States), and completed postdoctoral research at Harvard University in religion and diplomacy. Dr. Simion is a Cambridge University author and published several books including Research Methodology in Orthodox Peace Studies - University Textbook (Cluj–Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2016); Religion and Public Policy: Human Rights, Conflict and Ethics(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015); Just Peace: Orthodox Perspectives (Geneva: WCC Publications, 2012); Religion and Political Conflict: From Dialectics to Cross-Domain Charting (Montréal: Presses internationale polytechnique, 2011), and others. His teaching experience goes back for almost two decades both in the US and abroad. Most recently Dr. Simion taught courses on government at Harvard University, ethics at Boston College, research methods at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and economics and management at Fitchburg State University, and lectured around the world on international security, conflict resolution, and religious diplomacy in Romania, China, 

Korea, Syria, Germany, UK, South Africa, and others. As a practitioner, Dr. Simion has a strong experience in international conflict transformation, human rights, international public policy; working in countries such as North Korea, South Korea, China, Syria, Egypt, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and others. Currently, he splits his time on two continents working as a Field Education Supervisor and President of the Institute for Peace Studies in Eastern Christianity at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, as Visiting Professor at Fitchburg State University, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and as Associate Fellow at the University of Pretoria in South Africa