Founded and directed by SPEC Alum Dr. Kelebogile Zvobgo, IJL brings together faculty and students from across the United States to conduct research on human rights, transitional justice, and international law and courts. IJL research has been published in leading, peer-reviewed social science journals such as the International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Human Rights, and International Journal of Transitional Justice.
Dr. Kelebogile Zvobgo
Dr. Kelebogile Zvobgo is an Assistant Professor of Government at William & Mary, a faculty affiliate at the Global Research Institute, and the founder and director of the International Justice Lab. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California, where she was Provost’s Fellow in the Social Sciences, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and a recipient of the 2021 USC Ph.D. Achievement Award. She received her B.A. in International Relations and French Language & Literature from Pomona College.
UCU Business Research Lab
Directed by SPEC Alum, Dr. Nicolás Albertoni, the Business Research Lab at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay is a UCU project in association with the Security and Political Economy Lab of the University of Southern California and the Competitiveness Program of the McDonough School of Global Business of Georgetown University.
Dr. Nicolás Albertoni received his Bachelor of International Business and Integration from the Catholic University of Uruguay, a Master’s in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Economics from the University of Southern California, a PhD in Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, and a Phd in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California. While at USC, Dr. Albertoni was the principal investigator for the trade policy project at the SPEC Lab. Dr. Albertoni is currently a professor in the business administration department at the Catholic University of Uruguay.