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Mark Rush

Waxberg Prof. of Politics and Law, Dir. Center for International Ed, Washington and Lee University

Mark Rush is the Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and Director of the Center for International Education. He has been with Washington and Lee since arriving in the summer of 1990 from Johns Hopkins where he received his Ph.D. He received his B.A. cum laude from Harvard.

Prof. Rush’s scholarly interests are diverse. He has written extensively on U.S. politics, Constitutional Law in the United States and Canada, elections and democracy around the world, and global affairs. His writings have been published in numerous scholarly journals and in media outlets such as The Hill, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Richmond Times and The Roanoke Times and NPR. From 2010-2013, he served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. His current scholarly work and interests include presidential powers over foreign affairs, separation of powers, international politics, judicial activism, elections and democratic reform, civic education, higher education and law, and law and technology.

State Expertise: National
Speaks: English, Spanish

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