Sean Duffy is a Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, Connecticut, in the United States of America. Since January of 2018, he has also served as the Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute. He holds degrees from Brown University (BA: Political Science), the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (MA: International Development), and Yale University (PhD: Political Science). Before beginning his doctoral program, he worked for three years as an Information Analyst at the U.S. Agency for International Development, in Washington, D.C. He teaches courses on foreign policy, international relations, international political economy, environmental politics and identity politics. His research and teaching interests include understanding the dynamics of conflict, peace processes, and reconciliation in divided societies.
At the Albert Schweitzer Institute, Professor Duffy has developed programs that involve students in local and global communities to address issues related to Schweitzer’s legacy in Environmental Sustainability, Human Health and Development, and Peace and Human Rights. In recent years, he has developed programming in the areas of Food Security, and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. Duffy works with the Hamden Food Security Task Force and has developed opportunities for students to engage in Food Recovery, Community Gardening, and sustainable living in the U.S., and related opportunities abroad. He co-chaired Quinnipiac’s Sustainability Planning Committee, which in 2020 wrote a sustainability plan for the University.