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Lisa A. Hall MacLeod, PhD

Professor of International Studies

Director of International Studies

Phone: 949-480-4049

Fax: 949-480-4263

Email: lmacleod@soka.edu

Academic Administration - Undergraduate Program Staff

Faculty - Full-Time

Education

  • Ph.D., Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver
  • M.Sc. Sociology, London School of Economics
  • M.A., Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver
  • B.A. International Relations and English, University of Southern California

Positions Held

  • 2002 - Present, Professor of International Studies, Soka University of America
  • 2000 - 2002, Instructor, United States Air Force Academy
  • 1998 - 2000, Instructor, University of Northern Colorado

Research Interests

  • The United Nations
  • Security Council Politics
  • United Nations Peace Operations
  • Human Rights
  • Norms and International Relations Theory

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (Forthcoming) “International Relations in the Pacific Basin: Boundary Disputes” in SUA’s Pacific Basin Textbook Project (forthcoming).
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (Forthcoming 2017) “China’s Security Council Engagement: The Impact of Normative and Causal Beliefs,” Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations.  
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (2007, Paperback Edition) Constructing Peace: Lessons from UN Peacebuilding Operations in El Salvador and Cambodia. Lexington Books: Lanham, MD.
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (2006, Hardcover Edition) Constructing Peace: Lessons from UN Peacebuilding Operations in El Salvador and Cambodia. Lexington Books: Lanham, MD.

 Conference Presentation

  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (October 9, 2015) “China, the Security Council and the Protection of Civilians,” Paper presented to the 2015 ISAC-ISSS Conference, October 8-10, 2015, Springfield, MA.
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (June 5, 2009) “China and UN Peace Operations: Shifting Conflict Transformation Paradigms?” Paper presented to The Academic Council on the United Nations System Annual Meeting, June 4-6, 2009, Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad.
  • MacLeod, Lisa a. Hall. (May 12, 2007) “China and UN Peace Operations: Shaping the Fourth Generation” Paper presented to the China Symposium, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo CA.
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (March 2006) International Donors, Peacebuilding and Democratic Transitions. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Political Science Association. Albuquerque, NM.
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (December 2002). UN Peacebuilding and the War on Terrorism. Paper presented to the Orange County Peacebuilders, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA.
  • Faber, Jim and Lisa A. Hall MacLeod. (August 2002). Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding and Nation-Building: An Assessment of Lessons Learned As We Look Forward to Likely Requests for International Assistance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association Annual, Boston, MA.
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (November 2000). From Military Observation to Peacebuilding: The Evolution of Norms Behind UN Responses to Civil Conflict. Paper presented at the Conference on Globalization and Security co-sponsored by Women in International Security and the International Studies Association, Denver, CO.
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (March 2000). The Social Construction of Legitimacy and the Resolution of Civil Conflict: El Salvador (A First Cut). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association/Southwest, Galveston, TX.
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (June 1999). Legitimacy, Conflict Resolution and Democracy in War-Torn Societies (The Democracy-Conflict Resolution Nexus). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academic Council of the United Nations System, New York City, NY.
  • Hall, Lisa A. (1996). Self-determination, Nationalism and the Democratic State: Why Democratic Institutions Cannot Solve the Nationalism Problem. Paper presented at the Conference on Democracy and Democratization, University of Denver, Denver, CO.

Invited Colloquia

  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. “Peacekeeping’s Fourth Generation” 2010 Distinguished Guest Lecture Series. April 2, 2010. Emeritus Institute, Saddleback College. Aliso Niguel, CA.
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. “UN Peace Operations” May 31, 2007. United Nations Association of Orange County, CA.
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. “Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace & Security Process: Operationalizing UN Security Council Resolution 1325” Working Conference Delegate. November 18-20, 2004. Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego.
  • MacLeod, Lisa A. Hall. (June 2001). The United Nations and Civil Conflict. Paper presented at the Women in International Security Summer Symposium, Washington, DC.

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Human Rights 
  • Introduction to Peace Studies
  • The United Nations and World Politics
  • International Law
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • The American Experience
  • Learning Cluster
  • Enduring Questions in Contemporary Context
  • Modes of Inquiry